Understanding Condensate Drain Lines

The primary condensate drain lines normally drains into the household sewer system through an open connection to an active p-trap. In some cases, these active p-traps are the bath tub or bathroom sink p-trap; should this be your case, be sure to read the special instructions in maintenance, below. Should the evaporator coil’s primary drain…

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Monopoly and Mortgage: Playing the Game

Remember monopoly? Remember mortgages? You know, the text that’s written when you flip your title deed. Flipping the title deed means your property is on mortgage and you’ll get money from the bank. Sounds simple right? Wrong. There’s much more to it than that. Here are the things you need to know about the game…

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Continuing Education Requirements for Structural Engineers in Illinois

Illinois requires continuing education to help safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote public welfare. To demonstrate continuing professional competency, the licensed engineer must earn 30 Professional Development Hours (PDH) per renewal period, which is two years in the state of Illinois. Continuing professional activities which satisfy the professional development requirements are as follows…

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12 Tips for Overcoming Anger and Gaining Peace

Anger appears when one is confronted with frustration, unhappiness or hurt feelings, or when plans don’t turn out as desired. It also shows up when coming against opposition or criticism. Anger never helps anyone. It wastes your energy, and can hurt your health, spoil your relationships, and cause you to miss opportunities. Getting angry is…

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The History of Home Insulation

Anyone who has sweated or shivered all night trying to sleep in a poorly insulated house knows that insulation is necessary to keep a home at a comfortable temperature. Insulation works by stopping the transfer of heat from one material to another. This keeps warm air generated by a heater from escaping through windows, walls,…

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History Of Citrus

The pleasing appearance of citrus trees and the fruit was mentioned by many ancient travelers, even though the fruit of citrus trees had not evolved to the point as an important food staple, the fragrance of all parts of the citrus trees, including the flowers and fruit, were desirable perfumers of rooms and were thought…

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Lead – The Plastic Pipe Buying Guides

Lead and stainless steel pipe New copper pipe can be joined to lead pipe by using special compression fit¬tings; making a proper ‘wiped’ soldered joint is a job probably best left to a qualified plumber. If your house contains much lead pipe, consider stripping it all out and having a joint made near the main…

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