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Furnace Installation Safety

This article deals with your personal safety when installing a new or replacement furnace. Topics covered include emergency procedures; clothing and safety gear; fall protection; electricity; lock out, tag out; GFCI; fuel safety; and confined spaces.


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Preventing 'White Rust' on Galvanized Steel Cooling Towers

For over 50 years, evaporative cooling products have been manufactured from hot-dip galvanized steel. Life expectancy of these units, when properly installed and maintained, has been excellent. In recent years, however, there have been reports of “white rust.” The critical fact that needs to be recognized is that white rust is preventable.


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Btu Buddy 110: Burned Hermetic Compressor - Part 1

Bob and Tim were on their way to a no cooling call at a commercial building. When they arrived, they talked to the building manager and checked the thermostat. It was set at 72°F but the thermometer was reading 78°. Tim said, “The fan is running, so there is control voltage and the thermostat seems to be calling for cooling.”


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NEWSMakers: John Lanier

John Lanier of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) stops by the NEWS’ booth at the AHR Expo to discuss NATE’s presence at the show, what’s coming up in 2015, and much more. Posted on Feb. 20.

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