Plumbing

In the first five months of 2017, 15 deaths and 19 injuries have been reported nationwide.

A month after a 33-year-old worker died while working...more...

Amber Baynard, human resource manager for Bill Howe Plumbing based in San Diego will be the plumbing company’s third executive to serve as the president...more...

With a plan to open in September of this year, the new 50,000-square-foot Plumbers Local 130 Training Center has everything needed to train tomorrow’s plumbers...more...

CEO Warrior, a business mentoring, training and coaching organization for service business owners, has announced the opening of a new 10,000 square foot training...more...

In 1961, John Guest opened his doors and planted the seeds of innovation that, well, fits. It was his spirit and invention of the first...more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure projects....more...

As a small child, whenever I wanted to go somewhere or do something my mother didn’t approve of, I would argue that all my friends...more...

The lightweight Sewerooter T-3 from General Pipe Cleaners packs the power, portability, and capacity to clear clogs from 2- to 4-inch diameter lines up to...more...

A plumber's electrocution death has prompted the recall of thousands of electric ranges.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using about 6,300 Blomberg and Summit brand...more...

Dearborn-based Carhartt Inc. applauded hard-working women for Mother's Day in a new campaign.

The workwear retailer produced a one-minute long film to pay homage to...more...

Zurn introduces the Sundara Hand-washing System, a modern, architecturally-inspired approach to hand-washing in the commercial restroom.

Crafted by world-class industrial designers, the “beauty” of the...more...

The need to address water demands worldwide has pushed science and technology to develop innovations that can help. We have to remember that even when...more...

Hospitals and health centers in the developing world are in need of safe water. Actualizing that goal is easier said than done, even for water...more...

PHC News made it out to Flint, Michigan to attend the Water Infrastructure Conference at the Riverfront Banquet Center March 7-9. The conference provided a...more...

Water quality, a popular political issue discussed everywhere from town hall meetings to PTA meetings to HOA meetings, are serious, modern-day threats to everyone’s drinking...more...

For a change, there’s good news about Flint, Michigan. Almost three years after the city began pumping water from its namesake river as a source...more...

DZ, a contractor from North Dakota, asks: “In the latest issue of PHC News, you talk about ‘per hour.’ but what about makeup of parts?...more...

Pittsburgh is one of several major American cities with lead levels in drinking water above the federal limit, according to an Environmental Protection Agency database....more...

From fine arts to plumbing, Erin Swetland shares her story into the trades.

After an encounter with a plumber she hired to help update a...more...

All-women plumbing company teaches female homeowners how to make minor repairs. 

An all-women plumbing company in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada, is offering female homeowners courses in...more...

Gerber has released its newly refreshed Gerber Rewards Program for plumbing professionals.

After months of polling thousands of plumbers, builders and other industry professionals throughout...more...

In providing service, contractors incur the cost of vehicles and ancillary vehicular expenses. Each service tech needs a vehicle for travel to the consumer’s locale....more...

Making it easier to provide the reliability, high-performance, and efficiency of an AquaPEX plumbing system for homes and multifamily structures is the ProPEX connections for...more...

The details of Flint's lead service line replacement plan for 2017 were included in a March 8 filing with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality....more...

The safer choice for dissolving scale. Easy-to-use powder makes a gallon of solution that removes scale deposits from coils, tankless water heaters, condensers, toilets, urinals,...more...

Taco’s new LeakBreaker is a water heater leak protection device that guards against flood damage from a leaking water heater. It consists of a control...more...

Patented Isolator E-X-P Service Valve Kits allow for quicker, consistent quality tankless water heater installations with fewer leak paths. Now available with Pro-Connect Push ends...more...

The Water Quality Association (WQA), based in Lisle, Illinois, is a not-for-profit association for the residential commercial, and industrial water treatment industry, representing more than...more...

Improper sizing of a drain line, heating or air-conditioning unit leads to poor performance, which results in you and your customer not being happy campers....more...

Designed as a PEX pipe system, the EvoPEX plumbing system extends beyond the traditional pipe-and-fitting solutions to be inclusive of fittings, PEX pipe, outlet boxes,...more...

The new Model DRZ economical power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners quickly and cleanly clears clogs from 1-1/4- to 3-inch sink, tub and laundry...more...

Laars Heating Systems now offers a 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heater, from 12 to 360 kW, that feature 150 psi ASME code glass lining,...more...

The ProPEX lead-free (LF) brass valves for residential plumbing applications are constructed from ECO BRASS lead-free brass and includes a 10-year warranty. The valves comply...more...

The HyTronic and E-Tronic 40 series electronic sensor faucets have an optional 1.5 GPM flow rate insert will be included with these fittings, replacing the...more...

The Genesee County (N.Y.) Chamber of Commerce has honored Liberty Pumps as its “Business of the Year.”

“I love Genesee County, and while I’m involved...more...

President Donald Trump may be closer to putting an end to a line of ‘Trump” toilets made and sold in China – along with more...more...

Amber Baynard, human resource manager for Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air, San Diego, celebrated 20 years with the company on Feb. 10.

She began...more...

Sioux Chief Mfg. announces, as of March 1, 2017, it will discontinue the sale of permanent air chambers, such as its 629-Series Reducing Air Chambers...more...

The EVERLOC+ compression-sleeve fitting system, designed for use with UV shield PEXa pipe in potable water applications, was launched at the 2017 AHR Expo. The...more...

ST Payments gives residential contractors better, easier way to take credit card and check payments to grow sales and get paid faster.

ServiceTitan has announced...more...

The WWETT Show, Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport, is one of the world’s largest annual trade shows in the environmental service industry. More...more...

Last month, the U.S. Water Alliance released “One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource,” a 40-page guide for  changing the...more...

As a contractor, you face business problems. If you can’t identify your problem, you can’t begin to solve it. Many of those problems are caused...more...

HyperPure is the first flexible plastic hot and cold potable water tube that is 100 percent recyclable. This is because HyperPure is made using a...more...

 

REHAU introduced its new EVERLOC+ compression-sleeve fitting system at AHR Expo 2017. Designed for use with RAUPEX UV shield PEXa pipe in potable water...more...

Bradford White Corporation subsidiaries, Bradford White Water Heaters, Niles Steel Tank, and Laars Heating Systems now offer 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heaters, from 12...more...

DEADLINE EXTENED to Feb. 13, 2017, get your forms in! 

PHC News is looking to feature 50 of the top contractors in the U.S. in...more...

Sanden is launching the next generation of its SANCO₂ Heat Pump Hot Water Heater into the North American market in the first quarter of 2017...more...

Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents who were exposed to high levels of lead in the city's water supply will be getting new faucets free of...more...

Sticky Situations, one of the hosts of the Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) 2016 in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa, was awarded a grant of...more...

Mrs. Smith calls you when her heating system stopped working. You inform her of your procedures and policies, including the fact that you will quote...more...

