The second edition of a bestseller, this definitive text covers all aspects of testing and maintenance of the equipment found in electrical power systems serving industrial, commercial, utility substations, and generating plants. It addresses practical aspects of routing testing and maintenance and presents both the methodologies and engineering basics needed to carry out these tasks. It is an essential reference for engineers and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance, and testing of power system equipment. Comprehensive coverage includes dielectric theory, dissolved gas analysis, cable fault locating, ground resistance measurements, and power factor, dissipation factor, DC, breaker, and relay testing methods.
The fully revised and updated sixth edition of the best-selling guide to bike maintenance from the world's leading authority on cycling. Whether they own the latest model or a classic with thousands of miles on it, beginner and experienced cyclists alike need a guide that will help them get their bikes out of the shop faster and keep them on the road longer. For more than 20 years, The Bicycling Guide to Bike Maintenance & Repair has done just that. With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual. Now better than ever, the newest edition contains the latest information on component kits and carbon fork specifications.
Author: C. Calvin Jones
Release Date: 2013-04-15
A complete and concise manual for any mechanical procedure you choose to tackle when repairing your bicycle. Road or mountain, recumbent or kids bike, whatever you ride, this manual gives you a well-rounded look at its mechanics.
A do-it-yourself guide to a complete garden rehab Gardens, just like houses, sometimes need makeovers. The changes can be as minor as replacing a shrub or as major as pulling everything up and starting from scratch. No matter the size of your space or the scope of the project, the sage advice in Garden Renovation will help you turn a problem-filled yard into a paradise. Bobbie Schwartz draws on her years of experience as a garden designer to teach gardeners how to evaluate their yards, determine what to keep and what to remove, choose the right plants and design plans for successful remodels, and know when to hire help. A gallery of before-and-after photos provides ideas and inspiration for turning a tired garden into an enlivening retreat.
Written by experienced technicians, MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEAVY EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS, 2nd Edition combines manufacturer-based and universal information into a single, reliable resource. The book’s unique focus on off-highway mobile equipment systems delivers service and repair essentials for heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology. Detailing everything from safety to best practices, chapter coverage addresses four key areas: hydraulics, heavy duty brakes, and drivetrains, as well as steering, suspension, and track systems. The 2nd Edition of MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEAVY EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS also includes the latest updates in computer-controlled hydraulics, GPS, electronic controls for other systems to help you master the ever-evolving responsibilities of specialty technicians. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2009
This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
A professional arborist shares his deep knowledge of trees with readers, revealing the secrets to tree placement, choosing a healthy tree from a nursery, and selecting great urban varieties, as well as instructions for planting, pruning, and watering instructions and advice on how to protect trees from disease, pests, and damaging weather. Simultaneous. 12,000 first printing.
Author: Jonas Arvidsson
Publisher: Dived Up Publications
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Diving Equipment: Choice, maintenance and function is a solid introduction to how diving gear works. It details the choices divers are faced with, and gives tips to help ensure it will last. If you want to better understand diving kit without having to dismantle it this book is the answer. It is filled with colourful illustrations and explanations of the hidden inner workings. Although it is therefore of obvious benefit to newer divers, Diving Equipment will also be of interest to qualified divers. Divemasters, instructors, those in need of a refresher and any non-diver who is curious about diving equipment are all likely to find out things they did not previously know. This book covers a wide range of diving gear including: accessories, BCDs, computers, cylinders, drysuits, fins, gauges, masks, rebreathers, regulators, sidemount, snorkels, stages, torches, weights, wetsuits, wings and more… Although many of the dives we make are in tropical regions, Diving Equipment takes an international perspective. It covers a range of conditions; discusses laws and regulations in different parts of the world; suggests what to look out for and what to ask locals about. If we are curious, we are often directed to look at manufacturers’ websites, with their limited descriptions of how equipment really works. This book aims to plug the gap. Diving Equipment also includes some less common and older items for interest and historical comparison, and finishes with some speculation on what the future might bring. Reviews ‘A must-have for newly qualified divers, but this excellent book shouldn’t be dismissed by those with more experience as a publication on the basics – it offers far more than that. The vast majority of us would benefit from a deeper understanding of the dive-gear on which we rely so heavily, what it does, how it works and how it should be used and maintained. This volume delivers such information in spadeloads, and should be on every diver’s bookshelf’– Diver magazine (read full review) ‘Some books you read and pass on, but this is one to keep and refer back to for many years to come’– British Diver (read full review) ‘One of the few diving titles out there that everyone should own and, in my view, should be a required text for those diving professionals working in instruction, supervision or sales’– Steve Warren, INON UK (read full review) ‘First thing I have to say about this book is that every sports diver should have one… Diving gear is not cheap and can become a serious investment, so knowing what to choose and how best to ensure its long and reliable life is to my mind definitely worth the cost of this book’– Scubaverse Second Edition of Diving Equipment This English-language second edition has been completely re-edited and enhanced. Originally published in Swedish in paperback and ebook, and in English as an ebook.
Author: Adria Vasil
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: House & Home
When the world’s environmental woes get you down, turn to Ecoholic – Canada’s best resource for practical tips and products that help you do your part for the earth. You’ll get the dirt on what not to buy and why, and the dish on great gifts, clothes, home supplies and more. Based on the popular and authoritative "Ecoholic" column that appears weekly in NOW, Ecoholic is a cheeky and eye-opening guide to all of life’s greenest predicaments. The Best Green Products For the home: cleaning and laundry supplies, furniture, linens For renovations: flooring, paint, insulation, carpets, cabinetry For the kitchen: cookware, appliances For your body: cool clothes, jewellery, shoes, beauty care For baby: toys, cribs, organic food, diapers For the garden: fertilizer, pest control, patio furniture For the office: supplies, equipment, energy savings For your pet: natural food, flea control, litter solutions For the fun of it: sporting goods, camping equipment, holidays The Most Current Information Avoiding toxins in the home Buying pesticide-free food Sustainable seafood, meat and veggie choices Reducing energy and water use Greening your love life Eco-tourism Keeping your home and garden pest-free without harmful chemicals Green gift-giving and ethical investing Choosing an environmentally friendly career The big issues facing Canada and how to get involved The Most Helpful Services Electronics and computer recyclers Alternative energy suppliers Green general stores Local organic food delivery Incentives and rebates for greening your home Local and national environmental groups Household hazardous waste disposal Also includes a city-by-city guide: Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg