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# BAfriend 1,022

Hello,I am new to Info Barrel but very glad to be writing here. I am a Christian, blessed with a great church family and passionate about writing and sharing knowledge.  I enjoy studying topics in engineering, math and sciences, horticulture, exercise and fitness, just to name a few things. I very much love to write on these and other topics. I look forward to contributing and receiving much from this great community of writers.

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Technology
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Determine The Ultimate Bearing Capacity For A Rectangular Or Circular Footing With A Shallow Foundation

The ultimate soil bearing capacity formula for strip footings developed originally by K. Terzaghi was adapted by G. Meyerhof to be used for rectangular or circular footings which also have shallow foundations. This article will present this formulation and how it is used to determine the ultimate bearing capacity for a rectangular or circular footing.

Technology
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Determine The Ultimate Bearing Capacity Of A Strip Footing With A Shallow Foundation Using Terzaghi Capacity Factors

Determining the ultimate soil bearing capacity for a strip footing with a shallow foundation is a very straight calculation. In this article you will find this calculation that is based on the formulation proposed by Terzaghi that utilizes bearing capacity factors based on the friction angle of the soil.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Tips On How To Harvest Pumpkins

After a long and perhaps a challenging growing season, the final step in growing pumpkins is harvesting them. You want to make sure that you harvest when pumpkin fruits are fully matured which is dependent on the pumpkin variety and the time when you plant. This article will give you some helpful tips for on how and when to harvest pumpkins.

by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Create An Attractive Sales Display

When presenting a product to a potential customer, the first impression is the strongest and this usually comes in the form of how it is displayed. Creating a great product sales display is not difficult it just takes intentional effort on the part of the seller.

Health
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Perform Close Grip Bench Presses

The close grip bench press is a great exercise for working the chest and tricep muscles. With just an exercise bench (ideally with a rack to support a bar) and a loaded barbell this exercise can be performed. In this article, you'll find the basics of performing this chest and tricep exercise.

Health
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Perform Parallel Bar Dips

Parallel bar dips are a great overall chest exercise that will help to strengthen and build the upper body. This is a simple yet effective exercise that only requires the use a parallel dip bar apparatus that can be found in most gyms. This article will show you the basics of performing parallel bar dips.

Health
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Perform Dumbbell Flies

Dumbbell Flies are a very effective exercise movement that will allow you build and strengthen the chest muscles. With an exercise bench and two equally loaded dumbbells you can perform this exercise, but caution must used for your safety and careful form should be used to get the most out of the exercise. This article will help you get started.

Health
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Perform Dumbell Bench Presses

The dumbell bench press is a great exercise for training the chest muscles and the upper body. With an exercise bench and two equally loaded dumbells, you can perform this chest exercise. This article will show you the basics of how to safely and effectively perform dumbell bench presses.

by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Calculate Compound Interest

The term compound interest is used to represent the increase in growth of money over a defined period of time. This growth is characterized by the effect of compounding. Compounding occurs when the interest earned in the initial period is added back to the principal then included in the interest calculation for the next period.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Tips For Properly Spraying Liquid Pesticides And Fungicides On Pumpkin, Gourd And Watermelon Plants

If you grow your own pumpkins, gourds and watermelons, to protect your plants you will undoubtedly need to be spraying pesticides or fungicides in some form whether it is organic or conventional. If you are spraying any type of insecticides, repellant or fungicide products, it's a must that plants are sprayed in a manner that is effective and safe for the plants and in such a way that you protected while doing so.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Cure And Dry Gourds

Drying gourds is a simple process that you can begin on your gourds once you have purchased them or harvested them from your own garden. Properly curing gourds will allow them last for many years and be used for crafts, decorations, birdhouses, etc. In this article you will find the basics of curing and how to dry gourds.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Gourd Plant Spacing Requirements

To grow ornamental and hard shell gourds it's important to provide plants with enough space to grow in to produce an abundant gourd harvest. This can be done by planting gourds along the ground surface or trellising vines upward. Here you'll fine the basics of how to meet these gourd plant spacing requirements.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Watering And Fertilizing For Gourd Vines

To grow large full gourds, gourd vines need plenty of water and nutrients during the long hot months of summer, so you have to feed them well. Staying on top of watering and fertilizing plants will go along way in helping to ensure you have a full gourd harvest and this article will show you how.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Pest And Disease Control For Gourd Plants

Growing gourds, large and small for birdhouses, crafts, decoration, etc. is a fun and enjoyable process, however, every season there are insect pests, critters and diseases that lurk about the garden threatening to devour and attack your gourd crop. This article will give you some helpful information in how to provide pest and disease control for your gourd plants.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Get Gourd Seeds Started

Starting gourd seeds is a basic and straightforward process but there are some things you must know before getting starting. This article will give you the basics of what it takes to efficiently and wisely get your gourd plants started for the season.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Growing Cucumbers

Crisp, tasty cucumbers grown from your own garden makes a nice summer treat. With a little work and some effort on your part you can grow your own cucumbers. In this article you'll find some helpful information about getting started growing cucumbers.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Types Of Decorative Ornamental Gourds To Grow

Ornamental gourds, which are smaller in size than hard shell gourds are grown and typically used for autumn decoration. These miniature decorative gourds are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, and belong to the C. Pepo and C. Maxima species. This article will explain and show you some of the different types of ornamental gourds you might choose to grow in your garden for fall decoration.

Home & Garden
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Different Types Of Hard Shell Gourds To Grow

Hard shell gourds, are used for decoration, as birdhouses and can be made into bowls, dipping spoons and used for storage. Hard shell gourds are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, belonging to the L. Siceraria species. This article will show you some of the different types of gourds (hard shell) and their uses, of which you might choose to grow in your own garden.

Lifestyle
by BAfriend
9 years ago
How To Keep Christmas Spending Within Budget

During the Christmas season, we can quickly find ourselves overspending and breaking the bank on food, gifts, decorations, etc. The Christmas holiday is a time where we should be focused on celebrating the true meaning of the season, thankfulness and enjoying good times with family and friends and not going into debt. This article will give you some helpful tips to keep Christmas spending within budget.

Health
by BAfriend
9 years ago
Find Time For Exercise Everyday

We all have busy schedules and it can be difficult to find time to fit it all in, but what about exercise? We all know that exercise is important to maintain proper health and keep the body functioning correctly but how do we find time for it? Finding time for exercise everyday is important and should be a priority but its one that it doesn't have to take up a lot of time or require you to go to a gym.