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Bathroom renovations, small repairs focus for homeowners in 2018: poll

June 18, 2018

Canadian homeowners plan to trim spending on renovations in 2018 and will instead focus on maintenance and repairs, according to a CIBC poll. Top projects include basic maintenance (52 per cent), landscaping (39 per cent), and bathroom renovations (39 per

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Watts opens third U.S. training centre in North Carolina

June 8, 2018

Watts has unveiled its latest training centre in St. Pauls, NC. The company has two other facilities in North Andover, MA and Woodland, CA, respectively.    Located in a manufacturing facility, the 3,000 square foot Watts Works Learning Center houses

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Noble scholarship offered to plumbing, HVAC students at Toronto college

May 30, 2018

Noble has donated $30,000 to fund scholarships for plumbing and HVAC students at George Brown College in Toronto, ON. The Noble Futures Award will be presented annually to four first- and second-year full-time students for the next five years, starting

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Thermostatic mixing valves

May 30, 2018 by Robert Waters

Are thermostatic mixing valves for plumbing or hydronic heating? Well it turns out they are for both. The same valve can be found in the domestic hot water supply system, as well as the control valve for a hydronic heating

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General JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ Compact, Lightweight, Great Price

May 18, 2018

The compact, lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners offers a great way to clear grease, sand and ice clogs – at a great price! Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, the Mini-Jet is a great (and small) investment.

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Beyond aesthetics

May 17, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Accessible home design fuels an evolution of the kitchen for homeowners and of installation practices for plumbing contractors.

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Viega PureFlow® System

May 15, 2018

This PureFlow PEX is more than meets the eye. It’s been specially designed for commercial and residential builders. The system installs in a fraction of the time compared to alternatives. It’s reliable. The incredibly ef­ficient. A modern feat of German

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JG ProLock: Design Meets Technology

May 15, 2018

With advanced thermoplastic material for extreme conditions, and connecting to copper, PEX and CPVC, JG ProLock is the most durable, versatile fitting on the market. ProLock was designed to help professionals with all kinds of jobs – it’s code-approved in

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CIPH welcomes new PMAC program manager

April 27, 2018

Akshay Sharma has joined the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as program manager for the Plumbing and Mechanical Advisory Council (PMAC). Sharma will assist in managing, coordinating, planning and providing support to the council on projects. “We are

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Ottawa backflow prevention program in effect

April 27, 2018

Ottawa has rolled out a backflow prevention program to prevent contaminated water from buildings entering the city’s drinking water system. Under by-law number 2013-360, the program came into effect January 1, 2018 and is scheduled to roll out over a

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Skills Canada National Competition heads to Edmonton

April 25, 2018

Over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions, representing six sectors, will take place at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). SCNC will be held from June 4 to 5, 2018 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, AB. It

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Mueller acquires Ontario manufacturer to grow product offering

April 17, 2018

Mueller industries has acquired Ontario-based manufacturer Die-Mold Tool Limited to grow its flow control product offering in the area of pressure plastics. Die-Mold Tool is a manufacturer of plastic PEX and plumbing-related fittings, as well as plastic injection tooling. Mueller

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Manitoba health-care facilities receive funding for HVAC, pump upgrades

March 29, 2018

The Manitoba government has approved over 120 health-care facility maintenance projects across the province, totaling nearly $30 million in funding. Projects include: Mould remediation in the medical records archive room at the Thompson General Hospital in Thompson, MB, as well

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Rough & Concrete Floor Installation Box

March 15, 2018


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Today’s the day: associations encourage nationwide participation in World Plumbing Day

March 11, 2018

World Plumbing Day is here, and there are myriad ways to participate in this effort to increase awareness about the role of plumbing in health and safety. The Canadian Institute for Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association

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New products, trends and technology at Interior Design Show Toronto

March 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto celebrated its 20th year with a look to the future. The showcase theme Future Forward focused on elements of design that have contributed to an evolution of the architectural and design industry. In the plumbing

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Mobile Apps Make Better Leaders

March 8, 2018

By Jillian Morgan Killer leadership apps were the focus of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region Business Meeting. The meeting was held on January 31, 2018 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, ON. Speaker Beth

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Lead Free Press Valves from Jomar

March 7, 2018


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March 6, 2018 by Robert Waters

In today’s modern world, maintaining the supply of safe, clean drinking water can be challenging with so many potential chemical contaminants. In addition, there are many different ways that potable water systems can be cross connected with other systems. Regulated

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New Solar Faucets and Flush Valves

March 1, 2018


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California pipe repair company builds new plant in Ontario

February 28, 2018

Nu Flow Technologies has built a 38,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Toronto, ON in response to growth, according to the pipe system repair company. The plant includes a research and development laboratory, a metal fabrication shop, painting facilities and

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Visit HPAC at CMPX for your chance to win a flameless press technology system

February 20, 2018

Stop by HPAC’s booth at the top of the escalator on March 21 (opening day) for your chance to win Viega’s flameless press technology system. It reduces installation time and enables installers to make press connections in difficult-to-reach areas and

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Interior Design Show Toronto focuses on the future

February 17, 2018

Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto celebrated its 20th year with a look to the future. The showcase theme Future Forward focused on elements of design that have contributed to an evolution of the architectural and design industry. In the plumbing

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Gerber’s New Viper Toilet: High Performing and Water Efficient

January 26, 2018

Gerber’s new WaterSense® approved Viper® 1.0 toilet is easy to install, and can withstand the rigors of high flushing demand while saving thousands of gallons of water each year. Water conservation without sacrificing performance. Learn More

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Electric Eel Model D-5 Drain and Sewer Cleaning Machine

January 26, 2018

The Electric Eel Model D-5 Drain and Sewer Cleaning Machine is a continuous cable drum machine for cleaning 3”-10” diameter lines up to 100 ft. The high density polyethylene drum and belt guard will not rust or dent and holds up to

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General’s Speedrooter XL® Blends Long-Distance, Clog-Busting Power With Easy Drum Changes

January 26, 2018

Bust through stubborn stoppages in long lines with rugged, easy-to-maneuver Speedrooter XL® from General Pipe Cleaners. The Speedrooter XL’s powerful 3/4 hp motor drives the Flexicore cable down the line to clear 3″ to 10″ lines up to 200 feet

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Wilo USA and Weil Pump join ASPE as affiliate sponsors

January 16, 2018

Wilo USA and Weil Pump have signed on as American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) affiliate sponsors for 2018. Headquartered in Cedarburg, WI, Weil Pump designs and manufactures centrifugal pumps for construction, industrial, commercial, and municipal applications. Wilo acquired Weil

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Uponor to work with plumber network to leverage connected device

January 10, 2018

Uponor has announced the Uponor Pro Squad, a network of plumbers and water specialists interested in leveraging the intelligent water technology of Phyn Plus, smart water assistant + shutoff, to grow their businesses. Phyn was formed in 2016 as a

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Atco enters contract to service armed forces sites in Canadian North

January 8, 2018

Atco has been selected to provide facility maintenance and support services at Canadian Armed Forces sites in the Northwest, Yukon and Nunavut Territories. Under the contract, Atco will provide facility inspection, maintenance and repair, new construction and upgrades, trade services

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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by Kerry Turner

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place. The AHR Expo seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one-