Introduces Industry-First Digital Self-Leveling Reel:
SeeSnake® Mini Pro™ Inspection Camera with TruSense®
Technology. Features best in-pipe image, navigation
flexibility and digital zoom/pan for enhanced traceability.
a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the
first reel of its kind to provide digital self-leveling with no
moving parts, the SeeSnake® Mini Pro Inspection Camera with TruSense®
Technology. It is the latest reel in the RIDGID portfolio of
inspection and drain cleaning tools, each designed to complement
each other and provide the strongest breadth and depth of products
to help meet the toughest jobsite challenges.
The small, yet rugged Mini Pro is designed to inspect up to 200 feet
of 1.5- to 8-inch pipe with its mid-flex push cable that can
navigate hard 90-degree bends. Its innovative 25 mm digital
self-leveling camera always keeps the in-pipe image upright and is
shorter than the traditional 25 mm camera head.
TruSense establishes a two-way datalink between the camera head and
a TruSense enabled monitor. With TruSense, advanced sensors on the
camera head convey valuable information about the in-pipe
environment, including the high-dynamic range (HDR) image sensor
that offers bright, clear in-pipe imaging in difficult lighting
To purchase or learn more about the Mini Pro and the entire line of
RIDGID inspection solutions, visit
call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID.
Grundfos announces new UPSe and digital ALPHA circulators.
pumps take U.S. residential heating to a new level of sophistication
with the ability to replace 90% of installed circulators in the
small circulator range
HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2022 – Grundfos, the world's largest pump
manufacturer, is proud to announce the next generation of small
circulators for the residential heating market with the introduction
of the Grundfos Digital NEXT range — starting with the UPSe 15-58 in
late 2022, followed by the release of the new, digital ALPHA 15-58
in early 2023. Both circulators have been rated with the highest
Energy Rating in the market at 193, revolutionizing the market by
delivering enhanced efficiency and performance and offering the
highest wire-to-water efficiency available today.
features of the UPSe and new ALPHA:
Best-in-class Hydraulic Institute
Energy Rating in the market: 193
Improved wiring for easier installation with a toolless power
Automatic self-venting eliminates the risk of air in the pump
Troubleshooting aid with alarm and warning lights.
For more information about the Grundfos UPSe and ALPHA, visit grundfos.us/digitalnext.
REHAU Expands EVERLOC+® Compression-sleeve Fitting System
with New R-20 Connectors
for Secure Hydronic and Radiant Applications.
from solid brass with a nickel-plated swivel nut, the
manifold outlets are available in 3/8, 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4 in.
The design features reconfigured bushings for increased
accessibility when using larger hydronic circuits. Unlike
the typical compression-style manifold connection with
multiple pieces, the EVERLOC+ R-20 fitting is a single piece
that pairs with existing REHAU EVERLOC+ compression sleeves
used in the company’s PEXa plumbing systems.
All EVERLOC+ R-20 fittings include an EVERLOC+ insert with a
pre-installed O-ring and swivel nut in a one-piece assembly
to support connection security. The R-20 fitting uses the
swivel nut to connect to the manifold, then joins to the
hydronic circuits using the EVERLOC+ connection technology.
Learn more about REHAU hydronic and radiant systems at
Announces Release of Water Monitoring Products: H2Wise and H2Wise+
Powered by Phyn.
to market two versions of the monitoring systems - H2Wise and
H2Wise+ - Kohler provides efficient solutions to address a variety
of concerns or budget.
Both monitoring systems:
Deliver immediate alerts for
minor or major leaks
Run a diagnosis of the entire
home's plumbing to detect hidden issues
Provide pre-freeze warnings to
help prevent frozen pipe bursts
Track daily water usage by each
fixture and faucet in the entire home
H2Wise can be installed by the homeowner. Through the KOHLER
Konnect mobile app, users can run a diagnostic test to
detect potential problems, and track water usage.
H2Wise+ should be installed by a professional
onto the main water line, thus providing the ability to shut
off the main water supply automatically and remotely when a
leak is detected. H2Wise+ analyzes the entire home’s
plumbing 24/7 to detect hidden issues every time water is
turned on in the house.
KOHLER H2Wise and KOHLER H2Wise+ Powered by Phyn will be
available for purchase through Kohler distributors, Kohler
Signature Stores, select retailers, and online directly
through Kohler. For more information, please visit
RectorSeal Releases Draft-Block™ Orange, A Fire Blocking
Expanding Polyurethane Foam Sealant.
More Cost-Effective Than Standard Fiberglass and
for Type V residential construction, Draft-Block Orange is an
excellent filler that expands up to three times to fill, bond, and
insulate a wide assortment of applications. As a low pressure,
one-component product, it adheres readily to wood, glass, metal,
tile, concrete, and most plastics. Beyond its fire blocking
benefits, Draft-Block Orange helps to reduce sound transmission.
Available in a 12-ounce aerosol can, Draft-Block Orange fills voids,
cracks, crevices, and small cavities on flat and irregular surfaces.
