Lead-Free Plumbing Law

Tom

The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act in the United States went into effect earlier this year, on January 4. The act imposes standards that were already enforced in several states. It defines “lead-free” as less than .25% lead on the wetted surface of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fitting…

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GV90+ Boilers from Weil-McLain

Tom

Weil-McLain’s GV90+ series of gas boilers presents a unique option for hydronic heating systems: cast iron condensing boilers. Condensing boilers can handle condensed flue gases when return water temperatures are sufficiently low, resulting in less waste and higher efficiency ratings. Traditional …

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Grundfos UP Zone Valves

Adam

The Grundfos range of UP Zone Valves (UP-ZV) are designed to control your comfort with the latest in robust motor and gearing technology, to ensure long life and quiet operation. The UP-ZV range is designed for closed water heating and cooling applications. It is not intended for potable water appli…

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SharkBite Removal Tools

Tom

SharkBite fittings offer an easy way to make basic repairs or permanent installations. They slide directly over PEX, copper, or OD-controlled CPVC without requiring any tools, making them ideal for small jobs and do-it-yourselfers. Removing SharkBite fittings is just as easy – if you have the prop…

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Winters Instruments

Adam

We have recently added a new range of products to the site by Winters Instruments. Winters Instruments specialize in manufacturing  gauges for pressure and temperature management. They have been around since 1953, and have grown in size and reputation through the years, to become a leading global m…

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Benefits of Pipe Insulation

Tom

Insulating pipes provides many advantages in a variety of fluid distribution systems. See below for a list of common applications. SupplyHouse.com carries K-Flex Insul-Lock pipe insulation. Insul-Lock comes in 6-foot lengths for pipes with outside diameters ranging from 1/2" to 4-1/8". We offer Insu…

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Control Temperatures and Save Energy with Zoned Heating Systems

Kristine

A zoned heating system allows greater control over heat distribution in the house. You can turn up the heat just where you need it, just when you need it—resulting in significant savings on your utility bills. Need some convincing? Read on to learn more about the benefits of zoned heating. …

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Spirovent Air Eliminators

Tom

Air elimination devices remove air bubbles from hydronic heating systems before the air can cause any disturbances. Air in a system can cause noise and block heat distribution. Traditional air vents needed to be installed at the highest point in a system in order to function properly. Air scoops, wh…

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Where there is air

Kristine

Air is the enemy in a hydronic (hot-water) heating system. It blocks their flow to the radiators. It rattles around and annoys customers. It wastes fuel by making our systems less efficient (no heat from an air-bound radiator). It causes callbacks and it makes us look bad. That's why every hydronic …

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Snow Melting with PEX

Tom

PEX tubing creates a wide-range of options for hydronic heating. When installed outdoors, you can use PEX to melt snow and ice. Some snow melt systems keep critical areas, (hospital entrances, etc.) clear, while others just save homeowners the effort of shoveling a driveway or walkway. Snow melt …

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Webstone Radiator Valve Spud Wrench

Adam

Webstone’s Radiator Valve Spud Wrench is designed for making radiator valve repairs and can be used on 1/2” to 2” radiator valves. The radiator valve body is connected to the radiator by a spud. In order to remove the radiator valve a spud wrench is required to loosen the spud. A spud wrench h…

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Easily Monitor Heating Oil Levels

Tom

The OEM Rocket Wireless Fuel Level Monitor lets users keep track of the amount of heating oil remaining in their storage tank. The transmitter mounts to the oil tank. It uses ultrasonic waves to detect oil levels in the tank and communicates with a receiver in the home. The receiver must be powered …

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