Tagged with HVAC

Field Testing for the OSHA Confined Spaces Rule

Field Testing for the OSHA Confined Spaces Rule

The recently updated OSHA Confined Spaces rule is having a significant impact on many residential construction companies. The rule has been expanded to define most attics and crawlspaces as “confined spaces,” many of which will require permitting, testing, and even a second worker to stand by in case evacuation is required. The expanded OSHA Confined … Continue reading

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Cold Storage, Infrared Cameras, and Beer

Cold Storage, Infrared Cameras, and Beer

An offer recently came our way that was just too good to refuse. One of our favorite Virginia breweries, Pale Fire Brewing, needed help inspecting their new cold room. Since their brewery is within walking distance of the Ivy Tools office, I think I blurted out something like, “Would now work? Great, I’ll be right … Continue reading

Will Your CO Meter Save Your Life?

Will Your CO Meter Save Your Life?

Recently our friend Benjamin Meredith, a local energy auditor and home inspector here in Harrisonburg, Virginia, called with that “you’re not going to believe what just happened” tone in his voice. He had just fired up a boiler in the course of an inspection on a small commercial building and his ambient carbon monoxide meter sounded … Continue reading