SEISMIC BRACING SOFTWARE TOLCO’s TOLBrace Fire Version 7.0 software is a program designed for earthquake bracing calculations.In a simple step-by-step approach, TOLBrace Fire 7.0 evaluates brace orientations, structural attachments and fasteners, calculates the seismic force factor and displays seismic brace components, with appropriate load capacities.The software generates a submittal sheet along with a complete report of all calculations and a detailed drawing in a TIFF fi le format.TOLCO.Www.tolbrace.com Circle 230 COUPLING FOR FRP/GRP PIPE Victaulic’s Style 296A Coupling for FRP/GRP Pipe is intended to increase effi ciency in any condition.The easy-to-install coupling provides a clean system that installs without the need for special tools in virtually any weather condition.The two-piece housing provides union at every joint.Housings are cast of lightweight, high strength ASTM B-26, Grade 356-T6. Pressure ratings up to 150 psi.A variety of gaskets available to meet most service requirements.Victaulic.Www.victaulic.com Circle 231 PIPE HANGER SYSTEM Cooper B-Line has added a CPVC pipe hanger system to its range of pipe-hanger solutions.This new system features enhanced thermal properties, making it an ideal option for fire-protection applications such as sprinkler systems. Cooper B-Line.www.cooperbline.com Circle 232 EXTENDED SIZES FOR FISHER CONTROL-DISK VALVES Emerson Process Management announces extended line sizes for the Fisher Control-Disk valve, which claims to offer excellent throttling performance and is ideal for applications that involve fast processes and varying pressure drops.The new Control-Disk Valve sizes are designed for installation between ASME Class 150 or Class 300 raised-face fl anges with flangeless (wafer) or single flange (lugged) body designs. Emerson Process Management.Www2.emersonprocess.com Circle 233 PEX TUBING Rifeng’s oxygen barrier and plumbing PEX tubing meets ASTM F876 abd ASTM F877 standards. Its PEX-Aluminum-PEX tubing meets the ASTM F1281-2005 standard, as well.Fittings, manifolds and valves are also available from Rifeng.Rifeng Tubing. Www.rifeng.com Circle 234 SUPERSLICE PLASTIC TUBING CUTTER The SuperSlice from General Pipe Cleaners can cut all sorts of plastic tubing with virtually no tube deformation. Just squeeze the SuperSlice and the tool’s V-point blade quickly and easily slices through PEX, PVC, CPVC, irrigation pipe, plastic electric conduit, and plastic or rubber hose as large as one inch in diameter.It’s said to be faster than ratchet-type cutters that can deform plastic tubing.General Pipe Cleaners.Www.drainbrain.com Circle 235 EXTENDER BODY SPRAYS American Standard’s fl ush-mounted and multifunctional Extender Body Spray has a maximum flow rate of only 1.5 gallons per minute.It automatically extends from the wall when the water is turned on. Once the body spray is extended, easy-grip indentations facilitate adjustment of the spray angle up to 30 degrees or alternation of the spray pattern from “full” to “massage,” or in combination.When not in use, the spray automatically retracts to its fl ush-mount position, giving a clean and uncluttered look. American Standard. Www.americanstandard-us.com Circle 236 ULTRACAST PREMIUM BATHTUBS Briggs Industries has expanded its bathtub line with UltraCAST tubs, said to be stronger, warmer, quieter and cleaner. They are built of formed steel and fire-coated with a high performance rigid polymer reinforced, high-gloss porcelain enamel that is chip resistant and easy to clean. At 88 lbs., they are also lighter than comparable steel tubs to handle and install and are slip-resistant.Briggs Industries. Www.Briggsultracast.com Circle 237 PC-SERIES OF PUMPS The new PC-Series from Liberty Pumps claims to save valuable installation time by combining a primary 120 volt sump pump with a 12 volt DC back-up pump in a factory assembled compact unit. Available in 1/3 hp and 1/2 hp primary models, the new series boasts energy efficient performance utilizing only 5.2 and 7.5 amps respectively.Liberty Pumps.Www.libertypumps.com Circle 238 HIGH EFFICIENCY BOILERS Peerless Boilers introduces the gas-fired, high effi ciency Peerless Combi 160 and Cast 92 boiler (pictured), which are both ENERGY STAR rated.The 93% efficient Combi 160 condensing boiler is wall mounted and uses premixed burner technology. It offers hydronic heat and domestic hot water in one complete unit by using an integrated coil-type hot water tank.The Cast 92 cast iron condensing boiler has a 92.7% AFUE and can be used with either natural or LP gas (no additional parts required for conversion).It also features direct spark ignition and is environmentally friendly.Peerless Boilers.Www.peerlessboilers.com Circle 239 WATER HEATER STANDS Sioux Chief has added water heater stands to the product line, including standard floor models for 30- through 100- gallon capacity water heaters in stock.These stands are made domestically and meet the requirements of the National Gas Fuel Code, positioning the burner- ignition device 18 inches above the floor. Sioux Chief. Http://siouxchief.com Circle 240 MUSEO BATH COLLECTION Symmons Industries introduces the Museo Bath Collection, featuring a bold, contemporary design, inspired by timeless pieces displayed in modern museums throughout the world. Much like the pieces showcased in a museum, the Museo lavatory faucet instantly becomes a focal point. With its nine-inch high center spout and tall handles, the Museo faucet makes a dramatic statement and enhances any contemporary or transitional décor. Symmons Industries.Www.symmons.com Circle 241 HOT WATER RECIRCULATION SYSTEM Taco’s Hot-Link system for hot water recirculation is said to be suited as a retrofit solution for homes without a dedicated return line. The Hot-Link system includes a composite bypass valve and a stainless steel circulator with a timer and line cord. Its one-pump, one-valve combo is easily installed and does away with the need to run a dedicated return line back to the water heater.The Hot Link technology eliminates the wait for hot water.Taco Inc. www.taco-hvac.com Circle 242 MANIFOLD PIPE CLIP Warwick Hanger’s Manifold Pipe Clip is a pipe hanging system that has the ability to connect to each other to form a manifold system that keeps pipes straight and aligned, especially on long runs (whether there are two, three or 20 pipes running side by side).The clip is ideal for installation of PEX and copper tubing and is available in sizes from 3/8 inch to 1-1/4 inches. Warwick Hanger Co.Www.warwickhanger.com. Circle 243 ROUGH-IN ADAPTER Zurn’s Dura-Coated Cast Iron Rough-in Adapter (RA) allows for vertical adjustment after the concrete pour ensuring your drain is fl ush with the fi nished fl ooring.The included cover replaces the strainer during construction keeping pipes clear of debris, eliminating backup and protecting the strainer.The RA is compatible with many of its other strainers.Zurn Industries. Www.zurn.com Circle 244
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