After curing, Draft-Block Orange is an odorless, non-corrosive,
non-reactive inert substance.
Additional use includes sealing around
windows, air conditioners, ducts, and vents and providing
energy-saving features in heating and cooling installations.
Draft-Block Orange can help seal voids in siding, door jams,
foundations, and concrete joints.
www.youtube.com/rectorsealcorp for additional details and
Plumbing Products Unveils Nyren, Its Dynamic First Bidet
Toilet. Ultra-hygienic toilet with built-in washing nozzles
debuts as bidet popularity surges in U.S.
Dubbed Nyren, the toilet features an electronic seat
equipped with a self-cleaning spray nozzle offering five adjustable
spray positions. The toilet's washing functionality, including rear
wash and feminine wash capabilities, reduces the need for toilet
paper and offers users hygienic benefits not available with
paper-only cleaning methods.
"We're excited to help introduce bidet toilets to Americans with the
debut of Nyren," said Stephanie Radebaugh, sanitaryware product
manager at Mansfield. "Bidet attachments have an array of hygienic
benefits, and we look forward to helping people live a healthier,
happier and greener lifestyle."
Additional features include six
different adjustable settings for water, air dryer and seat
temperatures. Along with stationary and motion wash modes, as well
as three water pressure levels, the user can easily customize their
most comfortable experience with a wireless remote control.
Nyren is available through wholesale distributors and direct for
consumers on Lowes.com. To learn more about Nyren and all of
Mansfield's product offerings, visit
The Oxyset. A lightweight, portable brazing system that uses
disposable gas cylinders.
Ever carted a full oxy-acetylene kit up a ladder for just a
quick brazing job? Then you will love this! Engineered with
the gas and water system tech in mind, the Oxyset is ideal
for highly-mobile contractors or for working in
The lightweight and small size of the Bromic Oxyset combined
with excellent flame performance generated from pre-filled
high pressure oxygen and Map//Pro fuel cylinders make it an
ideal solution for working in tricky locations.
KIT INCLUDES TRADE SPECIFICATION
MAP-Pro™ regulator with flow gauge
Oxygen regulator with content & pressure out gauge
Check valves for regulator end
6.5 ft twin hose assembly
Spanner and flint sparker
Portable, lightweight & compact cylinder rack
Cylinders not included
information on the Oxyset portable brazing system, including
wholesale and trade pricing contact:
Business Development Manager
18 Technology Drive, STE 143
Irvine, CA, 92618
Oatey Co. Launches New and
Improved Full Clamp Pipe Clamps, Providing Easy Installation and
Oatey Full Clamps are built with convenient push-on
installation technology, including a lead-in edge that automatically
opens the clamp. With a patented removal wedge and notch, clamp
removal is also quick and simple.
The Full Clamps provide pipes complete stand-off from the surface,
and 360-degree pipe protection allows tubes to expand and contract.
Notched nail slots also allow for strain relief and better nail
For more information or to find out where to purchase, contractors
oatey.com or their local distributor.
Instruments Introduces the Largest Pipe Clamps on the Market.
Fieldpiece Instruments, HVACR tools and test instruments
specialist, announces the launch of the largest jaw pipe clamps for
the HVACR industry, the wired TC48 and the wireless system JL3LC.
With an unprecedented 4 1/8” jaw opening the new pipe clamps are
perfect for commercial and refrigeration field service professionals
and also serve the residential market. The clamps, sporting a ¾” to
4 1/8” range, can be used on a wide variety of pipe sizes,
especially in large commercial and refrigeration applications.
The new pipe clamps incorporate
Fieldpiece-patented Rapid RailTM Sensor Technology making the
response time to get an accurate temperature reading merely seconds,
thereby enabling the HVACR pro to be more productive. With this
proprietary technology, temperature readings are not affected by
ambient air as the thermocouple is thermally isolated and the clamps
will perform immediate reaction to changes in system adjustments as
the technician is working. This can greatly facilitate taking a
superheat and/or subcooling measurement on most commercial
refrigeration appliances or commercial/residential air conditioners.
more information about the TC48 and JL3LC please visit
www.fieldpiece.com, or call us at 714.634.1844.
T&S Updated Antimicrobial Faucet Handles.
Brass and Bronze Works, a manufacturer of innovative
commercial plumbing products, offer san array of
hygiene-boosting solutions for all kinds of facilities,
including an update to its antimicrobial-coated faucet
The antimicrobial coating,
available as an option on freshly redesigned wrist-action,
four-arm and lever handles, provides a barrier against
microorganisms like bacteria, molds, mildew and fungi.
The coating creates an environment where
these microbes lose their ability to grow and flourish. For
more information, visit
RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool Allows Contractors To Press Any
Material In Every Size.
New tool boasts the widest range of applications of any
press tool on the market.
two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is
built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and
boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you
can press ½” to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe,
and ½” to 2” PEX pipe – in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.
