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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Tom

Tankless water heaters present an alternative to conventional tank water heaters. Tankless units generally take up less space, can be mounted on a wall, and only heat water on demand. Although tank-style water heaters expend extra energy to keep the … Continue reading

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Spruce Up Old Baseboard Heaters With Stylish DIY Replacement Covers

Kristine

Looking for a way to retrofit your old baseboard heaters? Do-it-yourself with the versatile and easy to install Baseboarders replacement covers. Baseboard heaters have been an extremely popular choice for many homes since the mid-1950s—and unfortunately, many of these units … Continue reading

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AO Smith Voltex SHPT-50

Adam

Joining AO Smith’s range of high performance residential heat pump water heaters comes the new SHPT-50 Voltex Hybrid Electric 50-gallon model.  The SHPT-50 has increased energy efficiency to ensure there is available hot water at the lowest possible cost.  With … Continue reading

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PexTV Episode 13

Mark

In this Episode we talk about the products we carry from Triangle Tube. Also, out of no where…there is a new host? WHAAAT?

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Eliminate Drafts this Winter

Tom

During heating season, homes and buildings inevitably lose heat through ceilings, floors, windows, and doors. One major source of heat-loss is often overlooked: ducts. Unless a structure has a forced-air heating system, ducts used for central air conditioning are inactive … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Radiant

Kristine

A great place to understand radiant heating (or to explain it to your customer) is your local grocery store. Stop first in the gadget aisle and pick up a thermometer. It will probably read 70 degrees, a nice comfortable temperature. … Continue reading

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Expansion Tank Mounting Positions

Tom

Expansion tanks can be installed in any direction. Whether oriented uprightly, horizontally, or even upside down, the expansion tank will function properly without any adverse effects. When putting an expansion in an abnormal position (specifically sideways or horizontally), make sure … Continue reading

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The Calci-Free Tankless Water Flush Kit from Rectorseal

Adam

The Calci-Free Tankless Water Flush Kit from Rectorseal is a complete system that cleans and restores tankless water heaters. It eliminates lime scale and other contaminants that build up on the walls of heat exchanger tubes over time and block … Continue reading

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ProPEX Fitting Removal

Tom

It’s easy to remove ProPEX rings from existing connections if you have access to a heat gun. Disconnecting the plastic ProPEX ring makes it possible to reuse brass ProPEX fittings, but EP ProPEX fittings can only be used once. To … Continue reading

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Ball Valves

Adam

At SupplyHouse.com, we have some new Ball Valve styles available on the site. We’re going to take a look at the T-Handle, Hose Drain, Compression, and 3 Way w/ L-Port models. These ball valves are designed for residential, commercial, or … Continue reading

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