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Oatey Plastic Access Panels

Oatey 14- by 14-inch Plastic Access Panels are used to allow access to plumbing, electrical wiring, security systems, telephone, computer cables and sprinkler systems behind walls and ceilings. Constructed of high-impact ABS, the panels have a flush or surface-mounted frame and install easily between wall studs or ceiling joists. The white panel can be painted to match the decor. 800-321-9532;

Dunkirk Combi and Central Heating Condensing Boilers

Combi (DCC) and Central Heating (DCB) Condensing Boilers from Dunkirk feature advanced control technology. The control monitors combustion to reduce fuel use. They are quiet and eco-friendly, and are available in wall or floor mount, offering 93.5 to 205 MBH. 315-797-1310;

Flow-Liner Systems Neofit+Plus

Neofit+Plus from Flow-Liner Systems is an environmentally friendly expandable pressure pipe system that helps maintain the life expectancy of the existing service pipe. Designed for 1/2 to 2-inch diameter and up to 300-foot sections, it is made from a strong and durable virgin PET. The NSF 61-approved product has two main uses: to keep drinking water pure and out of contact with the host pipe, such as lead or copper, and to rehabilitate pipes by sealing pinholes, cracks and small defects. It is a trenchless technology, thus its installation procedure avoids the risk of damage to other services since there is no disturbance of the ground around the pipe, also eliminating both the possibility of ground contamination and harm to existing plant and animal life. This no-dig, non-invasive system also preserves the property owner’s aboveground structures, and can be installed in just a couple of hours. 800-348-0020;

FloLogic System

FloLogic offers a smart leak detection and automatic shutoff system with industrial-grade cast bronze valves in sizes up to 2 inches. It features comprehensive real-time leak detection, detecting leaks as small as a half-ounce per minute from the moment they start. When a leak is detected, the water is shut off automatically and the users receive an alert through the smartphone app. The FloLogic CONNECT module also features a thermometer, allowing low room temperature alerts and automatic water shutoffs. All systems are equipped with battery backup for continued protection during outages. Plumbers who sell and install FloLogic can help their clients secure their home against plumbing supply leak damage and can help them save hundreds annually on property insurance. 877-356-5644;

Moen Smart Sump Pump Monitor

The Smart Sump Pump Monitor from Moen allows homeowners to address and mitigate the risk of water damage from anywhere at any time, so they never have to worry if their sump pump is working properly ever again. It detects sump pump water levels, performance, power loss, humidity, temperature, leaks and Wi-Fi status to help ensure the pump is working efficiently and prevent against water damage, with the ability to view real-time data, analytics and pump status in the Moen Smart Water App. If an abnormality or leak is detected, homeowners are alerted through their preferred notification method — the app, text, email, phone call — or through an audible alarm. It completes the leak and flood prevention product suite as part of the Moen whole-home smart water ecosystem offering homeowners another level of protection from water damage. 800-289-6636;

SJE Rhombus Xpert Alert RF

The Xpert Alert RF system from SJE Rhombus uses LoRa radio technology to wirelessly connect the control panel to an indoor alarm system. With a range of up to 200 feet, it provides the convenience of indoor notification without having to tear up the yard to install wires. This makes it ideal for residential applications, including lift pump chambers, holding tanks, sewage, agricultural and other water applications. This system uses the alarm, an RF transceiver module that attaches to the indoor alarm and an RF panel module that is installed in the outdoor panel. The RF transceiver and RF panel modules wirelessly connect the alarm to the control panel. This system is also available with the Xpert Alert WiFi alarm, which provides 24/7 notification via text and/or email. The alarm is CSA certified, and the RF modules are UL/cUL listed. 888-342-5753;

