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Bill Palamar named chairman at the CIPH AGM

July 5, 2016

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) held its 84th annual general meeting (AGM) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel during its annual business conference (ABC) in Banff, AB on June 26 to June 28. At the meeting, Weil-McLain

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100 candles for steam boiler manufacturer

June 24, 2016

  Steam boiler manufacturer Bryan Steam LLC is celebrating its 100th year in business. Founded in 1916 as the Bryan Harvester Company by a locomotive engineer and steam power enthusiast named George Bryan, the company originally produced cars and steam

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UPDATED Thousands flock to Moncton for MEET Show

June 7, 2016

The Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show drew a crowd of over 6300 industry professionals to Moncton, NB for its biennial trade event in May. “This was another strong edition for MEET,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager. “Everyone seemed very

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Hydronics event highlights latest technologies

June 7, 2016

The Fluid Forward 2016 hydronics conference and tradeshow was held June 2 in Kitchener, ON. Organized by Jess-Don Dunford, the full-day event featured guest presentations and offered over 150 attendees the chance to network and learn about some of the

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NIBCO expands valve offering with Webstone purchase

May 30, 2016

NIBCO Inc. has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Company, Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. The new business unit is named, “Webstone, a brand of NIBCO.” “The acquisition will complement and enhance existing efforts NIBCO has

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Toronto area firms are winners in Mestek sales lineup

May 17, 2016

HPG Sales and The Morgan Group are recipients of 2015 Sales Awards from Mestek Inc. HPG Sales, of Toronto, ON, is the recipient of the RBI Water Heaters leading sales award for the Canadian market. Goes Heating Systems in Houston,

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Aquatherm Blue Pipe

May 16, 2016

Aquatherm Blue Pipe is a polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping system designed for hydronic, chilled water, condensing water and industrial applications. It is sized from ½-inch to 24-inches and can withstand operating temperatures of up to 180F at 100psi. It is rust-proof

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About motorized control valves

May 12, 2016 by MIKE MILLER

Today the use of motorized control valves in large and small hydronic heating and cooling systems is very common. As a primer on their function and use, this article will explore available valve options, types of actuators and application examples

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Holohan’s HeatingHelp under new leadership

May 12, 2016

HeatingHelp.com, an online resource for information about heating systems, has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its president. She will be taking over the company from Marianne and Dan Holohan. The Holohans founded the company in 1997, and over the years

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Low ambient air-to-water heat pumps

May 12, 2016 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER

Electrically powered heat pumps, in many varieties, are destined to play an increasingly important role in heating and cooling buildings around the world. They convert vast amounts of otherwise unusable low temperature heat into heat at sufficient temperatures to warm

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Hot Water Made To Order

May 11, 2016 by ROB WATERS

At one time, selecting a water heater was a fairly simple process. There were not a lot of options to choose from; you got a tank type water heater, which was either gas or oil fired, or electric. The water

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Learning Center enhances Watts training program

May 9, 2016

Watts Water Technologies has opened the Watts Works Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility where customers, distributors and sales representatives can obtain hands-on experience with the company’s plumbing, HVAC, and water quality products and technologies. The 12,000-sq. ft. Watts training facility

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Glycol feeders

April 22, 2016

Calefactio has added a three-way valve to its GMP6 and GMP18 glycol feeders. With a hose, users can direct the pump intake to the independent solution tank. When finished, the valve turns so that the pump suctions the GMP into

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Siegenthaler to lead two sesssions at Canadian Hydronics Conference

April 21, 2016

The Canadian Hydronics Council has announced that the second Canadian Hydronics Conference will be held in conjunction with the CIPHEX West 2016 trade show, November 2 to November 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  The conference features 11 hours of

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Zone valves

April 20, 2016

Belimo ZoneTight zone valves are designed to work in small spaces. The QVC zone valves are suited for commercial buildings where higher close-off and the ability to change flow is desired. The self-cleaning ball valve technology resists clogs. The PIQCV

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Wolseley merges Kitchener, Ontario branches

