COMMERCIALHOSPITALITY BOTTLE-FILLING STATION Elkay introduces new features to its popular ezH2O bottle-filling stations that save facilities energy and maintenance time, including a programmable setting to reduce the power used for the unit when the facility is not in use. If a unit needs service, sensors detect the issue and send an alert message to the screen on the front of the unit. Elkay. www.elkay.com MAX-EFFICIENCY TOILET Sloan Valve’s new 1.1-gpf toilet systems combine a vitreous china toilet fixture with either a manual or sensor-operated high-efficiency 1.1-gpf flushometer and are available for use in hotels, motels and other hospitality facilities. The new systems use 14% less water than the company’s current lowest combinations at 1. 28 gpf and 31% less than the 1.6-gpf EPA standard. Sloan Valve. www.sloanvalve.com PRESSURE-ASSIST HETS Ideal for commercial applications, Quantum One toilets from Mansfield Plumbing all have been rated in independent testing as MaP Premium. The six contemporary-style pressure-assist HETs all have passed the high performance and efficiency standards set by the MaP testing program. The 1.0-gpf toilets provide superior performance and efficiency required for commercial plumbing needs. The toilets have elongated fronts and some models have Smart Height options for ADA compliance. Mansfield Plumbing. www.mansfieldplumbing.com PREP STATION SINK Nantucket Sinks’ new Pro Series ZR-PS-3018 16 Prep-Station sink is designed to serve in premium 16-gauge 304 stainless steel. The zero-radius sink has three tiered levels at its edges, which allows kitchen tasks to be completed with optimal efficiency. Nantucket Sinks. www.nantucketsinksusa.com BACK OUTLET OPTIONS Gerber expands its product line servicing back outlet plumbing needs. The newest addition includes a 1.6-gpf gravity toilet option in both wall-hung and floor-mounted configurations. The toilets are ideal for hospitality, multifamily, student housing and single-family homes. Gerber. www.gerberonline.com COMMERCIAL TANKLESS WATER HEATER Rinnai’s C199 tankless water heater has a heat exchanger specifically designed for the demands of business. These 199,000 Btu models operate efficiently and save on operation and lifecycle costs. Rinnai. www.rinnai.us NEWPRODUCTS BALL VALVE OPTION Uponor’s commercial-listed, commercial-grade PEX-to-PEX full-port ball valves are available in 1/2” to 2” sizes and are appropriate for nonpotable PEX piping applications. The valves are available on-demand in CAD and BIM design files via www.uponorengineering.com or www.arcat.com and are compatible with systems containing up to 50% propylene glycol. Uponor North America. www.uponorpro.com BLUETOOTH BATTERIES DEWALT’s first line of 20V MAX* 2.0 and 4.0 amp lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability pair with Apple and Android smart devices via the free Tool Connect App. The innovation gives users the ability to control their compatible DEWALT batteries via a Bluetooth device. DEWALT. www.dewalt.com MANIFOLD SYSTEM Viega offers its ManaBloc plumbing manifold system for commercial applications. ManaBloc is a high-efficiency homerun parallel water distribution system that provides fast, consistent hot water delivery while decreasing energy costs and reducing water waste. With fewer fittings hidden behind the walls, the system minimizes potential leak points and operates multiple fixtures at once without dramatic temperature and pressure drops. Wait time for hot water also is significantly decreased. With a range of ports from 14 to 36, the system incorporates integrated quarter-turn shutoff valves for each fixture, offering centralized control over the entire plumbing system without having to shut off the main water supply. Viega. www.viega.us HEAT PUMP The SpacePak Solstice Extreme air-to-water heat pump provides more than 30% increased heating capacity (48,000 Btu/hr. At 0° F), making it ideal for severe conditions in cold climates while maintaining the ability to cool during summer months. SpacePak. www.spacepak.com WORK BOOT Magnum’s Precision Ultra Lite II CT WP work boot is constructed of full-grain leather. A waterproof and breathable bootie membrane and i-shield protection technology repels dirt and liquids. Magnum. Us.magnumboots.com SAFETY KNIFE HTK Co.’s Americanmade Handy Safety Knife is worn on the hand like a ring and can be worn over work gloves if needed. HTK Co. www.handysafetyknife.com NEWPRODUCTS SUBMERSIBLE WASTEWATER PUMPS The Grundfos line of SL submersible wastewater