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Klein All-Purpose Pliers

A cross between needle-nose pliers and wire strippers, this new tool allows the... More

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Steam Heat vs. Hydronic Heat

A reader ponders whether to stick with steam or convert to hydronic. More

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Proposal to Require Hot Water Pipe Insulation

To curtail wasted water and energy, the NRDC and the UA propose that all hot water piping systems in new buildings be insulated, such as those serving lavatories, showers, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks. More

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Cold Snap Brings A Rash Of Fire Sprinkler Freezes And Breaks

December’s hard freeze wreaked havoc with fire sprinkler pipes in parts of the United States. More

Hydraulic Pipe Benders Explained – Well, Sort Of

These tools fall into the category of “bet you didn’t know such a thing existed.” More

What a Difference a Day Can Make

I have no idea whether or not this Jake fellow is for real, but what he experiences on the jobsite looks oh-so-familiar… More

Truckin' Around: Dodge Ram 1500 Hybrid in the Works

In January, just days before the big North American International Auto Show in Detroit, when automakers reveal their hottest vehicle introductions and innovations for the year, Dodge Trucks announced that a gas-electric hybrid version of its recently re-engineered Ram 1500 pickup was in development and would roll out 'sometime in 2010.' More

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