Saturday, August 31, 2013

Plumber vs sales

Plumber vs sales!  What could be more beneficial for a company? How could it be better for the company reward their employees, hourly or commission? When the employee will be more interested in doing a better job? Is the company loosing money paying the employee hourly? When? And if why? Doing the job should the plumber give information about the work the owner? Is he sure his idea is the same with the sales person? Will he not damage the relation with customer? Questions. Questions.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Something to know!

News & Events

GasNetworks Fall Training Conference
GasNetworks announces it will hold its 13th Annual Heating Professionals Fall Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Lantana located in Randolph, MA.

The day-long conference will feature some of the best industry trainers and expert speakers and will focus on high efficiency natural gas heating, water heating, house control systems and installation best practices.

Preliminary sessions include such topics as hydronic heating, on-demand water heating, condensing & modulating boilers, emerging technologies and more.

Equipment manufacturers and suppliers will be on hand to display the latest in natural gas heating products and technology. A trade show and networking reception will be held at the end of the day.

Registration fee of only $65 includes: Breakfast, full conference, lunch and reception!


To register by phone: 1-877-363-8822

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GasNetworks Training Committee

The Federal Government has extended the tax credits that were due to expire until December 31, 2013. For a list of qualified equipment refer to Section 25C of the Internal Revenue Code. Because the credits were made retroactive to January 1, 2012, they can be used for qualified equipment that was installed any time after December 31, 2011. Qualified equipment includes:

Water Heaters ($300 Tax Credit)
  • Electric heat pump water heaters with an energy factor of at least 2.0
  • Natural gas, propane, or oil water heater with an energy factor of at least 0.82 or a thermal efficiency of at least 90 percent
Furnaces ($150 Tax Credit)
  • Natural gas, propane, or oil furnace with an AFUE of not less than 95
Boilers ($150 Tax Credit)
  • Natural gas, propane, or oil boiler with an AFUE of not less than 95
Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps ($300 Tax Credit)
  • Split system central air conditioner that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (16 SEER; 13 EER)
  • Packaged central air conditioner that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (14 SEER; 12 EER)
  • Split system electric heat pump that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (8.5 HSPF; 12.5 EER; 15 SEER)
  • Packaged electric heat pump that achieves the highest efficiency CEE tier as of January 1, 2009 (8.0 HSPF; 12.0 EER; 14 SEER)
Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan ($50 Tax Credit)
  • A fan used in a natural gas, propane, or oil furnace with an annual electricity use of no more than 2 percent of the total energy use of the furnace.
*For specific Tax questions, please consult your Tax Advisor

How does AFUE recalculations for modulating condensing hot water boilers affect GasNetworks 2013 rebates?
On November 19, 2012, the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) released the following notification regarding errors in the AFUE calculations of residential modulating condensing boilers. These AFUE errors affect modulating condensing boilers and does not affect non-modulating condensing boilers. AHRI is the certifying entity of the boiler industry’s efficiency ratings program and certifies all AHRI participating manufacturers’ products to the United States Department of Energy (USDoE) regulations which are based upon the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Condition Engineers (ASHRAE) test protocols.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


“Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.”
- Woody Allen

Did you hear that someone broke into our local police station and stole the toilet?
Right now the cops have nothing to go on..

I once worked with a plumber in New York City that said, 'Every time you flush your toilet you're putting food in my family's mouth'.

“If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.”
- Barry Mann

Have a good weekend!

Tank less vs water heater

This is an interesting presentation of tank-less vs water heater, pros and cons.

Suck It In, Burn It Up, Blow It Out

A tank less water heater requires a fresh-air intake to feed the flame and an exhaust line to expel combustion gases. The lines vent through an exterior wall or roof either as separate intake and exhaust pipes, or as a concentric vent in which both pipes share a single conduit (see the Rinnai vent at left). Venting requirements determine where (or if) a unit can be installed. Inconveniently located gas supply lines can force vent pipes to make too long a run, inhibiting airflow. Codes can require a minimum distance from the vent openings to a home’s windows, eliminating an otherwise ideal location. 

Cost & Consumption Comparison



capacity (gallons)


typical cost of unit

$337 (G), $312 (E)$750-$1800

average standby fuel loss

350-500 BTU/HOUR (G)
150-200 BTU/HOUR (E)

typical life expectancy

12 years20 years

approximate annual operation costs

$281 (G), $492 (E)$223

typical size (pounds; cubic inches)

320, 14,76550, 3640

3 Ways a Tank less Pays

Massive Demand: A dormitory can use 15 showers simultaneously and never run out of hot water.Vacation Homes: Why heat a tank of water all month if you’re only going to use it one weekend?Space-Saving: Sometimes water heaters are in the way—say, when installed in a rental apartment’s kitchen. A wall-mounted tank less machine frees up wasted floor space.

3 Ways It Tanks

Hot Trickles: Some heaters “sandwich” pockets of cold water when a small hot-water draw doesn't fully fire up the tank less flame.Tight Vents: Urban row houses present venting challenges—if you can’t run a short chase out the back, forget about it.Hard Water: Calcification plagues heat exchanges in hard-water areas. Residents must soak parts in vinegar or install a water softener.

After you read all the above, we want to share our opinion. In Europe the tank less is already an old technology coming on market in early '90s. The success is for both size, the manufactures and most important the consumers. In US is something relatively new. We think this will be soon your new hot water provider. No doubt about this. But anyway is your choice.


Friday, August 16, 2013

How about this!

How about to open an outside storm drain with your own body! New technology!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

strange tubs


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Old plumbing stores

Always is a pleasure to see how the plumbing was in old days.
I am sure they were really helpful for plumbers.
Better than Home Depot or other craps.


July's flowers are so beautiful. I hope you will like our pictures. And don't forget the fall is around the corner. Have you checked you sump pump? How is the water heater? I hope the main sewer line is already cleaned. If that so, enjoy the last days of the summer.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013


What faucets you have to chose for your kitchen or for your bathroom!? What brand? What design!? What material to be? Those hard questions sometimes are giving headaches. My advice is to consult the architect or the plumber. Never ask  a neighbor! He or she will confuse you. At least the architect or the plumber are the professional. They can show you the best way in choosing the faucet(s). The final decision is yours and only yours. Think that will be your faucet for at least 15-20 yrs. The only advice which I will give you is that never buy a cheap faucet. That will hurt you in the future.Have a good time in choosing a faucets.
Stainless Steel
stainless steel