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Category Archive for: ‘Hub 5 Spot’

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    ProStaff Review: Noritz CB180 Combi Boiler

    The ProStaff team moves to the Pacific Northwest as Bend Radiant Heating Inc., Bend, Ore., installs a Noritz CB180 combi boiler for a residential remodel in Madras, Ore. In business for 12 years, Bend Radiant Heating performs hydronic heating and tankless water heater systems work, …

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    ProStaff Review: Bosch PS42 12V Max EC Brushless Impact Driver

            The Bosch PS42 12V Max EC Brushless tool was put in the hands of some ProStaffers recently, and the verdict is in. Jason Ridgeway, HVAC contractor and owner of Ridgeway Home Services; Jake Mengelkoch, cabinetmaker; and the Hub’s own Eric Aune …

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    ProStaff Review: Milwaukee Tool M18 Transfer Pump

                    One of the biggest hits at this year’s Milwaukee Tool New Product Symposium—from the plumbing department—was the new, self-priming M18 Transfer Pump. The Hub shot a Facebook Live video from the event and received more than 8,000 …

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    5 reasons why you need to attend AHR Expo

    I suspect you have been seeing many magazine articles, ads, emails and other messaging that emphasizes why it is so valuable for contractors to attend the 2015 AHR Expo. In fact, Mechanical Hub recently published an article stating, “I can give you thousands of reasons …

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    Avoiding contractor complaints

    Contractors serve Customers. Customers vary from residential homeowners to industrial locations or mobile homes to government contracts. Contractors need to be able to communicate with a bevy of personality and customer types. Even the strongest and most experienced Contractor can still encounter Customer complaints. Below …

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    5 Myths About the Skilled Trades BUSTED

    There’s a good deal of smack talk about the trades. I’m here to set the story straight and bust some myths about contractors and skilled trades. “The Skilled Trades are for Dummies.” Actually, the trades require a varied skill set. Tradespeople usually possess a keen …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    5 things I learned at AHR NYC

    Getting some time to decompress and recap an event-filled week at AHR, here are some things that I came away with from the show and its surroundings: 1. People who attended that show in particular are a tough bunch of SOBs. When I landed on …

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    Prevent Frozen Pipes With These Tips

    The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for frozen or burst pipes. As freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, it expands and can block the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure …

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    Aune’s 5 Reads

    I started writing for CONTRACTOR Magazine back in March of this year after making the move from another trade publication to work with the likes of such industry leaders as Bob Mader, Dave Yates, John Mesenbrink, Mark Eatherton and others. Since day one as a …

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    Moving Forward: 5 indicators that could signal an upswing in the hydronics market

    The love/hate relationship that exists between the economy and the hydronics industry has not exactly been a marriage made in heaven over the past few years. Recent travails with the economy have put the hydronics market in a holding pattern, yet positive indicators suggest the …

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