Uponor re-engineers residential valves to deliver greater
quality and value.
is continuing to bring innovation, confidence, value and
performance to PEX piping systems with the launch of its new
re-engineered ProPEX® lead-free (LF) brass valves for
residential plumbing applications.
Re-engineered to offer the
same amount of flow with a more compact design for greater
installation efficiencies and higher performance, they are
the only leading valves on the market to meet building codes
IPC, UPC and IRC as well as being listed to NSF 14, NSF 61,
NSF 359 and NSF 372 for superior confidence in a product
that is code-compliant and listed for all plumbing
installations. In addition, the valves are now backed by an
extended 10-year warranty and are available at a more
cost-effective price to bring even greater value to a
residential plumbing project.
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New Chicago Faucets Low-Flow Electronic Faucets Brochure
Highlights Options to meet LEED v4.
brochure, Low-Flow Electronic Faucets for LEED® v4,
discusses the new LEED v4 requirements and the corresponding
Public Lavatory (Restroom) Faucet baseline levels.
Specifications for Chicago Faucets products that comply with
the criteria are given as possible solutions, such as the EQ
Series, E-Tronic® 40 and HyTronic® Series faucets that
deliver up to 30% reduction in water usage.
LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED
certification requirements, provides guidance and standards
for green buildings across nine categories. The Water
Efficiency (WE) category comprises three major components:
indoor water use, irrigation water and water metering. LEED
v4 projects can earn up to 6 points for indoor water use
“The biggest change to the WE category is the elimination of
the 0.25 gallons per cycle criteria for metering faucets.
Under the current requirement electronic faucets must meet a
20% GPM reduction from the public lavatory baseline,” says
Adam Molberger, product manager for Chicago Faucets.
Faucets also offers a wide selection of manual faucets that
meet LEED v4, WE category requirements as well as
water-saving private lavatory faucets, kitchen faucets and
www.chicagofaucets.com/pdf/CF2095.pdf to download the new LEED
v4 brochure or call 800-566-2100 to request a copy.
New Field Service App jobi For HVAC, Plumbers and
Electricians Helps Grow Sales On Same Amount Of Calls.
field service app and platform provides HVAC techs, plumbers and
electricians a full suite to handle the entire job and includes
functions built into the app to help grow sales from the same number
Service contractors can sign up now at jobi.pro, with complimentary
account for one user.
"jobi is a game changer for service contractors," said jobi's Steve
Harmon. "Contractors using the jobi app and platform have increased
revenues an average of 378% from the same amount of calls."
From small-person shop to larger
service contracting operations, jobi field service app and platform
offers a solution to run and grow HVAC, plumbing and electrical
businesses. See jobi for more information at
Grundfos Expands Hydraulic Range to 42 HP for SL & SE
Grundfos is extending
its SL and SE range of wastewater pumps to include “medium,” “high”
and “super high” hydraulic offerings from 12 to 42 horsepower (HP).
Designed to handle raw, unscreened sewage, effluent and large
volumes of surface and process water, the extended selection ensures
the highest pump efficiencies over a wider range of demand and the
largest free passage of solids at the lowest vibrations."
With its simple yet hydraulically
efficient S-tube impeller, the extended range enables free passage
of solids up to five inches, which is ideal for large flows of raw
sewage. Intelligent and self-adaptive controls allow the pump to
adjust to changing operating conditions, while high-efficiency
motors meet or exceed global standards. These crucial design
elements give the SL and SE range trouble-free operation,
best-in-class non-clogging capabilities and the lowest life cycle
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Uponor offers new brass transition fittings for hydronic
New ProPEX® offering allows even more opportunities to
transition to PEX in commercial piping applications.
new ProPEX® brass transition fitting line offers 31 new parts that
convert Uponor PEX to male thread, female thread, copper tubing
sweat, copper fitting sweat and copper fitting press.
Targeted for commercial hydronic heating and cooling systems, Uponor
North America (Uponor) is now offering code-listed,
commercial-grade, ProPEX® brass transition fittings in sizes from ½"
complete offering, which is manufactured from high-quality, C36000
brass, includes 31 transition fittings that convert ProPEX
connections to male thread, female thread, copper tubing sweat,
copper fitting sweat and copper fitting press. Note that because
these are C36000 brass fittings, they are not for potable
TOTO Engineers the Plumbing Industry's First WaterSense
Labeled High-Efficiency Commercial Flushometer Toilets.
