Tools for PEX Connections (Crimp, Clamp, Expansion, Press)

Guest

PEX revolutionized plumbing in more ways than one, including making it easier for pros and DIYers alike.  Still, if you're new to PEX tubing, there's one tricky aspect to navigate at the outset—that is, choosing a method of connecting one tube to another, and arming yourself with the tools requir…

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The Types of PEX (PEX-A, PEX-B, PEX-C, PEX-Al-PEX)

Guest

For much of the latter 20th century, household plumbing systems depended on copper pipe—a difficult-to-master building material whose price only rose along with the ever-increasing demand.  Today, many pros (and do-it-yourselfers) prefer to use tubing made of cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX.  …

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PEX-AL-PEX: Tubing with a Little Backbone

Tom

PEX pipe works in a wide variety of heating and plumbing applications, offering major benefits including cost savings.  In the decades following the introduction of PEX, manufacturers developed a variation of PEX that includes a layer of aluminum.  PEX-Aluminum-PEX, generally referred to as PEX-AL…

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Facebook Live Seminar: Uponor’s PEX Tubing

Mark

For the second installment in our Facebook Live series we brought in a couple experts on Uponor and their PEX tubing. (Watch the first one on Taco here)  Wes Sisco from Uponor fielded questions from our audience using his years of experience plumbing and working with Uponor products, Jim DePalma j…

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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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