NEW TOOLS SHOWCASE CLEAN AND CHAMFER PIPE Reed’s patented DEB1 series deburring tools both deburr and also produce a clean chamfer to manufacturers’ standards in one revolution. The new DEB1IPS-INT is a 2-in-1 tool that fits the outer diameter pipe on one end and the inner diameter with the other. No need to buy two separate tools. Reed Mfg. Co. Www.reedmfgco.com ANGLE GRINDERS DEWALT’s new 4 1/2” small-angle grinders (DWE 402 and DWE402N) are ideal for professionals who need to perform a variety of applications in tight spaces, such as grinding and beveling steel, grinding welds or cutting pipe and steel plate. Key improvements include a Dust Ejection System, the development of a new motor platform and a grinder upgrade. DEWALT. Www.dewalt.com PEX CONNECTION TOOL Uponor ProPEX fittings are a reliable method for making watertight PEX connections quickly and easily with no callbacks Capitalizing on the unique thermal shape memory of Uponor’s PEX-a Engel-method tubing, ProPEX connections get stronger over time and there is no worry about making behind-the-wall connections because the ProPEX joints will last the life of the building. It takes only four steps to make ProPEX connections with the tubing itself doing most of the work in making strong and permanent joints. Connections are made using Milwaukee Tool’s M12 ProPEX expander. Fittings are available in both brass and engineered plastic, and are available in diameters from 3/8” to a new 2” size, which is ideal for larger multifamily residential and commercial projects. Uponor. Www.uponor-usa.com Milwaukee Tool. Www.milwaukeetool.com PIPE BEVELLER RIDGID’s B-500 transportable pipe beveller produces a consistent high-quality bevel in less than two minutes without flames or sparks. The unit is compact and transportable and easily mounts to the end of pipes 4” or greater in diameter. RIDGID. Www.ridgid.com PIPE STAND The lightweight and portable PipeBench 170 from Exact Pipe Tools provides proper support for pipe cutting where needed. Equipped with a chain vise, the stand holds pipe firmly when creating a thread or welding. Exact Pipe Tools. Www.exacttools.com LIGHT BARS Buyers Products’ four new LED combination spotfloor light bars allow for a wide-patterned beam as well as a focused, targeted light in one unit. The bars range from 2,700 to 10,800 lumens. Buyers Products. Www.buyersproducts.com SHOWER CONTROLS In 2015, Steamist is adding ShowerSense to the Total Sense selection of ChromaSense, AromaSense and AudioSense spa options. In addition, the Total Sense TSC-450 touchscreen digital control has been reengineered with a more stylish appearance and striking new graphic display. ShowerSense allows the homeowner to use the TSC-450 control to select one of two different shower temperatures. The ShowerSense valve manages both shower temperature and water pressure balancing to optimize user comfort. Steamist. Www.steamist.com VIDEO INSPECTION SYSTEM General Pipe Cleaners’ new Gen-Eye SDP Premium video inspection and location system features a sunlight-readable screen, 4-hour rechargeable battery and a Wi-Fi transmitter along with all the features of a full-size camera system in a compact, portable package. The Gen-Eye SDP is a beefed up version of the Gen-Eye SD, and also features a waterproof keyboard and integral SD recorder (stores as much as 32 GB of data on one card). General Pipe Cleaners. Www.generalpipecleaners.com HIGH-EFFICIENCY TOILET Gerber adds a two-piece concealed trapway toilet to its Avalanche family of products. The Avalanche CT two-piece concealed trapway residential toilet is a WaterSense-certified HET operating at 1.28 gpf. The HET is available in white and is offered as an ErgoHeight (ADA-compliant) elongated toilet ensuring maximum comfort and accessibility. The toilet uses a Fluidmaster fill valve, a quick-acting 3” flush valve and a dual-siphon jet. Gerber. Www.gerberonline.com ELECTRIC/GAS JETTERS Electric Eel Eel-Jet EJ1500 electric and EJ3000 gas jetters are professionally engineered to clean 1 1/2” through 8” drain lines with power and portability. The electric jetter cleans 1 1/2” through 4” diameter lines, while the gas model cleans 2” to 8” lines. Electric Eel. Www.electriceel.com WATERSENSE FAUCETS TOTO’s three new Oberon faucet designs offer clean and modern lines that will update any bath with a chic, contemporary sensibility. These single-handle Universal Design faucets are WaterSense-labelled and consume 1. 5 gpm without sacrificing performance. TOTO. Www.totousa.com PRESS BALL VALVES Matco-Norca’s 759PLF lead-free press ball valve product family expands with the addition of new larger-size offerings. The new additions in 250 WOG-250 CWP 2 1/2” to 4” sizes complement the existing 600 WOG offerings in 1/2” to 2” sizes. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com LAVATORY SYSTEM Bradley Corp.’s Express ELX-Series lavatory system is a contemporary alternative to china sinks and laminate countertops designed for commercial restrooms. Its single-bowl multiuser design is easy to install and maintain while offering contoured styling and personal hand-washing space. The Express is a cost-effective fixture that is easy to specify, install, clean and maintain. This streamlined hand-washing system provides the economies and conveniences of a group fixture, which accommodates up to three people at one time. The system is made of Bradley’s Terreon solid-surface material. Bradley Corp. www.bradleycorp.com BALL VALVES Wolseley Industrial’s Meridian trunnion and floating ball valves have attained IEC 61508 Ed2 SIL 3 approval certificates from Bureau Veritas. The certificates acknowledge the ball valves meet a series of strict safety and quality requirements and have extremely low failure rates. The certificates apply to trunnion ball valves sizes 2” to 56”, ASME classes 150-2,500 and industry specs API 6D, API 608 and ISO 17292; floating ball valves sizes 2” to 12”, ASME classes 150 through 2,500 and industry specs API 608, API 6D and ISO 17292. Wolseley Industrial. Www.wolseleyindustrial.ca ALUMINUM MANIFOLD hilmor’s Aluminum Manifold, available in both two- and four-valve combinations, offers durability, precision and longevity in the field. Features include a forged aluminum body, replaceable stainless-steel valve seats, protective gauge boots, frontmounted hose positions and a permanent location for temperature clamps. Specially designed elements include easy-to-read gauges with high-contrast colors and clear graphics, rubberized handles for easy turns and faster vacuum pulls with a true 3/8” bore on all Hilmor four-valve manifolds. Hilmor. Www.hilmor.com PIPE COUPLINGS Hydra-Zorb announces the availability of its Klo-Shure insulation couplings for metric-sized polypropylene pipe systems, including Aquatherm Blue Pipe and Green Pipe. The Klo-Shure product creates a vapor barrier at the clamping points on insulated tube/pipe runs. Hydra-Zorb. Www.hydra-zorb.com MOP SINK Advance Tabco’s new Flush-With-Floor Mop Sink allows for easy bucket roll-in and roll-out and is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The sink requires below-floor installation. Advance Tabco. Www.advancetabco.com PEX MANUFACTURING Viega announces vertical integration of its PEX tubing manufacturing process. The company’s resource consolation includes producing resin and extruding PEX tubing. Viega. Www.viega.us
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