Company's 1.28 gpf EcoPower Flush Valves and Commercial Flushometer
Toilets are System-Engineered to Provide Maximum Performance and
TOTO's handsome chrome EcoPower flush valves (also available
as concealed units) generate their own power each time water spins a
small internal turbine when the unit is flushed. Stored in a series
of capacitors, this auto-generated electrical energy powers the
flush valves' sensor eye, microprocessor, and solenoid. There is no
need to hard wire them to a building's electrical system (which
significantly increases installation cost) or for routine disposable
battery replacement (an ongoing maintenance expense harmful to the
TOTO has enhanced its EcoPower flush valves with
technological innovations that dramatically improve their hydropower
technology's effectiveness. The redesigned EcoPower flush valve is
easier to install and its platform eliminates the need for daily use
to power the flush valves' operation.
Since its introduction, the
EPA's WaterSense program has helped Americans save more than 1.1
trillion gallons of water and over $21.7
billion in water and energy bills. To identify
high-efficiency products for your next project, please visit
WaterSense's product search page.
Noritz Unveils New Prefabricated Commercial Tankless Water
Heater System to Ease Multi-Unit Installations.
new Commercial Water Heater System from Noritz America is
designed to speed and simplify the installation of multiple
tankless water heaters for plumbing and mechanical
contractors. Noritz combines commercial-grade tankless units
with system controllers, manifolds and other necessary
components and accessories into fully assembled metal rack
systems for shipment anywhere in North America.
The prefabricated system significantly reduces the burden on
the installer, who needs only to connect the water and gas
lines, build the vent runs and set up the pre-wired system
different rack models are available, all specifically
designed for the commercial Energy Star®-certified
NCC199(GQ-C3257WZ US) Condensing Tankless Water Heater
Series. With a thermal efficiency of 94% DV (95% OD), this
model offers inputs from 16,000 Btu/hour to 199,900 Btu/h
and a maximum flow rate up to 11.1 gallons per minute.
For additional information and resources, please visit
Taco's SmartPlug™ Improves Performance of Standard Hot Water
new SmartPlug™ will optimize hot water system efficiency and
reduce electrical consumption up to 94% while saving 12,000
gallons of water per year.
The device adds intelligence to standard on/off hot water
recirculation (HWR) pumps. Rather than plugging the standard
HWR into the wall, plug it into the SmartPlug for improved,
In the "Smart" mode, the SmartPlug monitors and records
weekly household hot water use patterns and adjusts HWR
cycles accordingly. That way, hot water is provided quickly
at all fixtures, only when needed.
The device offers an optional "Pulse" mode.
In this setting, the circulator will cycle on and off to
maintain hot water at all fixtures. No more waiting, no more
wasting energy and water.
Users get even greater efficiency with the SmartPlug system.
After 36 hours of inactivity, the device automatically turns
off the pump until a need for hot water is detected; in this
mode, it also cycles on once every seven days for 10 seconds
to prevent corrosion or scale buildup. SmartPlug can
be used with any Taco domestic water 00® circulator with a
110 Volt line cord. No programming is required.
https://www.taco-hvac.com for more information.
Uponor Launches New ProPEX® Brass Ball Valves for Radiant
and Hydronic Piping Applications.
Uponor North America (Uponor) is now offering a new, more
cost-effective ball valve option for radiant heating/cooling
and hydronic piping applications. These code-listed,
commercial-grade, PEX-to-PEX, full-port ball valves are
available in ½" to 2" sizes and are appropriate for
non-potable PEX piping applications.
The valves are available on-demand in CAD and BIM design
to make designing and specifying fast and easy.
Additionally, they are listed to ANSI/NSF 14 and cNSFus-rfh
and tested to ASTM F877, ASTM F1960, CSA B137.5 and NSF 359,
allowing professionals the flexibility to add a reliable,
code-listed valve anywhere in a commercial radiant
heating/cooling or hydronic piping system.
New Graphical Controller Helps Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ
Meet Fluctuating Demand.
The Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ® is a fully-integrated and
compact pressure-boosting system that offers multiple
configurations – with up to six pumps in parallel – to
accommodate water supply systems, as well as industrial and
The new CU 352 intuitive graphical interface controller
makes the system user-friendly, while ensuring efficient
operation. Using actual pump-curve data, the intelligent CU
352 controller helps to optimize energy consumption by
controlling/staging the number of pumps in operation, as
well as the speed of the individual pumps, in order to
continually adjust the performance of the system to
variations in demand.
A large, 3 ½ inch by 4 5/8 inch, intuitive color screen
ensures easy operation, just as the start-up wizard greatly
facilitates commissioning. Rounding out the smart system,
the controller communicates via the most common field-bus
protocols and features a built-in Ethernet connection,
enabling remote access via a web browser. For
technical details, see the
Bradley Corporation Announces New Terreon® Colors for
Advocate® Lavatory Systems.
