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The ‘living-in-place’ movement

Baby boomers, multigenerational housing, health conditions and awareness are driving this remodeling trend.
March 17, 2014

With the sheer numbers of baby boomers that are now heading into retirement age, they are definitely driving the trend toward aging in place — remodeling their homes so they can live in them longer as they age.


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2013 Top Products of the Year

These 18 products generated the most interest from readers on our website
March 17, 2014

Hundred of products come across the editorial desks at Plumbing & Mechanical each year. The products on these pages earned the special designation as PM’s Products of the Year for 2013.


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Protecting plumbing

This North Carolina-based Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise finds profitability with water treatment services.
March 17, 2014

The Charlotte, North Carolina area has .75 to 1.5 parts per million of chlorine in its water and outlying areas have up to 3.5 ppm of chloramine, a derivitive of ammonia. It’s almost like drinking pool water, says Paul Stefano, general manager of the Charlotte Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise.


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Truck of the Month: Jupiter-Tequesta, Jupiter, Fla.

Our branding is our face.
March 17, 2014

Richard F. Kuntz, founder and now retired president, started Jupiter-Tequesta at the age of 30. He started out in new construction, saw the opportunity in service and repair, and has been focused on residential service and replacement ever since.


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Shower valves, magnets, containing pipe dope spills

Tool Tips — March 2014
March 17, 2014

Shower valves, magnets, containing pipe dope spills- Tool tips for March 2014


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PM Profile: MCAA’s Chuck Fell

New MCAA president to focus on pension reform, union market share
March 17, 2014

Last month, Plumbing & Mechanical interviewed founder and President of CFI Mechanical Chuck Fell before he was installed as the next president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).


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Become a water auditor

PHCC’s new certification program helps customers save water — and money.
March 17, 2014

The average home’s water leaks can account for more than 10,000 gal. wasted each year — the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. And 10% of homes have leaks that waste more than 90 gal. of water every day.


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Innovation at NYC’s Javits Center

Pace Plumbing engineered a pipe-hanging system for the convention center’s 6.75-acre green roof.
February 20, 2014

The Jacob J. Javits Convention Center in New York City recently completed a four-year, $465 million renovation and expansion. Designed by I. M. Pei architects as a space frame structure, the center was built between 1980 and 1986 as a replacement of the New York Coliseum.


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Hydronics systems, seats and springs, drain cleaning

Tool Tips—February 2014
February 20, 2014

February's Tool Tips include hydronics systems, seat & springs, and drain cleaning.


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Truck of the Month: Creative MultiCare, Stockbridge, Ga.

Nothing to hide.
February 20, 2014

Founded as a cleaning and restoration services company in 1992, Stockbridge, Ga.-based Creative MultiCare launched its plumbing division in 2007. “When our water-extraction technicians were called to the site of broken or clogged pipes, especially late at night, they were all too often left waiting for plumbers to arrive,” explains Patrick McDonald, Creative’s president.


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BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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