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PLUMBING HACKS 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

PLUMBING HACKS 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW May 4-7, St. Petersburg, FL All plumbing professionals are invited to join industry friends and professionals for the 3rd annual PLUMBING HACKS conference and trade show at the Alden Suites Beach Front Resort, St Petersburgh, FL. New this year are educational breakout sessions on Friday. Breakout Session … Continue reading PLUMBING HACKS 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

Gerber Avalanche collection adds sink and pedestal products

Gerber has expanded its well-known and highly regarded Avalanche product line to include two new sink and pedestal combinations. The simple lines and understated styling of the new Avalanche products offer an easy way to complement almost any bathroom decor. Now available are a petite sink (22-3/4” x 18-7/8”), standard sink (25-1/4” x 21-1/4”) and … Continue reading Gerber Avalanche collection adds sink and pedestal products

New Reducer and Union Fittings from Viega for the MegaPress® and MegaPressG Systems

Viega offers 12 new reducer and union options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steelpiping systems in sizes 1/2″ to 2″. The Viega MegaPress system uses modern cold press connections for pipe installation. The Viega MegaPress system is ideal for hydronic heat, chilled water, compressed air, fire … Continue reading New Reducer and Union Fittings from Viega for the MegaPress® and MegaPressG Systems

Self-described germaphobe Howie Mandel promotes AmStan’s ActiClean

American Standard, a LIXIL company, is undertaking an innovative omni-channel approach to launch the pioneering ActiClean self-cleaning toilet in both retail and wholesale markets. ActiClean is a first-of-its-kind product for U.S. homeowners seeking low-maintenance, affordable products that make life easier. Simply press a button, walk away, and let the toilet do the rest. Just ask … Continue reading Self-described germaphobe Howie Mandel promotes AmStan’s ActiClean

Growing Design & Construction Week good for the industry

If the Design & Construction Week at KBIS/IBS Show in Orlando is any indication of the health of the kitchen & bath and construction industries, then 2017 will be a prosperous year. In fact, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family production will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists … Continue reading Growing Design & Construction Week good for the industry

Suburban Boston hotel gets tankless hot water upgrade

Project Goals: Replace old gas-fired boiler and 500-gallon storage tank supplying DHW Achieve sufficient DHW to meet demand in 99-room hotel Provide DHW for laundry, meeting spaces, kitchen areas Minimal disruption to guests The owners of the Best Western Plus New Englander Hotel located in Woburn, Mass., a suburb located about 10 miles north of … Continue reading Suburban Boston hotel gets tankless hot water upgrade

M12™ Drain Snake by Milwaukee Tool

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 M12™ Drain Snake by Milwaukee Tool

A Throne Like No Other?

Daigle Plumbing and Heating of Derry New Hampshire recently installed this Kohler toilet for one of their clients. The toilet was purchased locally and sent to an artist in Canada to be professionally decorated. What do you think? Have you ever installed one like it?

Mansfield Plumbing awards $5,000 in scholarships

Perrysville, Ohio — Mansfield Plumbing has awarded $1,000 scholarships to five college students whose parents each work at the plumbing product manufacturer located in Perrysville, Ohio. • Marissa Cox, daughter of Jody Aberts, who works in the Model Shop on first shift at Mansfield Plumbing, is attending the Mansfield branch of The Ohio State University. … Continue reading Mansfield Plumbing awards $5,000 in scholarships

Commercial restroom design trends drive cleanliness and operational efficiency

As the market for commercial building restroom renovations and construction picks up steam, more attention is being focused on what matters most to all facility stakeholders – owners, employees, business patrons, facility maintenance, and so on. While most of today’s restroom design trends aim to increase durability, maintainability, ease-of-installation, convenience and sustainability within restrooms, perhaps … Continue reading Commercial restroom design trends drive cleanliness and operational efficiency