Colors Offer Design Flexibility for “All-In-One” Sink.
“The expanded offering will allow customers more flexibility
to enjoy the convenience and functionality benefits of the
Advocate while more easily matching the color scheme of the
building in which it’s being installed.” “After a national
market test, we have selected a spectrum of high-demand
colors that appeal to the architectural and design community
with an array of neutral colors including whites, grays and
beiges,” said Kris Alderson, senior marketing manager at
Bradley Corporation. “The expanded offering will allow
customers more flexibility to enjoy the convenience and
functionality benefits of the Advocate while more easily
matching the color scheme of the building in which it’s
The Advocate, the first U.S.-made, completely touchless
hand-washing experience, offers a more sustainable, clean
and efficient lavatory environment. Its hygienic, hands-free
infrared 0.38 gallon per minute (gpm) faucet reduces water
usage by 24 percent, and the infrared, high-speed,
dual-sided hand dryer rids moisture on hands in less than 15
seconds. The solution also features a top-fill soap
dispenser that holds twice the capacity of a standard
dispenser with intelligent electronics controlling a
low-level indictor for unique over-fill protection. The
Advocate is ADA compliant for use in all commercial and
The Terreon and Terreon®RE recycled solid surface materials
are GREENGUARD certified as low-emitting materials. These
new colors are available in a variety of Bradley lavatory
systems; the full spectrum of Terreon colors can be viewed
Uponor Launches New Stainless-steel Manifold for Radiant
Heating and Cooling Applications.
Uponor North America (Uponor)
is launching a new Stainless-steel Manifold targeted for
residential and commercial radiant heating and cooling
Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the manifold is
available in 1" and 1¼" sizes in 2 through 8, 10 and 12 loop
configurations. It features integrated flow meters for easy
system balancing, full-port ball valves with temperature
gauges, and balancing and isolation valves for complete loop
"Pre-assembled right out of the box, the
manifold provides contractors with faster installs and also
offers greater material cost savings. “Adding the
Stainless-steel Manifold to our radiant manifold offering
allows us to provide our customers with a cost-effective,
pre-assembled metal alternative,” says Mark Hudoba,
director, Heating and Cooling at Uponor. “Now professionals
can choose from our comprehensive offering of
stainless-steel, engineered polymer (EP) or TruFLOW™ brass
manifolds to meet any radiant application need.”
Uniweld Now Offers Customized Branding for Spiral Tip
Cleaners: Tip Savers™ on Qualifying Purchases.
popular Spiral Tip Cleaners, Tip Savers™, are well known for
their exclusive Lock-in-Knot on small cleaning wires and for
the tapered pilot ends that will not damage tip orifices.
Uniweld’s Spiral Tip Cleaners,
Tip Savers™, are known for the exclusive Lock-in-Knot on
small cleaning wires and for the tapered pilot ends that
will not damage tip orifices. The roll formed spiral
stainless steel wires are rustproof and strong and the long
roll formed spiral cleans a larger number of tip styles. A
hard steel file is included in each durable aluminum case,
which has drill size cleaning data stamped on the back.
Additionally, Uniweld Tip Savers are
available as part of a Flint Lighter Kit on a display board
as well. Uniweld’s popular Spiral Tip Cleaners, Tip Savers™,
are available in TCJ Jumbo Set, TCL Xtra Long Set, TCM
Master Set, TCS Standard Set, and a TCP Propane Set.
Part # TCJ - Jumbo Set
Part # TCL - Xtra Long Set
Part # TCS - Standard Set
Part # TCP - Propane Set
Part # TCM - Master Set
Contact Uniweld for more information on this and other great
RectorSeal® Blue+™ is a Blue Non-Setting Thread Sealant
Approved for Multiple Plumbing/HVAC Pipe Applications.
non-setting, multi-purpose, lead-free, blue-colored pipe
thread sealant with PTFE designed for all metal,
polyethylene, fiberglass reinforced, PVC, CPVC & ABS pipe.
Blue+ features a smooth,
easily-brushed texture with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
resin-enrichment and synthetic fibers providing maximum
sealing and lubrication performance. Unlike other blue
thread sealants, the patented Blue+ formula doesn't separate
during storage due to a unique technology that homogenously
suspends the compound's particles. Blue+ was developed by
RectorSeal’s in-house laboratory chemists and monitored
under strict quality control standards to ensure chemical
compatibility with Lubrizol Corp’s FlowGuard Gold®,
BlazeMaster® and Corzan® pipe and fittings.
