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Generators can use heating oil in N.J.

BY Brae Canlen

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE), has temporarily waived federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey to allow the use of home heating oil in most generators and pumps in emergency service.

The decision, handed down by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, lifts restrictions of the Clean Air Act. As a result of effects of Hurricane Sandy, extreme and unusual supply circumstances exist, which may result in a temporary shortage of diesel fuel compliant with federal regulations, the EPA said in a Nov. 1 announcement. The federal waivers will help ensure an adequate supply of fuel for emergency response in New Jersey.

The waiver temporarily allows the use of heating oil in emergency generators and pumps if ultra low-sulfur fuel is not available. The waiver will not apply to a small subset of diesel engines used in generators and pumps that could be damaged by the high sulfur fuel.

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Jeld-Wen launches new door design

BY HBSDealer Staff

Klamath Falls, Ore.-based Jeld-Wen introduced the Madison Molded interior door, a one-panel design described as simple and clean.

"This beautifully crated, timeless design suits both traditional and modern looks because of its recessed panel and non-profiled sticking," said Derek Brosterhous, product marketing manager for Jeld-Wen. "Its crisp, clean lines are reminiscent of the handcrafted details found in traditional wood doors."

The Madison is available in bi-fold, narrow or passage styles. Two construction types are available: budget-friendly hollow core or ProCore solid door construction, which offers improved sound control.

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Fasteners connect award-winning decks

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National Nail Corp.’s CAMO hidden deck fasteners were used in two decks that took first place in NADRA’s National Deck Competition.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based fastener company’s CAMO fasteners were part of the 2012 Best Dock and the 2012 Best Covered Deck, the company said. The dock was built using CAMO Hidden Fasteners and materials, including Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Cedar and AZEK PVC decking.

The covered deck involved removing an existing deck and building a larger deck that includes a screened-in porch, outdoor kitchen and living area. The deck was built using CAMO Hidden Fasteners and Gossen Passport PVC decking. 

The awards ceremony for the third annual event took place last month. Finalists were selected based on creativity, use of space and functionality, use of materials and overall visual appeal.

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