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thumb Mr. Rooter Plumbing celebrates 45 years, including 23 in Canada
Mr. Rooter Plumbing is celebrating 45 years of business with a $45 discount on the company’s Advantage Plan. The plan offers customers priority scheduling, preferential pricing, multiple-site coverage and additional...
Apr 24, 2015 11:20AM

thumb Quebec rep agency founder honoured by General Pipe
Harvey Raymer of Rafales Agencies Inc. was awarded the Bob Gelman Lifetime Achievement Award on April 22 at MCEE 2015 in Montreal. Raymer has represented General Pipe Cleaners in Quebec and Atlantic Canada for almost 15 years. Rafales is the...
Apr 24, 2015 10:55AM

thumb CBEX boilers from Cleaver-Brooks receive cUL package certification
Cleaver-Brooks has received UL and cUL package certification for its 900 to 1200 HP CBEX fully integrated boilers with 9 ppm NOx. The manufacturer previously earned UL certification for its CBEX 9 ppm NOx boiler-burner packages sized from 100...
Apr 24, 2015 10:27AM

thumb Promoting and improving youth participation in apprenticeship training
A roundtable discussion on Thursday, May 28 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon, SK will focus on youth apprenticeship initiatives from across the country. The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) will share survey findings on how...
Apr 21, 2015 10:01AM

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thumb Considerations for next generation HVAC refrigerants
An earlier article in HPAC and in Engineers Newsletter discussed the need for a balanced approach* between environmental impact and efficiency when selecting replacement refrigerants for HVAC equipment. This article continues the refrigerant...

thumb Improving distribution system efficiency
The distribution system is often overlooked as a component of the commercial kitchen hot water system that affects both energy and water use. There are four main types of distribution systems applicable to the foodservice environment (manifold...

thumb One side or the other
Short operating cycles continue to be one of the chronic complaints associated with modern hydronic heat sources. State-of-the-art mod/con boilers with 5:1, 8:1, or even 10:1 ratios between their maximum firing rate and minimum stable firing...

thumb Methods to prevent motor failure
The typical HVAC/R system will utilize motors for three distinct functions: condenser fan motor, evaporator fan motor and the compressor motor. Since it is an electro-mechanical device with moving parts, a motor will have a finite life. At some...

thumb Grow the business you can afford
Over the winter holidays, Toronto newspapers featured articles on a home renovation contractor who went out of business. Contractors go out of business all the time, but this story was a little different. The contractor had been operating for...

thumb Preventive measure proves profitable
Sewer gas rising from floor drains might be an unhealthy nuisance for commercial building owners and homeowners, but for plumbing service contractors, it can produce aftermarket and service call add-on sales that can increase profits.

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