Radiant/Hydronics

Boiler safety lessons

An average of 17 boiler incidents occurs each year.
May 21, 2014

I am not sure whether it was divine intervention or just plain luck that allowed these brave firefighters to walk away from this.


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Our industry needs more focus on distribution systems

It’s not all about the boiler.
May 21, 2014

As an industry, we have to move beyond judging the quality of a hydronic system based solely on the heat source.


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Get real — get hydronic heat

Reality shows.
May 21, 2014

An old, cast-iron pipe, with the slightest amount of water in it for two winters can crack laterally and for quite a few feet.


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Benefits of hot water recirculation

Add balancing valves for temperature consistency.
May 21, 2014

Due to this source of wasted water and the significant potential in energy and resource savings in preventing it, a growing number of building codes are requiring hot water recirculation or pipe heating (such as electrical tape) to conserve water.


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Contractors can win cash for Rinnai hybrid water heaters

Rinnai America Corp. offers a new program for contractors, dealers and installers
May 21, 2014

Rinnai America Corp. offers a new program for contractors, dealers and installers — $200 in cash for every traditional tank-style water heater they replace with the Rinnai RH180 hybrid tank-tankless water heater.


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Lochinvar announced the March winners in its VIP Contractor Program

Charlie Sarkis of A. Tech Mechanical in Welland won the Lochinvar VIP Installation Showcase
May 21, 2014

Charlie Sarkis of A. Tech Mechanical in Welland, Ont., Canada, won the Lochinvar VIP Installation Showcase; and Andrew Vander Zwaag of Macatawa Radiant in Zeeland, Mich., won the monthly drawing.


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Vote for your favorite Warmup radiant floor heating thermostat design

Warmup is giving away an iPad mini. Vote now!
May 16, 2014

Help decide the new colors of the world’s first touch-screen, energy monitoring thermostat for heated floors for a chance to win an iPad mini.


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Siegenthaler headlines Coffee with Caleffi webinar

Coffee with Caleffi will be hosted by John Siegenthaler on May 29, 2014.
May 15, 2014

Coffee with Caleffi complimentary technical training webinar will cover air source and water source heat pump systems.


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Bosch kicks off 2014 Green Living Awards energy-efficiency contest

The contest runs until Dec. 15, 2014 for submitting entries; project work must be completed between Jan. 1, 2013, and Nov. 30, 2014.
May 6, 2014

The contest seeks entries of energy-efficient project installations using Bosch Thermotechnology heating and cooling products and recognizes best entries with gift cards and recognition prizes.


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Montana green heat at the Hunting Adventures in Sanders County, Mont.

The challenge was to determine the best way to heat the space.
April 22, 2014

The heating system for this hunting lodge complex includes a wood-gasification boiler, radiant floor heating and hydronic unit heaters.


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HOLDRITE will be hosting a free webinar for Firestop Systems on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

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2014 June

In the June issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the Burke Agency and find out why they are the 2014 Plumbing & Mechanical Rep of the Year. Read about the latest method for renewable fuel, what to take into account when installing indoor climate systems and learn to be a trusted advisor with the 2015 water heater regulations. Find out who is this month's Truck of the Month, read this month's Tool Tips and check out the latest products and news from the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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