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Hot Water Made Easy, Thanks to Tankless

Gregory

We all love hot water; it’s great for a hot shower or a nice cup of tea. And the only way we can consistently and reliably get hot water in our homes is through our hot water heaters. But not all water heaters are created equally. So let’s talk about tankless water heaters.   What mak…

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Maldives Houses the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power System

Gregory

Solar power is at an all-time high, and more and more companies are looking for innovative ways to implement solar power systems. Turns out, the world's largest solar power system at sea was just launched in the Maldives!   Typically a place you would think of for crystal clear water and…

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London Underground: Re-harnessing Waste Energy

Gregory

London’s public transportation system, along with the systems that power their industrial factories and air conditioning, for example, produce massive amounts of excessive energy and heat. We all know that feeling when a train or a subway whooshes by us and we’re hit with that warm gust of air. …

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How to Double the Lifespan of your Water Heater

Gregory

To many, water heaters are a one-and done item, meaning once you install it, that's it. But think again. The way to doubling the lifespan of a water heater lies in a yearly check-up of one simple part: the anode rod. To get to the anode rod, let's first work our way through the water heater itself.…

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How To Make Beer From Toilet Water

Gregory

In Louisville, Kentucky, four breweries are operating with a rather experimental style of brewing.   They are taking recycled water from their local wastewater treatment plant and are turning it into beer. This initiative is part of the Next Round Brewing Project, which aims to show peop…

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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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Solar Powered Device Cleans Water and Produces Energy

Gregory

When in doubt, try something new! That's what a group of engineers did when it came to combining solar energy with clean water.   A team of engineers installed a water distillation system on the back of a solar power cell, thus creating a device that doubles as both an energy generator …

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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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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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Cheap, Clean Water, Made by the Sun

Gregory

One of the largest issues facing the world right now is access to clean drinking water. In more developed nations, plumbers protect the public's health by providing them with safe, clean drinkable water. Other parts of the world struggle to gain access to this. But, a new device, run solely on solar…

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