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Google buying Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

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U.S. Boiler & New Yorker Boiler Recalls

Two recalls just announced: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/US-Boiler-Recalls-Home-Heating-Boilers/ and http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/New-Yorker-Boiler-Recalls-Home-Heating-Boilers/ Some background: Dan and Dan Chat About Recalls (Dan Holohan and Dan Cork, VP of Sales and Marketing at U.S. Boiler, discuss the recent recall of some U.S. Boilers.) Dan Holohan: Dan, I see where the CPSC just released a notice that says U.S. Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard. That word “recall” always seems so onerous to me. Do people need to have their boilers removed from their homes? Dan Cork: No. There are no plans to take any of these boilers out of homes. That is not necessary at this time. This action is about a field modification done to the boilers to make minor changes while they’re still installed. The modifications are straightforward for a qualified contractor. Dan Holohan: So, homeowners can continue to use their boilers? That’s comforting because it’s been pretty cold just about ... Read More

TruTech Tools has The BuySAFE Guarentee

TruTech Tools is pleased to announce we've added a new service. BuySAFE provides shoppers with ultimate peace of mind by giving them a confident and guaranteed shopping experience. This service has been purchased by TruTech Tools for our customers as an added measure, to improve your shopping experience. TruTech Tools allowed buySAFE to review our site and inspect our services. As part of this service, buySAFE ensures its merchants are reliable, financially stable and committed to provide you a great online shopping experience. Only approved merchants, like TruTech Tools will display the buySAFE Guaranteed Shopping Program logo. Here's how the buySAFE 3-in-1 Guarantee works: 30-Day Guarantee Price Protection If we drop our price, buySAFE pays the difference up to $100* Full 3rd Party Guarantee of your purchase terms of sale up to $1,000 Get what you paid for, or your money back. All the terms of sale for your purchase ... Read More

Nuheat launches North America’s 1st WiFi Floor Heating Thermostat

Nuheat, the leading manufacturer of electric radiant floor heating systems announced this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show, that it will launch North America’s first WiFi floor heating thermostat, the Nuheat SIGNATURE. Read More

LOCHINVAR® NAMES NOVEMBER VIP CONTRACTOR PROGRAM WINNERS

Lochinvar has announced the second monthly winners in its VIP Contractor Program for the 2013-2014 heating season.  Steve Carr of SPC Plumbing & Heating in Methuen, MA, was named the November winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Greg Cosgro of GEM Plumbing and Heating in Lincoln, RI, was selected in the monthly drawing.  Both winners receive a trip for two to the world’s largest country music festival as part of Lochinvar’s Nashville Experience. An Impressive Installation During the second month of this year’s VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on www.knightheatingboiler.com, Carr submitted an installation of a modulating/condensing, stainless steel KNIGHT Wall Mount Boiler with a fire tube design and 110,000 Btu/hr inputs. The KNIGHT Boiler supplies three hydro air units and is coupled with a 40-gallon Squire Indirect Water Heater. His entry earned the most votes for the month, along ... Read More

Fujitsu’s Mobile App is a Troubleshooting Tool

Fujitsu’s Mobile Technician App is a handy, troubleshooting tool for their air conditioning and heat pump systems. The app helps contractors troubleshoot error codes, thermistors and pressure sensors. It also includes a built-in flashlight. The Mobile Technician App requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, it’s optimized for the iPhone 5.  An Android version is expected to be released in early 2014. Available as a troubleshooting system performance aid 24/7/365 and requiring no phone call or waiting on hold, the Fujitsu Mobile Technician App provides most of the same information their technical support specialists provide.  Installers and service techs can get information about all current residential and light commercial models.  Mobile Technician App is available in 11 language preferences, with metric or US measurements.    Read More

NEW LEAD FREE PRESS BALL VALVES FROM MATCO-NORCA

Matco-Norca offers its new 759PLF Lead Free Press Ball Valves in time for the Federal Safe Drinking Water mandate, effective January 4, 2014.  Press ball valves are quick and easy to install and help reduce installation time.  Full port 759PLF press ball valves from Matco-Norca are available in sizes ranging from 1/4” up to 2”.  They are rated 600 psi WOG and 150 psi SWP.  Made in our ISO-9002 certified factory, they are comprised of Lead Free brass bonnets, stems and bodies with either lead free brass (1/2” up to 1” sizes) or stainless steel balls (1-1/4" up to 2” sizes).  Their seat, packing gland and seal are made of PTFE, with an EPDM O-Ring.  Matco-Norca’s 759PLF press ball valves are UPC and NSF-61 as well as AB 195 and NSF-372 compliant.  Matco-Norca supplies a full range of ball valves for plumbing applications. The company also has an extensive ... Read More

Webstone Introduces Pro-Connect Press Ball Drain

The best has gotten even better.  Webstone’s Pro-Pall Ball Drain is now outfitted with Press Connections – making it the FASTEST way to install, drain and fill any piped system.  Press Ball Drains are the latest additions to the rapidly expanding line of Pro-Connect Press products.  Forged from Lead Free brass for compliance with all federal and state requirements, in sizes 1/2” through 2”.  The Pro-Connect Press Ball Drain is compatible with all popular press tools and guaranteed for life.  Learn more at www.webstonevalves.com/proconnect.  Founded in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone's trademarked and patented items include; Hydro-Core™, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP™, Pro-Connect™, and Pro-Pal® step saving valves. ... Read More

Wohler’s SM 500 Featured at Wood Stove Challenge

Wohler’s SM 500 Suspended Particulate Analyzer helped judges during the Wood Stove Design Challenge, organized by the Alliance for Green Heat, from November 15-19 in Washington, DC. Wohler’s SM 500 is the world’s first multi-functional analyzer for wood-fired appliances and played an integral role in the competition.   Wohler’s SM 500 uses brand new technology that makes emissions testing for small, solid-fuel appliances more efficient. The traditional dilution tunnel test procedure is time consuming and costly. Wohler’s SM 500, however, provided judges with the perfect solution, giving them quick and accurate readings as they tested 12 wood stoves throughout the competition.   Rebecca Trojanowski of the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory stated that without Wohler’s SM 500, “the emission measurement component of this challenge would have been nearly impossible. This new technology, born from many years of development, provided us with exciting new tools for this competition.”   ... Read More

InSinkErator® Donates $25,000 to PHCC Educational Foundation

Committed to the idea that continuing education is key to sustaining a trained workforce and building the plumbing profession, InSinkErator® made a significant donation in October to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation.   InSinkErator presented the Foundation with $25,000 in matching funds at the PHCC CONNECT 2013 National Convention in Las Vegas to boost its “Invest in Your Future” fundraising campaign. The campaign supports the Foundation’s mission of delivering educational programs for contractors and helps to fund scholarships for future industry professionals through the PHCC National Auxiliary. “The Educational Foundation receives far more from InSinkErator than the $25,000 contribution,” said Roger Peugeot, PHCC Educational Foundation chairperson. “Beyond this gift, InSinkErator’s contributions make them a key partner in the recruitment and training of the next generation of industry professionals.”   For 25 years, InSinkErator has partnered with the PHCC Educational Foundation and the PHCC National Auxiliary on the “Invest ... Read More
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