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Backflow Preventer’s & Why The Water Company Plays For Keeps.

Eli

The Safe Water and Drinking Act, passed by Congress, requires backflow prevention. When the water company gives us water, they play for keeps. They don't want that water back... like, ever. The facility owner is responsible for protecting the water outside of their facility (containment) as well a…

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Your Guide To PEX Press Fittings

Eli

Tons of inventory means tons of questions. We get it, product selection can be tough, especially when all the product names sound very similar. Propress, Multipress, PEX Press... it's a neverending list of "Press" products! We want to make it easier for you. Here's everything you need to know to …

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Uponor Stainless Steel Manifolds Are Time and Cost-Effective

Adam

Uponor has launched a new range of stainless steel manifolds, and naturally you can find them on SupplyHouse.com. These pre-assembled manifolds are a perfect fit for someone looking to add a metal manifold to their system, without the cost and time investment typically required. Aimed at comm…

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The Secret To Keeping Your Hydronic Heating System Running Smoothly

Steffy

Colder temperatures mean one thing: Winter looms on the horizon, so the time has come to make sure that heating systems remain in good working order. For a hydronic system, maintenance must include the circulator pump, as it’s essentially the “engine” of it all and arguably the single most…

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The Secret Of Circulating Liquids Easily: Grundfos Alpha

Eli

If circulating liquids is the name of your game, than Grundfos Alpha series is your star player. Designed for circulating liquids in residential and light commercial heating systems, the Grundfos Alpha circulating pumps are a great option for your heating system. The Alpha comes in cast-iron …

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Merit Brass Stainless Steel Fittings and Welded Nipples On The Site!

Adam

We have added some Stainless Steel Fittings and Welded Nipples manufactured by Merit Brass to SupplyHouse.com.  Merit Brass are one of the biggest manufacturers of quality nipples, as well as being a master-distributor of related fittings, pipes and other parts. Our Stainless Steel Welded Ni…

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Get Hot Water Fast Using A ManaBloc Plumbing System

Steffy

Hot water is always a necessity, but during the colder winter months the ability to get hot water fast is invaluable. Luckily the ManaBloc plumbing system, a relatively new way to plumb water lines, has made this possible. What is it? The ManaBloc acts as the Grand Central Terminal for the dr…

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How to Size a Tankless Water Heater

Tom

Tankless water heaters only heat water on demand, eliminating the standby losses associated with traditional tank-style water heaters. A Tankless water heater can provide hot water indefinitely – as long as demand does not exceed the heater’s flow capacity. There is a limit to the amount of hot …

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PVC Fittings

Adam

At SupplyHouse.com we have added two new types of PVC Fittings manufactured by Spears. PVC Barbed Insert Fittings are engineered to provide positive grip and ease during installation. The barbed fittings are ideal for when a tightly gripped seal is needed, and means that adhesive isn’t necessary. …

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Push-Fit Options for DIYers

Tom

Push-fit fittings provide an easy way to make piping connections. No tools are needed, making the fittings ideal for small repairs and do-it-yourself jobs. Due to the relatively high cost of push-fit fittings, investing in proper tools/training generally makes more sense for larger jobs and for cont…

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Liberty’s SumpJet: The Ultimate Failsafe Sump Pump

Tom

Sump pumps remove excess water, generally from basement-level sump pits. Water levels tend to be at their highest during storms and periods of heavy rainfall -- the times during which power outages are most likely to occur. Almost any sump pump requires electricity to operate, so inopportune power f…

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PEX Crimp vs. PEX Clamp

Tom

PEX crimp and PEX clamp connections use the same fittings, normally referred to as “crimp” or “barbed” PEX fittings. Each method requires a different tool and a different type of ring, but the styles are similar enough that PEX newcomers frequently wonder which method is preferable. Crimping…

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