Three Ways To Incorporate Steel Into Your Soho Loft Renovation

If you’re planning a complete renovation of your SoHo loft, and you’re a bit tired of the classic brick look, then consider using steel. While exposed brick was all the rage in NYC lofts during the 70s and 80s, there are now lots of design alternatives. One particularly interesting material to use is high end residential steel. It fits in with the historic nature of the NYC lofts (it conjures up the old industry that many loft spaces were originally used for). The great thing about steel is that, unlike brick or drywall, it’s super strong and requires almost no maintenance. Here’s some suggestions to get you started on your design ideas. Exposed Steel Support Beams If the old support beams are wood, or are brick enclosed in a plasterboard casing, you might want to have the architects set up new support beams using stainless steel. These will take up much less space than old wood or brick, which will create a much larger and more open flow to your space. You can get highly polished residential steel, or even Continue Reading →

Three Ways To Incorporate Steel Into Your Soho Loft Renovation

If you’re planning a complete renovation of your SoHo loft, and you’re a bit tired of the classic brick look, then consider using steel. While exposed brick was all the rage in NYC lofts during the 70s and 80s, there are now lots of design alternatives. One particularly interesting material to use is high end residential steel. It fits in with the historic nature of the NYC lofts (it conjures up the old industry that many loft spaces were originally used for). The great thing about steel is that, unlike brick or drywall, it’s super strong and requires almost no maintenance. Here’s some suggestions to get you started on your design ideas. Exposed Steel Support Beams If the old support beams are wood, or are brick enclosed in a plasterboard casing, you might want to have the architects set up new support beams using stainless steel. These will take up much less space than old wood or brick, which will create a much larger and more open flow to your space. You can get highly polished residential steel, or even Continue Reading →

3 Troubleshooting Tips For Your Seamer

To avoid contamination, it is imperative that the canning process is seamless, regardless of the materials that are being used. When your seamer is the source of issues you are experiencing, you can perform basic troubleshooting to potentially resolve the issue. Here are some potential problems you could face with your seamer and tips to solve them.   Low-Rated Wrinkling The wrinkling rate of the cans indicate how tightly sealed they are. The lower the rating, the more likely it is that there will be leakage and contamination of the product in the can. If the wrinkling rate has dropped on the cans, there is one key component to check.   A low wrinkling rate could mean that the adjustments in the second operation are not correct. To verify this, start with checking the positioning of the seams. If they are too tight, they will need to be loosened. Even though tightened seams seem as if they would be preferable, they can actually have the opposite effect. Check your owner’s manual to verify the correct adjustment for the seam.   Bubbles in Oil Stream Continue Reading →