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Water Heater Rescue - WHR exists to teach people how to maintain hot water heaters to last for decades -- a unique concept. We also provide guidance to buyers. And troubleshooting: We have solutions to your problems, whether it's that you have smelly water or that your water heater is on the fritz. Here, there is knowledge and hard-to-find parts.
Heating Help - The #1 Online Resource for Heating Answers Find the answers to ALL your questions about heating systems, both old and new!
Plumbing a House - In this book, master plumber Peter Hemp explains in step-by-step sequence how to create (for both new and remodeled homes) plumbing systems that function efficiently and withstand the rigors of time. For both homeowners and professionals, he shows how to design, size, and install pipes using a variety of standard materials and tools.
The National Association of Corrosion Engineers - NACE equips society to protect people, assets and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
McMaster Carr - With over 490,000 products, McMaster is the very best hardware store ever! When you first look through their catalog, plan on spending a day.
Copper Development Assn. - CDA is a U.S-based, not-for-profit association of the global copper industry, influencing the use of copper and copper alloys through research, development and education, as well as technical and end-user support...
Energy Design Resources - EDR offers a valuable palette of decision-making tools and resources that help make it easier to design, build and operate more energy-efficient buildings in California. For the past fifteen years, our goal has been to educate architects, engineers, lighting designers, and developers about the latest techniques and proven new technologies that are transforming the efficiency of our commercial and industrial workplaces.
Green Building Advisor - GBA is dedicated to providing the most useful, accurate, and complete information about designing, building, and remodeling energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy homes.