KBIS Preview Bath collection The Arris bathroom collection from Moen is certified to meet Water Sense criteria. The faucets are flow-optimized and have a flow rate of 1.5 gpm. Available in chrome nickel finishes, faucet options within the Arris collection include a single-handle, single-hole mount faucet, as well as two-handle widespread and wall-mount platforms. The Arris bathroom collection is ADA compliant and offers a limited lifetime warranty. Moen. www.moen.com One-piece toilet upgrade The Kohler Kathryn one-piece 1930s-style toilet offers a classic design with modern technology. It uses AquaPiston, a flush engine that delivers high-octane power at only 1.28 gpf. A concealed trap way sits at the back end of the toilet. The Kathryn toilet is packaged standard with a uniquely designed trip lever and Grip-Tight Glenbury Q3 toilet seat, which features Quiet-Close technology. The lid’s Quick-Release hinges allow the seat to close quietly and unlatch from the toilet for easy removal and convenient cleaning. Kohler. www.kohler.com Double-bowl sink Elkay’s Harmony sink offers the Slim Rim and Perfect Drain with added sizes and increased capacity. With double-bowl configurations offered in seven model options as well as a larger single hospitality bowl, the expanded bowl geometries add to the length, width and depth of the sink to create extra space. In addition, the double bowl can fit into a 36” sink base cabinet. Made from 18-gauge stainless steel with the option of either a Premium or Lustrous Satin finish, it also features the Elkay Sound Guard undercoating and custom-fit accessories. Elkay. www.elkayusa.com Pull-out faucet The Antioch Pull-Out faucet from Danze features a 7” high spout and 9 3/4” spout length. With organic curves and a graceful handle design, this pull-out faucet features a ceramic disc valve, two-function spray/aerated stream and quiet-running hose with retraction. It operates at a maximum flow rate of 2.2 gpm at 60 psi and meets the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. Available in three finishes: chrome, stainless steel and tumbled bronze. Danze. www.danze.com Commercial faucets A range of heavy-duty faucets have been added to the Monterrey commercial faucet collection from American Standard. Designed to stand up to the most demanding applications for institutional, education and hospital installations, the new models feature solid-brass construction and cast-valve bodies designed to withstand heavy usage. The faucets are equipped with washerless ceramic disc valves for a lifetime of water-saving, drip-free performance. This line extension includes a health-care faucet, a single-control kitchen faucet and multiple styles of center-set and widespread commercial lavatory faucets. American Standard. www.americanstandard-us.com Floating vanity Xylem’s SELLA floating vanity is inspired by a European-contemporary design that mounts to the wall. The sleek new style, defined by straight lines and minimalist aesthetics, is crafted in Spain using the most advanced techniques to ensure solid construction and precision functionality. SELLA is available in modern high-gloss White Luxe and Metallic Grey Luxe finishes. Xylem Group. www.xylem.biz AHR Expo Preview Evaporative cooler The Port-A-Cool Hurricane portable evaporative cooling unit can lower temperatures up to 30° F and provides 14,500 CFM — the largest airflow delivery of any 36” evaporative cooler offered. The unit utilizes high-efficiency cooling pads and water to naturally cool up to 3,500 sq. ft. The 2014 enhanced design features a digital control panel with easy touch buttons for operation and status displays, eye-catching blue blades and requires only 11.4 amps for pump and motor operation. Port-A-Cool. www.port-a-cool.com Knobbed mats for radiant floor heating Uponor’s Fast Trak knobbed mats provide a faster method for installing PEX tubing in a radiant floor heating system. Used in over pour 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 Pipe fusion system Watts’ new TRITON pipe fusion system is a plastic pipe-welding solution that uses radio frequency electromagnetic technology to dramatically improve pipe-joining and testing times. TRITON offers overall faster start up time than conventional welding techniques, such as socket- or butt-welding. No prolonged equipment setup or elaborate prep work is needed. The control unit and fuser are immediately ready for fusion and welds are ready for pressure testing right away. The use of RF electromagnetic technology also eliminates exposed heating elements, adhesives and VOCs. Watts Water Technologies. www.tritonpipefusion.com Thermostatic mixing valve Webstone expands its product line to include thermostatic mixing valves. These forged lead-free brass valves provide output ranges from 95??