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Bio-SOY ISO-32 Hydraulic Fluid, Bio-Degradable, Safer for Farms and Maritime Operations

by Barbara 30. April 2016 09:12

Question about Bio-SOY ISO-32 Hydraulic Fluids

Q: "What advantages are there to using a bio-based hydraulic fluid?" Thanks. Harry.

Answer: BioSOY All Season Hydraulic Oil ISO-32 by Natural Soy Products, formely SoyClean and Environmentally Preferred, meets or exceeds performance requirements for high-pressure hydraulic systems.  This biodegradable hydraulic oil is bio-based: the natural seed oils surpass lubricity of most conventional oils. This formulation combines anti-wear properties with oxidation stability for prolonged oil effectiveness and protection of hydraulic components.  Can help reduce liability for oil cleanup from spills and leaks. Not only protects against wear but has a high flash point for safety.

There are environmentally sensitive applications for hydraulic fluids. For example, farming equipment and marine dredging equipment uses hydraulic fluids. Oil lines can rupture. Using biodegradable hydraulic fluids saves money when oil leaks. Bio-SOY from Natural Soy PRoducts has a higher flash point, too. 100% all natural ingredients with soy-based formula. Environmentally friendly, Non-toxic, No caustic fumes, Biodegradable. Non flammable, Non abrasive. Made in USA .

Available in 16 oz, cases of 18 bottles, each 16 ounces, economical 5 gallon containers, case of 6 bottles, each one gallon and 55 gallon drums.

Thanks for your question,

Sincerely, Barbara

 

BBQ Grill Cleaner, All Natural, Soy-Based,Effective, No Noxious Odor

by Barbara 26. April 2016 14:10

Question about the product: Natural Soy Products BBQ Grill Cleaner,22 oz.Spray

Q: "We have a restaurant with electric grills. We need an effective cleaner whose fumes won't make our employees ill. I read about the soy based all natural cleaners. Just wanted to know how effective this one is. Thanks. Carl."

Answer: Natural Soy Products makes this BBQ grill cleaner in the Midwest. Formerly Soy Clean, this "green" cleaning product softens and loosens the soiled surfaces for removal of char, grease and burnt residue. Simply spray on and wipe away the grease and grime! The Barbeque Grill Cleaner's Bio-based content is 91% as tested by Iowa State University using conventional radiocarbon analytical methods. BBQ Grill Cleaner was tested by the Wall Street Journal and determined to be the most effective product, even compared to traditional, toxic products. “In a recent test, we found the most natural product [Natural Soy Products BBQ Grill Cleaner] worked the best. This soy-based product cleaned just as well or better than the less-natural ones, and didn’t have the noxious odor.” Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2007

All Natural Soy Products cleaners, lubricants and degreasers are soy-based. The natural characteristics of soy make an excellent solvent with a kauri-butanol (KB) value of 58. Soy is also compatible with other organic solvents and can be used to formulate many types of productsoy..

Natural Soy Products BBQ Grill Cleaner is a 100% natural, soy-based, non-toxic product that rinses away with water. Most other grill cleaners on the market are harsh and even dangerous to users and the environment. This BBQ Grill cleaner contains no hazardous ingredients. This cleaner also comes in larger containers. Try the One Gallon size if you have large areas to clean. It is also available in 5 gallon buckets and in 55 gallon drums.

BBQ Grill Cleaner Product Details:

    Low volatility with no hazardous vapors or fumes
    Soap and water clean up
    USDA approved for use in meat processing facilities, restaurants, deli's and cafeterias
    Non-toxic and environmentally friendly
    Biodegradable
    Nonflammable
    Non-abrasive
    Effective cleaning for:
        Barbeque cookers
        Smokers
        Grills
        Stoves
        Foreman Grills
        Webber Grills
        Holland Grills
        Utensils
        Pots and pans
    Made in Brooklyn, Iowa, USA by Natural Soy Products 

Thanks for your question,

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Avoid Being a Victim of the Annual Mosquito Invasion

by Barbara 30. May 2015 10:08

Question: "How Can I Reduce My Risk from Mosquito Borne Illnesses?" Thanks. Tom

Answer: Fortunately, according to USA Today, Sunday May 24, 2015, most mosquitoes do not carry disease. The most prevalent diseases that effect humans are West Nile virus, encephalitiis, Dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya. We dog owners give preventative medication for heart worm disease, a disease very expensive to treat. West Nile is transmitted to mosquitoes after a bird eats an infected mosquito and then a mosquito feeds on the infected bird and then feeds on a human.

