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Zero or even below, the Woodford 65/67 series commercial wall hydrants will tolerate any temperatures without freezing. All drain automatically, even with a hose attached. The 67 models include an ASSE Standard 1052 approved backflow preventer connection‌and all come with Woodford quality, durability, and the ability to tolerate anything Mother Nature can throw at them.

WOODFORD 65/67 SERIES FREEZELESS WALL HYDRANTS

Model 67 Freezeless Wall Hydrant with backflow prevention The ASSE 1052 approved double check is field testable. Designed to complement modern architecture. The Model 65 offers the same features with an ASSE 1019 vacuum breaker.

RB67 Round Box Freezeless Wall Hydrant Fits through standard 6� diameter cored hole. Supplied with a ASSE 1052 approved double check backflow preventer that is field testable. Designed especially for tilt-up wall construction. Also available as the RB65 with ASSE 1019 approved vacuum breaker.

B67 Freezeless Wall Hydrant with double check backflow protection A rectangular version of our RB67, with backflow prevention. Also offered as the B65.

WOODFORD MANUFACTURING COMPANY

2121 Waynoka Road Colorado Springs, CO 80915 800.621.6032 www.woodfordmfg.com

Represented in Eastern MD by Barger & Associates 757-873-4574 Represented in Western MD by Virginia Marketing 804-569-0360 [2]

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Choose from backflow prevention (67 series) or anti-siphon vacuum breaker (65 series) hose connections.


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PHCC CONTRACTOR MAGAZINE

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Liberty Pumps 16 Rheem 5 Saniflo 7 T&S Brass 13 Viega 4 Woodford Manufacturing 2

MD PHCC - NEW MEMBERS........ Senior Editor - Diane P. Kastner Maryland PHCC Contractor Magazine is the official magazine of The Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors and is published four times annually. The Maryland PHCC does not necessarily endorse any of the companies advertising in this publication or the views of its writers. Maryland PHCC Contractor Magazine is designed and published by Blue Water Publishers, LLC. Articles and information published in this magazine may not be reproduced without written consent of The Maryland PHCC or Blue Water Publishers, LLC. The publisher cannot assume responsibility for claims made by advertisers and is not responsible for the opinions expressed by contributing authors. For more information on advertising, contact Jim Aitkins Blue Water Publishers, LLC 22727 - 161st Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272 360-805-6474 / fax: 360-805-6475 jima@bluewaterpublishers.com

Ronald W. Brossoit Principle Plumbing, Inc.

Mark J. Hannon Target Plumbing Co., Inc.

Lawrence Schumacher Lawrence Plumbing, Inc.

David Placko Franklin Electric/Little Giant

Charles L. Hibbard, Jr. C. L. Hibbard Plumbing, Heating & A/C

CONTENTS ........................... President’s Message - Katharine K. Stradley

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Invest in Training - Does Your Company Have Enough Money Set Aside?

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Congratulations 2012 Graduates of the MD PHCC Plumbing Apprenticeship School

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Calendar of Events

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Instructors Needed

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Plumbing Apprenticeship Program - Open Enrollment

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Thank You 2012 Maryland PHCC Tradeshow Exhibitors

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Maryland PHCC Introductory Membership Discount Offer & Application

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OFFICERS 2012 ............................. PRESIDENT KATHARINE K. STRADLEY WEST FRIENDSHIP, MD (410) 442-2221 (410) 442-7626 FAX FIRST VICE PRESIDENT ALBERT REED BALTIMORE, MD (410) 483-3312 (410) 866-5427 FAX SECRETARY A. DAHLE AMENDT, II BALTIMORE, MD (410) 426-3888 (410) 426-8866 FAX TREASURER FREDERICK WOLF BALTIMORE, MD (410) 327-4750 (410) 563-1611 FAX SERGEANT AT ARMS TIMOTHY FELDMAN ELKRIDGE, MD (410) 536-5700 (410) 536-5705 FAX

