The Official Newsletter of A.E.F. Sales Engineering Company
There is no safety in numbers. Or anything else.
If we expect to enjoy our life, we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it,
not just at stated intervals when we get time for it or when we have nothing else
Laura Ingalls Wilder
We're all different; and we're all a little strange.
Big Lu from New York
I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as
proud for half the money.
Look not at the face; look at the heart.
People who know the least always seem to know it the loudest.
One of the differences I've noticed between cows and people is that, for the most
part, cows seem to catch on a bit quicker.
AEF Sales has never let me down; they've always delivered as promised.
I am STEAMING right now. I’ve got two guys installing heat trace on a cooling
tower forty stories up, and the only way up there is by the construction elevator,
which takes forever. They’ve got all the material, but when they open up the terminating
kit it’s short one stinking little grommet thingy they have to have to finish the
job. I call the supplier and he says he’ll send me one right away, at no charge.
Great! I’m gonna have to pay two guys to go back a second day (if I can hold off
the insulator) and the supplier thinks sending me a twenty-five cent grommet takes
care of everything! Used to be people cared about things; not any more I guess.
Yes, ‘for want of a nail’. First off, I hope at least you were able to hold
off the insulator --- who knows what that would have cost you. Unfortunately you’re
right, most people don’t really care too much any more, and when something like this
happens you realize how costly that can be.
I would recommend that next time you choose AEF Sales to supply your heat trace;
they KNOW that ‘little’ things can cause big problems, so every termination kit is
double-checked to make sure everything you need is there when you need it. They
also test every electronic controller and pre-fabricated heater cable before they
get shipped to a customer, so you’ll get no surprise there either.
It is sad that so many companies don’t give a hoot; but you can make life simpler
if you find a company that does, and work with them.
I use a lot of heater cable for hot water maintenance. I’ve been using cable
from a real big name company for years: they had one kind for 105 degrees, and another
for 140 degrees. Now they’re telling me they’re going to have just one kind of hot
water cable. I don’t understand how one cable could maintain either 105 degrees
or 140 degrees, unless you start using a whole bunch of expensive controls. What
I’m afraid you understand perfectly: they want to sell you a whole bunch of
Yeah but the whole point of hot water maintenance cable is to keep things simple!
Buying and installing a bunch of temperature controls isn’t simpler; it’s gonna
make my material and my labor costs go up. That stinks!
Yes it does, but you have an alternative: hot water cable supplied by AEF works
the way you want it to. You can maintain 105, 115, 125, or 140 degrees WITHOUT needing
separate controllers. Time to call AEF!