Chicago Faucets 3600 Series Metering Faucets

Chicago Faucets elevates style within the commercial plumbing industry with its new 3600 Series. The 3600 Series is the latest addition to the Chicago Faucets Metermix® line of metering faucets. All 3600 Series faucets feature user-adjustable temperature control for a superior hand washing experience. Chicago Faucets’ popular MVP® metering cartridge, the heart of the 3600 … Continue reading Chicago Faucets 3600 Series Metering Faucets

Edgewater pull-down kitchen faucets

An intriguing blend of sleek, geometric styling and impressive functionality, the new Edgewater collection of pull-down kitchen and bar faucets from American Standard accomplishes kitchen tasks with ease. Beneath sleek curves and strong design lines, these striking kitchen sink faucets offer an intuitive 4-function sprayer, plus pause feature, that put even the more demanding home … Continue reading Edgewater pull-down kitchen faucets

XR90 – Rheem Professional Classic Plus Induced Draft

The award-winning XR90 Rheem® Professional Classic Plus® Series Induced Draft Water Heater is small, but mighty. The fan assisted design produces the hot water of a 50-gallon water heater in the footprint of a 29-gallon tank and comes with a powerful 60,000 Btu/h eco-friendly burner. This model is narrow and lightweight for quick installation and … Continue reading XR90 – Rheem Professional Classic Plus Induced Draft

Survey: Public restroom neglect on the rise

Americans Encountering More Unkempt Restrooms, Triggering Negative Perceptions of Businesses Milwaukee, Wis. — The “ick factor” in public restrooms appears to be growing, according to a survey that tracks Americans’ attitudes toward restroom facilities. Almost 70% report they’ve had a particularly unpleasant experience in a public restroom due to the condition of the facilities—a nearly … Continue reading Survey: Public restroom neglect on the rise

Wrap your head around this — 3D-printed faucets

The first few months of the year—every year—feature a gauntlet of industry trade shows where visitors can see the latest and greatest in technology and manufacturer products. Some of the products displayed aren’t necessarily new—variations of this, variations of that. But these trade shows—specifically the AHR Show, which highlights the HVAC and refrigeration, and the … Continue reading Wrap your head around this — 3D-printed faucets

Sloan’s ST-2459 top spud wall-hung water closet

Sloan’s new ST-2459 top spud wall-hung water closet is designed to maximize flushing performance in lower flushing volume applications. The universal flushing volume of the ST-2459 can accommodate any high efficiency flush volume including the newest maximum efficiency of just 1.1 gpf. “The ability of a commercial water closet to provide peak performance lies in … Continue reading Sloan’s ST-2459 top spud wall-hung water closet

Chicago Faucets EQ Series faucets

The Chicago Faucets EQ Series single-hole, deck-mounted faucets with user adjustable temperature control provide unmatched user comfort, dependability and convenience in commercial applications. Heavy-duty EQ faucets feature on-demand IR detection for hands-free actuation and maximum water savings and are perfectly suited for the most demanding commercial and public restrooms. The EQ faucets with user adjustable … Continue reading Chicago Faucets EQ Series faucets

InSinkErator® Evolution Series® Disposers

Evolution Series food waste disposers feature MultiGrind® and SoundSeal® technologies, addressing the two most common food waste disposers issues – grinding ability and noise. These premium disposers allow users to grind nearly any food waste with significantly reduced noise. The entire product line is engineered to deliver performance and benefits that meet the needs of … Continue reading InSinkErator® Evolution Series® Disposers

New Viega ProPress Double Drop Elbow Fittings Reduce Stagnation

Single fitting incorporates two flow paths that keep fresh water close to each fixture. WICHITA, Kan.  – Viega introduces double drop elbow fittings that maintain water quality by reducing stagnation. The elbows are designed to keep fresh water close to each fixture. The new, flow-through style fittings, designed with threaded fixture connections and integrated mounting … Continue reading New Viega ProPress Double Drop Elbow Fittings Reduce Stagnation

