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, We are a true one stop] dab shop. We carry all the latest technology and tools associated with setting up a dab rig.

If you need a complete dabbing setup, we have many options. If you need accessories to supplement your dabbing ritual, we stock many options. We sell complete oil rigs and the parts needed to make your own dab rig.

If you need a complete dab rig from top

brands, a custom assembled dab rig by us,or a nail to convert your favoritewater pipeinto a good oil rig, than come visit us @ 3429 Main Street.

A hand-held water pipe used for dabbing is referred to as anectar collector. We sell a variety of nectar collector makes and models from international and local Kansas City talent + Industry leading brands.

For a pipe or nectar collector to become a full functioning dab rig, it simply must be able to accept a heating mechanism used to dab most commonly referred to as anail.

In dabbing, the nail is the part you heat with atorchbefore dabbing concentrate onto it. The two most common nail types are referred to asdomed nailsanddome-less nails.

Nails with domes are the most inexpensive and common type of nail used to convert a standard water pipe into a full functioning dab rig. Is your domed nail broken?  We can replace the nail, the dome, or both elements.  We sell glass domes of different sizes as well as glass nails and titanium nails made specifically for domed nail setups.

1. Heat up a glass, titanium, or ceramic nail,

2. Fit the glass dome over the heated nail,

3, Dab the concentrate onto the nail

Domeless nailsare a premium way to convert a water pipe or nectar collector into a high performance Dab Rig.

As opposed to the domed nail, the dome-less nail doesnt require the dabber to attach a dome over the nail. Dome-less nails are designed to fit a pipe and efficiently capture the vapor without needing to put a dome back on.

We carry domeless nails made of quarts, ceramic, and titanium. We carry dome-less nails in a variety of shapes and sizes including bangers and honey buckets.

Ane-nailis an electric heating tool that attaches to a domeless nail, often taking the appearance of a briefcase. An enail is regarded as safer than a torch and allows you to keep your nail hot at all times which is great for social dabbing. We carry the industries most popular and trusted e-nail brands including Mini Nail, And D-nail.

Because of its resistance to heat and stickiness, Silicone is a dabbers best friend. Not only can you easily stash concentrates into a silicone container, you can also dab directly from the container when equipped with a nectar collector.  We carry silicone containers, trays, and mats that make a great addition to any dab setup.

As an authorized dealer to many top dabbing brands, we offer a local price match guarantee across our complete line of dabbing tools and products. We will meet or beat any local KC competitor on the price of any top brand. We offer great deals on dabbing products and can also setup custom dabbing solutions for the individual dabber. We take pride in our inventory of dabbing products and custom dab-rigs, and aim to become known as Kansas Citys overall best place to buy Dab rigs and accessories in 2018.

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Best Two Part epoxy resin systems explained

Best Two Part epoxy resin systems explained

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Wikipedia- defines epoxy (resin) as:

Epoxyis both the basic component and the cured end product of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for theepoxidefunctional group. Epoxy resins, also known aspolyepoxidesare a class of reactiveprepolymersandpolymerswhich contain epoxide groups. Epoxy resins may be reacted (cross-linked) either with themselves through catalytic homopolymerisation, or with a wide range of co-reactants including polyfunctional amines, acids (and acid anhydrides), phenols, alcohols, and thiols. These co-reactants are often referred to as hardeners or curatives, and the cross-linking reaction is commonly referred to as curing. Reaction of polyepoxides with themselves or with polyfunctional hardeners forms a, often with strong mechanical properties as well as high temperature and chemical resistance. Epoxy has a wide range of applications, including metal coatings, use in electronics / electrical components, high tension electrical insulators,fiber-reinforced plasticmaterials, and structuraladhesives. Epoxy resin is employed to bindgutta perchain some root canal procedures.[1]

Epoxy a set of chemicals that when combined form a sort of medium hard plastic. A set amount of Epoxy part A is mixed with a set amount of Epoxy part B and after a certain amount of time the two liquid products react and create a hard product. The resulting hard product is waterproof, chemical resistant and bonds well to most surfaces. Without the addition of pigments, epoxy resin systems vary in color from clear to reddish brown. Many marine epoxies are clear and special clear epoxy is also used forbar top and table topsurfaces as well asoutdoor pebble stone decks (epoxy for:).

