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Black PEI Fittings

Adam

New to SupplyHouse.com, John Guest’s PEI Twist & Lock UV resistant Push-Fit Black Fittings come in 3/4” and 1” CTS sizes.  The fittings are manufactured from high quality engineered plastic with EPDM ‘O’ rings ensuring a leak-free and lead-free connection.  The installation is quick …

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Fitting Sizing for Copper Pipe

Mark

It's important to remember that when buying fittings for plumbing and heating systems, copper pipe sizing refers to the listed size of the pipe which is approximately the inner diameter. For example, a ½ inch Copper fitting doesn't actually measure ½ inch. It simply fits over the ½ copper pipe…

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Gas Ox Box from Sioux Chief

Adam

The Gas Ox Box from Sioux Chief is a Gas Outlet Box used for applications involving a connection to a gas line, such as Furnaces, Water Heaters and Gas Ovens.  This product provides a solid and secure installation.  The ABS boxes can stand up to all kinds of job site conditions unlike other boxes …

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PexTV Episode 6

Mark

Take...me out to the Ball-Valve gaaammmeee! This weeks episode of PexTV is a baseball themed episode and it's all about "Home Run Plumbing Systems" Also, check out the features and benefits of the MANABLOC by Viega, and get live coverage from Coach Joe's post installation press conference.  S…

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Connecting PEX to PVC

Tom

There is no traditional fitting that can connect PEX directly to PVC. Most push-fit fittings such as SharkBites work with PEX, copper, and CPVC -- but not with PVC pipe (Schedule 40, Schedule 80, DWV, etc.), but there is a recently developed SharkBite fitting that can do the job.  The tried and tru…

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PexTV Episode 5

Mark

"It's about time these tanks got hung." In episode 5 of "PexTV" We dive right into one of our newest products...The HydroClaw! Take a look at a product spotlight, a customer review and also the world premiere of the trailer for the feature length film. Feel free to email us at pextv@supplyhouse.com …

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Trunk & Branch and Home-Run Piping

Tom

Trunk & branch and home-run piping systems are the two most popular ways to configure PEX tubing for domestic water. The traditional trunk & branch method includes main hot and cold lines that run through a building. Smaller lines branch off the main trunk with tees or small manifolds in ord…

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How to Change a Valve Stem in a Viega MANABLOC

Mark

Recently a few people have asked us about changing a valve stem in a Viega MANABLOC. We offer a valve stem replacement kit that you will need in order to do this, but the directions can be confusing.  I made this video to help you out if you are having trouble.  It's pretty easy! …

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HydroClaw Expansion Tank Bracket

Adam

The HydroClaw Expansion Tank Support Bracket is easy-to-install and is designed to protect against potential damage created from incorrect and unsafe installation of expansion tanks.  A main reason for this is that the tank can get very heavy when waterlogged, and could fall off the wall if not sec…

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The A.O. Smith Vertex: Now Energy Star Rated

Tom

A.O. Smith Vertex water heaters provide a unique combination of output and efficiency. The 50-gallon tanks use 2” PVC vent pipe and are available with direct vent and power vent exhaust discharge configurations. Direct vent Vertex heaters can be ordered for either natural gas or propane fuel sourc…

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Closing and Opening Large PVC Ball Valves

Mark

In this video, we go over how to open the large Matco Norca ball valves sold on SupplyHouse.com.  They may be hard to close at first, but with the proper leverage, it can be a breeze. …

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PexTV Episode 3

Mark

Hey everyone, here is episode 3 of "PexTV"...Hey, that rhymes! Feel free to email us at pextv@supplyhouse.com with any thoughts or suggestions for future episodes. In this episode, you'll see... Featured Product: Well-X-Trol tanks from Amtrol Tip of the Week: Using Diversitech anti-vibration …

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