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How to Eliminate Toxic Pesticides and Chemicals from Shipping Container

There are a number of things that need to be considered when using old shipping containers to build tiny homes. One of the more serious issues involve toxic chemicals used to prevent damage to the contents during shipping. The floors of shipping containers have wood floors and they are often treated with a chemical sealant. …

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Grounding and Earthing of Shipping Container Home

Let’s first define what exactly means Grounding and Earthing. The fact is that the meaning of “ground” is usually associated with “earth” (soil) so for many there is no difference between these two words. However, in the “electrical world” these are two different animals that should not be confused. It’s true that both – “grounding” …

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Lightning Protection of Container Houses

Physics of Lightning Strikes Lightning strike is the final effect of clouds’ polarization process. In typical atmospheric conditions preceding the lightning strike, water droplets moving upward will gradually freeze. Collisions (frictions) between fast moving droplets of water and crystals of ice, strip the latter from electrons. Heavier, negatively charged icy water droplets tend to drift …

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Fire Safety of Container Houses

For obvious reasons, Fire Safety is one of the most important parameters characterizing buildings. Not surprisingly, it largely depends on the properties of construction materials, although the overall fire safety is also determined (especially in large apartment buildings) by interior design (accessible escape routes), the availability of early warning systems (smoke and fire alarms) etc. …

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