 

Texas plumber Mark Oberholtzer has settled his lawsuit with a Houston auto dealership after his old work truck complete with company decal and phone...more...

High-performance models designed for easy installation and maximum efficiency

The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series is a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters that...more...

Owner Scott Milne also gets credit as technical advisor.

Milne Plumbing and Heating, Manchester, Mass., is featured in the movie, “Manchester by the Sea,” starring...more...

In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects, IAPMO would like to announce that a Tentative Interim Amendment to the 2015 edition of the...more...

Milwaukee Tool continues to revolutionize the tool industry with the introduction of the TICK, a professional-grade Bluetooth tool and equipment tracker. Designed to withstand the...more...

The new Model DRZ-PH power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners offers a quick, clean way to clear clogged sink, tub and laundry drains in...more...

A New York plumbing contractor was convinced to try a new approach to an old problem, and it paid off. 

Sometimes taking a leap of...more...

Australia’s new generation of female tradies – plumbers, electricians and more – answer a call. 

Fewer than two percent of tradespeople in Australia are women....more...

In an effort to aid its water conservation effort, Jordan turns to women. 

As one of 30 women trained as plumbers through a Millennial...more...

A one-woman company, S. Jacobs Plumbing serves the needs of residential, commercial and industrial customers in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Owner Sue Jacobs worked for her...more...

This is the first year Phillips Plumbing Co., Eagle Lake, Fla., took part in the Helping Hands for the Holidays program, but the company picked...more...

Wholesale Supply showroom manager also wins $5,000.

John Barbour, the second generation owner of the family-owned and operated business, Union Mechanical, Ft. Myers, Fla., has...more...

World Vision International (WVI) is a Christian nonprofit that builds humanitarian advocacy and aids people, especially children, living in poverty in nearly 100 countries. WVI...more...

I am always saddened when a news story is reported that someone has lost his or her life in a house fire. Most of the...more...

It is time to reevaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based...more...

Last year, the managers of Thorncrest Ford decided to fund the construction of a new service garage to more conveniently serve their rapidly growing business....more...

“What do you charge for a water heater replacement?” is a question I have heard many times by contractors at supply house counters, trade meetings...more...

General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 thaw pipes in minutes without tearing up floors, breaking through walls or digging around pipes in frozen...more...

Watts Radiant launched its next generation of ThermalPro boiler stations, which feature expanded pump choices. The ThermalPro units are simple pre-piped, insulated pumping stations for...more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology will be showcasing its Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit solution at the 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas, January 30 – February 1,...more...

Designed to entice young people to the profession, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association and PHCC Educational Foundation have released a new two-minute career video that...more...

EnviroWater introduces two new high-flow models in their Pro Combo series of products to handle large estates or homes with 6+ baths.  By adding these...more...

Most of us have fallen back a time or two, particularly when we’re teetering on the direst of straits, on that old reliable WAG —...more...

 Following the launch of Rinnai's new e-commerce program, all distributors will be permitted to sell products to authorized e-tailers for the purpose of online consumer...more...

Sean Debnath named Viega’s vice president of sales and marketing

Viega LLC has announced Sean Debnath as its new vice president of sales and marketing,...more...

The Grundfos Remote Management (GRM) system provides facility managers and engineers remote access and control to data and alarms from pumps, controllers, and auxiliary equipment...more...

Midland Metal Mfg. announces the publication of its new 2017 catalog. The 576-page, full-color catalog offers 14,000 products with more than 1,300 new items. New...more...

A federal judge on Thursday ordered state and city officials to deliver bottled water directly to qualified residents in Flint, Michigan, where a water contamination...more...

PriceFixer.com, a service that provides consumers with transparent, “sincerity pricing” on common HVAC repairs, has launched a local franchise in Bowling Green, Ky.

PriceFixer.com's...more...

The Quick-Fix from General Pipe Cleaners lets you quickly repair broken drain cleaning snakes in the field. The specially designed spring with pre-welded female connecter...more...

These interactive exhibits showcase a little taste of what our diverse industry has to offer when it comes to product showcases and hands-on learning. This...more...

The “Punctual Plumber,” or Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, has made its timely mark across North America as an innovative franchise that supplies ambitious contractors and business...more...

Let’s look at some issues to consider in arriving at the proper profit percentage for your business. ﷯First, what is profit? Merriam-Webster defines profit as ﷯...more...

Oct. 19-21, the PHCC community met in San Antonio, Texas, for CONNECT 2016.  Nearly 800 attendees brought positive energy and a true desire to collaborate...more...

SJE-Rhombus introduces the SJE PumpMaster WPS float switch CSA-certified for use in potable water applications.

The SJE PumpMaster WPS is a mechanically-activated, wide angle float...more...

The 10th annual Safety First! Contractor of the Year Award was presented to PIPETECHS Plumbing Technology, a Raleigh, N.C., business. Federated Insurance presented the award...more...

With 20 of the nation’s best plumbing apprentices showcasing their knowledge and skills in San Antonio, Texas, last week, prize packages went to the top...more...

LIXIL Corporation products and services, announced that it has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the expansion of its...more...

The Environmental Protection Agency had the authority and information to issue an emergency order protecting residents of Flint, Mich., from lead-tainted water a full seven...more...

New Mega Menu simplifies navigation for contractors and homeowners by clearly defining topics and interests relevant to each group.​

Noritz America has updated its ...more...

Rinnai America Corporation attained the milestone of selling its 2 millionth tankless unit last month and celebrated the occasion by hosting a special luncheon for...more...

After a stellar 55 years of service at Mansfield Plumbing, Julie Grassman, a resident of Loudonville, Ohio, will retire on October 28, 2016. At one...more...

Flomatic Corporation is proud to announce Model AZURE AWWA Butterfly Valves are now NSF/ANSI standard 61 certified for drinking water. The Model AZURE is designed...more...

Contest will identify company spokesperson to share knowledge over social media and other events.

Are you a plumbing expert who likes to share your know-how...more...

The Flint City Council approved contracts with Goyette Mechanical and WT Stevens Construction to complete 748 more pipeline replacements.

The third phase will be funded...more...

 

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the...more...

Recommended for use in applications requiring an indirect waste receiver such as restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets, food processing plants and dairies. Constructed of high quality PVC,...more...

In December of 2015, the California Department of Water Resources predicted many of the state’s water agencies will only receive 10 percent of expected supplies...more...

Over the years, I have learned about the service business. No doubt about it, I got the best education “riding shotgun” with service techs; the...more...

In the late 1800s, the soldiers of Fort Huachuca were in hot pursuit of Geronimo and defending settlers from Apache raids. During World War I,...more...

Nearly 25 years ago, a gentleman named James Kenney III recognized the need to showcase the talents of plumbers in training and set the stage...more...

As an added bonus to CONNECT 2016 this year, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association (PHCC) is introducing a new event through its Quality Service...more...

