Sump Pumps: The Basics

Guest

In order to maintain the drainage systems of your residential, as well as commercial, buildings installation of sump pumps is very crucial.  They are made efficient to pump out the extra water accumulated in the basement of your buildings.  Sump pumps keep the basement dry and procure a smooth dr…

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Bluefin PEX Fittings

Emily

  These lead-free barbed fittings work for PEX connections and may be used with the copper crimp ring system or the stainless steel clamp system.   Bluefin PEX fittings come in poly and brass material.  They come in different styles of fittings such as elbows, tees, couplings, ad…

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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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Hot Tub Car: A Plumber’s Project

Nick B

How many times have you thought, "I wish I was surrounded by warm, bubbling water as I hurtle down this highway" while on your way to work?  Countless times, I'm sure, but for Colin Furze, that dream is a reality!  This plumber turned stuntman, inventor, and YouTube star decided enough was enough …

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Choosing a New Appliance: Electric vs. Gas Water Heaters

Guest

If you’ve had the same hot water heater for longer than 10 years—the standard lifespan—it’s smart to consider replacing the appliance before it quits performing and puts you in a tough position.  Before you start shopping for a new water heater, however, you need to know w…

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Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Guest

Every homeowner tries to find ways to save money.  After all, bills can be expensive if you’re not careful.  However, one of the best methods you can use to reduce payments is to make your home more energy-efficient.  But, how do we do this?  You have to be smart with your energy usage.  …

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Hire a Plumber with Facebook?

Nick B

Facebook is what most of us use to stay connected to our friends, keep up-to-date with celebrities, and follow our favorite brands.  It has integrated itself into most aspects of our lives from education (like our seminars) to professional networking (even in the Trades).  Now Facebook is looking …

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$7,500 For Just Some Toilet Paper?

Nick B

The Case of the $7.5k TP Barbara Carroll works as a building manager down in Atlanta Georgia whose responsibilities include keeping the janitorial supplies properly stocked.  Looking to avoid a drive to the store, Carroll decided to buy some toilet paper through Amazon.  Just like countless ti…

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Blue Lightning Flexible Anode Rods: The Right Fix for a Tight Space

Greg

Water heaters protect their tanks using what are known as sacrificial anode rods.  These are metal rods which are suspended inside a water heater so that they are surrounded by the water in the tank.  The metal rods are more susceptible to corrosion than the tank walls.  The result is that the ro…

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Will It Bend? PEX Tubing

Nick B

The answer is yes, obviously.  That's one of it's main selling points.  It even comes in rolls.  But the real question is will PEX-A bend better than its competition?  Can PEX-A withstand more abuse?  Well we set out to discover the answers for ourselves.  Taking a length of PEX-A and an equal…

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No Soldering, Clamps or Glue Needed With SharkBite Fittings.

Steffy

  Quick-connect, push-fit plumbing has been taking a bite out of local plumbing trades, as the general public, tradesman included, discover the ease, versatility, and quality of SharkBite fittings. Their innovative design allows anyone to connect copper, PVC, and PEX tubing—in any comb…

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If You’re Looking For The #1 Tankless Water Heater, We’ve Found It.

Adam

Rinnai is the number 1 selling tankless water heating brand in the U.S. Their main focus is innovating water heating and home heating gas appliances for residential and commercial applications - and they're good at what they do! The tankless water heaters can use up to 40 percent less energy than…

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