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Feature Story In protecting against scalding, the manufacturer and installer must ensure a safe installation By George Lanthier Figure 1 A few years ago, 1998 to be exact, a good friend of mine, Bob Suffredini of Therma Flow/Everhot, and I put a book together on domestic hot water. Although it contains just about everything you would ever want to know ...

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Fluepipe design, Part 3

Feature Story By George Lanthier Time to do some sizing of multiple-unit fluepipes and wrap this series of articles up. We finished in the last article with the sizing of everything but the common vent pipes and a discussion about the transitions.What about those transitions, and again, there’s a right way and a wrong way. In Figure 1, courtesy of ...

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Fluepipe design, Part 2

Feature Story By George Lanthier OK, if you remember in the last article we looked at fluepipe design and what it really takes to do it right. Last month we looked at single units, this month it’s multiple units. Keep in mind that I’m continuing to follow the NFPA Standards, NFPA31 and 211, for this subject, and both NFPA and ...

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Fluepipe design, Part I

Feature Story By George Lanthier You might look at the title of this article and figure, ‘Oh boy, what’s this now!” Well, as it turns out, I’m learning that fluepipe design is not as easy as some people think it is. In fact, when it comes to the codes and good industry practice, many are doing it very wrong. As ...

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Checking low-water cutoffs

FeaturesService techs must know the correct procedure to complete this common taskBy George Lanthier I love surfing the Internet and the information that’s available there is incredible. There are several great sites for heating guys and we are finally getting around, by request, to bringing back our own Chat Room, DragonTalk. My hopes are that it will not only house ...

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