Plumber Product News: August 2021

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: August 2021

The new NCX Series of explosion-proof submersible non-clog pumps from FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric, are certified for use in Class 1, Division 1 and Group C and D hazardous location requirements, making them ideal for municipal markets as well as any commercial or industrial application that requires an explosion-proof rating.

Franklin Electric NCX Series explosion-proof pumps
The new NCX Series of explosion-proof submersible non-clog pumps from FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric, are certified for use in Class 1, Division 1 and Group C and D hazardous location requirements, making them ideal for municipal markets as well as any commercial or industrial application that requires an explosion-proof rating. The pumps are available in single- and three-phase power options to accommodate flows up to 625 gpm. Each unit is designed for serviceability and reliability with features including a field-adjustable wear plate, factory-standard dual-silicon carbide mechanical seals, and chemical-resistant components. 866-271-2859; www.franklinengineered.com

Lochinvar reverse indirect water heater
Lochinvar’s reverse indirect water heater is currently available in a 125-gallon capacity for a variety of applications, both residential and commercial. Providing up to 30 gpm of continuous hot water delivery, the water heater is designed for multi-family, commercial and large residential water heating applications using a hydronic system. It also features a 316L stainless steel coil, a jacketed and insulated steel tank, and 2-inch HCFC foam insulation. The generous hot water supply allows for a dependable hot water source. It is available in ASME and non-ASME construction, providing flexibility to fit most jobs. 615-889-8900; www.lochinvar.com

BainUltra Libra 6632 bathtub
BainUltra celebrates balance and symmetry with its latest freestanding tub design, the Libra 6632. Measuring 66 by 32 by 23 inches, the Libra is generously sized to comfortably accommodate two bathers with identical sloping interior walls. Libra is offered in two configurations. The Thermomasseur features 42 adjustable air jets, a heated back rest and the signature Geysair system to deliver hot-air hydro-thermo massage. As a soaker tub, Libra includes an optional WarmTouchShell with heating zones contained in the bath’s inner shell. Both versions of Libra are offered with the Illuzio chromatherapy option of soothing colored lights for a sensory bath experience. 800-436-2187; www.bainultra.com

Noritz EZ Series tankless water heaters
The EZ Series of high-efficiency, condensing tankless water heaters from Noritz America cut installation time and cost when replacing larger, storage tank units. The Energy Star-rated EZ98-DV and EZ111-DV join the previously released EZTR40 to provide a wider range of tankless options, covering the majority of residential tank-replacement opportunities. Both models include top-mount water connections, maximum venting flexibility and the possibility of reusing the existing tank unit’s 1/2-inch gas line. 714-433-2905; www.noritz.com

Saniflo SANICOMPACT toilet
The SANICOMPACT toilet from Saniflo installs quickly and easily anywhere in the home, with no venting required. In addition to handling toilet waste, the toilet can also pump water away from a nearby sink. This fixture saves space through a sleek design that measures 14.5 inches wide and 21.5 inches deep and combines a macerating pump and a tankless toilet bowl into a single fixture. Operating with only 1 to 1.28 gpf, the self-contained toilet uses approximately 38% less water than a standard 1.6 gpf toilet. 800-571-8191; www.saniflo.com

Watts Big Bubba home filtration system
The Big Bubba S100 whole home filtration solution from Watts is a certified point-of-entry system, reducing 99.62% of lead and 98.26% of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water (at maximum of 4 gpm). It is also certified to reduce cysts, chlorine taste, and odors. A volumetric flow monitor alerts the user when filter cartridge changes are due, and a high-capacity 0.5-micron carbon block filter (84,480 gallons) is included. 978-688-1811; www.watts.com

Bosch Power Tools job site radio
Bosch Power Tools has two new versions of its job site radio: the GPB18V-5C, an 18V job site radio with Bluetooth 5.0 and power station; and the GPB18V-2C, an 18V compact job site radio with Bluetooth 5.0. The GPB18V-5C offers convenience and flexibility with four 120V AC power outlets to power lights, tools, electronics and more. Its rugged design provides a protective aluminum and rubber roll cage for the toughest job sites. The GPB18V-2C is the compact version of the radio. For environments where portability is key, the compact radio features handles and a hanging hook, and a dust- and moisture-resistant design. 800-301-8255; www.boschtools.com



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