18 Dec

Real Feather Hair Extensions : They were fab, could have done with been longer

first_imgLovee these they are astounding amazing colours specially the purple and blue colors, actually good if your hunting for a minor pleasurable for your hair and effortless to apply :).Loves the color and previous a prolonged time.Real Feather Hair Extensions – Midnight Naturals (10 Feathers)Salon grade, real rooster feather hair extensions from Whiting & Metz3, 5, or 10 loose feathers with colours EXACTLY as pictured for each packEach Piece 8.5-13 inches longIncludes 10 micro rings + Application loop (You will need your own household pliers to crimp the rings)Application & Removal can be done at home in a matter of minutes, instructions includedLoves the color and previous a prolonged time.Amazing feathers, terrible beads. I set these feathers in my hair in november, and they have lasted really effectively thinking about i wash and blow dry my hair each day. I took them out today at function (i am a hairdresser) and it took two of us 50 percent an hour to eliminate six. The beads, even though quite potent, do not clear away well, as an alternative of bending into an o from flat, they fold and crumble trapping the hair additional, and the paint flakes away, resulting in a incredibly sore head and broken hair.The feathers them selves are superb quality, but the beads are dreadful high-quality and i will never be employing those yet again, i will use a diverse band bead future time.Seems quite very in my hair and design and style.Real Feather Hair Extensions – Midnight Naturals (10 Feathers) : They were fab, could have done with been longer. They were fab, could have done with been longer though and only found the one length on web site. They ended up fab, could have done with been more time. They ended up fab, could have finished with been lengthier though and only uncovered the one size on world wide web internet site.Lovee these they are astounding amazing colours specially the purple and blue colors, actually good if your hunting for a minor pleasurable for your hair and effortless to apply :).Seems quite very in my hair and design and style.last_img read more

17 Dec

We’re getting the band back together! — The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgThe Tin Pan Alley. Stroll in and join the band! Photo by geocacher SUEpriseGeocache Name:The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2.5/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Musicians and geocachers share quite a few traits. Namely, when they get together, amazing things can happen. One geocache maker has set out to prove this idea by creating one giant geocacher-powered band. And where better to recruit musicians than London’s Denmark street? This famous place is also known as the British Tin Pan Alley. Artists like Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols all have ties to this area. Whether or not the band will be headlining any tours or festivals this year has yet to be decided, but one thing is for sure: between the electric triangle players, backup singers, guitarists, cellists and percussionists, this band is going to top the charts for sure.# of Finds:2025# of Favorite Points:776What the geocache owner, goldpot, has to say:“I read every single log (which is almost daily!) and it gives me a great uplifting feeling to read them knowing that I have made so many geocachers happy and given them a geocache of a difference in such an urban location. As for the Favorite Points – totally amazed with the shear numbers  – go to show, the most simplest geocache, can create the greatest awards!The best geocaches are those which surprises us geocachers, either by it’s location, history, scenery, challenges or the geocache originality – get them all and they’ll clock up the geocache Favorite Points!”What geocachers are saying:“What an amazing cache. A must if passing this location. gets a favourite.” – Pebbles&Co“This is a wonderful cache and a definite favourite. Never seen one like this before and it’s excellent TFTC” – Tangled two“Brilliant idea for a cache, first time I’ve seen one like this but worked out straight away what I needed to spot… and after a couple of minutes there it was! Thanks for the cache, this one gets the favourite point for the evening. Add another bass player to the band!” – BandMandAandARead More LogsPhotos:The band so far! Photo by geocacher OllivierA few of the band members. Photo by geocacher SelmiceIf you’re ready to start rocking, you can pick up a guitar next door. Photo by geocacher PiRad-lerSee More PhotosIf you had to pick a theme song for your geocaching career, what would it be? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnother one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Don’t forget to bring proper headwear. – Head Case (GC2TD8M) – Geocache of the WeekMay 15, 2013In “Community”Top Five Tips for Creating a World-Class GeocacheJuly 11, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”last_img read more

