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Smoke Gets in your Eyes

It’s time to do wood-fired heating right.
April 19, 2013
Every August, I make a short trip to a local event call the Woodsmen’s Field Days. This gathering is all about cutting down trees and then slicing them up into either firewood or lumber.
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Radiator Cover-Up

A simple way of killing convection and radiation.
April 19, 2013
One of my yellowed heating textbooks has a wonderful drawing of a Victorian radiator that has what looks like a teapot cozy over it.
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Steam, the Original ‘Bad Boy’

Don’t approach steam like a hot water system.
April 19, 2013
Steam systems have the reputation of being the “bad boy” of the industry and I believe it may be unfounded. Many contractors will suggest replacing the steam system with a new system but it may be fiscally unrealistic to do so.
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Hydronic Automatic Fill Valve

April 19, 2013
Caleffi’s 5350 Series AutoFill fast-fill/pressure-reducing valve maintains system pressure at a set value, automatically feeding water as required when installed on the water inlet piping in closed hydronic systems.
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Boiler Control

April 19, 2013
The tekmar Boiler Control 284 offers the ultimate level of flexibility in mixed boiler plant operation.
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Tankless water heater scale prevention

April 19, 2013
The newest additions to the Heater Treater line of scale prevention systems are the RevFlo (no gauge) and RevFlo-G (with gauge) reversible flow units.
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Retrofit Kit

April 19, 2013
AMTC introduces the HYBRIDFLUSH side-mount automatic retrofit kit for urinal and water closets.
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Wall-mount Water Heater

April 19, 2013
Expanding on its line of ARMOR commercial water heaters, Lochinvar introduces two new ARMOR wall-mount models.
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Electric Towel Warmer

April 19, 2013
VOLA’s new towel warmer replaces more common radiator-style warmers with a built-in unit where all the technical aspects are hidden behind the wall.
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Made-to-order Towel Warmers

April 19, 2013
Wesaunard’s towel warmers are made to order and are built to specific space requirements.
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