Plumber Product News: July 2020

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: July 2020

The RIDGID RP 342-XL press tool can press 1/2- to 4-inch copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and 1/2- to 2-inch PEX pipe in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.

RIDGID RP 342-XL press tool
The RIDGID RP 342-XL press tool can press 1/2- to 4-inch copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and 1/2- to 2-inch PEX pipe in under 12 seconds and all with one tool. The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitch technology to switch from standard to extended 32kN applications to press 2 1/2- to 4-inch carbon steel. It is compatible with the full line of RIDGID Standard 32kN press tool accessories, including the StrutSlayr strut shear head, Press Snap soil pipe cutter and all MegaPress jaws. 800-474-3443;

General Pipe Cleaners AutoCutPL tubing cutter
The AutoCutPL plastic tubing cutter from General Pipe Cleaners offers a fast, easy way to cut PEX and CPVC-CTS plastic tubing. Compact and convenient, the AutoCutPL produces clean, uncrushed, square cuts with less effort. Great for use in tight spaces, the AutoCutPL lets you cut plastic tubing with less than 1 inch of clearance. Easy to use, it cuts plastic tubing in as little as one rotation. The blade is easily replaceable, and the blade guard protects the blade — and fingers — from workplace and toolbox damage. AutoCutPL comes in three sizes: 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-inch for PEX and CPVC-CTS tubing. 800-245-6200;

Picote Solutions 3D cleaning chains
Picote Solutions 3D cleaning chains are self-adjusting so that within different diameters they can effectively clean the pipe without the need to keep multiple cleaning chains on-board the support vehicle. The 3D cleaning chains are available in three sizes: small, capable of cleaning pipe from 1.96 to 2.95 inches in diameter; midrange for pipes from 2.75 to 3.94 inches in diameter; and the larger chain, with the capacity to clean pipes from 3.94 to 5.90 inches. Two models of chain are available. The premium uses U-carbide teeth configuration for more aggressive cleaning, and the PVC version without carbides is less aggressive and a safer choice where the condition of the pipe is less stable or unknown. 708-267-6366;

Sewer Equipment 800 Series IV truck jet
The 800 Series IV truck jet from Sewer Equipment offers several features that lend themselves specifically to cold-weather applications. The rear door can close completely with the hose reel fully extended, providing maximum heat retention inside the environmental enclosure where water components are stored. A new feature gives up to 20 gpm of hot water to feed the washdown reel, lateral reel and jetting circuits during cold-weather operations. A lack of PTO engagement allows for wintertime recirculation of the water system at highway speeds as a standard feature, saving the time of blowing down the entire water system between job sites. The addition of a centralized water drain makes winterization easy, as there is only one drain to blow down, and a retractable canopy adds protection from the weather. 

Bradford White Water Heaters eF120 Series commercial water heaters
Bradford White Water Heaters eF120 Series commercial gas water heaters now incorporate Building Management System and modulation technology for remote monitoring capability and increased fuel efficiency. The eF120 Series’ modulation technology matches burner output to variations in heating demand. Using sensors, electronic controls, variable-speed blowers and algorithms, the heater maintains a higher constant temperature in order to respond quickly and efficiently to water draw. BMS capability integrates a water heater into an automated system that controls and monitors electrical, communications, security and other systems. 800-523-2931;

HoldRite (RWC) silicone firestop sealants
The HoldRite (RWC) UL-rated silicone firestop sealants are designed for areas that are subject to high levels of moisture. Excellent for W-ratings or washout conditions, the sealants are available in self-leveling and caulk-grade varieties and work with HoldRite’s existing line of firestop solutions. Both sealants have a flexible plus/minus 33% movement, low VOC, antifungal properties and a 1-year shelf life. HoldRite’s silicone firestop sealants are FBC system compatible and can be used on a variety of pipe types without requiring additional tooling once the product is dispensed into the penetration. 800-321-0316;

Lochinvar RealTime O2 Feedback technology
RealTime O2 Feedback sensors from Lochinvar track combustion and provide instantaneous reports. It is available as a retrofit solution for CREST commercial condensing boilers and can also be added as a factory-installed option to CREST boilers in production. The sensor constantly monitors the fuel/air ratio when the boiler is running and provides a real-time report to allow for instant adjustments. The technology gives immediate access to combustion and carbon emissions data, and O2 and CO2 levels can be checked in real time via the control panel or by using the CON•X•US Remote Connect platform. 615-889-8900;

Matco-Norca 759 press ball valve
Matco-Norca’s lead-free brass 759 press ball valve now features leak-prior-to-press technology. The press-fit feature is built into the design of the ball valve’s O-ring and provides a path for liquids from inside the pipe to weep past the sealing O-ring of an un-pressed connection. The valves are available in sizes 1/2- up to 4-inch, come with one O-ring and are compliant with UPC, AB1953, NSF-61 and NSF-372 standards. 

AquaMotion Aqua-Shield recirculation kits
AquaMotion’s Aqua-Shield recirculation kits for single pipe homes offer a stainless steel pump, 10-foot line cord, fittings, an outdoor enclosure which is water, sprinkler, bug, freeze protected, and an anti-tampering locking device tab. The Aqua-Shield recirculation pump can be installed outdoors next to the tankless heater. The AMK-ODR bypass valve is installed at the fixture farthest away from the tankless unit. The ODR valve kit includes hose and tee, and maintains 95 degrees F. The AMH1K-7ODRXT1 ON DEMAND and AMHK-RODRXT1 ON DEMAND include the AMK-WB On Demand wireless push button and receiver. 401-785-3000;


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