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Hot Water in an Instant

Tom

Are you tired of waiting for hot water to reach your shower every day? Do you shake your head as wasted cold water flows down the drain? SupplyHouse may have the solution: a hot water recirculation pump. These pumps allow … Continue reading

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KS1 Kickstart Compressor

Adam

The KS1 Kickstart Compressor from Rectorseal is the only two-wire, pre-assembled starting component Hard Start Kit on the market that uses a high-quality mechanical potential relay in a unique design. There is absolutely no use of circuit boards, timers or … Continue reading

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Direct Burial of PEX Tubing

Tom

PEX tubing is approved for direct burial outdoors, a practice most often necessary when running a water supply line to a house. PEX, since it can expand, resists freezing more effectively than rigid pipe, but PEX can still burst if … Continue reading

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How to Become a Better Troubleshooter

Kristine

Avoid “Auto” Conclusions Don’t try to solve the problem while you’re still in your truck. Some technicians make up their minds before looking around, and then they set out to prove that they’re right – even if they’re not! Comprehend … Continue reading

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Bath Fans Do More Than Clear Odors

Kristine

Since the bathroom is the most humid room in any house, a ventilation fan is the best defense against moisture-related problems—namely, mold and mildew. Humidity is not only uncomfortable, it is damaging to your home, particularly indoors where it can … Continue reading

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Sioux Chief Copper Manifolds

Adam

Brand new to SupplyHouse.com are a range of Sioux Chief Copper Manifolds with Crimp or Compression Balancing Valves. Both of these styles are available with 2, 3, and 4 loops, and have brazed branches which are perfect for hydronic applications. … Continue reading

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When to use Supply End Caps on Viega Manablocs

Tom

Viega Manablocs have three “supply port” connections: one hot and one cold at the top, and one cold at the bottom. Since the Manabloc is partitioned internally into hot and cold sections, hot water from the water heater must enter … Continue reading

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UV Air Purifier

Adam

New from Honeywell, the Ultraviolet Air Purifier with AirBRIGHT Odor Absorption uses ultraviolet light to help keep your air clean.  The system can eliminate up to 99 percent of mold spores on the air conditioning coil, which will help to … Continue reading

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PexTV Episode 9

Mark

Hey, here’s episode 9 of “PexTV” but its also kind of like episode 467…This weeks episode gets a visit from a special guest. You won’t want to miss who it is… In this episode, you’ll see… Featured Product: Honeywell RedLINK … Continue reading

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Connecting PEX to PB

Tom

Polybutylene (PB) piping was commonly used for domestic water piping in the United States during parts of the 1970s and 1980s. Polybutylene can be identified by its gray color. Lawsuits related to fitting assembly failures caused the production of PB … Continue reading

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Black PEI Fittings

Adam

New to SupplyHouse.com, John Guest’s PEI Twist & Lock UV resistant Push-Fit Black Fittings come in 3/4” and 1” CTS sizes.  The fittings are manufactured from high quality engineered plastic with EPDM ‘O’ rings ensuring a leak-free and lead-free connection.  … Continue reading

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How to Fix a Leaky Cast-iron Radiator

Kristine

J-B Weld Company of Sulfur Springs, TX (903-885-7696) told me that the City of Dallas, Texas used their product to repair a cracked Caterpillar engine block. That sure got my attention! They also said that people have been using J-8 … Continue reading

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