 ALT 1840 Collection

The 1840 Collection from ALT combine classic industrial vibes with modern features. The collection features single-hole, widespread, and wall-mount lavatory faucets, as well as a wall-mount tub filler with hand shower. Every bathroom faucet and tub filler come with a choice of round or lever industrial-style handles, so it adapts to the bathroom design. Every piece in the collection features lead-free solid brass and a ceramic cartridge. Both the faucets and tub filler are available in one of two finishes: polished chrome or Electro Black (matte black). The lavatory faucets have a water-efficient flow rate of 1.75 gpm. The 1840 collection is also UPC and ADA compliant. 888-239-9336;

Aquor Water Systems V1+ Hydrant

V1+ Hydrants from Aquor Water Systems are leak-proof, frost-free, and lay flush against siding. Unlike compact threads that are a pain to use, the hydrant’s connection system is quick and easy — simply push and twist to engage the hose connector. To disconnect, untwist and the water stops instantly. According to the EPA, a faucet dripping once per second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water annually. The hose bibb uses water pressure to keep its valve closed, rather than a screw-tightened assembly. It also eliminates concerns about freezing pipes. As soon as the hydrant is disconnected, the outlet automatically seals, drains and winterizes. The faucet stops water deep inside the home’s wall for maximum insulation. Stainless steel offers better thermal insulation, so the hydrant does not need to be covered, even when temperatures reach -30 degrees F. 800-458-1749;

Treemme 5mm Collection

The 5mm Collection from Treemme is made of high-grade stainless steel. The particularity of the collection comes from the fact that the thickness of the faucets, 5mm, is constant in all the elements that compose them, from the spout to the levers, making them extremely lightweight. Consequently, this design emphasizes environmental sustainability and water conservation. The entire flow of the water maintains a constant thickness from the internal movement to the mixing and ultimately to the release from the spout. 888-239-9336;

Woodford Model 22

Woodford Model 22 and V22 (vertical version) freezeless, anti-burst, hot/cold, outdoor faucets allow homeowners to have hot and cold water outside. These faucets are an easy upgrade allowing homeowners to fill kiddie pools, wash dogs, clean garages, windows and more. Both faucets are maintenance free and include patented Pressure Relief Valves that prevent the faucet tubes from bursting in freezing conditions, even with a hose attached. These products can be mounted outside or inside the garage using the Woodford Drywall Mounting Plate. 800-621-6032;

Eclipse Tools North America BoilerMag

Eliminating contaminants in any hydronics system is vital to maximizing its heating efficiency. BoilerMag from Eclipse Tools North America offers the complete hydronic system protection, with a three-step solution: clean, protect and inhibit, using a range of quality system treatment products and chemicals. A magnetic filter is a vital means of controlling magnetite, also known as black sludge, in hydronic systems. In order to prevent problems caused by black sludge, it must be filtered out before reaching the boiler. The magnetic core ensures no matter the amount of contamination, the unit will never block. Complete with an automatic air vent, it releases trapped air in order to maintain heating efficiency and prevent oxidation. If you experience a high number of call-backs due to blocked systems, installing the unit can extend the life of the boiler and reduce time-consuming maintenance. 905-664-5585;

Water-Right Impression Plus air-injected filters

Impression Plus air-injected filters from Water-Right are effective in removing dissolved hydrogen sulfide and iron, commonly associated with problem well water. These systems use a filtering process to oxidize soluble sulfur or iron into precipitates (solids) that can be readily filtered and removed, resulting in good water throughout the entire home. The filters include Inch Worm technology that allows the control valve to slowly “inch” its way into backwash, allowing air to escape slowly instead of one strong burst due to excessive air pressure. Inch Worm virtually eliminates the thrashing of drainlines or noisy discharge of air during regeneration. The filters are environmentally safe, and no chemicals are used throughout the process. 800-777-1426;

Supply Smart Plumbwell Stainless Steel Corrugated Water Heater Connectors

Supply Smart Plumbwell Stainless Steel Corrugated Water Heater Connectors are corrosion-free, contractor-grade water heater connectors that are easy to install and resist cracking and kinking. PlumbWell offers a full line of FIP, PEX and Sweat water heater connectors. 800-631-7793;

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;


