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Cast-Iron Steam Boilers

Cast-iron boilers are often found in residential applications and small commercial installations. These boilers are compact and function exclusively in low-pressure steam or hot-water applications. The physical size of a…

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Low-Water Cutoffs

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector An integral part of every steam boiler is a low-water cutoff. A safety feature born of necessity in the 1920s,…

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Steam Boiler: Types and Designs

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector   Steam boilers can be simple or complex, depending on their application, the fuel available, and specific requirements and demands,…

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Types of Commercial Buildings

A commercial property is defined as a building, structures and improvements located on a parcel of commercial real estate intended to generate a profit. Touring different properties and considering their…

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