NEW HET SHOWCASE CONCEALED TRAPWAY TOILET Gerber’s decorative one-piece elongated toilet with a concealed trapway is the newest member to the Wicker Park Suite. It is available in white and offered as an ErgoHeight (ADA compliant) elongated toilet. The toilet operates at 1.28 gpf, is WaterSense approved for water efficiency and performance, and houses a Fluidmaster fill valve, 3” flush valve and dual siphon jets. Gerber. Www.gerberonline.com HE TOILET SYSTEM Zurn’s low-flow EcoVantage 1.1-gpf ZTR Sensor Wall Bowl System requires 31% less water per flush. The low-flow performance also is 20% better than the LEED baseline water savings for commercial buildings. The system includes the wall bowl and the 1.1-gpf top-mount sensor flush valve or the 1.1-gpf top-mount sensor flush valve with long-life battery. Zurn Industries. Www.zurn.com NEW DECORATIVE TANK DESIGN The popular high-efficiency American Standard Champion PRO toilet line has been expanded to include two new decorative tank designs that beautifully complement traditional bath decors. The new tank designs include Portsmouth, characterized by historic details reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg, and Retrospect, which is distinguished by classically styled curves. Each new design coordinates with a corresponding collection of bath fixtures and faucets to make it easy to create a harmonized bathroom look. These new toilets, available exclusively through wholesale distribution, provide a wide range of features designed to deliver reliable performance, easy maintenance and water savings. American Standard. Www.americanstandard-us.com COMPACT 1-GPF TOILET SFA Saniflo’s one-piece Sanicompact toilet operates at 1.0 gpf and measures 14.5” wide, 15.75” high and 18.25” deep. Made of vitreous china, the pump and macerating unit are housed inside the fixture. SFA Saniflo. Www.saniflo.com HIGH-EFFICIENCY TOILET Mansfield Plumbing’s Quantum 1.28 Pressure-Assist HET is ideal for both residential and commercial applications. This toilet features a highefficiency vessel and large 2 1/8” glazed trapway. One universal tank can be interchanged with six bowls. Mansfield Plumbing. Www.mansfieldplumbing.com TOILET WITH TOUCHLESS FLUSH Kohler’s San Souci touchless flush toilet uses a sensor mounted on the inside of the tank that sets off the flush when a hand is waved over it. With a 1.28 gal. Flush, the WaterSense model is eligible for consumer rebates in some municipalities. Kohler. Www.kohler.com NEW PRODUCTS SINGLE-HANDLE FAUCET Matco-Norca continues to expand its facuet collection offerings with the addition of two new 8” single-handle lead-free-compliant faucets. The faucets come in stainless-steel and chrome finishes and represent additions to Matco-Norca’s Builder Light family. The faucets have a max flow rate of 1.5 gpm at 60 psi. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com HOT WATER DISPENSER The InSinkErator HOT100 water dispensing system is available in chrome or satin nickel and includes an easy push button feature that helps make the product one of the most compact instant hot water dispensers. Its clean, curved neck helps it fit nicely into most kitchens. The HOT100 delivers 60 cups of near-boiling water (up to 210° F) every hour. The HOT100 faucet installs into a standard 1 1/2” hole on the sink or countertop. The system includes the exclusive HOT100 water-heating tank, which mounts under the sink. InSinkErator. Www.insinkerator.com PIPE FREEZING KIT General Pipe Cleaners’ Cold-Shot pipe freezing kit repairs an operating water system without draining water lines, sprinkler systems or hot water systems before cutting pipe or tubing. Using CO2 in dip-tube cylinders, the Cold-Shot freezes liquids in steel, copper, cast iron, aluminum or plastic pipes in 1/8” through 2” diameter sizes. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com/coldshot LEAK DETECTOR The Ezsmoke nontoxic smoke leak detector lets technicians test for leaks with a dense citrus-scented smoke easily seen when it escapes from any leak point. The UltraTraceUV smoke solution with UV dye marks leaks in hard-to-reach and hard-to-see places. Champion Engineering. Www.thesmokemachine.com/ezsmoke FIRE PROTECTION FITTINGS Viega’s new PEX Press fire protection fittings and mounting bracket in high-performance polymer offer ease of installation and cost effectiveness for NFPA 13D firesprinkler installations (available in 3/4” and 1” sizes). Viega. Www.viega.us UV FIXTURE UV Resources’ high-output GLO upper air germicidal UV fixture provides the industry’s most Ultraviolet-C