Why he’s PM’s Plumber of the Month: “Mike does amazing boiler and pipe installation work. He can take a mess of a situation and make it look like gold. He is extremely talented and takes great pride in his work and it shows. His technique and drive is to always aim for perfection.
Every three years the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials publishes a revised and updated version of its signature codes — the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Uniform Mechanical Code.
Despite some reprieve from the draught that gripped the state for several years, Californians continue to find resourceful ways to trim their water consumption. Businesses large and small are no exception.
Welcome to the winter edition of the Radiant Comfort Report! This second edition of the RCR has a great piece by Dave Yates — take some time to check it out on page 8. By the time you read this, the RPA will have participated in its second year of co-sponsoring the PHCC CONNECT event in Indianapolis in October.
As a designer/installer of any hydronic radiant system (especially one that incorporates hydro-air, old preexisting standing cast iron radiators and an indirect water heater), you have dozens of steps involved that are not unlike setting up a winding row of dominoes.
When our daughters were small, we would wake them before dawn on Thanksgiving morning and drive into Manhattan to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from a spot on Central Park West, just across the street from The Dakota (the apartment building where John Lennon lived and died).
Because they generate heat intermittently, renewable energy heat sources such as solar thermal collectors and pellet boilers require thermal storage tanks. So do storage-based systems using off-peak electricity, or micro combined heat and power (MCHP) generation.
The Radiant Professionals Alliance is pleased to be participating at the 2020 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 3-5. The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, and the RPA is offering an educational lineup of member experts who will be presenting free seminars.
Elkay Manufacturing announced that President and CEO Tim Jahnke, who has led the company since 2007, plans to retire from day-to-day leadership to concentrate on his role on Elkay's Board of Directors.
The MagnaTherm HTD series of condensing boilers and volume water heaters boasts real time O2 trim compensation that maintains ideal air-to-fuel ratios, full 20:1 turndown on all sizes to match varying load profiles and the Laars Linc icon-driven control system.
General Pipe Cleaners’ portable JM-1000 Mini-Jet and JM-1450 water jet drain cleaners feature the new high-performance stainless steel braid jet hose that makes it easier to slide down 1 1/2” to 3” drain lines and more easily navigate tight bends, the company explains.
The Premium Non-condensing (NPN) series tankless water heaters will be offered in two series, the NPN-U (universal) and NPN-E (exterior), both of which will be available in 160,000 Btu/h, 180,000 Btu/h and 199,900 Btu/h models for either natural gas or liquid propane.
Ranger Design’s redesigned Partskeeper cases and cabinets are the toughest in the industry and more dynamic than ever, the company notes. New steel end panels improve stability and allow more rigidity.
The Bell & Gossett HYDROVAR HVL pump controller, combined with the Series e-1510 base-mounted end suction pump, provides flexibility and efficiency for new and retrofit applications in buildings, utilities and general industry.
In the May 2020 issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, we check out what’s new in leak detection and prevention, discover what trends are influencing water heater technology and examine flood protection and testing in backflow prevention.