Steps to take to prevent bites include:

  1. Eliminate standing water near home or business.
  2. Avoid walks and other outdoor activities
  3. Use insect repellent
  4. Wear clothing with long sleeves and long pants.

Now you might be thinking, "Wow, that makes life a bit more difficult. How do I have a backyard BBQ, etc."

Your choices are to kill those mosquitoes in standing water like your koi pond, repel them from your party area or to attract mosquitoes to a location at a distance from your gathering.

To Kill Mosquitoes in Standing Water

  • Mosquito Dunks use BTI, a live bacteria that's deadly to mosquito larvae, harmless to other living things.
  • Mosquito Bits kill larvae, turning water in swampy areas, flower pots, etc. black. Bits are made from Corn cob granules coated in BTI/

To Attract Mosuitoes Away from Your Porch, Patio, etc.


There are other mosquito traps that Safe Home sells like the Bite Shield Indoor or Outdoor Electric Trap that mounts on a wall. Or choose the Biteshield Indoor Flying Insect Trap that attracts mosquitoes if you add Octenol attractant. This is a photo-catalytic indoor flying insect trap that lures moths, gnats, and other household flying insects using white LED lights and mosquitoes with 4bBlue LED UV lights that react with TiO2 (titanium dioxide) emitting soft light waves TiO2 reactions also can reduce harmful microorganisms that are constantly circulating through the air. (See U of Florida Study, 1997.) So the insects dies and dehydrate in the trap.

Use of Citronella/Geraniol candles also help to repel mosquitoes from outdoor activities. Bite Shield Mosquito Repelling Candles in Ceramic Pots repel mosquitoes and add color to your tables.

Browse and make your choice. If you have questions, send us an email to sales@safehomeproducts.com or phone us at 877-358-0900 during business hours. Remember USA Today notes the top 20 mosquito ridden cities include most of the South, Texas, New England and parts of the MidWest including Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, 

Barbara

Avoid Chikungunya Fever's Severe Aches and Flu Symptoms with Vigilant Mosquito Control: Traps, Repellents, Etc.

by Barbara 23. May 2014 06:53

Question about how to protect against Chikungunya Fever.

Question: "I live in Florida. This new virus from the Caribbean is spread by mosquitoes and is now in Florida. I understand that if a mosquito bites someone with the virus and that mosquito bites you, you are in for severe arthritic symptoms, possibly for months and flu-like symptoms. What suggestions do you have to avoid this nasty new virus? Thanks. Steve."

Answer:

For your person, we suggest liberal use of mosquito repellent products whenever you go outside. Wear long sleeved shirts, long pants and socks. Avoid being outside unprotected between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes tend to swarm.

For your home and yard, here are some suggestions:

Good luck and enjoy your summer!

Thanks for the question.

Sincerely, Barbara

AmCells Load Cells Are USA Made, Save and Buy American

by Barbara 23. April 2014 08:15

Question about load cells Made in USA.

Q: "I am looking for American made load cells. I've had quality control issues with those made in China." Thanks. John

Answer: AmCells, located in California, makes all their loadcells here in the USA.  Phone Safe Home Products or LoadCellsUSA.com directly and receive an additional 5% off our low prices. Only Exceptions: 561ST and 561SB. Includes all STL, SSB, DST, DSL, DSS, DSF, T103, SPB and SPM load cells.

