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Would You Rather: Spiders/Bugs/Roaches, Rats or Mice, or Snakes?! – Plumbing Perspective

Okay, let’s not get out of control here. The pic below (and on the homepage) was taken at my nephew’s work. He opened a crate, which was delivered from Taiwan, and out jumped this huntsman spider, alive! YIKES! We thought it would be fun to ask some of our contracting friends what would they rather […]

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Hub Spotlight: Germaine Nelson—Turnin’ Wrenches in the Nation’s Capitol – Plumbing Perspective

Back in the day he was known as DJ Reggie Nell, and he could spin records with the best of ’em. A former DJ while working in the trades, Germaine Nelson, president, Capitol Plumbing & Heating, Bowie, Md., now is a full-service residential plumbing OG, specializing in water heaters, waste and venting for the surrounding […]

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Virtual/Simulation Training the Next Cog in the Evolution of Training – Plumbing Perspective

Virtual and simulation training isn’t necessarily new to the industry but its acceptance has been met with intrigue, and trepidation. But to say that this is the future of training? Not so fast. The consensus thoughts regarding this type of training is that will never replace in-person or on-the-job training, but it will become a […]

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Trade Shows Are Dying? Design & Construction Week Squashes that Notion – Plumbing Perspective

Running into friends while enjoying the Vegas nightlife. If last month’s attendance during the IBS/KBIS Show in Vegas is any sort of indicator for anything, in-person trade shows are still thriving. We’re hearing that this was the most attended show of the past 15 years. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), more […]

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Coffee With Caleffi LIVE at AHR: Charting the Course for Lifelong Learning – Plumbing Perspective

Register to Win: Register for free and join us to receive your limited edition Caleffi Gold Standard camo hat.(Limit one per registrant, while supplies last.) Simply show your digital or printed ticket after the Coffee with Caleffi LIVE session. All attendees of Caleffi LIVE events qualify for an opportunity to WIN one-of-a-kind custom sculpture by Bob “Hot Rod” […]

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Huge Commercial Heating System Retrofit!

The Hub is on the road in Missoula, Montana for five days to pipe up 1.2M Btu’s of hot water heating for a 45+n unit condo property. The Hub’s Eric Aune joins the Mickelson Plumbing crew for an intense but fun project in this episode of our ‘Hub On The Road’ series. In this video […]

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Hub on the Road: Lambeau Field – Plumbing Perspective

Frozen Tundra no longer. Mechanical Hub’s Hub on the Road series takes us to Lambeau Field. Lambeau’s mechanical contracting partner, Tweet/Garot, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Lambeau’s mechanical room, which serves as the epicenter for snowmelt, field heat, and HVAC, as well as its prefabrication facility in Wrightstown, Wis. Source link

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Watts Opens New Learning Center in Texas – Plumbing Perspective

The latest and largest of the Watts Works Learning Centers, now with 200+ employees, is now opened in Ft. Worth, Texas. The 250,000-sq.-ft. facility—customized for broad training purposes, administration, and manufacturing— joins several other Watts Works Learning Centers across North America. In addition to a working mechanical room with pressurized water lab, the facility includes […]

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To Consolidate or Not to Consolidate?

Viessmann and Carrier align; Uponor rebuffs Aliaxis. Are we seeing a renewed “trend” toward consolidation in the PHVAC industy? Inflation, fuel prices, war, supply chain, electrification, and economy woes are all factors for potential wholesale changes. Over the past month, there has been heavy movement in the industry to suggest such a thing. In a […]

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Tank vs Tankless? Busting Tankless Myths

After nearly 25 years in the plumbing & heating industry I can say with confidence I’ve heard just about all there is to say about tankless, right or wrong…most of it wrong! In this video I go over 8 separate myths that are commonly said about tankless. With each myth I give facts and opinions […]

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American Plumber Stories in Iowa for Signing Day & Build My Future Event – Plumbing Perspective

Eric Aune with Mechanical Hub joins American Plumber Stories for a “Signing Day” special at the Build My Future event, hosted by the Iowa Skilled Trades. Take a look at the exhibitors and the hands-on experiences offered for students considering a career in the trades. Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, also presents at the celebration and […]