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The latest news, trends and products for behind-the-wall systems.


Your resource for the latest radiant and hydronics news, trends and new products.

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The latest news, trends and equipment for solar hot water and geothermal heating/cooling systems.


Your resource for green plumbing and heating news and trends.

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The latest bath and kitchen news, trends and new products.

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News, trends, codes and new products for the residential fire protection market.

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Your resource for the latest news and trends in water quality and water treatment systems.


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Business Management

Advice and tips for managing your business in the plumbing and heating industry.

Al Levi: Managing Your Business

Al Levi helps contractors manage employees through operational manuals and sales training.

John Siegenthaler: Hydronics Workshop

John Siegenthaler gives a technical view of hydronic and radiant heating systems.

Dan Holohan: Heating Help

Dan Holohan covers a wide breadth of hydronic heating-related topics but specializes in steam heating.

Julius Ballanco: Plumbing Primer

Julius Ballanco addresses plumbing codes and how they affect contractors.

Paul Ridilla: Practical Management

Paul Ridilla offers management strategies to keep jobsite crews working productively.

Kenny Chapman: The Blue Collar Coach

Kenny Chapman focuses on the education and training of technicians — and company owners.

Adams Hudson: Marketing Strategies

Adams Hudson gives contractors sound marketing advice to keep them ahead of competitors.

Jim Hamilton: The Bottom Line

Jim Hamilton helps plumbing and heating contractors keep their financials straight.

Ray Wohlfarth: The Boiler Room

Ray Wohlfarth’s expertise is in the installation, maintenance and repair of commercial boilers.

Morris Beschloss: The Beschloss Perspective

Veteran industry analyst Morris Beschloss writes about the industrial pipe, valves and fittings industry.

Kelly Faloon: Editorial Opinion

Editor Kelly Faloon gives her opinion on news/trends in the plumbing and hydronic heating markets.

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Each month PM focuses on one or two product categories of interest to our readers.

Products of the Week

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History of Plumbing

Topics cover ancient plumbing, waterborne diseases, early-American innovation, the history of hydronic heating and more.

For more History of Plumbing, click here.

The $35 CD (which includes articles not on this website) features more than 60 pages of plumbing and heating history with illustrations, photography and renderings of ancient fixtures and historical PHC systems.

Sponsor: General Pipe Cleaners.

PM Profile

Interviews from manufacturing executives in the plumbing, piping and hydronic heating industries.

Pipe Trades Giants

PM’s annual listing of the largest plumbing, piping and hydronic heating contractors in the country.

Radiant Heating Report

This annual RPA publication showcases the newest technology, products and training for radiant heating/cooling professionals.

Solar Thermal Report

This three-times-a-year publication showcases projects, technical articles and new products for solar hot water professionals.

Truck of the Month

PM has featured so many great plumbing service trucks! See plenty of them here in our Truck Of The Month.

Tool Tips

Highlighting ideas that save time and money on a plumbing jobsite. Sponsor: General Pipe Cleaners

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2014 Truck of the Month

PM has featured so many great plumbing service trucks! See plenty of them here in our Truck Of The Month Archives page. Are you proud of your truck? Go to our Truck of the Month page to find out how your service truck could be chosen!

5/28/15 2:00 pm EDT

Efficient Variable Speed Pump Selection & Control

This webinar will help to answer questions like: "How many pumps should our system use?" and "How should we sequence (stage) on additional pumps?"

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Where do you look for new employees?
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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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

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Truck of the Month

Truck of the month

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.