PRODUCT FOCUS: NEW KITCHEN PRODUCTS SINK STRAINER Keeney Mfg. Co.’s K1435 is an easy-to-install extra-deep cup-and-basket combo for thicker sinks such as composite or cast iron. Designed to fit most 3.5” drain openings, it features an easy-to-clean basket for simple drain-clog removal. The stainless steel finish offers a gourmet or industrial look to complement most kitchen decors, Keeney points out. Keeney Mfg. Co. www.keeneymfg.com BLUETOOTH FILTRATION SYSTEM Franke’s StillPure is a complete under-sink filtration system with Bluetooth technology to monitor water usage from a smartphone. The system improves the taste, odor and color of water by removing harmful bacteria, parasites and cysts, chlorine and lead, allowing users to enjoy naturally fresh water directly from the kitchen faucet, the company notes. StillPure is compatible with any Franke point-of-use faucet, including singlesource models and 3-in-1 faucets which produce hot, cold and filtered water from one spout. The StillPure filtration features are discreetly tucked away to keep the workspace around the sink uncluttered. Franke. www.franke.us/ks WATER DISPENSERS Elkay premium water dispensers offer ambient, cold, hot or sparkling water. These filtered water dispensers feature attractive and sleek stainless steel designs that are perfect for offices or homes, Elkay notes. The dispensers are crafted out of anodized aluminum and stainless steel and have a fill rate up to 1.1 gpm. A UV purification light provides strong sterilization and prevents bacterial growth. Elkay. www.elkay.com WATER-EFFICIENT KITCHEN FAUCETS American Standard’s new Colony PRO kitchen faucets all have a water-efficient 1.5-gpm flow rate. A single-handle model has a one-hole installation with an optional deckplate and side spray. Washerless ceramic disc valves create a water-saving, dripfree performance, the company notes. American Standard. www.americanstandard-us.com SINGLE-HANDLE KITCHEN FAUCETS GROHE’s new collection of Essence Semi-Pro singlehandle faucets is available with flexible, easy-to-clean silicone hoses in nine rainbow colors. The new faucet offers convenient features for at-home chefs, including one-hand operation, a spring arm that allows for full 360-degree sink mobility and a high-performance spray. GROHE. www.grohe.us HIGH-ARC KITCHEN FAUCET Hansgrohe’s Talis Select features a swivel spout with a 150-degree range that increases sink operating range by nearly 20”. The pullout spout has the company’s Select technology that allows for hands-free operation. Hansgrohe. www.hansgrohe.com PRODUCT FOCUS: NEW DRAINAGE PRODUCTS COMMERCIAL BOX DESIGN PRIER’s new C-634BX3 combines the sturdy commercial box design with the lightweight convenience of aluminum. The product will protect a C-634 valve with a garage-door-style hinge intended to stay open when the consumer is using and operating the hydrant, preventing damage to the connected hose. The design also prevents the hose from getting caught on the door and tearing it off the hinge. PRIER Products. www.prier.com ROOF GUARD MIFAB’s RoofGuard increases surface area up to five times or more, making a RoofGuard-protected drain virtually uncloggable, the company states. The unit will replace any roof drain dome strainer up to 15” in diameter and scupper-drain openings from 6” to 12” in width. RoofGuard works 24/7, eliminating costly repairs caused by clogged drains, plus installation is fast, simple and requires no tools, the company adds. A removable top allows easy access to drain and piping without detaching the unit. MIFAB. www.roof-guard.net SHOWER DRAIN The D50001 residential shower drain from Jones Stephens has many combinations available, including snap-in, screw-in, round and square strainers, to several finish options, providing a solution for all shower-drain needs. Jones Stephens. www.jonesstephens.com DRAINAGE PUMP About the size of a small wastebasket, the compact Saniflo Saniswift pump is an above-floor plumbing solution where no below-floor drainage exists. It will pump wastewater away from up to three different fixtures. Saniflo. www.saniflo.com LINEAR AND SQUARE DRAINS Oatey Co.’s new designline linear and square drains offer modern convenience that allows the floor to slope in one direction while delivering top performance with channels sloped ¼” per ft. to ensure proper drainage. The drains are top-grade 304 brushed stainless steel. Oatey Co. www.oatey.com DRAINS AND CHANNELS HygienicPro stainless steel drains and channels from BLÜCHER are specifically designed to meet the stringent sanitation and efficiency demands of foodprocessing and beverage-production facilities. Their design and construction allow them to be thoroughly cleaned with minimal water and little production downtime. BLUCHER. www.blucherpipe.com/hygienicpro NEW PRODUCTS BOILER/VOLUME WATER HEATER Laars’ outdoor NeoTherm is a direct-vent sealed-combustion condensing boiler or volume water heater specifically designed for outdoor installations. These systems, Laars notes, meet or exceed all applicable ANSI testing demands for