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Radiant floor heating with pellet boiler

The Glitch & The Fix, January 2015

The designer’s intent was to supply a low-temperature floor-heating zone, as well as a higher-temperature baseboard zone and air handler, from a thermal storage tank heated by a pellet-fueled boiler.

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Rinnai educates water heater distributors and contractors on DOE regulations

Tankless water heater manufacturer Rinnai already meets or exceeds all new DOE requirements; no changes necessary to Rinnai’s product portfolio.

These updates will go into effect on April 16, 2015.

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Daniel Chapman Stillson: Inventor of the pipe tong

Another one of the Dead Men and what he gave us.

Not far from where our daughter Colleen and her husband, Adam, used to live in Somerville, Mass., there’s a house for sale. Daniel Chapman Stillson lived in a house that was on the land before the current house was built.

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Grundfos is on a mission to reduce energy used by pumps worldwide

New Grundfos president and CEO Mads Nipper is ready to construct a new era at the Danish company.

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Taco forms strategic alliance to make high-efficiency pumps

Taco already has begun assembling the VR1816, which employs Askoll’s variable-speed technology, at its factory in Cranston.The company plans to display the VR1816 at the AHR Expo Jan. 26-28 in Chicago.

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Get beyond your fear of condensation in radiant cooling applications

Radiant cooling exposed.

Get beyond your fear of condensation production.

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Moving the hydronics industry forward

Tomorrow’s hydronics.

What will it take to move this industry forward?

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Should you re-use existing flue and chimney when replacing a boiler?

Boiler venting considerations.

While most installations work without problems, there are a couple precautions that you should consider.

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What Internet-enabled thermostats can do

The thermostat wars have arrived.
What more can your device do? These products are shaking things up.
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Finding the equalibrium between thermal and hydraulic conditions

Nature doesn't care, but you should.

Fundamentally there are two things every hydronic system you’ll ever design or install “wants” to do — they all want to operate at simultaneous conditions called thermal equilibrium and hydraulic equilibrium. Both conditions represent a balance between energy input and energy release.

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2013 QSC Power Meeting XXXVIII

March 14-16, 2013, San Diego

Photos by Kelly Faloon/Plumbing & Mechanical

8/26/14 1:00 pm EST

Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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2013 August

In the August edition of Radiant & Hydronics, read about new technology in measuring energy, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and State Water Heaters new partnership and Bradford White's newest apps. Also check out the latest products in the heating and cooling industry.

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Hydronics Know How II CD

The Hydronics Know How II CD contains all the columns and articles John Siegenthaler has written for Plumbing & Mechanical and PM Engineer, from the very first in July 1996 through December 2008. That’s over 200 articles and columns covering everything from heat loss to hydraulic separation.

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Radiant Flooring Guide

Radiant flooring guide 2013Your Guide to suitable floor coverings and submaterials for use with radiant heating. CLICK HERE to read the latest edition of Radiant Floring Guide.