The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitch™ technology to
quickly switch from Standard to Extended 32kN applications to press
2 ½” to 4” carbon steel. Adding to the tool’s versatility and
usefulness on the job, the lightweight RP 342-XL is compatible with
the RIDGID full line of Standard 32kN Press Tool accessories,
including the StrutSlayr™ Strut Shear Head, Press Snap™ Soil Pipe
Cutter and all MegaPress jaws.
more information visit
RectorSeal® Introduces the Rooftop Pipe Support (RPS) for
Professional Roof Installations.
Pipe Support (RPS), a sturdy, easy-to-install system for
presenting an organized, aesthetic alternative to wood
blocks and other unprofessional jerry-rigged methods. The
RPS is designed for mounting HVAC/R, electrical, plumbing
and condensate piping, or ductwork, walkway grates and solar
panels on commercial flat rooftops without roof penetration.
The RPS is a .15-inch-thick
(3.8-mm) ultraviolet light-stabilized, weather-resistant
copolymer shell with a high density foam core that provides
insulation, vibration isolation and roof membrane
protection. The 7.5 (W) x 8 (L) x 5-inch (H) (19 x 20 x
12-cm) RPS weighs only .78-lb (354-grams), but can withstand
load capacities of up to 250-lbs or 350-lbs each when used
with universal strut channel. The RPS is the industry’s only
rooftop support system that has five numbered slots to keep
two-inch and smaller pipe aligned and organized during
installation, although it can accommodate larger pipe
Each RPS unit
includes a 3/4-inch (W) x 9-inch (L) (2 x 22-cm) galvanized
perforated strap that secures up to one two-inch-diameter
pipe. Multiple pipe runs are limited to only roof space,
because each RPS can be interlocked laterally with the
shell’s molded tabs that easily snap into a neighboring RPS’
For more information on the RPS or RectorSeal and its HVAC/R,
plumbing, firestop and electrical products, please visit
Noritz Unveils External Recirculation Pump to Extend
Water-Saving Benefits of HWR to Multiple Residential Models.
America has introduced the new RPK-EXT External Pump Kit, giving
homeowners the time-, water- and energy-saving benefits of hot-water
recirculation on an even broader array of residential tankless water
heaters. Previously available only as a fully integrated circulator
in the NRCP line of condensing tankless water heaters, the new RPK-EXT
Kit can now serve as a separate, add-on component to 26 additional
Noritz residential models.
The RPK-EXT delivers hot water to a faucet, shower or appliance in
seconds, eliminating the usual water- and energy-wasting wait. Using
a sensor to monitor the hot-water line, the circulator automatically
shuts off once the preset temperature is reached. Using a dedicated
return line, the RPK-EXT also sends water that has been sitting in
the hot-water line back to the tankless water heater for reheating
provide instant hot water, and water waste is dramatically reduced,”
explains Noritz Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jason Fleming.
“The problem is, the energy penalty for continuous operation is so
The new RPK-EXT eliminates the wait for hot water, according to
Fleming, but doesn’t stop there. “The timer assures that water will
be heated only when needed, minimizing power consumption and cutting
For more information on the full line of Noritz
tankless water heating products,
Oatey Announces the Launch of True Blue Bath Waste.
Dearborn Trueblue Bath Waste -
Designed With the Plumber in Mind.
Dearborn® announces the launch of trueblue™, the next
generation of bath waste. Trueblue was thoughtfully designed
with the professional plumber in mind. A variety of
cutting-edge features have been created, like integrated
locking components that simplify installation and
quarter-turn test plugs that make testing quick and simple.
Trueblue allows the plumber to
go from box, to test, to finishing the job in no time.
Innovation such as the quarter-turn test plug comes
pre-installed and approved to test up to 40 feet of head
pressure that then doubles as a trim veneer installation
tool at completion. The overflow cover
locks with a simple clockwise turn allowing for depth
adjustability to fit many tub styles and thicknesses while
requiring no additional tools or screws for installation.
Trueblue is the plumber-friendly solution that saves time
and money, offering hassle-free and tool-less installation.
For more information
or where to purchase visit
www.Oatey.com/Dearborn or your local dealer.
Oatey Announces the Launch of Quiet Pipes Water Hammer
Oatey Co. (Oatey) announces the launch
of Quiet Pipes® Water Hammer Arrestors, servicing a full range of
commercial and residential applications. Quiet Pipes is designed to
help solve current and potential water hammer problems by absorbing
the water shock in a plumbing system when a valve is closed
Water hammer is the persistent clanking, banging and pounding in
pipes behind the wall that frequently happens in residential and
commercial buildings. Water hammer can occur when flushing a toilet,
turning on or off a water valve or even with the changing of cycles
in a washing machine. The waves caused by the change in water flow
create a noise within the piping system. Left untreated, water
hammer can harm different parts of the plumbing system including
pipe supports, faucets, valves and even water heaters.
Oatey’s Quiet Pipes includes a
polypropylene piston design with two NBR O-rings within the chamber
to help absorb the water shock in the system. With Quiet Pipes when
a valve on a water line is closed abruptly, the water moves into the
pressurized chamber and the shock is absorbed. Once the water flow
comes out of the chamber, it is dissipated to the rest of the water
line preventing clanking or banging.
