Sunday, August 6, 2017

Type 1 Diabetes I was Diagnosed with it in 2016 and I have Reversed it. Yes It can be done It takes commitment

In October of 2016 all of a sudden while on my way to 380 discount in Plum Boro I started losing my vision everything was getting blurry. I carefully made it home and after knowing my A1C level was up to pre diabetes level  tested my blood sugar and maxed out my father in laws meter .
My wife took me to St Margaret UPMC hospital and there my sugar level was 620  very dangerous my A1c Was 14 and I was diagnosed with type 1.5 Diabetes which is now a new form of diabetes being recognized in older adults  and put on 15 units of Insulin and 500 mg  pill of  Metformin .

I was looking at a life time of misery and decided right then and there to reverse it. Revers it you say its impossible once your on insulin and that is nothing more than a myth .

Since I was already knocking sugar out of my diet since going thru Stage IV Colon Cancer. not adding it to coffee or cereal etc and limiting sugary drinks .  I knew it was no good but had no ideal it was wrecking my body so almost cold turkey I gave it up and started drinking my ice tea with no sugar in it  or Water and I also avoided using Diet Products since I am not allowed them after liver surgery after half was taken from cancer invading it.
It ends up last thing you want to do if you are a diabetic is use diet products study's are finding they actually cause more issues than they help.
 I basically follow a low carb Ketogenic Diet

My breakfast is a bowl of Oatmeal with either a banana or  other cut up fruit  and lunch is  some raw vegetables with a sandwich on wheat bread not white as white bread is not good .  and sometimes 2 cookies

Dinner again plenty of vegetables  which I do like  and what ever meat    or I will have a salad with ham or steak etc on it.  Desert 1 small piece of cake or pie or scoop of ice cream

So I have a small amount of sugar .

The big thing was the in between snacks and not eating a meal between bed. For a snack I have peanuts or mat snack like a small beef jerky .

So all this good diet watching my sugar intake exercising regularly which I do anyways at age of 57
I went from  215 pounds on a 6 ft frame to 185 pounds brought my blood sugars down to around a hundred when I test before meals and an A1C of 5.5
I am off the insulin and feeling better  in many ways but still deal with side effects the Chemo and cancer did to me.

Seems all my life I was fighting off the effects of diabetes from what Drs. tell me and more I think back yes there where many signs but since my A1c did not reflect it it was never caught or I would have changed my habit long time ago.

I want to thank all the Dr.s, Nurses and staff at UPMC St Margret and Presbyterian and Montifiore
hospitals and Lawrenceville family health center as they have all been fantastic in seeing me thru 2 health crisis.

Along with the great news I am off insulin I also got great news from my oncologist I am now 10 years out from Stage IV Cancer and still no evidence of recurrence NED   Thank you God and UPMC


Friday, August 4, 2017

For The Last F&%ing Time my company is not for sale, merger or joint venture

I get phone calls some times daily other alarm company's or Brokers wanting to buy my alarm accounts or merge with them etc etc. I am not interested Period.
I plan on running my business as long as I can  well past retirement.
 I enjoy very much what I do
and I know the reason all these sleazy recruiters are after it I have  a company  with over 200 accounts thats 98%  Commercial and Industrial accounts  most of them prime Fire Alarm Accounts and yes these accounts can produce generous income when managed properly.
Considering many of the company's are charging $300-500 dollars every time they make a service call.
I do not charge like that and my monitoring is very reasonable thats why they stay with me excellent service and rates something these other company can not and will not supply them with. They will be lucky if they have any one even knows how to work on them.
This is why I am not interested in there sleazy deals you want my company you better come with a lot of cash and no hold backs or other gimmicks and games because you all play them to rip alarm company owners off when it comes time to make final payments .Its going to be all up front and no games and no exceptions you own it all no liabiltys for me after you buy it.
Yes a customer of mine who sold his swimming pool business 5 years after he sold it was responsible when a lawsuit was filed and some one got hurt on pool he installed becuse when he sold company he still assumed risks unknowingly

I have seen how you have ripped off other company owners who sold to you. and there will be a lawyer and accountant involved when my wife sells my company should she outlive me.  So I make sure you do not rip her off and she will be provided for.

When that time comes to sell or merge ad its right I already know who and how it will be done and none of you  company's will get your hands on my accounts not only will my wife be taken care of so will my customers. 


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

AT&T Has failed to correct its 4G issues thats why I will be going Verizon from hear on out. Plus a new tech issues micro Cells causing AT&T Issues

Yes I wrote few months back about AT&T  having issues after 4G -GSM roll out causing spotty coverage and I have had no choice but to start switching my customers cellular communicators over to Verizon CDMA service .

The problems are very clear as you increase speed you need more towers and no towers where added in my area for 4G
also AT&T has internet powered phone boosters known as Micro Cells they act like miniature cell towers you hook to internet to provide coverage in spotty areas and they are playing havoc with cell communicators.

 

I have spent many days just going around installing boosting antennas and moving and relocating units to try and get coverage to end up having to switch to Verizon CDMA  I am done with AT&T and I am not the only one I hear nothing but complaints from friends and customers who have AT&T phone I have a At&t pay as you go phone use to get perfect signal at my home and now poor signal and tower is 1 mile from my home. I am done with you AT&T you rolled out that new service knowing you could not support it and you want to go to 5G which will make things even worse .


