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Water saddle valves are widely used but not the best solution

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Water saddle valves are just plain wrong In practically every home inspection the home inspector will see at least one if not more water saddle valves to be exact a self-piercing water saddle valve. These valves are universally part of ice maker and humidifier hookup kits. They are widely used because they are cheap and a fast simple install but …

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New Water Heater Energy Requirements

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Some of you may have heard about the new water heater energy standards that took effect of April 16, 2015. The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) was updated and therefore directly impacted the water heater energy factor (EF) on all residential water heating devices and some commercial ones. Any water heaters manufacture prior to that date and still available …