Do remember:

  • 1. Have load cells calibrated at AmCells for use with a newly purchased AmCells DIN3 Digital Weighing Indicator. Cost is dependent upon the type and quantities purchased.
  • 2. Have a local scale repair person re-calibrate your scale if you are replacing an existing load cell.
  • 3. For an application like a batch filling machine, the factory where the machine is located needs to re-calibrate the machine after the load cells are replaced.

Thanks for your question.

Feel free to contact us if you need more help. We'd need to know the specifics of your application and the load cells you are replacing.

Sincerely, Barbara

Temperature Guard Remote Monitors for Temperature, Humidity & Power Now Need No Land Lines!

by Barbara 5. November 2013 12:25

Q: "I need to know if power fails or the temperature or humidity changes in my home in Connecticut in the winter or in our motor home when we travel in the summer. We winter in Florida and take our animals with us. I live in a safe neighborhood so I am not worried about break-ins. What do you suggest?" Thanks. Calvin

Answer: I suggest you purchase the new CM712 TemperatureGuard Self-Contained Remote Monitor. Microtechnologies introduced the CM712 in late summer 2013. This replaces the VM-500-3 and VM-500-3HT units that required a land line. This is an easily set up unit suitable for computer rooms, homes, motorhomes, boats and more. You may choose to purchase two units, one for your permanent home and one for your on-the-go home. For example, if the 120VAC power in your motor home park fails or your air conditioner stops cooling, you'll know if you are shopping, etc.

The initial cost is about $600. Remember you won't have to pay for a land line. You will need a SIM card, available on a monthly basis from Microtechnologies.com, the manufacturer. Or you can get one from ATT, etc.  Alerts go via the cell network. The three sensors for temperature, power and humidity are built in. If you want you can add a dry contact door sensor. In an RV park, you probably won't need that. The "tweets" are sent right to your cell phone or computer. An internal battery back-up means alerts continue if power fails.

Text Message Alarm Notices Include:

Temperature or humidity goes out of limits

  • A door is opened  (if you have that sensor installed)
  • Water is detected. (if you have that sensor installed)
  • When the alarm condition is corrected.
  • If an alarm condition is not corrected.
  • Power outage
  • Low internal or external battery.

Dual power operation:

120vac with its included wall mount power supply.
12vdc source for use in cars, trucks, campers, boats. Requires 12 Adapter Not Included.

SIM Plan Details:

A SIM card plan is required for the CM712 to connect to the cell network. Two options are: purchase a T-Mobile SIM card through TemperatureGuard.com (Curent cost in 2013 $150 per year or $12.50 per month with an automatic renewal). Or purchase a SIM from AT&T™ or from any GSM cell service provider worldwide. No SIM card is included with the TemperatureGuard unit.

CM712 Features:

  • Quad-band EGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Works on the AT&T™and T-Mobile™ cell networks.
  • Program up to four cell phone numbers to send alarm text messages to.
  • Program an ID text so if you have more than one CM712 you'll know which one is in alarm.
  • Programmable high and low temperature limits for each sensor
  • Programmable alarm time delay for each sensor.
  • Handy reminder feature will send additional text messages if an alarm condition continues.
  • Internal rechargeable battery backup. Approximately 6 hours.
  • Ability to connect external battery for even longer life when power is out
  • Wall mount enclosure.


Specifications:

One internal temperature sensor

Measuring range -4°F to 154°F
Accuracy: +-.4 degrees
Resolution: 1 degree

One internal humidity sensor
Measuring range: 0 to 100% RH
Accuracy: +- 3%
Resolution: 1%

Antenna bulkhead fitting: SMA FemaleCM712

Operating Temperature Range: 32°F to 125°F
Enclosure Dimensions: 5.625" x 3.250" x 1.375"
Plug-in wall transformer included

Facts and Questions:

Q: What is the minimum I need to buy to have a basic monitoring system?
A: One CM712 and a SIM plan.

Q: What type of SIM card does the CM712 use?
A: 1.8V or 3.0V SIM card and complies with the Phase 2 GSM 11.14 standard

Thank you for your question. Please contact us for further information.

