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Tennessee has the First Solar Powered Airport in the U.S.

Gregory

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Tennessee is now the first airport in the United States to be entirely run on solar energy.   The project, started back in 2010, was a massive $10 million undertaking. The crown jewel of the project is the 2.74 megawatt solar farm, which is about th…

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Outer Space: The Air Conditioning of the Future

Gregory

A new company called SkyCool Systems is looking to bring back a cooling method that was used hundreds of years ago. And it all begins by looking up at the stars.   Although in the early stages of production, this California-based company is designing a cooling system that they claim will …

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Is Salt Water the Next Source of Renewable Energy?

Gregory

From solar panels to wind farms, green and renewable energy is ever-growing as we find a solution to traditional and harmful methods like coal and oil. But, are we about to take hydro-power to the next level?   This new discovery, called blue energy, is a potential way to harvest energy f…

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SharkBite Bits: All You Need to Know about SharkBite

Michelle P

Most of us in the industry have heard of SharkBite as the creators of the famous push-to-connect plumbing fittings, but did you know that in addition to their push-to-connects, SharkBite also produces their own PEX tubing and valves that can be purchased in a variety of lengths and sizes?   …

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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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SharkBite Swings for the Fences with their Home Run Manifold

Gregory

When SharkBite comes to bat, they never fail! They’ve made manifolds even easier with what’s called a home run manifold!   So what is a home run manifold, you ask? Well, it’s a system that you run your water on a large—typically ¾”—supply line that feeds into a central manifo…

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Can You Use Human Waste as Bricks? Apparently You Can!

Gregory

Never did you ever think that would be a sentence you'd read. Human waste as bricks...does that even make sense? Well, according to Professor Abbas Mohajerani from RMIT University in Australia, it does.   For the past 15 years he's been committed to this project, and it's lead him down th…

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Push-Fit Mixing Valves? Never Heard of Them…Now You Have

Shyene

Tired of using Teflon tape for pipe threads when connecting a new mixing valve in your client’s recently renovated shower? Wanting to try something other than your typical soldering? SharkBite has come out with their own line of push-connect thermostatic mixing valves. This could be a good alterna…

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Meet the First Female African American Master Plumber in the U.S.

Gregory

Adrienne Bennett is the first African American female to become a master plumber in the U.S. Her whole life--and whole career--she has faced adversity as she's tried to rise through the ranks of her trade.   But, with much resilience, passion, strength, and dedication, she never gave up.…

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Your Home’s Second Wind with Air Purifiers

Shyene

You may have seen our blog post about air filters and MERV ratings – but what we have in store for you is on another level! One of our newest products here at SupplyHouse.com is General Filters’s line of air purifiers, under the collection name Second Wind.   The Environmental Protect…

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How to Handle Hard Water

Gregory

Hard water can make or break your plumbing, it's as simple as that. It doesn't affect everyone, but you'll know if you have hard water. Here, we'll explain what hard water is, break down what water softener is, and how it helps improve the quality of your water.   You might think hard wa…

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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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