Don't Have To Wait On Hot Water
At April's meeting
Bernadette Reidy with Snider
announced the addition of Grundfos
Snider's product line. Ms. Reidy introduced
Barry Nauss, District Sales Manage, with Grundfos.
Together they showcased Grundfos' hot
water recirculaiton and constant pressure pump
Retrofit Includes Pump & By-Pass
hot water return piping
is located at the water heater.
is located at the most distant hot water supplied
10-16 All In One For New Homes
water return piping required.
in timer, line cord, and aquastat.
other components required.
save up to 16,000 gallons of water.
Boost Constant Pressure System Some Applications
or higher water pressure requirements.
If you have any
questions give Ms. Reidy a call at (704)
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector for Mecklenburg County,
podium at Tuesday's meeting to share information and
insights concerning his department.
Some items of enlightenment were:
Code book print
problems, higher cost ($55), who knows when they'll be
The lobby of the Hal Marshall Center is a wi-fi hot
Check your air admittance device! Is it for single or
group fixture venting?
Last Wednesday of the month Code Consistency meeting
in Phil's office.
Phil's Q&A via e-mail.
NCDOI and Mecklenburg County code
For more info on the
above and a wealth of other knowledge, visit Phil's
Welcomes Kirk Alter, Special Meeting May 23rd!
Professor at Purdue University, will be our special guest
in May. His topic will be Pre-Construction Planning:
Increasing Productivity and Profitability.
This FREE event
is open to state licensed PHCC contractors and their
Mr. Alter's appearance
is a direct benefit of our new affiliation with our state
associations. This new federation will afford our
membership local access to the best minds
in our industry.
Due to space limitations
you must register before May 16th. You can register via
call PHCCNC at (919) 532-0522, or download the
and fax it to (919) 532-0523.
Don't miss this
opportunity to learn meaningful strategies for
'06 Expo / NC-SkillsUSA Competition
Stay tuned here
for the latest news from the PHCCNC
'06 Expo and Convention, plus,
the announcement of this year's NC-SkillsUSA
Plumbing & HVAC Division winners!
Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler
held a Public Hearing, April 11, 2006, to solicate
comments in response to a
"Petition for Rulemaking" that proposes the creation of a
Limited Residential Water
Heater Contractor License. We will follow up on
CE Classes At Our Meetings
CE Manager, has
completed the schedule for CE classes to be conducted
at three of our meetings this fall. The three two hour
classes will be held on the following dates.
Tuesday, September 12th
Tuesday, October 10th
Preregistration will be
required so that proper documentation can be prepared for
two hour session. All three CE classes must be attended.
We'll be meeting a half hour
earlier at six, dinner will begin immediately, and the
class will be started promptly at seven.
If you would rather
attend a single day event which includes all six hours of
is currently planning a session in Charlotte on the 3rd
or 4th Saturday in September.
More good news from the
Lower prices! PHCCNC
receive 12 hours of CE at no cost. To answer the need of
some members who have three or
more licensees, PHCCNC
now offers six hours of CE at the amazing low cost of
per person. On top of that PHCCNC
extends this offer to nonmembers alike! Now,
can take advantage of the most comprehensive and
convenient CE available for only $50.00
per person, per six hour session.
Year, New Opportunities, New Challenges
The new year has
come in and brought with it new opportunities and
Some of the
opportunities we'll enjoy this year stem from our new
affiliation with the
They include better access to PHCC-NA,
an improved members only section of
the state web site, and CE Classes made more convenient
for our membership.
Of course the challenges
are there too. President Gilbert List resigned his office
December 31, 2005, Secretary Chad McCarter relocated to
Baltimore, and our membership
and meeting attendance continues to decline.
In order to take full
advantage of the opportunities and meet the challenges of
the coming year
we need strong leadership. Don't miss this opportunity to
serve our industry! Step up to the
challenge and volunteer to fill one of these
Group! We're Switching Group E-mail Host
In the continuing
effort to better serve our cause we're switching our
group e-mail host.
We have terminated our yahoo groups account. Our new
group e-mail host will be the .mac
We sent out invitations but thus far only one member has
you receive the invitation just click on the big orange
"Join group" button in the body of the
e-mail. The new service will be easier to manage and has
a much cleaner look because there's
no third party advertising.
the Blue Panet Tour
Planet Water Environmental
Center is a
hands-on educational experience which
explains the water cycle in its entirety. Located in the
Lee S. Dukes (North Mecklenburg)
Water Treatment Plant in Huntersville, N.C. this special
exhibit was opened to the public
in December 2003.
Tours are available by
appointment. If you have questions or would like to
schedule a tour,
or call (704)
Inspections Pass Rate Incentives Program In Mecklenburg
In response to a
continued high rate of inspection failures, among certain
Code Compliance Task Force (CCTF) reconvened to study the
The results of the
CCTF's work is a three part plan to provide incentives to
an inspection failure rate of 40% and higher. If a
contractor's failure rate exceeds the 40%
level it will mean greater inspection response time, a
pre-inspection performed by a qualified
party and/or continuing education to meet department
requirements. These measures will add
significant time and cost to a project.
The plan was presented
to the Building Development Commission (BDC) and approved
You can download a copy
of the CCTF's report here.
Just look for the link in the right column.
For more information
please contact Geraldine Walton at email@example.com.
North Carolina Code Amendments.
amendments to the 2003 code are available for download
The new code was
adopted September 13, 2005. The proposed effective date
will be July 1, 2006. The Residential
Code is still incomplete at this writing. We will keep