The addition of Blue+
strengthens the 77-year-old RectorSeal's reputation as the
largest manufacturer of thread sealants and fluxes for every
conceivable piping application.
Sioux Chief Announces Launch of Strut Clamps for Plumbing
strut clamps are used to support IPS pipe and copper tubing
strut clamps are used for nominal CTS tube. Sioux Chief’s
strut clamps comply with MSS SP 58 – Type 59 Trapeze
Strut clamps have been added
to Sioux Chief’s catalog as part of the continuing effort to
expand offerings of residential and commercial hangers and
pipe supports. More information, including spec sheets can
be found on the
Sioux Chief website.
Sioux Chief strut clamps are a domestic product and priced
Xylem Debuts New Energy-efficient Pumps for HVAC and
company has redesigned the complete line of its
best-in-class Bell & Gossett brand Series 1510 pump – now
called the e-1510 – to provide the highest overall
efficiency in the end-suction market for HVAC and plumbing
applications. With the highest pump performance compared to
other similar pumps, the Series e-1510 reduces electricity
consumption, improves overall system performance and lowers
The e-1510’s new and extensive efficiency
profile enables users to maintain significantly higher
levels of efficiency over a much wider range of operating
conditions. Its dramatic improvement in efficiency is the
result of cutting edge computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
design technology, deep hydraulic engineering expertise, and
Xylem’s comprehensive knowledge of HVAC and plumbing
Designed to meet both heating and cooling
requirements in a single device with a user-friendly
interface, the circulators are ideal for use in commercial
heating and cooling systems, domestic hot water
applications, solar-thermal systems and ground source heat
pumps. For more information about Xylem’s ecocirc XL, visit
Tool Introduces First Tape Measure Designed To Grip Round
Savage® GripLine™ tape measure features a patent-pending,
rotating, magnetic tip that easily hooks and holds wood,
plastic, metal and small pipes.
Swanson® Tool today unveiled a
new tape measure under its premium Savage® brand, that
features a patent pending rotating tip that is specifically
designed to hold rounded edges up to 2-inches in diameter,
such as metal conduit, rebar, threaded rod, PVC and black
iron pipe. With the ability to catch, hold and measure
multiple types of materials, the new GripLine™ tape is ideal
for plumbing, electrical, builder and carpenters and framing
“Combined with an 8½-foot standout and
pivoting magnetized tip design, the GripLine tape saves time
spent securing conventional measures by allowing the user to
grip multiple types of surfaces – such as metal conduit,
rebar, threaded rod, PVC pipe – from a significant
For more information, call 815-469-9453 or
Transforms Any Bathroom Exhaust Fan into a Smart Fan.
Automatic Fan Switch Reduces Energy Usage While Protecting
Against Mold and Moisture.
DewStop is a new, innovative
fan switch that monitors humidity and dew point levels in a
room and automatically switches the exhaust fan on or off to
adjust for condensation in order to help minimize damage to
walls and household goods, as well as lessen or stop the
growth of mold. Without proper ventilation, condensation
produced from taking a shower can ultimately lead to mold
growth. It is common practice for many of us to leave the
exhaust fan running while taking a shower or even for long
periods of time afterwards but in the long run, doing so
will generate higher energy usage and higher electricity
bills. DewStop solves both of these problems by
automatically regulating the fan for decreased humidity and
DewStop’s patent pending Condensation Sentry™
is triggered when steam in the room becomes too heavy for
the air to support and the moisture then accumulates on
surfaces such as walls, mirrors and fixtures (this is the
dew point). It will then automatically turn the fan on and
keep it on for 30 minutes or until the condensation is no
longer a problem and the room is dry. For more information
Enhanced SANISWIFT Gray Water Pump Makes Adding a Wet Bar,
Laundry Sink, Shower Easier Than Ever.
Offering powerful, efficient
pumping action in a compact and contemporary design, the
recently modified Saniswift is small enough to fit easily
inside a cabinet, but stylish enough to be left in full
view. High-performance pump delivers trouble-free operation
where no below-floor drainage exists.
SANISWIFT GRAY WATER PUMP – KEY
•Dimensions (inches): 8¾ inches high x 9 inches wide x 10¼
•Motor type: Induction, 3,600 RPM
•Power supply: 110-115 volts – 60 hertz
•Discharge flow rate: 18 gallons per minute @ 14 feet; 24
gpm @ 3 feet
•Discharge pipe size: 1 inch
•Factory-installed check valve
•Maximum temperature: 140°F/60°C
•Certification: UL/CSA for the United States and Canada,
For more information, contact Saniflo at 1-800-571-8191. Or
visit the Saniflo website at
McElroy Introduces Spider™ 125 Socket Fusion Tool.