outdoor use and reach thermal efficiencies as high as 97%. The NeoTherm features an ASME stainless steel heat exchanger, direct-spark ignition system, low NOx emissions and modulation with a 5:1 turndown. The NeoTherms are natural-gas- or propane-fired and come in eight sizes with ranges from 150 to 850 MBH. Laars. www.laars.com WASH BASINS Bradley Corp.’s WashBar with clean+dry+rinse functionality has combined this touchless hand-washing feature with its line of OmniDecks. The WashBar, originally launched with the Verge wash basins, adds a hand-washing element to the OmniDeck’s customization possibilities. The WashBar is comprised of a single piece of chrome-plated stainless steel that combines soap, water and dryer in one fixture. LED lighting and easy-toidentify icons help to visually orient the user through the hand-washing process. Bradley Corp. www.bradleycorp.com ROOT-CUTTING POWER General Pipe Cleaners’ Metro provides root-cutting power with a capacity of 75’ of 5/8” Flexicore wire rope center cable that handles roots and other stoppages in 3” through 6” lines. Switch to 100’ of specially designed 9/16” cable for smaller jobs. The Metro’s narrow profile facilitates handling in tight places, on stairs and loading onto trucks. The unit features a fold-down handle, stair climbers, truck-loading wheel and a frame on 10” heavy-duty wheels for easy transport, General Pipe Cleaners points out. Drive and retract cable at up to 20’ per minute with variable-speed control. A power-cable feed and guide-tube combination help to keep hands clean, safe and away from spinning cable. General Pipe Cleaners. www.drainbrain.com RECIP SAW Bosch’s Multi-Grip brushless 1 1/4” stroke reciprocating saw combines an advanced handle design with an 18V Bosch EC brushless motor and orbital/non-orbital action. The saw’s multi-grip handle allows it to be held in a variety of positions. Bosch. www.boschtools.com SCREWDRIVERS IRWIN Tools announces a comprehensive screwdriver family, including new multibit drivers, a Performance Series screwdriver and nut driver family, a TorqueZone screwdriver family, and a range of hex keys and accessories. IRWIN Tools. www.irwin.com IRON OXIDE REMOVAL ADEY’s MagnaClean Professional2XP virtually eliminates the problem of iron oxide buildup in hydronic heating systems, the company notes. MagnaClean is part of a five-step Best Practice process pioneered by ADEY. Each step in the system combats water-quality issues to maintain total hydronic heating system health. ADEY. www.adey.com NEW PRODUCTS WEDGE GATE VALVES Smith-Cooper International offers a complete package of UL/FM/AWWA/NSF resilient wedge-gate valves, both OS&Y and NRS, including vertical post indicators and wall posts. Grooved-end butterfly valves round out the package. Keeping in line with all Smith-Cooper products, the company notes it has gone to great lengths to make engineering improvements that support its “Quality Standard” of excellence. Smith-Cooper International. www.smithcooper.com PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL TOOLS DEWALT adds tools for the plumbing and mechanical trades with a 20V MAX 1” PEX expander and the 20V MAX XR brushless drain snake. The PEX expander can expand 3/8” to 1” PEX-A tubing and features 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4” and 1” PEX expander heads. The drain snake provides a cordless, powered solution for cleaning clogged drains. The snake comes with a 5/16” by 25’ cable coated with black oxide to help prevent corrosion and a steel inner core for rigidity to feed the snake down the drain. It accepts 1/4” and 5/16” cables up to 50’ long and 3/8” cables up to 35’ long. DEWALT. www.dewalt.com FOOD-WASTE DISPOSERS InSinkErator’s Evolution PRO Series food-waste disposers provide quiet performance through patented MultiGrind and SoundSeal technologies. These professional-grade disposers grind almost any food waste, quickly and quietly. The Evolution PRO 1100XL features three grind stages, an auto-reverse grind system, a Jam Sensor circuit that detects and eliminates jams and a 12-year warranty. InSinkErator. www.insinkerator.com CLEANER AND DEGREASER WD-40’s Specialist industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser is nonaerosol-designed to safely clean tools, equipment, machinery and more. It’s safe for use on multiple surfaces and is EPA Safer Choice certified. WD-40. www.wd-40.com TWO-PIECE HET Gerber’s new Hinsdale suite includes a two-piece highefficiency toilet (1.28 gpf) and a choice between a 21” and 25” pedestal sink. The WaterSensecertified toilet is the first Gerber product to feature the brand’s QuietClean flushing system that combines tank components with dual-siphon jet technology. Gerber. www.gerberonline.com MANIFOLD KITS Available in configurations of two, three and four units side-by-side, and two and four units back-to-back, the Ready-Link manifold kits from Navien are designed to save contractors time on multiunit NPE tankless water-heater installations. Navien. www.navien.com
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