Uponor Stainless Steel Manifolds Are Time and Cost-Effective


Uponor Stainless Steel Manifold

Uponor has launched a new range of stainless steel manifolds, and naturally you can find them on SupplyHouse.com. These pre-assembled manifolds are a perfect fit for someone looking to add a metal manifold to their system, without the cost and time investment typically required.

Aimed at commercial and residential radiant heating and cooling applications, these manifolds are available in 1” and 1-1/4” sizes in 2 through 12 loop configurations. They come with integrated flow meters that are located on the supply manifold for easy system balancing. Full-port ball valves are included with temperature gauges as well.  On the return part of the manifold the isolation valves ensure complete loop isolation.

You can find Uponor Stainless Steel Manifold category here, and don’t forget to check out our extensive Radiant Heat Manifolds area.

Posted in All Posts, New Products | Tagged

The Secret To Having Happy Employees…


… is having employees with happy bellies. That is why sometimes, on beautiful Fall afternoons (like this past Friday), we BBQ!

There were cheeseburgers, hot dogs and of course veggie burgers for our vegetarian employees! Scott from our Marketing Department was kind enough to run the grill. Fridays are always great – but this one… this one was EXTRAORDINARY!

DSC_2946 DSC_2951 DSC_2949

Posted in Life at SupplyHouse.com |

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month At SupplyHouse.com


OYpvnZ on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

To show our support and raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our team wore pink on Friday! Some of us worked in pink wigs & Converse shoes, and there was a pink crumb cake and temporary tattoos…

DSC_2910 DSC_2906 DSC_2915 DSC_2937

Posted in All Posts, Life at SupplyHouse.com |

The Secret To Keeping Your Hydronic Heating System Running Smoothly



Colder temperatures mean one thing: Winter looms on the horizon, so the time has come to make sure that heating systems remain in good working order. For a hydronic system, maintenance must include the circulator pump, as it’s essentially the “engine” of it all and arguably the single most important component.

What types of problems should you look out for? Well, that depends on the design of the pump.

The main pump types are three-piece circulators and cartridge circulators. Of the two, three-piece circulators are more problematic. Cartridge circulators, meanwhile, are water-lubricated. “These do not require oil and have very few replaceable parts,” says Daniel O’Brian, a tech team member here at SupplyHouse.com. “Cartridge circulators may need a new cartridge every now and again,” but there’s not often cause to replace the pump itself. For that reason, cartridge-type circulators have become standard.

Choosing the right replacement pump requires an understanding of several factors:

- Different pumps feature different flow rates.

- The head range is the number of feet a pump can raise or lower a column of water at atmospheric pressure.

- In a closed-loop hydronic system, the circulator pump can be cast iron, because the water used is de-oxygenated to prevent rusting. In an open-loop hydronic system the circulator pump must be made of either bronze or stainless steel to prevent corrosion.

- Some pumps offer variable-speed functions that accommodate for changes throughout the day in a home’s heating load.

If you’re looking for a pump, you can find a wide range on our site. Additionally, this video can help:

This post was written in collaboration with Bob Vila

Posted in Circulator Pump, Heating Supplies | Tagged , ,

8 Reasons Why Halloween Is A Great Holiday For Plumbers


It’s the only day crazy looking homeowners are actually just wearing a costume.


Your kid (or nephew/little bro)loves you so much he dresses up as you…


So does your dog…


And your GF/ wife…


On really great Halloweens through the years, homeowners offered you candy while you worked.


When you fix the faucet, candy comes out! (wait, was that a dream???)


and when you find bathrooms that look like this, they’re part of a haunted house ride, not on the job!


The best part: you can dress up as yourself and look THIS cool.



What do you like best about Halloween?

Posted in All Posts, Listicle |

The Secret Of Circulating Liquids Easily: Grundfos Alpha



If circulating liquids is the name of your game, than Grundfos Alpha series is your star player. Designed for circulating liquids in residential and light commercial heating systems, the Grundfos Alpha circulating pumps are a great option for your heating system.

The Alpha comes in cast-iron for closed systems and stainless steel housing for open and domestic applications.

Benefits include:

  • Ease of use features.
  • Auto Adapt-  a factory setting that senses your systems conditions and automatically adjusts to the performance demand.
  • Reduces power consumption by 50% without sacrificing any home comfort!
  • An option with a terminal box or a line cord that avoids any wiring is available.
  • Max flow of 21 and a head range of 18-19 making it a great option for many home heating systems.

Get warm water circulating when and where you need it this winter with a Grundfos Alpha!

grundfos alpha

Posted in Circulator Pump, Heating | Tagged ,

This Husband and Wife Cried Because of Their New Baseboarders – All On Camera.