April 18, 2016

Wolseley Canada has merged two of its branches in Kitchener, ON, and relocated to a new facility at 780 Wilson Ave., Kitchener, ON. The branch features the company’s updated branding service model and is open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00

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Insulated panel for radiant heating

April 15, 2016

The Amvic insulated panel for radiant heating is available in both residential and commercial styles. The residential panel is made using Type II (1.5 lb. m3 density) with R values of R10, R12 and R14. The commercial panel is manufactured

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CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express to co-locate

April 12, 2016

CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express are co-locating at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC for their November 2016 shows. CIPHEX West is a two-day trade show and conference that is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating

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ProPEX expansion tool

April 11, 2016

Milwaukee Electric Tool has launched the M18 ForceLogic that expands 2 in., 2½ in. and 3 in. Uponor PEX pipe for making ProPEX connections in commercial applications. The tool features a continuous expansion design and an auto-rotating head for even

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Uponor and HeatLink reach PEX pipe manufacturing agreement

April 6, 2016

A recent agreement allows the Calgary-based HeatLink and its affiliate PexCor Manufacturing Inc. to use Uponor’s patented technology for PEX pipe manufacturing. The intellectual property licensing agreement resolves ongoing litigation in the U.S. and Canada regarding infringement of Uponor’s Canadian

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Contractor and CE numbers up at CMPX

April 5, 2016

Sponsors of the 2016 Canadian Mechanical Exposition & Trade Show and Learning Forum (CMPX) have reported increases in key attendee categories including contractors (+14 per cent ) and consulting engineers (+73 per cent). Official attendance figures were unavailable at press

John Siegenthaler (l) with Gregory Trifonidis of Axon Electrical Mechanical Ltd. in Scarborough, ON, who was the winner of the Heating With Renewable Energy draw on March 16.
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CMPX visitors hit the jackpot with HPAC contests

March 23, 2016

At the recent CMPX show, HPAC held contests for visitors to its booth. Three lucky winners received a copy of John Siegenthaler’s latest book Heating With Renewable Energy. Siegenthaler was on hand on March 16, 17 and 18 to talk

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Cleaver-Brooks expands condensing offering through acquisition

March 14, 2016

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. has acquired Camus Hydronics, Ltd., a Mississauga, ON-based company that designs and manufactures condensing hydronic boilers and heaters for commercial, institutional, large residential and light industrial markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Cleaver-Brooks is a strong

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Manitoba contractor takes top prize in Caleffi contest

December 14, 2015

Bill Olschewski of Tip Top Plumbing in Winkler, MB and a guest of his choice will be off to Italy to see Caleffi’s world headquarters where they will receive a personalized tour of its factories and design facilities. Olschewski is the

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The 2016 AHR Expo is right around the corner

December 11, 2015

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (AHR) Exposition is set to take place January 25 to 27 in Orlando, FL., at the Orange County Convention Center.The event attracts over 60,000 professionals and will have over 2,000 exhibitors. Over 80 per cent

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Best of Siggy Canadian Style

December 1, 2015

Order your Best of John Siegenthaler Edition II CD while supplies last. Own John’s hand-picked favourite HPAC articles from the last 10 years. The CD also contains information on a variety of current hydronic products and links to their manufacturers’

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Historic home gets federally-funded HVAC reno

December 1, 2015 by BETH MCKAY

Retrofitting the first prime minister’s 19th century home has its challenges.

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What is in your toolbox?

December 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

When I worked as a technician I wanted to have every possible tool I would ever need to complete any job I was faced with in my possession (meaning in my service van), including the 2 a.m. emergency calls. While

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Getting the silent treatment

December 1, 2015 by MIKE MILLER

Identifying and fixing the primary culprits behind a noisy hydronic system.

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CIPH releases the FAQ on low-lead standards, provides standards updates

November 24, 2015

As a follow up to a recent low-lead webinar, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and CSA Group have come together to provide clarity on the status of integrating low-lead requirements into national standards. A number of product