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Tips on controlling water pressure when needed

Too much pressure.
January 23, 2014

One of the first things we learn in the plumbing profession is the allowable water pressure for a water distribution system. A maximum pressure of 80 psi was beat into my head at an early age. Some area of the country with high-rise buildings will allow up to 100 psi, while in other areas the pressure was lowered to 60 psi in an effort to conserve water.

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Sioux Chief launches

January 15, 2014

The Bunker is offering 25% off Sioux Chief and Tomahawk promotional items for the grand opening.

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Grundfos USA and Hydraulic Institute sign training partnership

January 8, 2014

The Training Partnership agreement includes educational and training programs designed for pump end-users, distributor and engineering consulting firms.  

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Nexstar Legacy Foundation supports PHCE trades with new website

January 6, 2014

Explore the Trades website is geared toward inspiring young people to pursue a career in the plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical service industry.

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PM Profile: IAPMO’s Russ Chaney

IAPMO sees opportunities for growth internationally and in green technologies.
December 20, 2013

Last month, Plumbing & Mechanical interviewed Russ Chaney, CEO of The IAPMO Group, about his organization that develops the Uniform Plumbing, Mechanical, Swimming Pool and Solar Energy Codes and tests and certifies plumbing and mechanical products in the United States and overseas. 

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Sioux Chief releases online no-lead product list

Sioux Chief announced that its 2014 no-lead product list
December 19, 2013

Sioux Chief announced that its 2014 no-lead product list, which allows contractors and wholesalers to compare old leaded item numbers with new no-lead item numbers quickly and easily.

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UA President Hite tells contractors to ‘go young’

The current average UA member age is 46 years old.
December 19, 2013

With the average age of the 290,000 UA members in the United States being 46 years old, United Association General President Bill Hite urged union plumbing contractors to “go young.”

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PHCC Connect draws more than 700 to Vegas

PHCC Connect was held in Las Vegas from Oct. 16-19, 2013.
December 19, 2013

Organizers of the 2013 edition of PHCC Connect said more than 700 attendees took advantage of the Oct. 16-19 event in Las Vegas to attend seminars and trade-show activities during which more than 60 exhibitors showed off their newest and most advanced products.

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Deburr and chamfer plastic pipe

Plastic pipe joints succeed with smooth chamfered ends allowing proper fit up.
December 19, 2013

Plastic pipe joints succeed with smooth chamfered ends allowing proper fit up.

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Compression seal tape

Clean-Fit Products’ Blue Monster compression seal tape can be used without turning off the water source.
December 19, 2013

Clean-Fit Products’ Blue Monster compression seal tape can be used without turning off the water source.

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

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.


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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