Plumbing and Mechanical

What's New in Industry Web Sites?

July 16, 2007
The Answer Line
Basco Shower Enclosures
FLUSH TV
Heatfab
JB Industries

  • The Answer Line is a new online resource for information on every imaginable specialty plumbing part. J.P. Shields, a Long Island licensed plumbing contractor with 30 years of specialty plumbing experience, helped create www.TheAnswerLine.com as a full-service resource with up-to-date information about toilet parts and repair from 1930 to the present. Membership privileges allow people to post and read helpful information and build a network of resources for all their specialty plumbing needs. To date, The Answer Line has three major china manufacturers on board: American Standard, Kohler and Toto. It expects to have all fixture manufacturers on the site by the end of this year.

     

  • Basco Shower Enclosures’ new Web site, www.bascoshowerdoor.com, allows consumers in the market for a new shower door or enclosure to create their dream shower environment, print it out, and bring it to their local Basco dealer to get the customization process started.

     

  • Watch FLUSH TV, an online reality series featuring Detroit plumbing contracting firm Levine & Sons and created by filmmaker Jennifer B. Katz. Each episode is about five minutes long; to view, go to www.flushtv.blogspot.com. “FLUSH TV: It’s not gross. It’s not disgusting. It’s just human nature.”

     

  • Heatfab’s new Web site, www.heatfab.com, features product information sections dedicated to the Saf-T Vent, Saf-T Liner and Saf-T Pipe product lines, order tracking, product registration, news items, and a soon-to-be-released interactive adapter chart that will allow the user to search for the applicable Saf-T Vent Adapter using manufacturer appliance model numbers.

     

  • HVACR tool and instrument manufacturer JB Industries launched its new Web site, www.jbind.com, which features a product-searchable catalog, a distributor locator, and the ability to order marketing or display materials. JB plans to add to the arsenal of technical information with training presentations and troubleshooting guides, as well as the option to “Ask our Expert.”