Quiet Pipes offer a wide range of connection types and is compliant
with commercial and residential code requirements. They provide
solutions for many applications including multi-fixtures in
hospitals, multi-family and hospitality, to single fixture in
single-family dwellings. Quiet Pipes Water Hammer Arrestors are
listed and approved for installation with no access panel required
and carry a limited warranty.
For more information or where to purchase visit
Oatey.com or your
Armstrong New Stainless Steel Vertical In-Line Pump
Technology announces a new line of Stainless Steel Vertical In-Line
pumps for plumbing applications in residential and commercial
Featuring superior energy saving performance and space-saving
features of the award-winning Armstrong Design Envelope Vertical
In-Line design, the new Stainless Steel models are ideal for potable
water or residential water applications. Building owners can now
benefit from exact flow and pressure output without throttling.
Armstrong products are known for intelligent control, efficiency,
unique installation approaches, ease of maintenance and reliability.
Noritz Commercial Tankless Heater Offers Highest Thermal
Efficiency and Durability; Approved for Common Venting.
Noritz has unveiled the
NCC199CDV condensing tankless water heater, which is approved for
common-venting up to six units in commercial applications. The new
unit has a thermal efficiency rating of 98 percent, which is the
industry’s highest and makes it EPA ENERGY STAR® certified.* It has
a maximum flow rate of 11.1 gallons per minute (gpm).
With its CSA Group approval for common venting in Canada and the
United States, the NCC199CDV offers contractors greater flexibility
and ease-of-installation on the commercial job site.
The NCC199CDV will be available for
shipment to Noritz distributors beginning in October 2017 and will
include a five-year limited warranty on the two heat exchangers for
commercial use, a five-year warranty on parts, and one year on
reasonable labor. For more information on the full line of Noritz
tankless water heating products, visit
New Plumbing Camera for Small Diameter Pipes and Tight-turn
Radius Inspections Introduced by Fiberscope.net.
has come up with a specialized solution for narrow piping
inspection. A new MiniFlex inspection camera has just been added to
its plumbing cameras family.
MiniFlex boasts a tiny camera head of just 0.76’’, or 19.5mm, put on
a patented flexi-neck, thus making it possible to inspect small
diameter pipes with multiple turns and bends. Despite its small size
the bullet shaped camera head is well equipped. It features 12 high
intensity white LEDs, a color CMOS camera chip, and a built-in 512
Hz beacon to locate the head with precision when it’s out of sight.
To increase the camera head longevity, it is thoughtfully protected
with stainless steel housing. Standard push cable length is 15
meters (49 ft.), 20 meters (65 ft.) or 30 meters (98 ft.).
MiniFlex can pass
through multiple bends and turns in pipes from 1.5’’ and up, and
through P-traps in pipes from 1.25’’and wider. This makes it an
ideal device for inspection and maintenance of residential drains,
swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, sprinkler lines, as well as any
other application involving narrow diameter piping.
For more information visit
Coolselector®2 Now Supports Cold Room Calculations.
is proud to announce that the Coolselector®2 cold room application
calculation has been released on July 27th.
Thousands of cold rooms are built every year — all of which will be
equipped with cooling systems that can utilize the extensive range
of Danfoss components. To support our customers with their cold room
calculations, Coolselector®2 has been improved with a cold room
application for heat load calculation and components selection.
The goal has been to provide users with a customized component list
for cold rooms, presented in a clear and user-friendly way. With a
few clicks, and support from the Coolselector®2 in-app wizard, users
will now be able to get a complete cold room application calculation
and have components automatically suggested based on their specific
After the cold room calculation is
done, a final report can be generated from within Coolselector®2,
which will contain all relevant information down to the code number
With the cold room application, Coolselector®2 has opened the door
to additional commercial application calculations, where we will
continue to support our users in the ways that best suit their
For more information, please visit the
Uponor re-engineers residential valves to deliver greater
quality and value.
is continuing to bring innovation, confidence, value and
performance to PEX piping systems with the launch of its new
re-engineered ProPEX® lead-free (LF) brass valves for
residential plumbing applications.
Re-engineered to offer the
same amount of flow with a more compact design for greater
installation efficiencies and higher performance, they are
the only leading valves on the market to meet building codes
IPC, UPC and IRC as well as being listed to NSF 14, NSF 61,
NSF 359 and NSF 372 for superior confidence in a product
that is code-compliant and listed for all plumbing
installations. In addition, the valves are now backed by an
extended 10-year warranty and are available at a more
cost-effective price to bring even greater value to a
residential plumbing project.
For more information and a high resolution image, please
New Chicago Faucets Low-Flow Electronic Faucets Brochure
Highlights Options to meet LEED v4.
brochure, Low-Flow Electronic Faucets for LEED® v4,
discusses the new LEED v4 requirements and the corresponding
Public Lavatory (Restroom) Faucet baseline levels.
