The NuTone 682NT Ventilation Fan: Breathe Easy

Greg

Do you have a small enclosed space such as a bathroom or utility room where running ducts for a standard fan is impractical?  Do you need odor elimination in a windowless room?  If you answered “yes” to either, the Nutone 682NT can be the solution.   The 682NT offers easy instal…

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What’s the Difference Between All These Stop Valves?

Nick B

Stop Valves are a commonplace item found in many houses directly below the sink or behind the toilet.  For being a simple addition to a plumbing system that often blends in with the surrounding décor, one turn of a stop valve’s handle can be the difference between a small mess and a plumbing dis…

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Tools for PEX Connections (Crimp, Clamp, Expansion, Press)

Guest

PEX revolutionized plumbing in more ways than one, including making it easier for pros and DIYers alike.  Still, if you're new to PEX tubing, there's one tricky aspect to navigate at the outset—that is, choosing a method of connecting one tube to another, and arming yourself with the tools requir…

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The EZ Tankless Series Makes Getting Hot Water Easy

Greg

The EZ Tankless series offers a space saving and convenient source of heated water with simple installation for either natural gas or propane.  Water heating can account for 30% of the energy use in a modern home, and an efficient tankless unit from EZ tankless can result in savings of up to 40% ve…

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Hilmor Brings Innovation

Jackie

Slick designs and no sweat use set our site’s newest brand apart. Hilmor produces an array of tools specifically designed with all the features you need to get the job done right (and none of the ones you don’t).   Hilmor began with a simple idea in 1926: to perfect a single produ…

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The Types of PEX (PEX-A, PEX-B, PEX-C, PEX-Al-PEX)

Guest

For much of the latter 20th century, household plumbing systems depended on copper pipe—a difficult-to-master building material whose price only rose along with the ever-increasing demand.  Today, many pros (and do-it-yourselfers) prefer to use tubing made of cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX.  …

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PEX-AL-PEX: Tubing with a Little Backbone

Tom

PEX pipe works in a wide variety of heating and plumbing applications, offering major benefits including cost savings.  In the decades following the introduction of PEX, manufacturers developed a variation of PEX that includes a layer of aluminum.  PEX-Aluminum-PEX, generally referred to as PEX-AL…

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Got a Stinky House? Give Odor Block a Try!

Nick B

Does your home not smell as good as it should?  It's not always something you can control, all it takes is a little unwanted moisture growing mold or a particularly adventurous animal finding its way into somewhere it shouldn't be.  Once these odors start, regardless if they are in your vents or n…

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Facebook Live Seminar: Uponor’s PEX Tubing

Mark

For the second installment in our Facebook Live series we brought in a couple experts on Uponor and their PEX tubing. (Watch the first one on Taco here)  Wes Sisco from Uponor fielded questions from our audience using his years of experience plumbing and working with Uponor products, Jim DePalma j…

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PEX: Uponor’s Contribution to the World of Plumbing

Nick B

The modern day Uponor is the culmination of two longstanding and innovative companies.  Uponor’s origins date back to a Finnish carpentry workshop opened in 1918 while the other half, Wirsbo, began in the 1620s as a Swedish forge, crafting top quality steel and weapons for the King of Sweden.  T…

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How to Make ProPEX Expansion Connection

Mark

Uponor's ProPEX expansion connection system is a reliable and easy connection method for PEX-A tubing that actually becomes stronger over time. Using an expansion tool that features an auto-rotating head, like the Milwaukee M12 Tool, connections can be made in under 30 seconds with minimal room to …

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Facebook Live Seminar: Taco Comfort Solutions

Mark

Our productions department has recently began a live video series using Facebook's Live feature.  Bringing in experts from the industry we field questions directly from the audience using the interaction tools provided by Facebook.  Spearheading this series, we brought in two pros to talk about T…

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