MERIDIAN, Idaho — Many homeowners have dogs for protection, but an Idaho man’s unusual pet proved to be just as effective when fending off a burglar. Adam Pearl walked into his home on Tuesday and quickly realized something was wrong, KIVI-TV reports. "I came in the front door and I saw snow prints out in the front driveway going to the back of the house so I thought something was awry because no one usually goes through the yard,” Pearl said.
How To Use a Guard Opening Scale
Point-of-operation barrier guards are essential safeguarding equipment for hazardous industrial processes and machinery such as presses, pumps, motors and drills. When properly installed the barriers prevent a person from placing any part of their body into the point of operation by reaching through, over, under or around the guards to access a hazard. However, because …
How to Test Your Car Battery with a Multimeter
The battery plays a critical role in the function of modern-day automobiles. Among other things, it supplies the electrical power needed for all electrical systems in the vehicle, including lighting, climate control, ignition, etc. Without a functional, battery, these systems would cease to function.With that said, a typical car battery will last for approximately six years under "normal" conditions. If you live in region that experiences extreme temperatures and/or humidity, your battery may die sooner.It's frustrating when you get ready to leave your house, only to discover that your car battery is dead. Maybe you have a second vehicle, or perhaps you can hitch a ride from a friend or family member. Nonetheless, you'll still have…
Box Cutter Safety Tips
A box cutter, also known as a utility knife, is a common tool found in the modern workplace. While it's primary function is to cut and open boxes, it's also used for other applications, such as cutting plastic string, stripping materials, creating precision cuts, and more. Like all cutting instruments, however, caution is needed when using a box cutter to prevent injury.Use a Sharp BladeDon't use a box cutter if the blade is dull, broken or otherwise not sharp. Doing so may increase the risk of an injury, as dull blades have a tendency to "catch" rather than cut. Thankfully, box cutter blades are easy and inexpensive to replace.Retract Blade When Not in UseWhen you aren't using the box cutter, retract the blade back into the casing so it's no longer exposed. There's…