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SunTrac Solar sun-tracking panel

SunTrac Solar’s SmartPanel is a concentrating solar thermal panel with a computerized sun-tracking control system
June 26, 2014

RiteTemp monitors the temperature of heat transfer fluid as it leaves the panel, allowing the system to tune the mirrors and keep fluid temperatures and pressures in an optimum range.


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Zurn water-efficient urinal

Zurn’s water-efficient Omni-Flo Urinal is designed with an asymmetric back wall that minimizes splashback.
June 26, 2014

The urinal uses a standard footprint and a universal bracket for easy retrofit installations. An optional back spud design also is available.


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Mansfield high-efficiency toilet for kids

Mansfield’s high-efficiency Elementary Toilet, which uses 1.28 gal. per flush, is easy for kids to use.
June 26, 2014

It is 24” to the top of the tank with a rim height of 11 1/4”. This rim height meets ASME’s juvenile height standards, as well as TAS Standards for 5 to 8 year olds.


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Geo-Flo geothermal hydraulic separator

Geo-Flo’s high density polyethylene hydraulic separator is designed specifically for geothermal heat pump systems.
June 26, 2014

An automatic air vent, blow-down valve and ball valve for connection to an expansion tank are included. The HDPE tank is installed in a heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel cabinet.


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Industry associations develop programs to attract workers

Workforce development, water efficiency and waterborne diseases were among the issues discussed April 22 during the third annual meeting of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition in Washington.
June 26, 2014

ASPE is offering an online plumbing design course, which it developed with UCLA. It is in the process of creating an associate degree program for plumbing design with the City College of San Francisco. It exhibited for the first time at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which was held April 26-27 in Washington and attended by elementary and high school students from across the country.


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

Integrated design: A leadership strategy.
June 26, 2014

No matter how much you polish a cannon ball, it’s not likely going to improve the trajectory.


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Turn food waste into renewable fuel

‘Back to the Future’ energy.
June 26, 2014

The word “anaerobic” means absence of oxygen.


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AERCO ultra-high-efficient boilers

Aerco’s AM Series of boilers and water heaters feature high-efficiency, condensing hydronic technology.
May 21, 2014

The series has efficiencies of up to 98% to reduce energy consumption and help achieve lower cost of ownership.


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KWC energy-conserving basin faucet

The KWC AVA single-lever basin faucet features Coolfix technology
May 21, 2014

The Coolfix technology is currently available only on the AVA lavatory faucet. It also incorporates the Neoperl Caché aerator, which reduces water flow to 1.5 gal. per min.


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

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June 2014

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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