Epoxy systems have many applications. The are used to build and repair boats, and as a protective floor, tank and pit coating or lining system. They repair runways and damaged concrete, metal and wood surfaces. Some epoxies can be applied underwater.

Thickeners, pigments, fillers and things like graphite,copper powder, and teflon and be mixed into the epoxy for special applications. Other additives control other physical properties and or can help lower the epoxy price. Note that the Part A resin is much less expensive than the Part B curing agent.

On the down side, epoxy resin can be a brittle product and it is not color stable. It yellows and weathers in sunlight (UV). When pigments are added to clear epoxy it still yellows and the color changes. Because of these issues epoxies are generally painted over with regular paint which provides UV protection and non yellowing color. Some epoxies also have issues with moisture during their critical cure cycle (google amine bush).

Most epoxy resin system contain on solvents and thus have little or no fumes or smell. Some epoxies do contain solvents including the so called water based floor epoxy resin products which can be thinned (and clean up) using water, but they also contain some more traditional solvent in them as well.

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At least 70% of premature coatings failures are traced back to surface preparation whether referring to wood, concrete, or metal. In a commercial recoating project, the costs (and profit) associated with surface preparation are about 70% of the job. How extensive the surface preparation is will depend on the performance expectation of the owner Know the A, B, Cs of surface preparation visible contaminants, invisible contaminants, and profile.

Epoxy coatings are used because of their outstanding chemical resistance, durability, low porosity and strong bond strength.

Epoxies consist of a base and a curing agent. The two components are mixed in a certain ratio. A chemical reaction occurs between the two parts generating heat (exotherm) and hardening the mixture into an inert, hard plastic.

Epoxies yellow, chalk (or more commonly least lose their gloss), in direct sunlight (UV). The yellowing can be a real problem. For pigmented epoxies select colors that are dark or contain a lot of yellow (such as green). Even clear epoxies will yellow and cloud up. Often epoxies are top coated with latex or urethanes that will retain their color and attractive gloss. This is particularly true if color coding or matching company colors is important.

Epoxies will harden in minutes or hours, but complete cure (hardening) will generally take several days. Most epoxies will be suitably hard within a day or so, but may require more time to harden before the coating can be sanded.

By their nature, epoxies are hard and brittle. Additives can be added to epoxies that make them less brittle, but generally at the loss or reduction of other positive epoxy properties such as chemical resistance.

Other clues of cheap epoxies include induction time (after mixing the two components the mixture must sit for several minutes to self cook before being applied).

The best time to recoat epoxy is within about 48 hours after the initial coat. Because epoxies take days to reach full cure, a second coat applied shortly after the first coat will partially fuse to the first coat rather than forming a simple mechanical bond.

End users can thicken epoxy with many things, Tiny glass spheres, known as micro-spheres or micro-balloons are commonly used. Besides thickening, their crushable nature makes sanding the hardened epoxy easier. On the downside, they work like tiny ball bearings, resulting is sagging and slumping. Another thickener is fumed silica (a common brand name is Cabosil ) which looks like fake snow. About 2 parts fumed silica with one part epoxy will produce a mixture similar in texture and thickness to petroleum jelly. Micro-spheres and fumed silica can be combined together.

Fisheyes are areas on a painted surface where the coating literally pulls away for the substrate leaving a coatingless void or fisheye. Often fisheyes are caused by surface contaminants such as a bit of silicon, wax, or oil. I have also seen them on clean plywood where epoxies paints have been used as sealers and the problem might be due to uneven saturation (soaking-in) of the epoxy into the wood. Surface tension plays a big part in fisheyeing. There are some additives that can be mixed into the epoxy that will reduce surface tension. Likewise, on wood, applying several coats of solvent thinned epoxy, instead of one coat of unthinned epoxy, seems to work well. Applying a thick coat of epoxy over a contaminated fisheye surface will bury the fisheye but expect the coating to peel away in the future. As a rule of thumb, always suspect some sort of surface contamination as the primary cause of fisheyeing.

