Friday, May 21, 2010

GFCI's can't protect you from soggy toast!!!

I found this artist on the web doing a series on elaborate ways of committing suicide. I knew that some where in this body of work there would be the electricity and water combo. True electricity and water can Kill. Generation 3 Electric can install GFCI outlets anywhere you have electricity close to a source of water. (Kitchen/bathroom/basement /garage/outside). A GFCI outlet will prevent a toaster in the bath tub from kill you but it can't help soggy toast.

"The Suicide Series

A Houston native, Bill Thomas is a photographer known for photos of elaborate, morbidly humorous ways to commit suicide.

The Artist in his own words:

“The SUICIDE series attempts to deal with the taboo social-psychological content in an ironic way, looking at suicide from both serious and humorous perspectives. The photographs consist of self-constructed and directed tableaux in which I am seen committing suicide by a variety of outrageous means. I attempt to further the believability of the scenarios through use of the hyper-real information available from the 8″ x 10″ format, together with their presentation as large, 32″ x 42″ black and white "

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Window Ac: Look Forward to Chilling Summers

By: Raisa Raima

Sweaty and sticky summers and the intense heat wave not only make us despise the season, but make us wonder why we are worst suffers of this weather. Sometimes we have no choice but to blame the working of God, at times we fret at the callousness of Nature. However, if we are equipped with a Window air conditioner then the harsh weather will not be able to get the better out of us. Window AC can be associated with comfort and luxury. These Ac's can be fitted in the bedroom or any other room. These portable air conditioners are adaptable in terms of weight as they can easily be fixed and removed whenever required. Once the season has bid adieu the owner can also keep it away without any hassle. Those who are in the process of purchasing an AC should take note of the unit and the space where it will be accommodated. The cooling capacity of any air conditioner is measured in British Thermal Units. The higher the BTU will be in proportion with higher cooling capacity. Another factor to be considered is the EER ratio present in an AC. The ratio is of the consumption power and cooling capacity. If an air conditioner has a higher ratio level then it is believed that it is favourable for the atmosphere as well as for the user. Coming to the look of these air conditioners, they come in sleek and attractive looks and do no hold any resemblance with a box. They come in light shades and their corners are rather rounded. Though these air conditioners have the same components installed as central air conditioners however if one wants to cool a limited area or just one to two rooms then window AC are the appropriate choice in comparison to Split ACs. Before purchasing this kind of an air conditioner the buyer should have the accurate measurement of the window where it will be installed. Moreover, the buyer should be clear about the size of the room and the cooling capacity which will be required. If the air conditioner is not properly sized as per the demands of the room than it is quite possible that either it will be inefficient in cooling the desired space or it will have a tendency to cycle frequently. Since there is a rise in demand for these air conditioners it is common to find cheap window ACs which will fulfil the user's basic needs. The user can also look for the best window AC available in the market.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

DANGER. Electric cables like this are accidents waiting to happen.

Here are some pictures of a common problem in Philadelphia homes. This electrical cable has out-lived its designed life span. The loose silver wires on the outside of the cable are called the grounding wires or neutral wires. If you look closely you will see that about half of the wires have rotted away. The neutral wire is the pathway electricity takes to get back to it's source. It is just like the drain in your plumbing system. If this pathway is broken(clogged) electricity will act in a similar way to water going down a clogged drain. It backs up, destroyed electrical equipment (say goodbye to that new TV) and can even cause a fire. Draining spent electricity from a house is so important that most homes are designed with at least three grounding pathways. The one pictured is the most important, but electricians also ground to the water main coming into the house and install grounding rods into the earth.