Tuesday, May 31, 2011

French Square Glass Jars

Another nice style of glass jars is when they are square. Not only do they look nice and compact, they also save a lot of space in the shelf. Like these French Square Glass Jars. With an opening bigger than the Boston Round Bottles, you can store more different things in it. From grains to marshmallows, it is easier to fit them inside the square jars. Choices come in sizes of 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz. These jars work perfectly for both business’ packaging and normal household. Check them out now.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Economical Solar Light out of 2 Gallon Bottle

Here is something very interesting that can come out of a water-filled 2 gallon bottle and 2 lids full of water: a solar light. The method is very simple, just fill up a 2 gallon bottle with clean water, 2 lids full of bleach  and a camera film dispenser to protect the lid from the sun, then attach it to the ceiling/roof. No switch needed, and the room - especially the one that has very limited windows for the sunlight to get in - will be lighted at the day time when the sun shines. The electrical light bulb is still needed for night time use, but this method will definitely save a lot of electricity energy (and bills) since you don't need to work the electrical bulb the whole day!

Check out this video.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Boston Round Glass Bottles

Boston round glass bottles is perfect for storing liquids and powders. So if you are in the business of producing and distributing chemicals, flavor extracts and powders, you will most likely want to consider these Boston round glass bottles.

The bottles are available in flint and amber colors. Designed with narrow neck for easy pouring, the Boston round glass bottles will keep your products pure and secure inside. Choices also vary depending on the sizes; from 1 oz to 32 oz.

Below are the links to the Boston round glass bottles based on their sizes.

·         1 oz Boston round glass bottles, in 108 case pack
·         2 oz Boston round glass bottles, in 72 case pack
·         4 oz Boston round glass bottles, in 40 case pack
·         8 oz Boston round glass bottles, in 27 case pack
·         16 oz Boston round glass bottles, in case of 12
·         32 oz Boston round glass bottles, in case of 12

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Multiple Creative Uses of Buckets

We took a look around people’s blogs and found these very interesting creative uses of buckets in everyday’s life. Check them out.

4 gallon square bucket bike panniers
Credit: Beekins (click on the links below)
Beekins has this handy and absolutely useful idea of making his own bike panniers from 4 gallon square buckets. Check out his instructables here.

Personalized treat buckets
Credit: Brown Paper Packages(click on the link below)
Kierste has this idea of decorating buckets very, very beautifully so that they can be used as treat buckets. Nice!

5 gallon bucket infrastructure
Credit: waldeneffect.org
Making infrastructure out of 5 gallon buckets? Why not? Check out Mark and Anna’s projects here.

A bucket a room organization
Credit: Katiebrownblog.com
Katie Brown loves being organized! And she thinks that equipping a bucket of tools in every room makes it easier for her to keep things clean and organized. Click here to read her post.

They are great ideas, right? Now have you done your best effort in putting good use of your buckets? Do share here if you do. If not, then perhaps it is a good time to start it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Straight Sided Glass Jars

Feel like jars with a twist? Why not choose straight sided jars? Uniquely shaped, the clear glass jars are able to give characteristics to the products you are selling. Or perhaps you want to add an unusual accent to the decoration of your house? The straight-sided glass jars are pretty as flower vases, bathroom containers etc. (more on decorative glass jars, read here).

The straight-sided glass jars are available in various sizes; i.e. 1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz, and 32 oz. Sold in competitive prices, these jars are perfect for industry or homeowners. Contact us for further assistance. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Decorative Glass Jars

What can you do with your glass jars today? It is true that their primary function is to contain something – liquid or solid – but you can also maximize the use to decorative function. Below are some ideas.

Candle Holder Jars
You can fill in your glass seethrough jars with stones and candles and lighten up your living room with them. They don't need to be expensive, they just need to be tasteful. And these are pretty tasteful for a modern room.


Bathroom Containers
Cotton buds, soap bars, etc. can be stored in nice flint jars and placed in your bathroom as an added value of beauty. Not only can you get organized by doing this, the bathroom also looks nicer with these jars.


Vases
Clear bigger jars also make great vases. Just put enough water in them and stack some flowers or leaves to accentuate your room.