Adding a bit of solvent to a solvent based or solvent-free epoxy is something that most manufacturers would not officially approve of and something that might not work with all epoxies. However, it can be done (unofficially) with the epoxies I deal with. Adding solvent to these epoxies will: 1) thin them out; 2) increase pot life; 3) allows them to flow off the brush/roller a bit more smoothly; and 4) perhaps allows them to soak-in, penetrate, or may be soften, the substrate just a little bit. Not change is visible in the epoxy unless 12% or greater solvent is added. With that amount of solvent, the epoxies no longer cure with a glossy finish.

It is best to use epoxies with a mix ratio close to 1 to 1 as opposed to something 4-1, 5-1, etc. because errors in the mix ratios can be more pronounced with the latter. That said, no matter what the mix ratio is, some epoxies are more forgiving of mix ratio errors than others. One trick of epoxy vendors with odd or very sensitive mix ratios is to sell calibrated pumps that disperse the epoxy components in exact amounts.

How Thick?How thick should your coating be? Economics play a major role in determining how much coating to apply. One U.S. gallon contains 231 cubic inches. Thats only 1.6 cubic square feet of surface at one inch thick and thats also assuming a solvent-free product. If the product is 25% VOC (i.e. 25% solvent) then dry thickness/coverage will be 25% less. Again, assuming a 1/4 inch thick coating (250 mils) maximum coverage will still be only 6.4 square feet per gallon. A solvent-free (100% solids) epoxy coating applied at 16 mils will cover 100 square feet per gallon (note: the wall paint in your office is probably 2-4 mils). While thick coatings sound like a good idea, they use so much product that they must be made very cheaply so that coating 1,000 or 10,000 square feet can still be done at a competitive price. A high quality, fairly expensive product with a coverage rate of 100 sq. feet or more per gallon, on the other hand, will have a low enough cost per sq. foot to provide both economy and top quality.

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Section TwoFILLERS THICKENERS ADDITIVES

Section ThreeTHICKENED EPOXIES EPOXY PUTTIES, ETC.

Section FourEPOXY PAINTS (barrier coats)

Section FiveURETHANES AND NON-EPOXY COATINGS

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Section BFLOOR EPOXIES (regular and non-skid products), SEALERS, ACCESSORIES

Section CTHICKENED EPOXIES EPOXY PUTTIES, ETC.

Section ENON-EPOXY PAINTS COATINGS SEALERS

Section HSURFACE PREPARATION PRODUCTS

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Best flooring options for an office

Nothing will have an impact on the look and feel of an office space like the choice of flooring. A commercial office space requires a certain look and feel that reflects what goes on inside the building. Not only does flooring contribute to a rooms aesthetic, but also its functionality and level of comfort.

According to Verity Hunter the marketing manager atFlowcrete SAa specialist flooring company in South Africa, the African market especially in East Africa tend to use a lot of tiles in offices due to them being fairly cheap. Especially ceramic tiles coming from China. Most companies are very price sensitive. However more and more companies are turning to resin flooring as an option for their offices. At the moment Flowcrete is receiving quite a few enquiries for a polished concrete finish or a stained concrete finish. The increased demand for stained concrete with an epoxy thin film coating on top is due to companies looking for a more decorative and hard wearing floor finish, she adds.

Construction Review online looks at the the Best flooring options for an office.

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This type of flooring is ideal for businesses that need some kind of noise insulation, such as an office environment. It is, however, important to put into consideration that carpet can easily get stained and may require close attention over time. Carpet tiles provide more flexibility because each tile can be replaced individually without any mess and noise. Carpet tiles also come in different styles and patterns, giving the managers a range of choices that reflect the brand and aesthetic of an office.

According to Zandile Gumede ofVAN DYCK FLOORSthe oldest carpet manufacturer in South Africa, presently the market for carpet tiles in the commercial sector continues to grow. In general, carpet tiles are becoming more environmentally friendly. For instance, new developments in yarn and fibres with increased use of recycled content are becoming a perfect match for increased stringent green building regulations. This is why Van Dyck Floors is focusing largely on using high portions of recycled content. Nowadays, customers are looking for more sustainable flooring, she adds.

She further mentions that, it is imperative that carpet tiles not only maintain their aesthetic appearance over time, but that they have the ability to maintain their shape and to remain flat on the floor surface without doming or buckling. They must have the ability to remain in place undisturbed after installation and stay looking good, even under the most testing traffic conditions. To do this, they must possess five fundamental characteristics:

These factors determine the lifespan of the carpet tiles and are very important when choosing the right office flooring that will last long and keep looking great.

