Product Focus - December 2021

Product Focus - December 2021

Aquaguard WAGS Valve

WAGS Valves from Aquaguard can stop a leaking water heater tank from continuously refilling and dripping, or until the tank fails catastrophically. The shut-off valve halts the incoming water supply, and on gas-fired units, shuts off the gas supply to ensure the home’s safety from water heater failure. They are mechanically operated; meaning no maintenance, no electricity, or no battery checks are required. They sit in a drip pan under the water heater and are activated when leaking water accumulates to a predetermined level in the pan. Once activated the industrial-duty, one-shot safety valve shuts off the water and gas supply if so equipped. A red tab pops out to indicate valve activation. 844-438-9247; www.wagsvalve.com


Ashland Pump SW Series

The SW40, SW50 and SW75 Series from Ashland Pump are equipped with cast iron vortex impellers. The nonclogging vortex design on the fractional horsepower pumps allows better passing of materials that may get flushed (wipes, rags, etc.), while maintaining the same performance. The vortex impellers are well suited for today’s waste stream, as they are low profile and resistant to clogging. The pumps have been updated to 3,450 rpm to achieve the same performance as the previous two-vane design model. 855-281-6830; www.ashlandpump.com


Bradford White Connect

Bradford White Connect is an adapter and mobile app platform that allows for the ability to monitor, adjust, and receive alerts for the Aerotherm Heat Pump water heater series. The capabilities are available after installing the adapter to the water heater and then downloading its mobile app through Google Play or Apple’s App store. Users will then be able to control temperature settings, monitor energy usage, and find opportunities for savings, right through the convenience of the app. For installing contractors, it provides easy installation, flexible configurations, and the ability to monitor in-service water heaters through automated alerts. For utility demand response programs, the adapter conforms to grid connectivity requirements with its CTA-2045 port. 800-523-2931; www.bradfordwhite.com


Cam Spray MCB3040

The MCB3040 skid-mount, hot-water pressure washer from Cam Spray is designed to move easily from truck to van to trailer. It offers 4 gpm at 3,000 psi from a Honda GX390 industrial gas engine and triplex plunger pump with ceramic plungers and stainless steel valves. It is equipped with low-pressure chemical injection and is protected by an unloader valve and secondary pressure pop off. The burner system includes a rust-free fuel tank, Schedule 80 coil with stainless steel wrap, is controlled by an adjustable thermostat and temperature limit switch for a maximum temperature of 195 degrees F. The frame is industrial coated 2-inch tubing and comes equipped with a wand/hose rack. A heavy-duty trigger gun with a dual wand with side handle valve allows for the user to switch from high pressure cleaning to detergent application and is equipped with quick change 0-, 15-, 25- and 40-degree nozzles. 800-648-5011; www.camspray.com


CORRO-PROTEC Powered Anode Rod

CORRO-PROTEC Powered Anode Rods stop corrosion, rotten egg smell and limescale buildup inside hot water tanks. They are a long-term solution that don’t require any maintenance. The power supply, plugged on top of the titanium anode rod, provides an electrical current that completely stops corrosion. With that unlimited source of protection, it can double the life of the tank and prevent unwanted reactions like the sulfur smell in hot water and limescale buildup inside the water heater. All anodes are designed to last over 20 years and are easy to install since they are only 12 inches long. 877-466-6660; www.corroprotec.com


Crane Pumps & Systems  Barnes RAZOR

The Barnes RAZOR grinder pump from Crane Pumps & Systems is a suitable 2 hp pump for light commercial and residential solids-handling applications. It is designed with axial cutting technology to efficiently reduce solids like flushable wipes, diapers and other non-biodegradable items commonly found in the modern waste stream. Maintenance is easy and convenient with only a single tool needed for disassembly. The plug-and-play cord also provides easy servicing without requiring removal of epoxy in the conduit. Unlike non-clog pumps with large discharge sizes, its 1.25-inch discharge is suitable for preconfigured packaged systems and turnkey solutions. It is available in the Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer System, allowing superior waste grinding in even the toughest of terrains. It provides a practical and environmentally safe alternative to traditional gravity systems. The numerous configuration options available offer highly customizable solutions. 937-778-8947; www.cranepumps.com


Electric Eel Eel-Jet  EJ1500 Water Jetter

Unlike harsh chemical drain cleaners, water jetting is just high-pressure water. Chemical cleaners can be toxic and can damage pipes. Using an Eel-Jet EJ1500 Water Jetter from Electric Eel to remove clogs eliminates harsh chemicals from entering the water system. Blast through debris, grease, sand, soap and sludge. It cleans 1 1/2- to 4-inch drainlines and offers 1,500 psi at 1.7 gpm; 1.5 hp, a 15 amp motor; a duplex pump with pulsation; a reel capacity of 150 feet of 1/4-inch hose; a pump/motor assembly that removes in seconds for added portability; a thermal relief valve and inlet shutoff valve; a removable handle/reel on the cart assembly; and sturdy 10-inch pneumatic tires. An optional spray wand is available. 800-833-1212; www.electriceel.com


