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thumb Hydronics enthusiasts: prepare to fill your boots!
The hydronics event of the year is just around the corner. September 10th is the day and Mississauga is the place to be. In addition to its new venue at the International Centre, the Modern Hydronics-Summit 2015 agenda has consecutive sessions....
Sep 3, 2015 6:45AM

thumb Quebec region leads the pack
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) executive committee had a successful Annual Summit Meeting with the CIPH region presidents at the Solara Resort in Canmore, AB.
Sep 2, 2015 2:48PM

thumb Bill Fallow receives the 2015 Joseph K. Seidner Award
Bill Fallow, P. Eng, chief plumbing inspector, technical inspection services, Department of Public Safety, New Brunswick was presented with the Joseph K. Seidner Award in August at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing meeting in...
Sep 1, 2015 12:59PM

thumb Contractor heads up HRAI board
Peter Steffes of Ideal Heating and Cooling Ltd., Windsor, ON, was appointed as chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the annual general meeting held last week in Windsor, ON. Steffes...
Aug 30, 2015 3:25PM

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thumb Your new drug plan
Who would have believed the time would come when employers would have to find ways to accommodate weed (aka marijuana) in the workplace? You better believe it.Now that marijuana is considered legitimate for “medicinal” purposes and...

thumb The case for residential sprinkler systems
Let me state right out of the gate that I have never been known as Mr. Safety. I am not the parent who wants to bubble wrap his kids to prevent any and every possible bumped head or scraped elbow. I am more like the guy who tests for gas leaks...

thumb Simplification
Do you ever feel that there are just too many pipes, circulators, controls and other gadgets in the hydronic systems you install? Why is it that many well-organized two-dimensional schematics – systems that look so good on paper –...

thumb How To Deal With Ramped Up Loads
The industry's public relations and marketing campaign to push higher performing homes appears to be working, at least for a percentage of the population, but even consumers adopting “green” and sustainability are proof that W.S....

thumb Tips For Successful Installations
Applying radiant heating technology to outdoor surfaces, (hydronic snow and ice melting (SIM) systems) provides a safe and reliable way to keep surfaces clear of snow and ice. With proper design and installation, these systems offer long-term...

thumb A Shot In The Arm
The terms BTU metering and energy metering are used interchangeably in the context of buildings with central production of hydronic heating or hydronic heating/cooling energy. Effectively, BTU metering is the downstream measurement of energy...

thumb What Are Your Options?
Several options are available when approaching residential and commercial distribution piping design. The options are generally: direct return, reverse return or one pipe primary/secondary. Understanding each of them will help you determine...

thumb Hello Boiler, It's Wi-Fi Calling
Wires have historically connected our lives. Power wires, cable wires and telephone wires are everywhere but a less restrictive communication technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in people’s day-to-day lives. And they are...

thumb I Can't See Any Air
Air bubbles in water are as common as clouds in the sky, or waves on a lake. Most people take them for granted. However, those working with hydronic systems quickly learn that air in their systems is undesirable and seek ways to get rid of it....

thumb Accuracy, Reliability and Repeatability
Several years ago I submitted an article (see Sept/Oct 2010 in the archives) on electric  expansion valves (EEVs), entitled “Repeatability…that is what it is all about.” The foundation for the article was how the...

thumb How Much Is Enough?
A caller once said to me on a frosty winter’s morning "The humidifier your dealer installed is not working.” I was expecting to hear a litany of complaints about how long it runs and how much expensive water it was flushing down her...