The standard roof vent design, one that we have in our Duraflo SquareTop 6050s, has been around in both metal and plastic for over 40 years—and not much has changed in that time
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Sewer lines are leaking. And if you’ve ever had to endure a flooded basement, you’ll know how painful the result can be. Storm water and ground water, often referred to as ‘inflow and infiltration’, is seeping into leaky lines; overwhelming the pipes and leading to back-ups. Our changing climate is resulting in more and more … Continue reading “Damaged Sewer Pipes Lead to Flooded Basements”
The Canadian Standard Association (CSA) has been developing and certifying safety standards for nearly 100 years. Since then, they’ve built a lasting legacy of ensuring manufacturers, retailers and, ultimately, the general public have confidence in the safety of the products and equipment they’re using. From their origins of developing standards for railway bridges and electrical … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About CSA Certification”
Climate change is overburdening our storm water and sewer systems. Along with the increased frequency of extreme weather conditions in recent years, homeowners are seeing an increase in water damage and home insurance premiums. Something as small as this can save your property from water damage. Canplas backwater valves have been a staple in basement flood … Continue reading “What’s keeping this…out of this?”
Canplas Industries Ltd., a worldwide leader in the field of building materials, won the New Product Competition for its Adjustable Angle Bath Waste and Overflow Kits at the CIPHEX West 2016, Western Canada’s largest trade show and conference for HVAC, plumbing, hydronics and the water treatment industry. From the 64 new products featured at the … Continue reading “New Waste & Overflow Kits Win at CIPHEX”
The standard sink trap has been a plumbing staple for over a century, and the lack of improvements on the original design are both a benchmark, and a challenge, to engineers everywhere.
For years, plumbers dreaded the thought of breaking test plates after pressure testing. It was a nuisance, regardless of using a mechanical plug, plastic test plate, or test ball.
After drudging through every plumbing forum on the Internet and consulting plumbers from each corner of the industry, only two things are certain. Everyone has a differing opinion on what is truly the premier plumbing plastic, and everybody feels very, very strongly about their choice.
Your home is protected by a backwater valve, either because you had a great builder, or you’re a smart owner. Off to a great start, right?
Maybe not. What a lot of homeowners don’t know (especially first-timers) is that without proper maintenance, your backwater valve may be completely useless.