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The Hardest Part of Climbing Mt. Everest Just Got Easier…Thanks to a Toilet

Gregory

The peak of Mt. Everest is 8,848 meters to the top. That's quite a climb, even for the most experienced mountaineer. The trek takes months, with  climbers facing extreme weather conditions, icy terrain, insanely cold temperatures, and a myriad of other obstacles. But, thanks to a brand new to…

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Would You Use a Wooden Water Pipe for Plumbing?

Gregory

Everyone has their own opinion and personal preference of which tools work best for which job, but I’m sure everyone can agree that advancements in technology are definitely necessary. Could you imagine if we still used wooden pipes for plumbing? What would it be like for you to work on and repair…

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When Pigs Fly: Truffles the Pig Makes an Office Appearance

Gregory

Recently, we took our unique office mentality with allowing pets in the office to a whole new level. One of our employees brought in his pet pig, Truffles, for a visit. Suffice it to say, this impromptu meet-and-greet was a morale and productivity booster for the entire office.   &nb…

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Breaking into the Industry: Female Plumbers are on the Rise

Gregory

Plumbing is one of those trades, like construction or even being a CEO, that used to be seen as only a male-oriented job. That’s no longer the case, and female students at Victoria College’s Liberty Street Industrial Training Center in Victoria, Texas, are proving that.   When the…

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HVAC Companies Partner to Fund Repairs for a Homeowner’s Heating System

Raquel

We are partnering with HeatingHelp.com, a forum-based website for homeowners and contractors alike, to help a homeowner in need. On December 14th and 15th, 2018, contractors and businesses are donating their time and resources as a way to come together for Sterling, CT resident Michelle Leone, …

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World’s Largest Handmade Toilet Seat Museum Sold to Dallas Eatery

Gregory

For members of the plumbing world, there typically aren’t many attractions or art showcases tailored to their profession. At least not since Marcel Duchamp’s urinal sculpture “Fountain” became an icon in 1917. Perhaps that’s where Barney Smith’s muse came from for his own one-of-a-kind h…

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Trade Tuesday Promotion Finishes with Record-Breaking Sales

Gregory

Last week, we offered a 5 percent off site-wide sale for Trade Tuesday, our version of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Taking place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, customers were eligible for discounts on products from fittings to boilers and everything in between.    …

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TradeLife – A Fitting Tribute

Raquel

Plumbing, baseball, and a tightly-knit community formed the basis of a lifelong friendship. Meet Porky: a baseball fan who honored his recently deceased childhood friend, Roy, in a uniquely appropriate way. Although flushing Roy's ashes down toilets at 17 baseball stadiums and venues across the coun…

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5 Things to Know Before Installing a Shower Drain

Guest

"Be prepared" isn't just a motto for Scouts—plumbers know all too well that it pays to have a plan for every worst-case scenario. Before you begin what may seem like a simple drain replacement, brush up on the possible challenges and equip yourself appropriately so you won't be left without a work…

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In Hot Water: The Know Before You Buy Guide to Boilers

Nick B

Boilers are the most common heat source for a hydronic heating system.  They use natural gas, propane, oil, wood, or electricity to heat water or produce steam, depending on what is available.  Burning their fuel of choice, the system then circulates the heated water or steam through a network of…

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How to Replace an Anode Rod

Mark

Anode Rods Steel rusts and corrodes when exposed to water for extended periods of time.  This, along with the acidity of water, leaves water heaters vulnerable to a more rapid corrosion process and bad smelling water.   By installing an anode rod you can delay this process and extend …

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Don’t Flush Your Contacts!

Nick B

Pop quiz: you just took out your contact lenses and are ready to dispose of them.  Where do you put them, in the nice little trash can, or the toilet?  If you said toilet then you need to stop.  The toilet is not a trash can, so if it's trash, don't put it in there.  And yes, that includes cont…

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