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My name is Keith Groves and I am a second generation custom wood worker/carver with 45 years experience in residential, ranches and corporate planning, building and repairs. View My Horse & Ranch Carvings

My specialty is custom cabinets design/installation but I also hold a masters electrician license and have spent many years working on 3.5 million dollar homes as a lead carpenter ensuring proper code was met during installation processes. As such, you can be sure any job I perform for you will meet or surpass code and safety requirements. I also work as a horse trainer in Raleigh, you can read about my Keith Biography phone 919-706-8953

WHO WILL SHOW UP? Once a contract is signed many companies outsource some or all of their work to outside contractors and in many cases you never even meet the person doing the work till they show up at your door. I believe choosing a handyman is much more than just making sure they have the proper skills to do the job, you also want to feel SAFE around the person and since some jobs can take long periods of time you want someone who is enjoyable to be around as well. Those are the main reasons why I do not outsource ANY of my work, from start till finish you are guaranteed the person you met and agreed to do the work is the person who will actually be doing the work. Personal Resume

PAY AS YOU GO?  I am an old fashion guy who believes if someone provides superb workmanship then there is no need to ask for full payment of labor up front. A days labor should be a days pay, so no need to break the bank buying materials AND labor all in one day. I offer hourly or by the job options but both come with ability to pay for labor day by day.
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EMAIL  919-696-5175
I offer FREE CONSULTATIONS to discuss options and prices on your repair/renovation needs and whether large scale modifications which require reading blueprints or small repairs I am ready to put my skills to work for you. A References packet is included at our initial meeting along with photos of the work done for those individuals and corporations.

During our initial meeting I will also provide you with computer based media to browse customized cabinets, mantles, tiles and other nice features I have put into multi-million dollar homes which can be installed into your home for a fraction of the cost. SAMPLE some of the wood carvings I have done for clients. Any of these designs can be carved into or installed onto your fireplace, doorways, mailbox, cabinets etc.
 

Leaky Faucets, Toilets and Window Repairs are the main reasons true handymen are called yet far too many companies advertising as handymen seem to frown upon (or not even respond to) calls for leaky faucets. If someone cannot or will not respond to fix a simple leak I certainly would not trust them renovating an entire bathroom. No matter how small the repair I am happy to come when called (discounts for seniors and military).

Wallpaper was not my first choice of handyman skills to learn but over the years my wife has kept me busy installing and updating our various rooms with the latest and most artistic papers to hit the market. If your looking for great textures to accent your antiques or a rustic woodsman appearance for your husbands den let me offer you some great ideas for any space your looking to update.

Got a Lose or Broken Lock needing repaired? or need a lock installed on a bedroom door or kitchen cabinet? How about a keyless lock for your garage side door? A simple latch system to keep kids or pets from getting off your porch or for your trash cans to keep dogs out of them? There are a number of ways to use simple to advance latch systems around the house you may never have thought about but are quick, easy and very cheap to install.

Paint Services I offer include interior and exterior drywall patching, plastering, ceiling repairs and painting. If you have a baby on the way and need a whimsical theme or kids moving out and want to get a fresh coat to hide marks I can match your current homes colors or offer fresh new choices. Paint is also the most dramatic way to instantly improve your homes appearance for putting it on the market for sale and I can offer soft neutral color tones which appeal to the largest group of buyers for the area you are selling your home. Which brings us to the next item listed below...

Putting Your Home Up For Sale? Anyone who watches Designed to Sell on HGTV or Design on a Dime knows the difference between having your home sit on the market for months or years as opposed to selling within a couple weeks can be as simple as some inexpensive design changes around the house. Me and my partner can offer you various house updates and you can pick and choose from assorted features and price options as simple as cabinet painting, changing handles, updating countertops, changing large vanity to small pedestal sink to make room appear larger etc.

Iron or Wood Fence Repairs.  Services include portable welder for patching broken iron fencing or I can patch wooden fencing, Decks and color match if painted. Old fence removal is also offered as well as installing entirely new fence around perimeter of house or fencing around porch and decks. If your selling your house decorative accent caps on your fence posts can add great curb appeal. If your on a tight budget and fence is shabby a tall wooden fence along the front of the house will give appearance of a complete update while a coat of paint on rear fence will make it look a little more modern.

Tile Work is also offered at very reasonable rates and there are some great looking tile options to choose at your local building stores starting at just 75 cents per square foot. New synthetic materials are available which look and feel just like tile for even greater savings. If you are going to update bathroom or kitchen floors and walls you might also consider switching to a tankless electric water heater. They heat water as you need it and you never run out of water if taking long showers. Great for large families with multiple bathrooms.

