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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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Hire a Plumber with Facebook?

Nick B

Facebook is what most of us use to stay connected to our friends, keep up-to-date with celebrities, and follow our favorite brands.  It has integrated itself into most aspects of our lives from education (like our seminars) to professional networking (even in the Trades).  Now Facebook is looking …

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$7,500 For Just Some Toilet Paper?

Nick B

The Case of the $7.5k TP Barbara Carroll works as a building manager down in Atlanta Georgia whose responsibilities include keeping the janitorial supplies properly stocked.  Looking to avoid a drive to the store, Carroll decided to buy some toilet paper through Amazon.  Just like countless ti…

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“OK Google, Find me a Plumber”

Nick B

Voice commands are the future.  You can talk to just about everything in your home, from your TV to your Toilet.  While we might have made a joke or two about it, these kinds of technologies are only growing in popularity.  Google Assistant is the virtual helper built into most Android phones, re…

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10-Day-Old Puppy SAVED from HVAC Vent

Nick B

Earlier this month in Aurora, Colorado a little, 10-day-old puppy was lost in an HVAC vent of his home.  Confused in the darkness of a vent in a world it had only just came into, this was not a good spot for him.  Having gotten himself into this situation during the middle of the night, he spent…

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Meet the Taco Family – Made in America

Nick B

Taco Comfort Solutions is an almost 100 year old heating-cooling-plumbing products company based out of Rhode Island.  Making a name for themselves through their innovative pumps, Taco has seen tremendous growth throughout its lifetime.  Through those years of development and change Taco has alwa…

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