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Quebec moves to harmonize energy efficiency regs

July 25, 2016

On July 13, 2016, the Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources tabled a draft regulation to replace the existing Regulation respecting the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. The draft regulation is published in the Gazette officielle du

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PEX fitting standards now reference low-lead requirements

July 24, 2016

A number of the PEX product standards by the CSA Group have been updated to reference the low-lead requirements in NSF 372 (no more than a weighted average content of 0.25 per cent on wetted surfaces). Some of the common

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Flushmate III pressure assisted flushing system recall expanded

July 18, 2016

Health Canada has expanded the recall for the Series 503 Flushmate III pressure-assisted flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The expanded recall affects systems manufactured from July 2009 through April 2011. Previously recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 through

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Universal NuFit

July 14, 2016

The Universal NuFit corrosion resistant bathtub drain cover from Watco Manufacturing is available in nine finishes and features a high flow grid strainer to prevent hair clogs. It is available with foot actuation (toe touch) and push pull stoppers. www.universalnufit.com

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Plumbers Supply moves to larger digs

July 13, 2016

Plumbers Supply recently moved into its new store environment in Pickering, ON. The facility, which is four times as large as the old space in nearby Ajax,  is located at 900 Brock Road, three blocks south of Highway 401 on

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Serenity and Symphony shower drain system

July 12, 2016

The Serenity and Symphony shower drain system from OS&B are available in four-inch by four-inch square or four-inch round top. They feature solid brass construction and a removable grate for cleaning. Bases are available in ABS, PVC, brass or cast

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Electric Eel Ecam ACE 2 pipeline inspection camera

July 8, 2016

The Electric Eel Ecam ACE 2 pipeline inspection camera system from IPS is compact and durable. The ACE 2 features one-touch USB recording, an onscreen footage counter, a wheel kit for transportation and a heavy-duty screen cover. It has a

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IKON apron front, single bowl sink

July 5, 2016

The IKON apron front, single bowl sink from Blanco, is made of Silgranit, a natural granite composite material. The sink is available in three colours and is heat resistant up to 536F. The 30-inch apron front single bowl has a

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Bill Palamar named chairman at the CIPH AGM

July 5, 2016

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) held its 84th annual general meeting (AGM) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel during its annual business conference (ABC) in Banff, AB on June 26 to June 28. At the meeting, Weil-McLain

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City of Toronto’s online tool allows residents to track water usage

June 30, 2016

The City of Toronto offers an online tool for residents to track their water usage. Residents can access the tool at MyWaterToronto by entering their utility account information, and can view their water use by day, week, month or year. Users

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Canplas celebrates 50 years

June 30, 2016

    Canplas turns 50 years old this year. The company will celebrate this milestone in September. Barrie, ON based Canplas is a manufacturer of thermoplastic products for the plumbing, vacuum and ventilation markets.

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EC-1-DV series mini condensate removal pump

June 29, 2016

Little Giant’s EC-1-DV series mini condensate removal pump from Franklin Electric Co., Inc. provides multi-voltage operation from one unit. It is designed to operate on common residential and commercial voltages of 115V, 208V and 230V single phase. The EC-1-DV features

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DEMD-611LF thermostatic electronic faucet

June 20, 2016

The DEMD-611LF thermostatic electronic faucet from Delta offers hands-free on/off activation. It features a mixing handle to adjust temperature when desired, a chrome finish and a 15 second maximum run time. It has an integrated thermostatic mixing valve and infrared

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System Solution for Saturated Steam

June 15, 2016

The System Solution for Saturated Steam from Victaulic, is a grooved piping system for commercial and industrial steam applications. It is available in two to eight inch sizes and features the Style 870 rigid coupling and a full line of

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Woodford Model 19

June 13, 2016

The Woodford Model 19 freezeless, anti-burst residential wall faucet features a pressure relief valve. It has a stainless steal seat, standard O size seat washer and EPDM packing to prevent leaking. www.woodfordmfg.com  

