Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where to Look for Eye Bolts and Dowels or Other Hardware Materials

Hardware items encompass a large number of parts and pieces important for various types of construction. Eye bolts, dowels, nuts & washers are small pieces of hardware items that fasten parts of a structure or furniture in place. For average persons, it can be difficult to differentiate one from another. Would you know where to find these items when you go to a hardware store to look for them?

Here is a breakdown of the four different pieces, their description and uses.

Eye bolts and Dowels

An eye bolt is a type of screw with a looped end used for tying cables. It is commonly used for hanging paintings or picture frames by a string to a wall. Other uses include as a locking mechanism or for building clothesline.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Changes In The CSLB Laws And Regulations: What You Need To Know

Every year the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) makes new changes to its laws and regulations, which may cover construction bonds or the ability for a contractor to obtain a contractor's license bond. Here are the changes in laws and regulations the California CSLB made for 2012:

CSLB Licensing and Board Operations

The CSLB must now be notified within 90 days of a Responsible Managing Officer's (RMO) or Employee's (RME) disassociation from the license. The bill also enables a 90-day extension in limited circumstances to replace the qualifier for the license.