The ADD-A-TRAP PRO has a removable strainer intended for 1 1/2- and/or 1 1/4-inch drainpipes. By loosening a slip joint nut, the strainer can be removed for cleaning or retrieval of items. It was designed to replace the standard p-trap. By loosening the two slip joint nuts and removing the old p-trap, a plumber can place the ADD-A-TRAP PRO in its place and tighten the two slip joint nuts. It is designed to virtually eliminate the need for drain cleaning. 330-750-0417;

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;


The PIONEER Pb filter in the ONE-E3-M 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;

Vista Water Group VersaCheck Dual Check Backflow Preventers

VersaCheck Dual Check Backflow Preventers from Vista Water Group are available in sizes ranging from 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches and feature FNPT threaded ports for maximum flexibility in accommodating virtually any type of tube or pipe connections with generally available adapter fittings. These inline backflow preventers are simple to install and provide reliable protection from back-siphonage and backpressure. They are certified to meet ASSE 1024 and NSF 14, 61 and 372 standards. Available in PVC and hard-anodized aluminum, all models are strong and lightweight, 100% free from lead and toxic chemicals and highly resistant to scale, corrosion and oxidation. Designed specifically for beverage dispensing equipment, select models are both ASSE 1024 and ASSE 1032-certified to provide reliable backflow protection for carbonated and noncarbonated beverage equipment. 480-462-2707;

Zoeller Pump Company Qwik Jon Premier

The Zoeller Pump Company Qwik Jon Premier is a 1/2 hp grinder pump system used to install a full bathroom when gravity drainage is cost-prohibitive. An ideal product for residential or light commercial use, it can be installed freestanding or behind a wall, with the ability to connect to multiple fixtures including the Qwik Jon elongated toilet. Being a grinder pump system, as opposed to a macerator system, this unit provides peace of mind in knowing it can easily handle human waste, toilet tissue and sanitary items. It has a shut off head of 29 inches and can achieve 45 gpm of flow at 5 feet of head. It keeps homeowners from having to break concrete and deal with construction inconveniences such as lengthy schedules, messes and costs. 800-928-7867; 

Aquabrass Showerbox

The Showerbox collection from Aquabrass is a simplified approach to setting up a thermostatic shower system. Its components come packaged in an all-in-one well-protected box, ready to carry, go and be installed. Each kit comes with a rainhead and a handshower, and the option for a tub spout (SHOWERBOX02). The kits come with a selection of optional components to either wall mount the rainhead with an 18-inch shower arm, or to suspend it from the ceiling with a 4-inch ceiling arm. The units are available in one of three finishes: polished chrome, brushed nickel, and Electro Black (matte black). The round rainhead is 12 inches in diameter. The round handshower offers three functions: rain, jet or mist — all at the push of a button. Kits are also offered with a CalGreen option for a more eco-friendly approach to showering. 888-239-9336;

AD Waters Stonetouch iKleen Tankless Smart Toilet

The Stonetouch iKleen Tankless Elongated Smart Toilet from AD Waters is a tankless hygenic toilet with an integrated bidet. The toilet connects directly to the water source, eliminating the need for a water tank. With the use of smartphone technology, users can control the apparatus’ features directly from their Apple or Google mobile device. For those who desire a more analog experience, a wireless wall mounted remote control is included. Although the mobile connectivity of the toilet is not entirely unique, it is a natural technological advancement in bath supplies. Features include auto flushing, antibacterial nozzle cleaning, air deodorizer, seat opening and closure, and LED light controls. The toilet also features a seat warming function, air dry and turbo wash. 888-239-9336;

Mansfield Plumping Products Broadway

The Broadway toilet from Mansfield Plumping Products brings a touch of metropolitan allure to a bathroom’s décor. It provides the signature look of a one-piece toilet, but its two-piece design is much easier to install. The skirted bowl conceals the trapway for easy cleaning, utilizes bolt alcoves to aid in installation and includes cover plates to finish off the sleek exterior. Its powerful yet efficient flushing system requires only 1.28 gpf and has earned WaterSense certification from the EPA. It has an elongated SmartHeight bowl, easy two-bolt standard tank-to-bowl connection, a large 3-inch flapper flush valve, and comes with a slow-close toilet seat. 877-850-3060;

