Marine Cooler – Meeting your outdoor cooling needs

Summers are right here and so are the days of soaking up the sun, enjoying long boat rides and a long peaceful day fishing. Be it the sea or a river, in company or in solidarity, fishing is a day long process in the sun. No trip is complete without cool bottled water, pints of chilled beer, cold drinks or food. And the best way to carry them along is the marine cooler. They also help to store the fish which you catch.

What is a Marine Cooler?

It is a kind of cold storage box which is used to store drinks, food and fish (both freshly caught or few days old). It has an insulator fitted in its panel, which regulates the temperature of the box, which keeps the ingredients inside it fresh for days. It has been designed keeping in mind the outdoor conditions and hence can combat the external factors of nature like the varsity of weather, humidity and strong sunlight. It is resistant to corrosive nature of (salty or fresh) water and is good for use in the long run.

The Need

This type of cooler is designed for outdoor activities especially like fishing. It keeps the ice or drinks cool for days and can be used to store fish. Fish, fresh or stored have a distinctively strong odour, which can be unbearable at times and such a cooler helps to counter it. It has a smell resistant quality which helps curb the stinky smell of the fish caught. It is a sturdy accessory which and can also be used to sit on, in a boat while waiting for the catch.

Who needs to buy it and who does not?

As reiterated above, only people who indulge in regular outdoor activities and spend long duration under the sun will face a need for it. Other than them, people who store large quantities of perishable food items for the purpose of transportation or outdoor selling may find it a worthwhile investment. People who wish to go camping or for short picnics should go for regular picnic coolers and not marine coolers. Picnic cooler is a light and more users friendly.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Like every other product, the marine cooler too has its share of admirers and critics. One who has most part of his work activity outdoors will vouch for it whereas the individual who does not, may find it cumbersome and useless. Few of the advantages and disadvantages are listed below:

  • Odour resistant
  • Durable and corrosion resistant
  • Good insulation and temperature control
  • Cost effective for a longer run
  • Weighs on the higher side and cannot be moved easily. Mostly suitable for placing on boats.
  • Not meant for short picnics or hiking
  • Not very Budget Friendly

It is mostly used by fishermen, outdoor workers and people with ardent fishing hobby or for the long duration boat rides which are taken under the scorching sun.

Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
E-mail: JoseC@MegaSuperStoreS.com
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 220, Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450
Website: http://www.coolerdirect.com/

Types of water heaters: an overview

Any appliance that ensures a constant supply of heated water is called a water heater. The heating process is initiated by an energy source which increases the temperature of the water. Hot water has universal application both at home and in industries.

Domestic uses of hot water are bathing, cleaning, cooking, etc. Traditionally water was heated in pots, kettles and other varieties of vessels but this did not ensure a continuous supply. This led to the development of appliances that could heat water at a more extensive rate. Today there are a wide variety of water heating appliances that are available.

Storage Water heaters (with Tank)

Commonly called geysers, they are the most common type of indoor water heater. They have a cylinder in which the water is constantly kept heated and ready for use. A typical tank storage water heater contains between 100 to 400 liters of water depending on size. The methods of heating vary according to make and range from gas, propane, heating coils, solar power etc. The cylinders are typically vertical for easier storage. The only disadvantage is that over time the water in the tank cools down requiring the heating system to be reactivate to reheat the water over time.

Tank-less Heaters

Tank-less heaters, also known as insta-heaters and on-demand heaters, are gaining in popularity around the world. They generate high heating power and instantaneously heat water as it flows through the device. A copper heat exchanger is the preferred heating medium used in tank-less heaters due to their high thermal conductivity.

Solar Water Heaters

Solar power heaters are being increasingly used around the world because of the emphasis on utilizing renewable sources of energy. They are powered by solar collectors that are placed outside the residence. The basic type of solar heaters are the direct-gain type. They send the potable water directly to the collector. The other common types of water heaters are indirect and closed-loop heaters.

