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How to Change a Valve Stem in a Viega MANABLOC

Mark

Recently a few people have asked us about changing a valve stem in a Viega MANABLOC. We offer a valve stem replacement kit that you will need in order to do this, but the directions can be confusing.  I made this video to help you out if you are having trouble.  It's pretty easy! …

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Closing and Opening Large PVC Ball Valves

Mark

In this video, we go over how to open the large Matco Norca ball valves sold on SupplyHouse.com.  They may be hard to close at first, but with the proper leverage, it can be a breeze. …

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How to: Choose a Programmable Thermostat

Kristine

Looking for a small home improvement that yields big results? A programmable thermostat, properly installed and configured, helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperate while reducing your home’s overall energy usage. Several factors come into play when choosing a thermostat: how much flex…

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Venting Options for Boilers and Water Heaters

Mark

For gas and oil-powered boilers and water heaters, you need to select a venting system that will work in your home.  Chimney vented units vent exhaust naturally through a chimney.  Power vent and direct vent use fans to push exhaust through vent pipes and can usually be vented either vertically th…

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Which PEX Is Best? The Right Tubing for Any Job

Kristine

Polyethylene cross-linked tubing, better known as PEX, is a fine addition to the industrious do-it-yourself plumber's arsenal. Inexpensive to buy and surprisingly versatile, PEX is also relatively easy to install. No complex soldering or messy gluing is required, and the tubing can be easily "fi…

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Is it Time to Change Your Air Filter?

Kristine

Start the AC season off with a clean air filter! Replacing your air filters ensures cleaner air circulating throughout your home as well as a more effective AC unit. Clean air filters remove air pollutants and protect the HVAC unit by keeping it clean and unclogged. The rate at which an air filter s…

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How to Change the Day for Honeywell VisionPro Thermostats

Mark

If you currently have a Honeywell Vision Pro thermostat, you know how important programming the correct day can be. One of the main features of this line is the ability to select multiple days to allow you to easily customize the thermostat for your unique schedule. In some cases, the leap …

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Mini-Split A.C. Systems: Single Zone Vs. Multi Zone

Mark

When buying Mini-Split Air Conditioning Systems, your first decision is whether you need a single zone or a multi zone system.  Single zone systems use one indoor wall mounted unit, and one outdoor condensor. General uses for this would be in rooms that are new additions to a house where th…

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Selecting a Line Set for Your Mini-Split AC System

Tom

One or more line sets is needed to install any mini-split air conditioning system. This is the component used to connect an indoor unit to an outdoor unit, as explained in our video on how line sets work. We offer pre-flared, insulated line-sets, which make for easier installation. When selecting…

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Supply Water Temperature Impact on Tankless Sizing

Mark

Did You Know? Average supply water temperature of your area can affect what size tankless water heater you get. In addition to the number and type of fixtures you are going to run at the same time, you will also have to consider the temperature of your groundwater. The colder the groundwat…

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Unboxing the Burnham Alpine Boiler

SupplyHouse

In this video, Mark from SupplyHouse.com unboxes a Burnham Alpine Boiler to get a look at what is inside and how it is packaged. If you are at all skeptical about purchasing a big boiler online, check this out to see exactly how you will get it on delivery day. …

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Insulate and Save

Tom

When we were shooting a video for baseboard heater covers, we found ourselves in an extremely hot basement. We quickly found out why, and realized the home owner could easily remedy the situation and prevent heat loss. In this video we have a quick tip on how you can use Pipe Insulation to save mone…

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