Niagara Liberty

Niagara’s Liberty line of toilets are equipped with a large 3-inch flapper for superior performance and maximum flush power to clear the bowl in the first flush while using only 1.28 gpf. Additionally, by providing a footprint as large as 10 by 19 inches, the line ensures that the installation will cover the area completely — saving time and the extra expenses on tile work. The line is made specifically with preassembled tanks to provide a fast and easy install option for professionals. 833-812-0908;

TOTO USA WASHLET G450 Integrated Smart Toilet

The WASHLET G450 Integrated Smart Toilet from TOTO USA offers homeowners the height of convenience and luxury by opening, closing and flushing automatically (manual flush also available). Its universal height design facilitates rising from sitting to standing, and its skirted base is aesthetically pleasing and easy to clean. It includes the WASHLET personal cleansing system with a heated seat with temperature control. Its WaterSense labeled TORNADO FLUSH gravity-fed, high-efficiency flushing system clears the bowl first time, every time. Homeowners may select the volume of water needed — 1.0 gpf for the full flush or 0.8 gpf for the light — which saves money and water. Its CEFIONTECT nanotechnology bowl glaze seals the porcelain with an ionized barrier, creating a super-slippery, nonporous surface that leaves waste nowhere to cling, helping keep the bowl cleaner longer. 888-295-8134;

Koul Tools Surseat P-51B

The Surseat P-51B flare lapping tool from Koul Tools removes irregularities in tubing flares, providing an ideal surface for seating the tube with flare fittings. A diamond-dust-coated lapping head with a precision 37- and 45-degree angle literally polishes the flare smooth to perfection. Simply attach the lap head onto the shaft, insert the collet and tube into the tool’s cavity, and then swipe the lapping head back-and-forth until the flare’s surface is cleaned up. It works on 3/16- to 1/2-inch steel, stainless steel and copper tubing. Metric and imperial threaded collets are included for lines with a tight bend. 928-854-6706;

Milwaukee Tool TRAPSNAKE auger

Milwaukee Tool’s TRAPSNAKE 25-foot auger with CABLE DRIVE is compatible with the M12 TRAPSNAKE driver and features an automatic feed and retract to quickly reach and remove blockages in sink, bathtub and shower drain lines. The auger’s inline design allows for easy access to drain lines through the fixture. The auger automatically feeds and retracts the cable to quickly navigate tight traps to reach and remove blockages. Cable lock holds the cable in place to give maximum control while working to clear the clog. Recommended drain sizes for the auger are 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches. 800-729-3878;

RIDGID K-6P and K-6P XL toilet augers

Quickly eliminate blockages in toilets with RIDGID K-6P and K-6P XL toilet augers. Each is designed to be used manually or connected to a battery-powered drill for extra obstruction-busting muscle. Both also have a quick-lock adjustment feature to extend the cable initially to 3 feet for toilet bowl clearing and then to 6 feet to clear beyond the bowl. Zinc-plated steel tubing resists rust and corrosion, while heavy-duty tri-wrap cable provides optimum strength and durability. A robust vinyl cover also provides protection for toilet porcelain. In addition, the K-6P XL comes with two interchangeable heads for extra-demanding jobs. 800-474-3443;

Wolf Valley Tools Hot Rod Hand Truck

The Hot Rod Hand Truck from Wolf Valley Tools is designed specifically for lifting residential tank water heaters (<75 gallons) in raised installations, removing a plumber’s back and knees from the lifting equation. Drip pans and working in tight spaces are no longer a factor. It works in areas too confined for two people. Its tires are nonmarking and will roll over rocks, grass and sharp objects without going flat. It’s as easy to stow as a normal dolly and will handle the same jobs, such as carrying parts crates or drain machines. It is lightweight and easy to maneuver. 951-609-4276;

