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Will My Insurance Include Oxygen Concentrator Expense?

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When individuals with breathing problems are recently prescribed oxygen therapy, one of the first concerns is the cost. Oxygen therapy equipment can be expensive and many patients are unaware of insurance benefits available to them.

Oxygen is considered a medical treatment and must be prescribed by a doctor in order for you to receive it. Some patients may need only occasional or short term oxygen therapy while others require a long term use of oxygen therapy. Oxygen concentrator is one of the most popular oxygen delivery systems. They come in variety of sizes providing solutions for both home and travel.

Most insurance plans cover most of the cost provided your test results show that you require oxygen therapy. Private insurance coverage varies from company to company that is why it is important to check with your provider to see if your policy provides coverage.

In some cases, however, oxygen therapy is covered when your physician provides the results of pulse oximetry testing that prove that you need supplemental oxygen for your well-being. Pulse oximetry measures the amount of oxygen carried by the blood. This is a simple test that will help your physician make a diagnosis and qualify you for oxygen therapy to be covered by most insurance.

In Medicare case, it varies from state to state. Medicare will help pay for oxygen therapy equipment under these conditions:

In Medicare case, it varies from state to state. Medicare will help pay for oxygen therapy equipment under these conditions:

* Your physician confirms that you have lung disease and that oxygen therapy will help improve your condition.
* Your arterial blood gas level falls within a certain range.
* Other alternative methods have been tried and were not effective to you.

If you meet the above mentioned conditions, Medicare will help pay for:

* Oxygen supply systems (oxygen concentrators included)
* Oxygen contents
* Supplies for the delivery of oxygen

There are 2 exclusions for coverage of portable oxygen systems:

o If oxygen is provided for use during sleep only
o If portable oxygen is used only as a back up to a permanent oxygen system.

Author recommends to check out more reviews on Oxygen Concentrators.

Written by chamiers

September 15th, 2011 at 12:20 am

How to Build a Racing Lawnmower?

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How to build a racing lawnmower

You can have great time altering your lawn mower into a racer. Of course you will indeed have more fun actually participating in races or simply driving the mower, however, if you are good with tools and like working on a project then this will still be a worthwhile effort. Building a racing lawnmower isn’t that difficult to create something that is race worthy once you have the know how, the right tools and a bit of motivation. Once you are done you can to take it for a test drive and see your handy work in motion. There are a couple purchases you will need to make, some of these things may be acquired at a scrap yard if you are lucky enough to find them. You don’t need to spend an arm and leg, you just have to ensure that whatever parts you purchase will fit your racer and do a satisfactory job of improving performance.

How To Build A Racing Lawnmower

Required Materials

Smaller pulleys

New muffler (Optional)


Required Tools



1.The first thing you will need to do is changing the pulleys. Basically this will improve your lawn mower’s speed which is a must if you intend to win any races. You will need to remove the motor from the lawn mower. Then turn it upside down but very gently when doing this, so you won’t end up accidentally damaging the motor. Now get your wrench and remove the bolt and tap that are needed for keeping the pulley in the correct position. You can now put on your smaller pulley. After doing this inspect your motor to make sure it doesn’t have any noticeably damaged areas. This is especially crucial for your dry belt. If it looks bad replace it immediately. To complete this part of the process reattach your dry belt and ensure you tighten the bolts.

2.Inspect your muffler thoroughly. You don’t want to drive a racer that contains a bad muffler as this will let it burn gas less efficiently and drive a bit sluggishly. You will be looking for signs of corrosion or any holes that may cause the leakage of fuel. While the corrosion can be cleaned off, the holes will likely be irreparable unless you opt to get it welded by a specialist. If not change your muffler.

3.You can then unhook one of your governors. This is located on the carburettor and can reduce speed potential if one end is still attached to the throttle feed. Hence you will need to remove the governor from the throttle feed to increase performance.

4.Check the tires to make sure they are road ready. You may want to change the tires for functionality purposes. For example the wheels at the back can be increased in size if you will be participating in a lot of off-road or mud racing. Additionally you may put on smaller wheels in the front if you would like your racer to drive more effectively around curves. The choice is entirely up to you on this one.

5.Some race tracks may have specific guidelines about what the mowers should possess. For example there are some that expect the driver to maintain the mowing deck to allow the racer more stability. Make adjustments based on these regulations.

6.You may now add some paint or any other decorative touches to make your mower stand out.

Tips and Warnings

You can look at other racers to get more ideas on how to make your racer faster. Speak to a few experts in this area to give yourself that needed boost.

Wear a helmet whenever you are racing, serious injuries may occur if you meet in an accident while racing

Wearing something over your eye, that is a pair of goggles, is a good idea.

Written by admin

June 17th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Posted in Automotive - RV

How to Build a Trailer?

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Are you planning a long journey across the country and need a way to transport all your necessities? Are you relocating and need a way to transport your furniture and other items? If you replied yes to any of these questions, then a trailer is definitely the resolution to your dilemma. It is a good plan to invest in a trailer. As a matter of fact, once you own a trailer you will start to uncover many purposes that you never thought of for your trailer. A trailer is a engineless container with wheels that is connected to a vehicle in order to tow anything it is that you need to pull. It is really a box on wheels. They can effectivelytransport large number of cargo at a time and can be either enclosed or uncovered. Supplied underneath are the instructions on how to construct your own trailer.

How To Build A Trailer

Necessary Materials:

Metal Sheeting

Axle assembly

Wheel assembly



1” x 4” Boards

Angle iron


Required Tools:




Tape Measure


Metal scissors

Welding machine


1. Firstly, choose what kind of trailer you need and what size. Use the tape measure and measure the size that you want to help you assess the amount of materials that you will require. You must frame out your trailer using angle iron that must be cut and welded to create the frame.

2. Next, use a pencil to draw out the design on metal sheets which should be based on your earlier measurements. Use a metal scissors to cut out the plans you traced on the metal sheeting.

3. Weld the parts together making sure that no openings are left between them.

4. Install the axle. It should be placed in the centre of the wheels. Where you put the axle on the trailer is based on how you want the trailer to function. If you want it to tilt backwards, then the axle should be installed close to the centre of gravity.

5. Mount the wheels on the axle.

6. The tongue must now be attached to the trailer. It comprises a hand wheel, a coupler and a latch. Turn the trailer wrong side up and weld the coupler firmly to the body of the trailer using the welding machine. Weld the tongue beams in the similarly.

7. Affix a latch to the body of the trailer to help when attaching the trailer to another vehicle for haulage.

8. Take your tape measure and measure two pieces of 35” x 18” metal sheeting and cut with metal scissors. Take each sheet and measure 4” from one end and make a mark there on the two sides. Weld the forward spring hanger to the front of the overhanging angle iron.

9. Next, measure 6” from the free end and mark again. Bend the sheet at this measurement and this will be welded at the exact mark to the rear of the overhang.

10. To make the flooring of the trailer, measure the length of the trailer and cut the boards using handsaw to fit the size. Mark where each board meet the iron of the trailer frame below and make a mark using pencil on each board. Mark on the iron also. Use drill to make holes both in the iron and the board and then use screwdriver and long screws to fasten the position.


Paint the trailer to make it more attractive.

The tongue weight is the amount of force produced by the trailer. To find the tongue weight, evaluate the overall weight of the trailer. 5% of that is the tongue weight.

Here you can fine more automotive tips on how to build a trailer.

Written by admin

June 7th, 2010 at 1:21 am

Posted in Automotive - RV