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What is Pex - Milwaukee M18 ProPex Expansion Tool

What is PEX Tubing for Plumbing?

What is PEX pipe? Before we answer that question, let’s look at history, lest we doom ourselves to repeating it. Take a look at the water lines in any older house. You’ll probably find one consistent material being used: brilliant, shiny copper. Sorry, did I say brilliant and shiny? Scratch that. Look for copper tubing […]

How to Do a Plumbing Rough-In

How to Do a Plumbing Rough-In

For those of you considering entering the trades as a career, first of all, congratulations! You’re looking at the potential of high income, the ability to one day run your business, and enjoy the tangible results of a hard day’s work. As a plumber, I’m hoping you’ll follow my path. To help you understand what […]

Milwaukee M18 ProPex Expansion Tool

How to Install PEX Tubing with a PEX Expander

Learning How to Install PEX Tubing with an Expander – Simpler Than You Think The cordless expander is about as easy and foolproof as can be. If you’re wondering how to install PEX tubing with a PEX expander, it’s really pretty straightforward. And if you have access to a cordless model, like the M12 or […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
MIlwaukee Radius Compact

Milwaukee Radius Compact LED Site Light 2144-20 Review

LED job site lighting hasn’t been around all that long, but it’s taking over the industry as halogen lights find themselves getting the pink slip. Milwaukee has a huge focus on this sector with a line that covers everything from personal lighting to stand lights and even bay lights. The Milwaukee Radius Compact LED Site Light […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid RP 240 Press Tool

Ridgid RP 240 Press Tool Review

Plumbing contractors have a few options when it comes to pipefitting: using solder, using a threader, or using a pro press. All of these options can get the job done, but the cost of each particular option will definitely factor into which direction the plumber chooses to proceed with. Well, today I’ve elected to use […]

Ridgid Dual-Port Charger

Ridgid Dual-Port Charger Review

Alright, I get it. A charger is a charger, right? I reckon that a lot of us probably think that the only real difference between chargers comes down to how quickly one can recharge a battery. Sure, recharge times can make or break a charger, or at least determine how likely it is that I’ll […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Ridgid Gen5X Impact Wrench Review

Ridgid Gen5X Impact Wrench Review

So you want to screw some stuff, eh? No! Not like that guys! Get your minds out of the gutter, we’re talking about the new Ridgid Gen5X Impact Wrench! Anyway, brushless tools have been making their way into the retail world from most of the major power tool manufacturers for a few years now. They […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
How to Install PEX Pipe with a PEX Expander

DeWalt 20V Max PEX Expander Review (DCE400)

When expansion PEX first came to the table, there was only one tool to expand the material and that was a hand pump. You would have to put the stiffening ring on the tip of the PEX, place the expanding head in the opening and then pump and rotate the tool by hand and repeat […]