Automatic Popup Sprinkler Systems now cost only $14 per sprinkler head and four will maintain an average size front yard plus gardens. You can choose from timer systems or a simple valve handle to turn on or off manually. If you already have a sprinkler system which needs fixing or want to upgrade to the latest water conservative heads I can install for you at very reasonable rates.  Read More

Need A Truck and a Mover? Got a trip planned to the nursery and needing a truck to move lots of plants or supplies? Need to bring a mower from a building center or building supplies? I will move what you need in the bed of my truck and provide muscle to move it if needed. I can also provide basic lawn maintenance, pruning trees and bushes. Got a big to do list?

Having worked most of my life as a supervisor on building sites ensuring proper code was maintained during the building process I offer upon request Mini-Inspections to spot dangerous and out of code items such as improper/dangerous deck railings, improper wiring fire hazards, potential or active mold  issues, foundation and brick water penetration causing damage and mold, insufficient insulation, improper step height trip hazards etc. If you already have gotten an official inspection this would be a good second oppinion type of look over for added piece of mind.

If you own a building company specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bathrooms and need a good supervisor or installation specialist feel free to call to setup a time to meet. If you are a local hotel chain or apartment rental service and needing an on call handyman you can reach me anytime at

CALL ME ANYTIME FOR MORE INFORMATION    919-706-8953

MY TRAVEL AREA includes Raleigh Apex Carrboro Cary Chapel Hill Durham Holly Springs Knightdale Morrisville and Wake Forest. I will travel outside these areas for certain jobs. If your outside these cities you might check my links pages for a listing of area contractors which may go outside this service area.

