Bathroom Surprise (Not the Bad Kind)

Nick B

There are plenty of plumbing related surprises out there.  People hide bathrooms behind inconspicuous doors, plumbers use "unique tricks" to finish jobs they got stuck on (see my DiWHY posts for examples of those), and children send random household items on underwater adventures down the toilet…

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5 More DIY “Fixes”

Nick B

Coming across someone else's handiwork is always an interesting experience.  Everyone does things their own way, from small personal touches to completely different approaches from start to finish.  For some, the creativity behind their methods is honestly impressive, but for most they just leave…

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5 DIY “Fixes”

Nick B

Ever find a "fix" that is more of a issue than the original problem?  Have you ever come across someone else's handiwork and wonder, "What were they thinking?"  Has that handiwork ever been your own?  Everyone makes silly mistakes that lead to ridiculously ineffective solutions to simple problem…

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“Flushable” Wipes

Nick B

  The toilet is not a trash can.  You can't just throw your garbage down there and expect nothing bad to happen.  Everyone knows that.  Also what's the point?  Every self respecting bathroom has a trashcan within arms reach of the toilet.  But what if the package specifically says…

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J.C.Penney: Your New Home for HVAC?

Nick B

When you go to J.C. Penney what do you expect to see?  Slacks, polos, shoes, and the other clothing store standards right?  Maybe some microwaves and other small appliances too.  Well soon you may be seeing HVAC systems sitting next to the tighty whities.  Following the success of adding large h…

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Wearable Tech: The Future of HVAC or Just a Fad?

Nick B

Technology is constantly evolving and becoming more and more integrated in our daily lives.  Right now you are reading this on a computer or smart phone, we drive cars that we can talk to, and even if we don't like to admit it, everyone plays on their phone while on the toilet.  One of those techn…

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Boston Business Struck by Serial Robber Posing as HVAC Worker

Nick B

It's a day like any other.  You are running the front desk at a small business in Boston at the end of December.  It's cold, the middle of the holiday season, and the daily rush of customers is hitting it's typical high.  Nothing you can't handle, but in comes a man who tells you that he's an HV…

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Spending Thousands to Save $150: A Costly Mistake

Nick B

  Ever try to cut a corner to try to save some time and money but have it blow up in your face?  Ever realize that you messed up after it is too late and all you can do is watch as it gets worse and worse?  If not, pat yourself on the back because you are thorough, hard working, and a …

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Plumbers Targets for Thieves

Nick B

Thieves can harm almost any business.  Every step is vulnerable: from the front end, stealing the end products from stores, to the back end, taking the materials needed to make the products.  Plumbing companies are especially susceptible due to the expensive, portable, and easy to pawn tools nee…

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I’m a Plumber, Ask Me Anything

Nick B

Earlier this week a 14 year veteran of the plumbing industry created an open forum on popular website, Reddit.com, asking for any and all plumbing related questions from the community.  More than 8,400 comments later, he certainly got his questions. Reddit.com is a website built around user …

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Challenge the Norms

Nick B

Meet Maryam Mutlaq.  At 41 years old, she has successfully become a licensed plumber and is currently transitioning from being a stay-at-home mom to a business owner.  Her business has a name, Challenge, a location picked out in a growing neighborhood, and a forward thinking strategy all lined up.…

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Meet Joe Jester- A Contractor Giving Back

Nick B

Joe Jester is the owner and head contractor of Jester's Waterworks in Malaga, New Jersey.  With over 30 years of experience working with wells and pumps, Joe has been pretty successful in his professional life.  While impressive in itself, that is not why we chose him to be the focus of our most r…

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