Manifold rough-in This new organizer allows MrPEX conduit bend supports to snap in place to keep the tubing organized during the pour. The support is offset to match the layout of the MrPEX 11/4” stainless-steel manifolds, making the hookup to the manifold easy. Bend supports are sold separately. MrPEX. Www.mrpexsystems.com Condensing tankless water heaters Bosch offers two new models of condensing gas-fired tankless water heaters for domestic hot water on-demand applications: Greentherm C 1050 ES and C 950 ES. They are equipped with an automated and fully modulating bypass for temperature stability. The wall-mounted units offer multiple venting options, including up to four unit cascades vented together through a sidewall or roof. For commercial applications, Bosch offers its Therm C 1210 ESC tankless water heater.The gas-fired condensing Bosch Therm C 1210 features a spacesaving design, affording easy servicing access and can be cascaded using up to 24 units. Bosch. Www.boschheatingandcooling.com Installation panels Legend’s broadened offering of QuickTherm radiant installation panels includes four sizes: QT-75, 3/4" thick (R3), for use with 1/2" and 5/8" heating tube, designed with 6" and 12" tube spacing; QT-100, 1" thick (R5); QT-200, 2" thick (R10); and QT-300, 3" thick (R11). QT-100, QT-200 and QT-300 can be used with 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" radiant tube and allow for 6", 9" and 12" tube spacing. All QuickTherm panels feature snap-tight grids with 3" oncenter point. Legend Hydronics.Www.legendhydronics.com Radiant heating/cooling systems REHAU radiant heating and cooling systems circulate heated or chilled water through RAUPEX cross-linked polyethylene pipe installed in floors, walls or ceilings. A radiant system can be the primary source of heating and cooling or can serve in combination with a traditional HVAC application to improve overall energy efficiency while achieving an ideal comfort level. The system’s consistent operating temperature range is ideally compatible with alternative energy sources such as geothermal heat exchange. REHAU.Www.na.rehau/com/construction Knobbed mats Uponor’s Fast Trak knobbed mats provide a faster method for installing PEX tubing in a radiant floor heating system. Used in overpour applications for basements, recreation rooms, bathrooms or any area of a home, Fast Trak is available in two models: Fast Trak 0.5 and Fast Trak 1.3i. Fast Trak 0.5 is 1/2” thick, eliminating the need to alter baseboards, moldings or doors. The product is made for 5/16” PEX tubing and features an adhesive backing. Fast Trak 1.3i is 1 1/4” thick. It holds 3/8” or 1/2” PEX tubing and includes insulation already in the mat. Uponor. Www.uponorpro.com Air and dirt separator Caleffi North America introduces DISCAL DIRTMAG, a combination air and dirt separator with magnet, which combines high-performance removal of microbubble air, microparticle dirt and ferrous particles. The powerful rare-earth magnet collar externally mounted around the lower body continually attracts and captures ferrous particles as fluid passes through the separator. Flushing dirt and ferrous particles is easy: simply detach the collar and open the bottom drain valve, even while the system is operating. The unit is available in sizes 3/4” to 1 1/4” with threaded or sweat connections. Caleffi. Www.caleffi.us Hydronic mixing block Viega’s new hydronic mixing block simplifies wiring, piping and programming for radiant heating systems. It combines mixing, control, air elimination and a circulator in a single, simple unit that makes wiring, piping and programming easy. The mixing block features only three connections for simple installations with clearly labeled fittings and ports. The installer inserts the fittings, mounts the unit into the bracket and then ties it into the system. The block’s control offers an intuitive menu structure for quick, simple programming without sifting through multiple menus. Viega. Www.viega.net PEX crimp tools The new RIDGID Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX crimp tools are the latest addition to the company’s crimp tool lineup. With handle openings up to 71% smaller than standard, traditionally sized PEX crimp tools, the new Close Quarters tools give contractors the ability to maneuver in tight spaces. Features include a built-in go/no-go gauge for easy folding and storage, an adjustable cam for easy tool calibration and durable, glass-filled polycarbonate E3 handles for user comfort. Available for crimping 1/2” and 3/4” PEX tubing.RIDGID. Www.ridgid.com
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