PRODUCT FOCUS: PLUMBING CHEMICALS/SEALANTS HEAT TRANSFER ADDITIVE Wiseman Industries’ ThermoBoost is a heat transfer additive for water-based heating systems. When ThermoBoost is added to a heating system, the heat transfer time to radiators and underfl oor heating significantly speeds up, the company states. A reduced boiler load contributes to a significant energy reduction, producing potential savings up to 20% on a heating bill, Wiseman Industries adds. Wiseman Industries. Www.thermoboost.com DRAIN CLEANER Blue Monster’s Drain Banger is a professional-strength drain opener that devours hair, grease, soap and organic matter in less than 60 seconds. The drain opener now is available in three sizes from Clean-Fit Products, a division of The Mill-Rose Co. Drain Banger is a hot-water-activated drain cleaner designed for use by professional contractors only. It is odorless and will not harm plumbing fixtures, porcelain or septic systems. Drain Banger also can be used for preventative maintenance, eliminating hair, grease, soap and oil build-up that can create future problems. Drain Banger is available in 1-, 2- and 6-lb. Easy-pour containers at leading plumbing wholesalers. Clean-Fit Products. Www.cleanfi t.com THREAD SEALANT Jomar Valve carries multiple types of thread sealant. The company’s Green Stuff is a general-use slow-drying soft-seat thread sealant and the White Stuff is a slow-drying soft-seat PTFE sealant. Also available are an industrial PTFE sealant, a fast-drying hard-set sealant for water, oil and gas, and a high-temperature sealant. Jomar Valve. Www.jomarvalve.com BATH COLLECTION Danze’s new South Shore Collection of bath offerings is available in chrome and brushed nickel and includes a single-handle lavatory faucet, widespread faucet and tub/ shower products. Both lavatory faucets include ceramic disc valves, as well as a 50/50 touch-down drain. At 1.2 gpm, the products meet the California Energy Commission requirements. Danze. Www.danze.com FIRE PROTECTANT F. W. Webb Co. Now offers a fire protectant for contractors, plumbers, welders, HVAC installers, handymen and similar trade professionals. FireIce Shield is a proprietary nontoxic, eco-friendly and noncorrosive gel. The product helps prevent ignition from welding flames, sparks and other construction ignition sources that could otherwise lead to an accidental structure fire. FireIce Shield easily sprays on and cleans up with water, leaving no residue. The colorless and odorless gel blocks heat transfer, helps prevent ignition and cools treated materials on contact for immediate handling. It protects virtually any material, including wood, sheetrock, cloth, wires, insulation, plastic, vinyl and metal. It also works on painted and finished surfaces. Made in the U.S. by GelTech Solutions. F. W. Webb Co. Www.fwwebb.com CLEANOUT TOOL RectorSeal’s SS1 directional cleanout tool clears clogged debris from 3/4” primary and secondary condensate drain lines of all air-conditioner brands and sizes, the company notes. The tool uses RectorSeal’s Safe-T-Switch SS1 inline overflow/shutoff switch body or any condensate drain 3/4” PVF inline tee as an access cleanout fitting. The ABS plastic tool fits through the top of an SS1 body after removing the electronic float switch. RectorSeal. Www.rectorseal.com PLUMBING SYSTEM STRAINER Matco-Norca’s bronze Y-style strainer is for use with residential, commercial and light industrial plumbing systems. The 146T Y-Strainer filters out solid debris such as gravel and deposits from the water line to prevent clogging or damage to equipment in the flow stream. The economy-style strainer features a 20-mesh stainless-steel 304 screen and 304 stainless-steel washer for corrosion resistance. It can handle either water, oil or gas (WOG 200) service and is ANSI B1.20.1 compliant for its threaded pipe ends. Available in 3/4” and 1” sizes. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com LAMP FIXTURE KIT Designed for smaller, hard-to-service HVAC components, the remote lamp mount small systems lamp fixture kit delivers ultraviolet energy to destroy coil/drain pan microbial infestations and disinfects moving air streams in hard-to-service fan-coil units, package units and heat-pump systems. By inactivating these microbes, the UV small systems kit helps prevent coil inefficiencies, drain-pan overflow and foul odors. Ideal for both new and retrofit applications. UV Resources. Www.uvresources.com REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM Navien’s NaviLink is now available through Navien wholesale distribution. This optional new Wi-Fi remote control system makes it easy for commercial and residential users to communicate with their Navien systems from anywhere in the world. The NaviLink module easily attaches to all Navien water heaters