PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS LAVATORY SYSTEM Willoughby Industries’ Envy two- and three-station solid-surface lavatory systems are available in nine designer colors and are ideal for school and businesses with high-traffic restroom facilities. The lavatory deck is cast as one solid piece of Aquasurf with the pedestal fabricated from Type 304 stainless steel. The pedestal features a shroud access panel secured with vandal-resistant screws for ease of fixture installation and maintenance. Willoughby Industries. Www.willoughby-ind.com DRAIN PUMP With its resistance to high-water temperatures and its ability to directly connect to high-efficiency washing machines, the 1-HP Sanicom 1 simplex drain pump from Saniflo is designed to pump graywater away from demanding commercial applications, such as restaurants. It handles up to 194° F water, making it ideal for commercial kitchen applications where dishwashers must operate at exceptionally high temperatures to meet health and sanitation standards. Saniflo. Www.saniflo.com HIGH-EFFICIENCY CIRCULATOR Taco’s 0015e3 is a three-setting ECM-powered circulator that features three easy settings. Its variable-speed high-efficiency ECM motor uses up to 85% less electricity, the company states. The 0015e3 is a solution for contractors who want the durability, efficiency and simplicity of other Taco ECM circulators, but prefer the option of three easy settings. Ideal for hydronic systems zoned with circulators or zone valves, the circulator provides three maximumfeet- of-head pressure settings to match system requirements: Low (5’), Medium (10’) or High (18’) with a maximum flow of 16 gpm. Taco Comfort Solutions. Www.tacocomfort.com TAPE MEASURE DeWalt’s XP tape measure features a tougher case, tougher blade coating and tougher hook connection. Built around Dual-Core technology — a patented spring system that utilizes two retracting springs in an impact-resistant heavy-duty case — the XP is a compact professional-duty ergonomic tape with a case designed for a better fit in the user’s hand. It is 25’ long and features 13’ of straighter, truer blade standout, and a tougher hook connection reinforced to reduce breakage near the hook, DeWalt states. DeWalt. Www.dewalt.com SECTIONAL DRAIN CLEANER General Pipe Cleaners’ Model 88 sectional drain cleaner allows the user to walk while the unit works. Connect one end of the cable to the front of the machine and put the other end into the drain, then stand behind the unit to turn it on. The cable corkscrews itself into the line. Model 88 features a powerful 3/4 HP motor as standard equipment and drives a 3. 5 to 1 ratio gearhead to give the machine power to handle the most difficult jobs. The machine also has a longer frame to protect the drive coupling, plus a larger front caster wheel. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com DEBURRING TOOL Reed’s inner-outer deburring tool DEB200 deburrs and reams both the inner and outer diameters using one tool. This doubleended deburring tool works for copper, aluminum, steel and stainless tubing from 3/8”-2” (10-54 mm) ID/OD. Multiple cutting edges on the inside of either end provide smooth deburring operation. Knurled rings on the surface allow the operator a firm grip during use. The tool is used for copper pipe installation, plus with metal pipe found in water service lines, plumbing lines, radiant heating and gas lines. Reed Mfg. Co. Www.reedmfgco.com LIQUID TRAP PRIMER TRAP SEAL is a specially engineered liquid that seals drain traps to prevent odors and preserve a sanitary septic seal. By ensuring traps remain filled with liquid, TRAP SEAL prevents sewer gases, odors, insects and bugs from entering through the trap and endangering the health of the inhabitants. Use whenever drain traps dry out, are not in use, are in remote areas or wherever odors are a problem such as floor and shower drains, sinks, toilets and urinals, water fountains and condensate drains. Ideal for use in empty or vacant buildings, schools, hospitals, stadiums, factories and marine applications. UTILITY. Www.utilitychemicals.com HYDRAULIC BUTT-FUSION MACHINE The McElroy Acrobat is a hydraulic butt-fusion machine that is available for the underground/construction market, in addition to the plumbing and mechanical industry. The Acrobat is ideal for those interested in a reliable easy-touse machine. It butt fuses 63 mm to 180 mm (2” IPS to 6” DIPS) HDPE pipe and fittings with a variety of pressure ratings. With its light weight, it can be carried from joint to joint, but still maintains the same rugged reliability of any McElroy butt-fusion machine, the company explains. Ideal for in-ditch work and tie-in fusions. McElroy. Www.mcelroy.com BALL STOPS PlumbShop water stops are quarter-turn ball stops available in both angle and straight with a wide variety of configurations, including cold expansion. The PlumbShop line of water stops is a reliable and dependable value, BrassCraft states. The stops are forged from brass and chrome-plated for corrosion resistance and are compatible with copper, PEX and CPVC. All PlumbShop products undergo quality-assurance testing and meet all industry certification standards. PlumbShop is backed by Brasscraft Mfg. Co. PlumbShop. Www.plumbshop.com MINI-SPLIT HEAT PUMP The Rheem- and Ruud-branded ductless mini-split heat pump units are powered by a variablespeed motor, which provides high-performance heating down to 5° F. They deliver capacities ranging from 9,000 to 36,000 Btu/h, with efficiencies up to 33 SEER/14.2 HSPF. Rheem. Www.rheem.com VRF SYSTEM Fujitsu General adds to its “J-Series” Airstage VRF line with the smaller J-IIS series. The systems offer up to 19. 8 SEER and 11.4 HSPF. Installers can connect up to eight indoor units to each condensing unit. Fujitsu General. Www.fujitsu.com WATER-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ICE AIR water-source heat pumps are designed for years of trouble-free operation and reliable performance in multihousing, hotels/motels, dormitories, commercial buildings, apartments and other property types. ICE AIR. Www.ice-air.com PRESSING TOOLS Greenlee’s battery-powered Gorilla pressing tools are designed for joining pipe safely. The battery-powered tool line features a 350-degree rotating head to fit into tight spaces. The tools eliminate the need for an open flame and a hot-work permit. Greenlee. Www.greenlee.com DIGITAL RECORDING MONITORS RIDGID’s SeeSnake CS6x and CS6xPak digital recording monitors feature Wi-fiand Bluetoth connectivity, allowing plumbing contractors to quickly see drainline connections and instantly share findings with customers. RIDGID. Www.ridgid.com MOBILE WORK STATION Milwaukee Electric Tool’s 52” mobile work station features a raised work surface that allows users to easily clamp materials for extreme productivity. Milwaukee Electric Tool. Www.milwaukeetool.com BALL VALVE PACKAGE Bonomi North America offers lead-free automated brass shutoff ball valve packages with press-fit connections in sizes 1/2” to 2”. Suitable for use with types K, L and M hard (drawn) copper tubing in 1/2” to 2” OD and soft (annealed) copper tubing in 1/2” to 1 1/4” OD. Bonomi North America. Www.bonominorthamerica.com PROPEX OPPOSINGPORT TEES Uponor offers a solution for PEX hydronic heating and cooling applications that eliminates the need for additional tees and elbows to facilitate piping in two directions, reducing the number of required fittings by 75%, Uponor states. Uponor. Www.uponor.com TOUCHLESS FAUCET American Standard’s Beale touchless kitchen faucet helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination in food preparation and also offers the unique option to change to manual operation. The faucet features a metal body, deck plate and ADA-compliant handle. American Standard. Www.americanstandard-us.com
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