Heritage Plumbing and Heating, Inc.: More Hot Water, More Sausage

Connoisseurs of capsaicin, that fiery oil in chili peppers, are a rare breed. Hot-headed food lovers know that truly spicy food is a bit hard to come by, often produced in small, custom ordered batches. Sausage artisan, Jim Cefelli, says his company may produce just 10 pounds of their Triple-X Spicy sausage in a week, … Continue reading Heritage Plumbing and Heating, Inc.: More Hot Water, More Sausage

Plumbing Museum to add rainwater harvesting exhibit

While visiting the Plumbing Museum, Watertown, Mass., this past week, Mechanical Hub learned about the museum’s newest, working rainwater harvesting exhibit coming soon. “We have a lot of local vo-tech students come through here and they definitely will be interested in the new display. This will be another educational opportunity offered by the Plumbing Museum,” … Continue reading Plumbing Museum to add rainwater harvesting exhibit

RIDGID® Awards Four PHCC Scholarships

RIDGID® has awarded four scholarships through the Educational Foundation of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association (PHCC) to students enrolled in plumbing-heating-cooling apprentice programs. PHCC administers the scholarship program, which is designed to attract new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry, and is also responsible for selecting the award winners. … Continue reading RIDGID® Awards Four PHCC Scholarships

Coming November 2015: Industry-first Uponor PEX Pipe and ProPEX® Fittings up to 3″

A first in the industry, Uponor PEX pipe and ProPEX® ASTM F1960 expansion fittings will be available in 2½” and 3″ sizes come November 2015, offering professionals the ability to design and install even more commercial piping systems with PEX. The pipe offering includes Uponor AquaPEX® for potable-plumbing applications and Wirsbo hePEX™ oxygen- barrier pipe … Continue reading Coming November 2015: Industry-first Uponor PEX Pipe and ProPEX® Fittings up to 3″

Medical Gas Copper Installation

  This video teaches you about the different copper tubes used for medical gas applications. With the help of his assistant, Ron Gumucio, Copper Development Association’s Piping Applications Specialist, Harold Moret, introduces the approved copper materials and installation methods for medical gas piping systems.

Powered Anode System from Niles Steel Tank

Niles Steel Tank offers the powered anode system for large volume epoxy and glass lined storage tanks. The non-consumable titanium anodes provide a controlled release of electrons that negatively charge the steel tank and its components, preventing corrosion (rusting) from occurring. Cathode protection, whether provided by a powered or sacrificial anode, is one of the … Continue reading Powered Anode System from Niles Steel Tank

Industry partners support wounded veterans

Woodridge, Ill. — The plumbing industry’s support of Operation Rise & Conquer continued in great force on May 2 as VAMAC, Gerber and Danze teamed together for their first ride through historic Glen Allen, Virginia.  The ride raised $7,500, enough to sponsor three veterans through the Adaptive Sports Center program in Colorado. The ride attracted … Continue reading Industry partners support wounded veterans

Customized Pumping System Reduces Mining Company’s Annual Energy Usage

In 1862, while prospecting for what was thought to be a vast deposit of silver and gold, John Searles made a serendipitous discovery in this unforgiving and isolated area located southwest of Death Valley. Borax and other minerals so plentiful, that the engineer complained they would interfere with refining the long sought, but never unearthed, … Continue reading Customized Pumping System Reduces Mining Company’s Annual Energy Usage

Waxing Axl Rose prophetic: Where do we go now? Where efficiency meets public health

In late April, leaders from the plumbing industry gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Plumbing Industry Leaders Coalition (PILC). Every year the group gets together to chart progressive action for the industry: Legionella standards, skilled worker shortage, dry drains research, U.S. water strategy, etc. The plumbing industry think tank gathers every year to seek collaboration … Continue reading Waxing Axl Rose prophetic: Where do we go now? Where efficiency meets public health