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5 Things to Know Before Installing a Shower Drain

Guest

"Be prepared" isn't just a motto for Scouts—plumbers know all too well that it pays to have a plan for every worst-case scenario. Before you begin what may seem like a simple drain replacement, brush up on the possible challenges and equip yourself appropriately so you won't be left without a work…

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Unlocking the Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat

Raquel

Have you ever accidentally locked your Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat? Well, you've come to the right place! To help, we've put together a step-by-step video explaining the process of how you can unlock your Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat!           Steps 1) Fr…

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How to Replace an Anode Rod

Mark

Anode Rods Steel rusts and corrodes when exposed to water for extended periods of time.  This, along with the acidity of water, leaves water heaters vulnerable to a more rapid corrosion process and bad smelling water.   By installing an anode rod you can delay this process and extend …

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3 Useful Sump Pump Maintenance Tips

Guest

The sump pump acts as a protective barrier between the foundation of your house and the water from the municipal sewage system.  The groundwater in the foundation is rerouted into a drain system (which is also located at the foundation), goes through a system of pipes, and finally reaches the s…

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5 Signs Your Home Needs a Dehumidifier—and How to Select the Right One

Guest

Does your bread seem to go stale after a day or two?  Do your crackers and cookies lose their crispness soon after you open the box?  These aren’t just minor quirks that homeowners learn to live with, they are also signs that you may have a problem with high humidity in your home.   W…

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3 Plumbing Problems to Look for When House Hunting

Nick B

When you are touring a home or apartment it can be an overwhelming experience.  Between thinking about where you would put all of your furniture, analyzing the commute from that location, and mentally balancing your budget with the new place in mind, it’s easy to forget something like the plumbin…

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Choosing a New Appliance: Electric vs. Gas Water Heaters

Guest

If you’ve had the same hot water heater for longer than 10 years—the standard lifespan—it’s smart to consider replacing the appliance before it quits performing and puts you in a tough position.  Before you start shopping for a new water heater, however, you need to know w…

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Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Guest

Every homeowner tries to find ways to save money.  After all, bills can be expensive if you’re not careful.  However, one of the best methods you can use to reduce payments is to make your home more energy-efficient.  But, how do we do this?  You have to be smart with your energy usage.  …

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Solved! What Size Bathroom Fan Best Supports Your Space

Guest

Q: We recently bought a beautiful old house, but the former owners never installed a vent fan in the bathroom.  After a shower, the mirror is completely fogged and the walls are wet to the touch.  I know all that humidity can’t be good for the cabinets or the new wallpaper, some of which is alre…

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How to Program Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostats

Nick B

The Honeywell T4 Pro Programmable Thermostat has several programmable and non-programmable options that can be fine tuned to your schedule.  But how do you get it to do what you need?  Read the instructions below or watch the video at the end of this post to learn how.  Or do both if you really w…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Replacing a Toilet

Guest

Thanks to their solid construction and simple design, toilets often outlast other bathroom fixtures, but they don’t last forever.  After a decade or so, heavy lime deposits can build up, resulting in clogging or slow flushing, and the seals between the tank and the bowl can harden, crack, and beg…

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PEX Press w/ Milwaukee

Mark

The Milwaukee M18 Short Throw Press Tool is the fastest way to make PEX Press connections on the market today.  40% faster than the competition, this tool will get your job done fast.  Watch the video below to learn more!     Go to SupplyHouse.com for all of your PEX, press, and…

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