• PEX Plumbing

    How much does PEX tubing cost?

    Posted 10/7/2014 by Cindy Albrecht
    PEX is a term that was virtually unheard of 15 years ago, but has slowly crept into the building trades, and even the vocabulary of the everyday homeowner, home remodeler, and those looking to improve their home or commercial building in various ways. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Commercial Radiant Heating with PEX

    How Radiant Heating and Cooling Enhances Commercial Structures

    Posted 9/19/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    Did you know that radiant heating technology has existed since Roman times – in more or less advanced stages? That shows me that we humans have been seeking comfort since the dawn of time.

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  • Fire Safety Systems with PEX

    What Fire Officials Need to Know When Reviewing AquaSAFE Fire Sprinkler Designs

    Posted 9/12/2014 by Melisa Rodriguez

    If you’re a plan reviewer or fire official looking at an Uponor AquaSAFE fire sprinkler design for the first time, it can look very unfamiliar when compared to a more traditional rigid pipe system. There are also some important differences between an NFPA 13D system and an NFPA 13 or even 13R system. Chances are you may not have seen many 13D systems yet. The information below should give a brief introduction to 13D and Uponor AquaSAFE fire sprinkler systems and will hopefully aid in the approval process should you see one of them come across your desk.

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  • Football and PEX

    Are You Ready for Some PEX Lingo?

    Posted 9/5/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    There are some things we know are certain in life – like taxes and death. And, of course, football! With more regualr season games just around the corner, I decided to dig out my tried and true tailgating recipes along with my handy dandy football lingo pocket guide to get my mind ready for the sporting tradition we’ve come to enjoy every season the leaves turn from green to gold.

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  • Radiant Heating with PEX

    Innovation in Eye Care and Radiant Heating Systems

    Posted 8/29/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    Over the past five years, I have interviewed dozens of professionals about why they choose to install a radiant heating system, and the answer almost never changes: the overall comfort of a radiant system versus a forced-air system is hard to dispute.

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  • Uponor PEX Employees

    The Secret Life of a Summer Intern at Uponor

    Posted 8/15/2014 by Mary Nordick
    Sounds pretty interesting right; the daily life of a 21 year old intern at an international plumbing company. I think it sounds like a story line straight out of MTV's newest reality show. The truth is however, that believe it or not, most people do not find PEX tubing to be that sexy. Read more... Comments (0)
  • PEX Tubing at the Aloft Hotel

    Re-pipe with PEX – Just Ask Todd

    Posted 8/5/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    Palmer Mechanical and Todd Ringgold are good Southern friends of ours here at Uponor. Over the years, Todd has become a huge PEX supporter, and at Palmer Mechanical he will almost exclusively specify PEX; especially for plumbing re-pipe jobs.

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  • Radiant Rollout Mat for Radiant Heating and Cooling with PEX

    Rolling out the PEX carpet

    Posted 7/25/2014 by Kim Bliss

    When I first heard of the concept of the Radiant Rollout™ Mat, it intrigued me...a network of PEX tubing that is preassembled in a factory, rolled up like carpet and then shipped to the jobsite to be rolled back out and installed for radiant heating and cooling applications.

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  • SDSU Green Building with Radiant

    Radiant Is Chill - Like the California Lifestyle

    Posted 7/11/2014 by Astrid Mohn
    California is famous for many things. Of course, Hollywood, surfing and good looks quickly come to mind… but the state is also becoming known for its commitment to green living and building practices. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Commercial PEX Plumbing at NC State

    New Thinking with PEX

    Posted 6/30/2014 by Astrid Mohn
    In my job, I get to meet so many interesting people who tell me their stories about why they used PEX for their plumbing, radiant heating and cooling or fire safety system and how much they love it. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Residential Fire Sprinklers with PEX

    Getting the word out about PEX fire sprinkler systems at NFPA Conference and Expo

    Posted 6/20/2014 by Melisa Rodriguez

    At the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo held in Las Vegas this June, we were one of over 300 exhibitors showcasing our PEX fire sprinkler solutions to AHJs (authorities having jurisdiction), contractors, code officials, fire officials and more. Here are just a couple things we took away from the conference this year:

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  • Radiant Heating in One day

    How Much Does Radiant Floor Heating Cost?

    Posted 6/13/2014 by Mark Hudoba

    How do you get the comfort of radiant heating systems at an economical price? 

    1)    Use radiant in select (high value) areas of your home

    2)    Use a qualified contractor

    3)    Simplify the system

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  • Saving Time with Uponor PEX

    How Much Time Can You Really Save on a PEX Plumbing Job?

    Posted 6/6/2014 by Kim Bliss

    I’ve heard this question time and time again with installers who are inquisitive about a PEX plumbing system. They’ve heard the benefits of PEX — flexible, fewer connections, corrosion-resistant — but the big question is…how much time can I really save installing with PEX?

