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    Milwaukee TRAPSNAKE Toilet Auger Kit

    Milwaukee 2576-21 TRAPSNAKE Toilet Auger Kit First off let me say we have one of these on each of our trucks. They’ve been working very well. That said, they’re not perfect. The 1/2″x6′ cable, like every other auger cable will start to rust after only …

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    What is your HVAC distribution energy costing you?

    I often think of a hydronic systems as a living and breathing thing, like a human body.  The hydronic system carries BTUs to the extremities of the building, like a body’s circulatory system, and the circulator pumps are the heart. We have been told that …

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    ProStaff Review: Dewalt FLEXVOLT 60V Stud & Joist Drill

    Dewalt’s Flexvolt 60V Stud & Joist Drill may look familiar, I mean without the battery and add a cord, paint it red and you might be reminded of an old industry mainstay. But let’s forget about that old drill, made by another manufacturer and focus …

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    ProStaff Review: Dewalt Flexvolt Chainsaw

        Cordless outdoor power equipment [OPE] is not entirely new but the application of today’s battery technology coupled with the performance of highly efficient and powerful brushless motors has created a whole new level of tools for both residential and commercial use. Although Dewalt’s …

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    Heavy Metal 3-Way: Head to Head Recip Blade Comparison

    Reciprocating saw blades have advanced considerably over the last few years with the addition of carbide cutting edges. Until about three years ago the very idea of using a sawzall to cut materials like cast iron or stainless steel proved daunting in the least. With …

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    If its new, its junk. Right?

    I’ve been a licensed plumber for 15 years, 14 of those years I’ve held a Master Plumber license. I started in the trades at a young age working as a helper during the summers for a family business and entered the plumbing apprentice program in …

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    Bringing Sexy Back … to the Trades

    Perhaps it was never here to begin with, the sexy part that is. I mean, that’s one of the main knocks on the trades—that it is too demanding. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently conducted a national poll of young adults ages 18 …

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    Band Saw or Metal Cutting Circ Saw?

    I’ve got a lot of comments and messages asking which saw is best for plumbing and HVAC work since the new Milwaukee 2782 metal cutting circ saw was announced. Is it the full-size 2729 Deep Cut Band Saw or the Circular saw? The best answer …

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    Scrap Dealers and Tree-Hugging Hippies Were Visionaries

    The “green and sustainable” building movement has evolved from a marginal movement to fully evolving as an acceptable mainstream force. The increased adoption of sustainable building materials is having a positive impact as they have many attributes including; increasing energy efficiency, ensuring life safety and …

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  • Uponor PEX Hydronic Piping

    Take a look at PEX for hydronic piping systems

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