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4-STEP Installation Guide for PEX

Posted 05-12-2009 at 11:13 AM by gtglobe

Whether for potable water, radiant heating systems, or industrial use, installing GTPEX® is always fast and easy.


Here is our unique GTPEX® 4-Step Installation Guide:

1. CUT



Cut the GTPEX® pipe at a 90º angle using the appropriate PEX cutter, such as our GTCut tool.


2. INSERT


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THIS IS CARRYING "INSTANT HOT WATER" TO FAR

Posted 05-11-2009 at 10:20 AM by faucetman886


I recently wrote a blog entitled “Why is my hot water tank leaking?” (POSTED HERE) and at that time I thought I had pretty much covered the basics of what to expect from a malfunctioning Hot water heater. Over this past weekend I ran across a thread here on the DIYChatroom.com discussion group which not only has reminded me of additional dangerous possibilities of a hot water heater malfunction but gives me reason to reemphasize the importance of the T&P valve as well as the need for...
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Can i add a toilet to my basement?

Posted 05-08-2009 at 09:06 AM by faucetman886

Can I install a toilet in my basement?
The most difficult new additions of plumbing fixtures are tubs, showers and toilets. Obviously the difficulty arises from the need to drain from the bottom. I read in threads all of time where people ask “I have a tub, can we take it out and replace it with a shower and a toilet or bidet”. Well it is easier to replace a tub with a shower but toilets require a larger drain and thus a lot of changes in the overall plumbing which is located in the floor....
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Electric Radiant Floor Heat

Posted 05-07-2009 at 10:42 PM by orson

The latest craze in bathroom remodeling is toasty warm tile floors for your piggies. On a recent kitchen remodeling project we took things a step further: electric radiant floor heat as the primary heat system.
Step Warmfloor(tm) manufactures cutting edge floor warming and floor heating systems. Unlike many of their counterparts, Step uses an electro plastic heating element rather than a cable to heat the floor. The entire mat, although plastic, is the heating element.
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PVC why? and why not?

Posted 05-06-2009 at 04:17 AM by faucetman886

In my continuing and hopefully final discussion of supply piping materials, today let’s talk about the other major forms of materials used. In previous day's blogs I talked about the use of copper, most consider it to be the premium material and it certainly is the most expensive, then there is PEX, the new kid on the block who’s advantages outweigh it’s disadvantages by a considerable margin. PEX is still relatively new and unfamiliar to most of us. There is considerable controversy both code wise...
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