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Chicago home where 10 kids died in fire hit with violations

More than 40 code violations have been issued to the owner of a Chicago apartment building following a fire that killed 10 children earlier this week, according to city records. The violations include failing to provide working smoke detectors, which firefighters have said likely would’ve saved the children’s lives. City inspectors cited the owner three years ago for a missing smoke detector in the same unit where Sunday’s fire began. The Sunday fire — the city’s deadliest blaze in more than a decade — started in the rear of the building during a sleepover. The children who died ranged in…
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See The NYC Restaurants Ordered Closed Last Week

NEW YORK, NY — Filth flies, roaches, mice and unwashed hands — restaurants across the city have dirty secrets they’d rather you didn’t know about. Fortunately for the diner’s well-being, New York City’s Health Department is watching. Every year, inspectors go unannounced into more than 24,000 restaurants in the city. Of them, the majority are fine, but some fall disgustingly short of the city’s cleanliness requirements. The most common violations, according to the city, are food stored at wrong temperatures, vermin, “plumbing” issues (the mind boggles) and basic food safety protocols not …
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Chicago briefings: 44 violations at site of Little Village fire

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Friday threw the book at the owner of a Little Village building where 10 children died in a fire that was Chicago’s most deadly for children since the Our Lady of Angels fire in 1958. A blitzkrieg investigation by the Chicago Department of Buildings’ Strategic Task Force found 38 violations in the front building, including missing or defective smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, defective light fixtures and armored cable and electrical wiring and plumbing installed without permits. Other violations included: junk and debris obstructing exits; a …
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HB McClure buys companies in Cumberland, Lancaster counties

One of Central Pennsylvania’s most active corporate buyers has snapped up two more companies. Harrisburg-based mechanical services company H.B. McClure Co. today said it has acquired BBEC Inc. in Cumberland County and Accu-Aire Mechanical Services Inc. in Lancaster County. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. The new additions push the Dauphin County company, part of a holding company called HB Global, to about 850 employees. The company has been actively buying other companies since 2010. “We are always looking for firms that will enhance the share value to our employee owners and that are…
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Thank You To The Sponsors Of HomeAid’s 15th Annual Trap Shoot Friday, August 31st, 2018

… Apex Appraisal, Anthem United, Meritage Homes, BZ Plumbing, Homes by Towne, Milgard Windows & Doors, Fletcher Plumbing, Heritage One, …
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Navien 3-way Valve Replacement

Navien’s comb-boiler (NCB) has had its share of criticism and praise alike but in my opinion there is one thing that gets me a little more than excited, the fact that nearly half the boiler must be removed to replace a part that is known to fail more than most other parts on the unit. As you’ll see in the video the PCB, main control panel, some internal [and external] piping and circ pump all must be fully removed in order to gain access to a failed 3-way diverter valve. If you’re not sure what the valve does, you may not be alone but its really quite simple; when idle the v…
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 Posted on : September 1, 2018

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