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Beyond the Boilerplate

July Newsletter - Curated by Boilersource

News You Can Use


Gas Fired Absorption Heat Pumps

July 31, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A gas-fired absorption heat pump incorporates a generator, and an absorber, which combined is called a thermal compressor.


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Columbia Boiler Co. of Pottstown (Columbia) stopped manufacturing products effective June 30, 2024.


  • Columbia arranged with Pottstown Engineered Products, Inc. (PEP) to fulfill existing orders, provide support for existing Columbia Boiler products, and handle all warranty claims.

  • Columbia will remain in existence to address creditor claims.

  • PEP for dependable and long-lasting commercial and industrial boilers and parts.


PEP provides modernized and new boilers and accessories under the PEP brand name.  Contact us to learn more about the PEP product line.

More about PEP:


Pottstown Engineered Products, Inc. (PEP) is passionate about building boilers with everything you need and nothing you don’t – a solid workhorse that’s easy to maintain and able to provide consistent steam for decades. PEP has decades of experience designing, manufacturing, and supporting commercial and industrial boilers and boiler accessories across all sectors of the industry – from brewers and distillers to automotive shops and seafood processors. 

Introducing EC Power!

We are proud to be a supplier of EC Power


EC POWER was founded in Denmark in 1996 – a pioneer country in the field of energy transition and above all, of combined power and heat. The company features a pioneering spirit and special innovative strength, as proven by more than 25 patents.

The energy solutions from EC POWER save energy costs, improve the climate balance and make a building future-proof.

  • Flexible and easy installation in almost any building

  • Consistently high efficiency, even in the partial load range

  • Smart design and very quiet operation

  • Ready-to-connect operating strategies, can also be used for district supply systems

  • Comprehensive after-sales service as well as certified partner network

  • Satisfied customers for many years

  • Factory approved parts when and where you need them

  • Avoid emergency downtime with custom kitting services of common and critical parts

  • Branded service starter kits for contractors

  • Exclusive parts supplier for leading manufacturers

  • 50 years of knowledge packaged with every parts solution

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Our product portfolio continues to include the best-of-the-best of in boiler equipment.  We look forward to guiding you on the best system for your projects. 

Ethan Bauer is making an exciting move to Wrigleyville with three friends. It's a new chapter in his life, and he’s eager to settle into his new home. Go Cubbies!

Ethan has recently joined the Horizons for Youth Associate Board, a commendable volunteer organization dedicated to mentoring and tutoring kids in Chicago. This board is composed of many young professionals who are passionate about making a positive impact in the community. Ethan's involvement highlights his commitment to giving back and supporting the next generation.

Golf enthusiasts, take note! Ethan is heading to Central Michigan for an exciting golf trip in July. He’ll be playing at three different courses, showcasing his love for the sport and the beautiful landscapes of Michigan.

The annual Bauer family campout is a cherished tradition, and this year is no exception. In July, Ethan and over 35 family members will gather at his grandparents' farm in Ohio. The farm features a log cabin built over 15+ years on a small lake, creating the perfect backdrop for a weekend of camping, tent-pitching, and family bonding.

Employee Spotlight – Keeping up with Ethan Bauer, Engineered Sales


Entertainment & Amusements

Fun & Games!

  • Why did the firecracker get a ticket?
    For speeding in a no-spark zone!
  • What’s the most patriotic sport on the 4th of July?
    Flag football!
  • How do you celebrate the 4th of July on the beach?
    With a "sandy" salute!
  • Why was the Liberty Bell so proud on the 4th of July?
    It couldn't stop ringing its own praises!
  • What do you call a red, white, and blue bug?
    A patriotic-tick!

The next few weeks are sure to be filled with summer gatherings. Here are some holiday dad jokes to help liven the mood (and the eyerolls of your kids):

Monthly Recipe

Monthly Recipes

This perfect summer salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s a Boilersource favorite.

Cashew, Swiss, and Apple Salad

Prep Time: 45 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins

Yield: 24 servings

Ingredients & Directions


  • 2 bags of romaine lettuce

  • 2 small granny smith apples, chopped

  • 1 - 5 oz bag shredded Swiss Cheese

  • 1 cup lightly salted cashew, halves and pieces (OK if not lightly salted)

Toss above ingredients in a bowl



  • ½ cup oil

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 chopped green onion

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds – add last just before blending

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender (only blend for about 5 seconds - no more)


Toss salad with dressing and serve.

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