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  • What is a Dimensional CAD Plan Construction License?
    • Customers who must have the home plans drawn locally to meet the specific building code requirements of their jurisdiction, including local engineering or architectural seals. The Dimensional Plan is a dimensioned starting point for your architect or drafting staff/service. A Dimensional CAD Plan includes:

      • Design Basics’ federal Copyright and Construction License*
      • Scale front, side, and rear elevations
      • Fully dimensioned ¼” scale floor plans
      • Fully dimensioned ¼” scale foundation plan
      • Roof plan (aerial pitches of the roof)
      • NO structural information is included.
  • What do I receive when I order a set of plans?
    • What’s included in your Full Construction Drawings?

      All construction prints include the following:

      • Detailed, scaled floor plan(s)
      • Detailed, scaled elevations
      • Detailed, scaled foundation plan

      Construction prints may include the following:

      • Detail cross sections
      • Floor structural supports
      • Roof plans and suggested electrical plans (Contact us for specific details: 1.800.947.7526)

      Format Options:

      • Electronic prints: PDF email or CAD file
      • Many plans are available as a ‘right-reading’ reverse
      • Many plans are available as a No-Step Entry floor plan
  • Are your plans copyrighted? What does that mean for me?
    • Yes, each plan license offered for sale by Design Basics is protected by United States Copyright law. This means the images and construction prints of our designs are legally protected from unlawful use.

  • What is a Concept Plan?
    • Customers who must have home plans drawn locally to meet the specific building code requirements of their jurisdiction, including local engineering or architectural seals, but who do not require plan specific documentation or drawings.



Biofuel / Biodiesel

  • What Is Biodiesel?
    • Biodiesel is an alternative fuel similar to conventional or ‘fossil’ diesel. Biodiesel can be produced from straight vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow and waste .

  • Do I need to do any modifications to my diesel vehicle to use biodiesel?
    • If your car was made prior to 1993, the rubber fuel lines will probably have to be replaced. One of the major advantages of using biodiesel is the fact that it can be used in existing diesel engines without negative impacts to operating performance. Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel for heavyweight vehicles that does not require any special injection or storage modifications.

  • Will using biodiesel void my warranty?
    • The U.S. Department of Energy explains in its Biodiesel Handling & Use Guide: “Federal law prohibits the voiding of a warranty just because biodiesel was used. The biodiesel would need to be shown as the cause of the failure. If an engine experiences a failure caused by biodiesel use (or any other external condition, such as bad diesel fuel), the damage will not necessarily be covered by the OEM’s warranty.”

  • Can I run biodiesel in my gasoline engine?
    • No, biodiesel can only run in conventional compression-ignition (diesel) engines!

  • Can I go back and forth between petroleum diesel and biodiesel?
    • Yes, you can use biodiesel and diesel fuel interchangeably, as well as blended.

  • Will I need to change my fuel filters more often when using biodiesel?
    • Biodiesel is a solvent. It will clear many diesel deposits that have accumulated in your fuel tank. This may cause initial fuel filter clogging but continued use of biodiesel will not cause an increased frequency of filter changes.

  • Is biodiesel good for my engine?
    • Yes, biodiesel can actually extend the life of your engine. Biodiesel has superior lubricating properties that reduce the wear of vital engine parts.

  • How do the emissions of biodiesel and petrodiesel differ?
    • Using biodiesel instead of petrodiesel will significantly reduce unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter from tail pipe emissions. It will also virtually eliminate sulfur oxides and sulfates which are major contributors to acid rain. Nitrogen oxide emissions may slightly increase, but can be remedied with newer low-emission diesel engines.

  • Does biodiesel contain diesel fuel?
    • Pure biodiesel, B100 (100% biodiesel) does not contain petrodiesel. Biodiesel can be blended with petrodiesel and is frequently sold as B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% petrodiesel blend) or B5 (5% biodiesel, 95% petrodiesel blend).




Light Diesel Oil(LDO)

  • Where Light Diesel Oil are using?
    • Light diesel oil is used as fuels in many applications :

      • Boilers
      • Furnaces
      • Air pre-heaters
      • Lower RPM engines
      • Lift irrigation pump sets
      • Fertilizer plants
      • Bunker
      • DG set
  • What is Light Diesel Oil?
    • Light diesel oil, or LDO, is a blend of components from the distillation process of crude. It is used in engines with an rpm less than 750, such as boilers and furnaces. LDO is also referred to as distillate fuel or marked oil.



Furnace oil

  • What is Furnace Oil ?
    • Furnace oil is dark viscous residual fuel obtained by blending mainly heavier components from crude distillation unit, short residue and clarified oil from fluridized catalytic cracker unit.

  • Where is Furnace oil are used?
    • It is used primarily for steam boilers in power plants, aboard ships, and in industrial plants. Commercial fuel oils usually are blended with other petroleum fractions to produce the desired viscosity and flash point. Flash point is usually higher than that of kerosene. The term fuel oil ordinarily does not include such fuels as kerosene.



Hollow Block

  • What is Hollow Block ?
    • Lightweight and hollow concrete blocks made with clay, these hollow bricks are quickly becoming an essential part of construction in the modern world. With several great applications and amazing benefits, these hollow clay block bricks are mostly used in non-load-bearing walls or in-fill walls as they provide great sound proofing and thermal insulation.

  • What is the features of Hallow Block ?
    • The Features will Time Saving, Sound Insulation, Less Dead Load,
      Thermal Insulation, Green Building Material, Fast & Easy Installation of Home & Office Construction.



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