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Dan Foley - Mechanical Design – Part I I have received several inquiries over the last few months from readers asking how I design my projects. Rather than respond individually, I offered to address this question in a future column. Here it is. This begs the question of which type of design? Hydronics, radiant, forced air, geo, ... >> More
Bristol Stickney - Expansion tanks in combisystems
The success of any solar hydronic home heating installation depends on the often-conflicting balance between any of these six principles. Finding the balance between them defines the art of solar heating design. A piping diagram for a typical solar combisystem can be seen in the diagram in Figure 58-1. ... >> More
Ellen Rohr - The best way to grow: Buy!
If you want to grow your company, buy another company. Hands down, 100 percent of the time. That is my advice if you are interested in expanding. Acquiring a company is an option for you, no matter how big, how profitable or how organized your company is. When I offer that advice, it is often met ... >> More
Richard DiToma - Bosses inventory strategies
A technician, who has asked me to refer to him as Dave, working for a small multi-truck flat rate plumbing company in Florida, wrote: “Here is the problem. My bosses and the man in charge of getting materials believe that they save a ton of money by not keeping stock at the shop and especially truck stock. ... >> More