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California resort cuts water consumption

As the southwestern drought maintains its white knuckle grip on the central and lower parts of the Golden State, Californians continue to find resourceful ways to trim their water consumption. Businesses large and small are no exception. Seaside resorts—with massive pools, landscape to tend and mountains of laundry to wash—are among the largest water-consuming businesses … Continue reading California resort cuts water consumption

Flint selects copper to help solve water infrastructure crisis

Flint, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver and FAST Start Coordinator Michael C. McDaniel told hundreds of participants attending the Flint Water Infrastructure Summit this week that copper pipe will be used to replace the City of Flint’s entire lead and lead-tainted galvanized iron service lines. “We chose copper because the residents of Flint deserve a … Continue reading Flint selects copper to help solve water infrastructure crisis

Press pipe-joining provides valuable savings on potable water installation at Mercy Health – West Hospital

Nelson Stark used Viega ProPress® to install the plumbing for the construction of Mercy Health – West Hospital in Cincinnati. Plumbers installed a combination of Viega ProPress for stainless pipe and fittings with Viega ProPress copper fittings as well as transition fittings for potable water at the medical facility. “The project called for 3″ and … Continue reading Press pipe-joining provides valuable savings on potable water installation at Mercy Health – West Hospital

Rinnai Corner Tankless Rack System

Check this out. Rinnai introduces the Corner Wall-Mount Tankless Rack System. Pretty cool space-saving ideas in a retrofit or small footprint installations.   In keeping with Rinnai’s focus on developing streamlined water heating solutions for commercial applications, the company recently introduced its Corner Tankless Rack System, which is designed to be the replacement for medium-to-large … Continue reading Rinnai Corner Tankless Rack System

Jones Stephens launches CleanWave sensor-activated toilet flush system

Jones Stephens, a World and Main Company, announced today that it has launched CleanWave™, a new sensor activated toilet flush system.  To operate the new CleanWave system, simply wave your hand over the handle to active a toilet flush. CleanWave is easy to install on existing front mount toilet tanks.   No hand tools are required … Continue reading Jones Stephens launches CleanWave sensor-activated toilet flush system

ProStaff: Brushless M18 Force Logic, First Look

Copper press systems have become commonplace on the job but the piping systems have expanded recently to include stainless steel piping and fittings along with fittings engineered specifically for iron pipe. As the systems have expanded so have the tool offerings by multiple manufacturers. Milwaukee entered the press tool market in 2013 with the first … Continue reading ProStaff: Brushless M18 Force Logic, First Look

Plumbing Museum provides opportunities for rising artists

The Plumbing Museum has announced the ribbon cutting and launch of the Manoog Family Artist in Residency Program, a new cultural initiative being offered to the Watertown, Mass. and Greater Boston communities.  Designed to support careers in both the arts and trades, the program provides artists with the financial and physical resources needed to explore … Continue reading Plumbing Museum provides opportunities for rising artists

Grinder pump saves church $30K in installation costs

Serving a congregation of 150 faithful, Oneonta, N.Y., Assembly of God Church has increased its flock significantly since its founding in 1939. In the past 20 years alone, the number of churchgoers has more than tripled. Congregation growth has necessitated corresponding facility growth throughout the years. The current sanctuary was built in 1995, replacing an … Continue reading Grinder pump saves church $30K in installation costs

American Standard seeks the ultimate plumbing expert

Piscataway, N.J. ― Are you a plumbing expert who likes to share your know-how and help improve your customers’ lives? You may be just the plumber we’re seeking. Well-known plumbing manufacturer American Standard has launched its Plumber Know How contest, aimed at identifying the newest plumbing expert to engage customers and share professional advice through … Continue reading American Standard seeks the ultimate plumbing expert

On 10th anniversary, EPA honors WaterSense 2016 Partners of the Year

Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring 20 businesses, municipalities, utilities, and organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through water efficiency. EPA’s WaterSense partners have helped Americans save more than 1.5 trillion gallons of water and $32.6 billion in water and energy bills since the program began in 2006. “Over … Continue reading On 10th anniversary, EPA honors WaterSense 2016 Partners of the Year

Milwaukee Tool brushless M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tool

