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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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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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Hot Water Made Easy, Thanks to Tankless

Gregory

We all love hot water; it’s great for a hot shower or a nice cup of tea. And the only way we can consistently and reliably get hot water in our homes is through our hot water heaters. But not all water heaters are created equally. So let’s talk about tankless water heaters.   What mak…

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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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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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9 of the Coolest Projects You Can Make with Fittings

Guest

If you dig industrial décor—the edgy aesthetic that celebrates old-school utilitarian design—get psyched to discover some fun new do-it-yourself projects, all using black fittings.  That’s right: Plumbing has emerged from behind the walls to star in all kinds of practical, great-looking desi…

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Build Your Own Magazine Rack!

Mark

DIY furniture is a fun and aesthetically pleasing hobby that's only growing in popularity.  Whether you're just looking to try it out or your entire living room is made from black pipe, this package is a great next project.  Perfect for any plumbing related business's waiting room,  (we personal…

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Push-Fit Options for DIYers

Tom

Push-fit fittings provide an easy way to make piping connections. No tools are needed, making the fittings ideal for small repairs and do-it-yourself jobs. Due to the relatively high cost of push-fit fittings, investing in proper tools/training generally makes more sense for larger jobs and for cont…

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Basic Baseboarders: A New Option for DIY Renovation

Tom

Baseboarders do-it-yourself baseboard heater covers changed the face of baseboard radiation. The original Premium design features covers filled with small perforations. This prevents small children from being able to touch hot elements, while allowing better airflow to and from a heater. The attract…

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DIY Radiant Heat Panel

Tom

If you’re looking for an easy way to install do-it-yourself hydronic radiant heating, consider Uponor’s Radiant Ready 30E panel. The pre-assembled unit includes almost everything you’d need to set up a complete system: 9 kW electric boiler, 5-loop manifold (Uponor EP), 3-speed circulator pump …

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Spruce Up Old Baseboard Heaters With Stylish DIY Replacement Covers

Kristine

Looking for a way to retrofit your old baseboard heaters? Do-it-yourself with the versatile and easy to install Baseboarders replacement covers. Baseboard heaters have been an extremely popular choice for many homes since the mid-1950s—and unfortunately, many of these units are showing their ag…

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