The standard roof vent design, one that we have in our Duraflo SquareTop 6050s, has been around in both metal and plastic for over 40 years—and not much has changed in that time
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Grease management can be a daunting industry for newcomers, especially if it’s your first time trying to choose a system for your restaurant or project. And if you haven’t already, you’ll encounter a barrage of acronyms and seemingly complicated terms, like HGI, FOG, and interceptor. But don’t fret, because by the end of this post, you’ll be fluent in conversational grease-anese, and well on your way to selecting an ideal solution.
Ventilating your roof helps regulate the temperature and moisture levels of your attic, allowing you to save energy and prevent damage. So, it’s important to consider which components you will need to get stagnant air moving.
The Barrie Baycats pummeled the competition, but the Duraflo vents had the perfect game! Watch the 2016 Intercounty Baseball League Champions take their best shot at the Duraflo roof vent and put this easy-to-install product to the test. Duraflo products are more than plastic versions of metal competitors. For both homeowners and roofers alike, Duraflo … Continue reading “Duraflo Metal vs Plastic”
Canplas Industries Ltd., a worldwide leader in the field of building materials, won the New Product Competition for its Adjustable Angle Bath Waste and Overflow Kits at the CIPHEX West 2016, Western Canada’s largest trade show and conference for HVAC, plumbing, hydronics and the water treatment industry. From the 64 new products featured at the … Continue reading “New Waste & Overflow Kits Win at CIPHEX”
After drudging through every plumbing forum on the Internet and consulting plumbers from each corner of the industry, only two things are certain. Everyone has a differing opinion on what is truly the premier plumbing plastic, and everybody feels very, very strongly about their choice.
A hydromechanical grease interceptor (HGI) without a flow control device (FCD), is just a greasy, overpriced plastic bin. But throw an FCD into the mix, and for the first time in history, we are seeing separation efficiencies exceeding 95%. They’ve been called grease gatekeepers, regulators, and the heart of HGIs. But what makes them tick?
Sometimes less is more, which is why we wouldn’t recommend putting 11 roof vents on the roof of a single gable-style home.
So how do you know how to get the perfect number of vents to have your home breathing right?
Climate change is overburdening our storm water and sewer systems. Along with the increased frequency of extreme weather conditions in recent years, homeowners are seeing an increase in water damage and home insurance premiums. Something as small as this can save your property from water damage. Canplas backwater valves have been a staple in basement flood … Continue reading “What’s keeping this…out of this?”
When is the last time you threw a baseball at one of your roof vents?
We do it all the time.
This is how we learned that when you throw a baseball at your average metal vent, it will most likely become bent out of shape. We also learned that more durable plastic vents won’t bend or break — as demonstrated in the video below.
Despite the lack of any actual cutting, the age old adage “measure twice and cut once” is intensely relevant when choosing the optimal interceptor for your project. Attempting to save money upfront by buying a model that is clearly too small will result in sky high maintenance costs via weekly pump outs. And that’s if you’re lucky enough to avoid a full out kitchen back-up.