Through a ground-up re-design, the new Milwaukee Tool brushless M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tool is now smaller and lighter than ever before. 20% lighter than the leading competitor, and more compact than its predecessor, the Press Tool is best in class – offering 20% more run-time, 10% faster cycle time, and the industry’s longest calibration … Continue reading Milwaukee Tool brushless M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tool

Going mobile: Randal’s Plumbing Inc.’s Cycle of Service

“Service, service, service” is the official motto at Randal’s Plumbing Inc., in Palm Desert, CA. The owner, Randal Williams, started the 10-person company in 1994. As their motto suggests, service is key, along with a healthy dose of remodel work. The majority of that business comes from high-end residential customers. Randal’s Plumbing lives on referral, … Continue reading Going mobile: Randal’s Plumbing Inc.’s Cycle of Service

Plumbing tools give contractor competitive edge

A clogged kitchen sink at a church prompted a routine call for drain cleaning help. That’s when local plumbing professional Sylvan Tieger rode to rescue—with something different. With nearly five decades as a plumber, including three years’ U.S. Navy service, Tieger offers a full range of plumbing, drain cleaning, fire suppression and emergency services to … Continue reading Plumbing tools give contractor competitive edge

Taco Comfort Solutions Offers the 5121 Thermostatic Mixing Valve for Domestic Water

The 5121 Mixing Valve is a compact, lead-free domestic water thermostatic valve designed to deliver stable, mixed water temperatures for faucets or any point-of-use installation wherever an ASSE 1070 safety valve is required.  The 3/8-inch valve is an addition to the existing 5120 Series mixing valve product line, which also includes ½, ¾ and 1-inch … Continue reading Taco Comfort Solutions Offers the 5121 Thermostatic Mixing Valve for Domestic Water

Viega Solutions Included in Revit® and AutoCAD® MEP Service Software

WICHITA, Kan. – July 2016 – Viega solutions are now included in Revit, a design software which provides building information modeling tools for architects, MEP engineers, structural engineers and designers within the construction industry. Viega solutions are also included on AutoCAD® MEP software for drafting, designing and documenting building systems. Revit and AutoCAD MEP are … Continue reading Viega Solutions Included in Revit® and AutoCAD® MEP Service Software

Oklahoma business prevails in spite of strong headwinds

Whether in a traditional coin-op laundromat or an industrial textile cleaning application, hot water—and plenty of it—is the number one consideration. Limit the supply or lower the temperature, and profitability goes right down the drain. “In the laundry or textile cleaning industry, there’s a simple formula, so to speak,” said Trent Dodson, co-owner of Oklahoma … Continue reading Oklahoma business prevails in spite of strong headwinds

Touch-free fixtures grace Hyatt Regency O’Hare restrooms

Visitors come to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel, Chicago’s sixth-largest hotel, because of its close proximity to O’Hare Airport, its covered walkway to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and its easy access to downtown Chicago. Now, following an interior facelift, guests may find the hotel’s contemporary décor and high-tech features to be equally enticing—including … Continue reading Touch-free fixtures grace Hyatt Regency O’Hare restrooms

Matco-Norca introduces domestic lead free brass fittings

Matco-Norca has introduced a new line of lead free class 125-250 lbs. brass domestic fittings that are NSF/ANSI 61 Certified and CSA Approved. These fittings, in stock from 1/8” through 6” diameter sizes, include configurations for virtually every need, from elbows, couplings and tees to plugs and flanges. American made by American trade, they comply … Continue reading Matco-Norca introduces domestic lead free brass fittings

Versatile stainless solution for Phoenix snack factory

Barrel O’ Fun, a snack manufacturer with three locations across the U.S., distributes nationwide to retail stores, food service outlets and private labels. As the company continued to expand its reach, a distribution center was needed for the growing western market, which led them to build a new, multi-million dollar facility in Phoenix.   Niemeyer … Continue reading Versatile stainless solution for Phoenix snack factory

Watts parking deck drains

Watts unveiled new drainage products specifically designed to address the drainage challenges of elevated parking structures. They include the new Watts Dead Level® Z and Dead Level® S channel drains, which are engineered for both precast and cast-in-place parking structures, respectively. The shallow profile and frame-anchored channel design simplifies installation and properly marries the channel … Continue reading Watts parking deck drains