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  • Commercial Jobsite with PEX

    Walking the Uponor Commercial Jobsite at the Convention

    Posted 5/30/2014 by Kim Bliss
    If you didn’t make it to the 2014 Uponor Connections Convention in Las Vegas in April, one of the biggest showstoppers of the event was the Commercial Jobsite. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Commercial Piping at 2014 Uponor Connections

    The Inside Man (with the Outside Perspective)

    Posted 5/15/2014 by Luke Johnson

    April 21st and 22nd marked the biennial Uponor Sales Convention, christened Connections 2014. Indeed a fitting title for a company in the fitting business, but this first time attendee found it to mean much more.  The Bellagio was taken over by Uponorians, our partners, and trade professionals all coming together to see, first-hand, the solutions that improve people’s way of life.

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  • Commercial Plumbing with PEX Tubing

    PEX tubing – everybody is doing it

    Posted 5/9/2014 by Alan Squires
    A few years ago, my son came to me with the phrase every parent hates to hear.  It goes like this, “Dad, I want to do this, everybody else is.”  In this case what everybody else was doing was jumping off a cliff into an area lake. Faced with a decision, I analysed the facts and calculated the risk. Read more... Comments (0)
  • PEX Tubing

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: Sweden.

    Posted 5/4/2014 by Adam Wicklund

    It is a period of war.  Royal Swedish forces, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the “evil” Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

    During the battle, royal forces were able to steal secret plans to the Commonwealth’s ultimate construction material, PEX TUBING, a cross-linked tubing product with enough power to disrupt an entire industry.
     
    Pursued by the Commonwealth’s sinister agents, Dr. Thomas Engel races home aboard his starship, custodian of the secret plans that can save his people and restore comfort to the galaxy…

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  • Sustainability with PEX

    Business has a special role in saving the world

    Posted 4/28/2014 by Bill Gray

    In a recent poll, respondents overwhelmingly ranked health and environmental sustainability as two of the most important considerations when making purchasing decisions.  Given these results, one might wonder why there are not significantly more hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles on the road and further how obesity can be the fastest growing health concern in the western world?

     

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  • PEX Radiant Heating

    One chance meeting ends up on the cover of Reeves Journal

    Posted 4/10/2014 by Kim Bliss

    About three years ago, a colleague of mine and I traveled to San Diego for a business conference. While in town, we thought it would be a great opportunity to visit some customers that are installing our Uponor products and systems into homes and businesses in the greater San Diego area. Our regional sales manager took us to visit a gentleman by the name of Scott Hall of Radiant Solutions, Inc.

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  • PEX Tubing at the Colorado State Power House

    PEX tubing is the name of this installer's game

    Posted 3/28/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    Commercial building projects are becoming increasingly sophisticated and energy conscious, and many of the projects we are involved with are LEED®-certified with all hands-on-deck to ensure an efficient final product.

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  • Radiant Floor Heating with PEX

    Uncovering the ‘Mystery’ of Radiant Floor Heating Systems

    Posted 3/17/2014 by Kim Bliss
    A couple years ago, our friends installed radiant floor heating in their lake home. When I asked the wife about it, she said she actually feels more comfortable at the lake home set at 68 degrees Fahrenheit than her primary residence (which has a traditional forced-air furnace) at 72 degrees. Read more... Comments (0)
  • PEX Snowmelt System - Heated Sidewalks

    Who’s Happy about all the Snow? We are! (No, really, we are)

    Posted 3/7/2014 by Kim Bliss

    With unprecedented snow and ice storms around the country over the past few months, you’d hardly think anyone would be excited about the weather. But, if you work for a company that makes snow and ice melting systems, then you’d be grinning all the way down your clear, dry, non-snow-covered walkway to work.

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  • PEX Plumbing at Avalon Bay

    A Cultural Plumbing Change from an Insider's Perspective

    Posted 3/5/2014 by Stu Lorton

    I’m a plumber first (with an engineering and sales heart) and when I see an unexpected opportunity pop up I can’t help myself; I have to act! So when two new five-story apartment buildings with 157 and 95 units specified with CPVC were going up in Lynnwood, Wash., I couldn’t control myself.  I had to offer up Uponor’s alternative design solution to overcome the traditional trunk and branch design using CPVC.

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  • Uponor President Bill Gray

    Dare to be bold!

    Posted 2/26/2014 by Bill Gray
    Last week, besides being glued to the TV watching the Canadian hockey teams "kick-butt and take names", I read an interesting article titled Creating Bold Innovation in Mature Markets by Robert G. Cooper. Dr. Cooper has pioneered many groundbreaking discoveries in product innovation, including the Stage-Gate® Idea-to-Launch Process, now implemented by almost 80% of North American companies. In this article, he argues that when companies are faced with mature markets, bigger, bolder innovation is the only sustainable route for long-term growth and prosperity. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Uponor PEX Tubing

    Why PEX is more sustainable than copper

    Posted 2/24/2014 by Dale Stroud

    Though mostly unfounded and unfair, plastics take a lot of “hits” in some environmental circles. It seems that castigating plastics as being bad for the environment is the “thing to do”. However, when you look into many of the allegations of plastics being bad for the environment, there is a lot of bad science and misplaced emotion involved. It’s easy to blame plastics when other options that are PERCEIVED as being better for the environment are available. However, often times, perception is not reality.

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