Sincerely, Barbara

When Must New AmCells Load Cells Be Calibrated? And By Whom?

by Barbara 4. November 2013 09:12

Question about load cells and calibration.

Q: "I need to replace load cells in an existing scale. Do they need calibration? When do new load cells need to be calibrated?" Thanks. Steve

Answer: Here are some examples of when and who calibrates load cells. The timing of the calibration depends upon the application.

  • 1. Have load cells calibrated at AmCells for use with a newly purchased AmCells DIN3 Digital Weighing Indicator or for new applications. Cost is dependent upon the type and quantities purchased.
  • 2. Have a local scale repair person re-calibrate your scale if you are replacing an existing load cell.
  • 3. For an application like a batch filling machine, the factory where the machine is located needs to re-calibrate the machine after the load cells are replaced.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for your question.

Feel free to contact us if you need more help. We'd need to know the specifics of your application and the load cells you are replacing.

Sincerely, Barbara

24 Volt Heater for Large Construction Vehicles Provides Over 2100 BTU Heat Output

by Barbara 8. January 2013 07:08

Question about the Product: Roadworthy Back Seat Heater Plus 24 Volt

Q:"How much heat does this 24 volt heater produce? Our company operates large construction vehicles in colder climates. The vehicle heaters do not product enough heat to keep our employees comfortable. Thanks. Tom."

Answer: The 24 volt model of the Roadworthy Back Seat Heater would meet your needs. as it generates over 2100 BTU's of heat when it is operating. It hard-wires to the battery. The Back Seat Heater has an on-off switch, a heat control, a heat with fan or fan only modes. The vehicle engine MUST run in order to use the heater and fan. Wattage consumed is 600 watts.

Powered by the vehicle's battery, this truck heater is easily installed in different locations within the vehicle. The outer housing stays cool during use. An ignition block allows truck heater operation only when the engine is running. Unique cell design: 100% efficient heat transfer to room air.

Roadworthy Heaters are assembled in the USA.

Notes to Remember about Roadworthy Back Seat Heaters:

  •  Not intended as primary heat source. Air output is 20° to 30° warmer than air input.
  •  Alternator must produce 45 to 40 amps for enough power to operate heater.
  •  Mount low, along floor, under elevated seats, on wheelwells, or on the floor.
  •  Start vehicle before turning on heater. Operate heater and fan ONLY if engine is running.
  • Installation required. Included: wire, optional dash mounted switch and universal mounting bracket. 

 Roadworthy Back Seat Heat Model 4000 (24 Volt Only) Specifications:

  • Patent #4,9000,898 and 323,553
  • Voltage: 24V DC
  • Current: 25 amp @24 VDC
  • Power consumption: 600W, 2100 BTUs
  • High temperature cut-out recycling limit switch
  • Wire harness length: 20 ft
  • Universal mounting bracket
  • Auxiliary control: optional dashboard on/off switch
  • Controls: off, fan only, heat
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Fan rating: 102 CFM
  • Assembled in USA
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Dimensions: 5.25 in x 7.25 in x 8.25 in
  • Weight: approx. 6 lbs
  • Made in USA by Family Safety Products

Thanks for your question.
Sincerely,
Barbara

 

Paint Remover and Paint Stripper, Non Toxic, No Methylene Chloride

by Barbara 17. July 2012 14:02

Question about Natural Soy Products Paint Remover.

Question: "I am looking for a paint stripper or paint remover for removing latex, oil-based and lead-based paint including silver and black spray paint. I prefer a paint stripper that does not contain methylene chloride. Also I want a versatile product that can be used on wood, metal, concrete, glass, aluminum siding, tile, spray equipment, clothing, carpeting, concrete, brick, brushes and furniture. Does SoyClean (Natural Soy Products )paint remover meet my needs? I'd like to purchase it in at least one gallon containers. Thanks. Tom."


