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Why Frozen Pipes Rupture

With winter (or frozen pipe season) upon us, I’m reminded about misconceptions regarding frozen pipes and pipe bursts that were located in a heated space. The following information will illustrate how this happens.

The Nautical Origins of Common Phrases

Ahoy, Mateys! We hear many phrases and words which we think we know the origin of – or at least they seem to have simple explanations. As a marine engineer, Mr. Steve Lindholm knows that words from the sea often wash ashore! Read on, Landlubbers, and we’ll Cut to the Chase.

Where did the Water Come From?

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Richard T. Edwards, P.E.

As a materials engineer with some experience in chemistry, I am often asked to assist other engineers in determining the source of water in a crawlspace or an affected area. Obviously, seawater versus freshwater is not a difficult determination. This can be differentiated by simple turbidity tests...