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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The Taco 007e Circulator Pump: Save Money and Energy

Tom

The new Taco 007e circulator pump builds on the legacy of the iconic 007, adding unmatched features and energy efficiency for closed-loop hydronic heating systems. 007e circulators have the same footprint, flange-to-flange dimensions, and performance capabilities as the traditional 007, all while u…

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Your 3 Best Bets for Battling Indoor Air Pollution

Guest

In the winter, low humidity, stale air, bad odors, and other poor air quality symptoms are only exacerbated.  The very air you breath in the home leaves homeowners sick and uncomfortable —but it doesn't have to be that way! Improve indoor air quality and your family's comfort with these smart so…

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The Taco SmartPlug: Plug into Savings!

Nick B

AHR Expo's Product of the Year, Taco’s new SmartPlug is the patented tool designed to efficiently operate a home’s water heater both when the tenants are home and when they are away.  Compatible with any existing hot water recirculation pump with a power cord, the SmartPlug can save an average …

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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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