Archive for February, 2013

Natural Bricks

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Housing fireplace often spread of a refractory or high-quality red bricks. Housing fireplace is constructed of refractory bricks or red bricks of high quality – in this case, the firebox is better oblitsevat firebrick. Masonry walls shall have a thickness of not less than a half-brick. For building housing the fireplace, you can also use ceramic blocks, heat-resistant concrete or natural stone (except limestone and silica), depending on the the interior of your home, usually under fire adaptable interior room. "Facade" you can just plaster the fireplace or oblitsevat valuable varieties of stone. For building housing the fireplace, you can also use the natural stone (except limestone and silica), ceramic blocks, refractory concrete.

The surface of the shell veneer valuable species of artificial stone or plaster. You will also need to build the firebox. Its depth recommended to take about 0.5 m. At greater depths weakened the power of thermal radiation, at least – may get the smoke into the room. To achieve a better heat radiation top of the back wall of the spread of some tilt forward and the side walls – with an extension towards the hole. The walls of his most often spread from fireclay refractory bricks, the efficiency of the fireplace is 17%. Factor efficiency can be increased if the rear wall of the firebox oblitsevat sheet steel or cast-iron stove. Firebox floor to the most frequently used flame-retardant material – granite, brick, concrete.

To collect the ash and charcoal provide podzolnik, located under the firebox. Between the firebox and podzolnikom fit cast-iron grate. Basket made of steel with 10 .. 15 mm or section 10 … 10 … 15 x 15 mm. Elements of the basket have a 15 .. 20 mm.

Whitewashed Ceilings

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

However, if the ceiling was originally whitewashed, will have to clear it from the whitewash, which requires a lot of time. One has only to pay close attention to use glue. Although, in theory, you can use almost any of his views, ranging from pva, better yet, choose Special recommended by the manufacturer of. However, this solution still is an intermediate option. Tile is not too strong and after a couple of years may begin to fall off.

A good solution to the problem of office "Sky" are suspended ceilings (eg, Extenzo). This is a fairly simple design, consisting of a special cage (baguette) and a thin vinyl film. However, the apparent simplicity hides the-art technology and materials – in fact a very durable material not only withstands up to 10 liters of water per square meter of surface (a problem of leakage is solved!), but also very aesthetic look. During the installation of stretch ceiling specialists with special heat guns heat the vinyl sheet and fill with it in prints. As the cooling of the material shrinks, pulling and forming a perfectly flat surface.

If necessary, such a ceiling can be installed special lamps. The whole operation, not counting measurement and manufacturing takes several hours. Manufacturers guarantee the reliability of structural components and joints for 10 years. There was widespread and suspended ceilings. According to experts, their considerable advantage – system solutions: modules, which include supporting structures and panels, can solve a lot of office problems, from lighting and finishing deployment of communications.