Electric Shower Heads

Electric shower heads are a relatively simple type of water heater. They have electric heating elements which are set directly into such shower heads to instantly heat the water as it flows through. Electric showers have a simple system that work’s like a coffee maker. However it has a larger water flow capacity. They were originally made from chromed copper or brass which are relatively expensive. Since the 1970’s the advent of plastics have lowered prices to increase affordability.

While water heaters in its various forms is an integral part of everyday life, whether at home or at a factory, there are many dangers and hazards involved in using them.

  • If a water heater to overheat, it can cause an explosion which is potentially harmful to anyone standing in close proximity. This danger is greater in the case of industrial heaters.
  • A person may even incur burns and blisters from a water heater.
  • Water heaters can also cause safety issues regarding bacterial contamination which can lead to poisoning, infections and diseases.

Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
E-mail: JoseC@MegaSuperStoreS.com
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 10679 Westview Pkwy,San Diego, CA 92126
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450
Website: http://www.heater-store.com/

Buying tips for water coolers

Water coolers are no longer an office appliance alone. They have quickly become an essential household item too. Water coolers are a great way to encourage your family to increase their daily intake of water and on a hot sultry day, a drink from the water cooler can be extremely satisfying and thirst-quenching.

Water coolers also work as purifiers and it is necessary to buy a good model as your entire family will be drinking the water from it. A sub-standard water cooler can cause water-borne diseases if its filtration system is not good. So, before you buy a water cooler for your home, here are a few tips to consider before making your purchase.

Counter-top water coolers

As the name clearly implies, countertop water coolers are meant to be kept on top of a counter or table in your home. They are the far less cheap variety although that is no bearing on the quality of the coolers. Buy a countertop cooler only after considering where you will place it at home. Don’t mount the water cooler too high as you will have to change the water in it regularly and it can get difficult if it isn’t well within reach.

Freestanding water coolers

Freestanding water coolers are generally more expensive than their countertop counterparts. As these types of coolers do not have a compressor fitted inside, they can cool water to a lower temperature. Be sure not to place the cooler on top of a mat or carpet as there are chances of spilling near any water cooler. A freestanding water cooler also needs an electrical outlet so make sure you are placing it near one.

Temperature of the water

There is no standard temperature for water stored in water coolers. Different models cool water to varying degrees and this mainly depends on the design of the cooler. The temperature of the water is also dependent on the compressor installed inside. Generally, coolers where the storage space for water is at the bottom do not cool water as efficiently as other types of models. Small water coolers are also ineffective in comparison to bigger and better models.

Faucet for hot water

Some water cooler models also have faucets for hot water. While this is a feature that you can do without if what you’re actually looking for is cold water, but it’s a great way of getting a quick cup of hot water for your tea, coffee or any other kind of hot beverage.

While some models do not have these faucets at all, if you do buy a water cooler with a hot water faucet, you can leave the button for it switched off so that you conserve energy and turn it on only when you need to.

Water reservoir made of stainless steel

Most people do not like the taste of water dispensed from a cooler. There is a simple solution to this. You can buy a water cooler that has a stainless steel water reservoir so that your water no longer tastes like plastic.

Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
E-mail: JoseC@MegaSuperStoreS.com
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 220, Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450
Website: http://www.cooler-store.com/

Missions of California -the first counted history of the State

The California missions or Moc’s were built in the late 18th century as a part of the colony expansion plan of the King of Spain. The Spaniards wanted to expand their territories and as their expansion plan sent missionaries of Franciscan order to preach and convert the Native Americans of Alta California into Christianity.

The beginning

The missionaries built missions across the coastal areas of California and its adjourning areas. They built as many as twenty one missions, out of which nineteen where built along the coastal lines and two inland. These missions served as the centre of conversion and as military outposts, the missions were built on simple lines as no missionaries were architects and no locals of the State a skilled laborer. The missions were built on large areas and the converted natives lived on the lands of the missions and worked for the missionaries. Each mission had a chapel of their own.

