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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.