McElroy has created the
innovative Spider™ 125, a tool for quick and accurate socket
fusion field installations of 63mm to 125mm
polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe and fittings. The Spider
allows a single mechanical or plumbing technician to
properly align, heat, fuse and cool the pipe and fitting.
Weighing in at just 13 pounds,
the Spider excels when socket fusion requires a compact tool
for overhead, vertical and/or tight installations. The
Spider can be ordered separately or as part of a kit that
features a custom-designed toolbox, and stand. For more
Uponor Introduces PEX-a Pipe Support and EP Multi-port Tees
for Commercial Plumbing.
To continue its momentum in
the commercial plumbing market, Uponor is introducing PEX-a
Pipe Support and two additional Engineered Polymer (EP)
Multi-port Tees to its offering. PEX-a Pipe Support is a
steel channel that provides continuous support of
crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubing in suspended piping
applications, enabling hanger spacing equal to that of
copper. The support is available in 9-foot lengths for 1",
1¼", 1½" and 2" PEX-a pipe sizes and can be used in
commercial plumbing as well as hydronic distribution
new EP Multi-port Tees help to enhance Uponor’s already
extensive line of engineered polymer fittings. Both feature
a 1" ProPEX® inlet with ½" ProPEX branch outlets in 7- or
8-outlet configurations. They are an ideal parallel-piping
solution for multi-family and hospitality applications,
allowing header termination and water distribution to
lavatories with one fitting. Compared to individual tees,
the multi-ports offer up to 60% fewer connections and 78%
less combined length.
Uponor, Inc. is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety,
and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential
and commercial building markets in the United States. Uponor,
Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters
in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit
www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.
BrassCraft Mfg. Expands Its Push Connect Technology Line.
BrassCraft Manufacturing, a
leading manufacturer of premium quality plumbing supplies
for over 65 years, has once again pushed the boundaries of
innovation by adding two new water stops to its fast,
reliable and durable push connect technology family of
Complementing its original push connect water stop,
BrassCraft Manufacturing is expanding its push connect
technology line to include a newly designed more compact
push connect stop. Also available this August, push connect
x push connect, a versatile, convenient water stop featuring
push connect technology not only on the inlet side of the
stop but on the outlet side as well. This allows ease of
installation for the tubing on the inlet side and the water
connector on the outlet side.
All three watertight options are
designed, machined and assembled in the USA, available in both
straight and angle configurations, and in compliance with the new
federal no-lead legislation effective January 4, 2014. The advantage
of the push connect technology is that no tools are required for
installation and can be installed on three types of tubing. The
result is an “installation ready” water stop that’s compatible with
copper, PEX and CPVC, 100% leak tested and IAPMO and CSA certified.
An enhanced benefit of BrassCraft® technology is the pre-inserted
tube stiffener that self-aligns with the tubing.
Webstone Introduces the Purge & Fill Valve Assembly.
introducing another step saving innovation called the Purge &
Fill - a unique 7 in 1 valve assembly that allows the user to
simultaneously drain, flush and refill any hydronic system.
Eliminates 6 leak paths and saves nearly an hour of labor.
in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for
innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in
plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications.
These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that
simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some
of Webstone’s trademarked and patented items include; The
Isolator, Isolator EXP, Pro-Connect and Pro-Pal step saving
Saniflo Unveils ‘Quiet Range’ Saniplus Macerator With Higher Performance, Quieter Operation.
SANIPLUS – part of the new “Quiet Range” lineup of
macerating systems from SFA Saniflo offers faster cutting action
and a quieter performance that is nearly 10 decibels less than the
previous generation. The noise levels of older SANIPLUS units are
comparable to that of a conventional gravity-flush toilet, notes
Saniflo CEO Regis Saragosti. Nonetheless, the recent introduction
of the new, quieter SANIPLUS is in response to user requests to
lower the volume a bit.
its predecessor, the new and quieter SANIPLUS uses above-floor
plumbing technology to handle waste not only from a
rear-discharge-type toilet, but also from a sink and a tub/shower.
This permits the creation of a complete bathroom atop any finished
floor where there is no under-floor drainage. Walls and floors
remain intact, and installation is accomplished quickly and
economically with minimal disturbance to room layout. A complete
bathroom can be operational in as little time as a half-day. For
more information, contact Saniflo at 1-800-571-8191. Or visit www.saniflo.com.