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The Secret Of Saving Energy With Topaz Lighting

Adam

We recently added Topaz lighting and electrical products to the site. What does that mean for you? It means that saving energy with Topaz lighting will redefine your standards of electrical fittings, of course! Within our Topaz Lighting category you’ll … Continue reading

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PEX-A, PEX-B, & PEX-C

Tom

All PEX tubing carries one of three grades: PEX-A, PEX-B, or PEX-C. PEX stands for polyethylene (PE) cross-linked (X), and the grades are based on the various methods that manufacturers use to cross-link polyethylene molecules. PEX-A represents the highest grade. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How to Connect PEX to Faucets and Toilets

Tom

PEX tubing can simplify potable water plumbing installations, while providing added freeze resistance, hot/cold color coding, and a reduced risk of pinhole leaks. PEX’s flexibility reduces the need for fitting connections, which can greatly cut down on installation time. There … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Viega FostaPEX Tubing

Tom

Viega’s FostaPEX tubing provides a unique option for PEX installations. Its aluminum layer serves as an oxygen barrier, making FostaPEX compatible with closed-loop heating systems. The aluminum also keeps the tubing more rigid and reduces linear expansion. Unlike other PEX-AL-PEX, … Continue reading

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Which PEX Is Best? The Right Tubing for Any Job

Kristine

Polyethylene cross-linked tubing, better known as PEX, is a fine addition to the industrious do-it-yourself plumber’s arsenal. Inexpensive to buy and surprisingly versatile, PEX is also relatively easy to install. No complex soldering or messy gluing is required, and the … Continue reading

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Shopping for PEX Tubing

Tom

Are you looking to make the switch from traditional pipe to PEX tubing? Perhaps you’ve heard of this alternative and want to learn more. Today we are going to talk about everything you need to know when shopping for PEX … Continue reading

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