Archive for Plumbing’ Category

Irish Plumbing
Nov

1

2016

Irish Plumbing

  I love traveling. Our most recent trip took us to Dublin, Ireland with Peirce Phelps, one of our largest vendors. They do a spectacular job of treating their customers to wonderful trips and events. This one was no exception. When I travel, I love taking pictures of beautiful vistas, historic sites and yes…..weird plumbing and HVAC stuff.   The stainless steel “pee wall” picture…

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Water Heater changes that will affect your wallet
Feb

22

2015

Water Heater changes that will affect your wallet

On April 16, 2015, there will be significant updates to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). These new requirements call for higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil and tank-less gas water heaters to help reduce energy usage. Unfortunately, this also means additional headaches for consumers and…

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Jul

26

2014

We do plumbing you know!

It amazes that despite our advertising on our vehicles, website, yellow pages, internet sites, radio, TV, etc., people still don’t know we have a full-service plumbing division.  GOOD service plumbers are hard to find and we have several Good Guys working for us, as well as a bunch of residential and commercial plumbers skilled in installing a variety of systems in homes and commercial buildings….

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Ireland Post #3 – Plumbing
Jul

19

2014

Ireland Post #3 – Plumbing

If you’re getting tired of reading about and seeing pictures from my trip to Ireland, this is the last then I slide back into reality again. I thought I would add some pictures of various types of plumbing I encountered while on vacation. Since we spent a fair amount of time in pubs (which is what you do there), many of my photos originate from…

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Jun

7

2014

Water heaters – tank vs tankless

“My water is dead, what are my options?”  This is a questions we receive often since the average lifespan of a standard water heater is generally 8-10 years.  Soft water and regular tank draining can extend that life several years but, they don’t last forever. So, what are the options. In most cases, if you don’t have natural gas or propane, the replacement is generally…

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