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Flexibility Helps Wholesalers Increase Profits

November 26, 2000
Over the last 10 years, wholesale sales experienced an upswing in profits. What are this year's profits and what's causing the surge?
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Guidelines for Flushing Contaminated Systems

November 25, 2000
Since R-11 was phased out of production as a major ozone depleter, what has taken its place?
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EPA Resolves Cases of Ammonia, Benzene Leaks

November 25, 2000
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has settled two cases with Chicago area facilities involving ammonia and benzene leaks.
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An Argument for the Use of Coalescing Units

November 25, 2000
Conventional ‘impingement’ separators and the coalescing unit are two oil separator devices that are likely to dominate the field in the near future. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of using each of them.
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Comment Deadline Set for DOE Efficiency Standards

November 22, 2000
Final comments are due December 4 to the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding its proposal to raise the energy efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners (CAC) and heat pumps.
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Zen and the Art of Internet Security

November 22, 2000
Practing these simple tricks will keep your cash and identity safe from Internet programming pirates.
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Enlisting at Contractor Boot Camp

November 22, 2000
Boot camp: it's not just for the military anymore.
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Plate Heat Exchanger As Vaporizer and Condenser

November 21, 2000
Last week's article covered PHE design, on-site service, assembly and leak indication freezing risk, while this week includes a discussion on the plate heat exchanger as vaporizer and condenser.
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Big Mix Group Finds Tech Shortage Challenging

November 21, 2000
The Big Mix is "in the mix" when it comes to finding qualified techs.
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Overreliance on the Net Can ‘Costner’ You Plenty

November 21, 2000
Kevin Costner movies serve up valuable lessons for any contractor, big or small, assessing the Internet as a marketing tool.
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