PRODUCT FOCUS: VALVES RADIANT/HYDRONIC BALL VALVE Uponor's code-listed commercial-grade PEX-to-PEX full-port ball valves are available in 1/2" to 2" sizes and are appropriate for non-potable PEX piping applications. The valves are available on-demand in CAD and BIM design files. Additionally, they are listed to ANSI/NSF 14 and cNSFus-rfh and tested to ASTM F877, ASTM F1960, CSA B137.5 and NSF 359. The valves, compatible with systems containing up to 50% propylene glycol, feature blow-out-proof stems and are available with stem extension kits to accommodate up to 2" of insulation in insulated piping applications. Uponor www.uponorpro.com NO-LEAD PRESS VALVES Legend Valve & Fitting has an expansive selection of no-lead and traditional brass-alloy valves. The LegendPress ball valve features include deeper tubing sockets with dual EPDM O-rings at each end providing extra stability during the pressing process assuring a positive seal on the first press. The model P-451NL swing check valve has press socket ends integrated into the cast-brass body of the valve, eliminating the need to use either sweat or male press adapters. Legend Valve & Fitting. Www.legendvalve.com HORIZONTAL CHECK VALVE Jomar Valve's P-501G lead-free brass horizontal check valve features press connections with a 200 WOG pressure rating. With sizes ranging from 1/2" to 2", this valve also features a one-piece design that works in residential and commercial applications. Jomar Valve. Www.jomarvalve.com BALANCING VALVE Red-White Valve's automatic balancing valve model 9900 is 1/2" to 2" in size and is available with solder or threaded ends. Red-White Valve Corp. www.redwhitevalvecorp.com BUTTERFLY VALVES Bonomi North America introduces a new series of high-performance butterfly valves built with an ISO 5211 mounting pad and square stem for easy direct-mount automation for electric or pneumatic actuators. Bonomi North America. Www.bonominorthamerica.com STAINLESS-STEEL VALVES Stainless-steel valves from Matco-Norca are available in a variety of end connections in one-, two- and three-piece design with reduced-port and/or full-port options. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com NEW PRODUCTS HOT WATER RECIRC SYSTEMS Taco's hot water recirc systems are designed to conserve water and increase comfort by reducing delivery time of hot water to outlet fixtures. Products for new construction piping with a dedicated return line include Plumb n' Plug (digital or analog), Smart Plus and TacoGenie. For retrofits using existing plumbing, Hot-Link and TacoGenie (with optional undersink installation kit) use the cold-water line to complete the recirc loop. Taco. Www.taco-hvac.com ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS For whole-house or commercial building hot water on demand, Bosch Thermotechnology offers its wallmountable Tronic 500C and 6000C electric water heaters in kW input models WH17 (Tronic 6000C), WH27 (Tronic 6000C) and WH36 (Tronic 5000C). These compact and lightweight units deliver 97% thermal efficiency with minimal standby loss and have modulating elements that help ensure a constant gallon-per-minute output temperature for hot water comfort. The water heaters also come with a filter screen on the units' inlet to provide enhanced scale-resistance buildup over time. Bosch Thermotechnology. Www.boschheatingandcooling.com INSTANT HOT WATER SYSTEM Designed for plumbing systems without a recirculation line, the ecocirc wireless instant hot water system from Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, uses electronically communicated motor technology to operate using as little as 20 watts of power. Installed under the sink, the system’s battery-operated paired valve, equipped with an onboard temperature sensor and wireless RF transceiver, communicates with the circulator pump mounted to the water heater or hot-water source to deliver temperature-controlled hot water. Bell & Gossett. Www.bellgossett.com MULTI-USE CONSTRUCTION LUBRICANT WD-40 Co.'s WD-40 EZ-REACH features an attached 8" flexible straw that bends and keeps its shape to better meet the needs of those who use WD-40 Multi- Use Product. WD-40 Co. WD40.com/EZ TANK LEVER AND HANDLE The Korky StrongARM tank lever and handle kit easily adjusts to fit all handle positions and is compatible with 2" and 3" flappers and canister-style flush systems. Korky. Www.korky.com COBALT STEP BITS Greenlee's new XT cobalt step bits are specifically designed for drilling clean, smooth holes through stainless steel. A new split-point tip penetrates 10GA stainless steel in under 10 seconds. Greenlee. Www.greenlee.com