Life's a Pitch 11 Jan 2015
How can plumbers and contractors work smarter to deliver more cost-efficient roofing solutions that add margin and put a smile on their customers’ faces? Peter Coll of interline roofing shares some valuable specification and installation ideas, that raise the important issue of pitch
Wipes Choking our Sewer Lines 04 Dec 2014
Wipes may be a great cleaning cloth, but flushable wipes could cause more mess than you originally contended with. Plumbing Connection publisher Jeff Patchell finds out just how devastating flushable wipes can be on the sewerage system.
Flushable Wipes... not so Flushable 04 Dec 2014
Manufacturers of wipes have done a great job of convincing consumers about the hygienic benefits of their products; however, those labelled as ‘flushable’ are having devastating effects on sewerage systems across the globe.
The Deal with Mates Rates 01 Dec 2014
People with trade skills are always faced with the old ‘mates rates’ dilemma, so how do you offer or not offer them without affecting relationships with family and friends? Brad Fallon explains.
A Helping Hand 01 Dec 2014
Plumbing may be dealing with lots of new codes, standards and trends, but at least with copper there’s some quick ways to stay ahead says John Fennell.
Taking on an Apprentice? Consider this... 01 Dec 2014
Employing an apprentice today is probably quite different from when you were doing your trade. David Neyle explains what you must do to prepare your business for a 21st century trainee.
Hot Water Clinic: Overcoming Common Problems 30 Nov 2014
A big part of Jon Palfrey’s role as Rheem Australia’s Training Manager involves the training of plumbers and specifiers across the southern states of the country. This regular contact with the industry means that Jon is in a suitable position to explain some of the latest water heater technologies and key water heating issues facing plumbers on a daily basis. His first column sheds light on four key areas that he regularly fields questions about.
Keeping it Fresh 30 Nov 2014
Peter Jackson discusses one of the biggest problems being discussed in New Zealand and how plumbers will play an important role in solving it.
World Plumbing Council Unveils Research Database 30 Nov 2014
The World Plumbing Council (WPC), an international organisation dedicated to developing and promoting the image and standards of the plumbing industry worldwide, is proud to announce the availability of a research database on its website.
Streamlined Convenience 30 Nov 2014
A Melbourne-based designer has developed an attractive and practical solution to the often unsightly bath and shower combo. Justin Felix reports.