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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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Rattling the Cage (Units)

Jackie

Time to get to know Barnes & Jones: the newest company to join the SupplyHouse.com family.   Barnes & Jones was founded in 1897 by Walter Barnes and Bill Jones.  These two engineers teamed up with a mission to reinvent steam heating systems for the better, starting with the design …

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S&P’s New Fans Will Blow You Away

Jackie

Are you searching for the best solution to beating the heat this summer?  Look no further: S&P Ventilation Fans are here to keep you cool not just for the summer, but all year long.   Eduard Soler and Josep Palau founded S&P back in 1951 while living in Ripoll, Spain.  The…

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Zurn’s hy-PE-RTubing Radiates Above the Rest

Jackie

The newest line of products to hit our site gets us: the Zurn hy-PE-RTube, a Zurn PEX design made in collaboration with DOW, which offers a long-term hydrostatic design built to withstand elevated temperatures (and no cross linking needed)!   Created using DOWLEX 2344 Polyethylene Resin, the …

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No More Cold Showers with the AutoBooster Electric Water Heater Booster

Jackie

Are you sick of constantly running out of hot water in the middle of your shower? Worry no more – we have the perfect solution for you: The AutoBooster Electric Water Heater Booster. This amazing product from Eemax adds up to 45% capacity to any water heater tank, providing you with more readily…

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Tectite Push-Fit Fittings

Jackie

                                       Added to our site by popular demand, we now offer the most comprehensive selection of Elkhart Push-Fit Fittings with their new Tectite line. The Tectite Push-Fit Fittings can be used in plumbing and heating projects and are available from si…

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Making The Right Choice: Portable vs Whole-Home Dehumidification

Tom

In the United States the average cost to finish or remodel a basement is around $30,000. You would think consumers might see this expense as an incentive to protect their investment and make it comfortable all year-round. Yet on average around three million portable dehumidifiers are sold ever…

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Flexible Drainage Solutions from FLEX-Drain

Eli K

April showers don’t need to put a damper on your lawn! FLEX-Drain flexible pipe is your cure to soggy lawn problems and wet basements due to poor drainage. FLEX-Drain pipe installs 20% faster and takes up 80% less space during storage and transport than traditional corrugated pipe. FLEX-Drain ma…

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