Uponor Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus

Dependable, energy-saving, lightweight and flexible, Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus from Uponor is the ideal underground piping solution for energy-efficient freeze protection in cold climates. The system features a self-regulating, 5 watt per foot heat-trace cable that runs the entire length of the 1 1/4-inch AquaPEX service pipe. The pipe and cable are then surrounded by multilayer PEX-foam insulation and covered by a corrugated, waterproof HDPE jacket. This design makes it ideal for direct-burial plumbing systems in residential or commercial applications, such as resort villages, holiday homes, ski centers and other cold-climate locations susceptible to freezing. 800-321-4739;

Aquasure USA Harmony Lite

The Aquasure USA Harmony Lite is an all-in-one whole house water softener with the ability to treat up to 34,000 grains of hardness, making it ideal for a household size of one to three bathrooms and up to four people. This system has a small footprint, allowing easy installation in the garage or basement. It has many of the same features of the company’s Harmony Series, such as an Aquasure Digital Control Head that allows automatic and manual backwashing and regeneration. its Fortitude triple-purpose pre-filter assists by trapping dirt, sand, silt, sediment, rust and other large suspended particles, and helps extend the lifespan of the resin by removing contaminants such as chlorine. 800-661-0680;

Bradford White Water heaters Infiniti L

The Infiniti L from Bradford White Water Heaters is an easy-to-install Energy Star-certified tankless water heater that provides a combination of convenience, high performance and efficiency that’s suitable for a wide variety of applications. It offers ideal venting and modulation, Scale Reduction Technology, field gas conversion, integrated flush ports and top water connections, making it a smart option for anyone looking for reliability and performance in a high efficiency, recirculating tankless water heater. It also comes with a built-in recirculation pump that provides instant delivery for an endless supply of hot water, which enhances the heater’s efficient water use and reduces the time and materials required for installation. 215-641-9400;

Noritz NRCR Residential Condensing Tankless Water Heater Series

The Noritz NRCR Residential Condensing Tankless Water Heater Series uses a fully integrated pump to keep hot water close to the farthest outlet in the home. An auto mode feature quickly learns household water usage and automatically triggers recirculation-loop activation in line with that expected usage. Available with 165,000 Btu/h and 199,900 Btu/h, the series delivers a premium solution to meet the growing demand for hot-water recirculation for residences up to 4.5 bathrooms. Both models carry an ultra-high UEF of 0.97 while offering the durability of dual stainless-steel heat exchangers. They contain an easier-to-install venting system, Wi-Fi capabilities, and a separate digital display for easy monitoring. A cCS-V Crossover Valve Kit effectively provides hot water recirculation without a conventional, dedicated return line. 714-433-2905;

Rheem ProTerra

Easy to install, service and sell, the Rheem ProTerra hybrid electric heat pump water heater is Energy Star certified and the includes LeakGuard, a built-in leak detection and prevention system with an auto shut-off that limits water loss from the tank to no more than 20 ounces. Contractors save time during services with front-facing serviceable parts and condensate line, as well as advanced diagnostics via the Rheem Contractor App and the on-unit display. It pulls heat energy from the air to heat water, making it efficient with up to a 4.0 UEF. It offers up to 400% the efficiency of a standard electric tank-type water heater, delivering savings for homeowners. 800-621-5622;

Heat-Flo High Output Indirect Series Tanks

Heat-Flo High Output Indirect Series tanks are available in 60-, 80- and 115-gallon capacities. The body of the tank, the oversized heat transfer coil and even the cold-water inlet (dip tube) are made of high-quality 316L stainless steel. All the piping connections are on the top of the tank, making the installation easy and cost effective. The finished tank is jacketed with dent- and rust-resistant HDPE plastic and is highly insulated to minimize standby heat loss. Although initially designed for high outputs of domestic hot water, today’s efficiency demands have found these tanks commonly paired with lower approach temperatures from air-to-water heat pumps and high efficiency boilers. 508-278-2400;  


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