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The Importance of Using Washers
Monday, December 04, 2017

Washers are often mistaken for simply cheap metal discs, used to keep fasteners tight. What many people don’t understand is that they are a critical fastener component and have been designed to perform unique functions that ensure the safety and longevity of the product being put together. Choosing not to use a washer with your fasteners is almost always guaranteed to reduce the lifespan and reliability of the join as well as increase the risk of long-term damage to the product or equipment being fastened. ..

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Fasteners for Mounting Solar Panels
Monday, October 16, 2017

Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight and allowing the photons (particles of light) to knock electrons free from atoms. This process occurs in small units called photovoltaic cells and generates a flow of heat and electricity. Solar panels are simply many photovoltaic cells linked together. There are various methods for installing solar panels, but the two most popular are rooftop and pole-mounted. ..

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