A cool tool to help keep your basement dry the next storm is a sump pump. Imagine next time the sump starts filling up and you get worried about your basement furniture/carpet getting all wet, well now, with a sump pump you can just sit back and relax… Because with its float switch it’ll just turn on when the water level in the sump is getting too high. But depending on the size and type of your sump you’ll want a certain kind of pump. Let me tell you how to know which to get.
Knowing how to choose your sump pump means not wasting money on the wrong one. The most known one is a submersible style. It sits in your sump and turns on when the water level gets too high. Being under water it is harder to maintain than a pedestal style one which sits above the water. And if the flooding will cause damage you’ll need a backup sump pump that runs off battery.
For more information on how to choose your sump pump you can get information from diySumpPumps.com. It has a comparison chart that shows price, pic and more…
One of the coolest marvels of modern technology is the ability to generate electricity wherever you are. The most notable way to do this is with a portable generator. A portable genset uses an engine to turn a rotor in a stator to generate electricity in a circuit for you to use. Nowadays, portable generators can be bought for a few hundred dollars all the way up to thousands – depending on the power you want.
If you go camping and require a generator for lights, a small fridge and maybe some power for an electric blanket, you’ll need to learn how to choose your portable generator style because you’ll want one thats best on fuel, is not loud and is very portable.
If you just want one that will provide your home with power in a time of emergency, you’ll want a home style. These are less expensive and are a little louder than the inverter style ones I recommend for camping.
All in all if you’re in the market for a nifty way to get portable electricity go and check out this website: Top Generator Reviews