When SupplyHouse.com Home Makeover renovated the Johnson’s game room, this is the last thing we expected to happen…

Posted in All Posts |

SupplyHouse.com Lives A Day Without Shoes


DSC_2780 DSC_2737 DSC_2762 DSC_2747

Today, 10.10.14, we made the choice to work without our shoes. Why? To support Barefoot4them, an effort to raise awareness for those who have been affected by wearing inadequate footwear.

Want to join the movement? Take off your shoes! You can also donate shoes to those in need here.


Posted in All Posts, Life at SupplyHouse.com, Meet the Team |

Merit Brass Stainless Steel Fittings and Welded Nipples On The Site!



We have added some Stainless Steel Fittings and Welded Nipples manufactured by Merit Brass to SupplyHouse.com.  Merit Brass are one of the biggest manufacturers of quality nipples, as well as being a master-distributor of related fittings, pipes and other parts.

Our Stainless Steel Welded Nipples category contains a large amount of sizes and lengths, ranging from  1/4″ to 2″ diamater, and Close to 6″ lengths.  Take a look through the category here.

The Merit Brass 304 Stainless Steel Fittings include elbows, couplings, bushings, unions and lots more. They can be viewed via our unique Fittings Finder. Don’t forget to also check out our extensive Pipe Fittings & Nipples section.

stainless steel nipplek402-06-1

Posted in New Products | Tagged , ,

W21: Helping You Protect The Water Supply Of Our Future



Humans can only survive from 3 to 5 days without water. Look around you right now. The person sitting at the desk next to you probably has a water bottle they sip on throughout the day. The runner on the treadmill next to you at the gym carries a bottle to stay hydrated throughout his/her workout. Even dogs and cats need a bowl of fresh H20 to drink throughout the day. Without water we would all die.

Luckily, with your help we can live. The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) strongly supports legislation in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives that aims to help communities nationwide better prepare for the future of our water sources, according to an article in Plumbing Engineer.

W21: Water in the 21st Century would:

  • Expand rebates and grants for water conservation and efficiency
  • Support local investments in water recycling
  • Improve groundwater and storage
  • Invest in research into water-saving technologies and desalination
  • Establish an open water data system
  • Help local communities take steps to become better prepared for drought.

If this legislation is passed, our local tradesmen will be given the tools to help us all participate in water conservation! How do you conserve today?

Posted in industry news | Tagged ,

This New Standard For Health and Safety Will Benefit Tradesmen



The old adage ‘safety comes first’ should always be top priority, but according to some plumbing contractors, including Ron George, that was not always the case out on the job, especially in hospitals.

Many contractors came forward with stories about being exposed to bacteria, germs and diseases when working on existing plumbing systems, according to George.

Soon after, the board at ASSE developed a standard to protect your health and safety, titled ASSE SERIES 12000 (now available for purchase), which was then approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

This New Standard For Health and Safety Will Benefit Tradesmen; Here’s How:

  • The critical nature of blood-borne pathogens and other diseases that present health hazards to you is now being addressed, and not ignored.


  • It sets minimum criteria for your (plumbers/tradesmen) training and certification on how to safely work in an environment with potentially deadly diseases.


  • It helps you identify and manage potential hazards.

There is no code requirement to follow this standard… yet – however it is an industry consensus standard that provides a minimum level of training for you.

What are your thoughts on this new standard? Were you ever in a situation that you felt was hazardous to your health, and what did you do to protect yourself?

Posted in industry news | Tagged ,

WhisperGreen Select Bathroom Fans: They’re Customizable!



If you, or the homeowner you are working with are searching for the perfect fan to fit special needs and air flow requirements, we think we’ve found it. The WhisperGreen Select bathroom fans have a fully customizable vent fan for virtually any application.

The WhisperGreen Select fan includes energy efficient DC motors (allows for varied speed and torque), fast and easy installation using the Flex-Z fast bracket, Integrated dual 4” or 6” duct adapter, and is UL listed for shower/bath installation. It comes with a 6 year warranty on the DC motor and 3 year on replacement parts, just in case.

The “Pick-A-Flow” speed selector gives you the ability to select the required air flow with the flip of a switch.   The Plug N’ Play modules provide unbeatable features for the base model fans. These easy to connect modules allow for further customization of the fan by choosing a multi-speed operation, motion sensor, and/or condensation sensor, which is great for stopping unwanted growth of mildew and mold. We’re not done yet– an automatic LED Night Light is there to aid in night vision! We know, it’s almost too good to be true.

Panasonic’s WhisperGreen Select series are customizable to fit the homeowners’ needs and make everyone more comfortable. These fans can also be customized to comply with ASHRE, LEED, Cal-Green, and energy star for homes 3.0 initiatives.

So, what are you waiting for?

whispergreen fan whispergreen fan

Posted in All Posts, HVAC, New Products | Tagged

SupplyHouse.com Logo