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Viega’s Fresh off the Press

Shyene

Our “Fittings” tab has a lot to choose from, including a dozen different brands and just as many connection methods. So you're probably asking yourself "Where do you start? Which brands can you trust with a secure hold for potable water, fire sprinkler systems, fuels, gases, and lubricants?" Don…

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Push-Fit Mixing Valves? Never Heard of Them…Now You Have

Shyene

Tired of using Teflon tape for pipe threads when connecting a new mixing valve in your client’s recently renovated shower? Wanting to try something other than your typical soldering? SharkBite has come out with their own line of push-connect thermostatic mixing valves. This could be a good alterna…

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Your Home’s Second Wind with Air Purifiers

Shyene

You may have seen our blog post about air filters and MERV ratings – but what we have in store for you is on another level! One of our newest products here at SupplyHouse.com is General Filters’s line of air purifiers, under the collection name Second Wind.   The Environmental Protect…

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How to Handle Hard Water

Gregory

Hard water can make or break your plumbing, it's as simple as that. It doesn't affect everyone, but you'll know if you have hard water. Here, we'll explain what hard water is, break down what water softener is, and how it helps improve the quality of your water.   You might think hard wa…

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Breathe Easy: Explaining Air Filters and MERV Ratings

Shyene

Air filters work with a homeowner’s HVAC system to circulate clean air throughout the home via central ductwork. They oftentimes slide into a specialized compartment on, for instance, a furnace. Once the air is called for, the furnace pushes it through the duct where the filter is located, so any …

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An Inside Look at Plumbing Fittings

Michelle P

Are you having issues filtering through our thousands of plumbing fittings? Trying to fix that leaky faucet, but don’t know what you need?   Then you’ve come to the right place!   We know fittings can be complicated, and our dedicated staff is here to help, so we’ve creat…

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The MOST Accurate Way to Check Your Oil Levels

Rosie

 Well folks, the future is here. Prepare for the lift-off of the new Beckett Rocket 17000 System—a wireless fuel level monitor made with efficiency and comfort in mind. This Rocket is an electronic gauge that will measure the amount of fuel in your oil tank with sharp accuracy. But it doesn’t s…

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Changing Batteries in Your Thermostats Just Got Easier

Gregory

Check out this instructional video to learn how easy it can be to swap out the batteries in your thermostats! We’ll cover different common thermostats, and you’ll see just how simple and hassle-free it can be to change your batteries. From a basic Honeywell thermostat to a more advanced Honeywel…

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Toilet Cleaning Robot Will Make Your Life Easier

Gregory

We now live in a world where robots have an increasing presence in our society; they can vacuum for us, mow the lawn, mop the kitchen floor, there are even ones that self-clean the litter box and dry-clean our clothes at home! But the newest creation is one that should have been invented a long time…

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Studies Show that Your Phone is Dirtier than Your Toilet

Gregory

By a show of hands, how many of us use our phones on the toilet? Now one more time, let’s be honest…haven’t we all done it at one point or another? Well, maybe you’ve heard this before, but your cell phone is actually significantly dirtier than your toilet is; seven times dirtier, to be …

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The CORRECT Way to Put Toilet Paper on a Roll; the Debate is Finally Solved!

Gregory

At one point or another, we’ve all had this discussion: how are we supposed to put toilet paper on a roll? Which way is it supposed to hang, over or under? Well look no further, because we have your answer!     There is actually a technical, documented, correct way that one …

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Siemens SFA71U Electronic Valve Actuator Tutorial

Gregory

Siemens SFA Series 2-Position Normally Closed Electronic Valve Actuator (24 Vac) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJaWAYSSyaM   Used in heating and cooling HVAC systems, the SFA71U works with Siemens 599 Series Zone Valves.   The 24-volt SF series actuator is a 2-position…

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