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Mike Rowe: Live, without a net

By Adam Freill Asking Mike Rowe to describe his occupation is an interesting task. As the host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Network and Discovery Canada, he’s tried his hand at more than 300 careers, and boy have his hands gotten dirty.…

HVAC – Rethinking duct design practices

HVAC - With recent changes to the CSA F280 Standard – Determining the Required Capacity of Residential Space Heating and Cooling Appliances, we are going to see the use of smaller furnaces and air conditioners in homes, and the rethinking…

The benefits of recovering water

By Chris Thomson Reusing water is good for the environment and reduces the burden on municipal infrastructure. Reduction in fresh water demand and the load on municipal treatment systems are important benefits. For the property owner,…

New boiler legislation now in effect

By Carol Fey As of September 1, national legislation went into effect requiring that all new boilers have energy saving controls. The purpose, of course, is to reduce energy usage. Fortunately, with these controls a boiler can indeed use…

Geothermal: Exploring renewed frontiers

By Denise Deveau Most contractors will tell you that taking on a job midstream isn’t an ideal way to make a living. But the fact that a building was halfway through construction didn’t faze Walter Lehmann and his team at Frontier…

Heading up to the Attic

By Gord Cooke On a hot summer day, can you think of any worse place to be than in an attic? Well, as I crawled my way through the cramped, dusty, blazingly hot 100-year-old attic of my brother’s house last summer, a couple of thoughts came…
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