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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No Soldering, Clamps or Glue Needed With SharkBite Fittings.

Steffy

  Quick-connect, push-fit plumbing has been taking a bite out of local plumbing trades, as the general public, tradesman included, discover the ease, versatility, and quality of SharkBite fittings. Their innovative design allows anyone to connect copper, PVC, and PEX tubing—in any comb…

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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 for performance. The connections form a fast, reliable and permanent seal, an…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Invest In A ProPEX Expander Tool

Steffy

1. Quick, Reliable Connections Each ProPEX joint can be cut, fitted and completed in under 30 seconds.  2. Superior Flow Rate  Uponor PEXa pipe and ProPEX fittings have the same inside diameter as eachother. This causes water to flow more consistently out of taps and showers. 3. 25 Yea…

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The 5 Benefits of Using PEX Tubing

Steffy

  1. Price - PEX is about a third the price of copper. Even with the additional investment for tools you may need to install fittings, PEX will still end up being the cheaper route.     2. Speed - The connections are generally quicker and easier to make with PEX than solderi…

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5 Tools Everyone in the Plumbing Industry Should Be Using

Steffy

1. M18 Cordless Sawzall- Having a cordless tool makes all of the difference. This Sawzall offers up to 75 more cuts per charge and is designed to cut up to 30% faster with less vibration. The QUIK-LOK blade clamp provides quick blade changes while the variable speed trigger optimizes speed for d…

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How To Make Installation Easier With Sioux Chief

Eli

Step one, Sioux Chief's line of PEX installation parts.   Here's Why:   1. They can be used with any CTS pipe, which includes CTS copper, PEX and CPVC making them ideal for a variety of applications.   2. They are designed to make installation easier, faster …

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