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In the February issue of Plumbing and Mechanical, read about Pace Plumbing's role in engineering a new pipe-hanging system in New York City's Javits Center, learn how to limit your exposure to silicia dust, and read about improper pressurization can wate internal volume in your expansion tank. Also, see who this month's Truck of the Month is and check out the latest plumbign and mechanical products.
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.
When trying to learn about being green and reusing water, one can feel suffocated by all the terminology. There’s graywater, blackwater, reclaimed water, recycled water, potable water and nonpotable water. Let’s start with defining these terms.
I’ve been asked questions during my seminars, teleseminars, webinars, free 30-minute consultations and one-on-one client consultations. I wanted to share some of these with you in the hope that my answers will help you and your business be more productive and generate more revenue to reap the rewards of success.
February's Tool Tips include hydronics systems, seat & springs, and drain cleaning.
Plumbing & Mechanical recently interviewed John Hazen White Jr., president and CEO of Taco Inc., about the work done by The Taco/White Family Foundation.
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.
As a plumbing or mechanical contractor, you might think the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed silica standard has nothing to do with you. But are you sure?
The World Health Organization reports that 2.6 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. The United Nations says more than 1 billion people are living with a shortage of fresh water.
One of the most misunderstood portions of the commercial heating system is the gas train. The gas train is a series of components that safely feed natural or propane gas into the burner.
Publicity is the most powerful form of marketing communication your plumbing company can possibly have. There is a wave of influence in your market, merely waiting to slosh one side or the other. Most watch. Some hope that it visits them.
One of the greatest business management gurus of our time, Ken Blanchard, wrote a book several years ago with Sheldon Bowles titled “Raving Fans.” It was written in the same style as many of Blanchard’s books over the years: almost painfully simple, yet so applicable.
In analyzing the 2014 industrial construction take-off quarter, we consulted industrial components expert Steve Letko regarding the geographical regions’ growth and the intensity of the product components comprising anticipated overall end-use growth.
Our daughter Kelly and her husband, Craig, wanted to give our grandchildren names that would never appear on a souvenir rack in a touristy store, so they named our grandson Sullivan “Sully” Daniel and our granddaughter Dempsey Jane.
Why do installers fail to bring install jobs in on time and within budget? Why do service techs fail to do service work within the time allotted in the flat-rate pricing book? I don’t know about you but this used to drive me downright crazy when I was a contractor!
All closed-loop hydronic systems require an air space to absorb the increased volume of water as it warms during system operation. In most hydronic systems, this task is handled by an expansion tank. In most modern hydronic systems, it’s handled by a diaphragm-type expansion tank.
Technology is driving digital marketing to new heights. Though traditional advertising such as billboard signs, flyers and banners remain popular, they are being overshadowed by the Internet’s methods of advertising
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America announced the four finalist teams that will make oral presentations of their written bid proposals during the next phase of the 2013-2014 Student Chapter Competition.
Omega Flex recently announced that a U.S. District Court in Florida has dismissed a class action lawsuit falsely alleging that Omega Flex’s corrugated stainless-steel tubing product was defective and created a risk of fire damage due to lightning strikes.
Sloan Valve’s Flushmate division has expanded its recall of Series 503 Flushmate III pressure-assist flushing system installed inside toilet tanks to include those installed from March 2008 through June 2009.
American Standard’s Studio dual-flush toilets offer users the choice between 1.6 gpf for solids or 1.1 gpf for liquids.
Sloan introduces the Dual-Flush Side Mount, a battery-powered retrofit flushometer product that allows commercial facilities to quickly and easily upgrade to water-efficient, dual-flush operation.
The Stealth ultra-high-efficiency dual-flush toilet from Niagara is equipped with two flush options: 0.5 gal. per flush (half) and 0.95 gpf (full), with an average of 0.65 gpf.
The M•Power line of sensor-operated flush valves from Moen contribute to a building’s eligibility to obtain LEED certification.
Kohler’s dual-flush toilet line features the familiar side-mount trip-lever feature but with a two-piece design.
TOTO’s Neorest 700H (pictured) and 550H use dual-flush, high-efficiency flushing and eWater+ technology.
Nexus eWater at-home Water and Energy Recycler is an on-site graywater treatment and recycling solution for zero net energy and other low-impact residential projects.
The Aquatron system from Rosie’s Natural Way is composed of two parts, the Separator and the BioChamber.
Propane Education & Research Council introduces the Propane Energy Calculator app.
WaterFurnace’s CLW chiller optimizes system performance using a combination of hardware and software options.
RECO USA and Bosch introduce the Thermodyne RBP, an instantaneous, high-efficiency, low-NOx, gas-fired domestic water heating system designed for high volume with precision temperature controls.
Saniflo’s Sanibest Pro is a 1-horsepower upflush grinder system that can handle the accidental flushing of sanitary articles.
DECKED is a full-sized truck bed storage system that incorporates two waterproof, bed-length roll-out drawers.
Noritz introduces the NR501 outdoor tankless water heater for one-bath homes
KWC ZOE kitchen faucet features lines at the spout and base, as well as an LED light ring incorporated into the pull-out spray.
The Inkzall Jobsite Markers from Milwaukee Tool feature a built-in hard-hat clip, fast-drying ink, clog-resistant tips and the ability to write through dusty, wet or oily surfaces.
General’s Gen-Eye Hot Spot 5-watt transmitter features four trace frequencies and an LCD graphic display to help locate pipe and utilities underground.
The Ultra Series’ design of commercial tankless water heaters from Rinnai incorporates two heat exchangers to achieve greater water-heating value from every cubic foot of natural gas or propane.
Compact tubing cutters from hilmor come in small diameter and large diameter sizes.
RIDGID’s micro LM-400 Advanced Laser Distance Meter is capable of reading distances up to 229 ft.
A forward-mount instrumentation system is available for six existing models of www.bobcat.com Bobcat compact excavators.
Danze’s Tumbled Bronze finish now includes more bath and kitchen products.