Fifth biennial IETS: smart plumbing design; mitigate risk; save some money along the way

The room was filled with some of the brightest people in the plumbing industry, as more than 120 industry experts, water utility and academia participants attended the fifth International Emerging Technology Symposium (IETS) last month in Rosemont, Ill. “We were thrilled with the high quality of presentations, and the experience and expertise that were brought … Continue reading Fifth biennial IETS: smart plumbing design; mitigate risk; save some money along the way

NIBCO boosts valve offering through acquisition of Webstone

Elkhart, Ind. – NIBCO INC. announced that it has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Company, Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. The new business unit will be named, “Webstone, a brand of NIBCO.” “The acquisition will complement and enhance existing efforts NIBCO has put in place for superior design, innovation, and … Continue reading NIBCO boosts valve offering through acquisition of Webstone

PHCC Addresses Workforce Shortage During Capitol Hill Roundtable

“The number one asset of any employer is a trained and qualified worker,” House Career & Technical Education Caucus Co-Chair Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) said during opening remarks at an April 27 special Workforce Development Roundtable on Capitol Hill. But given current demographic trends, finding skilled workers is becoming increasingly more difficult in the p-h-c … Continue reading PHCC Addresses Workforce Shortage During Capitol Hill Roundtable

FEBCO MasterSeries Backflow Prevention

FEBCO’s MasterSeries backflow prevention assemblies provide lead free certification to NSF 61G standards, with redesigned check and relief valves delivering superior performance and reduced pressure loss. The recently redesigned product line utilizes investment-casted stainless steel internal components for extended valve life and reduced maintenance. Compact N-pattern models are available for installation in tight quarters. Applications … Continue reading FEBCO MasterSeries Backflow Prevention

Grundfos SOLOLIFT2 macerating pump

The SOLOLIFT2 line of macerating pumps from Grundfos features a powerful motor and smart design that maximizes performance while reducing necessary maintenance. Five different models include a 1/3 to 3/4 Hp motor, innovative engineering and new cutter design, developed from heavy industrial systems.   The innovative and durable grinder collects and pumps wastewater and/or grey … Continue reading Grundfos SOLOLIFT2 macerating pump

Milwaukee® portable Drain Snake

Milwaukee Tool expands its industry-leading M12™ System with the introduction of the M12™ Drain Snake, developed specifically for the challenges plumbers, maintenance technicians, and property managers encounter when cleaning fixtures and small drain lines. Providing the benefits of both handheld and floor-mounted drain cleaning machines, the Drain Snake’s simple cordless setup, as well as its … Continue reading Milwaukee® portable Drain Snake

Drain cleaning tools have Tieger by the tail

With more than 47 years as a plumber—including three years US Navy service—the Bronx-based professional offers a full range of plumbing, drain cleaning, fire suppression and emergency services for the commercial, residential and institutional markets—to the New York City area. When he talks drain cleaning tools, he can’t help but boast about how much they … Continue reading Drain cleaning tools have Tieger by the tail

Watts Dual Outlet with Overflow Roof Drains

Watts RD-700 epoxy-coated cast iron dual outlet roof drain/overflow combination accomplishes primary and overflow drainage in a single roof penetration. Its unique design requires only half the total roof penetration competitive drains demand. With drain and overflow capability combined in one drain, the RD-700 dramatically streamlines installation, saving time and labor.   The RD-700 has … Continue reading Watts Dual Outlet with Overflow Roof Drains

A. O. Smith commercial tankless rack system

The new A. O. Smith Commercial Rack System, with a wide variety of framework configurations, links as many as 20 high-efficiency, 199,000 BTU condensing tankless heaters and provides commercial contractors multiple installation options including wall-mount, free-standing and back-to-back. A single A. O. Smith Commercial Rack system can deliver up to 1,592,000 BTUs and can also … Continue reading A. O. Smith commercial tankless rack system

Enviro Water Products launches 20 GPM Water Heater Shield™

More than 85% of households in the United States have hard water which results in sediment, scale and corrosion build-up that can cause significant damage to appliances, such as hot water heaters, as well as result in frequent maintenance repairs and raised energy costs. In fact, most – if not all – water heater manufacturers … Continue reading Enviro Water Products launches 20 GPM Water Heater Shield™