Children's Stationary Jars
Aren't we sometimes tired to see all the crayons and art tools of the kids lying around on the floor? It is time to make use of those empty jars. Gather the color pencils and other kids small stuffs and put them in a clear jar. No labeling needed as the kids can easily see through what is stored inside. Easy organization and easy for the eyes.


There are many ways jars can act as containers as well as decorations. Those examples above are some of it. So what have you done to your jars today to beautify your house?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Economy Glass Jars

If you own a small business that sells products that need to be contained in jars; like marmalade, jams, cookies, cosmetic products and so on, you might want to check this nice deal of Economy Glass Jars. Or do you need simple inexpensive jars to contain your kitchen ingredients? The jars can also be the answer.

These clear jars are a great choice when you need to have your home and office organized. They are especially a better choice for small businesses that require clear jars to contain their products as well as to display what is inside. With a wide opening in each jar, filling the jar will be an easy matter. This type of economy glass jars is available in different sizes; namely:
·         4 oz economy glass jars, in 24 case pack
·         8 oz economy glass jars, in 12 case pack
·         16 oz economy glass jars, in 24 case pack
·         32 oz economy glass jars, in 12 case pack
·         128 oz economy glass jars, in 4 case pack

Not a bad deal at all, aren’t they? If you are interested, you are welcome to contact Bay Tec’s sales representative at 888-460-3786.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paint Can Overseals

When it’s the time for you to ship your goods stored in paint cans, you will most likely need paint can overseals. Paint can overseals help transport your goods, hazardous or not, to each destination safely.

These armlok paint can overseals work well with all Bay Tec paint cans as well as most cans from other suppliers. The overseals are designed, tested and passed the UN hydrostatic pressure test of 95 kpa. They are made of precision molded HDPE, which is easily installed with a mallet or paint can closer.

The paint cans conform the 49 CFR and meet UPS, USPS requirements. Coming in 100 case pack, available choices are overseals for ½ pint paint can, 1 pint paint can, 1 quart paint can, and 1 gallon paint can.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cheaper System of Doing Earthbox Gardening with 5 Gallon Buckets

Some of you might have already known how Earthbox gardening is very effective to successfully grow vegetables and other types of plants. However, the smart system comes with a cost. Here is a cheaper alternative to do gardening similar to Earthbox system with only 2 gallon buckets.

You will need:
·         2 pieces of 5 gallon buckets
·         Nail and hammer
·         Saw
·         A plastic coffee cup
·         A cheap pipe
·         A garbage plastic bag
·         Good potting soil
·         A bag of fertilizer
·         Seeds
·         Water

Instructions:
  1. Leave one bucket intact as it is. The other bucket you need to make one hole in the center of the bottom of the bucket that fits the plastic coffee cup and another hole at one edge of the pail that fits the pipe. Then make little holes to fill the rest of the empty spaces of the pail’s bottom.
  2. Cut one straight vertical line on the plastic coffee cup.
  3. Put the bucket with the holes on top of the bucket that is intact. This will leave some inches room at the bottom of the intact pail. That’s the water reservoir.
  4. Pour enough water just to get into the reservoir.
  5. Then place the plastic cup and the pipe into their respective holes.
  6. Fill the pail with the potting soil.
  7. On top of it, pour fertilizer around the pail; but leave the middle part untouched. This is the only time you fertilize during the whole season.
  8. Grab your garbage plastic bag and cover the top of the bucket with it. Fasten it to the pail by tying it with a rope. The garbage bag functions to prevent weed seeds from coming into the soil.
  9. Make an X incision in the middle of the plastic bag for the baby plant you get from the nursery (or the seed) to get through.
  10. Plant the seed/baby plant.

That’s it. This system works well because your small garden won’t have too much or too little water, thanks to the reservoir. The closed system will also benefit to the weed-free garden for your plant.

Other tip: you don’t want to use your backyard soil. Such soil has already had bacterial weed seeds and other elements that are not favorable for your plants.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Paint Cans and Pails

More varieties of paint cans and pails are offered in this section. Made of the finest quality of tin-coated steel, these cans and pails are great to contain paint, varnish and lacquer. Choices are also extended to unlined and epoxy-lined cans and pails for sensitive products.

