Plumbing & Mechanical will sponsor PM columnist Dan Holohan's Wetstock V, the fifth gathering of Wetheads. It will take place Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Holiday Inn in downtown Providence, R.I.

With no moderators, no corporate sponsors and no time limits, attendees can meet and mingle with 149 other heating professionals who are passionate about hydronics. The 15 roundtables allow for discussions and chats among friends on the following topics:

  • Boilers: Old and New
  • Boilers vs. Water Heaters
  • Business Advertising
  • Calculating Heating Loads
  • CO Testing and Measuring
  • Company Policies
  • Control Strategies
  • Ethics
  • European Hydronics
  • Fuel and Venting Issues
  • Hiring and Training
  • Hydro-Air Systems
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Industry Visions
  • Insulation Issues
  • Marketing Hydronics
  • Open vs. Closed Systems
  • Overcoming Price Objections
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Professionalism
  • Radiant Slab and Staple-Up
  • Solar Opportunities
  • Steam Heating
  • System Piping
  • System Treatment and Cleaning
  • Working with Do-It-Yourselfers
"The conversations you'll have will make you even better than you are," Holohan says at his Web, where you can visit the online Bookstore to register. "Come and go as you please during the day. It's impossible to get bored at Wetstock."

The cost of admission is $139, but there's only room for 150 Wetheads, so sign up quickly. As of this writing, 50 already have committed. Rooms at the Holiday Inn have been blocked out, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Mention Dan Holohan Associates for a special rate when you register.

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