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Plumbing Fittings, Broken Down and Explained

Michelle P

Hello there and welcome to Part 2 of the Fittings blog!   Now that we know what a fitting is and what it does, let’s get into the materials that the fittings on our site are made out of, and what application they’re typically used for in the plumbing world. There's a lot to choose fro…

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How to Double the Lifespan of your Water Heater

Gregory

To many, water heaters are a one-and done item, meaning once you install it, that's it. But think again. The way to doubling the lifespan of a water heater lies in a yearly check-up of one simple part: the anode rod. To get to the anode rod, let's first work our way through the water heater itself.…

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What’s Up with Uponor? A Refresher on the Brand

Shyene

What’s up with Uponor – get it? Yes, no, maybe so. In this post, we’re revisiting the leader in PEX supplies, Uponor (formerly known as Wirsbo in case you’re one of those homeowners with the older manifold/actuator set-up). There is a major update with Uponor’s product line as well. Keep r…

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SharkBite Bits: All You Need to Know about SharkBite

Michelle P

Most of us in the industry have heard of SharkBite as the creators of the famous push-to-connect plumbing fittings, but did you know that in addition to their push-to-connects, SharkBite also produces their own PEX tubing and valves that can be purchased in a variety of lengths and sizes?   …

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Tankless Water Heaters Made Easy, Thanks to Rheem

Shyene

Tankless water heaters are all the rage, as they allow you to have more space in your garage, utility closet, or even on your back patio. These units are able to be mounted to the wall and have no large, cylindrical tanks. If you are looking for a replacement unit or need a water heater for your new…

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Viega’s Fresh off the Press

Shyene

Our “Fittings” tab has a lot to choose from, including a dozen different brands and just as many connection methods. So you're probably asking yourself "Where do you start? Which brands can you trust with a secure hold for potable water, fire sprinkler systems, fuels, gases, and lubricants?" Don…

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SharkBite Swings for the Fences with their Home Run Manifold

Gregory

When SharkBite comes to bat, they never fail! They’ve made manifolds even easier with what’s called a home run manifold!   So what is a home run manifold, you ask? Well, it’s a system that you run your water on a large—typically ¾”—supply line that feeds into a central manifo…

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Push-Fit Mixing Valves? Never Heard of Them…Now You Have

Shyene

Tired of using Teflon tape for pipe threads when connecting a new mixing valve in your client’s recently renovated shower? Wanting to try something other than your typical soldering? SharkBite has come out with their own line of push-connect thermostatic mixing valves. This could be a good alterna…

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Your Home’s Second Wind with Air Purifiers

Shyene

You may have seen our blog post about air filters and MERV ratings – but what we have in store for you is on another level! One of our newest products here at SupplyHouse.com is General Filters’s line of air purifiers, under the collection name Second Wind.   The Environmental Protect…

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How to Handle Hard Water

Gregory

Hard water can make or break your plumbing, it's as simple as that. It doesn't affect everyone, but you'll know if you have hard water. Here, we'll explain what hard water is, break down what water softener is, and how it helps improve the quality of your water.   You might think hard wa…

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Breathe Easy: Explaining Air Filters and MERV Ratings

Shyene

Air filters work with a homeowner’s HVAC system to circulate clean air throughout the home via central ductwork. They oftentimes slide into a specialized compartment on, for instance, a furnace. Once the air is called for, the furnace pushes it through the duct where the filter is located, so any …

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Zone Valves That Use ProPress?!

Guest

Hey all! I’ve got a small, but in my opinion, fantastic item today.   Anyone who has ever sweat a valve has done this at least once: everything is going smoothly, the valve sweats in just fine, you go to test it by closing it and the valve fails. Well, what do we do? Remove it, take a l…

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