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AER-DEC integrated sink

June 9, 2016

The AER-DEC integrated sink from Sloan is a soap dispenser, faucet, hand dryer and sink basin touch free system. The basin is customizable in terms of size, configuration, mounting and colour, and features three touch-free stations. The faucet uses active infrared

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ProPEX ASTM F1960 expansion fittings

June 7, 2016

Uponor PEX pipe and ProPEX ASTM F1960 expansion fittings are available in 2 ½-inch and three-inch sizes. The pipe offering includes Uponor AquaPEX for potable-plumbing applications and Wirsbo hPEX oxygen-barrier pipe for hydronic heating and cooling applications. It is available

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Record number of competitors head to skills competition

June 3, 2016

Sixty-eight Ontario students will be heading to the Skills Canada National Competition that is being held in Moncton, NB on June 5-8, 2016. This is the largest group of skilled students the province has sent to the national skills competition

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PHIX Cartridge

May 30, 2016

The PHIX Cartridge from Zurn is a solution for neutralizing acidic wastewater. It is installed under the sink and is suited to applications such as school laboratories, healthcare facilities, maintenance and commercial rinse sinks. It features an under-sink point of

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NIBCO expands valve offering with Webstone purchase

May 30, 2016

NIBCO Inc. has acquired the valve assets of Webstone Company, Inc. The transaction was finalized on May 23, 2016. The new business unit is named, “Webstone, a brand of NIBCO.” “The acquisition will complement and enhance existing efforts NIBCO has

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Boshart Valves

May 29, 2016

Boshart Industries offers valves for both plumbing and heating including ball valves, gate valves, mini ball valves, sediment faucets and wall hydrants, supply stop and other low pressure valves. The product line includes stainless steel, no lead brass, brass, chrome

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Sheridan skilled trades programs and women are benefactors of labour union and beverage manufacturer scholarships

May 26, 2016

Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and the Canadian labour union Unifor are providing 15 new $2000 scholarships for women enrolled in Sheridan College’s skilled trades programs. The announcement was made on May 25 at Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design

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Smart water conservation focus of Uponor partnership

May 25, 2016

Uponor Corporation has announced the formation of Phyn, a new partnership with Belkin International. Phyn will create an intelligent water solution designed to protect family homes and businesses from leak damage and improve water conservation with automated and anticipatory controls.

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Viega FostaPEX

May 25, 2016

Viega FostaPEX form-stable, multi-layered tubing is for plumbing and radiant heating applications. It pairs the flexibility of PEX and the stability of rigid piping, and has a low coefficient of expansion. Design temperatures and pressure ratings are 100 psi at

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Event highlights sustainable building products

May 21, 2016

On May 18, Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) hosted a product knowledge forum at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto, ON. The event, entitled Innovative Ontario Solutions for Energy, attracted roughly 50 attendees and featured presentations on five Ontario-based sustainable building

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Viega MegaPress® System

May 16, 2016

With Viega MegaPress, installers save time and labour by making secure black iron pipe connections in less than seven seconds with no heavy equipment or cutting oils. The patented Viega Smart Connect® feature helps installers identify unpressed connections easily during

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Model DRZ with Variable Speed Feed

May 16, 2016

The new Model DRZ power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners offers a quick, clean way to clear clogged sink, tub and laundry drains in 1-1/4″ to 3″ lines. Weighing just 30 lbs., the light and powerful machine features a

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Jomar lead free press valves are available in ½” – 4″.

May 16, 2016

¼ Turn, Lever operated, dezincification resistant, forged lead free brass ball valve.  Full port, blow out proof design.  Made in Italy and 100% factory tested.  Triple stem seal with two viton o-rings and a teflon seal allow the Jomar press

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Everything including kitchen sinks and faucets

May 12, 2016 by HPAC Magazine

Out with the ornate and in with the industrial, or at least this holds true when it comes to modern trends in kitchen design. Exposed wooden beams, exposed brick and exposed pipes are in – a tribute to the 19th

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Hot Water Made To Order

May 11, 2016 by ROB WATERS

At one time, selecting a water heater was a fairly simple process. There were not a lot of options to choose from; you got a tank type water heater, which was either gas or oil fired, or electric. The water