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The ABCs OF Truck Building

A truck is a working tool that can be made to work better with informed spec’ing choices By Stephen Bennett Fuel oil and propane dealers getting ready to order a new truck know they have decisions to make, and that one of the first is: Should they stick with the same specs as last time, or change up a few ...

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An Honor and a Pleasure

It has been a pleasure to be the editor of Fuel Oil News since 2007. It has been an honor to do my small part in maintaining a publication that has been successfully serving the heating oil and, more broadly, the distributed fuel industry since 1935. I say “small part” because the magazine and those that came before me have ...

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The Power of the Employee

Many owners and managers are still asking the age-old question, “Where can I find good HVAC employees?” I hear it frequently. Owners and managers today go to great lengths to attract employees, using advertisements in several types of media, including radio, newspapers and trade magazines. I recently spotted a 4-foot x 6-foot help wanted ad for A/C technicians posted on ...

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Cool Factor

A few months ago I heard of a gent from California who was doing some interesting things with old propane tanks. I Googled him, and the images of propane tank creations on his website blew me away. So I called him.   His name is Colin Selig. I explained my connection to the propane industry and we spoke for some time. ...

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AEC Focuses on Marketing and Fundraising

By Thomas J. Tubman It is hard to believe that we are more than halfway through 2016, and by the time you read this, the year will be nearly two-thirds into the history books. It has been a busy time for the American Energy Coalition, so I thought I would use this month’s column to update you on the AEC’s ...

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Close-up: Specing a Propane Crane Truck

By Stephen Bennett “The biggest mistake fuel oil people make when they go into the propane business is they buy too small a truck with too small a crane,” said Roger Smith of Kurtz Truck Equipment, Marathon, N.Y. A service truck with a crane is needed for installing propane tanks above the hundred-gallon size, Smith said. The cost of a ...

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GV90+ Condensing Cast Iron Boiler from Weil-McLain

Weil-McLain® offers the GV90+® high efficiency cast iron boiler for energy efficient, comfort heating in residential applications. The GV90+ features streamlined controls with simple setup, low maintenance and durable design for the long run. Assembled in Weil-McLain’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Eden, N.C, the unit features a high performance durable cast iron primary heat exchanger made from approximately 70% recycled ...

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ASHRAE Reaches Highest Membership in 14 Years

ASHRAE, long known for its contributions to the built environment technology industry, now boasts more than 56,000 members. ASHRAE membership is individual based, reflecting the Society’s diverse representation of building system design and industrial processes professionals around the world. “This growth reflects ASHRAE’s influence on building standards and best practices around the world,” Tim Wentz, ASHRAE president, said. “Our members ...

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Weil-McLain Open House: Sept. 14 in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Weil-McLain will hold an open house at its Mid-Atlantic Office 17000 Commerce Parkway, Suite B Mount Laurel, N.J. Scheduled Seminars and Highlights Seminars: “Consultative Selling” of Weil-McLain high efficiency gas boilers including Ultra™ Gas, WM97+®, GV90+® and ECO™; Learn about boiler application and design parameters ECO and WM97+ wall mount condensing gas boiler installation, piping, trouble-shooting and service Evergreen™ boiler ...

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Weil-McLain Launches New ‘Boiler Bucks’ Promotion

Weil-McLain has launched a new promotion for its “Boiler Bucks” contractor loyalty program members. For a limited time, contractors who are signed up for the program will receive a free pair of Carhartt® 6-inch Rugged Flex® boots with the purchase of any Weil-McLain designated high-efficiency boiler. Contractors can participate by visiting www.weil-mclain.com/boiler-bucks and registering a qualifying boiler online. After registration, ...

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