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Step by step: Water meters

Water meters are water-measuring devices used to keep track of the amount of water used in domestic and commercial buildings.

By Kelly-Ann Prinsloo

South Africa’s water crisis is not going away, but there are ways to curb its effects. One of those ways is the humble water meter.

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Thermal resistance of pipes and insulation

By: Dewald Burzynski – Serbco SA (PPr piping solutions)


How much energy do domestic hot water systems use and how can we prevent this loss? Energy efficiency is on everyone’s lips but how much energy is lost through a domestic hot water system? How do we prevent this and how do we make it cost efficient too? The obvious answer is by insulating the distribution and storage system. But how do we do this effectively so that we do not waste resources and money that may not be recouped?

Read more: Thermal resistance of pipes and insulation

It’s getting hot in here - The fundamentals of underfloor heating

underfloor heating

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo - writer

In effort to help you add new skills to your repertoire, we bring you everything you need to know about underfloor heating. Underfloor heating in South Africa is not as common as it is in Europe, North America and northern Asia, but it is still a fixture in many house during the winter months and, as such, it can be quite beneficial for you, the plumber, to understand the fundamentals.

Read more: It’s getting hot in here - The fundamentals of underfloor heating

Copper soldering – The dos and don’ts (part 3)

Each month, the Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) brings you more insight into the dos and don’ts of copper soldering

Read more: Copper soldering – The dos and don’ts (part 3)

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