June 2014

In the past few years, the market for tankless water heaters has grown as more homeowners and businesses have discovered the advantages that tankless can...more...

It seems that there are just as many different ways to install a solar/hydronic combisystem as there are installers. And, this may well be one...more...

As Earth Day approached in April, consumers considered ways to “green” up their lifestyles. One opportunity was how to handle food waste.

Each year in...more...

In “The Missing Hunter’s Curve” (Plumbing Engineer, October 2013), I demonstrated that the probability curve developed by Dr. Roy Hunter in the early 1920s is...more...

Separating and dealing with oil and grease waste is an important and often challenging aspect in commercial food service design. Highland Tank has been on...more...

My September 2013 column reported the changes in the 2014 edition of NFPA 25. I also discussed an issue that did not have a big...more...

Most plumbing engineers are familiar with the storm water flow calculation:

Q = ciA

Where:

Q is flow in CFS
c is the coefficient...more...

Over the last 36 years, I have collected a few nuggets of plumbing design knowledge and maintenance wisdom from experience troubleshooting plumbing systems. I did...more...