and boilers (NPE, NCB and NHB series). Once installed, the free NaviLink app is downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. Users then will be able to control temperatures remotely, access usage data and receive diagnostic notifications. Navien. Www.navien.com NEW PRODUCTS PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT Winters’ new TTD410 offers a shorter stem of about 1” to fit in those boiler applications with limited insertion lengths. It comes with a 2.5” dial, a pressure range of 0.75 psi/kPa and a temperature range of 70/320° F, compliant to industry standard ASME Boiler Code Section IV HG-612. The Tridicator series is used to measure both pressure and temperature of hot water and steam for boilers in HVAC applications. The devices are available from stock for immediate delivery. Winters Instruments. Www.winters.com SELF-LEVELING CAMERA Now with Super Bright LEDs, the new Gen-Eye mini self-leveling camera from General Pipe Cleaners automatically keeps pictures right-side-up as it glides through 2” to 4” lines. General Pipe Cleaners states the Super Bright LEDs light up lines with 15% more candle power than competitive models offer, producing detailed inspections. Monitor images always remain upright, letting plumbing pros and customers quickly and conveniently follow the action. End users enjoy clearer video and brighter images with the camera’s digital processing system and high-quality illumination. At only 1.125” in diameter, the camera is compatible with the lightweight compact Gen-Eye GL and MINI-POD video inspection systems. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com/geneye ELECTRONIC MIXING VALVE Metropolitan Industries introduces the Metro Mix electronic mixing valve to its controls product line. Metro Mix can operate in temperature control and alarm condition safeguards. Designed for temperaturecritical applications, the Metro Mix accurately regulates the water temperature using its modulating stainlesssteel motorized valve. Typical uses include domestic hot water temperature control, heating and cooling applications and industrial processes. It is equipped with a seven-day setback schedule to increase savings during off-peak periods with up to four adjustable setback schedules per day. Metropolitan Industries. Www.metropolitanind.com THREADED PIPE SEALANT T. Christy Enterprises’ Ultra Seal T-10,000 is a sealant for threaded pipe connections rated leak-free to pressures as high as 10,000 psi. Ultra Seal T-10,000 works with both plastic and metal piping systems, allowing professional contractors to carry one versatile product for all standard applications. T. Christy Enterprises. Www.tchristy.com PIPE-JOINING APPLICATIONS LSP Products Group offers a broad range of high-strength PVC, CPVC and ABS solvent cements, primers, cleaners and thread sealants ideally formulated for pipejoining applications, resulting in a sure water seal, the company states. LSP Products Group. Www.lspproducts.com THREAD-LOCKER GEL SEALANT Dispense and apply Resbond 907TSG thread-locker gel for high-temperature thermally stable, electrically insulating and chemically resistant seals up to 2,100° F. Ideal for screws, nuts, bolts, pipe threads, fittings, fasteners, set screws, bearings, studs and bolts. Cotronics Corp. www.cotronics.com COIL OPTIONS FOR GEOTHERMAL Modine’s AHRI-certified geothermal family of products now offers standalone A-coils for use with matching Modine split ground-source heat pump systems. Modine. Www.modinehvac.com FLUSH PLATE BROCHURE Geberit’s new “The Choice is Yours” brochure introduces the new Sigma30 plates, a redesigned Sigma20 series and expanded finish options for the Sigma 60. The new Sigma30 series of flush plates replaces the discontinued Tango and Bolero series. Geberit. Www.geberit.us PRESS FITTING Caleffi’s Presscon press fitting with its LEAK DETECTION feature detects leaks during system testing if a press fitting is unpressed. Press sizes from 1/2” to 2” copper will be available. Caleffi. Www.caleffi.us FLUSH VALVE COVERS Willoughby Industries offers a full line of commercial-grade stainlesssteel flush valve covers for those applications where exposed flush valves need to be covered to prevent tampering and vandalism. Willoughby Industries. Www.willoughby-ind.com UTILITY SINK The Cashel utility sink premiere collection features five utility sinks available in single, multi and bulk packages. The sinks range from a standard opening price-point utility sink to an upgraded feature-loaded all-in-one kit. Cashel. Www.cashelllc.com DOWNSPOUT NOZZLES The Chameleon downspout nozzles come with a highquality powder-coat finish in 15 standard and many custom colors and work with all pipe materials. Froet. Www.froetindustries.com
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