The basics of plumbing may be timeless, but the products are changing as technology evolves and demographics shift. For the modern plumber who embraces opportunity, these products offer new and enhanced revenue streams. Here are seven you should offer.
When someone calls a plumber, they are usually doing so because they have an immediate need. Perhaps a pipe has burst or their running water is down to a trickle. Whatever the issue, the customer needs assistance — fast.
I hope 2019 is off to a great start for you and your company. Regardless whether it’s going the way you want it to or not, I want you to think about what it would truly take to make the rest of 2019 the best year of your life. And as you examine that, don’t just think about how you are going to make that happen — think about who will help you get there.
We live on The Isle of Long, which means that if you throw a rock you’ll hit a large, chrome-plated diner. These palaces of gastronomy have just about anything you could want for any meal of the day and the food arrives on the table seconds after you decide what you want, and often even before.
All companies that supply hydronic heating hardware to the North American market strive to offer products that are currently in demand. Some even look farther down the road, anticipating where the market is headed.
The schematic in Figure 1 represents a drawing I recently reviewed for a proposed system that was to supply three zones of finned-tube based, two zones of low-temperature radiant panel heating, and an indirect domestic water heater.
RIDGID’s Press-In branch connector tool kit quickly makes 3/4” branch connections on black steel pipe. Significantly faster when compared to traditional welding, it is ideal for adding gauges or 3/4” pipe in chilled water, compressed air, industrial gas and low-pressure steam system applications, the company notes.
Viega’s MegaPress technology now is available for stainless steel pipe up to 4”. MegaPress Stainless XL fittings for 2 1/2”, 3” and 4” pipe now are available and join the current MegaPress Stainless offerings of 1/2”, 3/4”, 1”, 1 1/2” and 2” sizes to create a comprehensive lineup for a broad variety of applications, including maintenance and repair.
General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 pipe-thawing machines thaw pipes in minutes — without tearing up floors, breaking through walls or digging around pipes in frozen ground, the company explains.
Plumbing systems are one of the most critical components of a home; they are responsible for delivering clean, safe water to families and a plumbing mishap can have devastating impacts, FlowGuard says.