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How to align expectations of hydronic systems with reality

Complaints about the performance of a hydronic system are often because the consumer is expecting different behaviour from the system.

Birds foul up atmospheric hot water tank

I had fully expected to find the chimney at least partially obstructed by a bird’s nest, I was not however expecting to find so many birds.

The Challenge of Category IV Gas-Fired Appliance Venting

Pre-planning for vent systems must take into account the customer’s needs along with all related installation requirements; installers cannot be left to fabricate a potentially inappropriate vent system.
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John Guest

JG ProLock – Twist-to-Lock Polymer Fitting

JG ProLock’s revolutionary Twist-to-Lock system provides an audible click and visible alignment arrows to assure cutting-edge technicians that the fitting is secure. JG ProLock uses an advanced thermoplastic material for toughness and stability in extreme conditions, with no adaptations, modifications or tools required for installation. Best of all, ProLock is the most versatile fitting on the market today, connecting to copper, PEX and CPVC. It is also code-approved in US and Canada, and approved for behind-wall use. >> Learn more
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Viessmann raises $25K for non-profit air ambulance organization

Viessmann Canada’s 2018 Ride for Comfort charity motorcycle ride raised over $25,000 in support of STARS air ambulance of Calgary, AB. » Read More
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Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver sign global agreement to reach net zero by 2050

Led by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration requires cities to: establish a roadmap to reach net zero carbon buildings; develop a suite of supporting incentives and programmes; and report annually on progress. » Read More
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Brant Radiant Heaters

HL3 Series 2 Stage Infrared Tube Heater

The HL3 Series captures the operational benefits of high and low stage radiant comfort, while saving valuable energy. Key features include, pre-and-post-purge controls, self-diagnostic LED, microprocessor based circuitry, independent control-air-gas compartments with tool-free access, and 24 volt controls and power cord standard. In addition we use the highest quality materials and construction features ensuring years of reliable operations. >> Learn more

MCA Canada Conference

Date: September 19-22, 2018
Location: Whistler, BC
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ASPE Convention

Date: September 28-October 3, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
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HRAI 50th Annual Meeting & Conference

Date: October 14-16, 2018
Location: Paradisus Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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