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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ClearVue Condensate Pump

Tom

DiversiTech’s ClearVue condensate pump comes at a price similar to those of comparable condensate pumps, but it offers several unique features. Its clear body allows you to see inside the pump in order to monitor operation and diagnose problems. The pump can clean itself at the push of a button, w…

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What a Dehumidifier Does…

Mark

Have you ever wondered what actually goes on inside of a dehumidifier?  Recently I did a video with Nicole from customer service about the dehumidifiers sold on our website. We created a pretty cool image that shows the basic functions inside a dehumidifier. When an excess amount of moisture is …

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Hot Water in an Instant

Tom

Are you tired of waiting for hot water to reach your shower every day? Do you shake your head as wasted cold water flows down the drain? SupplyHouse may have the solution: a hot water recirculation pump. These pumps allow you to get instant hot water at the turn of the faucet and can result in big s…

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KS1 Kickstart Compressor

Adam

The KS1 Kickstart Compressor from Rectorseal is the only two-wire, pre-assembled starting component Hard Start Kit on the market that uses a high-quality mechanical potential relay in a unique design. There is absolutely no use of circuit boards, timers or PTCR devices. The KS1 is used for single ph…

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Direct Burial of PEX Tubing

Tom

PEX tubing is approved for direct burial outdoors, a practice most often necessary when running a water supply line to a house. PEX, since it can expand, resists freezing more effectively than rigid pipe, but PEX can still burst if water freezes in a line. As a result, it’s a must to bury the tubi…

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How to Become a Better Troubleshooter

Kristine

Avoid "Auto" Conclusions Don't try to solve the problem while you're still in your truck. Some technicians make up their minds before looking around, and then they set out to prove that they're right - even if they're not! Comprehend the components If you don't understand how the parts work…

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