707.4 Location. Each horizontal drainage pipe shall be provided with a cleanout at its upper terminal, and each run of piping, that is more than 100 feet (30 480 mm) in total developed length, shall be provided with a cleanout for each 100 feet (30 480 mm), or fraction thereof, in length of such piping. An additional cleanout shall be provided in a drainage line for each aggregate horizontal change in direction exceeding 135 degrees (2.36 rad). A cleanout shall be installed above the fixture connection fitting, serving each urinal, regardless of the location of the urinal in the building.
Several Union Affiliated Contractors (UAC) of the PHCC and UA-JAC training participated in the UAC Field Trip to Bradford White’s Plant and Training Center in Middleville Michigan on June 25-26, 2017 to tour Bradford White’s newly expanded water heater tank assembly plant and certified training center. Attendees had the opportunity to tour and experience Bradford White’s state-of-the-art residential and commercial tank manufacturing facility first-hand.
Bradford White stands apart from its competitors as the only major tank-type water heater manufacturer that is American-made, American-owned, Union-made, and committed solely to wholesale distribution and the installation of its products by professional plumbing contractors. The company also takes exceptional pride in maintaining its working relationship with the UAC of the PHCC and the UA International Union.
The tour showcased Bradford White’s residential operation that assembles over 7,000 gas and electric water tanks per day and that can expand to a maximum of 12,000 per day using a capacity of three work-shifts, 6 days a week with overtime. They also viewed the company’s commercial line of water heaters, various quality assurance measures, and its expanded storage and distribution areas.
Following the plant tour, attendees gathered at Bradford White’s International Technical Excellence Center (ITEC), which is an 18,500 square foot training facility for visitors to gain hands-on learning of the company’s many product lines. The ITEC center also houses 24/7 technical and warranty support staff for its water heaters, boilers and storage tanks.
The event ended with two very informative sessions presented by Dustin Bowerman, Bradford White Director of Technical Services, “Smelly Water…How to Manage” and Water Heater Technician 101. The limited attendance allowed for participants to have one on one discussion and access to the Bradford White trainers.
UAC is planning on two Bradford White Field Trips for 2018.
News from Around the Country
Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association Newsletter
From the Desk of Hugh Kelleher, Executive Director
BOOM CONTINUES: There is so much new construction going on in Boston– or in the serious planning stage – that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Here are a few of the developments in Boston and vicinity:
HOTELS: A good measure of the success of a city is its number of hotels and hotel rooms. Since Boston is well on its way to becoming ‘an international destination city,’ the demand for hotel rooms has skyrocketed.
ACROSS FROM CONVENTION CENTER: A big new hotel has broken ground. Several years ago there had been plans to subsidize the project, but Governor Baker vetoed that. The new hotel will receive no taxpayer funds. But the governor and others will now be under pressure to dramatically increase the size of the Convention Center. It is too small to accommodate the really MASSIVE conventions, such as that of the American Medical Association, which bring in tens of thousands of attendees. Such large events also require more hotel space than we currently have.
KENMORE SQUARE: Plans were announced for two new hotels that would become the tallest buildings in the square. One building would be 19 stories on the site of a garage next to the Buckminster Hotel. The Citizens Bank building would be replaced with a 26 story tower. A total of 763 rooms would be added.
$270: The cost of an average hotel room in Boston last year.
ERS Webinar: Managing in a Multigenerational Workplace
From PCA Plumbing Council Workflow Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest
The PCA Midwest Employer/Employee Assistance Program (ERS-EAP) is offering a free webinar available on demand starting July 18, 2017, entitled "Managing in a Multigenerational Workplace."
Multigenerational workplaces allow employees the opportunity to learn skills specific to a variety of age groups. This webinar will identify the characteristics and key motivational factors of each generation and discuss differences to build strong teams while bridging the generational gap.
To view the webinar, visit www.ers-eap.com, enter the username "PCA" and the password "PCA" and then look for the seminar link in the middle of the page. Please note: there is no need to register in advance for the webinar. All webinars will be available on demand starting the 3rd Tuesday of every month and will remain available for you to access anytime, on your schedule.
Questions? Contact ERS at 1-800-292-2780. Also, don't forget to download the latest ERS Lifelines newsletter (Summer 2017) by clicking here.
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