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Is Salt Water the Next Source of Renewable Energy?

Gregory

From solar panels to wind farms, green and renewable energy is ever-growing as we find a solution to traditional and harmful methods like coal and oil. But, are we about to take hydro-power to the next level?   This new discovery, called blue energy, is a potential way to harvest energy f…

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A Portable Air Conditioner for your Shirt

Gregory

Thanks to Sony, now you’ll have portable air conditioning with you wherever you go! Their device, called the Reon Pocket is a wallet-sized device that is Bluetooth enabled and utilizes thermoelectric cooling as its main operating system.   Requiring the need of a special undershirt, you…

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What’s Up with Uponor? A Refresher on the Brand

Shyene

What’s up with Uponor – get it? Yes, no, maybe so. In this post, we’re revisiting the leader in PEX supplies, Uponor (formerly known as Wirsbo in case you’re one of those homeowners with the older manifold/actuator set-up). There is a major update with Uponor’s product line as well. Keep r…

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SharkBite Bits: All You Need to Know about SharkBite

Michelle P

Most of us in the industry have heard of SharkBite as the creators of the famous push-to-connect plumbing fittings, but did you know that in addition to their push-to-connects, SharkBite also produces their own PEX tubing and valves that can be purchased in a variety of lengths and sizes?   …

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Tankless Water Heaters Made Easy, Thanks to Rheem

Shyene

Tankless water heaters are all the rage, as they allow you to have more space in your garage, utility closet, or even on your back patio. These units are able to be mounted to the wall and have no large, cylindrical tanks. If you are looking for a replacement unit or need a water heater for your new…

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Reno’s Hands in Community Service

Shyene

Employees in the Reno office—warehouse and customer service representatives alike—spent several days throughout the month of May giving back to our community. Each week, we celebrated a different aspect of our core values, including “generosity,” “respect,” and “teamwork.” Below are …

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Viega’s Fresh off the Press

Shyene

Our “Fittings” tab has a lot to choose from, including a dozen different brands and just as many connection methods. So you're probably asking yourself "Where do you start? Which brands can you trust with a secure hold for potable water, fire sprinkler systems, fuels, gases, and lubricants?" Don…

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Solar Powered Device Cleans Water and Produces Energy

Gregory

When in doubt, try something new! That's what a group of engineers did when it came to combining solar energy with clean water.   A team of engineers installed a water distillation system on the back of a solar power cell, thus creating a device that doubles as both an energy generator …

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SharkBite Swings for the Fences with their Home Run Manifold

Gregory

When SharkBite comes to bat, they never fail! They’ve made manifolds even easier with what’s called a home run manifold!   So what is a home run manifold, you ask? Well, it’s a system that you run your water on a large—typically ¾”—supply line that feeds into a central manifo…

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Can You Use Human Waste as Bricks? Apparently You Can!

Gregory

Never did you ever think that would be a sentence you'd read. Human waste as bricks...does that even make sense? Well, according to Professor Abbas Mohajerani from RMIT University in Australia, it does.   For the past 15 years he's been committed to this project, and it's lead him down th…

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Push-Fit Mixing Valves? Never Heard of Them…Now You Have

Shyene

Tired of using Teflon tape for pipe threads when connecting a new mixing valve in your client’s recently renovated shower? Wanting to try something other than your typical soldering? SharkBite has come out with their own line of push-connect thermostatic mixing valves. This could be a good alterna…

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Meet the First Female African American Master Plumber in the U.S.

Gregory

Adrienne Bennett is the first African American female to become a master plumber in the U.S. Her whole life--and whole career--she has faced adversity as she's tried to rise through the ranks of her trade.   But, with much resilience, passion, strength, and dedication, she never gave up.…

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