Vinyl flooring is popular for commercial flooring because it offers long-lasting performance. It is ideal for a wide range of applications in offices, commercial, healthcare and retail spaces that need to withstand high traffic. This type of flooring is resilient and resistant to damage, such as indentation and scratches. It is available in many different colours and designs bringing a stylish touch to an office. It is easy to clean and with minimal maintenance.

According to Wendy Mitrovich ofPolyflor South Africaone of the leading suppliers of Vinyl flooring in South Africa, it is important to fully understand what the area is going to be used for, the intended traffic in that area and the clients expectations; when choosing a floor covering. Vinyl is fast becoming the preferred floor covering choice due to its comfort, durability and longevity, hygienic and acoustic properties, design possibilities, ease of maintenance and environmental consideration, she adds.

Rubber flooring is ideal for high-traffic commercial interior spaces such as airports, healthcare facilities and restaurants. Rubber flooring is durable and is resistant to water and heat and is easy to maintain. Besides being comfortable to walk on, it is slip-resistant and sound absorbent. It comes in a variety of textures and colours.

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Hardwood flooring has been the stylish look in most offices from time immemorial and has never gone out of style. It elevates the look and feel of the interior design of an office besides being durable and easy to clean. It is a great office flooring office option for areas that have a lot of activity. Even though it faces damage from moisture, choosing a pre-finished floor can help maintain its appearance.

This is a more inexpensive alternative to wood flooring, tiles or stone. The lamination process involves fusing of two or more types of materials and sealing them. It is simple to install and does not scratch or dent easily. This flooring type is durable, easy to clean and maintain. It also comes with various options to choose from; smooth laminate, embossed laminate, patina laminate and wood grain laminate.

Mukesh Kumar of Indias flooring experts observes that for a market that is bursting forth like Africa, laminate flooring is a product with huge potential because of its cost effectiveness.

Other best flooring options includes tiles. This is because they last for a really long time and do not wear out. Some tiles are stronger than others leaving the buyer to choose. Glass tiles are water resistant and also stain resistant. Tiles also improve the beauty of an office as long as it is cleaned regularly.

According to Greg Barry ofBelgotexa leading soft flooring manufacturer in Africa, colour and design are very critical factors. They must always be looked at when choosing the right tile for the right area. It is no use going for a plain light colour in a heavy traffic environment for example. Tufted tiles in plank sizes are becoming very popular in 1.2 m x .30 m, and also Luxury Vinyl Tiles in wood looks are still right up there. New Colorpoint technology in tufted patterned broadloom is also coming through very well in the Hospitality and executive area sectors. There are also new vibrant designs in needlepunch, he adds.

Moreover, Mr. Edu Mas Rafels ofApe Grupoin Spain adds that, the market of ceramic floor tiles is almost infinite, there are many requirements and tastes to attend in offering a floor tile or another. In general, the African market is on the rise and the need for floor tile is quite diverse, from intense to technical uses including flooring with intense brightness and / or polished for new in style establishments. There is no regular flooring nor a concrete flooring requirement that can be extended to the African market in terms of public works or the project market, he affirms.

Not all floor finishes are ideal for all locations. According to Gino Devolder ofUNILINa flooring manufacturer in Belgium mainly known for its quick-step floors, several factors come in play when choosing your floor. A floor should not only be easy and fast to install, but it should be long lasting and require minimum maintenance. All these factors combined will determine the performance of a floor, he adds.

Therefore, managers should be proactive and partner with industry professionals like the architects, interior designers and manufacturers to determine the best flooring for their offices. Partnering with the professionals will help them take into account the numerous factors that they might overlook when planning on their own to install flooring:

High-traffic offices require flooring that can withstand the heavy traffic into the offices. University buildings, airports and areas of public congregation often feature flooring types like terrazzo, marble or even granite flooring. These are hard surfaces that can withstand wearing and the heavy traffic into the buildings for years. Traffic levels also depends on the function of the office thus affects the cleanliness and maintenance of the office.

When choosing a type of flooring, the ease of its repair when it starts to wear out should be at the center of focus. An observation into the hallways of most offices reveal that most walking take place in this area and is therefore likely to be the first to wear out. The flooring plan chosen should be easy to repair or replace without inconveniencing the employees, clients and the business as a whole.