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) — Golden, Colorado

The idea that the heat thrown off by supercomputers could be captured and turned into a radiant heat supply for an entire building is just the kind of thing researchers hypothesize about at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. So when it came time to build a new laboratory on the NREL … Continue reading National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) — Golden, Colorado

General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot® Pipe Thawing Machine

General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot® pipe-thawing machine was selected by Rental Magazine for the 2015 Editor’s Choice Award. Hot-Shot was chosen as a winner for the 2015 Editor’s Choice Awards based on several factors, including innovation, versatility, productivity and profit potential, as well as, audience engagement. Rental Magazine is a nationally recognized publication serving equipment rental … Continue reading General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot® Pipe Thawing Machine

Armstrong Fluid Technology introduces Generation Three Design Envelope pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the introduction of its Generation Three Design Envelope pumps featuring 33 advanced energy savings models ranging in sizes from one to 75HP.  All of these pumps are available for two to 10 day express shipment. Expanding on its innovative Design Envelope (DE) technology that has saved building owners worldwide millions … Continue reading Armstrong Fluid Technology introduces Generation Three Design Envelope pumps

Uponor to offer up to 2″ purple pipe for reclaimed water systems

To further meet the growing demand for sustainable building systems, Uponor North America (Uponor) is the first in the industry to offer a PEX purple pipe in sizes up to 2″ for commercial and residential reclaimed water applications. In addition to its existing ½”, ¾” and 1″ sizes, Uponor AquaPEX® Reclaimed Water pipe is now … Continue reading Uponor to offer up to 2″ purple pipe for reclaimed water systems

Plumbing apprentices shine at PHCC Connect

  With a program chock full of heavy hitting seminars, a straight-from-the-heart keynote and a trade show floor that featured some of the newest products and services, it was the plumbing apprenticeship contest that turned heads at this year’s PHCC-National Association’s Connect show in Hollywood, Fla. Some of the future’s brightest competed for bragging rights—and … Continue reading Plumbing apprentices shine at PHCC Connect

Milwaukee Tool and Uponor® Pioneer PEX on the Commercial Job Site

Milwaukee Tool and Uponor® will begin transforming Commercial Jobsites this fall with the introduction of the industry’s first expandable 3” PEX and the only tool on the market that can expand it, the M18™ FORCELOGIC™ 2”-3” ProPEX® Expansion Tool. Joining Milwaukee’s current line of award-winning ProPEX® Expansion Tools, the new tool will be part of … Continue reading Milwaukee Tool and Uponor® Pioneer PEX on the Commercial Job Site

International Living Future Institute’s prestigious Declare Label earned by TOTO

TOTO IS THE FIRST PLUMBING MANUFACTURER TO EARN THE INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE’S PRESTIGIOUS DECLARE LABEL AND OFFER SUSTAINABLE MINDS’ NEW MATERIAL HEALTH OVERVIEW Committed to transparency in the manufacture of products that contribute to a healthy, sustainable environment, TOTO announced today that it has achieved another plumbing industry first by offering material health evaluations … Continue reading International Living Future Institute’s prestigious Declare Label earned by TOTO

A. O. Smith, PHCC Educational Foundation Award Scholarships

A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting the award winners. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR … Continue reading A. O. Smith, PHCC Educational Foundation Award Scholarships

New CEU Course offered by Danze

WOODRIDGE, IL – Danze, Inc., known for its design innovation in decorative plumbing, has introduced a valuable continuing education course themed Customizing the Shower Experience. Industry professionals seeking opportunities to meet their license and continuing education requirements are encouraged to visit the course link to learn more. The course focuses on trends and tips related … Continue reading New CEU Course offered by Danze

New brochure presents residential solutions from Watts Water

North Andover, Mass. — Watts Water’s new 12-page brochure showcases a comprehensive family of plumbing, heating, and water quality products for residential applications. The brochure divides the offering into five categories – potable, HVAC, fire protection, drainage, and water quality & conditioning products. Addressing one of the biggest challenges plumbing contractor firms are tackling, the … Continue reading New brochure presents residential solutions from Watts Water

