Archive for July 2010


Uponor Predicts Reinstatement of PEX in California Plumbing Code

Posted on July 27, 2010 by John OReilly

Despite the recent repeal of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing from the California Plumbing Code, homebuilders, plumbing contractors and consumers should be heartened to know that Uponor will continue its efforts to fully reinstate PEX in the code.

Following the 45-day comment period, which ended July 19, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is evaluating a revised Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and will presumably put PEX back on the path to reinstatement into the state plumbing code.

“We are committed to giving Californians the right to choose the plumbing product that is best for them and their applications,” says Rich Houle, associate product manager, Uponor Commercial Plumbing. “We are confident our efforts, coupled with those of the CBSC and the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, will restore PEX to the state code in the near future.”

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Uponor Radiant Systems Featured in PPI Project of the Year

Posted on July 15, 2010 by John OReilly

A historical restoration project featuring more than three miles of Uponor crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for radiant and snow melt recently received the Project of the Year award in the Plumbing and Heating category from the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI).

Located in Washington, D.C., Wormley Row is a 125-year-old landmark school building turned luxury condominium complex that showcases 18,500 feet of Uponor’s Wirsbo hePEX™ and Multi-layer Composite (PEX-AL-PEX) tubing for the radiant floor heating and snow-melting systems.

“Successful renovations of high-profile structures such as Wormley Row provide an excellent showcase for the cost savings, energy efficiency, rapid installation and comfort delivered by PEX plastic pipe,” says David Kinney of LyondellBasell Industries, a multinational manufacturer of polyolefin materials.

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Click here for more information on the Wormley Row project.


Porcher® Freestanding Tubs Combine High Style with Luxury Options

Posted on July 14, 2010 by Nora DePalma

New high-style freestanding bathtubs from Porcher® range from the timelessly classic to the warmly traditional to the elegantly minimalist, while offering luxury bathing options such as old-world soaking comfort, soothing air massage, and healing light therapy.

• The Porcher® Tetsu® Slim Freestanding Bathtub and the Tetsu Wide-Deck embody a graceful and simple look reminiscent of Japanese aesthetics.

• The classically detailed Archive is inspired by the sculptural lines of 1920s English designs.

• The handsomely traditional Lutezia inflects vintage style with contemporary flair.

Each new tub coordinates with its respective suite of products for a distinctive, fully integrated bathroom design. Further style choices include decorative bases that are available for all models except the Tetsu Slim, which is intended for smaller bathrooms. All models are also available as drop-in tubs, and the Tetsu Wide-Deck can be used with deck-mounted Roman tub fillers.

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Grundfos “Pumps on Tour” Hosts Local Industrial Trade For Fun Day at the Ballpark on Chicago’s South Side

Posted on July 12, 2010 by John OReilly

The Grundfos “Pumps on Tour” — a fully equipped, mobile educational center for professionals in the residential, commercial and industrial pumping industry — visited Chicago recently, setting up on the city’s South Side at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Major League Baseball’s Chicago White Sox.

Held on June 22, the event welcomed representatives from approximately 75 local mechanical contracting and industrial companies as well as a dozen Chicago-area wholesale-distribution firms. The Chicago event was one of 48 that the “Pumps on Tour” vehicle will host in 27 different states during 2010. Through June 22, more than 2,400 people at 29 different stops had visited the 1,200-square-foot vehicle for hands-on training by Grundfos staff and the chance to experience first-hand an array of new pump products.

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American Standard Unveils Cast Iron Kitchen Sink Offerings

Posted on July 7, 2010 by Nora DePalma

Offset drains and deep bowls are among the must-have features in three new American Standar Cast Iron Sinkcast iron kitchen sinks and a cast iron island/bar sink from American Standard.

Among the new kitchen sinks from American Standard are double bowls cast iron sinks with a unique trapezoid bowl design that creates large, deep bowls for cleaning oversized pots and pans and a 16 inch by 20 inch enameled cast iron island sink with a 10 inch deep bowl makes a perfect island or prep sink, as well as glossy bar sink.

All sinks are available in the most popular colors: white heat, bisque and black.

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