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One for the Ages: Original Piece of Empire State Plumbing Up for Auction

One for the Ages: Original Piece of Empire State Plumbing Up for Auction

A water pump gauge, part of the original plumbing from the Empire State Building, went up for bid in February. Brian Purcell, foreman on the 1980’s retrofit of the pump room built in 1930, received the gauge as a memento from the engineering department. The gauge was from Pump No. 5, which pushed water to the top floor of the New York City landmark.  
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The Cutting-Edge: Smart Plumbers are Catching the New Wave of Plumbing Fixtures

From cellphones to text messages, technology is changing the way we do business. Master plumber and syndicated columnist Ed Del Grande offers his insight on how touchless faucets, scented toilets and wired showers can help you grow your business. >> plumbermag.com/featured


One Good Deed Deserves Another: Texas Plumber Performs Acts of Kindness

A chance meeting between a plumber and a police officer turned into a random act of kindness for an elderly Texas man.  For the past year, Shane Blackmon has been handing out $25 gift certificates to officers as a way to say “thank you” for their service. When officer Danny McWilliams saw “plumbing” on Blackmon’s truck, he told the plumber about an 85-year-old man in the neighborhood who was without water. Asked if he could stop by for an estimate, Blackmon did one better and offered to replace all the waterlines for free. >>plumbermag.com/featured


Overheard Online

“Some crisis situations are not preventable or even on the radar (like potential criminal employee activity). But by having a plan in place that covers most known problems, businesses can focus on repair activities rather than getting caught off guard without any plan or steps to follow.”

Is Your Plumbing Business Prepared for a Crisis? >> plumbermag.com/featured



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