b4usa FAQ & Facts

Updated, March 18, 2017 by contributing editors

Do Gas Refrigerator / Freezers need to be periodically serviced?

Yes, all propane powered appliances need to be cleaned and serviced from time to time. The burner assembly orifice, heat baffle, electrode and the thermocouple must be cleaned of carbon deposits. A great instructional guide can be found on this “preventive maintenance” blog page. If you wish to purchase an American made Propane Refrigerator click on this Link.


What is Title Insurance?

Title Insurance is a protection policy that assures all past claims to your property have been satisfied, verifying your ownership rights. The cost is a one time premium or fee and the policy protects you and your heirs for as long as you own the property. For more information on what types of title flaws and claims are found during a title search visit the OCT website page. If you wish to purchase Title Insurance visit the Orange Coast Title Company page.


What is a Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is the effect an entity has on the earths environment by release of a carbon based gas. You can decrease your carbon footprint by installing an average sized (4kW) solar panel system on your home, this can help lower your carbon footprint by 135 tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of planting 2.3 acres of trees or not driving your car 440,000 miles – over a 25 year span. Renewable Energy Corporation


Where are Nike shoes made?

The response to the question; How would I find out where Nike products are made: “We do have factories located all across the world. It is not possible for us to track down where each individual item is manufactured at.” See more correspondence here. Also we called Nike Inc. the sales rep told us there are no Nike Shoes made in the USA at this time.


Who makes a hot and cold bottleless water cooler in the USA?

Answer: Natural Choice Corporation is the last manufacturer of Water Coolers that is 100% assembled in the US. The Water Cooler compressors are are imported due to lack of domestic availability. More Information & Company News


What is Chitosan?

Answer: Chitosan is derived from snow crab shells. It contains natural anti-microbial agents that when applied to textiles help to control the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi. After extensive studies, the EPA has declared that Chitosan is proven to be safe for both people and the planet. (EPA-HQ-EPA-2006-0566) This includes people who have shellfish allergies as Chitosan has been proven to be hypoallergenic. http://www.atayne.com/faqs#P6 Atayne Hiking Grind Tee Atayne Recycled Apparel


What does a bolt or screw size description mean?

Answer: M8-1.0 x 20
Here’s what the description means…
M = Metric thread designation
8 = Nominal diameter, in millimeters
1.0 = Pitch (distance from thread to thread), in millimeters
20 = Length, in millimeters (see below)
Understanding Metric Sizes & Threads Common DIN and ISO numbers Fastener Mart


What is ISO 9000?

Answer: A set of standards based on quality policy that relates to management systems and marketing that are designed to help the customer and those that hold interest in the company. Example: Lean Manufacturing means better cash flow for our customers – order as many or few as needed when needed; avoid tying up cash in inventory.
Quality Leadership Top 100 Award American made Controls Dart Controls, Inc.


How to improve posture.

Fact: Posture is extremely important in keeping spinal, weight bearing muscles healthy and flexible. That in turn will limit spinal related pain syndromes. An easy way to stretch the spinal, weight bearing muscles is to stand with your back against a door or wall. Make sure that your heels, buttocks and the back of your head are touching the wall. Breathe slowly and stay in that position for 1 minute. Do it twice a day and you will notice your posture has improved and your back muscles have relaxed. Dr.Kevin Kelly
Back & Muscle Re-hab American Chiropratic Services Kelly Chiropratic


Legal Contractor / Pros & Cons

Fact: Using a licensed contractor can cost up to 20% or more due to the legal requirements of our nations laws. The decision to use a quality and certified builder can keep your home building or remodeling experience stress and “hassle-free”.
Custom Homes Cleveland TN Builder True Custom Builders


Made in the USA

Certificate of Authenticity: Fact: We are the first jean company in the world that can trace your jean all the way back to the American farmers who grew the cotton that was used in your jean. Each jean comes with a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ that includes a traceability number. Enter the traceability number on our website and we will tell you exactly which farmers and mill were involved in producing your jean! Traceability page American recognition All American Clothing Co.


How to buy Tile Questions/Tips:

1 – Make sure to get the right tile for the usage intended. There are different glazes and clay bodies required depending on your application.
2 – Choose grout carefully. Grout color can either accent the tile design/shape or fade away letting the tile be the focus.
3 – Plan ahead when ordering your tile. Custom tile can take from 4-8 weeks for delivery.
ArtisansTile Buying AdviceFilmore Clark


What are the parts of a ring?

Answer:
1. Head/Setting-contains the stone
2. Shoulder-Where the head sits
3. Claw- the talons which keeps the stone in place
4. Shank-the cylinder which goes into your finger
“Wiki” Gold Leaf Rings for Men and Women Black Hills Gold by Coleman


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