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 tube to another, and arming yourself with the tools requir…

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Got a Stinky House? Give Odor Block a Try!

Nick B

Does your home not smell as good as it should?  It's not always something you can control, all it takes is a little unwanted moisture growing mold or a particularly adventurous animal finding its way into somewhere it shouldn't be.  Once these odors start, regardless if they are in your vents or n…

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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 experience plumbing and working with Uponor products, Jim DePalma j…

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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 30 seconds with minimal room to …

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Facebook Live Seminar: Taco Comfort Solutions

Mark

Our productions department has recently began a live video series using Facebook's Live feature.  Bringing in experts from the industry we field questions directly from the audience using the interaction tools provided by Facebook.  Spearheading this series, we brought in two pros to talk about T…

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How to Use ProPress Fittings

Mark

Making a copper press connection is a fast and easy procedure.  Viega's ProPress fittings are the oldest and most popular, find a wide selection of them on SupplyHouse.com (click here), but regardless of who makes the fitting the connection process is the same.  Just deburr the pipe, slide the fit…

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Drawing Conclusions: How to Size a Bathroom Fan

Mark

Looking to install a bathroom fan?  There are numerous options available to fit any need (check them out here), but one factor always will have to be accounted for: size.  Check out our video to learn more about the sizing process so you can get the exact unit you need!     If …

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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 for years, but SharkBite has recently come on the …

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Five Ideas to Save Energy On Your Home When Traveling

Guest

  Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s one thing you should never forget to do before you go: make your home more energy efficient. Unless you make certain changes, your home can waste a lot of energy while you’re not there, meaning you’ll be greeted with a …

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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 allow for a proper seal with the fitting…

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Tanks for the Help! How to Size a Tankless Water Heater

Mark

Looking for an alternative to traditional water heaters?  A tankless system is perfect for you!  We even made a guide to help you decide what size unit will work best for you. Sizing Tankless Water Heaters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi2WDHiwKr0  …

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A Fast and Low-Cost Way to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Kristine

This winter, invest some time and money in installing a product that can protect your home from the inconvenience and potential damage of frozen pipes.   Homeowners who live in seasonally cold climates dread having their pipes freeze. At the very least, a frozen pipe can block the flow of…

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