The cans and pails are leak proof. They are constructed with double seam to ensure that the content is safely contained. If you are to fill the cans or pails with chemicals like latex paints or other water-base products, you are recommended to take the ones with gray epoxy lining. They will handle these products better.

Below are the complete list of the choices of paint cans and pails. The pails have wire bail handle with mounting ears while the cans don’t. But the cans are equipped with friction top lids.

Unlined Cans and Pails:

Epoxy-Lined Cans and Pails:

If you need assistance or recommendation, call us at 888-460-3786.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cylinder Gardening with 5 Gallon Buckets

There are so many ways to do gardening without spending a lot of money or care. Cylinder gardening with 5 gallon buckets is one of them. What is cylinder gardening?

Cylinder gardening is a type of gardening using cylinder as pot and cardboard as the base. The cylinders are obtained from sawing one 5 gallon bucket in half. The bottom of the bucket should be removed as it needs to be in touch with the cardboard. Then what you need to do is to fill the cylinders with good potting soil, place them on top of the cardboards under an open space with a lot of sunlight.

There are a number of advantages that you can get from cylinder gardening. For one, this type of gardening is low cost. All you need is a 5 gallon bucket that you no longer use, saw it into two and remove the bottom, and you already have two pots for your plants. Cylinder gardening is also low maintenance. With good fertilized potting soil and less or no contact with the ground soil where weeds can easily grow, cylinder gardening hardly takes much of your attention in the possibility of the plants catching diseases. It is also portable and suitable for houses with small spaces or no garden space at all. After you harvest the products of your plants, you can still reuse the cylinders to plant more tomatoes or whatever seeds you like. What you need to do is just to water the plants every day and it should be fine.

In some places, this cylinder gardening has been introduced to young kids. They can learn and experience firsthand gardening from planting seeds to harvesting their own products. And all they need to have is some cheap 5 gallon buckets. Amazing, right?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Forkliftable Heavy Duty Work Platform

When you need to perform elevated maintenance chores, you may want to look at the forkliftable heavy duty work platforms. Constructed of heavy duty steel material, the platforms are able to take up to 1,000 lbs capacity. Safety is the highest concern when these platforms are designed and they meet the requirements of the US Occupational, Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

The forkliftable heavy duty work platforms consist of 4-inch kick plate that surrounds a non-skid 11-gauge diamond plate floor. To protect workers from the gears and chains of the forklift mast, 42" high removable side rails and a mesh back are installed on the platforms.

There are a few different options that you can choose from these forklifable heavy duty steel platforms. Some are distinguished by the dimensions of the steel platform, as listed below:
1.       36" W x 36" D x 42" H
2.       36" W x 48" D x 42" H
3.       40" W x 48" D x 42" H
4.       60" W x 40" D x 42" H

And there are also forkliftable heavy duty work platform with back riser option, with hinged door option, and with tool tray option. Which one is best for the type of job you and your colleagues are doing? Only you know. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact our representative at 888-460-3786.

Monday, May 16, 2011

5 Gallon Buckets in the Garage

Let’s find more uses of 5 gallon buckets. We think the garage is a great place where the pails could be used a lot.

As a container for the soap + water solution to wash your car
Fill a 5 gallon pail with some soap and water, and wash your car, bicycle, etc. on a beautiful Sunday morning.

As a container for coiled garden hose
Don’t leave the long coiled hose lying around everywhere or hung to dust. Just stack it inside a 5 gallon bucket and close the lid. It will stay clean and organized there.

As a garbage can
Put it in the corner of the garage and use it as a garbage can.

As a tool container
Store the tools based on their uses. Paint tools in one pail, car tools on the other, etc.

As a container for cleaning supplies
Soap, baking soda, spray bottles, rubber gloves, fresh sponges, brushes, microfiber clothes, etc. go to one bucket. Simply take the bucket with you when you do your cleaning chores, and return it to the garage when you are done.

You see how versatile 5 gallon buckets are ? At home, at the office, in the garden, at the outdoor camp site or wherever it is, the buckets can always be useful. Don’t throw them away as soon as you’re done with them. Reuse them for those purposes for a better maintained house and life.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

One Gallon Plastic Paint Can

Is your business dealing with paint or other products that are associated with it? Then you might need plastic paint cans for your packaging. In this blog post, we are going to talk about one gallon black plastic can, sold in 100 case pack.

