Author: Lisa Zierfuss

What do flagging tape colors represent?

Flagging tape is meant to be easy to spot, but it isn’t always clear what it is being used to mark. Learning the meanings of the most commonly used colors will reduce confusion – and lower the risk of injury. Stay safe; learn to recognize hazards and which color to use for your marking application. Find a flagging tape for your application at...

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Mission: HVAC 2018 – Mission 1: Rooted in HVAC

You’ve met this year’s Mission: HVAC participants – now it’s time to learn a little more about who they are and why they chose to pursue an education and career in HVAC. For their first mission, we asked Stefan, Glenn, and Jackson to tell us what prompted their interest in HVAC and how completing a trade education will help them as they strive for success in their fields upon starting their careers. Stefan: From Sales to Service As a solar powered guy raised in Arizona and subsequently moving to South Florida, I was steeped in the necessity of conditioned...

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How do I protect floors during abatement and remediation jobs?

Abatement and remediation are tough jobs, and without proper protection, they can be tough on floors. Between hauling out hazardous or dirty materials, bringing in new materials, and accommodating crews to build containment systems, floors are subjected to a lot during these projects. Laying down floor protection is one of the first steps that needs to be done on a jobsite, provided the floor will be preserved at the end of the project rather than torn out as part of abatement. There are many types of temporary floor coverings that can be used, from durable foam mats that can...

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Meet the Participants of Mission: HVAC 2018!

The fourth year of Mission: HVAC is now officially underway! This program grew from a desire to equip students for success in the HVAC field and promote awareness of the hard work and education required to pursue a career in the industry. This year, three students from different schools around the country were selected to participate in 10 HVAC-themed missions aimed at providing them with in-depth, real-world knowledge of what to expect from a career in HVAC and help them build a strong network of industry professionals to guide them as they finish school and seek employment. Students will...

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What is the proper way to apply HVAC tape?

Whether you are working with a foil or film tape, applying to sheet metal, flex duct, or rigid duct material, knowing the proper way to apply the tape can make the difference between failure and long-lasting performance. Follow along to learn how HVAC tapes are designed to be applied for the best results. Step 1: Cut or tear the length of tape that you need if it is short enough to handle. If sealing a longer length of material, apply straight from the roll, only unrolling a few inches at a time as you apply to make handling easier....

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