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Greener homes grant to be delivered through Enbridge in Ontario

Natural Resources Canada has announced an agreement to co-deliver the Canada Greener Homes Grant in Ontario through Enbridge Gas’s Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, beginning in January 2023.

CIPH presents 50-year service award

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) has presented its 50-year service award to Eric Jenkins, material handler with Emco.

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James Hobson: Putting the cool in engineering

James Hobson, a.k.a. the Hacksmith, created his YouTube channel as a record of his inventions, innovations and…

Driving distraction away

Driving without awareness used to be called “highway hypnosis” or “white line fever” for the way people zone out or…

An option to resolve insufficient airflow

Do you ever feel frustrated by customers’ HVAC system’s inability to provide conditioned air to some of the rooms…

A potentially unhealthy mix

Hydronic radiant heating is a comfortable and efficient technology for a range of buildings, from residential…

Heating season prep applies to you and your stuff

Two things come to mind regarding preparation for the upcoming heating season. The first concern is you. Are you…

Working with R400-Series Refrigerants

Approximately 30 years ago, several refrigerants emerged as alternatives for chlorine-containing CFCs. Just a few…

The move towards mass timber Buildings – Part II

Mechanical systems can have a profound effect on the aesthetic appeal of the interior of the structure with its…

It’s not smart leaving money on the table

 The new ISO-Accredited Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) certification from CEDIA (Custom Electronics…

Add videos to your marketing strategy

Humans have always been visual creatures. Our earliest communication was with pictures, long before we learned…

Water Is Our Friend: If It Is Contained and Channeled Properly

Over the years as the general manager of a plumbing and heating company I came across many water damage insurance…

Understanding Toilet Technology

Every plumber wants to be sure that they complete each project to their client’s satisfaction. When it comes to…

Unsophisticated test yields great results

A number of years ago, a colleague of mine and I were teaching building science in Russia to a number of…

Who is in control around here?

You take a few steps backwards, snap a few “glamour” shots and send your piping pics around the globe. It is a…

The finer points of leak detection

There is an old trades’ saying that you became a plumber and not an electrician because there was too much math in…

All about actuators

We are surrounded by actuators in our everyday life. In your home, the trip lever on your toilet is one of the…

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