Grundfos to showcase wastewater pumps at 2015 WEFTEC

The Grundfos S-Line of energy-efficient wastewater pumps are now locally assembled at the company’s Illinois-based Water Utility Competency Center, alongside other Grundfos brands, such as Yeomans®, Morris®, Chicago® and Sewer Chewer®. Grundfos will showcase the submersible wastewater pumps at the 2015 WEFTEC Annual Technical Exhibition, booth 1026, held September 26-30 in Chicago. The manufacturing center … Continue reading Grundfos to showcase wastewater pumps at 2015 WEFTEC

2015 scholarship winners announced by PHCC Educational Foundation

Falls Church, Va. — The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2015 scholarships awarded through the Foundation.  Twenty students were awarded a total of $37,500 in scholarships funded by the Foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, Anne Williams, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and … Continue reading 2015 scholarship winners announced by PHCC Educational Foundation

Taco Grows its Family of Hot Water Recirc Systems

Taco has a solution for every domestic hot water recirculation (DHWR) challenge and homeowner preference.  All systems are designed to conserve water and increase comfort by reducing the delivery time of hot water to outlet fixtures. Products for new construction piping with a dedicated return line include Plumb n’ Plug® (digital or analog), Smart Plus™ … Continue reading Taco Grows its Family of Hot Water Recirc Systems

ecocirc wireless instant hot water system

Designed for plumbing systems without a recirculation line, the ecocirc wireless instant hot water system from Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, uses electronically commutated motor (ECM) technology to operate using as little as 20 watts of power. Installed under the sink, the system’s battery operated paired valve, equipped with an onboard temperature sensor and … Continue reading ecocirc wireless instant hot water system

Top apprentices compete in the 28th annual UA competition

New York — Thirty-two plumber, pipefitter, sprinkler fitter, mechanical service technicians and welder apprentices traveled from areas across North America and Australia to Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan to compete for the title of best in their specialty.   The competition, held by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing … Continue reading Top apprentices compete in the 28th annual UA competition

BrassCraft continues plumbing apprenticeship scholarships

NOVI, Mich. — BrassCraft Manufacturing announced it is continuing to offer $1,500 scholarships to support the next generation of skilled tradesmen and women.  These funds help to offset costs for the plumbing apprentices enrolled in accredited four-or-five year training programs.   “We are committed to promoting and investing in the future of the plumbing profession. … Continue reading BrassCraft continues plumbing apprenticeship scholarships

How to economically design residential fire sprinkler systems

Increasing mandates to include fire sprinkler systems in new residential construction are naturally affecting bottom-line costs. Fortunately, several steps in the design process, if undertaken early enough, can minimize the financial sacrifice. By Melisa Rodriguez, P.E., NICET IV Residential fire sprinkler systems can save lives as well as prevent financial, physical and emotional damage. Yet, … Continue reading How to economically design residential fire sprinkler systems

Levi’s Stadium: Setting a new standard for conserving natural resources

The new $1.3 billion Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, is a model of sustainability. With a 27,000-square-foot green roof, owners’ suites decked out in reclaimed wood, and farm-to-table concession offerings, the 68,500-seat stadium includes a wide variety of “green” features. But none of these is more crucial … Continue reading Levi’s Stadium: Setting a new standard for conserving natural resources

Grundfos CMBE booster pump

The Grundfos CMBE booster pump is a compact, constant pressure system for water supply and boosting in domestic and light commercial applications. Approved for drinking water (NSF/ANSI 61, NSF/ANSI 372), the commercial grade compact booster and its highly efficient integrated ECM motor maintain constant pressure regardless of changes in demand. The all-in-one solution includes pump, … Continue reading Grundfos CMBE booster pump

Sloan Royal reclaimed water flushometers

The Sloan® Royal flushometer line for urinals and water closets has expanded with the development of new Sloan Royal reclaimed water flushometer models engineered specifically for use with reclaimed water infrastructure in new construction or major retrofits. These types of systems help municipalities that use reclaimed water as an alternative water source to help preserve … Continue reading Sloan Royal reclaimed water flushometers

35 apprentices to compete in national plumbing and HVAC apprentice contests; It’s not too late to participate

Falls Church, Va. — Excitement is building for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s National Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015, in Hollywood, Fla.! With a few opportunities remaining for contestant and sponsor participation, it’s not too late to be a part of these crowd-attracting events that culminate on the tradeshow … Continue reading 35 apprentices to compete in national plumbing and HVAC apprentice contests; It’s not too late to participate