Mission’s objectives

The missions were built with an objective of converting the primates of the area into Christianity. They did so as a part of colonization plan of Spain. With the objective of colonization, military outposts too were set up on the lands of the mission. The mission provided land for the people of the state to stay and in the process of educating them, they also taught them vocational skills. The missionaries taught the people how to cultivate and rear animals. They also taught them handwork skills like knitting and weaving. The residents of the missions worked as artisans, blacksmiths, and cooks in the mission. Other than vocational skills, the missionaries also provided the people with education of English and Spanish languages. They changed the living ways of the people with an objective to civilize them.

Functioning of MoC’s

The missionaries were Catholics and they came with the motive of converting and baptizing the people into Christian religion believers. The architecture of the missions was simple and the natives were relocated into the lands of the missions. These people cultivated crops and reared animals in their allocated piece of land. The missionaries stayed at one place until and unless the conversion and civilization process of the natives were not complete. Once the task was completed, they converted the missions into churches and moved to other places in search of new set of uncivilized tribes and worked for their conversions.

A number of churches built

As a part of Missions of California, the first mission was built in 1769 in a land which they named as San Diego. After the completion of their first task, they built other twenty missions which were around thirty miles apart from each other. The lands were not chosen as per any plan, they were chosen due to the close proximities to each other. Each journey took the missionaries a day on the horseback or three days if they chose to walk. Wherever they stopped for taking rest, they decided to built and work for the people of that area and hence the other churches came to be where they today stand.

Contact :
Contact Person: Maureen Sullivan
E-mail: info@sanluisrey.org
Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
Address: 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057-6402
Tel/Fax: (760) 757-3651
Website: http://www.sanluisrey.org/

Marine coolers -an outdoor worker’s delight

San Diego, CA – May 2015 Marine coolers are insulated storage equipment that are used to store food products, drinking water, or perishable raw food items like fresh fish and poultry in places where refrigerators or other types of power operated cold storage is not available. These are handy accessories for people who need to be outdoors for a prolonged period of time like those out on a fishing trip.

Factor to consider

The most important factor while choosing a cooler should be the amount and type of item required to be stored. The cost of the cooler largely depends on its size. Those who want to store the items for relatively longer duration, say more than 24 hours, would require a cooler with a very high quality of insulation and hence low temperature variance over time.

Other factors to consider

  • Locking ability: the quality of the sealing has a lot to do with preservation and protection from the outside environment. The type of lock will define the level of security against theft of the items stored inside.
  • Carrying handles: should be sturdy and conveniently located for ease of handling. Some coolers have molded handles while others have rope like handles. Both the handle types are beneficial.
  • Type of hinges: there are integrated hinges which are molded into the box with the help of stainless steel pins. These hinges are rust resistant, they converse space, and are scratch proofs.

Who needs them mostly?

These coolers are bulky in size and cannot be moved from one place to the other easily. They are used basically for outdoor purposes and mostly by the fishermen. Other than these people, people with outdoor activities like workers of cold storage depots and drivers of vehicles who transport perishable items from one place to the other needs and use these coolers. These coolers are a high investment and should be bought only if one finds the use of it. These coolers are sturdy in built and can be used as a sitting place by the fishermen in long wait of their catch.

Pros and cons

Marine coolers are ideal for people working outdoors for long hours of time. They help in keeping the perishable items such as food and fish fresh for long hours and people working or involved in these industries do not hesitate to invest a good amount of money to buy these coolers. But for people with no much work in the sun, these coolers tend to be useless and cumbersome. Other than the cost of the product which is relative, the other merits and demerits are:

Pros

  • They are odor resistant and are score high on durability factor.
  • They are corrosion resistant and are cost effective with use in longer period of time.
  • They have good insulation and temperature controlling methods

Cons

  • They are not meant for people with rare outdoor activities as they are heavy and cannot be moved easily from place to place.
  • Due to their weight and cost they are not ideal for picnics and hikings.


Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
E-mail: JoseC@MegaSuperStoreS.com
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 220, Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450
Website: http://www.cooler-store.com/

Mobility scooters and their insurance

Scooters for disabled people are used worldwide and have become a common sight on the roads and pavements. They liberate the disabled people who suffer disability due to deformations, injuries caused by accidents or disability due to old age. They provide a good sense of freedom in movement and boosts up their sense of independence. With increase of use, the risk factor and the user’s responsibility involved too increase. And thus, the need for insuring one’s scooter too is on a high.

