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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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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Is PEX Here to Stay?

Nick B

  Earlier today I decided to look up our first ever blog post.  No, it's not Welcome to the SupplyHouse.com Blog, this post was on our old blog, before most of the people here worked with us (myself included), numerous website redesigns ago, and back an entire company name!  When the co…

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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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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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The Down Low on New Red Flag PVC Products…

Adam

  We've added Red Flag PVC products to the site, giving you more options for your backflow prevention and PVC needs! While we carry other brands such as Spears and Matco-Norca, Red Flag carries an inclusive line of products ranging from PVC check valves to PVC ball valves.   Her…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Invest In A ProPEX Expander Tool

Steffy

1. Quick, Reliable Connections Each ProPEX joint can be cut, fitted and completed in under 30 seconds.  2. Superior Flow Rate  Uponor PEXa pipe and ProPEX fittings have the same inside diameter as eachother. This causes water to flow more consistently out of taps and showers. 3. 25 Yea…

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The 5 Benefits of Using PEX Tubing

Steffy

  1. Price - PEX is about a third the price of copper. Even with the additional investment for tools you may need to install fittings, PEX will still end up being the cheaper route.     2. Speed - The connections are generally quicker and easier to make with PEX than solderi…

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How To Make Installation Easier With Sioux Chief

Eli

Step one, Sioux Chief's line of PEX installation parts.   Here's Why:   1. They can be used with any CTS pipe, which includes CTS copper, PEX and CPVC making them ideal for a variety of applications.   2. They are designed to make installation easier, faster …

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Our most popular connection system for homeowners is…

Eli

The age old question of which connection system is best to use at home can finally be put to rest. Our most popular system for homeowners is the PEX crimp connection system.   The crimp system uses a copper ring that slips over the fitting and the PEX tubing. When used in conjunction …

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Why you Should be Using Uponor’s ProPEX System

Eli

What makes the ProPEX system the most-used PEX tool among our contractors?   For starters, ProPEX fittings make permanent, secure connections without the use of torches, glues, gauges, solder, or calibration needed! Having a clean job-site will always impress customers and lead to refer…

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