Answer:  Natural Soy Products Paint Remover and Stripper is a natural, soy-based, non-toxic product that rinses away with water. Natural Soy Products Paint Stripper is made from 100% all natural ingredients, so it contains no hazardous ingredients. Because Natural Soy Products stripper is non-toxic, paint removal may take a bit longer. The advantages though are that you will have no exposure to cancer causing substances like methylene chloride, also called dichloromethane. That is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Methylene chloride is used in various industrial processes, in many different industries including paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing. The most common means of exposure to methylene chloride is inhalation and skin exposure. OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen.. According to the US Dept of Labor, methylene chloride, also called dichloromethane, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Methylene chloride is used in various industrial processes, in many different industries including paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing. The most common means of exposure to methylene chloride is inhalation and skin exposure. OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen.

Paint Stripper Instructions: 

    Shake product for at least one minute.
    Apply liberally to surface. Avoid using on plastic or vinyl.
    Allow product time to work.   The longer you let it set, the less work you have to do to remove the paint.   If there are several layers of paint, or if the paint has been there for a very long time, we recommend letting the product soak over night. This Paint Stripper will penetrate multiple layers of paint for several hours, without needing to be reapplied. That's the beauty of the soybean oil! It won't evaporate like toxic strippers.
    Test a small area to see if the paint is softened and ready to be removed. Rinse surface clean with water. Neutralize surface with mild dish soap, like Dawn for example.

How does the Soy Clean Paint Stripper Work?

The soybean oil gives the Paint Stripper an Extra long wet time. So while, it isn’t designed to work immediately, it is VERY effective when it is allowed time to work. The longer you let it set, the less scrubbing you will have to do. With only one application, you will be able to remove multiple layers of paint. SoyClean Graffiti Remover and Adhesive and Mastic Remover works the same way – even when removing tough carpet glue or tile mastic!

SoyClean Paint Stripping Product Features:

    Removes paint overspray, wood stains, water based sealers, linseed oils, latex stains, lacquer overspray, and stencil paints
    No caustic alkalis to darken wood and raise grain or burn skin and eyes.
    Soy-based cleaner
    Environmentally friendly
    One gallon covers about 200 sq. feet.
    Non-Toxic
    Biodegradable
    High flash point
    Contains no cancer-causing methylene chloride (DCM)
    Made in Iowa, USA.

SoyClean soy based paint stripper comes in 22 ounce refillable spray bottles, one gallon containers or 5 gallon containers or 55 gallon drums. Please contact us for pricing and delivery costs on the larger sized containers.

If you have more questions, please contact us at sales@safehomeproducts.com or phone customer service week-days at 877-358-0900 x 102.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

SoyClean Adhesive and Mastic Remover to Clean Food Packaging Line

by Barbara 17. July 2012 09:52

Question about the Natural Soy Products (SoyClean) Adhesive and Mastic Remover 22 oz.-6 Bottles

Question: "We need this product quickly as we are going to change a packaging line tomorrow. Can it be sent Next Day Air? What sizes does it come in? We are a leading packaging company of such products as plastic wrap, foil and plastic bags. One of our other locations was extremely pleased with the results.  Thanks. Maria."

Answer: We can have the SoyClean shipped to you yet today.

This effective, safe cleaning product removes residue from labels, stickers, decals, grease, crayons, shoe polish, floor mastic and asbestos-based mastic. SoyClean's Adhesive and Mastic Remover is a natural soy based, non toxic product that effectively removes adhesives and mastics from almost any surface. The Adhesive and Mastic Remover's Bio-based content is 61% as tested by Iowa State University using conventional radiocarbon analytical methods.

Soy Clean Adhesive and Mastic Remover Product Details:

    100% all natural ingredients
    Soy based formula
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-toxic
    No caustic fumes
    Biodegradable
    Non flammable
    Non abrasive
    Made in USA.

You can also purchase this eco friendly, green product Natural Soy Products Adhesive and Mastic Remover in a one gallon bottle or a SoyClean Adhesive and Mastic Remover 5 Gallon Pail.. Please phone or email for pricing on the 55 gallon drum.

Please keep Safe Home in mind the next time you need to purchase green products.

Thanks for your business.

Sincerely,

Barbara