It’s hard to believe November is just around the corner. Not because the year has seemingly flown by or anything, but because Southeastern Michigan was still experiencing 80° F muggy days in mid-October. It’s been crazy!
Tradespeople must fight to encourage students to find career paths that match their skills and goals.
November 5, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic left no industry untouched in terms of challenges, and in the home services space specifically, we all had to adjust to ensure we could keep delivering our essential expertise despite so much uncertainty.
A contractor’s fleet is one of its most important assets. These are more than just vehicles — they are mobile billboards for advertising, storage for parts, tools and other accessories, and ensure the technician arrives at the job in a timely, professional manner.
A multiple boiler system using sectional cast-iron boilers has been configured to supply two loads as shown below. A “crossover pipe” is installed in case the flow rate in the primary circuit is different from the flow through the boilers. There are several piping errors in this proposed design. Can you spot at least five of them?
Southern Trust Home Services began life on a farm. An electrician by trade, Ted Puzio founded his contracting business in 1995 while raising his two teenage sons. Then named TP Electric, Puzio and his sons renovated and flipped farmhouses before building a two-story facility to both live in and use as a workshop.
Rinnai is now offering a national accounts program to its commercial business partners. The program is designed to be a turnkey hot water solution for its commercial customers and includes both repair and replacement services.
The WQA Board of Directors officially approved the relocation plan in April 2019, after more than two years of research and planning, and the former headquarters was sold to another Lisle-based association in March 2020, right as the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Plumbing & Mechanical Chief Editor Nicole Krawcke had a chance to chat with Chris Carrier, director of marketing for RWC, and David McCulloch, executive director of Trade Talks USA, about their partnership and campaign to attract new blood to the plumbing industry.
For decades, changing out a thermostat for a retrofit hydronic heating system was a simple task for a service technician. From Bangor, Maine, to Breckenridge, Colorado, the mere two, 18-gauge thermostat wires running through a home was not a concern (short of the random nail or mouse taking one of the two out).
How can engineers and contractors design wet fire sprinkler systems equipped to prevent corrosion and dry systems equipped to prevent freezing? That has long been a question central to code requirements and new product development.
The 2022 Ford E-Transit is an all-electric version of the Ford’s cargo van featuring next-level connected vehicle technology with Built Ford Tough capability and electric-vehicle certified dealer support.
The L.S. Starrett Co.’s new series of “3X Power” bi-metal reciprocating saw blades feature teeth that cut more efficiently, enabling users to make up to three times the number of cuts than convention blades
Milwaukee Tool’s new Streamline ACR press jaws and ring made in partnership with Mueller Streamline allows users to complete refrigerant line installations with a flame-free, efficient alternative to traditional brazing
One of the most recent initiatives undertaken by the Radiant Professionals Alliance Hydronics Industry Alliance — Commercial (HIA-C) committee is designed to create interest in the Hydronic University and introduce the future “Hydronic Solutions” videos and tutorials, white papers and training.
With an installation area of nearly 200,000 square feet, Viega Climate Mat is having a huge impact on a large job near Sacramento, California. The California Military Department building is a new build in Rancho Cordova. When completed, the building will bring together a variety of demilitarized departments and organizations under one roof.
RPA focuses on improving member experiences using new methods during the pandemic.
November 8, 2021
All of us at Radiant Professionals Alliance hope that you and your family and friends are safe and in good health. With vaccines now available, there is hope that COVID-19 cases are reduced, and things are getting better.
Though radiant heating may seem like a relatively new innovation, it actually has ties back to ancient Rome. Even famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright used radiant heat in his designs in the 1930s, though the technology didn’t become more commonplace until decades later.