Plumber Product News: November 2019

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: November 2019

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact series of camera reels added the SeeSnake Compact C40 and M40, each powered by TruSense technology.

RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 and M40 camera reels
The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact series of camera reels added the SeeSnake Compact C40 and M40, each powered by TruSense technology. Both camera reels feature a .98-inch self-leveling camera head, 131 feet of push cable and are compatible with RIDGID CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitors. The quick-release docking system is ideal for the new CS6x Versa digital reporting monitor and the sturdy metal frame provides a solid base that makes it easy to push and retrieve the cable for fast, efficient use. The C40’s flexible push cable is designed for small or restricted branch lines with tight turns and shorter runs in main laterals, while the M40’s moderately stiff push cable better suits longer runs in main and branch lines. 800-769-7743; www.ridgid.com.  

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 locating system
The UtiliGuard 2 locating system from Subsite Electronics is a new multi-frequency utility locator based on the UtiliGuard system. It uses automatic integrated data capture to provide information that can be used to prove or track performance, compare with benchmarks and provide actionable outcomes to help increase quality, reduce cable strikes and increase productivity. Available in standard and advanced models, an integrated GPS improves accuracy and reporting. An all-new user interface features simplified graphics that are easier and quicker to interpret. It also offers a 5-watt or 12-watt transmitter that drives signals further down large, direct-buried utilities. The system also provides both the horizontal and vertical distance to the utility to make accurate locates of obstructed utilities. 800-846-2713; www.subsite.com.

MasterHaul PowerLoader system
The PowerLoader by MasterHaul allows any person or autonomous truck to load and unload cargo automatically. It can be used on pickups, cargo vans, service and contractor bodies. In addition, the significantly larger carrying capacity can lead to not needing a utility trailer to tow products that do not fit on a lift-gate, such as large power equipment, construction materials and pallets. The system can use different attachments called Application Decks to offer other options, including portable storage and contractor bins. 831-425-0800; www.masterhaul.com.

Neutra-Safe tube-style condensate neutralizers
Neutra-Safe expanded its line of tube0style condensate neutralizers to include seven models, serving high-efficiency, gas-fired appliances up to 2 million Btu/h input capacity. The tube-style condensate neutralizers feature a clear tube for fast visual inspection of neutralization media without disassembly. Integral unions and O-ring seals are used at each end for a leak-proof seal and ease of installation and service. The neutralization media eliminates clumps that can clog traditional neutralizers. The CN2-220V model specifically can be installed in either horizontal or vertical configurations. 781-616-3951; www.neutrasafe.com.

Keeney full soak bath drains
Keeney full soak bath drains are designed to offer a deeper, more luxurious bathing experience. The unique push-close overflow feature allows the water to rise to a greater depth than conventional bath drains, and fits most tubs up to 22 inches deep with a 1.5-inch PVC Schedule 40 tube install. It has a stylish flat footlok drain stopper, and is available in three finishes: polished chrome, brushed nickel and bronze. 800-243-0526; www.keeneymfg.com.

MTI Baths 6036 shower base
The 6036 shower base from MTI Baths features a cover that conceals an offset drain, which allows the base to replace an original narrower base or tub without the hassle of repositioning the drain plumbing. It’s designed to be a solution for both residential and commercial projects, saving time and effort while creating a sleek, contemporary finished look. It measures 60 inches by 36 inches and is crafted from durable Lucite cast acrylic. It is further enhanced by multiple layers of fiberglass, resin, titanium and wood to prevent flexing. Another option allows for factory-leveled bases supported by high-density foam. The base includes an integral tile flange on three sides, a stainless steel or white powder coated hidden drain cover and can be specified with a left- or right-side drain. 800-783-8827; www.mtibaths.com.

Navien NPN Series noncondensing tankless water heaters
The Navien NPN-U (universal) and NPN-E (exterior) premium noncondensing tankless water heaters are available in 160,000, 180,000 and 199,900 Btu/h models for either natural gas or liquid propane. The water heaters offer NaviTech technology with a stainless steel heat exchanger and advanced stainless steel burner with low NOx level. NPN-U series units offer indoor and outdoor operation within the same unit and include an integrated control panel within the cover. Both the NPN-U and NPN-E have recirculation control built into their circuit boards and are designed with a pin-to-pin matching configuration for easy retrofit installations. Additional features of the series include: Wi-Fi remote control capability with NaviLink, cascade capability with other NPN units, and a sleek, space-saving and lightweight design. 800-519-8794; www.navien.com.

AquaMotion hot-water recirculation kit for tankless heaters
The hot-water recirculation kit for tankless heaters from AquaMotion installs at the heater. The circulator includes a flow control to bypass 1 gpm to the cold inlet. When set for On Timer operation, the tankless heater will fire when the temperature setting is reached. The new stainless steel ODR Superflow bypass valve installs under the sink on the cold angle stop and provides sufficient flow to operate the tankless heater. The kit provides instant hot water comfort and can save up to 12,000 to 15,000 gallons of potable water annually. It is UL and NSF listed. 401-785-3000; www.aquamotion.com.

Webstone compact thermostatic mixing valves
Ultracompact thermostatic mixing valves from Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, include a pro-connect ProPush model and a chrome-plated bronze model for commercial applications. Ideal for discrete undersink installations, the valves have a space-saving 2 1/2-inch by 3 1/4-inch body. The ProPush model has 1/4-inch ends for fully removable connections to copper, CPVC or PEX. The bronze model features 3/8-inch OD compression ends. Both models feature dezincification resistant lead-free construction, temperature-locking handle, optional temperature gauge and/or cold water bypass fittings. 800-255-9529; www.webstonevalves.com.

Taco 4900 Series magnetic dirt separators
Taco Comfort Solutions’ 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator provides dual-action dirt separation for closed loop hydronic heating systems. The separator utilizes a powerful, 13,000 gauss magnet in addition to PALL ring technology to separate microscopic particles, including dirt and magnetite, from hydronic fluid with minimal pressure loss. The unit is easily cleaned by opening a valve at the bottom of the vessel. Available sizes range from 3/4- to 2-inch NPT and from 3/4- to 1-1/2-inch sweat. The unit’s maximum operating temperature is 250 degrees F and maximum pressure is 145 psi. 401-942-8000; www.tacocomfort.com.

Bradley WashBar undermount basins
The WashBar with undermount basins from Bradley Corp. pair Bradley’s original clean plus rinse plus dry technology with a selection of cast-formed undermount basins made of either Evero natural quartz or Terreon solid surface. These durable basin materials allow for the creation of customized restroom decks in varying lengths, L-shapes, cut-outs or different countertop materials. The complete system includes the WashBar, a cast-formed basin designed specifically for use with the WashBar, a 1-gallon foam or liquid soap container, and an optional access panel. 800-272-3539; www.bradleycorp.com.

General Pipe Cleaners Snake-Oil Plus
Snake-Oil Plus from General Pipe Cleaners offers enhanced protection of drain cleaning cables and machines and can extend the life of other equipment. It features the same rust-inhibiting properties and lemon scent of original Snake-Oil. The nontoxic, eco-friendly, biodegradable formula also creates virtually nonstick surfaces, keeping mud and debris from sticking to cables, drums, and machines, extending equipment life. Its rust inhibitor cuts through moisture, replacing it with a rust-resistant coating, and its deodorizer keeps drain cleaning tools smelling fresh and clean. Snake-Oil Plus is available in either quart or gallon sizes. 800-245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.



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