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Free and clear with electric snow-melt systems

Electric snow-melt system makes it easier for Jackson Hole, Wyo., residents to hit the slopes.
By John McNally
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When you reside in the extremely popular ski resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyo., either full time or just for a weekend getaway, easy access to the ski slopes is critical. Same goes for the shops, the dining and the entertainment venues that the popular vacation spot has to offer. 


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The Affordable Care Act conundrum

Plumbing and heating contractors are concerned about how the law defines a small business.
By Kelly Faloon
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Earlier this month, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect, requiring nearly all Americans to have minimum health-insurance coverage. Employers were required to give all their employees a notice of coverage options by Oct. 1, which also is the date when the individual and small-business health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment.  


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Boston’s Fraunhofer CSE demonstrates how energy-efficient technologies can be adapted for existing buildings

The science of heating and cooling.
By Kelly Faloon
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Part of Boston’s 1,000-acre Innovation District, the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems’ Building Technology Showcase is a renovated six-story, three-bay loft structure originally built in 1913 for wholesale leather merchant W. Herbert Abbot.  

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Gilbert Plumbing uses its extensive knowledge and skills to educate customers about local water issues

Treating Phoenix’s aggressive water.
By Kelly Faloon
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Phoenix has some of the worst water in the country. The aggressive water coming from the Colorado River and other sources is heavily mineralized and loaded with calcium carbonates — so much so that the water becomes conductive.


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Truck of the Month: Red Cap Plumbing, Tampa, Fla.

Hats off to Red Cap Plumbing.
By Mike Miazga
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 Red Cap Plumbing, a 27-employee, 17-truck contracting firm that does primarily residential service work throughout Hillsborough County.  


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Tool Tips — September 2013

DIY cable counter, chain safety, ignitor change-out
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DIY cable counter, chain safety, ignitor change-out


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Of smartphones and disposers

Let your customers know about advanced products coming into the market.
By David MacNair
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Whether it’s the latest technology or a backed-up sink, there will always be a need for competent service providers. Careful, prompt, courteous service delivered professionally will always be in demand. 


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Mechanical Inc. makes the investments needed for long-term growth

Mechanical Inc. has a 100-year plan.
By Bob Miodonski
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 When the August 2113 edition of Plumbing & Mechanical arrives in your shop, chances are good that your descendants and future employees will read about Mechanical Inc., which is based in Hillside, Ill., just west of Chicago. 


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Watts Water Technologies celebrates opening of lead-free foundry

A serious investment.
By John McNally
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The Watts Water Technologies family rolled out the proverbial red carpet in June as the company officially cut the ribbon on its new 30,000-sq.-ft. lead-free plumbing products foundry in Franklin, N.H.


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Union-backed program targets residential plumbing service business

Plumbers 911 on call 24/7.
By Bob Miodonski
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 If you’re a plumbing contractor in Atlanta, Miami or Washington, you’ve probably seen or heard ads for Plumbers 911 that offer a range of services to homeowners.  


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