ENPRESS PIONEER system

The PIONEER System from ENPRESS was developed as an environmentally conscious green product, wasting no water during backwash or regeneration of chemicals. It also successfully removes lead, cyst and poisonous chemicals PFOA/PFOS, and is installed where the waterline enters the customer’s home, business or restaurant. It is easy to install and can deliver peace of mind to customers. 440-510-0108; www.enpress.com


Envirosight Verisight Pro+

Envirosight’s Verisight Pro+ push camera can help municipalities and plumbing contractors complete critical drain pipe and lateral inspections quickly and accurately. The stainless self-leveling camera captures up to 90 hours of color footage from pipes 2 inches in diameter and larger, regardless of material. With supplied centering devices, it snakes through multiple bends for maximum range. An integral tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with most any locator. The rugged welded-steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The system runs for 6 hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or off mains or vehicle power. Its controller displays real-time footage on an 8-inch LCD and can operate all camera functions, generate custom text overlays with a full QWERTY keyboard, and easily off-load inspection footage by SD card or USB drive. 866-838-3763; www.envirosight.com


Enz USA 37 mm Bulldog

The Enz USA 37 mm Bulldog has been redesigned for low-flow jetter units. Operating as low as 5.5 gpm, this nozzle can aggressively remove tree roots, grease and hard deposits. It’s suitable for accessing mainline blockages from a 2-inch toilet roof vent and wall clean-out. The small size allows it to easily maneuver pipe bends. An integrated oil-free braking system results in a low wear and tear operation, resulting in low upkeep. This nozzle can be used with both recycled and freshwater. Flow rates start at a range from 5.5 gpm, depending on the output of the jetter unit. This nozzle is available in 3/8- and 1/2-inch connecting threads. The cleaning pipe diameter range starts from 1.5- to 6-inch pipe. 877-369-8721; www.enz.com


Flomatic Valves  ENVIRO CHECK

Unleaded ENVIRO CHECK valves from Flomatic Valves comply with NSF/ANSI 372 lead-free requirements, U.S. EPA guidelines, and California Proposition 65. Built for reliability, 80E/100E valves are cast from an unleaded alloy, feature threaded female connections, a high-strength guide, and a NITRILE (Buna-N) seal with a stainless steel spring. Each valve is manufactured to prevent process flow from reversing and is crafted for water, oil, and gasoline applications. 800-833-2040; www.flomatic.com


Genemis Laboratories Exact Blue

Genemis Laboratories of America’s Exact Blue is a smartphone-based system that uses nanotechnology to detect bacteria, E. coli and Legionella. It uses specially created gold nanoparticles with a shape and charge designed to efficiently attach to the cell membrane of bacteria and other microorganisms. Originally designed for monitoring microbial levels and biofilm information for drinking water applications, it has extended into other applications where freshwater is utilized, including well water, cooling towers, water towers, homes, hotels, spas, agriculture, swimming pools, hot-water tanks and piping. Stop Legionnaires’ by testing first. It can save yourself and employees plus those living in areas you work. You can test in minutes not days, plus data store the time, date and place of testing. 973-557-5451; www.americatestyourwater.com


General Pipe Cleaners  Kinetic Water Ram

General Pipe Cleaners’ Kinetic Water Ram quickly and cleanly clears clogged drains with green power. Just pump it up, insert in the drain and snap the trigger. The environmentally safe tool uses compressed air to generate a shock wave that pulverizes the stoppage instantly. The shock wave bypasses vents and goes around bends to reach the stoppage with only 2% loss of power. The built-in pump and pressure gauge let the operator select the right amount of force for each job. The lightweight, compact tools is cleaner than snakes, safer than chemicals and uses no electrical power or CO2 gas. The tool has a sleek plated body and comes in a sturdy carrying case with molded compartments for the Ram and accessories needed to handle 1 1/4- to 4-inch lines. 800-245-6200; www.drainbrain.com


Infiltrator Water Technologies IM-Series

Injection-molded IM-Series tanks for septic and pump applications from Infiltrator Water Technologies offer strength and enable shallow, multiple, and serial tank installation options. The lightweight, durable and watertight tanks are available in multiple sizes including the IM-540, the IM-1060, and the large capacity IM-1530 septic tank. The tanks are suitable for use as pump, septic or rainwater tanks. The integral heavy-duty lids featured on all tank sizes interconnect with Infiltrator’s watertight click and lock EZsnap Riser. The tanks also include structurally reinforced access ports, reinforced structural ribbing, and fiberglass support posts to provide additional strength. The two-piece tank design nests for efficient shipping and inboard lifting lugs make delivery and handling easy. They frequently house advanced wastewater treatment systems such as the ECOPOD Fixed Film Bioreactor System or the ECOFILTER Pump Vault tank filtration system. 800-221-4436; www.infiltratorwater.com


