LG’s new Multi F Max

Tom

Released earlier this year in the United States, the Multi F Max ductless mini-split condenser from LG makes large mini-split systems possible without multiple outdoor units. The Multi F Max carries a 54,000-BTU rating, and can serve as an air conditioner or heat-pump. Boasting an 18.4 SEER rating and featuring LG’s Gold Fin anti-corrosion technology, the Multi F Max can handle up to eight standard LG multi-zone indoor units. Its twin rotary compressor allows the unit to work at higher efficiency levels than standard inverter units.

The Multi F Max provides opportunities for tremendous flexibility, as evidenced by the long list of potential combinations with indoor evaporator units. Ideal for apartment buildings, large homes, or commercial applications, only a single refrigerant line (3/8” x 3/4”) connects to the outdoor unit. Two-, three-, and four-port distribution boxes (parts PMBD3620, PMBD3630, & PMBD3640) cut down on the amount of brazing and copper pipe needed for installation.

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Fitting Sizing for Copper Pipe

Mark

It’s important to remember that when buying fittings for plumbing and heating systems, copper pipe sizing refers to the listed size of the pipe which is approximately the inner diameter.

For example, a ½ inch Copper fitting doesn’t actually measure ½ inch. It simply fits over the ½ copper pipe. A ½ inch street fitting will have an inside diameter of 1/2 inch, as it is the same size as the pipe, and it will fit inside of another fitting.

On our website we abbreviate these as C fittings for pipe connections and FTG fittings for connections to other fittings.

It can get confusing when buying online, but just keep the inner diameter in mind.

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Air King Window Fans

Adam

Air King’s reversible Window Fans are available in sizes to fit virtually any window. These whole house window fans can save the average homeowner a small fortune compared with an air conditioner, and are great to use as an alternative for homes without central-air.  These fans are electrically reversible for intake and exhaust, which means hot air can be exhausted during the day, and cool air can be pulled from outdoors at night. This dual functionality is possible without having to uninstall or manually flip the entire unit!

The cutting-edge Storm Guard technology allows the window to be closed behind the fan without having to uninstall it, and comes with OSHA and ETL certification to ensure safety and quality.  The Storm Guard goes against traditional window fans which are held in place by closing the window down onto the fan. While this is effective, if you ever need to close the window, you have to physically remove the fan from the window. The Storm Guard enables the window to be closed easily during bad weather or when securing the home.

The 9155 Window Fan’s 3-speed, permanently-lubricated, permanent split capacitor motor provides whisper-quiet, maintenance-free operation.  It has high impact styrene housing, an ABS plastic 16” blade and a metal front grill. The 9166 Whole House Window Fan is totally enclosed and has impact resistant plastic housing, and a powder coated steel front grill and 20” blade.

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It has only been a week?

Sarah

I have only been here little over a week, yet it feels like a couple of weeks. I have completed various assignments, from writing video scripts to creating a new high school mentorship curriculum. The best part as I mentioned before are the people, everyone here are so friendly and helpful. I appreciate the time being set aside to show me how to complete assigned tasks. The way everything connects and intertwines into one another to help run this company amazes me, it’s exciting to see how a script I have written turns into the finished product of a video. I enjoy coming here and learning new things, I like to feel like I am helping people even if it’s giving an idea or opinion.

Moreover, one of my newest project is creating a more precise and focused high school mentorship curriculum. This project is very important to me, many high school students either definitely know what their interest are leading them to definite major, while others float around holding an array of  interests where picking a major in school is difficult  and then there are others who just have no idea. My plans for this curriculum is to help expose the students to many different departments and the possible majors that coincide, thinking and planning ahead can help students have an efficient college experience without wasting time. It is surprising what you can pick up from being put in a different learning environment, it’s strange that within a week I am beginning to think what it would be like if I started my own business. But for now, it’s just a thought, until next week

FHWC ~ faith, hard work and consistency

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PexTV Episode 8

Mark

Hey, here’s episode 7 of “PexTV” It’s fan appreciation day here at PexTV and we are going to tell you about Fantech!. Feel free to email us at pextv@supplyhouse.com with any thoughts or suggestions for future episodes.

In this episode, you’ll see…

Featured Product: Fantech PB Series Bath Fans.
The #1 bath fans?
Tip of the Week: When to shut off your bath fan.
Customer Review: Fantech PB110 Bath Fan.

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Give your Dryer a Boost

Tom

Does it seem like it takes forever for your clothes to dry? The solution may be easier than you think. With a Fantech Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan from SupplyHouse.com you can cut down on clothes drying times and slash your utility bills.

Dryer Booster Fans are perfect for homes with long runs between the dryer and final venting point. Depending on the number of bends in the ductwork, booster fans may be necessary for runs longer than 15 feet. Mounted in-line, the fans automatically turn on when the dryer operates. Fantech’s Dryer Booster Fans carry a 5-year warranty. They counter the resistance of long duct-runs to speed up the venting of warm, moist air produced by dryers. Accounting for bends and elbows, most of Fantech’s Dryer Boost products work with runs of up to 130 feet.

Fantech’s redesigned lint trap is recommended when the ducting between the dryer and the booster fan runs shorter than 15 feet. Why? Because when you position the fan this close to the dryer, it may pull lint from the dryer. At greater distances, lint stays in the dryer and you do not need a trap.