The said paint can is made of polypropylene with incorporated metal ring. Each can includes ears for possibility of installing handle. The lid is also lined to make it possible to contain water-based products without fear of spilling it. This 1 gallon plastic can is recyclable, so you can be rest assured that you're not going to add more complication to the present environment problems.

Optional plastic ring, lid metal plug, and metal bail are sold separately. Plastic ring will help you properly seal cans when shipping. For more information about 1 gallon plastic paint can and its accessories, contact us at sales@baytec.net or call 888-460-3786 for assistance.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to Make Your Own Cat Feeder from 5 Gallon Buckets


Do you have cats at home? Do you sometimes find it hard to find the right, consistent time to feed your cat everyday due to your busy life? Then this trick might help you in a great deal. Have a gravity cat feeder to store dry cat foods in your kitchen. This way your cat will be able to feed himself whenever he needs to eat. Making a cat feeder is an easy and cheap thing to do. All you need is two pieces of 5 gallon buckets and a knife to make the holes in the buckets.

Before we continue, you should note that this cat feeding technique is best for cats that already know how to maintain his own weight. If your cat is prone to overfeeding himself, the free flow cat feeder is obviously not a good idea.

Materials needed:
·         2 pieces of 5 gallon buckets; food grade
·         1 piece of 5 gallon pail lid
·         A knife that's able to cut through heavy duty plastic buckets

Instructions:
  1. We will concentrate on the first bucket. This first bucket is going to be the bucket where the cat is going to get his food. 1 inch from the bottom of the pail, make a rectangle cut with the dimension of 4 x 1 ½ in.
  2. On the second bucket, let's make a circle hole at the bottom of the bucket. The second pail will be placed on top of the first one and this is where you will pour the dry cat food. The food will go through the hole at the bottom to the first pail. Why do we need to have two buckets? Because if you only use one, there is a good chance the food will go all over the floor because of the gravity pressure. The second bucket prevents that to happen.
  3. Place the two buckets on top of each other (the first bucket is under the second one) and make sure they fit perfectly snuggly.
  4. Fill the top bucket with the dry cat food.
  5. Close the lid.

Easy, right? This way you don't have to feed your cat every day. In fact, with the size of the pails, you can probably check the supply of the cat foods only every two months or so. So let's go make a cat feeder from 5 gallon pails!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Food Service and Restock Carts

If you need a versatile, multi-function cart, you may want to take a look at this Food Service and Restock Cart. The cart is highly useful in performing varieties of duties. You can use it as a stocking cart, a turndown cart, a self-serving food kiosk, or a mobile beverage server. This can also be used in any type of facility.

The food service and restock carts are constructed from commercial-grade mold. They have non-marking wheels, which are especially best to use on smooth surfaces. The carts can hold goods with maximum capacity of 200 lbs and are available in black, off white, platinum and red colors.

To order this item, simply click here or call us (888-460-3786) for assistance. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Scrapbucket

Do you like keeping valuable memories but you simply don't have time (or you enjoy your good life too much) to make a scrapbook to keep those memories alive? Here is a great new idea: use a SCRAPBUCKET instead.

Never heard about scrapbuckets? Perhaps many others haven't either. This is an awesome idea for busy (or lazy) people who hate throwing memories away but could simply not have the time or the willing to start scrapbooking; leave alone decorating the scrapbooks.

All you need to have is a bucket. It can be a round bucket. It can be a square bucket. It can be 5 gallon, 2 gallon or even 13 gallon bucket. Choose the size of the pail based on your needs.

The next thing you have to do is to fill the pail in every time you collect something that is memorable to you. Perhaps the movie ticket you just watched with your new fling. Or the corsage you wore at your daughter's wedding. Obviously the advantage of a scrapbucket is that it can hold bigger things than just piece of paper or photograph.

If you will, you can also add a label or a tag with each memorable thing you are storing inside the scrapbucket with a date written on it. That way you won't lose track of time.