Scooters and their insurance policy

The insurance of one’s disability aided scooters are not yet a necessary legal requirement policy in many a countries. So, legally there’s no need for insuring one’s mobile scooters. However, in practicality one should insure his or her scooter against third party liability. Other than third party liability insurance cover, the scooter user should also insure his health against any accidental injuries which can occur during scooter accidents. The insurance policies should also cover damages which may happen to one’s own vehicle during accidents or due to mechanical faults. The coverage should at least cover the expense of new mobile scooters if the need arises.

Insurance against third party liability

Insurance policies should cover expenses incurred by the owner of the vehicle against third party liability. This kind of damage can occur if the scooter driver causes any accidental damage or injuries to another person and his or her property. The amount to be paid varies from being a nominal amount to ranging up to substantial payment in major accidental cases where there can be serious damage to one’s life or property. The insurance policies should be structured in such a manner that the companies cover for most of the high expenses incurred by the scooter owner. It is important to check the credit limit of the insurance policies.

Insurance against theft

Majority of the mobility aided scooters are electric powered and are of high price range, hence, their chances of being stolen increases. The case of theft can be against the whole scooter or just the batteries. But a loss is a loss, and in this case it becomes bigger as the scooters and their parts are very expensive. The insurance policy done for the mobility aided scooter should cover one against cases of theft. They should give coverage for the value of the scooter as well as for its parts.

Insurance and trips

While buying an insurance policy for mobility scooters, one should check if the policy covers for any kind of accidents or damages caused due to it during a holiday or if a person is on a trip. Before buying the policy an individual should check for the holiday coverage and also check its terms and conditions to ensure if one is covered during his or her trip and in which parts of a country he or she is entitled for any kind of insurance claims.

It is important to check that the insurance companies from which a disabled person buys his or her policy is an authorised insurance companies for the disabled people.

Contact :
Contact Person: Mo Abusham
E-mail: info@betterlifemobility.com
BETTER LIFE MOBILITY CENTERS
Address: 8130 Parkway Dr.La Mesa, CA 91942
Tel/Fax: 888 540 8267
Website: http://www.betterlifemobility.com/

Medical freezers-the specific medical equipment

San Diego, CA – May 2015 Medical freezers are designed for storing medical samples like vaccines, other medical related sample and scientific experimental chemicals. A domestic freezer and a medical freezer may be may appear very similar but they are very differently designed. The foremost difference is in their range of operating temperature. While a freezer for domestic use goes maximum up to about 10 degrees below zero, a medical freezer in a lab may be required to freeze up to temperatures of -85 degrees. Hence, while buying a freezer for laboratory use, specific search has to be made. Some of the tips discussed below may be of help while choosing the right freezer for laboratory use.

There are many tips to buy medical freezers and accessories, some of them are as follows:

  1. Configuration based on requirement

There are hundreds of different configurations available for medical freezers. The requirement for a laboratory is definitely more than just keeping a cool temperature. A sample of blood may need some extra precaution like sterilized environment and humidity control while a sample of tissue may need some different range of temperature. Hence, the features should be chosen depending on the type of material to be preserved. Features like moisture control, fresh air circulation, regenerative air filter etc. are must haves in many cases.

  1. Safety features

Some samples or chemical compositions may be extremely sensitive to temperature. These might require a temperature sensor with alarm that can alert the operator whenever there is any fault, power failure or change in settings required. Many systems come with a microprocessor controlled temperature unit that automatically maintains the desired temperature. A built in reliable voltage stabilizer is another desirable feature.

  1. Size and type

The freezers may be designed as upright units with vertical doors or may be of chest types (similar to ones used for storing ice-creams). The space constraints and allotted location for the freezer in the laboratory should dominate this choice. The convenience of the operator should also be taken into account. For small sized laboratories dealing with small number and size of sample, oversized freezer will take up most of the space which can be otherwise filled with other useful instruments.