DIRECTORS THOMAS KELLER ELLICOTT CITY, MD (410) 203-1741 (410) 203-2638 FAX JIM BERNDT BALTIMORE, MD (410) 254-7473 (410) 256-4787 FAX STEVEN M. SCHAEFER WESTMINSTER, MD (410) 876-6825 (410) 857-0011 FAX BRUCE J. SOLOMON REISTERSTOWN, MD (410) 833- 2188 (410) 833-9023 FAX J. PAUL KINGSTON PASADENA, MD (410) 437-3888 (410) 360-7847 FAX RONALD STIEGLER ELDERSBURG, MD (410) 876-6825

APPRENTICESHIP EDUCATION COUNCIL MEMBERS ADMINISTRATIVE CHAIR A. DAHLE AMENDT, II BALTIMORE, MD (410) 426-3888 (410) 426-8866 FAX RALPH M. VITALE, SR. BALTIMORE, MD (410) 665-6262 EDGAR W. ZEPP, IV CLARKSVILLE, MD (410) 531-6712 (410) 531-5812 FAX

VERNON L. GAUSS, JR. KINGSVILLE, MD JIM BERNDT BALTIMORE, MD (410) 254-7373 (410) 256-4787 FAX STEVEN M. SCHAEFER WESTMINSTER, MD (410) 876-6825 (410) 857-0011 FAX RONALD W. STIEGLER ELDERSBURG, MD (410) 876-6825

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS WALTER L. BREWER TIMONIUM, MD

PAUL F. GOEDEKE BALTIMORE, MD

THOMAS N. EARP HANOVER, PA

RALPH M. VITALE, SR. BALTIMORE, MD

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Katharine K. Stradley

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ongratulations to the 2012 graduating class of the Maryland PHCC Apprenticeship Program! I would like to thank the instructors, the Education Council members, our Executive Director Diane Kastner, the students, their families and the sponsoring contractors for yet another successful year. As we look forward to starting a new school year, it is a good time to emphasize the importance of training our workforce. Read any trade magazine, talk to any contractor and they will tell you one of the biggest challenges we face today is finding and hiring licensed journeyman plumbers. One of the most successful ways to acquire trained professionals is to “grow” them within your company.

Reduce installation time with Viega PEX Press polymer fittings Viega PEX Press polymer fittings are the newest PEX joining system on the market, suitable for potable water and radiant applications. Viega PEX Press polymer fittings are the first and only PEX joining method to offer the patented Viega Smart Connect® feature, which helps installers easily identify unpressed connections. Viega PEX Press polymer fittings:

The Maryland PHCC Apprenticeship Program is a great way to supplement your on the job training. Just two nights a week your apprentice can be learning the code, studying formulas and theories, understanding the importance of safety regulations, getting backflow certification, gas code certification and much more. After four years your apprentice will be more than prepared to take the journeyman test. He or she will have all the tools and confidence needed to take the next step in becoming a licensed journey plumber. And you can have the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to the success of your employee’s career while his knowledge and training contributes to the success of your company. So the next time you are tempted to complain about the lack of licensed techs in our trade, step up and become part of the solution, support the Maryland PHCC Apprenticeship Program!

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The Rheem SPIDERfire is the perfect solution for many restaurants, schools, hotels and laundromats. It offers a highly efficient way

Benefits of the American-Made Rheem SPIDERfire:

of producing large volumes of hot water and is sure to take a bite out of fuel costs.

Product Flexibility • Six ultra high efficiency

Advantages of partnering with Rheem go beyond access to the innovative SPIDERfire. Our full line of reliable and efficient water heating solutions ensures you get the product you need to get the job done. You can trust Rheem to get the practical, hands-on training and education you need to be successful. Contact your local

100-gallon models • Operates on natural gas or LP • Single-pipe power vented or two-pipe power direct vented High Performance • 95% thermal efficiency • Unique multi-pass heat transfer system

Rheem distributor today to learn how to enroll

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Easy Install and Service • Narrow diameter and modest height fits into tight spaces • Eye-level LCD scrollable electronic

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For more information, visit us online at www.Rheem.com/spiderfire Rheem offers a complete line of innovative water heaters for residential and commercial applications.