 
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Dairy Farm Equipment - Spanish. MC-230-S, CP-20 Chillers Enfriadores Compactos. MC-255-S, Especialistas en Enfriado de leche. Heat Transfer Products ...
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Mueller Chillers
Dairy Farm Equipment ... The LS chiller, in conjunction with an Accu-Therm plate heat exchanger, can be used for either instant cooling or heavy pre-cooling ...
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BIOGAS-POWERED HEATING, COOLING, AND ELECTRICITY FOR A MODEL DAIRY ...
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Biogas-Powered Heating, Cooling, and Electricity for A Model Dairy Farm ... Thus, the rate of heat transfer that the chiller cycle must absorb through its ...
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MUELLER Brand Details - FindOwnerSearch
... EVAPORATORS DAIRY FARM MILK COOLING, FALLING FILM CHILLERS, FERMENTERS, FRAME HEAT EXCHANGERS, FREEZE DRYERS, HEAT EXCHANGERS, HEAT RECOVERY DEVICES, ...
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Direct expansion chillers. (Product Profiles). | Article from ...
The company's direct expansion chillers are available in standard single or ... for its direct expansion chillers for high efficiency heat...company said its ... Grocer; June 28, 2003 ; 59 words ......has been installed at a dairy farm. ...
Rural Energy : Water Heating
In this article, water heating benefit from NZ dairy farm biogas cogeneration ranges ... Potential benefits of milk chiller heat exchanger heat recovery: ...
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Dairy Insight Project II On Farm Energy Savings
Overseer nutrient budget year Dairy Farm input template Farm information ... Variable Interest Rates and the Financial Performance of Dairy Farm ...
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Dairy Farm Refrigeration
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cooled condenser is show in Figure 2-4 as installed on a dairy farm. ... to transport heat from the milk to the evaporator. The chiller generally works in ...
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pasteurizers INDIA - Trade Directory Yellow Pages pasteurizers ...
... dairy processing equipment, dairy farm equipment, cream separator, ... milk coolers, milk pasteurizers & dairy heat exchangers, turnkey dairy plant, milk tanks, ... chillers - plate chillers, phe chillers (plate heat exchanger type) ...
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Dairy Equipment Manufacturer,Dairy Farm Equipment Manufacturers
Manufacturers of Pumps, Pasteurizers, Milk Chillers, Ghee Boilers, Storage Tanks, Heat Exchanger, Steam Boiler, Calorifiers, Oil Pipelines, Steam Pipelines ...
www.exportersindia.com/indian-manufacturers/dairy-equipment.htm
dairy farm: Definition from Answers.com
dairy farm n. A farm for producing milk and milk products. dairyfarm dair ... done using a device known as a plate chiller, which is a heat exchanger. ...
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Microsoft PowerPoint - Saint Louis AEE Presentation.ppt
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Boilers at the Facility Provide Heat (60% to 80%). Chillers either using electricity produced at 30% or ..... 800 Cow Dairy Farm. Pearl City, Illinois ...
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Feasibility of Fuel Cells for Energy Conversion on Dairy Farms
A portion of the recovered heat should be use in absorption chillers to .... In order for the fuel cell to work properly on the dairy farm we have to make ...
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Innovation Fund for solar water heating and heat pump water ...
Conversion of a standard chiller plant into a dual HPWH - this installation of HPWH system on to a New Plymouth dairy farm intends to monitor the system and ...
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Dairy farming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Dairy farm" redirects here. For the retail company in Asia, see Dairy Farm .... done using a device known as a plate chiller, which is a heat exchanger. ...
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Capstone MicroTurbine - Products & Solutions - Global Case Studies
The microturbine works in conjunction with a heat exchanger to produce electricity .... system drives a small absorption chiller. 112. University Dairy Farm ...
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Feasibility of Fuel Cells for Energy Conversion on Dairy Farms
conducting this feasibility study on a medium-sized dairy farm. ..... waste-heat driven absorption chillers, namely: Robur Servel Corportion, ...
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Patterson Farm CHP Demonstration Project
The chiller will provide the majority of the milk cooling requirement. ... is not presently employed by the dairy farm industry in NYS. ... with 320 kW total capacity, operating on biogas, with byproduct heat recovery for use. BENEFITS: ...
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Rural Energy : Load Management
May 31, 2006 ... If every dairy farm in New Zealand plugged in a 10kVA generator during ... dairy water heating, lifting heat from milk chiller compressors. ...
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Heat Exchanger Cleaners on ThomasNet.com
Cleaners: Heat Exchanger manufacturers, service companies and ... chillers, double pipe heat exchangers, Section VIII pressure vessels & condensers. ... services are available for markets including food plant/dairy farm, equine markets, ...
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Dairy Equipment INDIA - Trade Directory Yellow Pages Dairy ...
chillers - plate chillers, phe chillers (plate heat exchanger type) ... dairy processing equipment, dairy farm equipment, cream separator, butter churners ...
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Genesis Dairy Farm Energy Savings Calculator
Save on your dairy farm energy intake with the Genesis Energy Savings Calculator. ... that could be achieved by installing either a de-superheater or a Mahana Blue� heat recovery system. ... Refrigerant in milk chiller, R12, R22, R22 ...
www.dairysavings.co.nz/water_heating_caseStudy.aspx?cacheb=gB*gy6ej0EGHJ-zZrOncxw&sessionid...
Dairy 8pp Version FINAL
c) Add a desuperheater to heat water from the chiller condenser d) Add a heat pump to heat hot water, ... dairy farm conversions running ahead of forecasts, ...
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Tri-Gen
water and to drive an absorption chiller that creates cold to air .... student operated dairy farm into low-cost power and heat to enhance biogas creation. ...
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Dairy farmers could cut power bill by thousands - 20mar07 ...
... use of a Mahana Blue heat pump for recovering heat from the milk vat chiller ... is still only a small item among total dairy farm operating expenses. ...
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Integration of Renewable Energy on Farms - Combined Heat & Power ...
Aug 21, 2008 ... Current page is 5.3.1.7: Combined Heat & Power Project - 65kW ... both heat and electricity to a small dairy farm near Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. .... due to air conditioning and milk parlour chiller operation. ...
www.farm-energy.ca/IReF/index.php?page=combined-heat-power-project---65kw
Chilled water storage for milk cooling process - Patent 7222492
May 29, 2007 ... The water is cooled in the chiller to approximately 36 degrees Fahrenheit and then .... The milk and water exit the flat plate heat exchanger 22 ... on the dairy farm or self-contained refrigerated milk tanker trucks. ...
www.freepatentsonline.com/7222492.html
Chilled water storage for milk cooling process - US Patent 7222492 ...
The coolant liquid is cooled inthe chiller and then directed from the chiller into ... Spent coolant liquid exiting the flat plate heat exchanger, is directed by a waste .... Table 1 depicts technical data for a hypothetical dairy farm. ...
www.patentstorm.us/patents/7222492/description.html
DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY CONSERVATION POTENTIAL
used as the basis for a dairy farm electrical energy use model. ... Chiller Unit: An instant cooling chiller module was developed as this type of unit ..... energy use savings in Table 12, (e.g. only heat recovery was added to the farms ...
www.uwex.edu/uwmril/pdf/RuralEnergyIssues/Dairy/ASAE_943563_ag_DSM.pdf
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