Toilet FAQs

Posted on Tuesday Oct 09, 2018 at 12:14AM in Product Tips

Toilet FAQs
Learn how to fix these 3 common toilet problems.
What is causing my toilet to ghost-flush? How do I properly install a new wax ring on my toilet? How do I remove water from my toilet?

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DIY Shower Design Trends

Posted on Monday Oct 08, 2018 at 11:11PM in Product Tips

One of the hottest trends in bathroom fixtures is the black matte finish. These fixtures, including Moen’s new line of matte black finished shower heads, arms, valves, diverter spouts and more, stand in striking relief against showers featuring light-colored tiles.

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A simple solution for noisy pipes

Posted on Wednesday Feb 07, 2018 at 09:18PM in Product Tips

Quiet Pipes® water hammer arrestors reduce pipe banging noise and protect plumbing If you’re a residential plumber, you’ve doubtlessly heard from customers who are going crazy from the bang bang bang! that happens when they turn off a faucet, or when their dishwasher, toilet or washing machine shuts off.

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Dearborn Safety Series ADA Pipe Wrap - Case Study, Veterans Village

Posted on Friday Jan 12, 2018 at 06:33PM in Product Tips

Company: MMC Contractors
Industry: Mechanical contracting firm
Location: Missouri

Dearborn ADA pipe wrap helps Veterans Village get new crisis center up and running quickly Serving more than 400 people a day, Veterans Village in Las Vegas provides U.S. military veterans with temporary and permanent housing, medical and mental health services, employment training, food and transportation.

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4 design advantages of using linear shower drains

Posted on Wednesday Dec 06, 2017 at 10:40PM in General

Bathroom design has changed significantly in recent years. Today’s high-end showers showcase elegant tiles, more generous square footage and custom features such as benches, storage nooks and heated floors outside the door.

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4 tips to extend the life of a boiler: Seasonal boiler maintenance can help your residential customers improve efficiency and performance, year-round.

Posted on Monday Sep 11, 2017 at 11:12PM in Product Tips

4 seasonal boiler maintenance tips for residential plumbers Like a car, a residential boiler must be regularly serviced to prevent problems and maintain efficiency. But unlike a car, a boiler doesn’t cough, stutter, give off smoke or produce a foul odor when something goes wrong — it just silently continues doing its job, slowly deteriorating in performance and failing much sooner.

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MODA™ combines the best features of plumbing outlet boxes

Posted on Monday Jul 31, 2017 at 03:00PM in Product Tips

Oatey MODA Modular Supply Box System provides fast and easy installation for multiple applications Flexible and versatile plumbing products are essential on the job site. That’s why Oatey created the MODA™ Modular Supply Box System, a new, innovative outlet box for water supply and drainage connections. The latest innovation from Oatey combines the best features of traditional supply boxes in one, multi-purpose system. With MODA box, residential and commercial plumbers save time and frustration on supply box installations by having a single-box solution for washing machines, dishwashers, ice makers, kitchens and air admittance valves.

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4 home automation technologies for the plumbing industry

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 10:49AM in General

What makes home automation so appealing? It isn’t just the “cool” factor. The latest advancements in smart home technology will help you keep your customers’ biggest investment safe, dry and energy efficient. Helping homeowners take advantage of home automation can also help you grow your business by giving customers innovative ways to improve their living spaces.

1. Leak prevention systems

Flooding and water leaks are a nightmare for homeowners – and that’s before you calculate damage and cleanup costs. State-of-the-art leak prevention systems are designed to automatically shut off water flow from a home’s main water valve just seconds after a leak is detected, providing your customers with reliable leak protection and invaluable peace of mind.

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6 tips for working on plumbing in historic homes

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 10:40AM in General

For plumbers, the toughest part of repairing or renovating a historic home is dealing with the unknown.

What problems lurk behind those thick, aging walls and ceilings, or under the bathroom floors? How can you get a handle on the job if you don’t know what kind of pipes you have, what shape they’re in or how they may have been altered over the years?

Every home is different. But a little planning can help you identify and address common plumbing concerns for your customers.

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Dearborn Safety Series ADA Pipe Wrap combines durability with intuitive design

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 10:11AM in Product Tips

Covering under-the-sink pipes provides much-needed safety and peace of mind for individuals in wheelchairs. Yet many existing pipe wraps are bulky, heavy and time-consuming to install. Dearborn ADA pipe wrap gives commercial plumbing systems the industry’s most professional finished appearance with an easy, intuitive installation process.

Squeeze and seal for a perfect fit.

Dearborn ADA pipe wrap is made from a highly durable, antimicrobial material that is lightweight and soft to the touch. The intuitive design protects against sharp corners, abrasive surfaces and elevated temperatures while softening accidental impact to prevent injury. Hook and Loop Fasteners allow for simple and fast installation, and can be easily removed without damaging points of connection. Simply squeeze the pipe wrap material to seal for a clean, professional looking fit that conforms to all parts of a commercial plumbing system.

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Oatey Fusion™ Single-Step PVC Cement makes DIY projects faster and easier

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 10:02AM in Product Tips

Achieving professional-quality results from your DIY plumbing projects just got easier with Oatey FUSION single-step Clear Self-Priming Medium PVC Cement. FUSION single-step cement eliminates the extra step of priming in PVC projects, while giving your projects a neater, transparent finish.

Save time, money and cleanup

As the industry leader in solvent cements, Oatey developed FUSION to bring DIYers a cleaner, simpler way to fuse PVC pipes and fittings without using primer**. Compared with traditional PVC cements, FUSION’s thicker, drip-less formula gives you extra time to align pipes and fittings perfectly before they fuse. FUSION single-step cement also is low-odor, contains low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and UPC listed, making it a safe and eco-friendly choice for any DIY plumbing or craft projects.

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