pumps is designed to handle raw, unscreened sewage, effluent, large volumes of surface water and process water in municipal, utility and industrial applications. The solids-handling pump series, in motor ranges from 1.5 to 15 HP, is available in SLV/SuperVortex and SL1/S Tube impellers. The SLV/SuperVortex provides the free passage of solids up to 4” in diameter, making it ideal for liquids with a content of solids, fibers or gassy sludge. The SL1/S Tube also accommodates solids up to 4”, but is designed particularly for large flows of raw sewage. Grundfos. Us.grundfos.com SEWER ROOTER The lightweight Sewerooter T-3 from General Pipe Cleaners packs power, portability and capacity to clear clogs from 2” to 4” diameter lines up to 100’ long. The unit features a fold-down handle and tough, reinforced tubular frame on 10” wheels for easy transport. Effective on tough blockages, the labor-saving Power Cable Feed provides maximum feed control of 1/2” or 3/8” cable. The accompanying Guide Tube and optional extensions prevent cable whipping and kinking. General Pipe Cleaners. www.drainbrain.com DRILL AND DRIVING PRODUCTS Milwaukee Tool introduces new M18 FUEL drill drivers, hammer drills and compact impacts. As with all M18 FUEL products, the new tools feature three Milwaukeeexclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE brushless motor, REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery pack and REDLINK PLUS intelligent hardware and software. Milwaukee Tool. www.milwaukeetool.com SHOWER TOILET Duravit’s SensoWash Slim is a minimal shower-toilet with an especially flat seat that gives it the look of a classic toilet all while having the cleansing powers and tech features of SensoWash. Duravit. www.duravit.us CIRCULATOR Taco’s VR3452 high efficiency wet-rotor variable-speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications offers up to 34’ of shutoff head and 52-gpm flow. Taco. www.taco-hvac.com TOOL POUCH Jondy’s Bit Pouch attaches to the side of a drill with an adjustable Velcro-type strap and includes a strong magnet on the face to readily hold screws and hardware. Jondy Distributors. www.jondydistributors.com DRILL-DRIVER The Bosch HDH181X is a heavy-duty 18V Brute Tough 1/2” drill/driver designed to answer plumber demands for greater control, maximum power and best-built durability. The tool weighs less than 5 lb., measures less than 9” and includes an auxiliary handle. The tool employs Bosch 18V lithium-ion battery technology. Bosch. www.boschtools.com UTILITY SHOWER FAUCET Matco-Norca offers a hot-and-cold water utility shower faucet in chrome plated brass. The UTF-3 utility shower faucet features an 18” rise shower arm connecting to a heavy-duty plastic showerhead. Metal handles are connected to a 3 1/4” center body. An aluminum soap dish is positioned just above the center body for a complete shower setup. Matco-Norca. www.matco-norca.com BRASS VALVES Webstone and Aquatherm have partnered to develop the industry’s first line of quality brass valves with integrated connections for PP-R pipe, compatible for use with all Aquatherm PP-R piping systems. New PP-R Pro products include ball valves, The Isolator, The Isolator with Multi-Function Drain and the Pro-Pal Ball Drain. All valves are manufactured with lead-free CleanBrass and are certified to NSF/ANSI 61 and 372. Available in nominal sizes 1/2” to 2” and guaranteed for life. Webstone’s designs focus on time- and space-saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone’s trademarked and patented items include: Hydro-Core, The Isoloator, Isolator EXP, Pro-Connect and Pro-Pal step-saving valves. Webstone Valves. www.webstonevalves.com CONTRACTOR PACKS Due to popular demand, Ideal Clamp Products contractor pack bags are available in SAE sizes 36, 48 and 64 and feature all-stainless-steel UPC-certified hose clamps. Ideal-Tridon. Http://idealtridon.com FIRE PROTECTION VALVE PACKAGE Tyco Fire Protection Products’ improved RED-E Cabinet is a preassembled fire protection valve package enclosed within a free-standing cabinet and is ideal for areas without a dedicated valve room Tyco Fire Protection Products. www.tyco-fire.com COPPER TUBE APP The Copper Tube Handbook app has moved platforms and must be downloaded again from the Apple App Store in order for users to continue to receive updates. The new app is available for Apple and Android users and is free for the first 10,000 users. Copper Development Association. www.copper.org
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