  1. Temperature stability

The medical freezers product documentation should be thoroughly read before buying any freezer. The range of temperature settings should suffice the requirements. Hence, it is very important that the person who is actually going to operate the laboratory should vet the product. In many freezer designs, the temperature at different areas inside the storage space may vary or there may be different compartments allocated for separate temperate zones. It is extremely important that the freezer is capable of maintaining a stable temperature in spite of voltage fluctuations and is well insulated and protected from the variations in external temperature.

The internet should be used extensively while carrying out a search for such products as the descriptions may contain many unknown technical jargons that might be misleading. The product history and reputation of various manufacturers should also be verified.

Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
E-mail: JoseC@MegaSuperStoreS.com
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 220, Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450
Website: http://www.cooler-store.com/

Medical freezers-the specific medical equipment

San Diego, CA – May 2015 Medical freezers are designed for storing medical samples like vaccines, other medical related sample and scientific experimental chemicals. A domestic freezer and a medical freezer may be may appear very similar but they are very differently designed. The foremost difference is in their range of operating temperature. While a freezer for domestic use goes maximum up to about 10 degrees below zero, a medical freezer in a lab may be required to freeze up to temperatures of -85 degrees. Hence, while buying a freezer for laboratory use, specific search has to be made. Some of the tips discussed below may be of help while choosing the right freezer for laboratory use.

There are many tips to buy medical freezers and accessories, some of them are as follows:

  1. Configuration based on requirement

There are hundreds of different configurations available for medical freezers. The requirement for a laboratory is definitely more than just keeping a cool temperature. A sample of blood may need some extra precaution like sterilized environment and humidity control while a sample of tissue may need some different range of temperature. Hence, the features should be chosen depending on the type of material to be preserved. Features like moisture control, fresh air circulation, regenerative air filter etc. are must haves in many cases.

  1. Safety features

Some samples or chemical compositions may be extremely sensitive to temperature. These might require a temperature sensor with alarm that can alert the operator whenever there is any fault, power failure or change in settings required. Many systems come with a microprocessor controlled temperature unit that automatically maintains the desired temperature. A built in reliable voltage stabilizer is another desirable feature.

  1. Size and type

The freezers may be designed as upright units with vertical doors or may be of chest types (similar to ones used for storing ice-creams). The space constraints and allotted location for the freezer in the laboratory should dominate this choice. The convenience of the operator should also be taken into account. For small sized laboratories dealing with small number and size of sample, oversized freezer will take up most of the space which can be otherwise filled with other useful instruments.

  1. Temperature stability

The medical freezers product documentation should be thoroughly read before buying any freezer. The range of temperature settings should suffice the requirements. Hence, it is very important that the person who is actually going to operate the laboratory should vet the product. In many freezer designs, the temperature at different areas inside the storage space may vary or there may be different compartments allocated for separate temperate zones. It is extremely important that the freezer is capable of maintaining a stable temperature in spite of voltage fluctuations and is well insulated and protected from the variations in external temperature.

The internet should be used extensively while carrying out a search for such products as the descriptions may contain many unknown technical jargons that might be misleading. The product history and reputation of various manufacturers should also be verified.

Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
E-mail: JoseC@MegaSuperStoreS.com
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 220, Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450
Website: http://www.cooler-store.com/

Funeral services-honoring the deceased

San Diego, CA – May 2015 Death and funerals are part and parcel of life. Even though everyone has to face it, saying good bye to a near and dear one is never easy. Death is a heart breaking experience and the friends and family left behind take time in coming terms with it. With death also comes the task of arranging details for the final journey of the person. This is known as funerals. Funeral is important as the honor the life of the departed soul.

What are these services?

Services which takes place in a formal or informal manner, keeping the religion and cultural tradition of the deceased before burying the body is known as funeral service. This service helps the family come in terms with the reality of death and gives them a sense of closure. The services can either be pre-decided by the person dead in his or her lifetime or can take place as per the wishes of the family. People attending these services consul each other and celebrate life.

Why these services are needed?

