Creating a Bedroom that Will Send you off to Sleep

There are lots of things that you can do to improve your sleep at night. Having a bedtime routine that you follow every night is something that can help your brain to switch off ready for bed. It also helps to make sure that you have a room that is suitable for relaxing in – making sure that the temperature is right and that you are not sleeping in a cluttered environment both help you to sleep more soundly.

Changing Your Goggles Lens: An Easy Tutorial

Goggles are one of the most important parts of your swimming gear. They protect your eyes from water and debris, so it’s important to keep them clean and replace lenses when necessary. Changing the lens on your goggles is easy. But if you’re not careful, it can also be dangerous! Replacing ray ban lenses is something you can do at home, but it’s important to be safe. Here’s how you can replace the lens on your goggles safely.

Valentine Home Decor: Infallibly Romantic Tips

Now that February 14 is just around the corner, surely you are thinking of an ideal Valentine’s gift with which to surprise your partner. A unique detail with which to make her fall in love. Well, in our new post, we want to help you create a unique environment. Keep reading and discover great ideas for home decoration for Valentine’s Day. Your home will be a most romantic love nest!

How are metals affected by the weather

Metal is used in numerous items that we use in our everyday life. Some of these items are contained within our homes such as electrical appliances, cutlery and other items. In other cases the metal is used in items that are used outdoors. Metal can be used in lots of different environments but in some cases there is the need for a Plasma Spray like the ones used by to ensure that the metal is not compromised in extremes of weather. Here are some of the elements of weather that can affect metal.

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Moisture – wet and humid environments can cause metals to rust much easier than when the weather is hot and dry. This is due to the moisture content in the water. Rust is formed when corrosion takes place. This is a chemical reaction that occurs when oxygen, water and metal. There are some metals that are more prone to rust and corrosion than others. Copper is a metal that is not affected by rust as it creates a patina on its exterior that protects it from the chemical reaction that occurs. This is why copper is used in plumbing and central heating pipes, as well as in electrical wiring.

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Winter – colder temperatures slow down the effects of rusting, but when there is lots of icy and snow around the local councils will send out gritters to put a salt and grit mixture on the roads. It is this salt that will then accelerate the chemical reaction of corrosion to take place. It is therefore important that you regularly wipe your car down when you have been driving on gritted roads. Be careful not to rub the grit into your paintwork as this will cause further damage to occur. The best way to remove it is with water and then a gentle cloth.

Temperature – heat affects the way that metal rusts and it can cause corrosion to occur at a quicker rate. The higher the temperature, the faster that corrosion takes place. The melting point of the metal will have an impact on what temperature that corrosion will start to take place. As a result of the impact temperature has on metal, rust takes place more often in summer than it does in winter.

Crafts to try in 2023

As we enter into a new year people start to look at  new hobbies they can try or new challenges that they set themselves. When it comes to looking at crafts that you might want to try in 2023 there are a number of popular ones that people come back to time and time again. Here are just a few of them to look at and decide whether you want to give them a go.

What is isopropyl alcohol and what is it used for?

Isopropyl alcohol, also called isopropanol, is used for different purposes, the most common being those related to cleaning and disinfection. But these are not the only uses for isopropyl alcohol, since it is a product with numerous applications also in the industrial field. Something that you should keep in mind when using this alcohol is that it is a flammable product, so it is essential to use it carefully.

Different types of metal and their uses

There are over twenty different types of metal, and each type could have a different use, depending on its strength and durability. The definition of a metal is a mined material that when polished, conducts heat and electricity well, has a lustrous appearance and is malleable.  Let’s start with some of the more familiar names of metal, such as Stainless steel, Aluminium, Iron, Bronze, Tin, Silver, and Gold.  Stainless steel is used for lots of different things and is quite pliable and depending on its composition, rust proof too.  A Metal Meter Box for example could be made of Stainless steel and can be supplied by a professional company such as, so if your old plastic box needs replacing don’t hesitate to search their website to order a new more sturdy one. Aluminium is extremely lightweight, ductile, and is the Earth’s third most abundant element and one that has a high resistance to corrosion. Probably the most well-known usage of Aluminium is for household tinfoil that can be used to protect food from extremely high temperatures when cooking.

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Iron is considered to be the most common element on the Earth by mass, it is a ferrous metal, which means it is likely to corrode but it does have strong magnetic properties and conducts electricity and heat very well. Bronze is an alloy of copper but also contains tin, (unlike zinc), it is harder than wrought iron and therefore makes good tools because of its machinability, ductility and strength. One of the softest metals is Tin, it is often used as an alloying element to make other metals such as Bronze and has a distinctive silvery lustre and yellowish colour.  It is quite a rare element even though it forms naturally, tin is often used in the food industry because it is water resistant and is also used as a top layer (Tin Plating) on other metals.  Tin is also used to make costume jewellery and can be cleverly crafted into toys or models and painted.

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Personally, I love Silver but if not looked after properly it can tarnish, it is easy to mould and shape into plain rings, intricate necklaces or more chunky, solid identity bracelets. Pure Gold, (24Carats) is very valuable and because it is malleable it is another metal favoured for making jewellery such as wedding rings, necklaces, watches and bracelets.

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