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Lowering the bar – part II

February 23, 2018 by John Siegenthaler

In Lowering the bar–part I, we discussed how to size supplemental heat emitters that allow the supply water temperature to an existing distribution system to be reduced. The next step is to pipe those supplemental heat emitters into the existing

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Visit HPAC at CMPX for your chance to win a flameless press technology system

February 20, 2018

Stop by HPAC’s booth at the top of the escalator on March 21 (opening day) for your chance to win Viega’s flameless press technology system. It reduces installation time and enables installers to make press connections in difficult-to-reach areas and

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Save Time and Labour on your In-Floor Hydronic Heating Applications

January 30, 2018

AMPEX Insulated Pex Panel by Amvic is designed for cost effective installation of hydronic radiant in-floor heating systems. The panel is a combination of expanded polystyrene molded to a high impact polystyrene film for slab-on-grade and below-grade hydronic heating applications.

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Mechanical showcase earns CEO free trip to Italy with Caleffi

January 5, 2018

A grand prizewinner has been chosen for the Caleffi Excellence contest by attendees of the company’s webinar, Coffee with Caleffi. Patrick Driscoll, CEO of Ironclad Mechanical Plumbing and Heating in Edmonton, AB, was selected out of six monthly finalists. “We

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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by Kerry Turner

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place. The AHR Expo seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one-

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Steam heating applications on the rise

December 19, 2017 by Dave Burggren

Historically, steam has been a powerful resource for space heating in homes and commercial buildings. Steam has proven extremely effective at providing controlled, consistent heat to distribute throughout a building without the need for pumps by simply using a durable

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The basics of purging hydronic circuits

December 18, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

Nearly all closed loop hydronic heating and cooling systems are supposed to be filled with water, or a mixture of water and antifreeze. The only intentional air in the system is contained in the expansion tank. The only exception to

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Webstone offers NIBCO radiant heating products

November 27, 2017

Over sixty NIBCO radiant heating products are now available through Webstone, including radiant heat panels, PE-RT and PEX tubing/accessories, manifolds, and valves. The program features the Take the Next Step design service, whereby qualified engineers will customize system layouts at

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Taco welcomes Taconova back into the fold

November 23, 2017

Taco Family of Companies has acquired the Taconova Group. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Taconova has created intelligent building technology solutions for over 55 years. Its expertise and offerings include hydronic balancing, underfloor heating, distribution technology, system technology and valves. John

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Hands-on training at spruced up Viega educational facility

November 9, 2017

Viega LLC recently unveiled its renovated Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, NH, including its Interactive Learning Center and improved hands-on training facilities. Along with the facility’s classrooms, the centre features 16 vignettes of Viega solutions. The vignettes offer touchscreen panels

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Viega ProPress® Hydronic Ball Valves

November 6, 2017

The new line of Viega ProPress® Hydronic Ball Valve press x hose thread for copper systems are full port and designed for non-potable water applications. The ball valves are available in 1/2- and 3/4-inch press sizes and 3/4-inch hose sizes.

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Save Time, Labour on Hydronic Installations with the AMPEX panel

November 6, 2017

AMPEX Insulated PEX Panel by Amvic is designed for cost effective installation and performance characteristics for hydronic radiant in-floor heating systems. Ideal for basements, bathrooms, living areas, snow and ice melt applications, driveways and walkways. Superior Lock and Hold design

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Lochinvar VIP Contractor program in its 12th year

November 1, 2017

Lochinvar’s 2017-2018 VIP Contractor program kicked off October 1 featuring enhancements and a new eligible heating boiler product. The program provides contractors the opportunity to register purchases for rewards and enter their installations for multiple chances to earn top prizes,

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CHC Award of Merit goes to Richard Peck

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Peck, vice president, Slant/Fin for being recognized with the Canadian Hydronics Council Award of Merit. The award recognizes an individual for a significant body of work over a lifetime in the Canadian hydronics industry. “This award is

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Strive for perfection in hydronic system design