PHCC has a long history of helping plumbing, heating and cooling contractors be the best in the business by providing services, information, resources and leadership....more...

Before you can know if your prices are silly, you must understand the meaning of the word silly. Merriam-Webster defines “silly” as: having or showing...more...

Og Plumbing ignored three OSHA warnings in one month.

Less than three weeks after being cited for exposing workers to unsafe trenches, federal investigators saw...more...

PHC News is interested in your road show trucks! If you’ve recently undergone this experience or are currently planning on hauling around a trailer and...more...

BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. will unveil its new PlumbShop brand at the PHCC Connect 2016 meeting, Oct. 19-21, in San Antonio. The product line will initially...more...

Powers launched the LFLM496-HTK, a mixing valve that installs on a hot water tank to increase hot water capacity by providing greater control over water...more...

The M18 Transfer Pump is the first cordless transfer pump, providing faster water transfers and service calls. A Self-Priming Pump eliminates the extra steps during...more...

Think there might be a moisture problem? Troubleshoot your problems easily and effectively with the FLIR MR160 Imaging Moisture Meter. This meter has a built-in thermal...more...

Lochinvar is making a number of refinements to its annual VIP Contractor Program that opens Oct. 1. During the contest, contractors have the opportunity to...more...

Enviro Water Products, a manufacturer of technologically advanced, environmentally friendly water filtration and conditioning solutions, selected Bailey Sales & Associates as its manufacturer sales...more...

Petri Plumbing, Brooklyn, N.Y., is joining forces with Bay Ridge Cares to help meet needs in the community.

Bay Ridge Cares is a nonprofit organization...more...

ACCA has launched the Service Manager of the Year Award Program that will recognize one outstanding service manager as the best of the best during...more...

Watts Water Technologies and Plumbing Engineer will present a free webcast on “Digital Mixing: The Smart, Safe, Efficient Way to Deliver Hot Water in Commercial...more...

AC by J has expanded its services for Phoenix homeowners to include a full menu of plumbing services. For decades, AC by J has been...more...

The U.S. Senate recently passed sweeping legislation addressing the nation’s water infrastructure, including authorization for the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program, for which IAPMO has been...more...

A. O. Smith announced the winners of the two $2,500 Charlie Wallace Service Award Scholarships for students in plumbing and HVAC programs.

The 2016 scholarship...more...

State Water Heaters announced the winner of a $2,500 scholarship for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies.

The Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers...more...

American Standard Water Heaters announced that it is enhancing the purchasing experience for commercial customers nationwide by increasing warranty coverage on commercial water heaters to...more...

American Standard SaTo toilet products to be on display.

The world plumbing industry will discuss four pillars of sustainability in plumbing – energy, sanitation, environment...more...

Transition to Trades, an approved Career Skills Program (CSP) developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, proudly graduated...more...

NTI, a manufacturer of high efficiency condensing boilers and water heaters, with manufacturing facilities in New Brunswick Canada, announced that Ariston Thermo, of Milan Italy...more...

Uponor’s core purpose is to partner closely with professionals to create better human environments. That means for more than 40 years, we have been seeking...more...

Like many countries in the midst of World War II, France found its land decimated and agriculture on the decline. Many French citizens found themselves...more...

In its mission to provide safe, sustainable drinking water and promote the efficient use of water, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) recently held a press conference...more...

IAPMO’s 87th Annual Education and Business Conference will take place on Sept 26 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attendees will once again have the opportunity to register...more...

The word “if,” as in if only I had tried, led you to enter the PHC contracting business world in hopes of being in charge...more...

Puncture-proof tires now make four popular, powerful Jet Set water jets from General Pipe Cleaners even more rugged and reliable in the field. General’s line...more...

The city council for Fresno, Calif., voted 6-0 on Aug. 18 to ban the use of galvanized pipe for plumbing in new residential and commercial...more...

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Illinois Chapter held a grand opening of its new apprenticeship lab in Elk Grove Village, Ill. The new facility will...more...

The trouble with our country’s drinking and wastewater service is, typically, there’s no trouble at all. And therein lies the real trouble. “Because the sector has...more...

Rheem is expanding its line of tankless water heaters with the introduction of the new Prestige Series Condensing and Mid-Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heaters. Loaded with...more...

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...more...

It used to be that conservation and sustainability efforts were zeroed in on energy and the ways to reduce using it. Today, with the cost...more...

Since its passage in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has increased the accessibility of the nation’s buildings and improved the lives of those...more...

Before you can develop a properly profitable selling price for your services, you must determine certain factors. The first, most important, and the foundation of...more...

Water is the traditional method of sealing out noxious gases from working/living areas in North America. Traditional trap primers allow approximately 4oz of water to...more...

General Pipe Cleaners’ Kinetic Water Ram quickly and cleanly clears clogged drains with green power.

Just pump it up, insert in the drain, and snap...more...

You use your bathroom every day, but have you ever thought about where all this plumbing hardware started out? If you’re like

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This summer has seen China's worst flood season in nearly two decades. More than 200 people have been killed, and hundred of thousands have been...more...

City officials for Fresno, Calif., voted unanimously to ban galvanized pipe for plumbing in new construction and remodeling projects over concerns of lead contamination and...more...

John Doherty, 52, a self-employed plumber in Scotland, won more than $18 million dollars in a Lotto draw, but was on the job almost as...more...

Flint officials met to select two contractors to move forward with modified proposals in another attempt to determine the true cost of replacing the water...more...

At-home water treatment continues to be seen as a significant part of the immediate solution in Flint, Michigan, while the city continues to address the...more...

If there’s any good news coming out of Flint, Michigan, it’s that the municipal water has improved so much in recent months that it’s finally...more...

The fifth International Emerging Technology Symposium 2016 (IETS) graced the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois on May 10-11. During this crucial, in-depth event professionals in...more...

Nearly 60 years ago, in a small town outside of Paris, France, named Brégy, the first known toilet macerating system was created. The system was...more...

The reasons contractors say they decided to go into the PHC contracting business vary. Some say they entered the business arena to continue the business...more...

To thank their U.S. customers, Saniflo put together a special promotion called, “Trip of a Lifetime.” Two groups traveled to Paris, France in April...more...

These eco-friendly tanks are made from a recyclable polypropylene that is a thermoplastic polymer widely used in many different applications due to its rugged and...more...

John Guest presents the new 3/8-inch O.D. x 9/16-inch-24 female connector for use in the water purification, beverage dispensing, appliance, and domestic plumbing markets.

Ideal...more...

Federal officials announced on June 23 it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Mich.

The EPA, which worked in coordination...more...

Four women from the Louisville Water Co., in Kentucky will take part in a national competition in Chicago this July in which the team will...more...

Caccia is riding point on the PHCC of California 'Ride & Decide' Program, partnering PHCC Member Contractors with high school students during the summer for...more...