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Invest in Training

By: John Zink

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oes your company have money in the budget for training?

Most business owners know that training and continual education are the keys to maintaining and growing a successful business. So why do so few companies budget funds for use on educational programs? According to the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Contractor Survey, just 37% of contractors have an annual budget for attending educational conferences and seminars. Of the companies that did have money budgeted for seminars, the average dollar amount budgeted per year was a little over $5,000. Does $5,000 sound like too much money to set aside for education purposes? Here is a helpful question to consider: What kind of financial commitment are you willing to make to ensure that your child is successful? Take college costs as an example. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees at a private college for a student (or their parents) is about $20,000 per year. Consider your position as a business owner. You are the “parent” of your company. You are looking out for its well being, its growth & development and looking to make it as successful as possible. Ultimately, you are also looking for this “child” to take care of you when you retire. Parents work hard to get their children into colleges because they know that the additional training will help their

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children to be more successful. Some parents sacrifice everything and go deep into debt to make sure that their children get just an opportunity to attend school--without any assurance that their child will get a good job and succeed in life. Now consider your company; your “child.” That child already has already found an excellent job: providing you and your employees with a paycheck and a great way to make a livelihood. It is managing to do this using only the skills it has--whatever your employees already know. Would you tell your own child that you refuse to help them get an education? It’s not a hard choice to invest money on training that will help you and your employees to learn new skills, methods, tips and tricks that will help you get things done more efficiently at less cost with fewer headaches. Remember, with every dollar spent on training, you are helping your “child” to grow and get better at its job: providing for you! The year is winding down and many companies are preparing budgets for next year. This year be sure to include a training and education line item in your budget. The information you or an employee can pick up at a single seminar or training course can end up making an enormous difference in your “child’s” success. This information is brought to you by the PHCC Educational Foundation .


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Congratulations 2012 Graduates

Maryland PHCC Plumbing Apprenticeship School

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he Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Plumbing apprenticeship graduation ceremonies were held May 1, 2012 at the Essex Community College in Baltimore County. Graduates awarded diplomas for successfully completing the four year program at Essex Community College: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Matthew Bowman sponsored by Aqua Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Alexander M. Brandau sponsored by J. B. Hayes, Inc. Matthew Crawford sponsored by Blue Dot of Maryland, Inc. Joseph Culver sponsored by L. J. Brossoit & Sons, Inc. James E. Davis sponsored by Complete HVAC Services, Inc. Tony DeLuca sponsored by L. J. Brossoit & Sons, Inc. Ryan Green sponsored by Ryco Associates, Inc. Carl Haugan sponsored by Chilmar Corporation Christopher Johnson sponsored by World Wide Corporation Mark Johnson sponsored by World Wide Corporation Carlos Lanza sponsored by Miller Mechanical Robert Ruth sponsored by G. H. Nitzel, Inc. George Webb sponsored by Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corporation Scott Wilson sponsored by Blue Dot of Maryland, Inc.

Each graduate receives 24 Continuing Education Credits awarded by the Essex Community College. Backflow Certificates were awarded to the graduates for their successful completion of the 32 hour Backflow Certification course. The Maryland State Board of Plumbing requires the successful completion of a 32 hour Backflow course as a pre requisite for the journey examination. Special recognition to father and son Mark and Christopher Johnson who both graduated in 2012! Congratulations gentlemen! We would like to acknowledge sponsors Rich Beattie, Mechanical Engineering and Construction Corporation and Irvin Yates, World Wide Corporation who attended the graduation exercises. Certificates were awarded to the first, second and third year apprentices at the closing night exercises. Congratulations to the third year apprentices who successfully completed and passed the gas fitters training course and were awarded their certificates. The gas course includes 2PSI system, the installation, operation and maintenance of gas piping, gas appliances and gas utilization equipment. At the end of the course apprentices must pass both a hands on and theory tests. The Robert McLaughlin Awards for outstanding [8]

