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Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach hosts a plumbing and heating podcast which discusses energy, sustainability and environmental issues.Travelling the UK he interviews local plumbers and heating engineers as well as manufacturers, trainers, and other stake holders. Plumbers have been declared the most important front line health workers around the globe by the World Health Organisation and because water is the most energy intensive common substance to heat in the universe heating engineers are vital regarding concerns over global warming and climate change. In fact, the voice of plumbers and heating engineers are perhaps the most important ones we should all be listening too.Season 1 is sponsored by IMI Hydronic Engineering who are doing great things within the heating and energy sector to drive forward efficiency. The views expressed in these podcasts are individual and do not represent the views of any company.

Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach hosts a plumbing and heating podcast which discusses energy, sustainability and environmental issues.Travelling the UK he interviews local plumbers and heating engineers as well as manufacturers, trainers, and other stake holders. Plumbers have been declared the most important front line health workers around the globe by the World Health Organisation and because water is the most energy intensive common substance to heat in the universe heating engineers are vital regarding concerns over global warming and climate change. In fact, the voice of plumbers and heating engineers are perhaps the most important ones we should all be listening too.Season 1 is sponsored by IMI Hydronic Engineering who are doing great things within the heating and energy sector to drive forward efficiency. The views expressed in these podcasts are individual and do not represent the views of any company.
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Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach hosts a plumbing and heating podcast which discusses energy, sustainability and environmental issues.Travelling the UK he interviews local plumbers and heating engineers as well as manufacturers, trainers, and other stake holders. Plumbers have been declared the most important front line health workers around the globe by the World Health Organisation and because water is the most energy intensive common substance to heat in the universe heating engineers are vital regarding concerns over global warming and climate change. In fact, the voice of plumbers and heating engineers are perhaps the most important ones we should all be listening too.Season 1 is sponsored by IMI Hydronic Engineering who are doing great things within the heating and energy sector to drive forward efficiency. The views expressed in these podcasts are individual and do not represent the views of any company.

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English


Episodes

Heat Pumps in the UK - An Introduction

11/21/2019
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Retrofitting heat pumps or installing heat pumps in new builds is a hot topic. Here Nathan chats with Ken Bone from https://www.renewable-heat.co.uk, Paul from Highland Plumbing & Heating Ltd ( https://t.co/aBzV2fwgCR?amp=1) and father and son team James and Ashley from http://h2o-plumbingandheating.co.uk. All have some experience with heat pumps and the episode is to give listeners a general idea of what they are and how they work. More episodes will be coming soon. Nathan, who is a...

Duration:00:35:59

Diploma Plumbing Students looking for Apprenticeships

11/7/2019
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Diploma Plumbing Students make up the majority of students on plumbing courses. Contrary to popular belief, not all school leavers go onto uni to for A levels. Hundreds of thousands enrol each year onto college construction and building services course. Most will never enter industry as the apprenticeship opportunities simple are not out there for these young people, or even the mature students who undertake the diploma course. Here, Nathan visits Guilford College to chat to George, Nicole...

Duration:00:26:45

Heating System Training at The Heating Academy

11/7/2019
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Heating system design is back in vogue (it never should have gone out of fashion as it's extremely vital). Here, Nathan travels to Northampton to visit Kim where he trains heating engineers in system design. It should always be noted that the heat source whether it's a boiler or heat pump requires an efficient heating system otherwise there is no real efficiency. IMI Hydronic Engineering, Heat-Engineer.com and The Heating Academy understand how important heating system design is and are...

Duration:00:49:30

IMI Hydronic Engineering Chat with Alex, Luke and Scott.

10/21/2019
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In this conversation Nathan chats to Luke, Scott and Alex and discusses how they got into industry. They had all just attended the IMI Hydronic training so we get to listen to their views on what they just learned.

Duration:00:19:35

Plumbing Apprenticeships and What its Like to be a Plumbing Apprentice

10/7/2019
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IMI Hydronic training was taking place at the Guilford gas centre being set up by Tony Rees. It gave me the opportunity to speak with some of the plumbing and heating apprentices and diploma students who attend the college there. This is a 3 parter as I was able to talk to ten students in total. Here are the first three. Fantastic episode this. Learn what our next generation get up to.

