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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Bath Fans Do More Than Clear Odors

Kristine

Since the bathroom is the most humid room in any house, a ventilation fan is the best defense against moisture-related problems—namely, mold and mildew. Humidity is not only uncomfortable, it is damaging to your home, particularly indoors where it can lead to peeling paint, warped wooden doors …

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Sioux Chief Copper Manifolds

Adam

Brand new to SupplyHouse.com are a range of Sioux Chief Copper Manifolds with Crimp or Compression Balancing Valves. Both of these styles are available with 2, 3, and 4 loops, and have brazed branches which are perfect for hydronic applications. These economic PEX manifolds will be useful for anyone…

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When to use Supply End Caps on Viega Manablocs

Tom

Viega Manablocs have three “supply port” connections: one hot and one cold at the top, and one cold at the bottom. Since the Manabloc is partitioned internally into hot and cold sections, hot water from the water heater must enter through the hot port. Incoming cold water can enter through eithe…

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UV Air Purifier

Adam

New from Honeywell, the Ultraviolet Air Purifier with AirBRIGHT Odor Absorption uses ultraviolet light to help keep your air clean.  The system can eliminate up to 99 percent of mold spores on the air conditioning coil, which will help to maintain system efficiency and airflow.  Similar to what is…

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