• hePEX Straight Lengths

    Why use Uponor's Wirsbo hePEX™ 20-ft. Straight Length Pipe for overhead hydronic piping systems

    Posted 7/20/2015 by Justin Churchill
    There are many reasons why contractors prefer PEX pipe over rigid, metallic piping systems for overhead piping applications.
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  • Reclaimed Water Pipe

    Creative Technologies Help Reuse Water

    Posted 7/14/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    As I’m sitting at my desk, staring outside at what seems like endless sheets of rain pouring from heaven, it is difficult to imagine that there is a serious drought going on in many parts of our country. And the widespread drought is reaching epic proportions resulting in research and products that offer pretty drastic solutions. In fact, many of us struggle with the image of transforming wastewater into potable (read drinkable) water, yet this is a very real (and constructive) solution to the drought problems.

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  • Commercial Ball Valves

    Two Important Questions to Consider When Specifying or Installing Commercial Ball Valves in an Uponor PEX Piping System

    Posted 7/9/2015 by Tim Peick

    If you’re an engineer or installer, you have a lot on the line when designing and building a commercial structure. You need to make sure the structure you design and build will meet the owner's expectations, perform as designed and come in at (or under) budget.

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  • Fahey Treehouse

    Dreaming of Treehouses with Uponor Radiant Heating

    Posted 6/26/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    As a manufacturer of PEX tubing, you will often find Uponor reps and employees talk about the comfort of radiant-heated floors. You don’t have to look further than the Uponor website for information about its benefits, value and effectiveness. In fact, your eyes may glaze over as we wax about all its wonderful attributes (it’s quiet, it’s hypoallergenic, it’s cost effective, it’s energy efficient) ….. yes, we can go on and on, but I digress.

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  • Spaces Designed with Uponor for Relaxation

    Posted 5/18/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    I came upon an article the other day outlining the five biggest architectural and building trends for 2015. The basic premise of the article is that we want our homes to be a refuge from the outside world; and we achieve this by creating indoor and outdoor living spaces that encourage and provide this escape.

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  • PEX for the Green Architect

    Green Building Practices With Uponor PEX Yield Green Profit Lines

    Posted 2/12/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    Green is cool and in high demand! Yes, I could be referring to cash (clearly cool and in high demand also), but some may intuitively know that I’m referring to green building practices.

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  • Radiant Heat for Architects

    Uponor Radiant Floor Heating Systems for Architects

    Posted 2/5/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    Growing up in Norway in the 70s, almost every home included one or two rooms with radiant heat. It wasn’t seen as luxurious or upscale; it was simply a commonplace feature. Homes built in the 70s mostly included radiant heated floors in bathrooms and laundry rooms, but today, when I visit Norway, I’ve noticed that it’s fairly common for newer homes to have radiant heat throughout an entire home.

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  • Commercial PEX Pipe in Cold Weather

    5 Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Building

    Posted 1/16/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    It’s that time of year again; it’s a dark and cold Minnesota winter. Temperatures have dropped to – and are staying at – dangerously low levels for weeks on end. It’s a life for the not-so-faint-of-heart; but then again, I suspect Minnesotans already know (and some even celebrate) this fact!

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  • Frozen Pipes

    Free Advice About Frozen Pipes

    Posted 1/9/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    After decades of living in the frozen tundra, I take pride in knowing the precautions needed to survive the harsh winter climate. Obviously, to those of us who’ve braved the north, a home’s water pipes must be properly insulated in unheated areas and they need some extra TLC to survive the extended freeze. “Duh,” you might say.

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  • PEX Plumbing for Business Owners

    Logical Uponor PEX Plumbing Systems for Business Owners

    Posted 11/14/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    If you’re a building owner, you have several details to take care of when it comes to starting a new project. Working with the city as well as architects, engineers and contractors can be mind boggling. The least of your worries should be the plumbing system in your building.

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  • Business Owner PEX Plumbing Contractor

    3 Questions Business Owners Should Ask their Plumbers

    Posted 11/7/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    As PEX piping continues to gain popularity in commercial projects, plumbers are moving away from old (and less efficient) methods of installation (with CPVC and copper) to more effective, timesaving methods (with PEX) that are proving to be cost-saving measures both in the short term and in the long run.

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  • Revit Files on Uponorengineering.com

    Hey Manufacturers… are you CAD and BIM Ready?

    Posted 10/24/2014 by Mike Rivers

    Why it’s important to offer an on-demand library in today’s engineering marketplace.

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  • PEX Plumbing

    How much does Uponor 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 Uponor 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 Uponor 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 Uponor 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 Uponor 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

    Uponor 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 Uponor 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 Uponor 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 Uponor 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 an Uponor 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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