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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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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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PHCC Educational Foundation scholarships available

January 30, 2014

Applications are due no later than May 1, 2014.  


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John Baethke & Son Plumbing go low tech and high tech

Chicago plumbing contractor manages his service trucks with a paper-based inventory system and GPS mobile app.
November 18, 2013

John Baethke, president of John Baethke & Son Plumbing in Chicago, loves technology but doesn’t see automating his inventory management system on his fleet of service trucks anytime soon.


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Denver’s Applewood Plumbing celebrates 40 years of business

November 4, 2013

Applewood Plumbing President John Ward has seen his business, including its unmistakable orange service trucks, flourish into a neighborhood icon.


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Avoid OSHA citations by making sure everyone follows safety procedures on the jobsite

Follow the rules.
October 18, 2013

I have spent many years as the boss and fully realize how many critical items we are responsible for and how much attention that requires. Unfortunately, as the boss, you forget about your own personal safety. My No. 1 concern is for you, the contractor — for your safety and that of your managers and all your employees.


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More innovations for plumbing

Next year’s Emerging Technology Symposium will focus on using water wisely.
October 18, 2013

 You probably have heard the story about a former director of the U.S. Patent Office. In 1899, the story goes, he recommended closing the office because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” 


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Plastic pipe solutions kits

Reed Solutions Kit TC2PPDEB1-2SK is ideal for plastic pipe specialists, fire protection and plumbing contractors working with Schedule 40 and 80 PVC, CPVC and PE.
July 18, 2013

Reed Solutions Kit TC2PPDEB1-2SK is ideal for plastic pipe specialists, fire protection and plumbing contractors working with Schedule 40 and 80 PVC, CPVC and PE.


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A ‘Golden Age of Multifamily Housing’

Demand for materials and labor will increase construction costs.
February 13, 2013
Multifamily housing will remain a bright spot in residential construction this year and provide solid business opportunities for plumbing and heating contractors. In fact, one large developer foresees a “golden age of multifamily housing” in 2013 and 2014.
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Ohio plumber wins Gerber Drive 80! Contest

January 21, 2013
Plumbing Fixtures’ Drive 80! campaign recently culminated with St. Mary’s, Ohio-based plumbing contractor Rick Kogge of Kogge Plumbing winning the company’s Chevy Avalanche truck giveaway.


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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.

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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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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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Are you proud of how your service truck looks? Do the graphics give people whiplash as they drive by? Have your calls increased because people remember your truck — and your company name? If so, we’d like to see it, too! Click here to find out how your service truck could be chosen as PM's Truck of the Month.

 

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