Can PEX Tubing Freeze?

Tom

PEX tubing has the ability to expand and return to its original shape. This makes PEX more freeze-resistant than traditional rigid pipe (copper, galvanized, etc.). Still, PEX is not freeze-proof.  A PEX line can burst if fluid freezes in it. Freezing tends to be more of a concern in PEX plumbing in…

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DIY Radiant Heat Panel

Tom

If you’re looking for an easy way to install do-it-yourself hydronic radiant heating, consider Uponor’s Radiant Ready 30E panel. The pre-assembled unit includes almost everything you’d need to set up a complete system: 9 kW electric boiler, 5-loop manifold (Uponor EP), 3-speed circulator pump …

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Increase Your Comfort Level This Winter With a Humidifier

Kristine

In the winter months, when heating systems are really chugging away, indoor air can become dry and staticky. A whole-house humidifier is a great way to add back a little moisture. Here are the basics. Scratchy throats, frequent nosebleeds, dry skin, and static electricity can be common occurrence…

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Heat Exchanger Sizing

Tom

Heat exchangers transfer heat between two media without allowing them to come into direct contact. Make sure to size heat exchangers correctly, whether you need one for a snow melt or swimming pool application or to isolate open and closed hydronic heating loops. FlatPlate offers a website for heat …

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Frozen Pipes

Tom

Frozen pipes are a common occurrence during the cold season. To thaw a frozen pipe in your home, try turning on each faucet. If the water is flowing, run warm water through the pipes to help thaw the frozen spot. If no water flows, find the most likely places where pipes may freeze, such as unheated…

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Blue Monster Compression Seal Tape

Adam

Blue Monster Compression Seal Tape is perfect as a quick and cost-effective solution to help stop leakage under pressure without turning off the water source. This makes it the ideal solution equally for crisis and long-term applications, and has been developed for professional plumbing contractors.…

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DuraVent’s PolyPro Venting System

Adam

DuraVent’s PolyPro venting system is now available at SupplyHouse.com.  PolyPro venting is commonly used in venting condensing boilers, water heaters, and warm air furnaces. PolyPro is an environmentally safe, 100% recyclable material. It is made from Polypropylene and contains no toxic or car…

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Weil-McLain’s WM97+ Boiler

Tom

The WM97+ wall-mounted, gas-fired, hot water boiler from Weil-McLain sets new standards for quality and efficiency. With seasonal DOE efficiency ratings of over 95 percent, the three available models waste minimal amounts of fuel. They feature a built-in primary circulator, low water cutoff, and exp…

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The Colors of PEX Tubing

Tom

PEX tubing normally falls into two main categories: PEX with an oxygen barrier and PEX without an oxygen barrier. PEX with an oxygen barrier is designed for closed-loop space heating systems, and will normally be either red or white. It is usually not approved for use with potable water. PEX without…

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Fasco Motors

Adam

Fasco Motors have arrived at SupplyHouse.com just in time for the heating season! Fasco Motors manufactures top of the line OEM replacement Motors and Draft inducers for the biggest names in the HVAC industry. Here you can find replacements motors and draft inducers for Lennox, ICP/Heil Quaker, Tran…

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Chase Away Winter’s Chill With Radiant Heating Systems

Kristine

Looking for a comfortable even heat throughout your home that is both cost-effective and energy efficient? Consider the benefits of a radiant floor heating system to do the job. Drafts got you down? If your goal is to achieve even, comfortable heat and warm floors, then you may want to look into …

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Sizing Bath Fans

Tom

When you’re picking a new bathroom ventilation fan, you will often come across the term ‘CFM.’ An abbreviation for cubic feet per minute, CFM quantifies the amount of air that a fan can move. Larger bathrooms require fans with higher CFM ratings. According to Fantech, the Home Ventilating I…

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