Most of the common types of flooring need significant and a close attention. Spills on carpets for example, need to be removed as soon as possible and vinyl composite tile (VCT) often have to be stripped of old floor finish and replaced with a new one. Terrazzo might also require regular buffing, and marble might require polishing. Therefore, the cost of labour to maintain flooring acceptably over time will be many times the installation cost.

The life expectancy of any floor surface often depends on issues that the manufacturers cannot predict, such as the level of maintenance for that finish. A well maintained floor type may last longer than the rated life expectancy period.

Some flooring types have higher levels of volatile organic compounds than others. The contents of flooring not only have a direct impact on indoor air quality but also on the ability to recycle the end product and the industrys ability to reuse the end product.

The old saying about penny-wise and pound-foolish is not appropriate when considering the most suitable flooring type for an office. One should consider the life-cycle costs of the flooring types; products with lower initial costs might not remain cheaper over time than products with higher initial costs. Choosing inexpensive flooring plan during the design stage is false savings.

Moreover, according to Jerome Gaubert ofFloovera provider of flooring solutions in Spain, every project is different therefore, factors like budget, technical features and design also have to be taken into consideration.

As flooring technology changes and improves, the African market is responding to the changes by being quick adopters to the changes and improvements made available. According to Sasha Kozinsky a Director atFinflooran importer and distributor of flooring materials in South Africa, there are certain developments to vinyl flooring available, namely the introduction of Diamond SPC rigid core flooring, a stone plastic composite that is the most stable flooring available on the market.

There are more technological advancements and stylings in the industry than ever. Products, construction, styling and installation technologies are changing so fast that it is nearly impossible for maintenance and engineering managers to keep up with the changes. Of all building materials, floor coverings of all kinds are changing most, and attitudes about floor coverings are changing, as well. The green movement has many managers reconsidering floor coverings as they look for alternatives to carpets and current vinyl available, adds Kozinsky.

Although the carpet, ceramic and wood materials still represent an important part in the flooring environment in Africa, the customers are currently open to new products such as the LVT flooring (luxury Vinyl Tiles) for example, with more dimensions and designs to offer the customer, better and easy maintenance; a sustainable product that is not affected by the extreme climate conditions in the continent; this is according to Fabien Vialon the Sales

Manager for Africa, Near-East and Greece atFORBO, a global player in high-quality commercial and residential floor coverings.

There is increased demand for stained concrete with an epoxy thin film coating on top in the market. This due to companies looking for a more decorative and hard wearing floor finish.

According to Ms. Hunter one of the trends that Flowcrete are receiving a lot more inquiries about is epoxy terrazzo screeds. This type of floor is very similar to a polished concrete however it can be installed with a variety of colours and different aggregates to create a bespoke floor finish. Another trend that is becoming very popular is the epoxy metallic coating. Each installation is unique which is one of the beauties of the product, she adds.

Mr. Akis Apostolopoulos ofKTISISa flooring specialist in Greece further adds that, epoxy flooring is becoming a preferred choice for most commercial areas. This is due to its low cost and can be applied faster than tiles. There seems to be enormous interest in designer floors like 3d epoxy flooring and metallic flooring. However it is still unclear if this will be just a fad that will go away in a few years, or if there is long term potential for growth.

Moreover, Prashant Patel from IndiasBej Ceramicsobserves that ceramic tiles as a flooring alternative has undergone tremendous transformation since the introduction of digital printing technology. He says that consumers no longer prefer ceramic tiles for cleanliness and hygiene, they also want unique designs.

In a nutshell, the new industrial styling trend concept of open space offices is creating the newest, diverse and versatile kinds of purposes; this is according to Carolina Aragn ofPolygroupa world renowned manufacturer of raised floors in Spain. The main criterion for this industrial chic look is showcasing black and metal tones on the floor neutralizing white color on walls. Rustic looks, dark tones and stone appearance vinyl are currently the most demanded options from our raised floor finish ranges, she adds.

Flooring can act as a visual cue: with subdued, neutral colors used to denote quieter areas, and bold, bright colors indicating a creative space. There is a rich palette of colors, designs and formats enabling designers to choose between huge varieties for designing spaces more alive and dynamic than ever without miss caring cost-efficiency and sustainability specs, she affirms.

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