Al

name Al is a former GM engineer and a rural living skills practitioner. He likes to write about his experiences.

Starting A Soap Business -- 5 Success Tips

02nd June 2010
Starting a soap business could be a route to your own profitable home-based business. The soap business idea often shows up in business idea lists. There certainly is a demand for soap products and you can grab a part of that market. Here are tips to get ... Read >

Tiling A Shower -- Tile Ready Shower Pans Versus Mortar

02nd June 2010
Tiling a shower that does not leak means building in a shower pan to stop the water. Maybe you already know that all shower floors leak. The grout will not stop the water and often tiles won't either. To stop the water you can build in a waterproof layer ... Read >

The Tile Shower Pan -- Why One Layer Is Too Few

16th September 2009
The tile shower pan keeps the water where it belongs. See, a shower floor just naturally leaks, no way around it. That's because the grout and even some tiles are not waterproof.The key to a waterproof shower is getting the waterproof membrane installed t... Read >

Starting a Soap Making Business -- 5 Tips For Profits

26th August 2009
Starting a soap making business goes far beyond hobby soap making. You see there's more to a business than just making product. Marketing is more of a challenge than making nice soap. Maybe that's why very few soap makers really make much money. Too much ... Read >

How To Build A Shower Pan The Easy Way Using No Mortar

20th August 2009
You can learn how to build a shower pan the traditional way. That's done by building up layers of masonry and then building in a waterproof membrane and then installing the tile over all that. It isn't easy because of the masonry work, but it's still used... Read >

Shower Pan Construction -- The Muddy Part

19th August 2009
Shower pan construction the traditional way uses masonry products to build the shower floor. Now there are other ways to build a tile shower floor. Some methods are easier in some ways. But for low cost and proven performance, it's still hard to beat the ... Read >

Shih Tzu Dogs - Why So Popular?

27th March 2009
Shih Tzu dogs are one of the most popular breeds of dogs. These dogs originated in China where they were palace dogs for the Chinese Emperor. Quite often the terms "regal" and "imperial" are associated with these little dogs. Shih Tzus are little dogs,... Read >

7 Reasons A Schwinn Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike Is Better

13th March 2009
The Schwinn Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike was the first dual action bike to be patented. That's not the reason it's remained popular for decades. I've ridden the same Schwinn Airdyne for almost 20 years and I bought it used! Here's why it's popular and wh... Read >

The Schwinn Airdyne Bike - Obsolete or Best Choice?

24th February 2009
The Schwinn Airdyne bike has been made and sold since the 1970's. But is it still competitive compared to all the recumbent exercise bikes today with computerized workout routines built in and magnetic drives? Is there a reason why Schwinn can still sell ... Read >