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Aqua-Logic

Adam

The Aqua-Logic Indirect Fired Water Heater, new from Weil McLain, is a class-leading domestic hot water producer with simple plug and play installation.  Combined with the WM97+ range of boilers, this complete system gives high performance and maximizes savings during low demand periods. With it…

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Tom

Tankless water heaters present an alternative to conventional tank water heaters. Tankless units generally take up less space, can be mounted on a wall, and only heat water on demand. Although tank-style water heaters expend extra energy to keep the contents of their storage tanks warm at all times,…

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AO Smith Voltex SHPT-50

Adam

Joining AO Smith’s range of high performance residential heat pump water heaters comes the new SHPT-50 Voltex Hybrid Electric 50-gallon model.  The SHPT-50 has increased energy efficiency to ensure there is available hot water at the lowest possible cost.  With an Energy Factor (EF) of 2.75, the…

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The Calci-Free Tankless Water Flush Kit from Rectorseal

Adam

The Calci-Free Tankless Water Flush Kit from Rectorseal is a complete system that cleans and restores tankless water heaters. It eliminates lime scale and other contaminants that build up on the walls of heat exchanger tubes over time and block the flow of water. The Flush Kit includes all the equip…

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ProPEX Fitting Removal

Tom

It’s easy to remove ProPEX rings from existing connections if you have access to a heat gun. Disconnecting the plastic ProPEX ring makes it possible to reuse brass ProPEX fittings, but EP ProPEX fittings can only be used once.   To remove a ProPEX ring, heat one side of it with a heat g…

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Ball Valves

Adam

At SupplyHouse.com, we have some new Ball Valve styles available on the site. We're going to take a look at the T-Handle, Hose Drain, Compression, and 3 Way w/ L-Port models. These ball valves are designed for residential, commercial, or industrial use with water, oil or gas. They are actuated by a …

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Rotten Egg Smell in Hot Water

Tom

Anode rods protect the lining of water heater tanks from corrosion. In rare instances, anode rods can contribute to foul-smelling hot water that has the odor of rotten eggs. This may occur when there are high sulfur and low oxygen concentrations in supply water. The anode rod promotes the generation…

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Taco On Command

Adam

The Taco On Command Hot Water Recirculation System delivers hot water to your faucets and taps, 24 hours a day “on command” with the push of a button, only running when you tell it to.  It’s smart enough to know when the water currently in the line is hot enough, saving time, energy, water an…

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Hot Water in an Instant

Tom

Are you tired of waiting for hot water to reach your shower every day? Do you shake your head as wasted cold water flows down the drain? SupplyHouse may have the solution: a hot water recirculation pump. These pumps allow you to get instant hot water at the turn of the faucet and can result in big s…

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Direct Burial of PEX Tubing

Tom

PEX tubing is approved for direct burial outdoors, a practice most often necessary when running a water supply line to a house. PEX, since it can expand, resists freezing more effectively than rigid pipe, but PEX can still burst if water freezes in a line. As a result, it’s a must to bury the tubi…

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Sioux Chief Copper Manifolds

Adam

Brand new to SupplyHouse.com are a range of Sioux Chief Copper Manifolds with Crimp or Compression Balancing Valves. Both of these styles are available with 2, 3, and 4 loops, and have brazed branches which are perfect for hydronic applications. These economic PEX manifolds will be useful for anyone…

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When to use Supply End Caps on Viega Manablocs

Tom

Viega Manablocs have three “supply port” connections: one hot and one cold at the top, and one cold at the bottom. Since the Manabloc is partitioned internally into hot and cold sections, hot water from the water heater must enter through the hot port. Incoming cold water can enter through eithe…

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