Blogs

12
Jul

Mechanical industry enthusiastic about Trump infrastructure proposal

President Donald Trump has proposed investing $1 trillion in infrastructure improvements in the coming years, with approximately $200 billion of that being direct federal funding.

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01
Jul

Smart circulators drive down energy costs

The amount of energy consumed by the building sector has grown dramatically over the past 50 years.

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15
Jun

JOHN GUEST USA PROLOCK END CAPS

New ProLock End Caps from John Guest®are available in 3/8- to 1-inch CTS sizes. Quick and easy to use, these end caps can act as emergency water stoppers and can be used for pressure testing rough-ins and temporarily capping off installations. Its body is manufactured from high quality engineered plastic allowing the black caps to be UV resistant outdoors as well. Suitable for use with copper, PEX or CPVC pipe, these products require no tools to make secure, lead-proof connections.

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30
May

American Standard’s new ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet

What if I said you could have a sparkling clean toilet simply by pressing a button? Now you can, with American Standard’s new ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet.

The new ActiClean system is the toilet that cleans itself, combining the power of revolutionary VorMax flushing technology — which delivers the cleanest flush ever engineered — with a fully integrated self-cleaning system.

Never pick up a toilet brush again. Simply press a button, walk away, and let the toilet do the rest — it’s that easy.

Here’s how the ActiClean system works:

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18
May

DEWALT® Announces New Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Tools

DEWALT announces its further expansion into trade-focused products with five tools dedicated to the Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Trades; categories DEWALT plans to continue to develop as the brand  expands its line in the future. Featuring cutting, crimping, and pressing tools, the new line includes products with premium ergonomics, the capability to complete wide range of applications, and compatibility with the existing 20V MAX* system from DEWALT.

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01
May

Uponor re-engineers residential valves to deliver greater quality and value

Uponor is continuing to bring innovation, confidence, value and performance to PEX piping systems with the launch of its new re-engineered ProPEX® lead-free (LF) brass valves for residential plumbing applications.

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20
Apr

Flint Selects Copper Piping to Solve Drinking Water Infrastructure Crisis

Copper to replace Flint’s lead and lead-tainted galvanized iron service lines

Mayor Karen Weaver and FAST Start Coordinator Michael C. McDaniel told hundreds of participants attending the Flint Water Infrastructure Summit this week that copper pipe will be used to replace the City of Flint’s entire lead and lead-tainted galvanized iron service lines.

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14
Apr

Plumbing Leaks Waste Billions

An estimated 12 percent of the water that supplies U.S. houses is wasted on leaks, spilling more than 775 billion gallons of water each year, according to the 2016 Residential End Uses of Waterstudy. March 20-26 is Fix a Leak Week—an EPA-WaterSense awareness initiative—and FloLogic, makers of an intelligent leak detection device, urges residents to take pragmatic and technological steps toward fighting the resource waste and financial burden of plumbing leaks.

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24
Jan

NORTH STAR REVAMPS AND RELAUNCHES BRAND

North Star Water Treatment Systems, a preferred water treatment systems provider to professional contractors through plumbing wholesale, launched a major brand overhaul this week. The effort was initiated to completely update the brand’s image and logo in order to better reflect its industry leading technology and expanding product offering. The company has been known as North Star Water Conditioning since its inception in 1992.

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