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Rothenberger Propress Questions & Answers

Some of our customers have asked questions about Rothenberger propress and we have answered those questions in this all inclusive question and answer session!

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5 Best Concrete Saw Blades of 2022

We know how hard it is to find the right concrete saw blade for your project. Here’s a list of our best blade options for 2022 and we think this should help you make that decision a lot faster!

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Current Tools - Electrical Equipment

Current Tools is a manufacturer of professional electric equipment and supplies based out of South Carolina. Having been in bussiness since 1999 they have a solid understanding of electrical equipment.

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How To Winterize a House

We have put together some helpful tips on how to winterize a house and save on heating bills. One of the best ways to keep your house warm during winter is to winterize it.

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Roof Safety Tips


There are many dangers when working on the roof and scaffolding.  Commercial buildings have safety equipment in place to prevent falls and residential buildings may require the person to carry safety equipment and secure themselves at the start of a project.  Here are some of the most common safety equipment that can prevent falls.

 

Guardrails



Guardrails that are OSHA compliant can be found on many commercial buildings.  These help protect workers who work on the roof from falling over the edge but it also helps prevent falls from scaffolding as well.  Guardrails can be a life saver on high rise buildings and it is required in many buildings and projects.

 

Fall Protection Anchors


Carabiners that secure lifelines are very important when working on tall buildings.  A poor carabiner can fail at an instant, resulting in a deadly fall.  Carabiners are are a necessity for anyone that is hanging from rope.  These anchors can come in various sizes and the most commonly shaped type is the D-Shaped carabiner, which can secure most when climbing or descending.

 

Safety Harnesses


Fall safety cannot be complete without a proper safety harness.  These harnesses usually have a built-in carabiner that attaches to a lifeline.  The user will put the harness over their shoulders and secure it around their chest and waist.  This harness prevents most falls and it also helps the user find stability when working at great heights.

 

Horizontal Lifelines


Horizontal lifelines are a very important configuration on the roof of buildings.  This wire rope cable is usually attached to anchor points that are connected to the roof.  The wire rope cable is thick and can handle heavy loads.  Many workers connect themselves to this lifeline when working on the roof and that is oftentimes a bit more cost efficient that building guardrails on the roof.  

Rigid rails are the other common lifeline system on a roof and this composes of an anchor, a safety harness, and a lanyard which may be self-retracting so the user an easily move around on a roof without any restrictions from length.

 

Important Tips when Working on a Roof


1.  Secure yourself with a strap and harness at all times.  A slight misstep can result in a deadly fall so this is the biggest lifeline.

2.  Ensure that guardrails meet all compliance requirements.  Misplaced guardrails are not reliable and can result in failure.

3.  Ensure that the climate is suited for roof projects.  Hot, rainy, icy climates can be dangerous to your health and can drastically reduce grip on the roof.

4.  Keep the roof free of clutter so that you lower the risk of tripping on an object and falling over the side.

 

 

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Introducing the New Husqvarna 14" Cordless Chop Saw

Husqvarna has recently released the new 14" cordless chop saw called the K1 Pace. This is Husqvarna's first product to be released with the company's new battery system.

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How To Safely Work With Rebar On The Jobsite

There are many dangers associated with working with rebar, or reinforced steel bars on the jobsite. These dangers include the potential for impalement, cutting, scratching, and other serious injuries.

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Asphalt or Concrete: Which Driveway is Right For You?

Concrete driveways are immensely popular and a great choice for driveway surfaces. Asphalt is also one of the materials that is commonly used to finish driveways and oftentimes people struggle to make a decision between concrete and asphalt.popular option. Both materials have advantages and disadvantages, primarily in four distinct sections.

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Meet the new Milwaukee MX Fuel Concrete Vibrator

Milwaukee has launched their newest MXF370-2XC concrete vibrator and it adds an even bigger power to push 2.5” head and greater functionality compared to previous modesl. The shift from corded electric and gas powered concrete options to vibrators that are powered with rechargeable batteries continues to grow and Milwaukee brings a powerful new addition to their concrete lineup.

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Concrete Reinforcement: Strengthening Concrete the Right Way

Concrete is a strong material used in industrial projects but it is generally a weak material without any reinforcements. Reinforcements come in the form of metallic beams known as rebar that are placed within the concrete in patterns that add structural integrity. There are numerous methods to enhance the strength of concrete once it has been cast and we will review those steps below.

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The 5 Best Hydrostatic Test Pumps of 2022

Choosing the best hydrostatic test pump for your needs will depend on a number of factors, including the type of system being tested, the volume of liquid being pumped, and the desired pressure level.

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Reasons Why Rebar Breaks During The Bending Process

When it comes to construction, steel reinforcement or rebar, is one of the most important materials used. It adds tensile strength to concrete, which helps buildings and other structures withstand heavy loads. However, rebar is not indestructible

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How to Tie Rebar

Rebar ties are an important step in the process of concrete placement. Without proper ties or tying technique the structural integrity is at risk. When concrete is pour and placed a poor rebar tie may move the overall positioning of the rebar beams in a mat. This may cause major structural issues so it is important to have a trained professional complete the task of tying the rebar bars into place.

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5 Tools To Cut Rebar In 2022

Rebar comes in many different sizes and is used in the structural reinforcement of concrete in a structure. Due to the thickness and hardness of rebar it takes specialized tools to make the process faster, easier and safer.

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Rothenberger Propress Questions & Answers

Some of our customers have asked questions about Rothenberger propress and we have answered those questions in this all inclusive question and answer session!

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Industrial Heaters 101: How They Work

Come winter, the hurried scramble for the ideal heater is on. There's nothing more exhausting than working long hours in uncomfortable temperature conditions, especially in large scale industries and warehouses. Let's face it: Cold weather conditions are not exactly the breeding ground for high productivity standards or extraordinarily high-quality products or services.

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What Is The Best Mag Drill For Me?

A Magnetic drill is a small drill press that has a powerful magnet and when engaged can be used in a vertical or horizontal position to cut ibeams and other steel structures

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5 Best Concrete Saw Blades of 2022

We know how hard it is to find the right concrete saw blade for your project. Here’s a list of our best blade options for 2022 and we think this should help you make that decision a lot faster!

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How To Run A Hydrostatic Pressure Test

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Rothenberger Romax vs. Milwaukee Propress

Milwaukee has a powerful selection of M12 and M18 press tools in the arsenal but Rothenberger’s ROMAX line is a worthy competitor in the sector. While neither of the competitors are slouching in regards to their performance in this niche, both have certain advantages that give the user a different level of control.

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Milwaukee Propress M12 vs. M18

The Milwaukee Propress is arguably one of the most impactful products in the plumbing space right now. Most customers always ask “which one is better, the Milwaukee M12 or Milwaukee M18 propress?” Here we break down the competitors, the M12 ProPress vs. the M18 ProPress and pick one definitive winner.

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4 Benefits of Soff Cutting Green Concrete

You have probably walked on a million concrete slabs as you go through your daily routine. But have you ever looked at a concrete floor or slab and seen cracks and splits in the concrete? Most of these cracks are superficial and occurs in the natural drying of concrete during the curing process.

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Current Tools - Electrical Equipment

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How To Operate A Propress Tool

Step 1. Before turning on the press make sure to fully inspect the jaws for cracks or any other type of damage or manufacturer defect. Step 2. To turn on the tool by holding and then releasing the start button. For safety and battery savings the tool will turn off automatically after 30 minutes.

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