October 28, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

We live in a world where, for the most part, theoretical ideals can only be approached rather than fully realized. For example, imagine a building with heat loss characteristics such that the rate of heat loss always matched the rate

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Combi boiler launched at Hockey Hall of Fame

October 21, 2017

Lochinvar, represented in Canada (with the exception of Quebec) by master distributor Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc., formally introduced the NOBLE Fire Tube Combi Boiler to distributors, contractors and engineers at the launch event held September 12, 2017 at the

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Noble Fully Loaded show delivers with full house, packed agenda

September 29, 2017

Noble’s 2017 “Fully Loaded” show on September 28, featured plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, industrial and fire protection products from more than 80 industry leading exhibitors, as well as five complimentary seminars. There was no shortage of great food and prizes, including eight

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Rinnai to manufacture tankless water heaters in Georgia

September 20, 2017

Rinnai Corporation has announced it will be “the first to manufacture tankless gas water heaters in North America.” Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation, plans to build the facility in Griffin, GA. The company intends to start its

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Another blockbuster Modern Hydronics Summit

September 15, 2017

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Products at the Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017

September 7, 2017

The following companies are exhibiting at Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017. Don’t miss this opportunity to see leading edge suppliers to the industry and hear from hydronics pros. Improve your skills and business prospects by attending this one-day event; one-day, under one

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Excitement building for the hydronics event of the year

September 5, 2017

Block off September 14th on your calendar and join us for the Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more than 50 exhibitors will be available to talk to you, one-on-one,

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Aquatherm North America introduces Alberta area manager

September 1, 2017

Aquatherm North America has announced that Larry Hope has joined the polypropylene piping company as an area manager covering Alberta. A part of the plumbing and heating wholesale industry for almost 20 years at the Red Deer, AB, branches of

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Top ten heat pump start-up tips

September 1, 2017 by Ian McTeer

It’s hard to stop a…” Admit it; I know you just filled in the blank. That’s OK, years of persistent marketing works wonders, but it does not mean other top brands aren’t capable of providing reliable service year after year.

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Fire Tube Combi Boiler

August 31, 2017

The Noble fire tube combi from Lochinvar provides DHW from 2.6 (NKC110) to 4.8 gpm (NKC199) at a 77F temperature rise. Three models are available (110,000, 150,000 and 199,000 Btuh). A backlit, user-friendly LCD display provides diagnostic information and system

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Cross Manifolds

August 31, 2017

Cross Manifolds are designed for use in closed loop hydronic heating, cooling and snow melting applications. They are available in five circuit configurations 4/6/8/10/12 and can be used with or without Cross control and actuator assembly. The manifolds may be

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Heat-only Thermostat

August 31, 2017

Uponor’s Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen (A3100101) is designed for precise temperature control of residential hydronic radiant heating systems based on operative temperature sensing capabilities. The thermostat can operate a hydronic radiant heating system based on the air sensor measuring operative

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Wireless Hot Water Recirculation Kit

August 31, 2017

The ecocirc wireless hot water recirculation kit from Xylem has an ECM based permanent magnet motor. It operates on as little as 20 watts. The pump and paired valve wirelessly communicate temperature data. The ecocirc pump is installed on the

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Axiom hires new sales manager

August 30, 2017

Alan Zanidean has joined Axiom Industries Ltd. as the company’s sales manager for North America. In this new position, Zanidean will have responsibility for increasing Axiom’s market presence through our independent representative network. He has 10 years’ experience in the

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Melting snow is a beautiful thing

August 30, 2017 by Lance MacNevin

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC AT MODERN HYDRONICS-SUMMIT 2017. LANCE WILL BE DISCUSSING HYDRONIC SNOW AND ICE MELTNG SYSTEMS IN MORE DETAIL AT THE SUMMIT. As I write this it is hard to think about winter, but I am pretty

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How water behaves in hydronic systems – Part II

August 29, 2017 by Mark Olson

Two common problems resulting from poor water quality are excessive corrosion and limescale accumulation. In Part I (HPAC, February 2017) we examined corrosion. The following is a closer look at limescale accumulation. In North America the dissolved mineral content from