Funeral has an important role to play in the final journey of the deceased. The services are needed for honoring the dead and celebrating the life he or she has led in this world. These services allow the close ones of the deceased to say their final goodbyes and also help the remaining family and friends to come in terms with the death. The people attending the services can provide condolences to each other and give one another mental strength to accept the fact. These services honor the life of the dead person.

How to plan these services?

Before organizing funerals it is very important to plan the funerals in the right manner. They should hire a professional service provider and decide on the procedure of the ceremony. The family has to decide on the place of burial and the service providers have to obtain burial ground permission. They should decide on the manner of the service, as in, will it be a traditional service or a memorial one. They should also decide on the proceedings, who will preside over the ceremony, whether speeches will be read, time of visitation, number of invitees, food arrangements, budget and if any token of remembrance will be given to the invitees or not. Planning also include the type of music to be played, display of the deceased’s photograph, achievements etc. and any other kind of personal touch if they want in the funeral.

Service providers

There are many professional funeral services providers who help the aggrieved family in organizing the funerals for the deceased. They are a dedicated team of workers who organize funerals on payments. They work closely with the family of the departed soul and arrange the funeral as per the religious and cultural traditions of the person and as per their personal wishes. The service providers provide the family with a funeral coordinator who works with them and makes all the needed arrangements. The providers not only provide people with proper services but, they also provide the family with the items needed for the funeral such as coffins, caskets, legal papers etc.

Contact :
Contact Person: Maureen Sullivan
E-mail: info@sanluisrey.org
Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
Address: 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057-6402
Tel/Fax: (760) 757-3651
Website: http://www.sanluisrey.org/

Water heaters-An everyday necessity

San Diego, CA – May 2015 Equipment that uses electricity or any other source of energy to raise the temperature of normal water for domestic or industrial use may be called a water heater. Hot water finds use in multiple household applications especially in winter and is a necessity in places with colder climate. Hence a water heater also serves as a reservoir of hot or warm water and provides constant supply. In majority of industrial processes, heated water or steam is required. This is provided by large scale industrial heaters or boilers.

Water boiler and its working

Water boiler for domestic use is also known as a thermo pot. It is basically a water reservoir with a heating element at the bottom that uses electricity to heat up the water and maintain it at a constant temperature. Different models offer variety of features like temperature selection settings, automatic turn off, options for hot, warm and lukewarm water etc. the boiler can be used to make tea/coffee, hot chocolate or simply as a source of warm drinking water. They come in a range of size options from small portable kettles that are handy for travelling to large wall mounted boilers that are more suited for use in kitchen.

Advantages

Traditionally water has been heated with the help of fire. This process is highly energy inefficient as a major portion of the heat is lost to the atmosphere and takes a lot of time. Advantages of using an electric water boiler are:

  • Highly energy efficient system as the heating element uses very less electricity
  • The process takes very less time due to the insulated body of the reservoir and the heating element also enclosed in it
  • The water is maintained at a higher temperature for a longer time
  • Compact, portable and cost effective

Maintenance

Most modern water boilers, whether portable or wall mounted face the problem of sedimentation. Since water contains numerous minerals, boiling the water breaks down many such minerals into their constituent elements and compounds and they generally settle at the bottom. The process is called sedimentation and due to this the heating element gets coated with a layer of sediments. This reduces the heating efficiency of the element and sometimes might give away foul smell also, like rotten egg smell due to excessive deposition. The heater thus requires regular cleaning and vinegar is very useful for scraping off sedimentation.

Apart from sedimentation, larger and more sophisticated water heaters like the bathroom geyser that are permanently installed may need periodical checks and maintenance. It is advisable to get these done by a trained professional from the dealer or supplier.

How to purchase them online

Portable water heaters like the electric kettle are readily available through popular online shopping websites. Since it is a very simple device and very commonly used, online purchase is the easiest way. For larger heaters like a bathroom geyser, it is prudent to choose and buy the product online and getting it installed through the dealer.

Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
E-mail: JoseC@MegaSuperStoreS.com
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 10679 Westview Pkwy,San Diego, CA 92126
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450
Website: http://www.heater-store.com/