16 Dec

A Failure That Stalls the Certification of Many Energy Star Homes

first_imgHow we measure bath fan flow ratesThe photo below shows Andrew Woodruff of Building Performance Engineering in Boone, NC using the exhaust fan flow meter from the Energy Conservatory. We use the same device, as do many HERS raters. You just hold it over the fan with the fan turned on and measure the pressure difference with a manometer. The range of exhaust flow rates it measures is from 10 to 124 cfm with an accuracy of ±10%. They’re quick, easy to use, much less expensive than a flow hood, and way lighter than a powered flow hood. The little hitch that snaresOne of the requirements in Energy Star Version 3 is that bath fans have to be able to exhaust at least 50 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air. It’s got to be measured by a HERS rater as one step among many in the required commissioning process. Many builders going for Energy Star have learned that fans rated at 50 cfm generally don’t cut it. This particular Habitat affiliate, as a result of early failures, made the decision to install fans rated at 110 cfm in all their homes.Should be pretty easy to hit 50 cfm with a 110 cfm fan, right? No, not necessarily.Jeffrey tested 9 fans, all rated at 110 cfm. Want to guess how many passed on the first try? Well, the actual number was five. That’s right. Only five out of nine fans passed. RELATED ARTICLES Bathroom Exhaust FansResidential CommissioningCommissioningIs Your Ventilation System Working?Simple Methods for Measuring Air FlowDesigning a Good Ventilation SystemDuct Leakage TestingHow to Track Down Leaks in Forced-Air DuctworkQ&A: Balancing an HRV And even their results weren’t stellar. None of them even hit 100 cfm. One barely made it across the finish line with 51 cfm. The other four were between 51 and 85 cfm.And the four losers? Their exhaust flow rates were 30, 45, 45, and 46 cfm. Did I mention that the fans were rated for 110 cfm? Those four fans couldn’t even get 45% of their rated air flow! If you’re a builder, HERS rater, or HVAC contractor working on Energy Star homes, what kind of failure rates are you seeing on bath fan exhaust flow rates? Let me tell you a little story about the day that Jeffrey went to test several Habitat for Humanity houses that are going for certification in the Energy Star new homes program (the one in the photo here was not one of them). This was a couple of weeks ago, but I wrote down the numbers he told me because I think you may be somewhat surprised.This isn’t an issue unique to Habitat, though. If you’ve done the kind of testing required for Version 3 of the Energy Star program, you’ve likely seen similar numbers for the failures I’m about to describe.center_img Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. How to pass on the first attemptThese Habitat builders have modified their processes to ensure they get their homes certified, but they’re still working on some of the details. Here’s the full solution:Use a higher capacity fan. You shouldn’t count on getting 50 cfm out of a 50 cfm fan, but I don’t think you need to go all the way to 110. A fan rated for 80 cfm should be fine.Install the housing with the duct port facing the right direction. It’s amazing how often I see them installed so that the duct has to make an immediate 180 degree turn.Shorten the duct runs. Don’t run the duct all the way across the attic. Try to keep the duct length to less than 10 feet.Upsize the duct. Go with a 6-inch duct rather than 4-inch.Use hardpipe or install flex perfectly. Poorly installed flex can zap the oomph right out the air.Make sure the damper in the fan is operating properly. Sometimes a screw prevents it from opening or the installer neglects to remove a piece of tape from the factory.Make sure the wall cap or roof vent is operating properly. Sometimes those dampers stick, or get screwed or painted shut.The third photo below shows a bath fan installed so that it does almost all those things and should have no trouble passing the air flow test. It does have one little issue: the crimp where it goes across the first 2×4. Jeffrey tested this house last week, and it came in at over 100 cfm, though, so it was fine.If you’re doing work on Energy Star homes, it’s good to keep these things in mind. Jeffrey doesn’t like to go back out for reinspections, and your HERS rater probably doesn’t either.last_img read more

28 Nov

Gilas battles China

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “I’ve always believed that the best way to prepare for a game is to completely be in the present,” Reyes said in the report. “It’s the now that’s going to be important.”The Filipinos hope to use speed to offset China’s edge in size, with Gilas having a fleet-footed backcourt led by Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo.Save for the absence of Blatche and Fajardo, the Philippines is being represented by possibly the best team it could cull, unlike the Chinese and Iran, who are saving their best players for the World Cup Qualifying starting in November.Gilas and China are bracketed with Iraq and Qatar in Group B and to keep on playing, would need to win at least once in the first round.Each group topnotcher will automatically make it to the quarterfinals, while Nos. 2 and 3 will advance to a qualifying round for the quarters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Christian Standhardinger has taken over the place of Blatche on short notice, and there will be a lot that the6-foot-8 Filipino-German would need to do in order to make Gilas competitive in the continental championship.The Philippines finished second in the last two editions of the Fiba Asia, the first happening in 2013 in Manila and two years ago in Changsha, Hunan province in China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIran won the 2013 event, while the Chinese literally maximized homecourt edge two years later to beat the Filipinos in a close contest.Coach Chot Reyes doesn’t want his players to be thinking about that for this game, but was quoted as saying by a TV5 report that “it’s human nature,” for players to recall what happened then.center_img DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Key game up for national squad Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA Gilas Pilipinas side that is definitely wanting in size gets its Fiba Asia Cup bid going, clashing with defending titlist China Wednesday at Mouhad Nawfai Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon.With Andray Blatche refusing to go and June Mar Fajardo injured, the Filipinos are the definite underdogs in their 6:30 p.m. (Manila time) clash with the Chinese, who had taken just four players from their team that played in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Oympics but still loom as one of the teams to beat in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more