Liberty Pumps Model 406

The Model 406 drain pump by Liberty Pumps is the smallest unit now offered in its drain pump offering.  The unit, designed to pump gray wastewater from sinks or showers, is compact enough to allow it to fit easily inside a cabinet or vanity. Other features include a contemporary appliance-style design, multiple inlet locations and extremely quiet operation. The discharge can be used with 1-, 1 1/4- or 1 1/2-inch pipe. Integral check valves are also designed into the unit. 800-543-2550; www.libertypumps.com


Little Giant WRS Drainosaur

The Little Giant WRS Drainosaur water removal pump system provides an easy, cost effective and environmentally friendly solution for a sink in a basement, laundry room, garage or other area that isn’t hooked up to a home’s septic or sewer system. Simply hook it up the to the drain, link it to an existing vent stack, and the unit’s integrated pump lifts wastewater up and out of a home when gravity drainage isn’t available. There’s no need to dig through concrete, and the unit is compact enough to tuck under a sink. It comes pre-assembled and ready-to-install. 844-250-4982; www.littlegiant.com


MaxLiner MaxLight

MaxLiner’s LED-based UV curing system, MaxLight, optimizes CIPP operations by increasing work efficiency and eliminating the need for water. Curing does not begin until resin is exposed to the finely calibrated UV light, allowing pre-impregnated liner assembly at the shop or on site, eliminating pot life concerns and allowing for several installations in a single day. The systems are formulated to cure with UV light and offer superior mechanical properties and chemical resistance. These resins are designed with excellent wet-out capability, ultra-low odor and are styrene-free. Systems are single-component resins designed to meet all specifications for a fully structural CIPP liner conforming to all applicable ASTM standards. 877-426-5948; www.maxlinerusa.com


Milwaukee Tool M18 Pipeline Inspection System

The M18 Pipeline Inspection System from Milwaukee Tool is built around the M18 500 GB Control Hub. The hub powers both the 120- and 200-foot pipeline inspection reels and can easily be swapped between them. Both reels feature a 1080p HD self-leveling camera head and a push cable built to withstand the harsh conditions when navigating through cast iron, clay and PVC pipes. Technicians can digitally zoom and pan up to 4X, making it easier to focus on the point of interest. View, record, edit and share videos from the wireless monitor or the Milwaukee Pipeline Inspection app on a mobile device. The integrated ONE-KEY technology provides the ability to track the tool’s location, manage it in inventory, and lock out the tool if it is ever lost or stolen. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com


Niagara Sabre

Sabre toilets are an expansion of Niagara’s Stealth Technology into 1.1 and 1.28 gpf rate toilets. This vacuum-assist technology makes less water work more efficiently to maximize performance. The line comes in round and elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights, 10- and 12-inch rough-ins, and are WaterSense certified. This high-performance line flushes 1,000 g of miso. 888-733-0197; www.pro.niagaracorp.com


Norweco Singulair Green R3

The Singulair Green R3 water reuse system from Norweco reduces water consumption, reuses treated effluent and recycles water to conserve and recharge water resources. It provides a solution to chronic water shortages and reduces energy costs associated with water and wastewater treatment. The system quietly, efficiently and automatically treats all incoming wastewater to the highest level for restricted indoor and unrestricted outdoor use. The system exceeds the effluent requirements of NSF/ANSI Standards 40, 245 and 350. It qualifies for Green Building credits under both the LEED rating system and the NAHB ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. By using the system and following local building code, a homeowner can expect to dramatically reduce water usage. 800-667-9326; www.norweco.com


PRIER Products P-360 Sanitary Bury Hydrant

The P-360 Sanitary Bury Hydrant uses a piston-style water displacement system in the reservoir instead of a venturi. It doesn’t require special maintenance or winterization. It will not drain into the surrounding soil, which means contaminated water will not seep into the hydrant. It also does not need a drainline. It can be buried at depths from 1 to 7 feet and offers flows at 10 gpm at 25 psi differential. It has met stringent safety and performance requirements for ASSE 1057 approval, and is NSF 372 lead free. It is freezeless, with no winterizing required, and is fully serviceable above ground. It has a heavy-duty ductile cast iron head, lockable lever handle, and a bucket catch on the spout. 800-362-9055; www.prier.com