PHCC Educational Foundation supports plumbing, HVACR contests at SkillsUSA competition

Twelve top plumbing and HVACR students received honors in the plumbing and HVACR competitions of the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Contest, held last week in Louisville, Ky. The PHCC Educational Foundation supports the plumbing and HVACR contests each year. The Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee makes up the majority of the … Continue reading PHCC Educational Foundation supports plumbing, HVACR contests at SkillsUSA competition

Viega offers ManaBloc® plumbing manifold system for commercial applications

Viega offers ManaBloc® plumbing manifold system for commercial applications. The Viega ManaBloc plumbing manifold system is a high-efficiency, homerun parallel water distribution system that provides fast, consistent hot water delivery while decreasing energy costs and reducing water waste. With fewer fittings hidden behind the walls, the Viega ManaBloc system minimizes potential leak points and allows … Continue reading Viega offers ManaBloc® plumbing manifold system for commercial applications

Washington apartments feature homerun plumbing system

The Avalon Bay Apartments, located in Alderwood, Wash., was to undergo a CPVC trunk and branch plumbing system installation. The engineering company and the developer had already specified the project trunk and branch, but Ashton Wolfe, the installing contractor and owner of Wolfe Plumbing, Monroe, Wash., is a strong proponent of PEX and wanted to … Continue reading Washington apartments feature homerun plumbing system

Watts’ Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution

Watts’ Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution is a replacement for aging or inoperative backflow preventers. The Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution has a unique outside-the-shutoff valve design that enables a wide range of configuration options. Its custom spool is produced with optional connections, flush ports, branches or tees. Built to order, the solution can be tailored to … Continue reading Watts’ Backflow Preventer Retrofit-Spool solution

Service agreements: the business life preserver

Service Agreements (not contracts, “contract” is a dirty word) have been around about as long as service calls. Viewed as an insurance-type agreement where the customer receives bonuses or perks due to their commitment to your company. Businesses offer an array of services for those customers who opt for participating in a service agreement plan. … Continue reading Service agreements: the business life preserver

MH Spotlight — Melanie Aldrich – Female Master Plumber — Melanie Aldrich and Son Plumbing

When I reached out to Melanie Aldrich to arrange a time to chat, she responded, “I’ll be home all day with a sick two year old. Call anytime.”  As a new mother, the thought of meeting another female plumber with kids intrigued me. I knew very little about Melanie Aldrich before our first conversation. The … Continue reading MH Spotlight — Melanie Aldrich – Female Master Plumber — Melanie Aldrich and Son Plumbing

Harleyville, S.C. Retrofit Wastewater Pumping Solution

With a population of 677, the small town of Harleyville, S.C., located 60 miles northwest of Charleston, was looking to upgrade its aging lift stations to increase efficiencies, lower utility costs and reduce overall pump maintenance for its municipal wastewater facility. The town employed six lift stations—five of which utilized grinder pump systems from 1985—to … Continue reading Harleyville, S.C. Retrofit Wastewater Pumping Solution

Tyler Arndt wins national plumbing apprentice contest

Three top plumbing apprentices received awards in the annual Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest, held Oct. 9 in New Orleans, La. The Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee members were on hand to set up and judge the contest, which was a highlight of the PHCC–National Association’s CONNECT  2014 Product … Continue reading Tyler Arndt wins national plumbing apprentice contest

On Location: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers — the world’s greenest hotel

Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Or something to that effect. The new Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, one of the greenest hotels in the world, sits on a natural aquifer in which the hotel “mines” for a sustainable passive HVAC system, a similar methodology to geothermal here in the States. “In order for energy consumption … Continue reading On Location: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers — the world’s greenest hotel

BB&T Ballpark — home of the Charlotte Knights — relies on Charlotte Pipe

Visitors to BB&T Ballpark, the new home of the Charlotte Knights, will enjoy great baseball and outstanding skyline views of the city. What you find behind the walls is pretty impressive too — a world-class plumbing system from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company. The system includes Charlotte Pipe’s cast iron pipe and fittings, which are … Continue reading BB&T Ballpark — home of the Charlotte Knights — relies on Charlotte Pipe