Man has been using tools since the dawn of time — or just the Stone Age, really. However, that’s still 2.6 million years of evolution from hammerstones, hand axes and more. Nowadays, plumbers and pipefitters count on their tools of the trade to get the job done and keep their customers happy and healthy.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Living Impacts Design Report for 2020, there are four overarching themes emerging throughout the bath and kitchen industry: Healthy living, simplified living, connected living and living in place.
Upgrading restrooms to be hands-free adds exponential value for business owners, and plumbing franchises have the mass infrastructure and support necessary to provide businesses with these upgrades and the promotional materials that will help them bring in more customers.
This month marks my seven-year anniversary with BNP Media, and seven years writing about the trades. When I first started, I knew next to nothing about HVAC and plumbing, not to mention I didn’t have any contacts or friends within the industry.
The measure of a heat pump’s heating performance is called coefficient of performance (COP). It’s the ratio of useful heat output divided by required energy input, where both the output and input are expressed in the same physical units.
After years of rigorous testing, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has approved the use of MegaPress CuNi mechanically attached fittings in sizes 1/2-inches to 2-inches in surface combatants for a variety of systems, including chilled water, potable water, electronic freshwater cooling, seawater cooling, washdown countermeasures, drainage and many others.
Uponor’s lightweight, flexible PEX system brings greater efficiencies and safety to jobsites with a solution that is fast for contractors to learn, easy to maneuver and install, and joins without the need for dangerous chemicals or open flame, the manufacturer explains.
Milwaukee cobalt step drill bits are designed from the ground up to deliver unmatched performance with up to 15 times life in stainless steel and more than 1,000 holes in mild steel, the manufacturer notes.
The Goulds Water Technology AGS Series axial grinder pump is built with a semi-open impeller and an engineered cutter and plate assembly designed to pass the solids and flushable materials found in the modern wastewater stream, Goulds explains.
Diablo’s Steel Demon AMPED reciprocating saw blades have industrial-grade coating, Black Industrial Cooling Element (I.C.E.), that provides the coolest, cleanest cutting edge and a superior chip evacuation, the manufacturer notes.