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Academic Achievements were presented by Mrs. Kathy Stradley, President of the Maryland PHCC. The recipients’ of the Robert McLaughlin Awards were: 4th year – Ryan Green 3rd year – Brett Smith nd 2 year – Kevin Zerhusen 1st year – Eric Landon We wish to acknowledge and thank the instructors: George Malone – 1st year Ron Hebb – 2nd year rd Bryon Harris – 3 year Ed Reger – 4th year Charles Chalk – Special courses We would like to thank the members of the Apprenticeship committee for their dedication to the program: Dahle Amendt, II, Administrative Chairman, and committee members, Ralph Vitale, Sr., Jim Berndt, Ed Zepp, IV, Vernon Gauss, Ron Stiegler and Steve Schaefer.


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2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS For information on the location and dates for the Plumbing Code and Gas Fitters Training classes call the MPHCC office (410) 461-5977.

July 13, 14, 15, 2012 32 Hour Backflow Certification Course Thos. Somerville Co. 1510 Tilco Drive Frederick, MD July 14, 2012 8 Hour Backflow Re-Certification Course Thos. Somerville Co. 1510 Tilco Drive Frederick, MD July 27, 28, 29, 2012 32 Hour Backflow Certification Course Dundalk Community College 7200 Sollers Point Road Dundalk, MD July 28, 2012 8 Hour Backflow Re-Certification Course 7200 Sollers Point Road Dundalk, MD

INSTRUCTORS NEEDED

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Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Education Council is now accepting applications for Instructors for our Plumbing apprenticeship school. Course information: Classes are held two nights per week 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Locations: Anne Arundel County, Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Center of Applied Technology, Stevenson Road, Severn, MD and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Essex Community College, 7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, MD. Qualifications: • Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not required. •

A Master Plumber/Master Inspector or Journey License is essential.

Four years trade experience is acceptable, yet a minimum of six years is preferred.

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THANK YOU 2012 Maryland PHCC Trade Show Exhibitors

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR EXHIBITORS WHEN PLACING YOUR NEXT ORDER!

ADSCOM Corp. Jay Schad 7364 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Glen Burnie, MD 410-768-8505 jschad@adscom1.com

Franklin Electric/Little Giant David Placko 1181 Dallas Drive Greencastle, PA 717-446-1540 dplacko@fele.com

Norris Auto Group Jenny Trostel 925 Merritt Blvd. Baltimore, MD 410-285-0600 jtrostel@norrisautogroup.com

Stanley, Black & Decker DeLaine McCleary 701 E. Joppa Road Towson, MD 410-716-7064 Delaine.mccleary@sbdinc.com

Barger & Associates Justin Cooper 101 Production Drive Suite 104 Yorktown, VA 888-697-3755 justinc@barger-assoc.com

IAPMO Ron Lord 626C Admiral Drive #604 Annapolis, MD 240-645-5512 Ron.Lord@IAPMO.org

Northeastern Supply Mike Tagliaferri 8323 Pulaski Highway Catonsville, MD 410-574-0010 mtag@northeastern.com

Symmons Industries Stacey Burns-Lyon 4 Brenda Court Severna Park, MD 301-377-9080 slyon@symmons.com

Complete Boiler Systems Tom Mikoni 4405 Headquarters Drive #4 Millersville, MD 410-729-1826 Tmikoni@CompleteBoiler.com

Maxwell Systems Matt Asherman 1000 First Ave. Suite 200 King of Prussia, PA 800-688-8226 Masherman@maxwellsystems.com

Parts Unlimited, Inc. Tom Scibilia 8517 Phoenix Drive Manassas, VA 703-257-7774 tom@partsuinc.com

The Joyce Agency Troy Joyce 8442 Alban Way Springfield, VA 800-291-9298 troyjoyce@thejoyceagency.com