A useful tool for Easy Pass users In Pa no longer allowed by feds due to Stupid Drivers

Yes once again the Pa Turnpike has been told to eliminate a useful feature for easy pass users such as myself which ans when your easy pass is not working or your balance is low
They had set up a simple traffic light when you pulled thru green your pass was working and there are funds in your account to pay the tool if yellow came on you have a low balance and red meant pass not working.

however a couple accidents resulted when fools who do not have an easy pass or do not read instructions stopped and hit brakes instead of driving thru. So now all the traffic lights are being pulled as we once again reward bad behavior by drivers and Pittsburgh ranks number 1# when it comes to bad drivers. So once again a defensive educated driver like myself pays for fools and idiots bad behavior.
So now I have to go online to check balance and make sure pass is working properly so i do not get
overcharged.
Thank You again Federal highway administration for rewarding bad driving .

Sunday, July 9, 2017

What are these crazy looking multi valve outlets you see on the outside of some buildings ? They are for Fire Pump Testing

You have probably walked by them and not noticed them but other times you may have with any where from 2 to 6 or more  little individual hand valves on them depending on the size and volume pump puts out

They serve an important purpose they are used to test the Fire Pump which boosts the pressure to sprinkler system which protect buildings. Since water can not be run thru the sprinkler piping while testing the pump this bypass valve arrangement is installed  and hoses attached to allow the water to flow towards a street drain.  the valves can be individually open and closed to allow pressure against the pump while being tested  . Got to see a test at a large storage facility once and was very impressive .


Check out this Youtube Video of a test being performed by a contractor




So now you know what those weird valves are for. 

Unyielding and Strict Code Interpretations often leads to them being violated and major code issues being entirely missed.

Yes unfortunately I run across Inspectors who are so attentive to absolute strict compliance of code they often end up causing code issues and often times because they are so attentive they miss major issues .

Take the case of a recent wedding venue I attended that just opened in an upscale community .
This particular inspector insists pull stations no more then 5 ft NFPA 72mandates how ever not taking into consideration the buildings design and ADA rules yes you guessed it every one of them are blocked .

As you can see in the picture the chair blocks the pull station . Had the inspector let the pull station be put on the side wall near corridor it would be free and clear and easy to operate but thats too far. But remember the inspector has the right to allow local judgement especially when it comes to something like this . Its called common sense and these inspectors do not have it and will not use it.

In the mean time while they where doing all of the inspections and their obsessions with tape measures  to make sure everything is correct they totally missed the fact the raised platform where participants sit is of same material's main floor and has no safety edge to warn you are stepping down the result the night of wedding a 80 yr old women participant fell and severely bruised both knee's which more than likely is not going to end well.

Never fails I see this all the time over obsessed with compliance instead of using common sense to avoid issues  it is just a matter of time this community is going to be hit with a major lawsuit because its inspectors have failed to protect the community by missing and or contributing to a major code violation where there is a loss of life. The clock is ticking .

Thursday, May 4, 2017

UL and NFPA mandate not allowing Ground Fault Function to be bypassed on Fire Panels is putting lives in danger because other faults get missed

Yes the idiots at UL and NFPA in their quest to build a better fire panel have actually caused panels to be less safe. How?

By not allowing a problem that frequently happens on fire panels a Ground fault.

A ground fault indicates that a wire on one of the circuits has been pinched and is touching earth ground some where in the system  typically occurs as buildings get older and expand and contract and while  a ground fault can interfere with a panels operation its a very rare occurrence. I have never seen one do it in 40 years of fire work on all kind of systems big small new and old  and all kinds of buildings .

In older panels you could temporarily bypass the feature so you could find it which some times takes months to find especially when its a floater where wire only touches on hot days when the building is expanding . Bypassing the feature allowed time to find it and fix it with out the trouble sounder constantly coming on and driving people nuts  .
tape placed over sounder to muffle it 

But no the Morons at NFPA and UL decided alarm techs can not be trusted they will find and fix this ground fault so not more bypassing.

The result the trouble sounder coming on several times a day to point individuals damage or otherwise make the piezo unit which makes the sound be muffled.

So now especially if you have a local only system which does not report  which there are many of these type of systems  or  a system which reports just a simple trouble  to central station which there are many out there ,  when a real dangerous problem comes in like a circuit to the horn strobes is broken or circuit to smoke detectors is broken it gets ignored everyone thinks its the dam ground fault.  and then when firefighters need to use the remote stations they can not they have been damaged.

BOTTOM LINE LIVES ARE PUT AT RISK BECAUSE OF THIS UL- NFPA MANDATE

Because UL and NFPA never ever thinks a problem or issue thru before issuing a mandate .
and then has to keep changing rules and codes and panel features.

Yes that time bomb clock keeps ticking and guarantee some where a building is having a ground fault the trouble sounders have been broken or cut off and their is a serious issue with panel no one knows is going on and there will be a fire and system will fail to operate .

Thank You UL ad NFPA for once again putting lives in danger

Like I always say  NFPA really stands for Not For Practical Application 









Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Very dangerous designed safety rail on Sissor Lifts how was this even allowed on the market

In 40 plus years of working on various lifts and hoists I encountered one of the most dangerous designs I have ever seen on a Optimum 1930 Sissor lift made by Haulotte
These are typically rented thru home improvement stores which is why OSHA probably has not gotten them off the market.

The units have a solid steel bar which goes across where other lifts use a piece of chain it sildes up and down on rollers and can get stuck in up posistion and then thats when its dangerous when I went to get on lift not realizing flimsy way the bar was staying up it came down and struck me on the head.
Bar Lowered

roller mechanisim
As you can see bar is pushed up and down but can easily catch and the fall  in picture below
Bar now in up stuck position bump it it comes down hard .

To make matters worse because this bar is such a pain in the ass to get under and on to lift it is often tied up with tape or zip ties and now the safety is bypassed. Who ever cam up with such a poorly designed safety feature need fired and not allowed to design another piece of equipment.
I contacted manufacture but never got a reply back which is typical . when some one gets seriously hurt and they get sued then maybe they will recall these units and put safety chain on them. 

I will be notifying CPSC as this is rented to consumers