What are Sillcocks and Hose Bibbs?

Mark

If you have ever watered a lawn, taken a drink out of the hose, or filled up a water balloon odds are you have interacted with a Sillcock or Hose Bibb in some capacity.  You probably have seen or used one hundreds of times, but what do you really know about them?  Another small portion of the worl…

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How do you Clean Air?

Nick B

Your HVAC system pumps air through the entire home.  Every room you spend time in has been touched by its work.  So what happens when this system smells bad?  Your entire home smells bad, that's what, and no one wants that.  Instead of covering it up and spot treating the smell room to room fig…

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Company Picnic(s)

Nick B

As the summer comes to an end and busy season is about to start, we at SupplyHouse.com like to take a moment to relax, spend a little time with each other, and celebrate another successful year with a company picnic.  Family and friends come together to eat, play games, and enjoy the weather for an…

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Making Connections: PVC to PEX

Nick B

Looking to connect a PVC pipe to PEX?  Well there are a couple options available to tackle this project.  They range from the tried and true threaded adapters to the fast and easy SharkBite fittings.  Threaded adapters have been plumbers' choice for years, but SharkBite has recently come on the …

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Helping Contractors with S.T.E.P.S.

Nick B

Yesterday, we at SupplyHouse.com hosted Honeywell’s S.T.E.P.S. to Success Sales Training Program in our recently opened New Jersey location.  This program was a great opportunity for us to establish positive relationships with the local contractors and extend our Core Values to new people.  Whil…

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Need a Wire? Add-a-Wire!

Nick B

Has your thermostat been there since the house was built?  Thinking of upgrading to a cool, modern unit like the Honeywell Lyric?  The new models offer handy features like mobile temperature adjustments and more advanced programmability, but there is one thing holding you back from making the …

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Meet the Carters-3 Generations of Plumbers

Nick B

  SupplyHouse.com runs a short documentary series focused on highlighting interesting people and stories inside the plumbing and contractor industry called Trade Life.  I was fortunate enough to help shoot the newest episode, Trade Life: Passing the Torch.  This episode follows the sto…

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Five Ideas to Save Energy On Your Home When Traveling

Guest

  Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s one thing you should never forget to do before you go: make your home more energy efficient. Unless you make certain changes, your home can waste a lot of energy while you’re not there, meaning you’ll be greeted with a …

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The Beveled Edge: The PEX-Aluminum-PEX Advantage

Mark

PEX-Aluminum-PEX is a great product that offers several key advantages over traditional PEX including a higher temperature and pressure rating, larger diameters, and an increase rigidity.  With these advantages comes the need to bevel the edge of the pipe to allow for a proper seal with the fitting…

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We Moved!

Nick B

Last Friday marked an important day for SupplyHouse.com.  We  packed up and moved into our new office!  We are very excited to get into the shiny and clean building but wow, moving is quite a process. We used alot of these. And alot of these.  All of us had accumulated quite the collection of …

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Who Doesn’t Like Ice Cream?

Nick B

  Last week was our COO's birthday so to celebrate we did something a little different.  Ice cream for everyone in the company!  With it being consistently 90 degrees and hotter, this treat was even sweeter. Best. Birthday. Ever. (Not including my own) Ice cream makes everyone smile. …

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Don’t Sweat it. Stopping Pipe Condensation this Summer

Tom

Summer brings warm weather along with barbeques, beach trips, and ample opportunity for outdoor activities.  One minor drawback caused by the warmer conditions is pipe condensation.  Moisture appears on the surfaces of pipes or toilets for the same reason it appears on the outside of a cold drink:…

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