Cummins-Wagner Co. Britt Kirby 10901 Pump House Road Annapolis Junc;tion, MD 301-792-4230 Bkirby@Cummins-Wagner.com

Mercedes Benz of Catonsville Jim Gill 6631 Baltimore National Pike Catonsville, MD 410-788-7744 Jim.Gill@Koons.com

Perma Liner Industries, Inc. Morgan Trouard 13000 Automobile Blvd., Ste 300 Clearwater, FL 727-507-9749 morgan@perma-liner.com

Thos. Somerville Co. Rich Ryan 25 Gwynns Mill Court Owings Mills, MD 410-363-1322 RichRyan@Tsomerville.com

Ditch Witch of Maryland, Inc.l Scott Gunther 12975 Livestock Road Sykesville, MD 410-442-1510 Scott.Gunther@comcast.com

Milby Company Mark Ball 6201 S. Hanover Road Elkridge, MD 410-796-7700 MBall@MilbyCo.com

ROI Marketing Mary Phillips 733 Generals Highway Millersville, MD 800-441-8188 mphillips@roimkt.com

Tri State Restoration Allen Powell 13101 Tannery Ridge Drive Clarksburg, MD 301-251-1841 apowell@tristaterestores.com

E. J. Dwyer Co., Inc. Kathleen Dwyer 10910 Pump House Road Annapolis Junction, MD 240-553-0112 Kdwyer@ejdwyer.com

Moen, Inc. Tony Alvarez 105 Gauguin Drive Martinsburg, WVA 304-633-4275 talvarez@moen.com

S. W. Betz Co., Inc. Randy Farnum 7014 Golden Ring Road Baltimore, MD 410-574-1414 randy@SWBetz.com

United Rental Timothy Padden 305 Arundel Corporation Road Glen Burnie, MD 443-457-5252 TPadden@ur.com

Federated Insurance Mark Love 121 East Park Square Owatonna, MN 800-533-0472 mlove@fedins.com

N. H. Yates & Co., Inc. Dan Kelbaugh 117-C Church Lane Cockeysville, MD 800-878-8181 Dan.kelbaugh@nhyates.com

Service Roundtable Robin Jones P O Box 270842 Flower Mound, TX 877-262-3341 Robin.jones@serviceroundtalbe.com

Virginia Marketing Associates John (JC) Cooksey 7631 Overlook Drive Boonsboro, MD 301-432-5028 JCVAMarketing@Verizon.net

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. David Kates 4501 Hollins Ferry Road Baltimore MD 443-543-1300 david.kates@ferguson.com

NIBCO Audrey Murray 1516 Middlebury Street Elkhart, IN 574-295-3000 murraya@nibco.com

Soter-Martin Sales & Marketing Dave Becker P O Box 15233 Richmond, VA 443-250-9353 dave@sotermartin.com

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I provide Modern Comfort and batting practice.

With Grundfos in, you get more time out. To learn more, contact your local Grundfos representative:

Joyce Agency • 703-866-3111 • tjoyce@thejoyceagency.com moderncomfort.grundfos.us

What do the Beach Boys, Mickey Mouse, and T&S low-lead faucets have in common?

They all got their start in California, and they all swept the nation. Although California led the way with the AB1953 legislation mandating low-lead faucets, it’s only a matter of time until they are required in all states. And T&S is ready — all of our faucets are low-lead compliant and are available across the country. And, as always, T&S faucets are as rugged and reliable as they come, and meet the requirements of the Buy America Act. Contact your sales rep for more information.

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If you’re a plumbing and heating professional, you know that customers call

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nights, weekends and even holidays. We understand that you’re always on call. Now, whenever the situation calls for it, you can rely on Bradford White for expert support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Technical Service and Warranty Support personnel are U.S.-based, right inside our Technical Support facilities in Middleville, Michigan. Each technician goes through a rigorous and extensive training program before they take your call, preparing them with the know-how to diagnose and solve any challenge an expert like you might face in the field.

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