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“OK Google, Find me a Plumber”

Nick B

Voice commands are the future.  You can talk to just about everything in your home, from your TV to your Toilet.  While we might have made a joke or two about it, these kinds of technologies are only growing in popularity.  Google Assistant is the virtual helper built into most Android phones, re…

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10-Day-Old Puppy SAVED from HVAC Vent

Nick B

Earlier this month in Aurora, Colorado a little, 10-day-old puppy was lost in an HVAC vent of his home.  Confused in the darkness of a vent in a world it had only just came into, this was not a good spot for him.  Having gotten himself into this situation during the middle of the night, he spent…

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Meet the Taco Family – Made in America

Nick B

Taco Comfort Solutions is an almost 100 year old heating-cooling-plumbing products company based out of Rhode Island.  Making a name for themselves through their innovative pumps, Taco has seen tremendous growth throughout its lifetime.  Through those years of development and change Taco has alwa…

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10 Smart Appliances for your Smart Home

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As we work our way through 2018 most of us have seen a major revolution.  There are smart products in, and around the home that have allowed us to get things done even quicker.  From items that help save you water to other things in the home, several of these products have become life-changers.  …

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The Green River: From Plumbing Disaster to Yearly Tradition

Nick B

Do you like St. Patrick's Day?  Do you like watching the news?  Are you a fan of water being a color it usually isn't?  If you said yes to any of these questions then you probably already know about the yearly tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day, but did you know tha…

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The Beast from the East Can’t Stop Band of Builders

Nick B

Sadie Jenkins is a two year old toddler from the UK who has already had to overcome a variety of obstacles in her life.  At birth she faced a range of complications that left her hospital bound for 10 months.  After all that, Sadie finally was able to come home, but still required special care an…

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Out of Retirement: Mario’s Back to Plumbing

Nick B

6 months ago the plumbing community saw a true legend hang up his coveralls.  With an update to his official profile, Nintendo announced that Mario had retired from plumbing.  Well (as you may have seen in the title of this post) he's back in the business!  With another update to his official pro…

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How To Replace Your Window AC Unit With A Mini-Split In Just 5 Steps!

Nick B

Window AC units can be annoying.  You have to take them in and out every year, they never seal right, and birds poop all over them (at least that's the case with mine).  A mini-split system seems like a good solution, but going through the process of replacing what you have with one seems way too …

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Toilet Troubles Ground Plane of Plumbers

Nick B

If you ever found yourself surrounded by seven dozen plumbers you would at the very least feel comfortable that there wouldn't be any plumbing problems, right?  Well unfortunately for the passengers of a Norwegian Air Shuttle flight earlier this year, that was not the case.  Soon after takeoff an …

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Ever Been Paid Via Painting?

Nick B

On February 1st an almost 460 year old painting will be put up for auction in New York and it can be yours for a cool $2-3 million.  How does this relate to plumbing and the trades?  Well the painting, "Saint Margaret" by 16th century artist Titian, was given to John Embry, the royal plumber of Ki…

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Want to Talk to your Toilet?

Nick B

Have you ever found yourself standing in your bathroom thinking, "I really wish I could talk to my toilet"?  I would like to think that we all have been there and now, thanks to the bright minds at Kohler, we can!  Earlier this month they chose the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unvei…

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Thief Steals Church’s A/C Unit, Contractors Save the Day

Nick B

Earlier this year a Colorado's church was the target of thieves.  They didn't steal money, small valuables, or computers, but instead targeted the A/C unit.  The intercity ministry, known for their community outreach programs, was unable to shoulder the financial burden of replacing the stolen bu…

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