My husband lost his hearing from some really random and rare virus that takes out the hearing capabilities in people that do not know how to treat the virus early on. All of the doctors knew that it was important for him to get treated but they did not know what it was and by the time it was time to give him the medications he had already lost his hearing. We had to put cctv security systems on all of the parts of our TV monitors that we had in our house that was attached for the security system and I knew that it was going to be so important for us to be able to use them so that he could see what was going on in the house. We did not have a security system before but he was able to hear where everyone was in the house.
I thought that this was going to be really great for us and that we were going to be able to allow him to see where all of us were, as we have a set of twins that are in their teen years. If he wanted to get our attention, all he had to do was hit a button and it was going to make a buzzing noise for those of us that could hear, we would know that it was important to get in touch with him and I thought that was a really good thing in case there was an emergency or that he needed us to do something for him. My friends thought that it was a great idea that we also got a smoke detector that would shake our bed when it went off in case of a fire in the middle of the night.
Stopping Neighborhood Crimes with Home Security
Sometimes you think your neighborhood is safe, but then you receive a wake up call and realize that everything isn’t as it appears to be. A home in my neighborhood was burglarized one day and my family and I were terrified. Our home could have been easily broken into like the other home, especially since neither of our homes had any kind of security system in place. I had a long talk with my family, and we all agreed that a security system should be installed as soon as possible. Of course, finding the best home security system wasn’t an easy task to do.
We didn’t want to turn our home into a maximum security prison, but we didn’t want to be able to sleep at night knowing that our home wouldn’t be broken into by some brazen criminal. First we narrowed down our ideal security system to the essential elements. Every security system needs some kind of alarm to alert the members of the household that someone is trying to enter the home. Read the rest of this entry »
How to Create Proper Paneling for Walls
Do you want to know how to create proper paneling for walls? If yes, then you will find some helpful suggestions in this article. Wall paneling is now back in fashion and this not just the painted country-style wooden panels, but also the ones from the 1970s. As expected the two applications would require a modern twist, continue reading to find out how you can choose the best interior panels.
Nearly all the groove and tongue wood paneling will be crafted from softwood, primarily from knotty pine. It’s also possible to use hardwood, but this is very expensive. The hardwood panels for plywood, MDF or veneered can be used as well. On the other hand, you could make panels lined with textile or textured paper because it is easier to get rid of these later.
Several manufactures state that glue can be used to attach planks directly on the walls. However, this might not be effective in some cases because most wall surfaces are not even, so it is best to affix the boards fixed battens. This will also make it a lot easier to fix or remove them in the future. Here is a short video about wall panelling that can give you a quick overview of the topic, check it out:
How to prepare panelling for walls
First, you need to remove the skirting boards, photo rails and so on. After that, screw horizontal pieces of softwood for vertical paneling or vertical pieces for horizontal paneling. These pieces of would be the battens and these must be around 400 mm or 1 ft 4in apart in a level position. If the room is not insulated properly, you can utilize the space in between the panels and wall to reduce heat loss.
After cutting the panels to the appropriate length, you can begin in one corner. In case you are attaching panels to adjacent wall surfaces, ensure that the corner boards connect neatly. This can be accomplished if you plane or cut them at a forty-five degree angle so that it can overlap easily. Use the hidden nail technique or perhaps metal clips to attach the first panel unto the battens. Next, slide the other panel on the tongue and then tap it in place using a mallet. For the last panel, it’s likely that you might need to cut the board so that it can fit the space properly. If you have external corners sticking out, you can plane a chamfer where one of the board edges meets the other.
For the fittings, the existing switches and sockets must be considered. You can panel all-around them or maybe fix the fittings that is mounted on the surface. Affix the mounting box unto the wall so that is flush with the panels.
Once you are finished with the paneling for walls, if required you can reattach the coving and skirting boards.