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How to Use ProPress Fittings

Mark

Making a copper press connection is a fast and easy procedure.  Viega's ProPress fittings are the oldest and most popular, find a wide selection of them on SupplyHouse.com, but regardless of who makes the fitting the connection process is the same.  Just deburr the pipe, slide the fitting on, mark…

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ProPress Fittings: Better than Soldering?

Nick B

  The pioneer of press fittings, Viega’s ProPress fittings have provided a strong alternative to traditional connections since their introduction in 1989 and now see over a million installations a day.  Available in hundreds of configurations and sizes ranging from ½” to 4” ProPr…

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Zap Airborne Bacteria with the Power of the Sun!

Guest

Stuffy recirculated air is certainly unpleasant, but when it's laden with dust, bacteria, and mold spores, it can also be potentially harmful, trigger allergies and spread illnesses.  Read on to learn how technology can help your family enjoy the cleanest, freshest indoor air.   Popular taste in…

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Mini-Splits: Keep Cool with Control

Tom

Relatively new to North America, mini-splits originated in eastern Asia during the mid-20th century.  Due to the clustered layout of their neighborhoods, the Japanese needed to find a quiet way to heat and cool buildings without bulky equipment.  Mini-Split technology continues to improve, but its…

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SharkBite Fittings: The Fittings of the Future?

Nick B

For almost two decades, SharkBite fittings and push-to-connect products have operated as the faster and easier alternative to more traditional fittings.  Their Push Fit technology utilizes quick setting teeth in conjunction with o-rings to create a watertight seal in seconds.  Repairs and adjustme…

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Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Are They Worth It?

Guest

Fire sprinkler systems are still rare in single-family houses, but once you find out how effective they are at saving both property and lives, you’ll wonder why they're not more common.   Did you know that in the United States fires kill more people than all non-fire natural disasters…

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Bath Fans, What do they Really Do?

Mark

Ever find yourself in the bathroom looking up at the fan and wondering, "What exactly does that thing do?"  No, it does more than make noise and it isn't there to get rid of bad smells.  Check out our video to answer those nagging questions and if you liked that be sure to go to our videos page (c…

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What are Sillcocks and Hose Bibbs?

Mark

If you have ever watered a lawn, taken a drink out of the hose, or filled up a water balloon odds are you have interacted with a Sillcock or Hose Bibb in some capacity.  You probably have seen or used one hundreds of times, but what do you really know about them?  Another small portion of the worl…

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Making Connections: PVC to PEX

Nick B

Looking to connect a PVC pipe to PEX?  Well there are a couple options available to tackle this project.  They range from the tried and true threaded adapters to the fast and easy SharkBite fittings.  Threaded adapters have been plumbers' choice for years, but SharkBite has recently come on the …

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Need a Wire? Add-a-Wire!

Nick B

Has your thermostat been there since the house was built?  Thinking of upgrading to a cool, modern unit like the Honeywell Lyric?  The new models offer handy features like mobile temperature adjustments and more advanced programmability, but there is one thing holding you back from making the …

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The Beveled Edge: The PEX-Aluminum-PEX Advantage

Mark

PEX-Aluminum-PEX is a great product that offers several key advantages over traditional PEX including a higher temperature and pressure rating, larger diameters, and an increase rigidity.  With these advantages comes the need to bevel the edge of the pipe to allow for a proper seal with the fitting…

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Don’t Sweat it. Stopping Pipe Condensation this Summer

Tom

Summer brings warm weather along with barbeques, beach trips, and ample opportunity for outdoor activities.  One minor drawback caused by the warmer conditions is pipe condensation.  Moisture appears on the surfaces of pipes or toilets for the same reason it appears on the outside of a cold drink:…

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