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The case for stainless steel water heater tanks

March 21, 2017 by Robert Waters

Despite the higher price tag, stainless steel water heater tanks are often more cost effective when lifecycle costs are compared and should be presented as such. Domestic water heating appliances are the real foot soldiers of the mechanical world. They

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Grease management: Pitfalls to avoid

March 20, 2017 by Andrew Bird

As unpleasant and challenging to work with as they are, grease interceptors are a necessary and vital part of the plumbing system for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. The professional contractor has a number of roles to play in this

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CIPH expands reach of CareerTap program

March 1, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is partnering with the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) as a part of a long-term strategic plan aimed at students to raise awareness about the wide-ranging careers in the plumbing and

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New codes, regulations and policies change landscape for mechanical industry

February 17, 2017 by Robert Waters

The HVAC and plumbing industry in Canada is in for some profound changes with the coming wave of new building codes, policies and regulations. All levels of government–federal, provincial and municipal–are pushing hard to go green and reduce the impact

Product Plumbing

New EVERLOC+ Fitting System from REHAU

February 10, 2017

Plumb up to 3x faster and 4x more securely with the new REHAU EVERLOC+TM compression-sleeve fitting system. Designed for use with RAUPEX® pipe, EVERLOC+ features polymer and lead-free brass fittings, PEXa sleeves and a tool powered by DEWALT®. Click to

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New Reducer & Union Fittings from Viega

February 9, 2017

Twelve new P x P reducer and P x FPT union options are available for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for schedule 5 to schedule 40 carbon steel piping systems in sizes 1/2″ to 2″. For more info  

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Saniflo Certified Installer Program

February 9, 2017

Saniflo offers a free, in-person Certified Installer Program to provide accreditation and increase employment opportunities for plumbers and contractors nationwide. The Certified Installer Program provides product installation training on the company’s range of macerating and grinding upflush toilet systems, as

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

February 9, 2017

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! Clear small lines, clogged sinks, and laundry drains from 1-1/2″ to 3″ in diameter with

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Make Waves in Vegas winners

February 9, 2017

Twenty contractors from across Canada headed to Vegas last month after winning the Weil-McLain Canada Make Waves in Vegas promotion. Winners, who were drawn from promotion entries for qualifying Weil-McLain boilers purchased between September 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016,

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New firms and new lines in distribution news

January 31, 2017

>> Ryan vanDyk has established True North HVAC and Hydronics Sales and Marketing firm, which represents Haier Ductless in Canada; Smart Electric in Canada; Morden National Products including Utica Boilers, Olsen Oil Furnaces, Summit Coils and Seek Thermal in southwestern

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Challenges ahead for globalization

January 27, 2017

  Ottawa’s political landscape, the Young Executive Society (YES) and awards honouring member achievements were among highlights of The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region Business Meeting and luncheon, held January 19 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

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Anderson of Lisi Mechanical wins HPAC’s Tool Take Away contest

January 18, 2017

ABOUT THE SHOW The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) held its second Canadian Hydronics Conference in conjunction with the CIPHEX West 2016 trade show, November 2-3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The popular conference featured 11 hours of advanced hydronics training

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VandeWiel promoted to CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions

January 13, 2017

Wil VandeWiel has been promoted to chief executive officer of Taco Comfort Solutions. He joined the 96-year-old privately held company in December 2014, in the position of president and chief operating officer. A native of the Netherlands who is an

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Alberta adopts National Plumbing Code without variation

January 6, 2017

The National Plumbing Code 2015 came into force on January 1, 2017 and is applicable throughout the Province of Alberta. There are no Alberta specific technical variations or changes to the NPC 2015. The Plumbing Code Regulation that adopts the

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We need thermal storage tanks with lower standby loss

December 19, 2016 by John Siegenthaler

Thermal storage tanks play an important role in several types of hydronic heating and cooling systems. This is especially true of systems with renewable energy heat sources such as solar thermal collectors, heat pumps, or biomass boilers. The most common

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In it for the long haul

December 16, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

A Canadian has landed in the Guinness World Records as the oldest actively employed plumber, and at 92 years old, Lorne Figley of Saskatoon, SK has no intention of laying down his wrench any time soon. It was Figley’s daughter,

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Viega Extended No-Stop Couplings

November 28, 2016

Viega offers six new, extended no-stop coupling options for the Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems for joining schedule 5 to schedule 40 black iron pipe in sizes 1/2″ to 2″. The Viega MegaPress system uses modern cold press connections for

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Vancouver Aquarium recipient of CIPH National Water Wise Award

November 10, 2016

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) awarded the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre with its National Water Wise Award at CIPHEX West in Vancouver, BC. The award recognizes the Aquarium’s longstanding commitment to aquatic life conservation, education, research

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World Toilet Day raises awareness of sanitation shortfalls

November 9, 2016

World Toilet Day is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future –

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Watts expands commercial water heater holdings

November 7, 2016

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has acquired PVI Industries. PVI is a manufacturer of engineer-specified plumbing and heating equipment for new construction and building retrofits. Its solutions utilize gas, oil, electric, steam, and hot water or combinations of energies in storage

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Innovative products in the spotlight at CIPHEX West

November 5, 2016

Winners of the New Product Competition at CIPHEX West are: Sunrise Tradex Corporation, The Mini: Movable Split Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Viessmann Manufacuring Company, Vitosol FM, Alternative Energy (Solar, Geothermal, etc.): tekmar Control Systems (A Watts Brand), WiFi

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
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Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction Codes

November 4, 2016

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2016 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications: National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC), and National Energy Code

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Technology exists to move Canada closer to the European average water usage, the only obstacle is ourselves

October 26, 2016 by Steve Goldie

“Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” It has been 40 years since I first read these words in my high school English class and for some reason

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Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016

October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.

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Saving big with little changes

October 21, 2016 by Jon Gustafson

Professionals looking to boost water conservation often set their sights on the biggest — and often most expensive — water-using equipment in a facility. But while big-ticket items are an important part of overall conservation, there is a lot to

CIPHEX West
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Trade show features full conference program, including hydronics

October 21, 2016 by HPAC Magazine

In addition to 30,000 square feet of exhibits, CIPHEX West trade show will also feature a full conference program, new product showcase, the Canadian Hydronics Conference and the new Executive Summit. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, CIPHEX West is

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Noble draws a crowd

October 21, 2016

It was standing room only for the basic furnace performance testing seminar, one of five complimentary educational sessions held during Noble’s 2016 BIG Tuesday Heating Show held on October 4 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. just north of Toronto

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Solar thermal runs hot and cold

October 17, 2016 by Robert Waters

Having been involved with the solar water heating (SWH) industry since the early 1980s, I can tell you that it has faced many challenges. A look at its history in Canada reveals that SWH has been on a roller coaster

Aquatech Sales and Marketing
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Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. shores up its inside sales and support

October 7, 2016

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. is expanding its inside sales and technical support starting with the hiring of Ron McAvoy. McAvoy has joined the team as a technical support representative. He was most recently on the trade side of the business

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Bélanger celebrates 50 years

October 6, 2016

The Québec-based faucets and plumbing fixtures designer and manufacturer Bélanger-UPT proudly is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. Founded by Gérald Bélanger in 1966, the company introduced its first line of faucets in 1986. It was purchased by Keeney Manufacturing,