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Comfort Success with AC

<br By Gord Cooke Last summer I spent an inordinate amount of time in Florida and South Carolina helping builders and mechanical contractors with high indoor humidity problems. Of course, winter, not summer, is the right time of…

Plumbing Until the Cows Come Home

By Adam Freill Dairy barns use a lot of water. From providing the livestock the hydration they need, to cleaning the milking machines and calf feeders, to flushing dirt and waste, the water demand is considerable. When Nurseland Farms,…

Golden Moments, with Jon Montgomery

By Adam Freill Skyrocketing to stardom thanks to an epic victory walk through Whistler Village after taking skeleton gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Jon Montgomery has gone on to share golden moments with Canadians throughout the world,…

Sprinklers in tight quarters

By Jonathan Lee Bonneville’s Habitant Loggia, a multi-level pre-fabricated condo located in Saint-Lambert, Que., presented Michael Vadnais one of the more unique jobs of his career. Tasked with installing the dry fire suppression system…

10 Tips for Pro Drivers

By Lewis Smith Operating a vehicle requires a high degree of attentiveness, patience and skill. Professionals who drive commercial vans and trucks are among the most skillful on the road. It’s in no small part thanks to the first two…

Bonus: Trethewey, Then and Now

December 8, 2017 In 2007, Mechanical Business kicked off its inaugural edition with one of the most famous plumbers in the world, Richard Trethewey, the resident plumbing and heating expert on This Old House. For our 10th anniversary…

Vancity Goes Green With HVAC

By Ted Barker When Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) was looking to replace the aging 70 per cent efficient HVAC system at its head office, it brought in SES Consulting and a team of industry suppliers to find a way update and…

Upsell Ideas for Kitchens and Bathrooms

By Denise Deveau When quoting a kitchen or bathroom job, more often than not you will put together a quote based on a list of specifications and leave it at that, but a renovation or new build project can be a perfect time to think about…

The Heat is on

By Greg Dalgetty Since the dawn of time, man has waged an endless war against the elements. In the summer he is too hot; in the winter, too cold. And before long, Old Man Winter will once again have us firmly in his clutches. So what…
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