Since California certified PEX tubing for residential plumbing applications in 2009, contractors and plumbers across the country have been quick to adopt it. PEX’s commercial applications were initially fire systems and radiant floors, but now it’s even common to use it for repipes. Although it’s not the perfect material, it offers some significant advantages over traditional […]
Milwaukee Tool recently announced an expansion of its tubing cutter line with the Milwaukee Quick Adjust Tubing Cutter. These new cutters feature four chrome-plated rollers with a spring-loaded adjustment capable of cutting up to 3-1/2-inch copper tubing as well as 3-inch PEX and PVC through the use of a tool-free, interchangeable blade. “When we launched […]
Ridgid hopes to improve the way contractors install Pex with the new 12V Ridgid Pex-One. Designed for one-handed use, the Pex-One weighs in at five pounds and can press multiple sizes up to one inch with an interchangeable die system. Ridgid claims the Pex-One provides full power through 150+ presses per charge with a 5-second […]
Many tools accomplish their work with finesse and precision. In fact, that’s often why we choose to use them. A saw cuts true, a wrench’s leverage easily removes a tough fitting, or an impact driver sinks a fastener without breaking a sweat. But every once in a while we need a tool that gets the […]
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Some of us have grandparents that can recall fetching water from a well with a hand pump. They could scarcely imagine an electric pump for moving water from place to place. Today it’s common in plumbing maintenance and repair to use such a pump to accomplish the work. As usual, technology marches on and now […]
Empire Level recently introduced five new Next Generation Empire Level Torpedo Levels. The new offering includes a 10-inch True Blue torpedo level, a 10-inch True Blue torpedo level with Dual Pitch, 9-inch magnetic reinforced torpedo level, a 12-inch magnetic reinforced tool box torpedo level, as well a metric version of the 12-inch (30.48-cm). The two 10-inch […]
Copper tubing has been used in plumbing applications for millennia. Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt had copper plumbing in palaces and temples. I’m not sure how installs were done back then, but now you don’t often have the luxury of space when cutting copper tubing. Sometimes you may not even be able to fully see the […]