- 131??F, making them ideal for point-of-use, hydronic heat or water distribution systems. Union ends simplify installation and temperature-locking handles ensure user safety. Suitable for residential or light commercial applications, available with or without integral check valves, in MIP or SWT, sizes 1/2” to 1” and guaranteed for life. Webstone. www.webstonevalves.com Boilers and volume water heaters Bradford White introduces its Brute Series of residential and commercial gas-fired boilers and volume water heaters. The series includes Brute Mini, Brute Elite, Brute Elite with optional DHW Combi, Brute Elite offering a 10:1 turn down, Brute Deluxe, Copper Brute II and Brute Magnum. The boilers run from 50 to 2,400 MBH and have up to 98% annual fuel utilization efficiency. The volume water heaters range from 150 to 2,400 MBH in standard and high-efficiency condensing models. Bradford White. www.Bradfordwhite.com. New Products No-lead ball valve Legend Valve & Fitting has an extensive no-lead brass valve and fitting offering that includes the Legend Press P-200NL Press Ball Valves. It is available in 1/2” to 4” sizes. It is NSFListed ANSI/NSF 61 G in compliance with new federal no-lead law. Legend Press features deeper tubing sockets and dual o-rings at each end that provide greater stability during the pressing process, assuring a proper press joint and seal. The Maintenance Free ball valve has two Viton o-rings that seal the stem. Legend Valve & Fitting. www.legendvalve.com Compression seal tape Developed for professional plumbing contractors, Clean-Fit Products’ Blue Monster compression seal tape can be used without turning off the water source. Contractors can seal leaks up to 150 psi on almost any material from galvanized and cast iron to copper and all types of plastics and rubber. The tape features self-fusing layers that form a waterproof seal by compression without the use of any adhesive. Pulling and wrapping the tape tightly around problem leaks creates a chemical reaction that fuses the layers of tape into a mass of silicone. Clean-Fit Products. www.cleanfit.com Lead-free fittings, flanges, unions Lee Brass’ LEE FREE package offers many advantages: manufactured in the USA; contains antimicrobial properties that may naturally kill bacteria (not so with other materials such as stainless steel and PVC); LEE FREE offers the most extensive lead-free package of cast-solder and threaded-brass fittings and flanges with 745 line items. This complete lead-free package is NSF 61-certified and includes LEE FREE cast-solder fittings, flanges and unions, LEE FREE domestic threaded fittings, flanges and unions, NSF-61 certified international threaded and brass nipples (NSF 61-certified). Lee Brass. www.leebrass.com Lead-free press ball valves Matco-Norca offers its new 759PLF lead-free press ball valves, which are quick and easy to install and help reduce installation time. Available in sizes ranging from 1/4” to 2”. They are rated 600 psi WOG and 150 psi SWP; and are comprised of lead-free brass bonnets, stems and bodies with either lead-free brass (1/2” to 1”) or stainless-steel balls (1 1/4” to 2”). Matco Norca. www.matco-norca.com Weatherproof PVC cement Weatherproof low VOC clear medium-bodied solvent weld cement is fast set, one-step cement, low VOC, medium-bodied solvent weld cement specifically formulated for all weather conditions. Works best as a repair cement on wet or dry pipe and requires no primer prior to assembly of pipe and fittings. Suitable for use and storage in temperatures well below 0 º F. Recommended for all classes of PVC pressure pipe and fittings through 6” and PVC non-pressure solvent weld pipe and fittings through 8”. Available in 1/4 pint, 1/2 pint, pint, quart dauber top cans and 1-gallon and 55-gallon metal containers. J. C. Whitlam. www.joinpipe.com
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