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The 6 Best Things You Can Do for Your Plumbing

Gregory

If you take these steps to safeguard your plumbing system now, you could reduce the risk of future plumbing problems and even increase the useful life of some of your appliances!   Most water supply pipes and drain lines are tucked away behind walls or in under-sink cabinets, so it’s ea…

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Leviton: Electricity Experts and Friends of Thomas Edison

Gregory

Leviton has been in business since 1906, so they're no stranger to the world of electricity. One of their first designs was actually a lamp holder for Thomas Edison's electric lamp in 1910. So they've seen how much and how rapidly the world of electricity, electrical appliances, and smart technology…

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Here’s Why Your Plumbing Sweats in the Summer

Guest

Are you tired of finding condensation puddling up around your plumbing pipes and fixtures this time of year? With these five solutions, you can relax and stop mopping up the water.   Q: This is our first summer in our new house, and suddenly it seems like all the b…

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Radiant Heat Without the Concrete: Ultra-Fin Plates

Shyene

Central air heating not doing the trick for your family during those cold East Coast winters? Have a wood-framed home that doesn’t retain heat? One option you have is radiant heat, which consists of a hydronic tubing system underneath your actual flooring. But wait, radiant heat sounds complicated…

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The Perfect Flush DOES Exist!

Gregory

Thanks to Fluidmaster, you can now have the satisfaction of knowing that each time you flush your toilet, it will be...perfect.   There is no shortage of selling points for Fluidmaster's Perfect Fit Toilet Tank Levers. They're stylish, easy to install, versatile, reliable, adaptable, and…

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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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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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Construction Camp in Austin Teaches Girls Trade Skills

Gregory

They do summer camps a little differently in Austin, Texas. Thanks to the National Association of Women in Construction, thirteen middle-school aged girls are learning the skills needed to begin careers in the construction industry and other trades.   During the week-long camp, they h…

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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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An Inside Look at Plumbing Fittings

Michelle P

Are you having issues filtering through our thousands of plumbing fittings? Trying to fix that leaky faucet, but don’t know what you need?   Then you’ve come to the right place!   We know fittings can be complicated, and our dedicated staff is here to help, so we’ve creat…

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Texas Eliminates Regulations to Become a Plumber

Gregory

  Plumbers across the country are in shock and disbelief as Texas has voted down a bill that would have kept the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners operational. Instead, aspiring professional plumbers may not need to pass exams or adhere to regulations, starting September 1st. &n…

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Lead Plumbing Parts Could be Replaced by New Alloy

Gregory

A team of researchers at Purdue University might have just created the biggest advancement in the plumbing world in decades.   For years, lead plumbing has been a known issue--but only recently has official legislation come into effect to regulate its use. But thanks to the team at the …

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