Why closely spaced tees?

Kristine

Primary-secondary piping systems call for the tees that go off to the secondary circuit to be close together, ideally not more than six inches apart. Think like water and you'll see why this is. Flow down the primary main and imagine you're entering that first tee. You have two choices: You can stay…

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Stiebel Eltron CK and CNS-E Wall Mounted Electric Heaters

Adam

New to SupplyHouse.com are the CK and CNS Series Wall-Mounted Electric Heaters from Stiebel Eltron.  The surface-mounted CK heater quickly warms an area and can maintain a comfortable temperature. CK heaters can easily replace existing flush-mount heaters and are perfect for new homes and buildings…

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The FuelMizer from Taco

Tom

Switching relays provide a convenient way to link circulator pumps to thermostats and boilers. Outdoor reset controls allow hydronic boilers to change output temperatures based on outdoor temperatures. Lower temperature settings can lead to fuel savings, especially on unseasonably warm days. Taco’…

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Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000

Adam

Brand new from Honeywell, the Wi-Fi 9000 is a fully programmable color touchscreen thermostat designed to provide total control to your HVAC system.  The redesigned terminal block no longer requires tools, and the plain-language on-screen setup process eliminates the need for a manual. Installing t…

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PexTV Episode 11

Mark

Hey everyone, this is PexTV episode 11. It's all about some tips and tricks that we can help you with as you think about winterizing your home. In this episode you will see... Product Spotlight: Frost Proof Sill Cock Tip of The Week: Get your heating system serviced Customer Review: Easy Hea…

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The Top 10 Things to Check if that Steam System is Hammering

Kristine

1. The near-boiler piping doesn't meet the manufacturer's specs 2. The steam quality is bad (wet steam causes hammering) 3. The boiler is oversized or overtired. 4. The insulation is missing from the piping. 5. The Hartford Loop connection is too close to the waterline, or has a nipple that's…

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The Pros and Cons of PEX-AL-PEX

Tom

PEX-Aluminum-PEX (PEX-AL-PEX) tubing contains a layer of aluminum embedded between two layers of PEX. SupplyHouse.com carries standard PEX-AL-PEX made by Rifeng and Uponor. The aluminum serves as an oxygen barrier and makes the tubing more rigid. See the chart below for some of the the advantages an…

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Taco On Command

Adam

The Taco On Command Hot Water Recirculation System delivers hot water to your faucets and taps, 24 hours a day “on command” with the push of a button, only running when you tell it to.  It’s smart enough to know when the water currently in the line is hot enough, saving time, energy, water an…

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Fix Kinks in PEX

Tom

It’s possible to kink PEX tubing if you bend it too tightly. When using PEX-B or PEX-C grade pipe you will normally want to cut the affected piece of tubing out of the line and replace it with a coupling, depending on the severity of the kink. Applying heat aids in fixing kinked PEX. Using a heat …

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Caleffi TwistFlow Manifolds

Adam

Now in stock at SupplyHouse.com are a range of Caleffi TwistFlow Manifolds! The Caleffi TwistFlow brass manifolds are pre-assembled distribution manifolds ideal for radiant panel systems. These unique manifolds come equipped with built-in automatic air vents and drain cocks on both the supply and re…

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A Few Tips on Radiant Heat and Wood Floors

Kristine

1. The wider the boards, the greater the chance for trouble. Stick with boards that are no wider than three inches. Wide wood can warp. 2. Use mechanical humidity control. The relative humidity in a radiantly heated home that has wood floors should be no more than 50 percent. Without this con…

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PexTV Episode 10

Mark

In part 2 of "PEX To The Future" Mark goes back in time to try to stop Frank the contractor from installing a fuel guzzling boiler.  We also learn about the features and benefits of the Weil McLain Ultra Boilers. In this episode, you’ll see… Featured Product: Weil McLain Ultra Boilers Ca…

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