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Tools for PEX Connections (Crimp, Clamp, Expansion, Press)

Guest

PEX revolutionized plumbing in more ways than one, including making it easier for pros and DIYers alike.  Still, if you’re new to PEX tubing, there’s one tricky aspect to navigate at the outset—that is, choosing a method of connecting one … Continue reading

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The Types of PEX (PEX-A, PEX-B, PEX-C, PEX-Al-PEX)

Guest

For much of the latter 20th century, household plumbing systems depended on copper pipe—a difficult-to-master building material whose price only rose along with the ever-increasing demand.  Today, many pros (and do-it-yourselfers) prefer to use tubing made of cross-linked polyethylene, or … Continue reading

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PEX-AL-PEX: Tubing with a Little Backbone

Tom

PEX pipe works in a wide variety of heating and plumbing applications, offering major benefits including cost savings.  In the decades following the introduction of PEX, manufacturers developed a variation of PEX that includes a layer of aluminum.  PEX-Aluminum-PEX, generally … Continue reading

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Facebook Live Seminar: Uponor’s PEX Tubing

Mark

For the second installment in our Facebook Live series we brought in a couple experts on Uponor and their PEX tubing. (Watch the first one on Taco here)  Wes Sisco from Uponor fielded questions from our audience using his years of … Continue reading

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PEX: Uponor’s Contribution to the World of Plumbing

Nick B

The modern day Uponor is the culmination of two longstanding and innovative companies.  Uponor’s origins date back to a Finnish carpentry workshop opened in 1918 while the other half, Wirsbo, began in the 1620s as a Swedish forge, crafting top … Continue reading

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How to Make ProPEX Expansion Connection

Mark

Uponor’s ProPEX expansion connection system is a reliable and easy connection method for PEX-A tubing that actually becomes stronger over time. Using an expansion tool that features an auto-rotating head, like the Milwaukee M12 Tool, connections can be made in under … Continue reading

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Is PEX Here to Stay?

Nick B

  Earlier today I decided to look up our first ever blog post.  No, it’s not Welcome to the SupplyHouse.com Blog, this post was on our old blog, before most of the people here worked with us (myself included), numerous website … Continue reading

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Making Connections: PVC to PEX

Nick B

Looking to connect a PVC pipe to PEX?  Well there are a couple options available to tackle this project.  They range from the tried and true threaded adapters to the fast and easy SharkBite fittings.  Threaded adapters have been plumbers’ choice … Continue reading

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The Beveled Edge: The PEX-Aluminum-PEX Advantage

Mark

PEX-Aluminum-PEX is a great product that offers several key advantages over traditional PEX including a higher temperature and pressure rating, larger diameters, and an increase rigidity.  With these advantages comes the need to bevel the edge of the pipe to … Continue reading

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The Apex72: Above All, More Room

Joe

The first of its kind, the Apex72 Electric Wall Heater from Cadet is designed to bring warmth and comfort to any room without sacrificing an inch of living space. This small, but powerful unit is mounted 72 to 90 inches … Continue reading

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Lower Your Costs With Mr. PEX Composite Radiant Manifolds

Adam

Composites and plastics are rising in popularity in radiant applications, and Mr. PEX Systems is jumping on the bandwagon. They recently introduced their line of Composite Radiant Manifolds.   The manifold is made from a long-lasting glass-filled plastic composite, and … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Ways To Make Secure PEX Connections…

Steffy

1. Crimp All you need is a crimp tool, crimp fittings and copper rings to make the connection, and with this tool you can “rough in” the entire system, check it out for fit and appearance, then crimp each connection … Continue reading

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