What do you get when sharing more than 1,900 exhibitors with more than 51,000 visitors? Sore feet! AHR, the 65th International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration [and some plumbing too] Exposition was held January 21-23 in Dallas. Attending a show this large creates a need to select a select list of what you want to see and do.
Fishing and hunting clubs in remote locations where no electricity is available can present unique challenges for adding creature comforts. Maintaining the rustic appeal desired by their members is often a high priority. A huge snowfall caused the collapse of an old 1800s-era log cabin a few decades ago and in its place a new log cabin had been constructed by the members of the club.
I received the following e-mail from an acquaintance that shall remain nameless:
Knowing that when it comes to actually doing things around the house, I have no mechanical skills, would you suggest that I attempt changing the cartridge in my old Moen single-lever bathroom faucet, which is dripping steadily? My wife and daughters are questioning my manhood! Help!
The neighborhood presented an idyllic scene: well manicured lawns, flowerbeds, and neatly trimmed shrubs, giving each three-bedroom home a welcome appeal. Right smack in the middle of this scene, the destination for a geothermal estimate appeared as I rounded the curved roadway: a case of arrested development!
I thought readers might enjoy exploring the issues raised in a recent e-mail. At first glance, it seems like a fairly simple straight-forward exercise, until you realize the variables and pitfalls are numerous and that the math doesn’t support the running-out-of-hot-water issue.
What's in the tank? This is a rhetorical question given the haphazard tangle of PVC drainage lines leading to the 18-in. opening on top of the 1,000-gal. poly tank. A single 1-in. black well-water pipe led back out of the opening to a makeshift CPVC manifold suspended in place by nylon rope. An expansion tank with a pump switch was nestled between floor joists. Several lines snaked off to serve the home’s toilets and an anti-freeeze faucet. The smell was overwhelming in the crowded basement addition (why it was possible to have such a large tank indoors).
CONTRACTOR magazine staff started to browse through old magazine issues of The Contractor, Plumbing and Heating Business magazine, and The Ladle, The Business Journal for Master Plumbers and Heating Contractors of New York State. Browse vintage ads from some of the industry's current plumbing manufacturers.
Grainger prides itself on sustainability, which is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, and this distribution center is a testament to that: it is the world’s largest LEED platinum certified facility for commercial interiors.