So how does it sound? Awesome, right? Get your scrapbucket now by buying one and only thing – a bucket.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Using Bucket Opening Tools on 5 Gallon Buckets and Other Pails

There are several ways to open a 5 gallon bucket. We have the simplest method from simply using a screwdriver to pry the 5 gallon bucket lid open. And we also have the easier methods using tools that are designed specifically to open pails. Since using a screwdriver is a harder way to do that and it is also more dangerous for you to injure yourself before you even manage to open the pail, let's check out these bucket opening tools below.

Pail Lid Remover
The pail lid remover makes life easier when it comes to opening a tight seal of plastic 5 gallon bucket. This is simple to use and it is far from expensive to buy. With only less than 10 dollars to spend for this useful tool, you'll save your time to open the tricky bit of 5 gallon pails. You can view it in the video demonstrated below.




Steel and Plastic Lid Remover
What if you have to open steel pails? The above plastic lid remover can't do this job. This pail lid remover as shown on the left handles both steel and plastic pails. With solid steel construction, the pail lid remover manages to open pails made of both steel and plastic. The end hook opens steel pail lugs and the opposite reseals lugs. It also has a cutter for plastic pail lids and side tong to pry them off. Only slightly more expensive at $24.95 each, you can have this one tool for every pail opening job. Check it out here.

3 in 1 Pail Opener
For more difficult buckets, you might need 3 in 1 pail opener. Some buckets are sealed too tight they are almost impossible to open. Those UN rated pails are some of them. With this 3 and 1 pail opener, you can remove the lid easily as it is able to cut, lift and reseal pail lids. And even though the act of cutting may be required, it won't damage the cover gasket so you can still use the lid to close the pail again. This handy pail opener is made of cast aluminum and is available for purchase for under $50.

4 in 1 Bucket Tool
Then we have 4 in 1 bucket tool that can do everything the other pail openers do. This versatile tool opens plastic pails, steel pails and paint cans. And not only able to open pails and cans, the pocket-size tool can also seal paint can lids back! It's small and lightweight. And it costs less than 7 bucks. If you need to open regular pails (not UN rated ones) a lot, then you might need this 4 in 1 bucket tool.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Triple Trolley

When you have to deal with heavy loads in different container sizes and shapes, mere dollies might not be useful enough for you. In this case, trolleys or trucks work better as they transport containers of various kinds. This triple trolley is no exception.

Made of strong structural foam deck that won't rust, dent, chip or peel, the said triple trolley is able to provide a long term service for your business. The platform surface is non skid, which prevents load shifting. And with the capacity of 500 lbs, the trolley with the dimension of 32 ½ x 20 ½ inches are perfect to efficiently handle and transport your large bulky loads. It has 4 wide non-marking casters consisting of two fixed and two swivel casters. The triple trolley also saves space, since the handle conveniently folds flat when not used, for storage or for use as a dolly.

With only $249.95, the triple trolley is too good of a bargain to pass. So check out this link and let us know if this could be for you.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Feature Link: Danny Lipford's Homemade Shoe Caddy from 5 Gallon Buckets

We did some browsing today, and look what we've found on the net? A new creativity of reusing 5 gallon buckets as a shoe caddy! TV Host Danny Lipford explains how 5 gallon or 6 gallon buckets can be recycled into a shoe caddy. This is a clever way of reusing your 5 gallon buckets at home that you no longer need. Just put it in the foyer or the porch and let the kids, and yourself, place your muddy shoes there before going inside the house. This will surely save a lot of money and support an environmental friendly act to reuse your things.

Watch out Danny Lipford's video here and see if you can make it yourself at home, too.



And this is the direct link to the guide of making your own shoe caddy out of 5 gallon pails.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Structural Foam Tilt Trucks Utility Duty ¾ Yard

There are quite some options when you want to buy a structural foam tilt truck. But these are the reasons why you should choose this Structural Foam Tilt Truck Utility Duty ¾ Yard.

Durable
It's heavy duty molded truck, ensuring it to be sturdy enough to hold 600 – 1000 lb capacity of medium to heavyweight goods.

Flexible
It easily fits through standard, commercial and elevator door as well as tight quarters.

Easy to maneuver
With unique and ergonomic steering wheel handle, the structural foam tilt truck is easy to control and steer.

Easy to clean
The truck requires low to no maintenance. It's super easy to clean and its non-marking wheels and casters reduce a lot of touch up cleaning.

