Plumbing Engineer - Features: August 2014
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Plumbing Engineer - Features: August 2014

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Heating Season Preview
The winter of 2013-2014 left many people traumatized. Nearly every part of the U.S. was impacted in some way. It brought unusual cold weather and ice to the South, lower than normal temperatures in much of the West, an onslaught of blizzards and polar vortexes in the ... >> More

Water Heater Standard
Since 1990, water heater manufacturers have been required to comply with Department of Energy (DOE) standards to increase the overall energy efficiency levels of residential water heaters. According to DOE, the original standards set almost 25 years ago in the National ... >> More

BK Resources flows into the plumbing wholesale market

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has been working on its new Standard 188 for the prevention of legionellosis (more commonly called Legionnaire’s Disease) for several years. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering ... >> More

Boiler flue venting: Q&A with Selkirk’s Keith Page

There are many options available today for boiler flue venting, but not all solutions are created equal. Each has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of cost, installation, performance, and perhaps most importantly, safety. Plumbing Engineer recently discussed venting with Keith Page, ... >> More

It’s not easy being green

Taking a cue from Kermit the Frog who lamented, “It’s not easy being green,” I will explain how incorporating sustainable plastic pipe manufacturing processes will benefit the bottom line of manufacturers, and serve as a win for our environment. The plastic piping industry must adhere to many ... >> More


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