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Truck of the Month: Prestige Plumbing Heating Cooling, North Aurora, Ill.

Rebranding pays off
By Nadia Askar
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Tim Miller, co-owner and president of Prestige Plumbing Heating Cooling, has been in the business for 30 years. He started as a service plumber in 1984 and soon moved into new construction.


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Nu Flow assists with Florida condo pipe relining

Overall, around 11,000 ft. of lining was used.
By Nadia Askar
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Pipe relining fixed cracks and holes with little destruction to walls and minimal disruption to condo residents.


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Heat pump water heaters can conserve energy and save homeowners money

While the water’s hot.
By Nadia Askar
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A heat pump water heater is like a refrigerator in reverse.
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The ‘living-in-place’ movement

Baby boomers, multigenerational housing, health conditions and awareness are driving this remodeling trend.
By Kelly Faloon
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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
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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.
By Kelly Faloon
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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.
By Nadia Askar
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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
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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
By Nadia Askar
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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.
By Nadia Askar
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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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In the July issue of PM Magazine, read about the steps the president of MacGregor Plumbing is taking to help the next generation of plumbing professionals enter the industry. Learn about the Hartford Loop, how CPVC pastic piping works in multifamily construction and training mistakes to avoid to become a more effective trainer. Find out who is this month's Truck of the Month, read the latest tool tips and discover the latest products in the plumbing industry.
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