Not only those advantages above, the truck's frameless unibody design is in accordance with USDA Meat and Poultry Equipment compliance. Is this structural foam tilt truck for you? Only you know it. Available in 2 capacities: 600 lb truck and 1000 lb truck.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Are 5 Gallon Buckets Airtight?

One of the visitors that landed in one of our 5 gallon buckets articles questioned the airtightness of 5 gallon buckets in his or her google search. So what's the answer to that?

It depends.

Some 5 gallon buckets have airtight lids and some others don't. There have been some occurrences where a 5 gallon pail with a lid on and full of contents falls over and guess what happens to the things stored inside? They are scattered everywhere.

So how do you know if a 5 gallon bucket is airtight or not? It's easy. You just have to check on the lid. Is it sealed positively and properly? You also need to see the thickness of the plastic that makes up the bucket and the lid. Thin buckets, even with an airtight lid, are prone to breakage when they fall. So consider to buy heavy duty 5 gallon buckets (90 mil) and forget about the thin cheap 70 mil buckets.

For the cover, we find that the gamma seal lids have the best positive seal and the easiest to use. Not only are they strong (made of BPA free HDPE), but they also fit different sizes of pails (3.5 gal, 5 gal, and 6 gallon buckets). So its versatility is unquestionable. It is also very, very easy to put on and off of a bucket. See the video below to see the demonstration.


So are your 5 gallon buckets airtight? 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Drum Inspection Mighty Light

This drum inspection mighty light is especially useful for drums with tight spaces. The light is designed to be compact but still powerful with its 15 watt fluorescent tube, which is protected by a shatter-proof plastic tube shield.  With choices of different cord styles and lengths, one of these drum inspection mighty lights in your work place will go a long way.

You won't miss this drum inspection mighty light. It's bright yellow in color and easy to locate. It also has a built-in hanging hook which makes it convenient for you to store. If your drum has a 2" bung opening, the light will easily get in as it actually measures 2-1/4".

Equipped with 35" cord reel, ballast and 3-wire pigtail cord from ballast to plug, you can choose whether you want coil cord or straight cord. Coil cord style drum light is available in 13' length cord, while straight cord style is available in two lengths; i.e. 25' and 50'. You can also opt a mighty light with 35' cord reel.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How to Use Square Pails in Hydroponic System

As we promised, today we are going to discuss about hydroponic gardening system and how to apply it at home in a low-cost way.

What you need to have:
  • 5 gallon square bucket (you can use the round bucket, but square pails are more efficient in hydroponic gardening since it saves space and you can put more pots). You can also choose a smaller or bigger bucket. Just suit it with your needs. The bucket will serve as the reservoir.
  • Utility knife
  • Styrofoam
  • Some net pots, to place the baby plants
  • Air pump, to give enough oxygen to the water system
  • Air stone
  • Air line
  • Pea gravel

What you need to do:
  1. Measure the inside of the bucket and take a note on the dimension.
  2. Draw the shape of the bucket with the said dimension (but ¼ inch smaller) on the Styrofoam and cut it. The Styrofoam should fit the inside of the bucket and should be able to sink as well to indicate the level of water in the reservoir.
  3. Decide how many net pots can fit the Styrofoam and the bucket. This depends on the size of your bucket and your net pots.
  4. Trace around the bottom of the net pots with a pen so that it draws (likely circle) shapes on the Styrofoam.
  5. Cut the circles with a knife.
  6. Make a small circle somewhere on the Styrofoam for the air line to get through.
  7. Connect the airline with the air stone on one end and the air pump on the other.
  8. Place the net pots through the holes of the Styrofoam.
  9. Fill the bucket with water+nutrient solution. It's very important that you choose good nutrient system that has macro nutrients that the plants will need to grow.
  10. Place one baby plant inside each net pot and fill it in with pea gravel so that the plant gets to stand steadily.
  11. Place the Styrofoam that has net pots attached to it and the air line going through the small hole you just make earlier.
  12. Place the hydroponic system where it gets ample amount of sunlight.
  13. Turn on the pump.

