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Piston Design and Bypass
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was my first day of work as a trainee at my first technician job, just a wet-behind-the-ears kid fresh out of trade school. It was a Monday morning, and the technicians and I were standing in the dusty warehouse surrounded by stacks and stacks of brand new […]Read more
Tubing and Piping Support
Image Courtesy of Eaton SNAP ‘N SHIELD Piping support is covered in Section 305 of the IMC (International Mechanical Code). Once again, the IMC isn't binding, but it is what most local codes are based on. Piping / Tubing Material Maximum Horizontal Distance Between Support Maximum Vertical Distance Between Support Copper Tubing 1 1/4″ […]Read more
What is Fenestration and Why Do I Care?
Fenestration is a fancy architectural term that means “openings in the outside of the building.” You will see this word a lot when you read ACCA manual J or when you are doing a manual J load calculation. Fenestration loads include heat losses and gain through windows, doors, skylights, etc., and they can make up […]Read more