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Pipe Freezing Solutions to Avoid System Shutdown

May 26, 2020 by N-Two Cryogenic

If you have to replace a valve, tie in a new line, repair a sprinkler system, pump, or damaged lines, trust the experts to avoid shutting down the system. Liquid nitrogen is fed into a containment unit placed around the

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ASHRAE offers guidance on re-opening buildings post pandemic

May 7, 2020

“Safe operation of HVAC and building water management systems are critical components of building readiness and reopening, and ASHRAE’s resources provide a framework for developing plans in a variety of building types.”

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Addressing concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other disease transmission through wastewater

April 14, 2020 by General Pipe Cleaners

With the current world health situation, many contractors have asked us if they should be concerned about disease transmission – particularly COVID-19 – through wastewater? People have been increasingly – and understandably – anxious about the transmission of Coronavirus, HIV,

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PCL partnering with Eddy Solutions for water leak protection

March 23, 2020

The partnership involves merging Eddy Solution’s water monitoring and leak mitigation technology with PCL’s Job Site Insights cloud-based smart construction platform.

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UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product Spotlight

March 9, 2020 by HPAC Magazine

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25-27, however due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in North America and around the world, on Friday, March

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World Plumbing Day: A brief history

March 4, 2020

World Plumbing Day is March 11, revisit the history of the trade and do your part to recognize the international celebration.

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Zurn Canada Appoints Snyder Sales Group in Atlantic Canada

March 2, 2020

The Nova Scotia-based Snyder Sales Group takes over effective April 1, 2020, replacing Ancamna Sales who have been providing representation for Zurn in Atlantic Canada for the past several years.

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American Standard products play a starring role on HGTV

February 20, 2020

American Standard’s parent company, LIXIL Canada, has partnered with Corus Entertainment as the official supplier of kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures for several HGTV shows such as $ave My Reno and Family Home Overhaul.

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Hot trends, cool features

February 12, 2020 by Steve Goldie

Modern commercial washroom designs call for more inclusive spaces with luxurious and
sustainable touches.

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University of Waterloo develops new sensor for better leak protection in buildings

February 11, 2020

The new sensor is smaller than a nickel and could retail for one tenth of the price of current leak detection devices on the market.

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CIPH hosts relevance panel to discuss the future workplace

February 3, 2020

“It’s not plumbing, we’re shaping the future of water.”

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Zurn Makes Acquisition

January 29, 2020

The acquisition of Just Manufacturing takes company into the commercial stainless-steel sink market.

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Never take drainage for granted

January 5, 2020 by Steve Goldie

Using the right tools will ease the clearing of blocked drains, and you never know what you’ll find.

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Celebrating the Awareness of ‘Bad and Ugly’ Cross Connection Controls

January 3, 2020

The Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association has released the winning entries of its 2019 National Bad and Ugly Cross Connection Control photo contest.

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Viega manager headed to Rwanda after winning World Plumbing Council Scholarship

December 16, 2019

Dan Rademacher will use the $10,000 WPC Education and Training Scholarship award to travel to Rwanda to help plumbers.

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IPEX opens new California distribution centre

December 3, 2019

New facility nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.

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NIBCO acquires Milwaukee Valve

November 29, 2019

The Wisconsin-based valve manufacturer supplies products for the commercial, industrial, and Navy marine markets including ball, gate, globe, check, butterfly, high performance butterfly, specialty marine and lead-free valves.

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Powerful Sewerooter T-4™ New Mid-Size machine with More Muscle

November 21, 2019

General Pipe Cleaners’ new Sewerooter T-4™ mid-size drain cleaner packs the performance, punch, and portability to unclog 3” to 6” diameter lines up to 100 feet long.  The heavy duty 9/16″ Flexicore® cable provides more torque than traditional 1/2″ cables

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Quebec getting the lead out

October 25, 2019

Quebec will be the first province to comply with Health Canada’s new recommendations for reducing acceptable lead concentrations in drinking water.

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Fall public review of proposed changes to 2015 editions of National Building, Fire, and Plumbing codes and the National Energy Code for Buildings

September 16, 2019

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites interested parties to take part in a final opportunity for public review of the proposed changes to the 2015 editions of the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National

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Water Ram™ Clears Clogged Drains With Shock Action!

September 10, 2019

General Pipe Cleaners Kinetic Water Ram™ clears clogged drains with green power.  Just pump it up, insert in the drain, and snap the trigger.  The environmentally safe Water Ram uses compressed air to generate a shock wave that pulverizes the stoppage instantly.  The shock wave

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A. O. Smith strengthens North American Water Treatment division

September 7, 2019

A. O. Smith, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers and water treatment products, recently announced the beginning of its plans for integrating its most recent acquisition into its North American Water Treatment (NAWT) division. NAWT includes

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Canadian franchisee takes Mr. Rooter top honours

September 4, 2019

Mr. Rooter Plumbing, a Neighbourly company, recently held its annual conference in San Antonio, TX alongside Neighbourly’s 22 other service brands, where franchisees nominated and awarded top performers. Franchisee of the year, the company’s highest honour, went to Mike and Vesna

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Best practices for maintaining water flow in plumbing supply systems

September 3, 2019 by David Desjardins

Minimizing bacteria growth in plumbing supply systems has become increasingly important in the plumbing industry in recent years. This is done largely through the control of temperature and flow maintenance. Plumbing engineers, installers and facility operators are particularly concerned with

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Mifab moves forward with 68,000 sq. ft. expansion

August 26, 2019

Mifab has been a family owned manufacturer of engineered plumbing and drainage solutions since 1982, and on August 6 the company celebrated the groundbreaking for its 68,000 sq. ft. expansion in Chicago, IL. The planning for the expansion began just