You will see the result that your plants are going rapidly in only just a week.
Good luck!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Start Recycling at Home

Did you know that of all wastes generated by Americans every day, only about 30 percent was recycled? The rest goes to the landfills – or unpermitted landfills for that matter – and some of them are burnt in the burnt barrels. So why don't we as individuals encourage better environment by starting the recycling process at home? No, we don't need to do the whole turning plastic bottles into plastic chair. It's not that complicated. But we can do simpler things like reusing plastic materials at home as far as they can be reused or placing and sorting different kinds of wastes in separate containers.

Use less plastic things than you normally do

Avoid using throwaway plastic eateries as much as you can. According to cleanair.org, Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times per year. This is strengthened with the fact that most American office workers use about 500 disposable coffee cups annually. And we haven't even counted the other plastic things, including plastic bags that make up the second most common things to fill the landfills.

The point is we need to start using less plastic things so that we don't contribute more damage to the environment. If you work in an office, take a glass cup or two from home that you can keep at the office. This way you won't have to use the coffee plastic cups anymore. It doesn't take more than a minute to wash your glass coffee cup every day. In exchange of the plastic shopping bags, why don't you bring your own shopping bags every time you go out shopping? There are some cute, foldable shopping bags that can fit in the ladies' small purse that you can obtain easily. Have one of these and carry it with you wherever you go. Then start saying no at the register of some shops when they offer you a plastic bag to contain your shopped goods.

Reuse the plastic stuffs as far as you can reuse them

Pretty sure you have plastic containers at home. They can be in the forms of food containers, square pails, 5 gallon buckets or even plastic drums. Try to reuse these as much as you can as they allow. Food containers can be reused to contain foods (don't mix the dedicated food containers with other things; once you use a food grade container to store non-food materials, you cannot use it to contain food anymore). The square pails and the 5 gallon buckets can be reused in so many different ways at home, at the office, in the garden or at the camp site. They can even be used creatively as gift baskets! So try as much as you can to reuse these plastic containers.

Recycle – sort organic and inorganic materials at home

This is the way that makes the recycling process much easier. It's when everyone participates in recycling as early and simply as sorting the organic and inorganic wastes at home.  It's really very easy to do. You just need to have two kinds of waste bins covered by waste bags. You can dedicate your square buckets or 5 gallon pails for this. Label the containers with their own respective "ORGANIC" and "INORGANIC" labels. Then for every rubbish you are about to throw away, put it in the right labeled containers. Food wastes, vegetable wastes, non-veg wastes, kitchen wastes etc. should be put in the organic trash bin. This can be turned into manures later on. Inorganic wastes such as napkins, plastic bottles, plastic bags, metals etc. should go into the inorganic trash bin. Contact the city recycling center in your area to have this bag of inorganic wastes picked up so that they can turn them into something useful. Perhaps a new plastic kid chairs or tables.

By doing this at home (and make the whole household participate in the home recycling program), not only will you contribute in saving the environment, you will also educate your children to live responsibly. Hopefully this will be passed on through many generations.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Xtra Carts

Efficiency is key in the medical care world. Many times a paramedic, a nurse or a doctor needs to have the medical tools and supplies close by so they can attend to emergencies quickly. That is why hospitals always need a storage that is mobile. If you work in a hospital or a clinic, you may find yourself surrounded by mobile carts.

Though perhaps not as sophisticated-looking as most hospital instrument carts, Xtra carts can be very useful in storing medical supplies and tools. Constructed from aluminum uprights and molded shelves, the carts are designed to be durable as well as attractive at the same time. The shelves are wide and able to take up to 100 lb per shelf. This will allow you to put so much in one cart that you can worry less about not finding the right tools or supplies when you urgently need them.

Available in gray, white and/or black colors, these carts come in 3 designs, namely Xtra Instrument Cart, Xtra Equipment Cart, and Xtra Utility Cart.

The shelves of Xtra Instrument carts feature the dimension of 40 5/8 in. L x 20 in. W x 37.8 in. H. It's gray in color and it has lockable doors and a sliding drawer.

Xtra Equipment carts 40 5/8 in x 20 ¾ in x 51 inch in dimension and come in black color. The carts are designed to store equipments where you can find locking doors and end panels for them.

Then the last model in Xtra carts is Xtra utility carts, which have three-shelf open-sided design and come in choices of black, white and gray colors.
So are you working in a hospital or a clinic? Then you might need one, if not all, of these Xtra carts

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