Takagi Tankless Takes the Cake

Nick B

The Takagi T-KJr2 and TK-4 tankless water heaters are great alternatives to traditional, tank based water heaters.  These units are two of the smallest water heaters Takagi has to offer, providing all the hot water you need, while taking up minimal space.  Coming in natural gas, propane, outdoor, …

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How To Replace Your Window AC Unit With A Mini-Split In Just 5 Steps!

Nick B

Window AC units can be annoying.  You have to take them in and out every year, they never seal right, and birds poop all over them (at least that's the case with mine).  A mini-split system seems like a good solution, but going through the process of replacing what you have with one seems way too …

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Toilet Troubles Ground Plane of Plumbers

Nick B

If you ever found yourself surrounded by seven dozen plumbers you would at the very least feel comfortable that there wouldn't be any plumbing problems, right?  Well unfortunately for the passengers of a Norwegian Air Shuttle flight earlier this year, that was not the case.  Soon after takeoff an …

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Humidifiers And You: Get Your Air Right!

Nick B

Proper humidity levels aren’t only important for comfort, they are vital to maintaining a home.   Air that is too dry can act like a sponge, soaking up moisture from everyone and everything in a home.  The woodwork, wood floors, furnishings, and people all suffer with dry air.  Common symptoms…

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The Great SupplyHouse Dip Off-2018

Nick B

It's that time of year again.  Pro football teams have duked it out for their championship and people everywhere have gathered to eat delicious snacks and dips!  Regardless of if you follow the sport or not, pretty much everyone can find a dip they enjoy.  So as those guys play for their trophy w…

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The Flamco, Flexconsole Expansion Tank Bracket: A Tank’s Best Friend

Mark

Flamco’s latest innovation, the Flexconsole, gives you an easy and reliable way to fasten expansion tanks.  Just mount it to the wall and screw in the tank, that’s it.  Water flows through the bracket itself, so there’s no need for additional plumbing!  Learn more in the video below! &nbs…

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How To: Enjoy Your Outdoor Space Year-Round

Guest

If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space for entertaining, your patio probably gets a lot of use in the summer and early autumn, but that’s only half the year.  Once the mercury drops and the snowflakes begin to fly, most homeowners quickly cover their outdoor furniture and roll their gr…

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Ever Been Paid Via Painting?

Nick B

On February 1st an almost 460 year old painting will be put up for auction in New York and it can be yours for a cool $2-3 million.  How does this relate to plumbing and the trades?  Well the painting, "Saint Margaret" by 16th century artist Titian, was given to John Embry, the royal plumber of Ki…

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Hold on to Your Sump Pumps, SEC America is Here!

Jackie

Hold your sump pumps a sec, America.  No need to panic.  We’ve added a revolutionary new brand to our site that will fulfill all your emergency backup needs: SEC America. SEC America prides themselves on engineering flawless power conversion solutions to save you from disastrous scenarios if you…

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The World of Backflow Preventers: Backflow’s Gotta Go!

Nick B

There are over 10,000 reported cases of backflow contamination each year, but with the proper backflow preventer you can protect your potable water systems from potential hazards.  Backflow devices are required by law and must be installed in accordance with plumbing or building codes.  Be sur…

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Want to Talk to your Toilet?

Nick B

Have you ever found yourself standing in your bathroom thinking, "I really wish I could talk to my toilet"?  I would like to think that we all have been there and now, thanks to the bright minds at Kohler, we can!  Earlier this month they chose the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unvei…

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The AO Smith GPVT-50 Water Heater

Mark

If you need a water heater there are few brands better than AO Smith, and few units more popular that the GPVT-50 (or its LP alternative).  Featuring a 50-gallon tank and a 50,000 BTU gas burner, the GPVT-50 Power Vent delivers a first hour rating of 90 gallons and a recovery rate of 55.9 gallons…

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