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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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Can PEX Tubing Freeze?

Tom

PEX tubing has the ability to expand and return to its original shape. This makes PEX more freeze-resistant than traditional rigid pipe (copper, galvanized, etc.). Still, PEX is not freeze-proof.  A PEX line can burst if fluid freezes in it. Freezing tends to be more of a concern in PEX plumbing in…

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DIY Radiant Heat Panel

Tom

If you’re looking for an easy way to install do-it-yourself hydronic radiant heating, consider Uponor’s Radiant Ready 30E panel. The pre-assembled unit includes almost everything you’d need to set up a complete system: 9 kW electric boiler, 5-loop manifold (Uponor EP), 3-speed circulator pump …

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Increase Your Comfort Level This Winter With a Humidifier

Kristine

In the winter months, when heating systems are really chugging away, indoor air can become dry and staticky. A whole-house humidifier is a great way to add back a little moisture. Here are the basics. Scratchy throats, frequent nosebleeds, dry skin, and static electricity can be common occurrence…

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