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Achieving Zero Lead

Viega
The federal mandate for the use of lead-free materials in potable plumbing systems went into effect January 4, 2014. Physical properties of lead-free alloys remain an important consideration in material selection and the design and installation of lead-free plumbing fittings, valves, components and overall systems.


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A Comparison of Lead-free Copper Alloys

Nibco
For nearly two decades, NIBCO has been at the forefront of development and commercialization of lead-free potable water plumbing alloys. In fact in 1993, NIBCO was the first manufacturer to introduce a “lead-free” brass ...


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Advanced Boiler Controls

Lochinvar
In a few short years, boiler control technology has made dramatic advancements. Boiler controls have become smarter, leaping out of the dark ages and into an era of complex boiler operation. ...


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Preparing for National Lead Free Compliance

Watts
Manufacturers, Distributors, Builders, and Plumbers across the country must comply with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, affecting all potable plumbing products sold or installed in the United States. ...


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High-efficiency plumbing fixtures
ICC Evaluation service
More and more, designers, builders and even tenants are specifying resource-efficient plumbing products for new construction and renovations. Greater water efficiency is an important ...

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Taking the Lead in Low-Lead: The Benefits of Making the Switch Early
T&S Brass
T&S Brass prides itself on being an industry leader in terms of developing and providing innovative products that make dispensing water more environmentally sound and consuming it safer for everyone. ...

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Exhaust Fans and Fuel Burning Equipment
Lochinvar
Scenario: A small fast food restaurant calls for service; they are concerned about their tanktype, under-fired water heater. When it ignites, there is a flash of flame around the bottom. You inspect the installation. ...

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Simple Estimated Water Savings
AcornVac
The calculations below are intended to provide an estimated overview of water and sewage savings using vacuum flush toilets compared to conventional plumbing fixtures ...

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The Importance of Conservation
T&S Brass
From recycling scrap metal to switching from cardboard to plastic pallets, T&S Brass is continuously looking at ways to make its manufacturing process mor environmentally ...

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Lime Scale Accumulation: The Energy Thief
Lochinvar
Water is used in a wide range of commercial applications. Every day, businesses and facilities heat water to serve the needs of their customers and patrons. While restaurants, laundromats, hotels and car washes ...

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Keeping Bacteria at Bay with SANIGUARD
Leonard Valve Co.
Plumbing technology has come a long way since its inception. Mastering the control of water temperature and flow rate has evolved to helping reduce the spread of bacteria in potentially vital situations. ...

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Water Supplies & Gas Plumbing Products
BrassCraft, a  Masco company
BrassCraft®, a Masco Company, is an international corporation headquartered in Novi, Michigan with manufacturing and distribution facilities around the globe. ...

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Addressing Tepid Flow Requirements for Emergency Fixtures
Leonard Valve Co.
The term "mixing valve" can evoke some nervousness within the plumbing industry when it comes to emergency eyewash and drenchshower equipment. Many look upon mixing valves as complicated devices that can ...

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Green Plumbing & Mechanical Supplement
IAPMO
Buildings have a significant impact on the environment, human health, and the economy. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, buildings account for 39 percent of total energy use, 12 percent of total ...

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Wilkins Backflow Preventers
Wilkins, a Zurn company
Responding to various fire line installation requirements, Wilkins has established a reputation for performance and reliability. With low head loss, ease of installation and easy in line maintenance, Wilkins backflow...

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Waterproofing Custom Tiled Showers
Noble Company
As awareness about mold grows, people have become increasingly concerned and more informed about how to prevent mold and fungus. In order to grow, mold needs moisture, a food source and a place ...

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Universal Design Trends Accomodate Everyone
Moen Commercial
Ensuring that a public space can be used by everyone is the underlying goal of
Universal Design. This concept is challenging designers, architects and engineers to rethink the fundamentals while considering ...

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Engineered Solutions for Emergency Showers
Haws Corporation
Most significant changes in life encounter a certain degree of inertia before movement can be measured. So it has been with ANSI's 2004 update of the Z358.1 Standard governing emergency showers and ...
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TechData Product Specification Sheet
Viega
The Viega Internal Recirculation System is an inside lying recirculation system, which uses the supply riser to insulate the internal recirculation piping.With the Viega Internal Recirculation System, the installation ...

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AA-Size Arresters Answer Call for Water Hammer Control
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co., Inc.
In 1988, a group of building officials from the state of Wisconsin gave a bold challenge to arrester manufacturers in the plumbing industry: "We need a certified and affordable water hammer arrester ...

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Siphonic Roof Drainage System is used to Value Engineer
Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
Marshall Erdman, a Design-Build General Contractor in Madison, Wisconsin used green building strategies in order to achieve LEED "Gold" certification on their new office building. ...

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Innovative, compact piping solutions
Precision Hydronics Products
From basic hydraulic separation to full primary/secondary zoning systems, PHP provides cost-effective, spacesaving, innovative piping solutions with our new U.S. Patent Pending products. ...

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