Able Events Update: The Try Rinnai Tour is Back + Two New Hydronics Classes

We’re always looking for ways to create additional value for you, our contractors. Whether that is through our above-and-beyond warranty service, providing daily deliveries across Chicagoland, or helping you with a tricky application design, we want Able to the center of your HVAC world. One thing that we really love is when we can get our manufacturers on board to provide you with unique, informative experiences–and that’s just what we have lined up for later this summer.

In August, the Try Rinnai Van Tour will making pit stops at two of our branches and then in September, Bob “Hot Rod” Rohr–Caleffi’s legendary trainer–will be hosting two hydronics design classes that cover everything from piping to pumps to polypro venting. The classes do have a limit of 25 people per session, so head over to our events page to reserve your spot today!

August 1st – Try Rinnai Van Tour – Chicago + Evanston Branches

One of our most popular manufacturer events last year was the Try Rinnai tour so we are excited to announce that it will be back at two of our branches on August 1st. To get all of the details, just keep reading!


Between the Demand Duo and Sensei, Rinnai has taken Chicago by storm! Now, they are bringing their custom Rinnai van to Able so that our contractors can get up close and personal with the latest and greatest in water heater tech.

Brand new products aren’t the only thing to which you can look forward; Rinnai is also bringing back a crowd favorite from last year: Hands-On VR installs! That’s right, you’ll get a chance to slip on the headset and enter into a world of virtual reality where you will get to… install a water heater. I know, I know you already do that all the time, but take my advice and give it a shot, everything’s better in VR.

If new products and virtual reality still haven’t sold you, there will also be Rinnai giveaways at both branches, so be sure to show up early!

This event is free to attend and all are welcome.


Thursday, August 1st, 2019
8am-10:30am: Chicago Branch – 2501 N. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60639
11:30am-2pm: Evanston Branch – 2423 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202

September 4th – Modern Hydronics Design Classes – Lyall-Thresher

Able and Lyall-Thresher are teaming up to bring back one of our most informative classes: modern hydronics!

This course will be led by Bob “Hot Rod” Rohr, Caleffi’s legendary trainer and will cover a wide variety of topics from across the hydronic world.

The class is free to attend and will be split into two sessions. If you would like attend both classes, please be sure to RSVP to each separately.

Topics Covered

Morning Session (9am-11am)

  • Primary-Secondary Piping
  • Hydraulic Separation
  • Water Quality Solutions for Hydronic Systems
  • Thermal Storage
  • Short-Cycling Reduction
  • The Impact of Antifreeze on Hydronic Systems
  • Key Components in Hydronic Systems

Afternoon Session (12pm-2pm)

  • Pump Applications
  • Pump Sizing
  • Pump Placement
  • Using Pump Curves
  • Figuring Pump Head
  • Flow Rate
  • Utilizing Smart/High-Efficiency Pumps
  • Centrotherm PPS Venting

When + Where

Wednesday, September 4th
12pm to 2pm

625 Chase Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

RSVP at the event page to guarantee your spot(s)!

Be sure to RSVP for both classes if you would like to attend both!

A free lunch will be provided after the morning session. It is available to any contractors registered for either session.

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