Watts Onix Tubing

Tom

Onix Tubing from Watts Radiant provides several key advantages in radiant heat installations. Onix tubing is composed of two layers of cross-linked Durel EPDM around an "AlumaShield" aluminum oxygen barrier. The AlumaShield adds durability and reduces the risk of worksite damage. The tubing is reinf…

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Push-Fit Options for DIYers

Tom

Push-fit fittings provide an easy way to make piping connections. No tools are needed, making the fittings ideal for small repairs and do-it-yourself jobs. Due to the relatively high cost of push-fit fittings, investing in proper tools/training generally makes more sense for larger jobs and for cont…

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Cadet Heaters

Adam

We are pleased to announce that SupplyHouse.com now stocks a variety of heaters manufactured by Cadet, including Electric Baseboard, Garage Unit and Wall Heaters. Cadet is based in Vancouver, Washington, where every one of their electric baseboards, wall fans and utility heaters is built. Even with …

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Liberty’s SumpJet: The Ultimate Failsafe Sump Pump

Tom

Sump pumps remove excess water, generally from basement-level sump pits. Water levels tend to be at their highest during storms and periods of heavy rainfall -- the times during which power outages are most likely to occur. Almost any sump pump requires electricity to operate, so inopportune power f…

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Ideal Electrical Supplies

Adam

Here at SupplyHouse.com we have recently added the brand Ideal and a selection of their electrical tools and supplies. Ideal Industries is an American company that produces connectors, hand tools, testers, and meters for the electrical and telecommunications industries. It was founded in 1916, and b…

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The New White Rodgers Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat

Tom

Due to their basic functionality, traditional low-voltage mercury or mechanical thermostats require no outside source of power. Digital thermostats need energy in order to power their displays, but batteries can generally serve as the power source in the absence of a dedicated power line (normally r…

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PEX Crimp vs. PEX Clamp

Tom

PEX crimp and PEX clamp connections use the same fittings, normally referred to as “crimp” or “barbed” PEX fittings. Each method requires a different tool and a different type of ring, but the styles are similar enough that PEX newcomers frequently wonder which method is preferable. Crimping…

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Gruvlok Grooved Fittings

Adam

Gruvlok Grooved Fittings have recently been added to SupplyHouse.com. You can find Grooved Elbows, Couplings, Tees, Flanges, Butterfly Valves, and more here.  Gruvlok Grooved Fittings by Anvil International, sets the industry standard for durability, efficiency and flexibility, and these fittings a…

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Axiom Pressure Pal System Feeders

Tom

Hot water heating systems generally operate on a closed loop (i.e. under pressure with the same fluid continually being reheated). This allows water in such systems to oxidize so that it cannot cause ferrous metal system components to corrode, but systems will gradually lose small amounts of fluid. …

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How To: Choose the Right Size Air Conditioner

Kristine

Keeping cool this summer may be easier—and more affordable—than you imagined. The key to comfort is knowing what size air-conditioning unit will do the job effectively and efficiently. Temperatures are climbing. With the dog days of summer just around the corner, the perfect time to shop for …

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Basic Baseboarders: A New Option for DIY Renovation

Tom

Baseboarders do-it-yourself baseboard heater covers changed the face of baseboard radiation. The original Premium design features covers filled with small perforations. This prevents small children from being able to touch hot elements, while allowing better airflow to and from a heater. The attract…

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UEi Testing Instruments

Adam

New to SupplyHouse.com is a range of testing tools from UEi Test Instruments. Universal Enterprises, Inc (UEi) was founded in Beaverton, OR in 1967. They are a leading manufacturer of portable testing and measuring equipment in the HVAC industry. If you take a look at UEI’s main page here, you …

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