Don Arnold

Don Arnold has devoted most of his career to plumbing products,with roles ranging from designing, marketing, writing and training. He has been a contributor to Supply House Times for more than 20 years. He is the author of College of Product Knowledge, the product training course introduced by Supply House Times in 1979, which recently was updated and released in a CD format.  Don Arnold can be reached at INTERSOURCE, 646 Williams Ct., Gurnee, IL 60031, 847/918-7015; or e-mail:


Is the DOE Confused As We Are About This Showerhead Debate?

The latest published statistics on the consumption of our planet's water resources read like this...
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Rethinking Brass

Historically, nothing has said "faucets" like the word "brass."
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Why Aren't We Selling More Hot Taps?

As both an industry product observer and a guy who has done considerable design work in the field, it has been interesting to follow the puzzling story of instant hot water
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Christmas and Hanukkah Greetings!

Christmas and Hanukkah Greetings!Once again, our company is making a donation to the Hydraid Safe Water program in the names of our customers, suppliers and many other industry friends.  As
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Fluid Designs: Full-Service Design & Engineering

As someone who has been around the plumbing industry for a lot of years - wearing a lot of hats - I find that "what I really do" is not
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Another Kind of iflush

The iFlush by WDI Products.In a previous e-newsletter, I talked about a new app for iphones called "iflush" that allows you to flush people who bug you down the commode. And
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More About European Shower Valves

I've received more feedback on last month's discussion about U.S. vs. European approaches to shower valve installation than any article to date. (Okay, so it was two emails and a phone
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Hey, What's Wrong With European Shower Valves?

When we North Americans first began to discover that Europeans did indeed have indoor plumbing back in the early ’80s, and that some of it was more elegant than much
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A Walk Through ISH 2009 / PART TWO

In the first segment of this article earlier this month, I gave you a general overview of trends I observed at the show. This time, we'll look at a few more
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A Walk Through ISH / PART ONE

What better way to launch a new blog than to take you on a walk through the biennial ISH Fair that I snooped around in Frankfurt, Germany, a couple of
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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2014 January

SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!


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