Plumber Product News: March 5, 2018

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: March 5, 2018

The Press Booster from RIDGID is used with Viega MegaPress XL jaws and rings and allows for pressing of black steel pipe between 2 1/2 and 4 inches.

RIDGID Press Booster pipe press tool
The Press Booster from RIDGID is used with Viega MegaPress XL jaws and rings and allows for pressing of black steel pipe between 2 1/2 and 4 inches. The tool can press connections under 25 seconds, weighs less than 22 pounds, and comes with a built-in carrying handle and strap. The actuator rotates 180 degrees on the press rings for hard-to-reach angles. The primary kit includes the XL Booster, 2.5-, 3- and 4-inch rings, and a carrying case. 800-769-7743; 

Franklin Electric FPS PowerSewer System
The FPS PowerSewer System from Franklin Electric is a low-pressure system available in 60-, 72-, 84- and 96-inch basin sizes and pumps wastewater to a collection or treatment area, as an alternative to gravity sewer systems and septic tanks. The basin’s internal C-Channel assembly releases from the top of the unit, making accessibility and maintenance simpler. The float tree is spring loaded and easily removable, with a lift handle to simplify pump removal. The system features an isolated pump support that can accommodate heavier pumps for expanded applications. Inclusion of the FPS high-head grinder allows the system to produce a maximum shut off head of 200 feet, with a maximum flow of 35 gpm. 260-824-2900;

HammerHead Trenchless XPR pneumatic hammers
HammerHead Trenchless’ XPR Series of high-performance pneumatic hammers for pipe ramming and pipe bursting applications features a high-flow valve system that produces a more powerful impact. The XPR technology allows for the reverse function to be controlled above ground, simplifying tool removal from pushing collets and burst heads. The 26XPR is capable of installing casing 24 to 84 inches in diameter and is suitable for use in drainage culverts, pipeline work, and HDD assist methods such as wash over casing installations, pipe assist or pipe extraction, and guided pilot bore ramming. It is also effective in pneumatic pipe bursting applications of pipes ranging from 15 to 36 inches in diameter. 800-331-6653;

Water Cannon Inc. - MWBE pressure washers
Pressure washers from Water Cannon Inc. - MWBE feature a recirculation module that cools the water while the trigger gun is closed. The Triplex ceramic plunger pump is designed for both commercial and professional daily use. To protect wear parts, it includes an overheat safety valve that will open and close automatically to allow the recalculating higher-temperature water to be released, allowing cool water to replace it. 800-333-9274;

Bradley Heat Trace Emergency Shower
Bradley Heat Trace Showers with Halo Technology provide safe and fast eye-wash and emergency shower relief in the most extreme, frigid environments. The S19-304 Series Heat Trace combination unit has an integrated Halo eye or eye/face wash. The units are available with an optional signaling system, indicator light, extension cable, drench hose, stainless steel material and anti-scald valve to enhance performance. The showers are equipped with a freeze protection valve to ensure continual flow of water in case of power failure in cold temperatures, and the fixture is insulated and covered by a high-visibility yellow ABS plastic shell. 800-272-3539;

J.C. Whitlam Gator-Bite PVC pipe cutter
J.C. Whitlam’s Gator-Bite plastic pipe cutter cuts all types of plastic pipe and conduit through 2 1/2 inches. The two-handed cutter cuts PVC, including thin wall, CPVC, ABS, PE, PP-R and PEX conduit pipe and tubing. It is made with a light weight, yet heavy-duty die cast aluminum body and high carbon steel blade. Replacement blades and springs are available. 800-321-8358;


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