TANKLESS WATER HEATERS Bradley introduces its Design on Demand skid systems solutions to its line of Keltech electric tankless water heaters. The systems are designed to be used for any high-flow, safety, industrial or custom applications. Once connected to a water and power supply, the skid series is ready for any situation, including in remote locations. The models are pre-piped, preassembled and provide higherflow industrial water-heating applications. Bradley Corp. www.bradleycorp.com/keltech MINI-JET The compact and lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet from General Pipe Cleaners clears small lines, clogged sinks and laundry drains from 1 1/2" to 3" with 1,500 psi of cleaning power. The unit weighs 22 lb., measures 24" x 10 1/2" x 11" and has the pump and motor assembly safely contained in a diamond-plate metal case. A sensor automatically stops the motor if water stops flowing through the pump. Safety features include a 3-wire ground-fault circuit interrupter. As a limited-time introductory offer, General includes the optional Spray Wand Assembly free with purchase of a complete JM-1000 unit. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com/jets CONDENSING BOILERS Weil-McLain's SlimFit high-efficiency condensing gas boilers include improved boiler-to-boiler communication, Modbus and BACnet for linking with building automation systems, express setup wizard, 10 preset typical heating systems and updated controls interface for simpler navigation, at-a-glance boiler status, diagnostics and troubleshooting. The boilers are tested to achieve 96.1% combustion efficiency and 95.8% thermal efficiency. Available in five sizes from 550,000 to 2 million Btu/hr. Weil-McLain. Www.weil-mclain.com BRUSHES AND THREAD SEALANTS New literature presenting Blue Monster products, including high performance brushes, thread sealants, abrasives and specialty tools designed for professional contractors now is available from The Mill-Rose Co. The Mill-Rose Co. Www.cleanfit.com HYBRID URINAL Falcon Waterfree Technologies’ hybrid urinal technology automatically performs a fullgallon flush of the urinal and pipe system every 72 hours. Falcon Waterfree Technologies. Www.falconwaterfree.com UNIT HEATER Special edition Modine Hot Dawg heaters are now available in sizes 30, 45, 60 and 75,000 Btu for propane or natural gas in standard power vent. Modine. Www.modinehvac.com SHOWER DRAIN QuickDrain USA's WallDrain is engineered to sit flush along the wall, creating a sleek and unobtrusive look that is nearly imperceptible yet highly efficient. The drain features a 316L stainless-steel body with the company's Sure Flow System that leaves no standing water in the drain body. A sloped trough removes all water and debris from the trough after each use. Available in 48", 72" and 96" sizes with trough extensions available to adjust the length for an exact fit. QuickDrain USA. Www.quickdrainusa.com HYDRAULIC QUICK DISCONNECTS Midland Metals expanded line of hydraulic quick disconnects includes the Wing Nut and Flat Face ISO 16028 interchange. The 61Series wing nut is a heavy-duty thread-to-connect quick coupling capable of containing a variety of fluids. Midland's Flat Face FF series steel quick disconnect couplings are interchangeable half-for-half with other brands meeting international ISO 16028 dimensional requirements. Midland Metals. Www.midlandmetalproducts.com BOILER CONTROLS All Laars commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment, allowing for quick access to the control's full functionality. The new VARI-PRIME variable-speed boiler pump control option also is available and optimizes total installed efficiency by matching boiler input modulation to pump flow. The fully packaged 95% efficient commercial NeoTherm line is available from 285 through 1,200 MBH sizes as a modulating boiler or volume water heater. Laars. Www.laars.com LEVELS Empire Level's Square line includes a 7" and 12" Hi-Vis laser-etched rafter square and a 16" x 24" Hi-Vis laser-etched framing square. Empire Level. Www.empirelevel.com DRAIN AND SEWER CLEANING Electric Eel's Model C cleans 3" to 10" diameter lines with up to 200' of 1 1/4" selffeeding dual cable in 8' or 10' sections that require no handling when rotating. Electric Eel. Www.electriceel.com SNOW-MELT LINE WarmlyYours Radiant Heating's 277-volt snowmelting cable is available in nine different lengths, while the 208-volt cable is available in seven different lengths (both at 50 watts per sq.-ft., at 3" spacing). WarmlyYours. Www.warmlyyours.com
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