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Boiler safety lessons

An average of 17 boiler incidents occurs each year.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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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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Montana green heat at the Hunting Adventures in Sanders County, Mont.

The challenge was to determine the best way to heat the space.
By Kelly Faloon
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The heating system for this hunting lodge complex includes a wood-gasification boiler, radiant floor heating and hydronic unit heaters.


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What can you do to affect the performance of your heating systems?

More power.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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One of the things I have learned about this industry is that no matter how much you think you know, things can still surprise and humble you


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How heating systems began

I was having a conversation the other day with Mr. Ara Marcus Daniels.
By Dan Holohan
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We were talking about early heating systems, Ara and I. I had questions and he had answers. When you want to know stuff about how things began, it pays to ask someone who has been dead for a while. Guys like that were there at the start and saw most of it for themselves.


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The boiler gas train

Understanding this critical safety system can save your customers costly repairs.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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One of the most misunderstood portions of the commercial heating system is the gas train. The gas train is a series of components that safely feed natural or propane gas into the burner.


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


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You don’t need a weatherman

You do need knowledge of the quirks of older heating systems.
By Dan Holohan
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 I was chatting with an engineer the other day. She called to ask me some questions about old steam-heating systems, particularly those of the New York City variety.  


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New column to focus on economic issues

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Plumbing & Mechanical this month welcomes new columnist Morris Beschloss, who will give PM readers his views on economic issues that affect the construction industry.


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Hydronic heating has come a long way, but system innovation continues

By Dan Holohan
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Twenty years ago this month, I wrote a column for this fine magazine titled, “Reaching for Higher Plateaus.”


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