Watts offers its OneFlow anti-scale system for commercial applications, available in cartridge and tank-style units for both hot and cold water lines. These systems are...more...

Every workday at Liberty Pumps’ Bergen, New York, manufacturing facility begins the same way. As “members” – the company’s preferred term for employees – gather...more...

The projected cost to repair infrastructure after Flint, Michigan’s two-year water contamination crisis is three times higher than what has been allocated to fix it,...more...

Dale Maples has been in the plumbing business for 32 years. His father, Wayne, started as a journeyman plumber after coming back from World War...more...

When contractors call me for information about my Contractor Profit Advantage programs, the situation is typicallythe same. Their American dream of success, through ownership of...more...

At least 33 cities across 17 US states have used water testing “cheats” that potentially conceal dangerous levels of lead, a Guardian investigation launched in...more...

Noritz America unveiled a dramatically upgraded version of its 13-year-old PROCard trade incentive program, going beyond rebates-for-purchases to offer a robust lead-generation service for plumbing...more...

FireIce Shield prevents ignition from welding flames, sparks and other construction ignition sources.

The F.W. Webb Co. is offering a new fire protectant for contractors, plumbers,...more...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Taco Comfort Solutions with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony, May16 in Washington, D.C.

“Taco...more...

A federal lawsuit that demands the state of Michigan and city of Flint completely replace all lead service lines in Flint’s water system at no...more...

Watts launched the LFMMV-HTK, a mixing valve that installs on a hot water tank to increase hot water capacity by providing greater control over water...more...

Regularly, Bradley Corporation conducts its "Healthy Hand-Washing Survey." This year's survey results revealed bathroom turnoffs and trends to look for in 2016. I spoke with Jon...more...

The following graph got my attention during a general session on the economy at the 2016 Uponor Connections Convention. This every-other-year networking

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When contractors call me seeking my business coaching assistance, we engage in a conversation that gives me the opportunity to understand their situation. At the...more...

Pump repair and maintenance now part of nationwide education offering.

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse and the United Association union of plumbers, fitters,...more...

The editorial team of PHC News, Plumbing Engineer and The Wholesaler traveled to Flint, Mich. to report on city’s water crisis. Watch to hear what...more...

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry is planning another joint effort with Plumbing Manufacturers International as a...more...

Now with Super Bright LEDs, the new Gen-Eye Mini Self-Leveling Camera from General Pipe Cleaners automatically keeps pictures right side up as it glides though...more...

The editorial team of PHC News, Plumbing Engineer and The Wholesaler present its on-the-street coverage from Flint, Michigan. Watch to hear what we learned about...more...

Liberty Pumps hosted hundreds of visitors for its 2016 Open House, April 27.  The event was planned with two separate segments, one for family and...more...

J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing has added TALON Drain Opener to its TALON branded products.

TALON Drain Opener is specifically formulated for use by professional plumbing maintenance...more...

InSinkErator has renewed its commitment to the plumbing profession by again making a significant cash contribution to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation.

InSinkErator presented the...more...

The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition has released the Phase 2.1 supplemental report on the drainline transport of solid waste in building drains. The study builds...more...

The conference schedule for the upcoming Pump Summit Americas has been released with a complete timetable of plenary presentations, workshops, and speakers’ corner presentations for the event...more...

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. on April 20 held the grand opening of the Watts Works Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility where customers, distributors, sales representatives, and others...more...

Willoughby Industries offers a full line of commercial grade stainless steel flush valve covers for those applications where exposed flush valves need to be covered...more...

Moen has launched a new line of seven garbage disposals models that feature Moen's VORTEX permanent magnet motor technology, which quickly and powerfully grinds food...more...

According to recent population projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials – or Generation Y – have officially eclipsed the baby boomer generation as...more...

From coast to coast, the state of water conservation is changing the way people go green. In this article, we share insights on how we...more...

It’s one-part comedy and two-parts tragedy. While California homeowners have had to cut their water use by 25 percent, nearly 100,000 people in Flint, Michigan...more...

As I was contemplating the subject of this month’s article, the phone rang. I answered and on the other end of the phone was a...more...

The Typhoon trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners blows away blockages in big lines and long runs. The Typhoon delivers 12 gallons a minute at...more...

The NA570 Series HYDROFILL portable water treatment filing units remove scale forming “hard water” minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, from job-site water. Salts and...more...

Navien, Inc. has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County to build multiple homes in Cypress, Calif., by donating six tankless water heaters for...more...

The PUSH & SHUV Metal Ring gasketed closet flange from Dallas Specialty connects to cast iron, PVC, ABS and lead. The flange is a flush...more...

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced a new promotion named “Cruisin’ with Armstrong” that offers both contractors and wholesalers an opportunity to win a new Harley-Davidson®...more...

This year, up to 39 scholarships worth $85,000 are available.

Applications are being accepted for scholarships awarded through the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Educational Foundation Scholarship...more...

Rinnai has launched a state-of-the-art customer experience facility at its U.S./Canada headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga. The facility is designed to enhance customer knowledge and...more...

We’re a day late on this story, which is fairly well-known Chicago tale, but may not be across the country.

The Plumber’s Union Local 130...more...

Access to clean water is a basic necessity for human life. The key word there is access. Treated water doesn’t magically fall from shower heads....more...

There’s a lot to think in regards to Flint, Michigan. But before you think about anything else, think about this. For the sake of saving $4...more...

For World Plumbing Day 2016, March 11, Barbara C. Higgens, CEO/executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers International, published her views about why plumbing matters and what...more...

There have been a few articles depicting just how difficult it’s going to be to locate and dig up Flint, Michigan’s poisonous service pipes buried...more...

When plumbing, heating and cooling professionals want to learn about the latest-and-greatest offerings in the U.S., they travel to events like AHR Expo, KBIS, Greenbuild,...more...

I thought it would be wise to make a list of important issues that are common and affect the results contractors get from their businesses....more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts Inc. has selected John Reyes, a senior in the plumbing program at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Fitchburg, Mass., as...more...

New York City’s Department of Buildings has stripped the license of Andrew Trombettas, a master plumber who was involved in the East Village gas explosion...more...

The VR Series vertical, stainless steel multi-stage pumps that deliver clean water under pressure for a wide range of applications, are now available in 3,...more...

Sloan, has promoted John Aykroyd to executive vice president, business development, North America.

Aykroyd  is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in marketing,...more...

A new report from an electricity consulting firm suggests that future electric water heaters may increasingly become “grid interactive,” communicating with local utilities or other...more...

Chicago Faucets 420 Series single-lever lavatory faucets are designed for the public restroom and for durability. The 420 Series combines the strength of solid brass...more...

Whitlam PTFE Pipe Thread Compound is ‘triple lubricating’

TALON PTFE Pipe Thread Compound is a triple lubricating, all-purpose, non-seizing, VOC free, industrial grade thread sealing...more...

