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Why Contractors Order The Way They Do

With all the technology we have these days I was curious as to if and how contractors were using it to place orders with their suppliers, so I asked on The Wall at Heatin...

Published on 09/28/2023 2:58 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
My Friend's Mansion

I’ve known him for most of my career. He’s a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, NY. He’s absolutely delightful and he talks faster than I can think.

Published on 08/21/2023 4:25 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
Advice for Newbies

Ray Wohlfarth is a dear friend of many years and his advice about commercial boilers often appears in this magazine. He’s the best big-boiler guy I’ve ever met and he als...

Published on 08/21/2023 4:13 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
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Another Solar Myth Bites the Dust

Way back in 1978, I (Larry) installed my first solar water heating system. I continued with solar thermal, installing new domestic hot water (DHW), space, and pool heatin...

Published on 08/21/2023 3:13 PM by Larry Weingarten and Zak Vetter
Posted in Solar
Close to Perfect?

I always enjoy looking at photos of their own work that Wallies post on The Wall at It’s not easy to do because The Wall is home to some of the sharpest ...

Published on 07/26/2023 3:32 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
Magical Thinking

It was one of those days at when the old guys had the floor. One of the regulars, a retired (and understandably crotchety) fella from Canada had this to s...

Published on 06/06/2023 11:08 AM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business