Steve Spaulding

Sr. Production Editor
CONTRACTOR Master Class: Uponor
One of the great things about writing for CONTRACTOR is getting to see the high-quality work of plumbing and heating industry professionals.
Weekly Product Gallery: Bosch Tool, Bradley, WaterFurnace, General Pipe Cleaners, Concoa and Lochinvar
This week the gallery includes a rotary hammer, a commercial handwashing system, a reversible chiller, a simple fix for broken drain cleaning snakes, a high-pressure regulator and more.
Weekly Product Gallery: Newport Brass, Knaack, Zebra Pen, Enertech, SJE-Rhombus and California Faucets
This week the product gallery features a classically-inspired bathroom collection, a heated job site storage box, a steel pen, a geothermal heat pump, a float switch and more.
Fleet managers have access to so much data the challenge becomes making sense of it all 
A single CAN bus can talk to as many as 70 electronic control units for various vehicle subsystems including the engine, transmission, the antilock breaking system and more.
Weekly Product Gallery: Central Brass, Skilsaw, Fluke, Milwaukee Tool, Spirax Sarco and Metabo
This week the product gallery includes a pre-rinse faucet, a concrete-cutting saw, a condition monitoring mobile platform, a long measurement tape, a high pressure float and more.
Weekly Product Gallery: Milwaukee, BrandFX, WernerCo, Viega, WaterFurnace and PowerMate
This week the product gallery includes a fast pressing tool, a lightweight service body, a truck box, an elbow joint for use with pressing systems, a hydronic heat pump and more.
Adding geothermal to your plumbing/heating business 
When it comes to adding geothermal system installation to your business, Weidner has this blunt advice: “There’s too many people out here who don’t know what they’re doing. So you’re going to have to get knowledgeable and certified.”
Weekly Product Gallery: ASCO, General, John Guest, Luxaire, Milwaukee and Pioneer
This week the product gallery features lead-free brass solenoid valves, an easy-to-maneuver drain cleaning machine, a line of white fittings, a split system heat pump, a self-priming, cordless transfer pump and more.
Weekly Product Gallery: Weil-McLain, Delta Faucet, Cheviot, Spirax Sarco, Bonomi and MCN
This week the product gallery includes a high-efficiency combi boiler, a deck mount lavatory faucet, a cast iron bathtub, an inverted bucket steam trap, a thermoplastic ball valve and more.
Weekly Product Gallery: Watts, Bosch Tool, Xylem, VamPIRE, InSinkErator and Icera
This week the product gallery includes a backflow prevention assembly, a laser level, a pump controller with variable frequency drive, a multi-purpose set of pliers, an instant hot water dispenser and more.
Water infrastructure crisis could be a windfall for plumbers 
Water quality concerns, highlighted by the crisis in Flint, Michigan, have made the headlines, but are only the tip of the iceberg.
Weekly Product Gallery: Milwaukee, Lochinvar, Crescent, Matco-Norca, Little Giant and Watermark
This week the product gallery includes a recip saw, a high-efficiency commercial boiler, a ratcheting adjustable wrench, a universal pressure balancing valve, a series of continuous duty pumps and more.
Weekly Product Gallery: Bosch Tool, BrassCraft, Mansfield, Weil-McLain, Taco and Moen
This week the product gallery includes a hammer drill/driver, a one-piece supply line, a one-piece toilet, a condensing, cast-iron boiler, a high efficiency circulator and more.
Going to Comfortech 2016? Welcome to Philadelphia!
While you’re at Comfortech this September, between listening to speakers or attending conferences don’t forget to take time to look around Philadelphia!
Weekly Product Gallery: Metabo, Watts, Grohe, General, Goulds and Velocity
This week the product gallery features a limited edition angle grinder, a dial set boiler fill valve, a shower system with push-button technology, a drain cleaner that uses compressed air and more.

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