Duration:00:23:11

IMI Training with The Heating Hub

9/24/2019
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IMI Hydronic training attracts some great engineers. Listen to Nathan chat with Al, Kevin and Jo from The Heating Hub. Topics discussed: The Heating Hub

Duration:00:54:00

Gas Safety Week 2019 with Gas Safety Super Heroes and the Gas Safe Register

9/19/2019
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Gas Safety Week raises awareness within the heating industry and Nathan has been joined by Paul Hull from the Gas Safety Super Heroes and Rob Howard from Gas Safe to discuss the various topics surrounding gas safety. Topics Discussed

Duration:00:54:36

MCS and RHI Problems in Renewable Technology - a late night chat in Wales with Heating Engineers Steve, Brandon and Dyfed

9/16/2019
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In part one of this late night discussion Brandon, Steve and Dyfed chat about some of the practical misconceptions surrounding heat pumps, rural oil heating and MCS paperwork. There is also talk about:

Duration:00:39:59

BetaTalk Revision H&S 3(a) Ladders and Step ladders

9/11/2019
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Ladder and Step Ladder safety and common exam questions

Duration:00:07:59

BetaTalk Revision Science 1(a) Mass, Weight and SI units of Measurement

9/11/2019
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Plumbing Science and the relationship between Mass and Weight. The episode also discusses the SI Unit of measurement system.

Duration:00:06:00

BetaTalk Revision - Health & Safety 1(a) HASAWA, Hazards and Risks

9/5/2019
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Revision podcasts for construction, plumbing and electrical students with employability tips. Great for flip learning and evidencing differentiation. Discusses the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Health and Safety Policy and the difference between hazards and risks.

Duration:00:06:43

BetaTalk Revision - Health & Safety 1(b) Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Permits to Work.

9/5/2019
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Revision podcasts for construction, plumbing and electrical students with employability tips. Great for flip learning and evidencing differentiation. Discusses how Risk Assessments, Methods statements and Permits to Work are used to reduce accidents.

Duration:00:06:58

BetaTalk Revision - Health & Safety 2(a) COSHH, RIDDOR and PUWER

9/5/2019
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Revision podcasts for construction, plumbing and electrical students with employability tips. Great for flip learning and evidencing differentiation. Discusses the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

Duration:00:07:47

BetaTalk Revision - Health & Safety 2(b) Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) and Personnel Protective Equipment PPE

9/5/2019
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Revision podcasts for construction, plumbing and electrical students with employability tips. Great for flip learning and evidencing differentiation. Discusses how the CDM regulations are specific to the construction industry and help reduce accidents on site. Talks also about PPE and who is responsible for providing it.

Duration:00:06:43

Gas Training and Heating Chat with Tony Rees from Guilford College and Octillian Academy

9/5/2019
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A passionate discussion about the plumbing and heating industry with Faros from Octillian Training, Tony Rees who is ex British Gas ex ATAG and an experienced FE tutor and Rob from http://www.plumbingandheatingwestsussex.co.uk Topics Discussed:

Duration:00:49:23

How to be a Gas Engineer and Gas Training

8/24/2019
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Sterling Gas Centre in Corby https://www.sterling4gas.co.uk is a favourite centre of Nathans and I believe a highly regarded gas training centre by UKAS. It has been running since 1998 and saw the transition from ACOPs to ACS. They were the 5th accredited gas centre in the country so they have plenty of experience. The guys here don't just tick boxes...they get it right. They are supported by well known names in the industry such as Rothenberger, Fair, Testo, Anton, Intergas and Adey. In...

Duration:00:43:11

Solar Thermal Heating Systems - Busting the Myths & Why it's so Good

8/13/2019
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Evacuated Solar Thermal Tubes trap infrared heat energy during the daytime whether it's cloudy or not. Ironically, despite this being a similar process to how CO2 traps infrared (the Green House Effect) this renewable technology for heating water (the most energy intensive common substance to heat up in the universe with a SHC of 4.186) is under utilised in the UK. This FREE heat is perhaps not liked by the energy industry who profit from fuel (gas, oil and hydrogen) and electric (e.g. PV...

Duration:01:01:00

Who is Nathan Gambling AKA BetaTeach

8/12/2019
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Plumbing and heating are vital industries and Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach on Twitter travels the UK in this first series of BetaTalk to meet plumbers, heating engineers, manufacturers and training providers to discuss topical issues. In this episode Nathan discusses his apprenticeship, how he got involved in the industry and how he struggles with discussing money with customers. He also talks about teaching and how engineers and plumbers are using social media for peer learning and...

Duration:00:43:11

Gas Safe Engineers, Andy, Lee and Ian Discuss the Gas Boiler Industry and Social Media.

8/12/2019
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Gas Safe Registered Engineers Andy (AKA Gas Man God gasmangod.com) & Lee Fischer (Green Albion Ltd greenalbion.com) joined Nathan at Ian Forbes home for a chat about various aspects of the plumbing and heating industry they all know so well. Ian had a painter spraying the hall way at the time so please excuse the noise. And Nathan apologises as he does swear when he thinks something went wrong. The following topics are discussed:

Duration:00:47:14