Garage Door Jams

    Garages are an important residential and commercial feature. They are not only used to park our cars but also as storage and working space. Workspace for Lawnmowers to recycling bins, from bikes to tools & equipment as well as from mechanic to upholstery workspace. Garages are considered equivalent to warehouse space by some and hence maintenance is crucial. Garage doors are probably the only types of doors that require maintenance every now and then especially winter. Unlike other doors, garage doors are mechanical and hence are more likely to jam in severe weather conditions or improper handling. Some of the major reasons for garage door jams are garage door pulley jams, garage door opener malfunction, and electronics.

    One of the reasons for garage door jams is a pulley. Many older garage doors have stainless steel pulleys. These pulleys do corrode over a period of time and hence are unreliable. Major department stores have replaced these pulleys with vinyl pulleys to overcome this issue but due to replacement costs in labor, some risk their vehicles, home security, and even their lives to avoid these expenses. Lubrication could be a short-term solution but long-term solution demands a material replacement. Moreover, a smooth pulley movement does mean fewer chances of pulley cable getting stuck between the frame and the door or even break. Hence, vinyl pulleys or corrosion resistant pulleys are an essential feature in garage doors. Another part of the garage door that would need rust proofing are the fasteners and fixtures of brackets that connect parts of the garage doors together. During garage door installation or repairs, a loose or rusted fastener could result in half the door falling right on to the vehicle windshield. Considering most of the doors are over 150 pounds, it is not only a hazard to a vehicle but a life hazard.

     Garage door opener malfunctions are another reason why garage doors get jammed. Many older and some newer versions of door openers including Genie series have chain cable idler pulleys that are plastic in the material. Considering the chain lifts a 150-pound door mechanically, this plastic pulley has a tendency and does break as the chain gets entangled improperly. The solution to this problem would be a corrosion free material with high tensile strength, for example, metals like Brass, Bronze, Nickel steel etc. Furthermore, non-lubricated chains often add to the problem resulting in garage door jams.

     Last but not least, Garage door sensors malfunction often result into garage door jams. Sensors that have lasers to detect obstructions between a garage door and concrete floor often malfunction as a result of improper handling or an accident. Any issues in garage door electronics are to be dealt with electronics replacement as repair is often expensive and unreliable in terms of whether it’s going to malfunction again.

    In conclusion, Garage doors are not only a functional residential or commercial feature but also a security feature. With Vehicle theft and home burglary on the rise, it becomes ever so important to maintain a functional and secured garage door.

Composing your own gamma beat

Sleep has been a major distraction for drivers leading to many accidents every day worldwide… Listening to radio for information or entertainment is one thing but listening to a track to keep yourself awake is another. With DJ friendly soft wares in the market, making a driver friendly beat has never been easy if one only knows what scales to play to reach and maintain gamma frequencies…

Following are a list of scales to assist in composing beats…

  1. C Major scale


2. C sharp Major scale


3. D flat Major scaledflat-major-scale

4.  D Major Scaled-major-scale

5. D Sharp major scale


6.  E Flat Major scalee-flat-major-scale

7.  E Major scalee-major-scale

8.  E sharp Major scalee-sharp-major-scale

9.  F flat Major scalef-flat-major-scale

10. F Major scalef-major-scale

11. F sharp Major scale


12. G Flat Major scale


13. G Major scale


14. G Sharp Major scale


15. A Flat major scale


16. A Major scale

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17. A Sharp Major scale

a sharp.jpg18.  B Flat Major scale


19. B Major scale


20. B sharp Major scale


21. C Flat Major scale


22. C Blues scale

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23. C Sharp Blues scale

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24. D Flat Blues scale


25. D Blues scale


26. D Sharp Blues scale

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27. E Blues scale


28. F Blues scale

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29. F sharp Blues scale


30. G Flat Blues scale

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31. G Sharp Blues scale


32. A Flat blues scale

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33. A Blues scale

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34. A Sharp blues scale


35. B Flat blues scale


36. B Blues scale


37. C Flat Blues scale


38. C Minor scale



39. C Sharp Minor scale

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40. D Flat Minor scale


41. D Minor scale


42.  E Minor scale

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43. E Sharp Minor scale

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44. F Flat Minor scale

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45. F Sharp Minor scale


46. G Flat Minor scale


47. G Minor scale


48. G Sharp Minor scale

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49. A Flat Minor scale

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50. A Minor scale

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51. A Sharp Minor scale

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52. B Flat Minor scale

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53. B Minor scale

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54. B Sharp Minor scale

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55. C Flat Minor scale


56. C Harmonic minor scale


57. C Sharp harmonic minor scale


58. D Flat harmonic minor scale


59. D Harmonic minor scale


60. D Sharp harmonic minor scale


61. D Harmonic minor scale


62. D Sharp harmonic minor scale


63. E Flat Harmonic minor scale


64. E Harmonic Minor scale


65. F Flat harmonic minor scale

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66.  F Harmonic Minor scale


67. G Harmonic Minor scale

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68. G Sharp Harmonic Minor scale


69. A Flat Harmonic Minor scale

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70. A Harmonic Minor scale


71. B Flat harmonic Minor scale


72. B Sharp Harmonic Minor scale


73. C Melodic Minor scale






Roof Truss

     One of the major advantages of having a security license is being able to work at construction sites as a handyman if needed. This includes but not limited to setting up scaffolds for roofers, assisting cranes to lift trusses and checking delivery papers and roof truss condition as they come pre-assembled from the factory. One might ask why a security guard might be hired rather than a handyman? The answer is the roof truss alone in most major construction projects are worth well over a million dollars as well as the rental equipment used in construction like forklift, cranes, bulldozer, snow removal, trucks can be an added liability if moved or stolen from the construction sites. Besides, worksite safety is also important.

Following are the steps leading up to roof truss placement for most major residential or commercial construction projects.

  1. Measurements are taken by engineers for roof truss – rafter length and the angle at the construction site.
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2. Roof truss come preassembled from Factory/warehouse (eg. Sarnia)

3. A Crane used to lift the truss is set in position.

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4.  Chains are used to hook trusses to the crane.

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5. The Crane then lifts up the roof truss at an appropriate angle as required for the placement.

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6. Roof Trusses are finally nailed in and secured.

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