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Knobbed mats for radiant heating

Uponor’s Fast Trak knobbed mats provide a faster method for installing PEX tubing in a radiant floor heating system.
January 23, 2014

Uponor’s Fast Trak knobbed mats provide a faster method for installing PEX tubing in a radiant floor heating system.


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Wet-rotor circulator pump

Bell & Gossett’s ecocirc XL is a high-efficiency, large, wet-rotor circulator pump for commercial heating and cooling systems, hot water applications, solar-thermal systems and ground-source heat pumps.
January 23, 2014

Bell & Gossett’s ecocirc XL is a high-efficiency, large, wet-rotor circulator pump for commercial heating and cooling systems, hot water applications, solar-thermal systems and ground-source heat pumps.


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Innovation at the Wood Stove Decathlon

Creating easy-to-use, efficient and affordable stoves.
January 23, 2014

The large, white tent glowed in the middle of the National Mall, a cozy contrast to the crisp November night settling in around it. A dozen chimneys poked through the roof, each representing a bright idea nurtured into reality — a new take on an old technology and a contribution toward the future of energy.


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Talking to my computer

My first experience teaching an online course.
January 23, 2014

Last fall, I taught my first online course dealing with designing hydronic heating systems. The course was titled “Mastering Hydronic System Design.” It was a collaborative effort between HeatSpring Learning Institute, BNP Media’s CE Campus and myself.


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PM Profile: Viega’s Dave Garlow

New Viega CEO puts emphasis on training and product innovation.
January 23, 2014

Construction activity will increase as the need to attract young people to plumbing and heating trades grows.


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‘Mastering Hydronic System Design’students can earn AIA credit

American Institute of Architects has approved the 10-week online course “Mastering Hydronic System Design”
January 23, 2014

The American Institute of Architects has approved the 10-week online course “Mastering Hydronic System Design” for 26HSW Learning Units. AIA members need 18 learning units per year, 12 of which must be on Health, Safety and Welfare topics.


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Knowledge is the greatest gift you can give

When I’m 64.
January 23, 2014

I turn 64 this month and if I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself. Will you still need me; will you still feed me, when I’m 64? Hope so.


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Boilers recalled due to CO poisoning hazards

January 13, 2014

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with boiler manufacturers U.S. Boiler Co., New Yorker Boiler Co. and Crown Boiler Co., announced voluntary recalls of boiler models due to carbon monoxide poisoning hazards.


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A. O. Smith names Chisolm VP-marketing

January 9, 2014

A. O. Smith appointed David S. Chisolm as vice president-marketing for its North American water heater business.


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Combining outdoor reset control and heat pumps

Don’t overcook it.
December 19, 2013

In past columns, we’ve discussed geothermal water-to-water heat pumps and air-to-water heat pumps via hydronic heat sources. Both can be a great match to low-temperature hydronic distribution systems.


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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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