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A Cadillac System

By Greg Dalgetty

Patrick Driscoll knows a thing or two about finding unique HVAC solutions for large custom homes, and one of his latest projects in Sturgeon County, Alta., merges comfort and efficiency beautifully.

"It’s a two-storey, 4,000 square-foot house, with about 1,800 square feet… Continue Reading


Venting Your Van

By Denise Deveau

If you’re a contractor who relies on such materials as refrigerants, propane, chlorine or acetylene to get the job done, there are two things you have to consider when up fitting your van: venting and proper cylinder storage.

Keeping Fumes Contained

In an ideal world, dangerous or… Continue Reading


Let’s Talk, with Howie Mandel

By Adam Freill

When American Standard launched its ActiClean self-cleaning toilet earlier this year, the company linked up with much-loved germophobe and practical joker Howie Mandel.

Mandel, who grew up in the Toronto suburb of Willowdale, accidentally found himself in the position of being an… Continue Reading


Plumbing for Suds Pressure Zones

By Fred Bretzke

I remember when I was a young newlywed. We were renting a 60-year-old bungalow in southwest Calgary shortly after I had received my journeyman ticket and Red Seal. It was in February, just around Valentine’s Day, and I knew I had to remember two things: make sure all the mechanicals in… Continue Reading


Oilers Rink Turning Heads in Edmonton

By Adam Freill

Young NHL phenom Connor McDavid is lighting things up in his first year as the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, but even he might understand if a visitor to Rogers Place pays more attention to the building than the team.

The new home of the hockey club is an impressive 819,200 sq. ft. structure… Continue Reading