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Gas Ox Box from Sioux Chief

Adam

The Gas Ox Box from Sioux Chief is a Gas Outlet Box used for applications involving a connection to a gas line, such as Furnaces, Water Heaters and Gas Ovens.  This product provides a solid and secure installation.  The ABS boxes can stand up to all kinds of job site conditions unlike other boxes made from styrene.

Mounting a Gas Ox Box is quick, easy, and most importantly solid.  The box clip tab bends in for a secure installation over metal studs.  Mounting over the stud allows for the supply and drainage lines to be installed in separate stud bays.  This reduces the number of joints behind the wall, which saves installation time and reduces the risk of leaks behind the wall.  Other boxes are designed with the supply and drain lines too close to each other, which leads to burned drain pipe and longer installation times. The Gas Ox Box prevents supply lines from getting in the way, and allows the drain and trap to be installed in the same stud bay. This eliminates the need to drill a hole in the stud which is time consuming, weakens the stud, and adds the cost of protection plates.

The Gas Ox Box may be mounted in numerous different ways, eliminating the need to source and stock a different box for various applications.  The Ox Box replaces all left drain, center drain, right drain, and dual drain boxes. At SupplyHouse.com , the Gas Ox Box is available in 1/2″ and 3/4” NPT iron pipe connections, and 1/2″ FIP CSST Connections.

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The Many Advantages of Baseboarders Covers

Tom

Baseboarders baseboard heater covers offer several important benefits for home renovation projects (or even new construction):

  • Their unique perforated design can enhance the look of any room
  • The covers may be spray-painted or cut to size for further customization
  • Do-it-yourself installation with an existing backplate takes just seconds, and wall brackets can be used in new-construction projects or any application where there is no backplate
  • 22-gauge galvanized carbon steel ensures that the covers are durable
  • Unlike most other baseboard covers, small children cannot burn themselves by reaching through the cover and touching the element
  • A lifetime rust-proof guarantee makes the covers perfect for use in moist bathrooms
  • The covers are compatible with most hydronic and many electric baseboards


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Control Your Thermostats With Your Phone

Mark

I honestly could not even believe we had this product in our warehouse.  When I was doing research on different thermostats recently, I found the Honeywell RedLINK Internet Gateway on our website and was absolutely amazed.

This little unit allows you to control your thermostats remotely with the internet, tablet or smart phone.  Check out the video Stacey and I did to explain exactly how it works.

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Keep Your Home Cool, Dry, and Energy-Efficient With a Dehumidifier

Kristine

Sure it’s uncomfortable outside, but if you are sensing damp, sticky conditions indoors, it’s definitely time to consider the benefits of a dehumidification system.

Hot and muggy summer weather outside can mean excess moisture inside. Mold and mildew, musty odors, condensation, warped wooden surfaces, and cracked, peeling, or blistering paint can all result from elevated humidity levels inside your home. And, when the air is damp and sticky indoors, you’re not the only one who senses it—so does your air conditioner.

“Excess moisture in your home can cause major issues over time,” points out Daniel O’Brian, one of our tech team members. “It can promote mold growth and the potential for respiratory ailments, and make your air conditioner work harder by having to cool damp, heavier air.” By removing excess moisture from the air, a dehumidifier can level the playing field and improve the overall comfort and health of your home. Because a dehumidifier uses significantly less energy than an air conditioner, installing either a whole-house system or a smaller unit can cut cooling costs; not only does the air conditioner not have to work as hard, but it also may run less often or at a higher temperature. According to the U.S. Energy Star program, a homeowner can save up to 6 percent on cooling costs for every degree the thermostat is turned up.

Indeed, rising energy costs are one of the primary reasons for dehumidifiers’ growth in popularity: To conserve energy, today’s homes are built more tightly, but with less air exchange comes the potential for moisture buildup. By reducing that moisture, dehumidifiers can ensure a continuous flow of cool, dry air.
How does a dehumidifier work? A fan draws warm, humid air over a cold coil, which condenses the moisture into liquid; the water is removed via a drain pipe. The dry air then passes over a warm coil and is added back into the room. Dehumidifiers are controlled by an instrument called a dehumidistat, which turns the unit on and off depending on the amount of moisture detected in the air.

Dehumidifier capacity is measured in pints of water removed per 24 hours. The appropriate capacity for a dehumidification unit or system is determined by the size of the space and its conditions. For example, a closed, damp room, such as a basement, will require a bigger capacity unit than a large, open room with good air flow.

Dehumidifiers come in a variety of models and sizes, ranging from large, whole-house models to smaller, portable units designed for individual rooms and problem areas, such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces. As with any appliance, the key is to look for an Energy Star-rated, high-efficiency unit that is sized properly for the space and conditions.
Honeywell’s TrueDRY line of dehumidifiers are all Energy Star rated and come backed by a five-year warranty. They can be centrally ducted for whole-house dehumidification or unducted for moisture control in attics or smaller crawl spaces. They also carry a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating of 11. (MERV ratings, which measure filter performance, range from 1 to 16; the higher the number, the better the air filtration.)

For more on the Honeywell TrueDRY Dehumidification system, including a video demo, visit SupplyHouse.com.

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This post was written in collaboration with Bob Vila

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