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Plumbing Pros develop profitable service niche

Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche—fast. R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet, a compact, powerful water jet from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations. Decentralized modular septic systems like AdvanTex are becoming more common in rural areas not served by … Continue reading Plumbing Pros develop profitable service niche

Extech HD videoscope plumbing kit

Extech Instruments announced the launch of a new high definition wireless videoscope inspection camera kit designed for plumbing professionals. The rugged industrial-duty videoscope (HDV650-30G) comes equipped with a 30m fiberglass cable to quickly inspect and troubleshoot plumbing problems on long pipe runs with sharp, clear images and video. To aid customers with responsive, expedited repairs, … Continue reading Extech HD videoscope plumbing kit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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