LA Gas Fitters Licensing Law up for amendment by the LA Heat Pump Association

by | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 |

LA Gas Fitters Licensing Law up for amendment by the LA Heat Pump Association Among much confusion concerning the recent implementation of the Fuel Gas Fitters licensing there have been new developments. The LA Heat pump Association introduced an amendment to the 2016 law requiring everyone who works on Natural gas appliances to obtain the the Fuel gas licens​ing. The proposed change to the law further defines the scope of the Gas Fitters License to that of the pipe and fittings up to and including the appliance shut off. This definition would now reestablish the HVAC contractor the ability to work on Natural Gas furnaces, including connection, disconnect, maintenance, or repair from the appliance shut off to the inlet of the appliance. The proposed amendment SB482 has passed out of the Senate 36-0 and passed the House committee yesterday and is on to the House floor soon. Please contact your representative to support the bill SB482 by Senator Riser. Also don't forget to contact his office and thank him for his support.

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Duro Dyne's Warrior Wall

by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018 |

Duro Dyne allowed employees, friends, family & customers to submit names of heroes who have served or are serving & have a connection to Duro Dyne. This Warrior Wall banner was displayed at the AHR meeting in Chicago.

Coburn Supply is proud to see a familiar name on this banner. Noah Austin Kincel's name was among this list of heroes.

Noah is the son of Coburn's employee Rick Kincel (Tech Services) & the brother of Mike Kincel (Manager at Coburn's of Lafayette Downtown). He is 3rd generation Air Force & his family & Coburn Supply is very proud of his service.

Thank you to Duro Dyne Corporation for honoring our heroes!


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Winter Carbon Monoxide Reminder

by | Friday, December 8, 2017 |

Winter Carbon Monoxide reminder,

As homes are being built tighter down in the Deep South the threat of trapping (CO) Carbon Monoxide in these homes has become increasingly real.

Our mindset has to change from the floor heaters we had all around grandma’s home venting into the rooms. Because new homes are tighter, the heater, water heater, stove, oven, fireplace, etc. are even more important to have checked out for a combustion analysis. Gone are the days of saying “It’s got a blue flame, it must be OK”

Our friends north of Interstate 40 have known about these issues for years and we are just beginning to see the effects of tighter, negative pressure, homes back drafting CO into the lives of our customers.

The states code require UL rated CO detectors in new construction homes but they will not alarm until they reach 70 parts per million (ppm). Even if you have a digital one UL restricts it from showing anything below 30 ppm. The problem with that is firefighters generally are required to don breathing apparatus at 25 ppm.

If you have a situation with a tightly constructed home with any fuel burning appliance in it, please consider the use of a Low Level CO detector such as the Defender LL6070 to help protect your customers from low level CO poisoning.

Rick Kincel
Tech Services

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Gulfport helps local Elementary School

by | Friday, September 22, 2017 |

Coburn's of Gulfport recently helped DES DeLisle Elementary School in Delisle, Mississippi. After a bad thunderstorm passed through the town, it took out 19 compressors at this school on a Sunday night. In an effort to keep the school from having to close, they contacted Coburn's asking if there is anything they could do to help. Coburn's of Gulfport was able to allow them to rent portable AC Units. The units were delivered and placed in the classroom the next morning. The school was able to stay open on Monday without any interruptions.

Contact your local Coburn's location to see how we can help you!

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