The Clean-Seal 2 is engineered for testing DWV systems from one cleanout tee. Multiple built-in inputs provide for inflation and deflation of the natural rubber,...more...

The New York Times offers this compendium of the daunting tasks facing officials as they try to undo what’s been done to the town’s water...more...

In 2005, the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation assumed responsibility for all apprentice training programs at the national level. Prior to...more...

With the integration and increasing popularity of innovative technologies in the plumbing marketplace, it may be harder and harder to åonvince commercial and multi-family clients...more...

As I entered the choir practice room at church, I noticed one of the other choir members had arrived earlier than I did. We exchanged...more...

 Leak Detection is an advanced combination of connected sensors and software. It delivers the peace of mind, security and connectivity consumers expect in their home...more...

In response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., members of Plumbing Manufacturers International donated hundreds of faucets and other plumbing supplies that were...more...

Rinnai has expanded its non-condensing line of tankless water heaters with the introduction of the V94 models. These new models offer consumers the highest performance...more...

SFA Saniflo U.S.A. has unveiled two new, vitreous china, floor-mounted toilet bowls with an updated and contemporary styling, the better to complement modern bathroom design....more...

Since its inception in 1973, Aquatherm has evolved into a leading manufacturer of plastic pipe systems for plumbing, air-conditioning, heating, and industrial applications. The family...more...

The Plumbing Podcast, sponsored by the Plumbing Contractors of America, is new and for contractors who are interested in the latest plumbing news and...more...

Environmental and civil rights groups are asking a federal judge to order the prompt replacement of all lead pipes in Flint's water system to ensure...more...

PMI members American Standard Inc., BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., Delta Faucet Co., Fluidmaster Inc., Kohler Co., Moen Inc., and Speakman Co., as well as allied member the International...more...

Rheem announced at the International Builders Show its EcoNet-enabled water heaters work with the Nest Learning Thermostat.

Heating, cooling and water heating systems dominate residential...more...

Taco’s new SmartPlug will optimize hot water system efficiency and reduce electrical consumption up to 94 percent while saving 12,000 gallons of water per year....more...

Parsippany, NJ, January 20, 2016 –The Hydraulic Institute will be offering a webinar on “Rotodynamic Pumps: A Guideline for NPSH Margin” on Tuesday, Feb. 9...more...

Sloan launched its new website that will provide contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals and facility owners with a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource that showcases the company’s...more...

Andre & Veronika’s Antiques & Collectibles will auctioning a water pump gauge that was part of the original plumbing system from the Empire State...more...

New edition includes expanded chapters on non-testable devices and methods, and improved, updated, and expanded testing/repair/troubleshooting information reflecting the latest products and procedures.

In collaboration with...more...

American Residential Services, a Memphis, TN based privately held national provider of heating, air conditioning and plumbing services, announced Jan. 12 that it has acquired...more...

Watts introduced SmartStream UV, an innovative new solution for ultraviolet water disinfection in residential and commercial applications.

SmartStream provides several advanced capabilities, including automatic lamp dimming,...more...

As a young man, my formal education steered me toward the accounting field. While in college, I earned money by selling shoes. After college, I...more...

F.W. Webb is now offering residential, commercial and industrial contractors the efficient Viega PEX Press products for both radiant heating and total plumbing solutions. The...more...

Kate Bailey is the director of Showrooms at Ferguson Enterprises. In preparation for the year ahead, PHC News spoke with Bailey to garner her professional...more...

Michigan Gov. Rick Synder declared a state of emergency on Jan. 5 as a result of lead contamination in the drinking water for Flint, Mich....more...

The Viridian 3452, ECM circulator has been introduced for commercial systems. The wet rotor line includes the VR3452 variable speed circulator for chilled and hot...more...

One year later, and more than six months before Governor Rick Snyder intervened to reconnect Flint to the Detroit water system in October 2015, the...more...

On December 9th, Rheem® acquired Eemax™ Inc., from The Riverside Company, a private equity firm.

Eemax is recognized as the leading manufacturer of electric tankless...more...

Mark Oberholtzer says he still gets death threats.

A Houston-area plumber is suing a Texas Ford dealer after his truck, with his business' name still emblazoned...more...

More than 120 manufacturers’ reps gathered in Rochester, N.Y. to attend Liberty Pumps’ annual sales meeting from November 1-3. The meeting also served as a...more...

For over eight decades clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City have relied on PAR Plumbing, a division of The PAR Group, for...more...

Drip. Your faucet’s leaking. Drip. A simple call. Drip. To your local. Drip. Plumber and you’ll. Drip. Have that annoying leak repaired in no time,...more...

Derek Moore, president of Reissmann Plumbing and Heating Inc. based in Chester, N.J., has been rocking out the PHC business for close to 37 years...more...

In 1900, J.A. Zurn set out to eliminate wastewater back up in homes and buildings. To do so, he started Zurn Industries and manufactured his...more...

Kenny Rogers recorded “The Gambler,” a song about poker written by Don Schlitz, in the 70s. The refrain claims, “You’ve got to know when to...more...

Sloan Valve released a new landing page and brochure dedicated to putting water efficiency to work. Check out the landing page here and the...more...

A first in the industry, Uponor PEX pipe and ProPEX® expansion fittings are now available in 2½" and 3" sizes, offering professionals the ability to...more...

PACOpaQ is a fully-integrated and compact HVAC packaged pumping system designed for chilled and hot water distribution, condenser water, geothermal loop, district heating and cooling...more...

At ASPE’s 2015 Technical Symposium in St. Louis last month, in addition to the technical classes and product show, ASPE’s committees held meetings, and one...more...

To further meet the growing demand for sustainable building systems, Uponor North America is the first in the industry to offer a PEX purple pipe...more...

On the 14th annual World Toilet Day, American Standard announces an expansion of its Flush For Good initiative aimed at improving the quality of life...more...

Some 2.4 billion people around the world don't have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open,...more...

The OSS-100 is the trusted and proven plug & play system that pumps water not oil from elevator pits, transformer oil containment areas and underground...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating announced a mutual effort to further advance the development of joint Canadian-United States plumbing...more...

Jay Famiglietti is concerned, and with good cause. As the senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Famiglietti announced earlier this year that...more...

Adages are short sayings. However, when we make adages shorter, or change adages in any fashion other than originally intended, we misinterpret the meaning of...more...

An aging population, aging water and increased awareness are just a few possible reasons for a rise in Legionnaires’ disease.

If you weren’t thinking...more...

The Lansing State Journal reports that Michigan state and local officials knew a year in advance of lead contamination issues without proper treatment to water...more...

Falcon Stainless announces its expansion with a relocation from Sun Valley, Calif. to Temecula, Calif. This move will allow Falcon to add staff and many new...more...

Guidance on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease via a recently published standard will be shared in a new course from ASHRAE at...more...

