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Vertical Stack Heat Pump Replacement Chassis & Parts

November 17, 2022

Not much is worse for condo owners and apartment tenants when the heat goes out when the weather turns cold. Given today’s supply chain challenges, you don’t want to wait more than a day let alone 12-16 weeks for vertical stack heat pump replacement chassis and parts, which burn out every 10-15 years (sometimes sooner)….

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Pipe-to-Wall Penetration Seals You Can Trust

October 19, 2022

There’s very little room for error when it comes to groundwater intrusion, which is why we stock Link-Seal® products for pipe-to-wall penetration sealing you can rely on. American-Made Durability for Leak-Proofing You Don’t Have to Think About Link-Seal is an American-made modular, elastomer sealing system that creates a permanent, hydrostatic seal for nearly any cylindrical…

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Spirotherm VDX1000 Implementation

September 18, 2022

Below is a photo of Spirotherm’s large quad hydraulic air and dirt separator (VDX1000) that was implemented for the high-rise building Old Town Park in Chicago by Heatmasters and sourced/supported by Maddock Industries. Spirotherm is expected to save the building owner at least $4,000 per year in energy costs. Protecting their boilers from overflowing and…

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How to Ensure Indoor Air Quality for Maximum Health & Productivity

August 30, 2022

Maintaining the indoor air quality of your building has never been a more important. From allergens to mold to CO2, indoor air that contains unhealthy levels of airborne contaminants, gases or pathogens is a threat to human health, safety and productivity. But with the arrival of COVID-19, school, office and retail building occupants got an…

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What Makes a Hydronics Partner vs. A Manufacturer Rep?

August 19, 2022

Does your hydronics manufacturer rep take the initiative to help you identify, source, install, and maintain pumps, boilers, valves, and other equipment? Do they provide you with recommendations for how to maximize space, harness new technology, and increase profitability? Or do they just bring donuts and take orders? Hydronics Challenges Overcome Maddock Industries understands how…

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Armstrong Pumps for Platform 4611 Apartments

June 29, 2022

Maddock Industries recently sourced Armstrong Design Envelope 4300 Series pumps to Premier Mechanical, Inc. (PMI) as part of their fabricated mechanical room installed in the Platform 4611 Apartments for The John Buck Company and their partner McHugh Construction. Maddock hydronics consultants helped PMI identify the right pump for the job. Because Armstrong Design Envelope 4300…

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Pump-Mounted vs. Wall-Mounted Controls

May 31, 2022

Get your controls off the wall and onto your pumps Savvy engineers and mechanical contractors know there are numerous benefits from using intelligent Design Envelope pumps from Armstrong, including their utilization of intelligent variable speed controllers (IVS) mounted directly on the pump instead of on the wall. Here are the top three. Lower Installation Costs…

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How to Avoid Complaints of Building Air Being Too Hot or Cold

April 14, 2022

Trapped air in chilled and heating hot water systems is the biggest source of problems we see in the HVAC industry: it forces pumps to work harder, less efficiently and more noisily. Air also contributes to corrosion, which introduces rust particles and debris into the HVAC water flow. Dirt and air are both insulators so,…

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4 Reasons to Get Off the Ground with Split-Coupled, Vertical Inline Pumps

March 10, 2022

Learn Why Vertical Inline Is a Better Option than Base-Mounted, Centrifugal Pumps In years past, centrifugal pumps operated horizontally and were bolted to the floor. These base-mounted, pumps were a maintenance nightmare – requiring the removal of the motor to replace seals and perform other repairs. At 10 pounds per horsepower, motors in base-mounted pumps…

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Condensing vs. Non-Condensing Boilers & The Case for Hybrid Systems

February 15, 2022

With hydronics experience dating back to 1971, we frequently encounter people using condensing boilers in non-condensing applications. Why? In Chicago and other locations with cold winters, non-condensing boilers work well when it’s cold out and system temperatures are maintained at 160 to 180° F but are much less efficient when it’s warmer, from spring through…

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