QuickDrain USA SquareDrain

The SquareDrain from QuickDrain USA is a pre-sloped and tile-ready shower point pan system made of site-sizable PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). With every point pan system installed, 600 plastic bottles are saved from landfills. An advantage for architects and specifiers is that these recycled components may make an installation eligible for LEED certification points. PET is a thermoplastic by nature and hence can be processed repeatedly. The plastic is REACH compliant, ROHS compliant, recyclable, and contains no CFCs, fibers, heavy metals, carcinogens and mutagens. Moreover, PET is an effective insulation material and offers good protection against moisture and condensation. It does not rot or mold. This foam is strong yet lightweight, non-reactive, economical, and shatterproof. 866-998-6685; www.quickdrainusa.com


REAL-TITE PLUGS 

REAL-TITE PLUGS are designed to be green by being reusable. Using the same plug over and over reduces using natural resources, energy and materials. The company uses recycled and biodegradable materials in packing shipments along with high-volume packing methods reducing environmental impact. The plugs use three different methods to stop leaks — behind and over damaged threads, and a shoulder seal, ensuring constant, stable flow control, saving water. 800-877-0610; www.real-titeplugs.com


RIDGID PowerClear

The compact and versatile RIDGID PowerClear drain cleaning machine eliminates tub, shower and sink blockages from 3/4- to 1 1/2-inch lines without the mess. It offers Autofeed technology to keep users’ hands clean and free from touching the cable while advancing and retrieving it in the line. A guide hose also helps to keep the work area clean, making it suitable for residential or commercial use. Weighing only 12 pounds, the lightweight design makes it easy to handle while still being powerful enough to clear the toughest blockages. Its 120-volt motor feeds cable at a rate of 18 fpm to a maximum of 25 feet, and its clear cover allows users to view how much cable is remaining. The heavy-duty inner core cable is also purpose-built for long life, increased strength and kink resistance. 800-474-3443; www.ridgid.com


Saniflo Sanibest Pro

The Sanibest Pro from Saniflo is a 1 hp pump system used to install a complete bathroom up to 25 feet below the sewer line, or up to 150 feet away from a soil stack. The heavy-duty grinder is ideal for uncontrolled residential and commercial applications, such as rental units, offices and warehouses that involve a larger number and variety of users over time than a single-family home. The macerating toilet system uses a smaller amount of water than conventional toilets: 1.28 gpf vs. 1.6 gpf, but with no sacrifice in flushing power. It is eligible for LEED certification and recognized as water-saving by the EPA’s WaterSense program. 800-571-8191; www.saniflo.com


SJE Rhombus Tank Alert Solar

The Tank Alert Solar alarm from SJE Rhombus warns of potentially threatening liquid levels in water and wastewater applications by utilizing a solar panel with battery backup. It’s a suitable solution for seasonal homes, cabins in remote locations or retrofitting existing systems. The alarm is powered by a rechargeable battery via 12 VDC, 10-watt solar panel. Lithium-ion batteries provide backup power. The unit must be installed in a location with adequate sunlight. When an alarm condition occurs, the beacon will illuminate and the horn will activate. The horn can be silenced with the test/silence push button. Once the condition is cleared, the alarm will automatically reset. In full alarm, the unit will run for approximately 24 hours. Idle unit without any solar charging will run for approximately five days. 888-342-5753; www.sjerhombus.com


Uponor North America Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus

The Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus pipe system from Uponor North America is a pre-insulated PEX pipe system for underground potable-plumbing applications that provides energy-efficient freeze protection in cold climates. It features a 1 1/4-inch AquaPEX service pipe with a heat-trace cable. The pipe and cable are surrounded by multilayer PEX-foam insulation and covered by a corrugated, waterproof HDPE jacket. The pipe is approved for underground potable-water applications, is available with a full line of accessories and uses ASTM F1960 expansion fittings for durable, reliable connections. It is offered in 300-foot coil lengths, with custom-cut lengths available. 800-321-4739; www.uponor-usa.com


Viega ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve

Viega’s ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve ensures balanced domestic water recirculation by changing with varying conditions. It keeps water temperatures more uniform by adjusting flow with changes in temperature. The results are faster hot water delivery, minimized waste energy and water and less stagnation and chance of contamination. Temperature can be set once and be maintained automatically. Settings can be changed easily, if needed. It can be installed on risers or branches. Remote monitoring is possible with a temperature sensor. An optional thermometer provides visual indication of valve setting. Threaded ends allow use with ProPress or PureFlow fittings systems. It includes a bypass for thermal disinfection. 800-976-9819; www.viega.us


WINT water intelligence solutions

Water intelligence solutions from WINT let enterprises manage their water effectively so they can reduce consumption, eliminate waste, prevent water leak damage and reduce their environmental footprint. The systems utilize the power of artificial intelligence, signal processing, auto-shut-off valves and advanced IoT technologies to monitor water flows to detect anomalies, leaks and waste and to deliver real time insight and alerts when issues are detected. Customers report a near-end to water leak damage and ongoing savings of 25% of water consumption. 833-333-9468; www.wint.ai  



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