Product Focus: Water Heaters Condensing tankless water heater Featuring the same energy-saving condensing technology as the rest of the Noritz ecoTOUGH Series of gasfired residential tankless water heaters, the NRC661 has an energy factor of 0.91 for natural gas and 0.93 for LP. This small-scale water heater can deliver 6.6 gpm, with a maximum input of 120,000 Btu, using a 1/2” gas line up to 120’ length. Other features include a built-in digital display, low minimum input and an accessible technical data sheet. Noritz. Www.Noritz.com High thermal efficiency The Bradford White eF Series offers remarkable thermal efficiency ratings as high as 99.1%. A three-pass heat exchanger accounts for the incredible heat transfer. The eF Series also features outstanding installation flexibility. All models can be power-vented or power-direct-vented vertically or horizontally and are approved for unbalanced, direct-vent closed-combustion applications. Several models are Energy Star-certified and feature ultra-quiet operation. Bradford White. Www.bradfordwhite.com Trade-specific water heaters Rheem’s new line of water heaters is specifically designed for wholesalers and plumbing professionals. Rheem Professional Water Heaters include exclusive features, product tiers, professional-grade quality and contractor-focused benefits. The Professional Prestige features Efs up to 0.94 for gas-fired tank less units, 0.82 for gas-fired tank models and 2.45 for electric units. Professional Classic Plus units offer high Efs of up to 0.70 for gas models and 0.95 for electric units. Professional Classic water heaters have Efs that reach up to 0.67 for gas models and 0.93 for electric units. System Sentinel diagnostics, which feature an LED indication of the status of the heater to confirm operation and aid on service calls, comes standard on all electric models. Rheem. Www.rheem.com Heat pump water heater The Stiebel Eltron Accelera 300 heat pump water heater can extract up to 80% of its energy requirements from the energy around it. Compressor and fan consume only 1kWh of electricity to generate the heat equivalent of 3-5kWh. The low-power consumption (550 W heat pump only; 2,250 W including backup element) makes the Accelera 300 a viable option for connecting to a photovoltaic system. The water heater is Energy Star-certified and eligible for available tax credits or rebate incentives. Stiebel Eltron. Www.stiebel-eltron-usa.com Condensing combi boiler Rinnai introduces its E Series Boiler, the E50C condensing combiboiler. Ideal for residential home heating and water-heating needs, the E50C is more cost-effective to install, requiring fewer pumps and no primary secondary piping for common installations. Designed for smaller residential applications with up to 1.5 baths, the E50C touts the highest efficiency of any combiboiler on the market, 95.6% AFUE. Compatible with a 1/2” gas line, it can be fueled by natural gas or propane and has an input range of 13,600 to 50,000 Btu. Rinnai America Corp. www.rinnai.us New Products Expansion tank support kit Sioux Chief’s expansion tank support kit comprises a simple, strong steel bracket to secure expansion tanks to wall studs. The system is ideal for typical apartment installations where the water heater is installed in a closet. Expansion tank kits are sold 10 to a case, in two sizes: Kit 598-010 has a 32.5” stainless-steel snap-lock band to secure typical 2-gal. Tanks. Kit 598-0213 gas a 45” stainless-steel snap-lock band long enough to wrap around 5-gal. Tanks. Sioux Chief. Www.siouxchief.com High-effi ciency toilet Gerber adds several high-performing, high-efficiency toilet options to its popular Allerton Collection — all offering 1.28 gpf. Features include a round front, elongated and elongated Ergo Height configurations. Each variation is available in 10” and 12” rough-in and is Water Sense-certified. The Allerton HET features a reliable, fast, quiet and trouble-free Fluid Master 400A fill valve; a 3” flush valve for quick bowl cleaning; powerful dual-fed siphon jets; and a 2” glazed trap way. Available in white and biscuit with both elongated versions also available in bone. Gerber. Www.gerberonline.com Flush valve Delany Products has updated its original Flush boy Valve by introducing its Flush boy Ultra with an updated sleek design on the top cover for a streamlined look. A smaller upper chamber improves the valve’s performance, while Delany’s proprietary Regulating Screw allows for on-site adjust ability and water conservation. Features include a chrome finish, Rubberflex handle and a replaceable main valve seat that allows contractors to fully flush the supply lines at installation. The Flush boy Ultra will be available in 15 different variations, including water saver, consumption and high efficiency. Delany Products. Www.delanyproducts.com Chef-quality kitchen faucet Isenberg introduces its brand-new kitchen faucet, Model 100.1404. The faucet provides the ultimate utilitarian functionality. With a 360º sprayer reach in the X, Y and Z axis, this faucet is the master chef’s dream come true. Featuring German and Italian components, this faucet offers quality and value. Isenberg Faucets. Www.isenbergfaucets.com Saw blades The MK Morse Co. Introduces the Metal Devil CL metal-cutting circular saw blades for cordless circular saws. The new offering includes six new metal cutting blades for 6 1/2” 165mm saws. The blades provide cutting solutions for steel, aluminum and stainless applications. Cutting technology developed by Morse’s R&D team provides significant advancements in the use of carbide grades, carbide tooth geometries and plate design. The results are fast and smooth cuts, less vibration and extended number of cuts per battery charge. The M. K. Morse Co. Www.mkmorse.com Check valves Seven types of check valves enhance Val-Matic’s line to meet varying applications. Tilted Disc, Swing-Flex, Surgebuster, Swing Check, Dual Disc, Silent Check and Foot valves are designed for dependability from potable water, to abrasive slurries and even corrosive chemicals. They are designed with expanded bodies and smooth flow paths to assure the lowest headloss available for each valve type. Closing characteristics have been carefully engineered to minimize slamming potential. All Val-Matic Check Valves are NSF/ANSI 372-certified lead-free by WQA. Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. www.valmatic.com
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