Specifications for Chicago Faucets products that comply with
the criteria are given as possible solutions, such as the EQ
Series, E-Tronic® 40 and HyTronic® Series faucets that
deliver up to 30% reduction in water usage.
LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED
certification requirements, provides guidance and standards
for green buildings across nine categories. The Water
Efficiency (WE) category comprises three major components:
indoor water use, irrigation water and water metering. LEED
v4 projects can earn up to 6 points for indoor water use
“The biggest change to the WE category is the elimination of
the 0.25 gallons per cycle criteria for metering faucets.
Under the current requirement electronic faucets must meet a
20% GPM reduction from the public lavatory baseline,” says
Adam Molberger, product manager for Chicago Faucets.
Faucets also offers a wide selection of manual faucets that
meet LEED v4, WE category requirements as well as
water-saving private lavatory faucets, kitchen faucets and
www.chicagofaucets.com/pdf/CF2095.pdf to download the new LEED
v4 brochure or call 800-566-2100 to request a copy.
New Field Service App jobi For HVAC, Plumbers and
Electricians Helps Grow Sales On Same Amount Of Calls.
field service app and platform provides HVAC techs, plumbers and
electricians a full suite to handle the entire job and includes
functions built into the app to help grow sales from the same number
Service contractors can sign up now at jobi.pro, with complimentary
account for one user.
"jobi is a game changer for service contractors," said jobi's Steve
Harmon. "Contractors using the jobi app and platform have increased
revenues an average of 378% from the same amount of calls."
From small-person shop to larger
service contracting operations, jobi field service app and platform
offers a solution to run and grow HVAC, plumbing and electrical
businesses. See jobi for more information at
Grundfos Expands Hydraulic Range to 42 HP for SL & SE
Grundfos is extending
its SL and SE range of wastewater pumps to include “medium,” “high”
and “super high” hydraulic offerings from 12 to 42 horsepower (HP).
Designed to handle raw, unscreened sewage, effluent and large
volumes of surface and process water, the extended selection ensures
the highest pump efficiencies over a wider range of demand and the
largest free passage of solids at the lowest vibrations."
With its simple yet hydraulically
efficient S-tube impeller, the extended range enables free passage
of solids up to five inches, which is ideal for large flows of raw
sewage. Intelligent and self-adaptive controls allow the pump to
adjust to changing operating conditions, while high-efficiency
motors meet or exceed global standards. These crucial design
elements give the SL and SE range trouble-free operation,
best-in-class non-clogging capabilities and the lowest life cycle
additional resources please
Uponor offers new brass transition fittings for hydronic
New ProPEX® offering allows even more opportunities to
transition to PEX in commercial piping applications.
new ProPEX® brass transition fitting line offers 31 new parts that
convert Uponor PEX to male thread, female thread, copper tubing
sweat, copper fitting sweat and copper fitting press.
Targeted for commercial hydronic heating and cooling systems, Uponor
North America (Uponor) is now offering code-listed,
commercial-grade, ProPEX® brass transition fittings in sizes from ½"
complete offering, which is manufactured from high-quality, C36000
brass, includes 31 transition fittings that convert ProPEX
connections to male thread, female thread, copper tubing sweat,
copper fitting sweat and copper fitting press. Note that because
these are C36000 brass fittings, they are not for potable
TOTO Engineers the Plumbing Industry's First WaterSense
Labeled High-Efficiency Commercial Flushometer Toilets.
Company's 1.28 gpf EcoPower Flush Valves and Commercial Flushometer
Toilets are System-Engineered to Provide Maximum Performance and
TOTO's handsome chrome EcoPower flush valves (also available
as concealed units) generate their own power each time water spins a
small internal turbine when the unit is flushed. Stored in a series
of capacitors, this auto-generated electrical energy powers the
flush valves' sensor eye, microprocessor, and solenoid. There is no
need to hard wire them to a building's electrical system (which
significantly increases installation cost) or for routine disposable
battery replacement (an ongoing maintenance expense harmful to the
TOTO has enhanced its EcoPower flush valves with
technological innovations that dramatically improve their hydropower
technology's effectiveness. The redesigned EcoPower flush valve is
easier to install and its platform eliminates the need for daily use
to power the flush valves' operation.
Since its introduction, the
EPA's WaterSense program has helped Americans save more than 1.1
trillion gallons of water and over $21.7
billion in water and energy bills. To identify
high-efficiency products for your next project, please visit
WaterSense's product search page.
Noritz Unveils New Prefabricated Commercial Tankless Water
Heater System to Ease Multi-Unit Installations.
new Commercial Water Heater System from Noritz America is
designed to speed and simplify the installation of multiple
tankless water heaters for plumbing and mechanical
contractors. Noritz combines commercial-grade tankless units
with system controllers, manifolds and other necessary
components and accessories into fully assembled metal rack
systems for shipment anywhere in North America.