energy fluence or dosage in its class without additional power, heat or special UV lamps. UV Resources. Www.uvresources.com DISTRIBUTION ERP Epicor Software Corp. announces the general availability of the latest version of Epicor Eclipse, its wholesale distribution ERP solution for distributors in the electrical, plumbing and HVAC sectors. Eclipse v 9.0 features a refreshed user interface and technical innovations that foster business efficiency and productivity. This version’s highlights include a completely new main window, menu structures and navigation panels, as well as a new Web widget to view other websites in the main window. Epicor Software Corp. www.epicor.com NEW FAUCET DESIGNS TOTO’s three new Oberon faucet designs offer timeless beauty with clean, modern lines that will update any bath with a chic contemporary sensibility. These WaterSense-labeled faucets consume a responsible 1.5 gpm without sacrificing performance, and feature durable metal bodies and ceramic disk mixing cartridges that exceed the industry standard for longevity. TOTO USA. Www.totousa.com PIPE CUTTER Exact Pipe Tools offers the PipeCut 360E for cutting a range of largediameter steel, copper iron and plastic pipes. This pipe saw features a two-stage motor speed control, consistent torque, soft start and automatic overload protection. It can cut 3” to 14” diameter pipes with wall thicknesses ranging from 0.4” to 1.7”. Exact Pipe Tools. Www.exacttools.com KITCHEN FAUCET Danze’s Parma Café kitchen faucet provides a stylish and contemporary alternative. It measures 1 3/4” diameter with a spout diameter of 22 mm. The faucet operates at 1.75 gpm and the lever is located higher on the faucet’s base. Danze. Www.danze.com HYDRO-CORE VIDEO Webstone recently released a new video highlighting the features and functionality of its Hydro-Core Manifold System. The short video explains how dozens of leak paths and components can be eliminated, saving more than four hours of installation time. Webstone Valves. Www.youtube.com/user/WebstoneValves FAUCET ATTACHMENT Neoperl’s Careguard is a combination of hygienic features for faucet attachments with built-in Agion antimicrobial protection, laminar stream (non-aerated at 1.5 gpm max) and screenless construction. Neoperl. Www.neoperl.com BUSINESS MANAGEMENT APP Breezeworks is a smartphone-based all-in-one business manager for onsite service pros that comes in at less than $20 per month. The app (available for Apple and Android smartphones) features electronic estimating tools, appointment planning, drive-time calculation/mapping, automatic customer alerts, onsite invoicing/payments and customer follow-up functions. Breezeworks. Www.breezeworks.com GAS CONDENSING BOILER Bosch Thermotechnology’s wall-mounted Greenstar gas condensing boiler for residential applications now is available in a floor-standing version for all eight regular (heat) and combi (heat and hot water) models: regular heat-only models 57, 79, 100, 131 and 151 MBH inputs; and combi 100, 131 and 151 MBH inputs. The boilers are CSA and ASME approved and achieve an Energy Star Most Efficient rating of 95%. All models are equipped with pump, pressure relief valve, propane conversion kit and twin pipe flue adaptor. Bosch Thermotechnology. Www.bosch-thermotechnology.com LEAK SEALER Spectronics introduces Spectroline Cool Seal A/C leak sealer, a hassle-free way to quickly and permanently seal refrigerant leaks in compressors, condensers, evaporators, O-rings and hoses. Cool Seal seals leaks as large as 0.020” and can remain safely in the system to guard against future leaks. Cool Seal meets ASHRAE 97 standard for chemical stability. Spectroline. Www.spectroline.com WEB-ENABLED COMFORT SYSTEM WaterFurnace’s Symphony is a Web-enabled home comfort platform designed for WaterFurance’s 3, 5 and 7 series geothermal heat pump systems and provides detailed feedback in real time and the tools to control it from any smartphone, tablet or computer. WaterFurnace International. Www.waterfurnace.com TAPE MEASURES Milwaukee Tool’s next generation tape measures deliver 10 times longer life with Nylon Bond Blade Protection and a five-point reinforced frame for protection against damage from dropping. Milwaukee Tool. Www.milwaukeetool.com TRADE-EXCLUSIVE FAUCET Pfister’s new pull-down kitchen faucet is an addition to its value-oriented Pfirst series. The spray he ad features a pause button, which combined with a 1.8-gpm flow rate can save more than 19% more water, the company stated. Pfister. Www.pfisterfaucets.com
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