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Here’s Why Your Plumbing Sweats in the Summer

Guest

Are you tired of finding condensation puddling up around your plumbing pipes and fixtures this time of year? With these five solutions, you can relax and stop mopping up the water.   Q: This is our first summer in our new house, and suddenly it seems like all the b…

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Radiant Heat Without the Concrete: Ultra-Fin Plates

Shyene

Central air heating not doing the trick for your family during those cold East Coast winters? Have a wood-framed home that doesn’t retain heat? One option you have is radiant heat, which consists of a hydronic tubing system underneath your actual flooring. But wait, radiant heat sounds complicated…

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Hot Water Made Easy, Thanks to Tankless

Gregory

We all love hot water; it’s great for a hot shower or a nice cup of tea. And the only way we can consistently and reliably get hot water in our homes is through our hot water heaters. But not all water heaters are created equally. So let’s talk about tankless water heaters.   What mak…

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Solid Gold Toilet Stolen from Churchill’s Childhood Home

Gregory

A functional, solid gold toilet dubbed "America" had been the focal point of a new art installation, housed in Winston Churchill's childhood home of Blenheim Palace. But after being on display for only two days the 18-karat, multi-million-dollar toilet has been stolen.   On September 14th…

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Maldives Houses the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power System

Gregory

Solar power is at an all-time high, and more and more companies are looking for innovative ways to implement solar power systems. Turns out, the world's largest solar power system at sea was just launched in the Maldives!   Typically a place you would think of for crystal clear water and…

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The Perfect Flush DOES Exist!

Gregory

Thanks to Fluidmaster, you can now have the satisfaction of knowing that each time you flush your toilet, it will be...perfect.   There is no shortage of selling points for Fluidmaster's Perfect Fit Toilet Tank Levers. They're stylish, easy to install, versatile, reliable, adaptable, and…

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London Underground: Re-harnessing Waste Energy

Gregory

London’s public transportation system, along with the systems that power their industrial factories and air conditioning, for example, produce massive amounts of excessive energy and heat. We all know that feeling when a train or a subway whooshes by us and we’re hit with that warm gust of air. …

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RESPECT at a Women’s Refugee Center

Sasha

To celebrate our core value of Respect, the Data Team visited a Women’s Refugee Center, where asylum seekers from African countries turn to receive practical and emotional support as they attempt to build a life in Israel. The center is open three days a week, during which all asylum-seeking women…

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Plumbing Fittings, Broken Down and Explained

Michelle P

Hello there and welcome to Part 2 of the Fittings blog!   Now that we know what a fitting is and what it does, let’s get into the materials that the fittings on our site are made out of, and what application they’re typically used for in the plumbing world. There's a lot to choose fro…

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How to Double the Lifespan of your Water Heater

Gregory

To many, water heaters are a one-and done item, meaning once you install it, that's it. But think again. The way to doubling the lifespan of a water heater lies in a yearly check-up of one simple part: the anode rod. To get to the anode rod, let's first work our way through the water heater itself.…

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How To Make Beer From Toilet Water

Gregory

In Louisville, Kentucky, four breweries are operating with a rather experimental style of brewing.   They are taking recycled water from their local wastewater treatment plant and are turning it into beer. This initiative is part of the Next Round Brewing Project, which aims to show peop…

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Tennessee has the First Solar Powered Airport in the U.S.

Gregory

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Tennessee is now the first airport in the United States to be entirely run on solar energy.   The project, started back in 2010, was a massive $10 million undertaking. The crown jewel of the project is the 2.74 megawatt solar farm, which is about th…

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