The prefabricated system significantly reduces the burden on
the installer, who needs only to connect the water and gas
lines, build the vent runs and set up the pre-wired system
different rack models are available, all specifically
designed for the commercial Energy Star®-certified
NCC199(GQ-C3257WZ US) Condensing Tankless Water Heater
Series. With a thermal efficiency of 94% DV (95% OD), this
model offers inputs from 16,000 Btu/hour to 199,900 Btu/h
and a maximum flow rate up to 11.1 gallons per minute.
For additional information and resources, please visit
Taco's SmartPlug™ Improves Performance of Standard Hot Water
new SmartPlug™ will optimize hot water system efficiency and
reduce electrical consumption up to 94% while saving 12,000
gallons of water per year.
The device adds intelligence to standard on/off hot water
recirculation (HWR) pumps. Rather than plugging the standard
HWR into the wall, plug it into the SmartPlug for improved,
In the "Smart" mode, the SmartPlug monitors and records
weekly household hot water use patterns and adjusts HWR
cycles accordingly. That way, hot water is provided quickly
at all fixtures, only when needed.
The device offers an optional "Pulse" mode.
In this setting, the circulator will cycle on and off to
maintain hot water at all fixtures. No more waiting, no more
wasting energy and water.
Users get even greater efficiency with the SmartPlug system.
After 36 hours of inactivity, the device automatically turns
off the pump until a need for hot water is detected; in this
mode, it also cycles on once every seven days for 10 seconds
to prevent corrosion or scale buildup. SmartPlug can
be used with any Taco domestic water 00® circulator with a
110 Volt line cord. No programming is required.
https://www.taco-hvac.com for more information.
Uponor Launches New ProPEX® Brass Ball Valves for Radiant
and Hydronic Piping Applications.
Uponor North America (Uponor) is now offering a new, more
cost-effective ball valve option for radiant heating/cooling
and hydronic piping applications. These code-listed,
commercial-grade, PEX-to-PEX, full-port ball valves are
available in ½" to 2" sizes and are appropriate for
non-potable PEX piping applications.
The valves are available on-demand in CAD and BIM design
to make designing and specifying fast and easy.
Additionally, they are listed to ANSI/NSF 14 and cNSFus-rfh
and tested to ASTM F877, ASTM F1960, CSA B137.5 and NSF 359,
allowing professionals the flexibility to add a reliable,
code-listed valve anywhere in a commercial radiant
heating/cooling or hydronic piping system.
New Graphical Controller Helps Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ
Meet Fluctuating Demand.
The Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ® is a fully-integrated and
compact pressure-boosting system that offers multiple
configurations – with up to six pumps in parallel – to
accommodate water supply systems, as well as industrial and
The new CU 352 intuitive graphical interface controller
makes the system user-friendly, while ensuring efficient
operation. Using actual pump-curve data, the intelligent CU
352 controller helps to optimize energy consumption by
controlling/staging the number of pumps in operation, as
well as the speed of the individual pumps, in order to
continually adjust the performance of the system to
variations in demand.
A large, 3 ½ inch by 4 5/8 inch, intuitive color screen
ensures easy operation, just as the start-up wizard greatly
facilitates commissioning. Rounding out the smart system,
the controller communicates via the most common field-bus
protocols and features a built-in Ethernet connection,
enabling remote access via a web browser. For
technical details, see the
Bradley Corporation Announces New Terreon® Colors for
Advocate® Lavatory Systems.
Colors Offer Design Flexibility for “All-In-One” Sink.
“The expanded offering will allow customers more flexibility
to enjoy the convenience and functionality benefits of the
Advocate while more easily matching the color scheme of the
building in which it’s being installed.” “After a national
market test, we have selected a spectrum of high-demand
colors that appeal to the architectural and design community
with an array of neutral colors including whites, grays and
beiges,” said Kris Alderson, senior marketing manager at
Bradley Corporation. “The expanded offering will allow
customers more flexibility to enjoy the convenience and
functionality benefits of the Advocate while more easily
matching the color scheme of the building in which it’s
The Advocate, the first U.S.-made, completely touchless
hand-washing experience, offers a more sustainable, clean
and efficient lavatory environment. Its hygienic, hands-free
infrared 0.38 gallon per minute (gpm) faucet reduces water
usage by 24 percent, and the infrared, high-speed,
dual-sided hand dryer rids moisture on hands in less than 15
seconds. The solution also features a top-fill soap
dispenser that holds twice the capacity of a standard
dispenser with intelligent electronics controlling a
low-level indictor for unique over-fill protection. The
Advocate is ADA compliant for use in all commercial and
The Terreon and Terreon®RE recycled solid surface materials
are GREENGUARD certified as low-emitting materials. These
new colors are available in a variety of Bradley lavatory
systems; the full spectrum of Terreon colors can be viewed
Uponor Launches New Stainless-steel Manifold for Radiant
Heating and Cooling Applications.
