Spliced and vulcanized o-rings are made from extruded cord stock that has been cut and bonded together, as opposed to molded o-rings; those that have been compression or injection molded as one piece. Vulcanized o-rings are an excellent choice for static sealing applications when molded o-rings cannot be used due to large or non-standard dimensions, when only a few pieces are needed, or when you need an o-ring right away and cannot wait the standard lead time for molded production.
Houston isn’t know for freezing cold winters, but it’s not uncommon for residents to experience and sudden, and expensive, cold snap.
Texas freezes can cause a whole host of damage to your water pipes and outdoor sprinkler systems. A broken irrigation pipe in your yard and cause your water bill to skyrocket, so properly winterizing the system before hand could save you a fortune.
Proper winterization first involves shutting off the water supply to the sprinkler system, draining the pipes, properly insulating all exposed pipes, valves and backflow preventers.
If you have any doubt that you are doing it correctly, you may want to consult with a professional irrigation expert.
Kingwood Texas massage therapist, Brandi McRee recently opened a brand new office located at 1525 Lakeville Dr, Suite 216 Kingwood, Tx 77339.
Brandi is well known in the community for excellent service and we’re happy to support her new venture.
Benefits of Massage Therapy in Kingwood
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
A great article is posted over at VigilFilm.com about a Texas water pump company that is making a tremendous difference for Panama’s rice farmers.
Here is an excerpt from the blog post:
Changing weather patterns and unusually dry conditions are having a serious impact on rice and sugar cane production in Central America and El Niño year is certainly living up to its reputation. The continuing delay in rainfall will undoubtedly reduce the yield and quality of this year’s rice and sugar cane crops in several areas of Central America. When combined with an equally harsh La Niña winter, perhaps the greatest impact will be within the important bridge countries that connect the North and South American continents.
Panamanians are among the largest rice consumers in the western hemisphere, yet repeatedly low domestic production means that almost 80% of the rice consumed in Panama is imported from outside the country. Farmers rely almost exclusively on the normal annual rainfall to produce their crop, and this year’s lack of water has prompted the Government of Panama to begin incentivizing the adaptation of modern irrigation practices including the use of high volume water pumps to utilize the region’s abundant river water. Such improvements could potentially drive a second crop yield that can easily be supported by the excellent year round growing season and modern irrigation techniques. Sugar cane producers are facing similar challenges and now the current government advocacy has attracted supporters within the underutilized rice and sugar mill industries, who depend on farm production to keep mill output levels high.