Blogs

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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10
Jan

4 Steps to unblocking any clogged drain

If you have a clogged drain, it’s important to think clearly and not do anything that could cause more harm than good. You may not need to call a plumber, but it is certainly a possibility that shouldn’t be ruled out. Here are 4 simple steps to try the next time you get a clogged drain.

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29
Dec

What’s an Escutcheon?

An escutcheon (pronounced ‘ess-kutch-on’) is the (typically) metal bit that hides the ugly hole in the wall that the pipes come through. Some people call them flanges or cover plates. You can find escutcheons on the wall (or ceiling) around your shower arm, under your sink where the faucet supplies emerge, and by the toilet right next to the shutoff for your toilet’s water supply. A slightly different kind of escutcheon can also be found around the base of some faucets, but those aren’t the ones we’re talking about today.

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26
Dec

How to Choose a Customized Flexible Riser

A flexible riser is an elongated pipe that is used to transfer materials from one area to another. Used extensively to transport materials from the sea bed to drilling units (and by oil and gas agencies to transfer fuel throughout the city) these units are flexible, can withstand a lot of pressure,  and can conveniently handle horizontal or vertical movements. While often used in commercial applications, a flexible rising main is also widely used for residential purposes for applications such as bore wells. To get a hold of shallow ground water, these risers reach sub levels and transfer ground water to the surface at incredible speed, working as vertical transportation devices. When you’re trying to choose one of these units for your commercial or residential applications, here are some tips to help you decide on the right one.

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22
Dec

Bosch gives back during holiday season

Bosch contributes an Inverter Ducted Split Air-source Heat Pump System for a student-training lab at Atlantic Technical College and High School. Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. in Fort Lauderdale contributed a 5-ton Inverter Ducted Split System Condensing Unit and Air Handler to the HVAC laboratory at Atlantic Technical College Coconut Creek campus. With the encouragement of Ft. Lauderdale Site Manager Brian Murphy, Bosch Technical Service Associate Omar Mcintosh and Warranty Administrator Maryna Kamkova helped arrange shipment and installation of the units with ATC’s HVACR Educator Brian Youngblood and Assistant Principal John Felser.

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15
Dec

EPA says fracking may be contaminating groundwater after all

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA today said activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle ‘can impact—and have impacted—drinking water resources’. The EPA’s latest findings are worrying in a world where the planet’s water resources are already under threat of contamination from multiple sources, according to Bluewater, a world leader in residential water purification.

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20
Nov

NIAGARA UNVEILS NEW STEALTH PHANTOM TOILET

The Stealth Phantom Toilet features the company’s patented Stealth Technology, which involves a combination of air and water working in unison. The toilet offers users a bold, sophisticated toilet that does not sacrifice performance. The WaterSense-labeled Stealth Phantom is the lowest gallon toilet on the market.

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02
Oct

Tank vs Tankless: See if it’s Time to Make the Switch

If your home is currently using a traditional tank water heater, you’re probably dealing with the balancing act between appliances and your family’s busy schedule demanding more hot water. By switching to a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, you will enjoy an endless supply of hot water and eliminate the worry of a cold shower forever.

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18
Aug

How to Repair or Replace Broken Pressure Relief Valve on a Water Heater

Broken Pressure Relief valve can flood your basement, increase you energy spending, and in the works case, it can explode, and pose serious health risks! You should test your pressure relief valve every 6-9 months (this takes only 3-5 minutes), and if it starts leaking, replace it IMMEDIATELY!

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