An Iowa city has filed a class action lawsuit against a half-dozen makers of bathroom wipes, claiming the companies’ so-called “flushable” wipes have caused damage...more...

Vent-Guard is a vent stack device for eliminating toxic sewer gas and odor egress and migration to nearby rooftop HVAC system outdoor air intakes. The...more...

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is a nonprofit trade association that has been representing the plastics piping industry for well over six decades. It...more...

Watts Series R12 commercial wall-mounted reverse osmosis water purification systems are designed for the reduction of total dissolved solids at flow rates up to 1200...more...

Charlie Wallace, chief operating officer and vice president of Quality Service Contractors has formally announced that he will retire in March 2016. QSC, an enhanced...more...

Delta Faucet Company and the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors – National Association presented their highest plumbing honors to Harley Perry and Brandon Pettway as Contractor...more...

The NPE-150S has been added to Navien’s condensing tankless NPE water heater series. Heating capacity is 18,000-120,000 BTU/H and will produce 5.3 GPM @ 45...more...

The Bill Howe Family of Companies is an award-winning HVAC and plumbing company in San Diego, also offering expert reconstruction and flood remediation services. Family-owned...more...

Viessmann Manufacturing Company (U.S.) Inc., celebrated 25 years of business in the U.S. at a special invitation-only lunch, September 9, for noted wholesalers, contractors, specifiers...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) continues to position itself as an advocate working to communicate and harmonize regulatory and legislative issues on behalf of plumbing manufacturers....more...

You can’t find good techs!” say many a PHC service contractor. If that were true, all PHC service contracting businesses that deliver excellence would be...more...

There’s plenty of good news lately on the California drought. Californians are going above and beyond the state’s water-savings goals. Citizens decreased total water use by...more...

Haws Integrated™, a tempered water solutions provider for emergency response equipment, has expanded its product catalog. The new Performance Series is a standardized lineup of...more...

Major League Baseball's postseason is here, and the Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The team, its fans...more...

Three top plumbing apprentices received awards in the annual Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation's National Plumbing Apprentice Contest, held Oct. 1 in Hollywood,...more...

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, launched the highly efficient Series e-80 vertical inline centrifugal pump, enhancing its portfolio of system solutions for the commercial...more...

On September 21, I attended a Viega seminar in Houston. While I have sat in on educational sessions at conferences and topical discussion at panels,...more...

Aquam Corporation, a global cleantech firm, announced today the acquisition of Specialized Plumbing Technologies, the largest independent drain lining licensee of Aquam’s subsidiary Nu Flow...more...

Dan Kildee, U.S. representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district, says more homes need to have water tested for lead in Flint, Mich., and wants...more...

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...more...

Work on a $110 million land-based casino project should not be delayed despite contractors being forced to redo about 2,500 feet of below-code water line...more...

Irvine, CA — Navien is expanding their line of condensing tankless NPE water heater series by adding the NPE-150S model. This smaller size “S”, Standard version, with...more...

The Wall Street Journal in its Sept. 4 edition, says  Japan has been the world’s largest bilateral donor in the water and sanitation sector since...more...

One could characterize the American plumbing industry’s relationship with its European counterpart as a sibling rivalry. Though neither side will admit it aloud, both love...more...

I joined a U.S. manufacturer of hydronic heating products and pumps in 1962. Over the last 53 years, I have witnessed the startup, evolution and...more...

Robert J. Pagano, Jr. was just days into beginning his second year as CEO of Watts Water Technologies, Inc., when we conducted our interview in...more...

PHC contractors should strive to deliver excellence to consumers at prices that will allow them to recover their true cost and earn the reward they...more...

I live on a farm where it’s a 12-mile round trip just to get a dozen eggs. A trip to see “Ant-Man” will be 32...more...

Leaky pipes, less revenue and bad odors are a few of the unintended consequences of fighting the California drought, according to a Los Angeles Times...more...

The UK’s Guardian newspaper reports on the “Berglar,” a redesigned trap that features two filters that separate oil and grease from water. It’s the work of engineering...more...

This pre-insulated crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe offering now includes insulation thicknesses up to 2 inches to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy Code and the...more...

Gooseneck-spout manual faucets are often paired with wall-mounted wash sinks that combine for hand-washing convenience in a popular "retro." Combining a wall-mounted wash sink with...more...

In light of recent Legionnaires' disease news, Enviro Water Products paints a picture of causes of public drinking water contamination and clean water solutions.

Click here...more...

After decades of keeping water rates low and deferring maintenance, scores of drinking water systems built around the time of World War II and earlier...more...

The manufacturer for wipes sold under the Costco, CVS, Target and BJ’s Wholesale Club labels has agreed to stop advertising them as “flushable” until...more...

The Washington Post in its Sept. 20 edition reported that some 15 U.S. hospitals have either installed or are considering installing, copper components on “high-touch”...more...

Two Orange County, California, attorneys announced Thursday that they have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing builders in San Clemente’s 3,800-home Talega community of using copper...more...

Waterloo, Iowa say homeowners have not suffered a single raw sewage spill since adopting a controversial foundation drain disconnection program at the start of this year....more...

As part of its goal to educate building professionals and consumers in California on reducing water use, Kohler Co. has joined Connect the Drops, a...more...

More than 150 students are currently attending the PHCC of San Diego’s PHCC Academy. Bill Howe students total 27.

The Bill Howe Family of...more...

The Billings Gazette reports that after seven years of litigation, a jury has decided that two Billings, Mt., businesses must pay a homeowner $1.75...more...

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...more...

For whole house or commercial building hot water on demand, Bosch Thermotechnology offers its wall-mountable Tronic 5000C and 6000C electric water heaters in kW input...more...

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...more...

Gary Doyle was picked to represent the United Kingdom on the world stage after excelling at national level.

The 21-year-old travelled to São Paulo in...more...

The Des Moines Register reports that a worker with a Fort Dodge, Riley-Armstrong Plumbing & Heating, Fort Dodge, Iowa, died following a trench collapse at...more...

Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (hotwater.com) is launching the next generation of its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters — units that could...more...

As the risk of a water shortage in Seattle, Tacoma and Everett continues to grow, officials are asking people to cut their water use by...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International continues to work with the state of California to mitigate the impact of the drought.

PMI’s members are working diligently to develop...more...

Also effective next July, residential bathroom faucets will have a maximum flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.

New regulations approved by the California Energy...more...

This commentary presents a sample of emails I receive from contractors about our noble PHC industry, business, my editorials, and my products and/or services related...more...

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times report on confusing and differing New York City and state responses to the Legionnaires’ outbreak as...more...

Uponor is extending its current pre-insulated crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe offering to include insulation thicknesses up to 2" to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy...more...

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...more...

The News-Star, a newspaper based in Monroe, La., reports that well-known legal activist Erin Brockovich is taking up the fight over a more than year...more...

