Build a Solar Water Heater: An Intregal Passive Solar Water Heater

For the do-it-yourselfer searching for an inexpensive, easy-to-build solar water-heating system, the integral passive solar water heater (IPSWH, pronounced ipswah ) is a dream come true. All you need to get going on this down-to-earth water warmer is a discarded electric water heater tank rescued from the local dump, a homemade plywood box to house it in, a can of flat black paint, a sheet or two of used window glass or clear plastic, a few common plumbing fittings and some pipe and insulation. Combine all that with some spare hours of satisfying sawing, hammering and wrench-turning, and you’ll have an ongoing supply of hot water provided virtually free from that friendly furnace in the sky. But before we get into the nitty-gritty of integral passive solar water heaters, let’s run through a quick review of the basics of solar heating for those who may be new recruits to this wonderful world of free energy. We’ll be discussing solar collection systems for heating purposes — not for charging photoelectric cells or for other power applications — and there are only two basic types: active and passive. The essential difference between them is the use of external pow...

The concept of a “jack of all trades” is something most of us come across frequently,

The concept of a “jack of all trades” is something most of us come across frequently, on the tracks or in our day-to-day lives. It’s the idea of a person or vehicle that’s competent at more than one thing. The downside, and it’s a doozy, is it’s normally followed by the qualifier “master of none”. It makes sense, too. The skilled carpenter renowned for building log cabins probably isn’t the go-to for high-rise office fitouts, just like a 4×4 built for long-distance touring isn’t all that likely to be a gun rock crawler. It’s no surprise then that 4x4s, much like tradies, work best when they specialise in one particular area, and that concept of specialisation is perfectly represented in Dilhan Otay’s clean-as-a-whistle custom Toyota N70 Hilux. While the N70 Hilux can still hold its own as a daily driver and an outback tourer, Dilhan wanted one that would go above and beyond when the stubby lever was pushed into low range with endless rock steps to be negotiated. And he saw the 2006 N70 as the perfect platform; modern enough to be comfortable as a daily driver but simple enough that he could slice and dice it, turning it into the perfect rock crawler without having to face e...

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<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has been struggling recently as the company’s hepatitis C drug business is no longer performing as well as it used to. Last year, the pharma stock gained a meager 3.88% in part due to its declining hepatitis C Virus (HCV) drug sales. By contrast, Amgen’s (NASDAQ: AMGN) stock gained a healthy 23.84% last year, despite some of the company’s products — such as Neulasta, which treats a lack of white blood cells caused by chemotherapy — encountering stiff competition from biosimilars. Will Amgen continue to outperform Gilead Sciences moving forward?  Though Gilead Sciences’ HCV revenue is declining, this segment still includes products such as Harvoni and Epclusa, which generate decent sales. However, Gilead Sciences makes the bulk of its revenue from its HIV lineup. In particular, the company’s HIV prevention medicine Biktarvy has been performing well. Gilead Sciences HIV products also include Genvoya, Descovy, and Truvada. But the U.S. government filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences last year alleging that Descovy and Truvada infringe on patents held by the U.S. Department ...

Oshkosh Corp (OSK) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium investing services. Greetings, and welcome to the Oshkosh Corporation Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Pat Davidson, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for Oshkosh Corporation. Thank you sir, you may begin. Good morning, and thanks for joining us. Earlier today, we published our first quarter 2020 results. A copy of the release is available on our website at oshkoshcorp.com. Today’s call is being webcast and is accompanied by a slide presentation, which includes a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures that we will use during this call and is also available on our website. The audio replay and slide presentation will be available on our website for approximately 12 months. Please refer now to Slide 2 of that presentation. Our remarks that follow including answers to your que...

