Mechanical Systems

Get beyond your fear of condensation in radiant cooling applications

Radiant cooling exposed.
By Mark Eatherton
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Get beyond your fear of condensation production.


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Industrial radiant cooling in a helicopter maintenance hanger

Industrial radiant cooling
By Steve Guinard Sr. and Leonard Rozek
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Helicopter maintenance hangar integrates radiant floor heating and cooling with an air foil fan.


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Service Nation Alliance names plumbing, heating contractors of the year

Service Nation Alliance recently announced that Dutton Plumbing is the recipient of its 2013 North American Plumbing Contractor of the Year award.
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Dutton Plumbing, led by Eric Dutton, and Jerry Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning, led by Steve Miles, were selected for their commitment to innovative products and services


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RectorSeal mini-split condensate pumps

RectorSeal’s Plug-and-Play feature for Aspen’s Mini Aqua and Silent+ Mini Aqua condensate pumps for ductless minisplit air conditioners enables quick pump installation or replacement.
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In replacements, wiring only requires plugging the new pump into the existing Plug-and-Play apparatus.


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CPVC plastic pipe performs in multifamily construction

Working with CPVC piping differs fundamentally from working with copper and other plastic piping systems on several levels.
By Mark Lemire
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This plastic pipe material saved New Hampshire-based mechanical contractor Armand E. Lemire Co. time and money.


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Consider the human factor and building science when installing indoor climate systems

Integrated design: A leadership strategy.
By Robert Bean
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No matter how much you polish a cannon ball, it’s not likely going to improve the trajectory.


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HeatSpring announces Integrated HVAC Engineering online course in partnership with Plumbing & Mechanical

Online course will cover “Mastering Comfort, Health and Efficiency”.
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10-week online course with Robert Bean: September 22nd - November 28th, 2014.


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Venstar ColorTouch touch screen thermostats

Venstar’s ColorTouch residential (pictured) and commercial color touch screen programmable thermostats can be integrated with Control4 automation systems.
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Energy-saving features include one-touch “Home” and “Away” buttons, Supply Air Alerts and free mobile apps that enable users to access and control the thermostats. It comes in white, black, silver and wood grain faceplates.


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Wardflex Jobsite Assistant mobile CSST information app

Ward’s Wardflex Jobsite Assistant is a free app for Android and Apple mobile devices.
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It instantly calculates the flow capacities of each size of tubing. Features include: frequently asked questions; design and installation guide; breaking news and technical bulletins; products; and contact information.


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BrassCraft portable gas leak detector

BrassCraft’s handheld Safety+PLUS portable gas leak detector can pinpoint natural gas, methane, propane and butane gas leaks in appliances, piping and canisters.
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A self-calibrating sensor ensures consistent product performance. A protective black cap is designed to protect the sensor from damage and also reduces the risk of it becoming contaminated.


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With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of PM Magazine, read about the steps the president of MacGregor Plumbing is taking to help the next generation of plumbing professionals enter the industry. Learn about the Hartford Loop, how CPVC pastic piping works in multifamily construction and training mistakes to avoid to become a more effective trainer. Find out who is this month's Truck of the Month, read the latest tool tips and discover the latest products in the plumbing industry.
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