March 29, 2021

Shop Talk Showdown with Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr

EPISODE 3:  A Kit and Caboodle of Connections
Monday, March 29
6:30-7:30 pm CDT

There is a new sheriff in town!  Bob “Hot Rod” Rohr is back in the saddle for this 2021 edition of Shop Talk.   We've partnered up with Mechanical Hub to offer you a real good time.

In Episode 3 Hot Rod will help you make cow sense out of all sorts of pipe connections. What in tarnation is the best connection for a common hydronic or plumbing install? Watch for a giveaway. We'll have one M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tool w/ ONE-KEY for an ace-high member of our audience. You heard right.  Yee-haw!

We reckon there'll be a showdown. Sheriff Hot Rod will moderate a spirited debate between Eric Aune, Cody Mack and Max Rohr as they tussle over their favorite connection type.

You'll learn:
→ Are you barkin' at a knot when it comes to Euro connections? By gum, we can help!
→ What's the difference between NPT and BSP?
→ Don’t get your dander up! We'll show you how to get a good "fiber washer" seal the first time, every time.
→ Transition fittings: what is the best tube and pipe today?
→ How many products use a BSP gasketed connection? Is it a one size "fits all" fitting?

Don't know "Hot Rod"? Recently recognized with the 2020-2022 Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence, he effortlessly shares his 35+ years' of experience as a contractor and currently serves as a training and education manager at Caleffi.

Eric Aunce, owner of Aune Plumbing and Heating and operating partner of the popular Mechanical Hub website, is driven to learn and motivated to teach. Aune specializes in radiant heating, high efficiency hydronic systems and - in his own words - is a “tool nut”.

Cody Mack and Max Rohr are also Education and Training Managers at Caleffi.  Both with nearly 20 years of experience in the field, distribution and manufacturing worlds.  Cody describes himself as a "jack of all trades, master of few."  Max describes himself as a "thermostat nerd."

We're much obliged to our audience and Mechanical Hub​.  A tip of the hat to Milwaukee Tool for providing the mighty fine giveaway.  Be sure to register lickety-split now.

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