Yearly Archives: 2013


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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Rotten Egg Smell in Hot Water

Tom

Anode rods protect the lining of water heater tanks from corrosion. In rare instances, anode rods can contribute to foul-smelling hot water that has the odor of rotten eggs. This may occur when there are high sulfur and low oxygen … Continue reading

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Why closely spaced tees?

Kristine

Primary-secondary piping systems call for the tees that go off to the secondary circuit to be close together, ideally not more than six inches apart. Think like water and you’ll see why this is. Flow down the primary main and … Continue reading

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Stiebel Eltron CK and CNS-E Wall Mounted Electric Heaters

Adam

New to SupplyHouse.com are the CK and CNS Series Wall-Mounted Electric Heaters from Stiebel Eltron.  The surface-mounted CK heater quickly warms an area and can maintain a comfortable temperature. CK heaters can easily replace existing flush-mount heaters and are perfect … Continue reading

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The FuelMizer from Taco

Tom

Switching relays provide a convenient way to link circulator pumps to thermostats and boilers. Outdoor reset controls allow hydronic boilers to change output temperatures based on outdoor temperatures. Lower temperature settings can lead to fuel savings, especially on unseasonably warm … Continue reading

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Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000

Adam

Brand new from Honeywell, the Wi-Fi 9000 is a fully programmable color touchscreen thermostat designed to provide total control to your HVAC system.  The redesigned terminal block no longer requires tools, and the plain-language on-screen setup process eliminates the need … Continue reading

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PexTV Episode 11

Mark

Hey everyone, this is PexTV episode 11. It’s all about some tips and tricks that we can help you with as you think about winterizing your home. In this episode you will see… Product Spotlight: Frost Proof Sill Cock Tip … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Things to Check if that Steam System is Hammering

Kristine

1. The near-boiler piping doesn’t meet the manufacturer’s specs 2. The steam quality is bad (wet steam causes hammering) 3. The boiler is oversized or overtired. 4. The insulation is missing from the piping. 5. The Hartford Loop connection is … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of PEX-AL-PEX

Tom

PEX-Aluminum-PEX (PEX-AL-PEX) tubing contains a layer of aluminum embedded between two layers of PEX. SupplyHouse.com carries standard PEX-AL-PEX made by Rifeng and Uponor. The aluminum serves as an oxygen barrier and makes the tubing more rigid. See the chart below … Continue reading

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Taco On Command

Adam

The Taco On Command Hot Water Recirculation System delivers hot water to your faucets and taps, 24 hours a day “on command” with the push of a button, only running when you tell it to.  It’s smart enough to know … Continue reading

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Fix Kinks in PEX

Tom

It’s possible to kink PEX tubing if you bend it too tightly. When using PEX-B or PEX-C grade pipe you will normally want to cut the affected piece of tubing out of the line and replace it with a coupling, … Continue reading

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