We called our 1968 Plymouth Valiant 100 “Slithis” after a cheesy horror movie about snakes. I’m

We called our 1968 Plymouth Valiant 100 “Slithis” after a cheesy horror movie about snakes. I’m not sure why, in retrospect; most likely because it was a green. It wasn’t that metallic gold green popular in the early 1970s, sometimes called “baby shit green” (parents will understand). Just eight years after production, Slithis’ verdant topcoat was starting to lose its lustre. It had 98,000 miles on the odometer and we paid $50 for it — a genuine “$50 special.” Today, something comparable would have twice as many miles, cost 10 to 20 times as many dollars, and likely be in far better shape. In 1976, a typical car was used up at 100,000 miles — or only mostly used up in this case. My now ex-wife Batya and I were starting our life together, soon to be joined by our first child, Sarah, who rode home in Slithis from the hospital after her birth, protected by what was then the latest in child safety technology: the General Motors Infant Love Seat. Bat made me stop at least a couple of times on the way home to make sure Sarah was breathing. New parents, go figure. The Valiant was as “base” a car as one could get. I called it a small print car. Back then, the daily newspaper (re...

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition. © 2020, Portfolio Media, Inc. About | Contact Us | Legal Jobs | Careers at Law360 | Terms | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Help | Site Map Enter your details below and select your area(s) of interest to stay ahead of the curve and receive Law360′s daily newsletters Law360 may contact you in your professional capacity with information about our other products, services and events that we believe may be of interest.You’ll be able to update your communication preferences via the unsubscribe link provided within our communications.We take your privacy seriously. As detailed in our Privacy Policy we will use your personal information to administer your account and provide the products and services that you have requested from us. Law360 takes your privacy seriously. As detailed in our Privacy Policy we will use your personal information to administer your account and provide the products and services that you have requested from us. 1714 F...

Electrical  installation guide According to IEC international standards Electrica l insta lla tion guide 2016 01/2016

Electrical  installation guide According to IEC international standards Electrica l insta lla tion guide 2016 01/2016 As standards, specifications and designs change from time to time, please ask for confirmation of  the information given in this pubication. This document has beenprinted on ecological paper ™ EIGED306001EN ART.822690 35, rue Joseph Monier CS30323 F-92506 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex RCS Nanterre 954 503 439 Capital social 928 298 512 €  www.schneider-electric.com Schneider Electric Industries SAS ™ This technical guide is the result of a collective  effort. Responsible for the coordination of this  edition: Laurent MISCHLER Edition: 2016Price: 60 €  ISBN: 978.2.9531643.3.6  N° dépôt légal: 1er semestre 2008  © Schneider Electric  All rights reserved in all countries The Electrical Installation Guide is a single document covering the  techniques and standards related to low-voltage electrical installations.  It is intended for electrical professionals in companies, design offices,  inspection organisations, etc. This Technical Guide is aimed at professional users and is only intended  to provide them guidelines for the definition of an industrial, tertiary or  domestic ...

Upcoming Chevy Corvette, Tahoe among highlights of Houston Auto Show

With 760 horsepower and launch control, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 can excel on winding mountain roads, drag strips and road courses. With 760 horsepower and launch control, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 can excel on winding mountain roads, drag strips and road courses. With 760 horsepower and launch control, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 can excel on winding mountain roads, drag strips and road courses. With 760 horsepower and launch control, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 can excel on winding mountain roads, drag strips and road courses. The outdoor portions of the 2020 Houston Auto Show got off to a soggy start this weekbut inside the vast NRG Center it was show-and-shine time. Here’s a look at some of the new — and in some cases, electrifying — rides this year’s visitors will see. Ford Motor Co. announced two years ago it was aiming to invest $11 billion in the electrification of its products and have 16 electric vehicles in its lineup by 2022. Leading that charge is an all-new variant of the iconic Mustang. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric crossover utility vehicle that will begin to reach dealers later this year. There will be initially five models: Selec...