Uponor North America (Uponor)
is launching a new Stainless-steel Manifold targeted for
residential and commercial radiant heating and cooling
Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the manifold is
available in 1" and 1¼" sizes in 2 through 8, 10 and 12 loop
configurations. It features integrated flow meters for easy
system balancing, full-port ball valves with temperature
gauges, and balancing and isolation valves for complete loop
"Pre-assembled right out of the box, the
manifold provides contractors with faster installs and also
offers greater material cost savings. “Adding the
Stainless-steel Manifold to our radiant manifold offering
allows us to provide our customers with a cost-effective,
pre-assembled metal alternative,” says Mark Hudoba,
director, Heating and Cooling at Uponor. “Now professionals
can choose from our comprehensive offering of
stainless-steel, engineered polymer (EP) or TruFLOW™ brass
manifolds to meet any radiant application need.”
Uniweld Now Offers Customized Branding for Spiral Tip
Cleaners: Tip Savers™ on Qualifying Purchases.
popular Spiral Tip Cleaners, Tip Savers™, are well known for
their exclusive Lock-in-Knot on small cleaning wires and for
the tapered pilot ends that will not damage tip orifices.
Uniweld’s Spiral Tip Cleaners,
Tip Savers™, are known for the exclusive Lock-in-Knot on
small cleaning wires and for the tapered pilot ends that
will not damage tip orifices. The roll formed spiral
stainless steel wires are rustproof and strong and the long
roll formed spiral cleans a larger number of tip styles. A
hard steel file is included in each durable aluminum case,
which has drill size cleaning data stamped on the back.
Additionally, Uniweld Tip Savers are
available as part of a Flint Lighter Kit on a display board
as well. Uniweld’s popular Spiral Tip Cleaners, Tip Savers™,
are available in TCJ Jumbo Set, TCL Xtra Long Set, TCM
Master Set, TCS Standard Set, and a TCP Propane Set.
Part # TCJ - Jumbo Set
Part # TCL - Xtra Long Set
Part # TCS - Standard Set
Part # TCP - Propane Set
Part # TCM - Master Set
Contact Uniweld for more information on this and other great
RectorSeal® Blue+™ is a Blue Non-Setting Thread Sealant
Approved for Multiple Plumbing/HVAC Pipe Applications.
non-setting, multi-purpose, lead-free, blue-colored pipe
thread sealant with PTFE designed for all metal,
polyethylene, fiberglass reinforced, PVC, CPVC & ABS pipe.
Blue+ features a smooth,
easily-brushed texture with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
resin-enrichment and synthetic fibers providing maximum
sealing and lubrication performance. Unlike other blue
thread sealants, the patented Blue+ formula doesn't separate
during storage due to a unique technology that homogenously
suspends the compound's particles. Blue+ was developed by
RectorSeal’s in-house laboratory chemists and monitored
under strict quality control standards to ensure chemical
compatibility with Lubrizol Corp’s FlowGuard Gold®,
BlazeMaster® and Corzan® pipe and fittings.
The addition of Blue+
strengthens the 77-year-old RectorSeal's reputation as the
largest manufacturer of thread sealants and fluxes for every
conceivable piping application.
Sioux Chief Announces Launch of Strut Clamps for Plumbing
strut clamps are used to support IPS pipe and copper tubing
strut clamps are used for nominal CTS tube. Sioux Chief’s
strut clamps comply with MSS SP 58 – Type 59 Trapeze
Strut clamps have been added
to Sioux Chief’s catalog as part of the continuing effort to
expand offerings of residential and commercial hangers and
pipe supports. More information, including spec sheets can
be found on the
Sioux Chief website.
Sioux Chief strut clamps are a domestic product and priced
Xylem Debuts New Energy-efficient Pumps for HVAC and
company has redesigned the complete line of its
best-in-class Bell & Gossett brand Series 1510 pump – now
called the e-1510 – to provide the highest overall
efficiency in the end-suction market for HVAC and plumbing
applications. With the highest pump performance compared to
other similar pumps, the Series e-1510 reduces electricity
consumption, improves overall system performance and lowers
The e-1510’s new and extensive efficiency
profile enables users to maintain significantly higher
levels of efficiency over a much wider range of operating
conditions. Its dramatic improvement in efficiency is the
result of cutting edge computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
design technology, deep hydraulic engineering expertise, and
Xylem’s comprehensive knowledge of HVAC and plumbing
Designed to meet both heating and cooling
requirements in a single device with a user-friendly
interface, the circulators are ideal for use in commercial
heating and cooling systems, domestic hot water
applications, solar-thermal systems and ground source heat
pumps. For more information about Xylem’s ecocirc XL, visit
Tool Introduces First Tape Measure Designed To Grip Round
Savage® GripLine™ tape measure features a patent-pending,
rotating, magnetic tip that easily hooks and holds wood,
plastic, metal and small pipes.
Swanson® Tool today unveiled a
new tape measure under its premium Savage® brand, that
features a patent pending rotating tip that is specifically
designed to hold rounded edges up to 2-inches in diameter,
such as metal conduit, rebar, threaded rod, PVC and black
iron pipe. With the ability to catch, hold and measure
multiple types of materials, the new GripLine™ tape is ideal
for plumbing, electrical, builder and carpenters and framing
“Combined with an 8½-foot standout and
pivoting magnetized tip design, the GripLine tape saves time
spent securing conventional measures by allowing the user to
grip multiple types of surfaces – such as metal conduit,
rebar, threaded rod, PVC pipe – from a significant
For more information, call 815-469-9453 or
Transforms Any Bathroom Exhaust Fan into a Smart Fan.
