NEW AT KBIS/IBS NEW SHOWERHEADS American Standard’s Spectra+ Touch and Spectra+ eTouch showerheads feature industry-first technology that allows the user to change spray patterns with the simple touch of a finger on the outside ring of the fixture, the company states. The 7” showerheads offer a choice of four spray patterns and are offered in a standard 2.5-gpm model or a water-saving 1.8-gpm model that is WaterSense certified and CalGreen compliant. American Standard. www.americanstandard-us.com DRAIN CLEANER The compact and lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet from General Pipe Cleaners offers a great way to clear grease, sand and ice clogs at a great price, the company points out. Clear small lines, clogged sinks and laundry drains from 1 1/2” to 3” with 1,500 psi of cleaning power. General’s water jet hits the stoppage with high-pressure wall-to-wall water spray and flushes them away. At only 23 lb., the portable package measures 24” x 11” x 11”. The unit includes a Super-Flex high-pressure jet hose, four-piece nozzle set, water supply hose, shutoff valve and universal facet adapter. Visit booth #S-1251 at KBIS/IBS in Orlando. General Pipe Cleaners. www.drainbrain.com/jm1000 SHOWERHEADS AND HAND SHOWERS The Keeney Mfg. Co., expands its line of showerheads and hand showers for the ecofriendly budget-conscious consumer without compromising on features, the company explains. Stylewise by Keeney features multiple styles and functions from simple showerheads with adjustable spray setting, or a relaxing rain shower, to more elaborate five-function showerhead kits with a handheld shower and a three-way diverter bracket. All Stylewise by Keeney showerheads and hand showers offer a low-flow rate of 1.8 gpm. Keeney Mfg. Co. www.keeneymfg.com/catalogs TANKLESS RACK SYSTEM A. O. Smith’s tankless rack system, fitted with CT-199 tankless units, provides builders prefabricated gas and water lines that link as many as 20 high-efficiency condensing tankless heaters. A. O. Smith. www.hotwater.com THERMOSTATIC TRIM GROHE’s Grohtherm SmartControl thermostatic trim uses push-and-turn buttons and features a low-profile minimalist design, the company notes. Available in square and round designs as well as in chrome or white finishes. GROHE. www.grohe.us COMBI BOILER Noritz’s residential combination boiler allows for simultaneous residential domestic hot water and space heating. It performs at a 95% AFUE and is available in 180,000 and 199,000 Btu/h gas inputs for hot water. Noritz. www.noritz.com NEW PRODUCTS LAMP HOUR METER A new ultraviolet-C germicidal lamp hour meter from UV Resources alerts building engineers when it is time to replace lamps to ensure the efficiency-boosting technology’s benefits will be uninterrupted, including its ability to decrease HVAC energy costs by an average of 10 to 25% the company states. Using a timer, it monitors lamps from the moment of installation, giving LED and signal reminders for replacement after 11 months and one year. UV Resources. www.uvresources.com HYDRONIC HEATING SYSTEM CLEANER Featuring a magnetic filtration system, MagnaClean Commercial starts to work immediately upon installation, removing virtually all the suspended iron oxide that collects in hydronic heating systems. By removing sludge from the system, MagnaClean Commercial restores peak performance and decreases maintenance costs over the life of the system. It also offers a solution for the most common complaints in commercial hydronic systems, including poor system circulation, blocked system pipes and radiators, and excessive system noise. ASME-listed MagnaClean Commercial filters will be rolled out as a full line of commercial products, with five inlet and outlet flange size options including 2”, 3”, 4”, 6” and 8”. ADEY. www.adeyusa.com NEUTRALIZER KIT The SANINEUTRAL neutralizer kit from Saniflo incorporates neutralizing granules to increase the pH of acidic condensate water produced in residential or commercial applications before it reaches the sewer line. Condensate produced by boilers, water heaters, air conditioners and other appliances moves through the compact SANINEUTRAL, which neutralizes it to prevent the corroding of drains and sewer systems — damage that could otherwise prove extremely costly to repair. Saniflo. www.saniflo.com LEAD-FREE BRASS VALVES Uponor’s new offering of ProPEX lead-free brass valves is constructed from high-quality ECO BRASS lead-free brass and now includes an industry-leading 10-year warranty for increased confidence and peace of mind, Uponor notes. Uponor. www.uponor-usa.com IMPACT WRENCHES DEWALT introduces two new 20V MAX* 1/2” mid-range impact wrenches in detent-pin and hog-ring anvil style. The tool weighs 3.48 lb., and is 6.95” long and has 330 ft.-lb. of maximum torque. DEWALT. www.dewalt.com BOILER AID J. C. Whitlam Mfg. Co.’s BOILERAIDE is a two-in-one all-purpose boiler cleaner and treatment that protects boiler systems from corrosion, scale formation and bacterial growth. Whitlam/Plumb-Pro. www.boiler-aide.com COPPER TUBING CUTTERS RIDGID’s C-Style close-quarters copper tubing cutters are perfect for cutting copper tubing in tight spaces. The cutters cut three sizes with only two tools. The 1/2” and 3/4” combined tubing cutter has a quick change feature that allows easy switching between the two sizes with the second cutter designed for 1” tubing. Each comes with a springloaded cutter wheel that provides constant pressure on the tubing and features the RIDGID X-CEL Wheel Pin for quick wheel replacement without tools. RIDGID. www.ridgid.com NO-LEAD FORGED BRASS PRESS VALVES Legend Valve & Fitting has an expansive selection of no-lead and traditional forged-brass alloy valves. The valve has dual Viton O-rings sealing the stem and a coated steel handle that is corrosion resistant. The P-200 and P-200 NL ball valves are available in sizes 1/2” to 4”. The P451 NL swing check valve has press socket ends integrated into the castbrass body, eliminating the need to use either sweat or male press adapters, saving labor and material costs. The valve is available in 1/2” to 2” sizes. All Legend no-lead valves are third-party-certified ANSI/NSF 61. Legend Valve & Fitting. www.legendvalve.com RADIANT SOLUTIONS PROGRAM More than 60 NIBCO radiant-heating products now are available through Webstone, including radiant heat panels, PE-RT and PEX tubing/accessories, manifolds and valves. The program features the exclusive Take the Next Step design service, whereby qualified engineers will customize a customer’s system layout at no additional cost. Founded in 1954, Webstone now operates as a brand of NIBCO. Webstone. www.webstonevalves.com/radiant COPPER PUSH CONNECT FITTINGS Brasscraft Mfg. Co. Expands its Plumbshop line of products with Plumbshop copper push-connect fittings. The fittings can be used with copper pipe, CPVC, PEX and PE-RT. No tools, soldering or gluing required. Brasscraft Mfg. Co. www.plumbshop.com OUTDOOR WORK PANTS Walls Outdoor Goods’ Ditch Digger outdoor work pant features a cellphone pocket, 11 oz. Of durable cotton duck and a bomber construction that can handle the toughest job, while having a relaxed cut. Walls Outdoor Goods. www.walls.com CONNECTIVITY TOOL Taco Comfort Solutions’ eLink is a wireless connectivity platform to provide users with product information direct to their mobile device or laptop. ELink uses near field communications (NFC) technology to gather information on Taco products. Taco Comfort Solutions. www.tacocomfort.com
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