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Jul 10, 2019

Summer checks and tests maintain hydronic heating systems and your professional reputation

Summer is a time for fun, for rest and relaxation — for enjoying activities those of us in colder climates sorely missed all winter. But for professional heating contractors looking to build their businesses and their professional reputations, summer is also a time of great opportunity.

Or at least it should be...

A thriving business builds a strong following by consistently delivering quality — not just in product, but also in the services it p...

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Apr 29, 2019

Technical Q&A - How are low-flow areas created, and are they common?

Very often you find that, depending on how the system is plumbed, low-flow areas are created where new parts have been added to a system. For example, where you have an extension of the system into an addition on the home.

Frequently, the extension contains “dead legs.” For example, if you build a ground-floor extension onto a home or building where you have radiators, you would ideally want to plumb from the downstairs pipework. But if you have a solid floor, sometimes in order to av...

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Feb 26, 2019

Hacking residential boiler problems

We are approaching the end of the 2018-2019 heating season in North America, although homeowners in the colder northern sections of the United States and throughout Canada will likely need their heating systems for another two, maybe even three months.

Our long cold seasons can take a heavy toll on hydronic heating systems. Here’s a rundown on some of the more common boiler and component problems facing home and business owners and what...

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Feb 01, 2019

Top 20 Products of 2018!

Once again, ADEY's MagnaClean Professional2 makes Plumbing and Mechanical's list of top 20 products of 2018!

The UK's No1 best selling dirt filter seems to be continuously growing in popularity amongst heating contractors across North America also. For two years running now, the MagnaClean Professional2 has been in this top 20 list, based on the number of pageviews via pmmag.com. Last year, the product was ranked #18 but this year it's climbed up the leader board, maki...

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