Automatic Fan Switch Reduces Energy Usage While Protecting
Against Mold and Moisture.
DewStop is a new, innovative
fan switch that monitors humidity and dew point levels in a
room and automatically switches the exhaust fan on or off to
adjust for condensation in order to help minimize damage to
walls and household goods, as well as lessen or stop the
growth of mold. Without proper ventilation, condensation
produced from taking a shower can ultimately lead to mold
growth. It is common practice for many of us to leave the
exhaust fan running while taking a shower or even for long
periods of time afterwards but in the long run, doing so
will generate higher energy usage and higher electricity
bills. DewStop solves both of these problems by
automatically regulating the fan for decreased humidity and
DewStop’s patent pending Condensation Sentry™
is triggered when steam in the room becomes too heavy for
the air to support and the moisture then accumulates on
surfaces such as walls, mirrors and fixtures (this is the
dew point). It will then automatically turn the fan on and
keep it on for 30 minutes or until the condensation is no
longer a problem and the room is dry. For more information
Enhanced SANISWIFT Gray Water Pump Makes Adding a Wet Bar,
Laundry Sink, Shower Easier Than Ever.
Offering powerful, efficient
pumping action in a compact and contemporary design, the
recently modified Saniswift is small enough to fit easily
inside a cabinet, but stylish enough to be left in full
view. High-performance pump delivers trouble-free operation
where no below-floor drainage exists.
SANISWIFT GRAY WATER PUMP – KEY
•Dimensions (inches): 8¾ inches high x 9 inches wide x 10¼
•Motor type: Induction, 3,600 RPM
•Power supply: 110-115 volts – 60 hertz
•Discharge flow rate: 18 gallons per minute @ 14 feet; 24
gpm @ 3 feet
•Discharge pipe size: 1 inch
•Factory-installed check valve
•Maximum temperature: 140°F/60°C
•Certification: UL/CSA for the United States and Canada,
For more information, contact Saniflo at 1-800-571-8191. Or
visit the Saniflo website at
McElroy Introduces Spider™ 125 Socket Fusion Tool.
McElroy has created the
innovative Spider™ 125, a tool for quick and accurate socket
fusion field installations of 63mm to 125mm
polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe and fittings. The Spider
allows a single mechanical or plumbing technician to
properly align, heat, fuse and cool the pipe and fitting.
Weighing in at just 13 pounds,
the Spider excels when socket fusion requires a compact tool
for overhead, vertical and/or tight installations. The
Spider can be ordered separately or as part of a kit that
features a custom-designed toolbox, and stand. For more
BrassCraft Mfg. Expands Its Push Connect Technology Line.
BrassCraft Manufacturing, a
leading manufacturer of premium quality plumbing supplies
for over 65 years, has once again pushed the boundaries of
innovation by adding two new water stops to its fast,
reliable and durable push connect technology family of
Complementing its original push connect water stop,
BrassCraft Manufacturing is expanding its push connect
technology line to include a newly designed more compact
push connect stop. Also available this August, push connect
x push connect, a versatile, convenient water stop featuring
push connect technology not only on the inlet side of the
stop but on the outlet side as well. This allows ease of
installation for the tubing on the inlet side and the water
connector on the outlet side.
All three watertight options are
designed, machined and assembled in the USA, available in both
straight and angle configurations, and in compliance with the new
federal no-lead legislation effective January 4, 2014. The advantage
of the push connect technology is that no tools are required for
installation and can be installed on three types of tubing. The
result is an “installation ready” water stop that’s compatible with
copper, PEX and CPVC, 100% leak tested and IAPMO and CSA certified.
An enhanced benefit of BrassCraft® technology is the pre-inserted
tube stiffener that self-aligns with the tubing.
Saniflo Unveils ‘Quiet Range’ Saniplus Macerator With Higher Performance, Quieter Operation.
SANIPLUS – part of the new “Quiet Range” lineup of
macerating systems from SFA Saniflo offers faster cutting action
and a quieter performance that is nearly 10 decibels less than the
previous generation. The noise levels of older SANIPLUS units are
comparable to that of a conventional gravity-flush toilet, notes
Saniflo CEO Regis Saragosti. Nonetheless, the recent introduction
of the new, quieter SANIPLUS is in response to user requests to
lower the volume a bit.
its predecessor, the new and quieter SANIPLUS uses above-floor
plumbing technology to handle waste not only from a
rear-discharge-type toilet, but also from a sink and a tub/shower.
This permits the creation of a complete bathroom atop any finished
floor where there is no under-floor drainage. Walls and floors
remain intact, and installation is accomplished quickly and
economically with minimal disturbance to room layout. A complete
bathroom can be operational in as little time as a half-day. For
more information, contact Saniflo at 1-800-571-8191. Or visit www.saniflo.com.