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Maintain healthy water pressure for effective operation

Demand for constant, reliable water flow and pressure in structures such as hotels, office complexes and other commercial applications requires pressure boosting equipment. Increasing the water pressure enables transportation of water throughout high-rise buildings.

Understanding Building Plans

Whether you are building a multi-storey building, or a house, they all involve plans or blueprints and it is critical that plumbers read them correctly.

Understanding Toilet Technology

Every plumber wants to be sure that they complete each project to their client’s satisfaction. When it comes to toilets, callbacks, service calls for maintenance, and poor flush performance are among the...

The finer points of leak detection

There is an old trades’ saying that you became a plumber and not an electrician because there was too much math in electrical. Little did some of us realize that in order to become a plumber/gasfitter there would still be some electrical involved with the gas part of the trade. It is funny though, that most electricians I’ve talked to,…

About grease interceptors

Grease interceptors, or grease traps as they are often-misnamed, are frequently misunderstood and largely overlooked. After all, they are usually out of sight and therefore out of mind.

Less is more when it comes to residential venting

Since I started to teach, I have tried to keep up with the trade by doing the occasional rough-in. Last year I believed that I’d finally done my last one, as my body is getting too old for that stuff. I always tell apprentice students they are like

Add water treatment solutions to your offerings

By John Cardiff Municipalities treat water to meet government guidelines, which they should. Disinfection chemicals such as chlorine or chloramines are added to the water when it leaves the treatment plant to protect the water from harmful bacteria and viruses as it travels through the kilometers of distribution pipes. Chlorine,…

Getting a grip on pipe joining

After years of soldering pipe with varying degrees of finesse and success, I wondered when a better pipe joining technology would appear, especially in service work...