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Toilet Technology Receives a Face-lift Thanks to Multi-Million Dollar Donation from the Gates Foundation

Gregory

Bill and Melinda Gates have decided what their next donation-funded research project will be, and that’s enhancing the process of the perfect flush! Just as Bill Gates brainstormed the world-changing and innovative Microsoft, he’s turning his attention towards doing a similar revelation in t…

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Trade Tuesday Promotion Finishes with Record-Breaking Sales

Gregory

Last week, we offered a 5 percent off site-wide sale for Trade Tuesday, our version of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Taking place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, customers were eligible for discounts on products from fittings to boilers and everything in between.   [caption …

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TradeLife – A Fitting Tribute

Raquel

Plumbing, baseball, and a tightly-knit community formed the basis of a lifelong friendship. Meet Porky: a baseball fan who honored his recently deceased childhood friend, Roy, in a uniquely appropriate way. Although flushing Roy's ashes down toilets at 17 baseball stadiums and venues across the coun…

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Don’t Flush Your Contacts!

Nick B

Pop quiz: you just took out your contact lenses and are ready to dispose of them.  Where do you put them, in the nice little trash can, or the toilet?  If you said toilet then you need to stop.  The toilet is not a trash can, so if it's trash, don't put it in there.  And yes, that includes cont…

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The Future of Toilet Seats?

Nick B

For too long have toilet seat designs remained stagnant.  Sure, there are ones with cushions, some that don't slam, and whatever the Numi has, but I'm talking about real innovation.  Something that will push the envelope.  Something that will alter our bathroom experience forever.  Well I think …

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SupplyHouse Stress Test: Milwaukee M12 Airsnake

Nick B

Ever wanted to take your tools and really see what they can do?  Well recently I got to do just that with the Milwaukee M12 Airsnake.  This innovative tool uses compressed air to blast tough clogs out of pipes without having to take anything apart or run a traditional drain snake.  The Airsnake …

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Meet Boiler Man, Soccer’s Newest Mascot

Nick B

Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, 2nd tier soccer teams and human/boiler hybrids that laugh in the face of science and everything it taught us was possible, all these instantly come to mind.  So it was only a matter of time until a creature like Boiler Man g…

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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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Plumber Paddles Bathtub Boat Through Torbay for Cancer Charity

Nick B

Iain Bevan's a plumber and former member of the Royal Navy who when faced with the loss of several friends, his father-in-law, and mother to cancer decided to raise money to find a cure for the disease which took so much from him.   What He Did Combining his current and past careers as…

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A Toilet That Can Play Skyrim?

Nick B

Technology has finally reached the point where you can play the critically acclaimed open-world video game Skyrim on the toilet!  I'm not talking about using a portable system or setting up a TV in your bathroom (while that is a good idea), I'm telling you that there's literally a toilet that can p…

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9 of the Coolest Projects You Can Make with Fittings

Guest

If you dig industrial décor—the edgy aesthetic that celebrates old-school utilitarian design—get psyched to discover some fun new do-it-yourself projects, all using black fittings.  That’s right: Plumbing has emerged from behind the walls to star in all kinds of practical, great-looking desi…

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Hot Tub Car: A Plumber’s Project

Nick B

How many times have you thought, "I wish I was surrounded by warm, bubbling water as I hurtle down this highway" while on your way to work?  Countless times, I'm sure, but for Colin Furze, that dream is a reality!  This plumber turned stuntman, inventor, and YouTube star decided enough was enough …

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