The Godox MS200 is a sub $100 200WS strobe – A review

With all the LI-ION strobes going around, it is sometimes hard to remember that not so long ago, most strobes had to be connected to a power outlet to actually work. But with the rise of the battery-operated strobe, the AC-powered strobes are now cheaper than even and provide a great opportunity to get started in a studio for almost no money at all. The Godox MS200 (Amazon | B&H) is a prime example of that. I recently was contacted by Godox to review their new MS200 200ws monolight. Being on the low budget end of the spectrum at $99.00 on Amazon or B&H, I did not expect too much. I was quite surprised by the value of this value monolight. The light comes well packed but stripped down compared to what I am used to with other monolights I have purchased. I received the flash body with tube already installed, the modeling lamp, two replacement fuses, a power cord, a lamp cover, an instruction manual and a lens cleaning cloth. This monolight does not come with a standard reflector or anything else such as a sync cord. You must provide your own modifiers and sync system. You should be able to find inexpensive modifiers to fit as it is the common Bowens mount. This value-pric...

Elétrico da Chevrolet, Bolt EV chega ao Brasil em fevereiro

Após vender as 50 unidades na pré-venda, o segundo lote Bolt EV chega ao Brasil em fevereiro. A Chevrolet anunciou nesta segunda que já está sendo produzido o segundo lote do seu modelo 100% elétrico. Por enquanto, a montadora trará para o mercado brasileiro apenas a versão Premier, a mais sofisticada do modelo. + Avaliação: Chevrolet Bolt EV tem energia a toda prova+ Avaliação: primeiro Honda elétrico aposta na diversão ao volante+ Avaliação: Chevrolet Onix Plus substitui Prisma para atacar VW Virtus e cia. O modelo vem equipado com baterias de nova geração, que garantem autonomia média de até 416 quilômetros. Arrancadas de 0 a 100 km/h podem ser feitas em aproximadamente 7 segundos. Isto porque o conjunto propulsor entrega 203 cv de potência e 36,7 kgfm de torque em qualquer faixa de rotação. Os itens de segurança incluem 10 airbags, assistente de permanência na faixa, alerta de ponto cego, aviso de tráfego traseiro cruzado, alerta de colisão frontal e sistema de frenagem automática com detecção de pedestres. O Bolt EV vem equipado com câmeras de alta definição para visão 360 graus que auxiliam manobras de estacionamento e ficam localizadas nas extremidades do veículo. O espel...

Abang Johari (third right) presents the award for Best Support & Services to a representative from

Abang Johari (third right) presents the award for Best Support & Services to a representative from Shell Malaysia Trading, witnessed by (from left) Trienekens Sarawak chief operating officer Alice Lee, Chin, Dr Sim and Trienekens Sarawak deputy group chief executive officer Elvin Wee. – Photos by Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Waste these days are no longer regarded as unwanted or unusable materials as they can become a form of resource. Trienekens Sarawak group chief executive officer Stephen Chin said the waste management industry has evolved from the 3R approach (reduce, reuse, and recycle) to 6R (rethink, reuse, recycle, repair, reduce and refuse) and the circular economy, which is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. “We talk about waste management and today, we are into resource management where waste is no longer seen as waste, but a form of resource,” he said at Sarawak Wastes Management Sdn Bhd (SWM) and Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd’s 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner which was graced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on Monday. In view of this, Chin, who is also SWM dir...

Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and the Freedom Caucus held a press conference

Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and the Freedom Caucus held a press conference on Wednesday in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building to discuss the top secret impeachment proceedings being carried out by Democrats. Democrats are currently holding secret testimonies and claim that Republicans would selectively leak testimony and identities of witnesses being interviewed. Matt Gaetz: “We’re going to try and go in there and we’re going to try and figure out what’s going on on behalf of the millions of Americans that we represent that want to see Congress working for them and not obsessed with attacking a president who we believe has not done anything to deserve impeachment.” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told Fox News Tuesday that not a single witness has given testimony that the Ukrainians were aware of the withholding of military aide by President Trump. During the press conference on Wednesday morning, the GOP House members attempted to enter the star chamber impeachment proceedings and the Democrats had them kicked out. COMING UP: Rep. Matt Gaetz will lead a delegation of Republican members of Congress to the House Intelligence Committee deposition, where th...

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