Focus: New Construction – Fixtures and Tools

Focus: New Construction – Fixtures and Tools
The Serin Collection of sensor-operated faucets from American Standard.

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Fixtures are the finishing touch on any new plumbing installation and the only part of the system most users will ever touch. Quality fixtures look better, last longer and give people a good impression of your work. The following fixtures and tools will help you get the job done right and impress your customers.

American Standard Serin Collection
The Serin Collection of sensor-operated faucets from American Standard have a contemporary design, flexible power options and smart technology, making them ideal for high-end commercial applications. The faucet’s sensor is hidden in the spout tip, allowing for a sleek, modern look while reducing potential vandalism. Commercial sensor faucets offer a variety of power options, including a long-life battery pack, and the choice of a water-saving flow rate of 0.5 gpm with pressure compensating multi-laminar spray, or a 1.5 gpm flow rate with pressure compensating laminar flow. 800/442-1902;

The KWC ZOE faucet from KWC AMERICA is available in black, white and champagne finishes. It has curved lines at the spout and base, as well as an optional LED light ring incorporated into the pullout spray. The spray head is concealed in the body of the faucet and can be extended to a functional length of 19 1/2 inches. A simple diverter function switches from an aerated Neoperl jet to a needle spray. The easily removable faceplate allows the faucet aerator to be quickly cleaned in just a few steps. 678/334-2121;

Lenova Sinks Ledge Series
Ledge Series prep sinks from Lenova Sinks have a 90-degree ledge pressed into the front and back that convert them to a food prep center accessorized with optional stainless steel colander, wood cutting board, and roll-up stainless steel grid drainer. They include two 33- by 22-inch sinks – one single and one double bowl. The double-bowl sink has a low divider so large pans with long handles fit easily. Optional 38-inch single-bowl and 25- by 22-inch single-bowl sinks for smaller kitchens are available. They can be mounted as drop-in sinks or under-mounted, and are constructed from commercial-grade 16-gauge stainless steel. 877/733-1098;

The SANIACCESS 3 upflush macerating plumbing system from SFA Saniflo U.S.A. comes with two easy-to-open panels atop the unit, providing access to the internal components for servicing. Periodic maintenance can be accomplished quickly and easily without having to disconnect the unit from either the toilet or the rest of the plumbing system. This dual-access feature means the macerator requires less time on the job site, offering a lower overall cost for the homeowner and higher productivity for the contractor. 800/571-8191;
BrassCraft Zip-It
The Zip-It tool from BrassCraft is a fast and easy way to clear clogged and slow-running drains. This durable plastic tool is suitable for use in many residential drains, including most household sink, shower and tub drains. It is 20 inches long, with 18 inches of barbed length. A slow sink drain can be fixed in 10 minutes or less, including cleanup, with no other tools. There usually is no need to remove the stopper. There is no need for chemicals. Just open the drain stopper all the way, turn on the water, insert the tool, then remove it slowly. Use it once, and then throw it away. 877/272-7755;

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye Micro-Scope
The Gen-Eye Micro-Scope compact hand-held inspection tool from General Pipe Cleaners is designed to reach 1 1/2- to 3-inch drainlines and many toilet traps. A 39-inch probe rod is used to inspect hard-to-reach places like crawl spaces. The monitor attaches to the reel with an adjustable mount to provide the best viewing angle. The reel carries up to 100 feet of micro pushrod with a color camera. Three attachments improve viewing angle or retrieve objects. The monitor has a bright 3.5-inch LCD screen and SD card reader with one-touch record button. It includes a digital zoom, rotatable picture, voice-over recording, LED brightness control and a USB port. On-screen status indicators include date and time, SD card capacity and battery strength. The rechargeable battery powers the unit up to four hours. 800/245-6200;


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