A Guide to Sheet Metal Employment

If you are interested in engineering and hands-on work, a job as a sheet metal worker could be the right fit for you. However, before you start taking steps to getting an education to do the job, you should know what is involved in the position. Position Description Typically sheet metal workers work on installing products with thin metal sheets. The duties would include a variety of the following: Installing metal sheets for frameworks Fastening seams using welding, bolting, and soldering Altering parts at a construction site Marking dimensions on the metal sheets Installing ducts for heating and ventilation Ensuring HVAC systems are properly working with the metal You will need to be physically strong as you will be required to constantly be on your feet and moving. Read More 

Culvert installation | Tips to know when working with culvert in your driveway

Culvert pipes are a good consideration if you're thinking of draining water away from your property. They can help guard against erosion and flooding, and one common place they are installed is in the driveway, especially if there's a small stream crisscrossing the path of your driveway. That way, you'd protect your driveway from the eroding effects of the stream and not interfere with its flow. However, you need to be careful when installing them, since poor installation can damage your driveway. Read More 

Why You Should Keep Your Distance During Electropolishing

Electropolishing refers to the use of a chemical solution and an electrical current to create a smooth finish on the surface of a fabricated product. That process may pose some safety risks to a bystander. This article discusses some of the risks that you can avoid by maintaining a safe distance as your custom car parts are being electropolished. Risk of Exposure to the Solution The electrolyte solution used during electropolishing is acidic and corrosive. Read More 

Five Signs You Need to Replace the Gaskets on Your Circulator Pump

If you have a circulator pump circulating gases, liquids or other materials in your factory, you need to ensure the pump's gaskets stay in a state of good repair, so that leaks or other damage doesn't occur. Wondering if your pump needs some new gaskets? Here are some signs that it does: 1. Water is coming out of the weep holes. Circulator pumps, as well as some other types of pumps, have weep holes in them. Read More 

What you should know about insulated roof panels

If you are looking for a new roofing system for your commercial building, you might want to think about insulated roof panels. These are metal panels made with insulated materials, so that you can keep the inside building cooler and not use your HVAC system quite as much. Here are some things to know about these types of roofing panels. There Are Many Options Available Like other types of metal roofing materials, the insulated panels come in a variety of styles, sizes, and thicknesses. Read More