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PSA: Pumpkin Guts Bad For Plumbing

Nick B

With Halloween around the corner there will be enough frights, don't let your plumbing become one too!  No Halloween is complete without a valiant attempt at the perfect jack-o-lantern.  If you are anything like me, that involves starting with some complicated design, creating some monstrosity t…

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Blue Lightning Flexible Anode Rods: The Right Fix for a Tight Space

Greg

Water heaters protect their tanks using what are known as sacrificial anode rods.  These are metal rods which are suspended inside a water heater so that they are surrounded by the water in the tank.  The metal rods are more susceptible to corrosion than the tank walls.  The result is that the ro…

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American Louver: Upward Thinking

Rosie

SupplyHouse.com is now selling ceiling diffusers and grilles from American Louver Company, a manufacturer that uses quality building materials and aims for easy installation with minimal to no secondary accessories.  Some characteristics of their products include sealed corner seams, countersunk mo…

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Who’s This Bathroom For?

Nick B

When there's one bathroom for men and another for women the signs to tell you which is which should clearly tell you which is which, right?  Seems like a simple qualification for the bathroom sign to do literally the only thing it is made to do, but that is not always the case apparently.  Englis…

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Introducing Pick Up Stix: A Plumber’s Best Friend

Mark

Pick Up Stix are the back saving, germ fighting, toilet moving solution every plumber needs.  Stop grabbing the dirty toiler bowl and penguin walking it out of the home, Pick Up Sticks keep you clean and makes moving a toilet a breeze.  The spring-loaded handle is easy to use and stays firmly in p…

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FLIR Thermal Imaging Tools Rule!

Sasha

Our newest brand, FLIR,is a leader in manufacturing low-cost, commercial thermal imaging tools.   Thermal imagers create visual representations of infrared energy that is invisible to the naked eye.  Since most appliances that use or transmit power get hot before they break, thermal ima…

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Solved! Storage Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Guest

If you pore over the energy bill each and every month but rarely give a thought to your water heater, you’re missing something critical: there’s a direct relationship between the two.  Believe it or not, the average household devotes more than a quarter of its total annual energy spending to th…

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Interconnectivity in the Workplace

Nick B

Even as the company grows, opening new locations states away, we strive to keep everything as interconnected as possible.  A new way we are facilitating this is through regular, interdepartmental swaps where our team captains and a few other volunteers spend time answering calls instead of their t…

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At 96, Texas Toilet Seat Artist Closes Shop

Nick B

Barney Smith is a man of many talents.  The master plumber turned artist and museum curator has spent the last 70 years building the Toilet Seat Art Museum from the ground up.  Unfortunately it's time for the for the "King of the Commode" to step down from his throne.     At 96 …

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I May Have Underestimated Iguanas…

Nick B

Some of you may remember a post I made a little while ago, Florida Man Dons Riot Gear to Pull an Iguana from Toilet.  In regard to how the iguana found its way into the toilet, I so confidently said that an iguana couldn't fit up the plumbing of a toilet and that it must have come in from an above …

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Gastite FlashShield is Fantastic

Eli

SupplyHouse.com now carries Gastite FlashShield corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST)! FlashShield CSST provides natural gas or liquid petroleum to appliances up to 25 PSI, making it suitable for high pressure systems.   FlashShield is the only metallically-shielded gas piping on the m…

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Company Picnic(s) ’17

Nick B

As the summer comes to a close, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio hosted our annual company picnics.  For all of you that didn't see last year's posts (NY/OH and NJ) and are unfamiliar with the concept of company picnics, they are celebratory events designed to reward our hard work and help us relax …

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