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Domestic Hot Water

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    On the Job

    ICF retaining wall; no-sweat plumbing; overhead lift trailer

     
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    Installing a Vacuum-Tube Solar Collector

    These highly efficient systems are a good choice in cloudy or cold climates.

     
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    Products

    Plumbing; metal connectors

     
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    Innovative Products 2007

    Our annual pick of products designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better.

     
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    Products

    Landscaping; energy conservation

     
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    Forming foundation walls; warranty caution; more

     
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    Heating a Home With a Tankless Water Heater

    Even in a cold climate, these efficient units can provide both domestic hot water and whole-house heating.

     
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    Efficiency Dos and Don'ts From an Energy Nerd

    With high fuel prices here to stay, now is the time to get it right.

     
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    Proper water-heater temperature; performance guidelines; preventive maintenance; more

     
  • Q&A: Noisy Expansion Tank

    Q: Even though I followed the manufacturer's specifications when I installed the 2-gallon thermal expansion tank and check valve for my customers' domestic hot-water system, they still complain of "clicking" noises, mainly during the heating season. Does

     
 
 
 
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