• 6 Pieces of Advice for Anyone Starting Out in the Plumbing Industry

    In partnership with Delta “I was an insurance agent one week and a plumber the next.” After 18 years working in the insurance industry, John Castro decided to become a plumber after remodeling his own house. He enjoyed helping out the plumber he hired for the remodel and was invited […]

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  • How to Organize Your Work Van

    In Partnership with Elkay Have you ever let the mess in your work van or truck get out of control? It takes you (or the unlucky apprentice) 20+ minutes to find a tool that’s buried underneath a box of fittings that’s buried underneath a stack of pipe. You can hear […]

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  • 10 Workwear Essentials to Take to the Job Site

    In Partnership with American Standard You’re working 40+ hours a week, moving around constantly, and often in dirty or dangerous situations. As a plumber, you don’t have time to deal with wrong-sized gloves, uncomfortable knee pad straps, or – let’s be real – wet socks. You need the best of […]

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  • How to REALLY Solve the Trade Labor Shortage

    In Partnership with Moen You’re only as good as the team you hire, especially when an angry customer needs a serious leak fixed ASAP. It can be increasingly difficult to find the right team, though. As a plumber, you know all about the skilled labor shortage that is plaguing the […]

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  • 7 Tips for Your New Plumbing Apprentice Job

    You’ve finally landed a plumbing apprenticeship and your first day on the job is around the corner. You’re eager, nervous, and not quite sure what to expect from your master or journeyman plumber. More than anything, you want your new boss to feel like they hired the right guy or […]

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  • AO Smith Tankless Water Heater Installation

    You’ve probably been there before. You get a call to replace a water heater, you show up to the job site, and the customer’s interested in switching to tankless. The catch? You’ve never installed one before. Don’t worry, SUPPLY.com and AO Smith (the world’s largest manufacturer of water heating equipment) […]

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  • Supply Pipes: Copper vs. PEX

    When it comes to tubing and supply pipes, copper and PEX are two of the best – and most debated – materials on the market. Copper is the classic choice but PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) is becoming increasingly more desirable. At SUPPLY.com, finding the perfect tubing for your project is more than […]

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  • Closet Flange Installation – Flush or Above?

    A toilet is a necessity in any home, and proper installation is a must to ensure that it works well. Leaky, broken, or misaligned toilets are a hassle for everyone involved. A key component to toilet installation is the closet flange; the fitting that connects the toilet to the drain […]

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