North Andover, Mass. – Watts Water recently unveiled www.onewattswater.com, a microsite that provides an overview of the broad selection of water products, services and solutions provided...more...

New York City will require all cooling towers to be registered and inspected regularly for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak in...more...

Orange County Superior Court Judge Thierry P. Colaw tossed out a class-action lawsuit against local water districts over chemicals that homeowners say corrode copper pipes....more...

The redesigned SANIBEST PRO is a one-horsepower grinder pump system, with 25 percent more power than the previous generation. With this technology, there is no...more...

In an interview published in content provider Worldfolio, Madoka Kitamura, president of Toto, discusses plans for the company's 100th anniversary in 2017 competion from Lixil, American...more...

The manufacturer for wipes sold under the Costco, CVS, Target and BJ’s Wholesale Club labels has agreed to stop advertising them as “flushable” until it...more...

Contractors for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) digging in the Maryland suburbs to install a new water line found a 6-inch wooden water pipe,...more...

Los Angeles - California Gov. Jerry Brown applaudes citizens for a job well done on decreasing water usage in the state by 27% - two percent higher than...more...

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced second quarter sales of $386.9 million, a decrease of 2.3%, as compared to the same period last year.

The company...more...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with American Standard Brands officials announced today the company will establish a...more...

The Atlanta Journal Constitution included a report last week on a reporter’s trip to the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center to see first-hand the problem of disposable...more...

The Courier-Post reported earlier this month that Christian Lusardi was indicted over an incident that took place at an Atlantic City casino-hotel in January 2014....more...

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...more...

The Times-Standard, a newspaper based in Eureka, Calif., reports that water utilities are considering attaching flow restrictors on the homes of water wasters as some...more...

The South China Morning Post reports that a plumber at the center of a lead-contaminated water scare at a Hong Kong public housing site where pre-cast...more...

In a recent interview with Steve David, director of Sales-East at Viessmann Manufacturing U.S., talked about the new compact, gas-condensing, floor standing Vitocrossal 300 CU3A...more...

Recently while perusing the mail, I noticed a postcard from a plumbing contracting business franchise notifying plumbing contractors they were hiring qualified plumbers. Its content...more...

Bollente Companies, Inc. announced the launch of a comprehensive customized marketing program for its trutankless installation partners, aimed at boosting sales through brand modernization, online...more...

The lightweight Sewerooter T-3™ from General Pipe Cleaners packs the power, portability, and capacity to clear clogs from 2" to 4" diameter lines up to...more...

Watts track lavatory carriers feature a proprietary design that allows for independent horizontal and vertical adjustment of arms. These new robust, reliable "fast carriers" are...more...

According at a July 4 report from CBS New York, David Bevilacqua of East Meadow, New York, was arrested and charged with 2nd degree grand larcency after...more...

A couple of decades after Alan Turing ushered in the computer age, another British mathematician named John Horton Conway developed...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – As companies across the country observe "Made in the USA Day" on July 2, Mansfield Plumbing will celebrate the day by marking...more...

Vancouver, Wash., newspaper The Columbian wrote a feature on what is likely the only female plumber working in the paper’s home county. Smokey Fritz, 23, is learning...more...

Baltimore – Tucked inside a 15-bedroom facility in Baltimore, Maryland, is a family-centered, supportive community of residents who have been brought together by an unfortunate set of...more...

Louisville, Ky.  – 12 top plumbing and HVACR students received honors in the plumbing and HVACR competitions...more...

Flomatic Corporation introduces a new, special patent-pending pump check valve especially designed for use with variable-frequency drive (VFD) controlled submersible pumps. Standard check valves will...more...

Rochester, N.Y. – A plumbing contractor working at Golisano Children's Hospital has died from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, according to a statement from...more...

Sacramento, Calif. – Bonney Plumbing, Heating, Air and Rooter Service, announced the hiring of a new chief executive officer. A long-time Sacramento resident, Laurie Johnson...more...

Rockland, Mass. – Neutrasafe Corp. has added new products to their line of high-quality condensate neutralizers to fit almost any hi-efficiency, gas fired application. Improvements...more...

A water scale-prevention technology new to the US, but proven in Europe for more than 40 years, has been validated by a General Services...more...

Atlanta – Recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment &Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of Georgia, has received approval...more...

TM, a tech, recently sent the following e-mail: “I have appreciated your articles in Phc News magazine on running a business that's profitable. I was wondering...more...

It doesn’t hurt to shake things up every once in a while. Our magazine aims to serve contractors through stories from their direct peers, as...more...

The Shark Fractional Horsepower Grinder Series is designed to handle difficult residential and small commercial applications where sewage ejectors struggle, these 115volt, 12 amp maximum...more...

The new Little Giant Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System (shown in cutaway) is a compact and economical solution to most water pressure improvement needs. The...more...

Piscataway, N.J. ― American Standard has been honored with a Patents for Humanity award from the U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...more...

In February 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge to encourage hotels to “ACT.”

• Assess water use and savings opportunities
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Fairfield, N.J. – John Guest introduces three new products to the U.S. domestic plumbing market; shut-off valve in 3/4” CTS, female swivel elbow in 3/8”...more...

Listen. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of information moving about. In 2015, the ways in which we consume information sound a little different from...more...

Can the world’s biggest trade show for our industry get bigger? Apparently so. ISH 2015 set a new record for the number of exhibitors and...more...

I was wondering what you offer in terms of flat rate books. I am primarily a new construction contractor, but on occasion I do some...more...

The C-633 Series is a heavy-duty commercial wall hydrant designed specifically with contractors, engineers and wholesalers in mind. It includes two designs; one that includes...more...

The Express ELX-Series lavatory system is a contemporary alternative to china sinks with laminate counter tops designed for commercial restrooms. Its single bowl, multi-user design...more...

North Andover, Mass. – Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced that Munish Nanda joined the company as president, Americas. Nanda comes to Watts Water from ITT...more...

North Andover, Mass. – Watts' new line of green roof drains is designed to handle water flow on buildings with roofs that support the growth of...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – Thanks to continued business growth, Mansfield Plumbing is currently looking to hire 40 new full-time employees.

“We're fortunate that we continue to add...more...

Des Plaines, Ill. – Chris Larys has joined Geberit as the new central region sales/national builder manager. Larys will oversee client accounts, product training and...more...

Lincolnshire, Ill. – Now, through May 4, in efforts to help support plumbers, Glentronics Inc., the manufacturer of PHCC Pro Series Pumps is hosting a...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI)  appreciates and applauds Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 executive order, as the need for water savings in California...more...

Parsippany, N.J. – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will be hosting a new two-part Reliability of Pumping Equipment webinar series presented by Tom Grove of AESSEAL Inc....more...

Perrysville, Ohio – California's drought has focused nationwide attention on saving water during 2015 Earth Day events on April 22. From washing machines to dishwaters...more...

Washington, D.C. – The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition hosted the Future of Water Congressional Briefing, an event that helped mark the beginning of Water Week 2015,...more...

John Baethke & Son Plumbing Inc. was started by John Baethke in April of 1993. Prior to that, John’s father had a business that was...more...

In a profession where the customer is king, such as plumbing, anniversaries are a big deal. Last year, Taylor Plumbing Inc. was one of the...more...

Traveling to your client is the only way you can perform the services you offer. That travel costs you money. Once you are at the...more...

Press fitting systems now offered in multiple materials like ProPress for copper and stainless, MegaPress for black iron, and PEX Press

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This new stainless steel ligature (suicide)-resistant toilet is designed to withstand abuse and loads that vitreous china cannot. It features a

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Bergen, N.Y. – Liberty Pumps, a manufacturer of sump, sewage and wastewater pumps is undergoing a major expansion of its facilities.

The construction, which doubles the...more...

Jakarta, Indonesia – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia (BSN) on March 18 at the...more...

Falls Church, Va. – PHCC’s CONNECT 2015 will be held on Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Hollywood, Florida. Building on the success of CONNECT 2014...more...

Marietta, Ga. – This event is open to all individuals in the heating-plumbing-cooling industry. There will be a raffle, door prizes and giveaways. There will...more...

FRANKLIN PARK, IL – Sloan has donated water- and energy-efficient plumbing products for the restrooms at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, the Green...more...

Rosemont, Ill. - ASPE members, non-members, mechanical and plumbing engineers, contractors and key employees should be tuned into industry professional associations such as ASPE, ASHRE,...more...

Profit is the money left in your PHC contracting business after all your operational costs have been paid. It is the reward (above your salary)...more...

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Plumbing Manufacturers International(PMI), whose members produce about 90 percent of the nation’s plumbing products, developed these 10 reasons why plumbing matters...more...

RACINE, Wis. – Trade partners can be more successful and confident in recommending disposers and instant hot water dispensers after completing training at the new...more...

Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) are extending an invitation to Canadian...more...

By Jacques St-Denis

Lead is a naturally-occurring metal and a commonly-used substance in household plumbing materials and water-service lines. Due to

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Without consumers, there is no need for your PHC contracting business. Without the proper personnel, you and your business cannot properly

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CHICAGO – Owens Corning Insulating Systems, LLC. announced plans to produce high-quality, Fiberglas Pipe

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Waco, Texas – Franchise Business Review released its annual list of the “Top 200 Franchises,” naming Mr. Rooter Plumbing a leader in the home service...more...

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — For the fourth time since 2009, California Faucets won the Interior Design Best of Year (BoY) Award. This year, the company’s ZeroDrain...more...

NEW YORK — The new Mini-Anemometer/Psychrometer with CFM/CMM & Enthalpy (DAF3009) from General Tools & Instruments is ideal for HVACR technicians and contractors. It offers...more...

PERRYSVILLE, Ohio  Mansfield Plumbing, a leader in the sanitaryware and bathware industries, has named Gary Pember as vice president of marketing for the Ohio-based company....more...

ATLANTA — LUXE Linear Drains, a leading manufacturer of

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Most businesses can look back on 2014 as having been a pretty good year. After years of struggling to emerge from

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To understand the phrase "contractor profit advantage," look at the

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WICHITA, Kan. —The new Viega Rewards program gives professional installers the opportunity to earn points for each Viega purchase they make.

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Science, technology, engineering and math. STEM. The future of education. As cliché, as using a STEM reference to discuss education project design may be, it somehow...more...

Last year, the plumbing profession got an unexpected boost from New York City’s then-mayor, Michael Bloomberg. In response to a question about rising college costs,...more...

For-profit businesses are founded for one reason only – to make a profit. True profit can only be realized after all operational expenses, including employee...more...

First impressions can lead to long-term relationships. The person who answers your phone for consumer calls is the first person in the communication between your...more...

LISLE, Ill. — In partnership with the Chinese media

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By Mark Handzel

With an estimated 20 percent or more of the electricity in the U.S. consumed by commercial and industrial water pumps, creating a...more...

By Mary Ann Dickinson and John Koeller, Alliance for Water Efficiency
 

The Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit...more...

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Watts announced that it has released its next generation Intelliflow A2CM1 automatic washing machine shutoff valve designed to meet the requirements of...more...

Technology is always on the march forward, and while the products and tools we use to do our jobs may change, the central mission of...more...

The Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Conference is meeting in Chicago on October 27-30. With the group preparing to discuss the latest issues, technology and trends...more...

As Jack Frost prepares to nip at our noses, it’s time for PHC contractors to set their prices for annual heating checkups. Some of the...more...

Willoughby Industries, Inc. has developed a strong market presence as a manufacturer of stainless steel and solid surface plumbing fixtures for the correctional, health care,...more...

In order to solve a problem, you must first correctly identify the problem and develop a solution that will solve that problem. Then, you must...more...

The PHC industry was founded on logic and mathematical fundamentals. Technically, drainage flow, water supply flow, and the sizing of heating and cooling systems must...more...

It’s a testament to a business when it has anniversary milestones that span decades. It’s even more unique when a company reaches such milestones with...more...

Codes and inspections are something that every contractor, and professional involved in the design and construction of buildings, must deal with. Anyone who has been...more...

High-rise buildings represent a significant investment, and it could be argued that they should be designed to last 100 years. But, what about the systems...more...

Time is fleeting. Once an hour is gone, it is gone forever. This is especially true in the contracting business where you sell hours of...more...

Consumers often make snide remarks about how much money PHC contractors make, as if contractors incur no cost in servicing consumer needs. Further exacerbating this...more...

In this part of the world, where the locals avoid most modern services and amenities such as grid power, air conditioning and automobiles, a 24-hour...more...

Since the late 1970s, when I first began my career in plumbing design, Legionnaires Disease has been a hot topic because the first known outbreak...more...

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Franklin Electric Co., Inc. introduced

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The HydroFlame patented cast-in-place technology is an engineered solution that is lab tested and UL-rated to deliver the ultimate in cast-in-place

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The ASSE 1070-2004 code-compliant mixing valve has been added to the AccuMix series of electric tankless water heaters. The integrated ASSE

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The lead free PEX product line has been expanded with the addition of: 5008AB (F1807 Design), 5016AB (F1960 Design), 5017AB (F1960

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When it comes to antifreeze for fire sprinkler systems, the past twelve months have been a period of anticipation and uncertainty for engineers, manufacturers and...more...

Throughout history pipes have been made of many different materials. We should expect to see continuing innovation in the plumbing and heating industry as new...more...

Wastewater from a building’s fixtures is supposed to be carried to a public sewer main, then on to a treatment plant and ultimately returned to...more...

Vito, a plumbing contractor from New York, writes, “I would like an explanation of gross profit. Why is it always better to divide rather than...more...