Plumber Product News: April 4, 2017

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry
Plumber Product News: April 4, 2017
Hackney’s aluminum shelving line for Dodge ProMaster van models has standard kits for quick delivery and installation, but modifications can be requested to adapt as necessary.

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Multi-Cradle from Prinos Product Design & Innovation

The light and portable Multi-Cradle from Prinos restricts the movement of plastic pipe, lumber and threaded rod. The design has mechanical features and high-friction material that eliminates the need for belts, clamps or vises. It can be placed directly on flat stable surfaces – floor, work bench, etc. – or on the top of a 5-gallon bucket. The Multi-Cradle supports and restricts the movement of plastic pipe and conduit ranging from 1/2 to 6 inches in diameter, threaded rod from 1/4 to 1/2 inch and standard U.S. lumber sizes: 2 x 3, 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 inches. It has no moving parts or attachments and is molded from recyclable high-density polyethlene. 860/249-1256; www.multi-cradle.com.

Dodge Promaster van shelving from Hackney
Hackney’s aluminum shelving line for Dodge ProMaster van models has standard kits for quick delivery and installation, but modifications can be requested to adapt as necessary. The shelving is lightweight with adjustable shelves for Hackney’s storage trays or tools. Driver- and passenger-side kits are available separately or as one package with top-shelf storage for ladders and pipe. Other packages provide open areas for bulky items, like hot-water heaters. 252/946-6521; www.hackneyservice.com.

Whisper Wash from Water Cannon
Whisper Wash Professional Rotary Spray Systems can be used with conventional hot or cold pressure washers from 2,000 to 5,000 psi. The Classic comes with oversized self-lubricating twin thrust bearings, balanced spray bar, and portable breakaway handles for ease of transport and storage. The Big Guy model has an oversized 28-inch housing that covers large surfaces and is crafted with Xenoy, stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminum for long life. The Platinum series offers a one-piece unitized swivel cartridge, 5,000-psi maximum working pressure and 212 degrees F maximum working temperature. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

Picote Smart Spider PVC pipe cleaner
Picote’s Smart Spider cleans all types of pipes and is safe to use in PVC pipes. The unit is designed for pipes where the invert or other pipe sections are missing, and navigates around 90-degree bends. It is available for use in pipe diameters of 4, 6 and 8 inches. The Smart Spider is connected to the miller machine shaft using a sleeve bearing, and, once attached, rotates clockwise to clean the pipe at a maximum of 1,000 rpm. 219/440-1404; www.picotesolutions.com.

RIDGID digital recording monitors           
The SeeSnake CS6x and CS6xPak digital recording monitors from RIDGID feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for quick viewing of drainline conditions. The monitors stream and record inspections to a designated iOS or Android phone or tablet using the free HQx Live companion app. Each monitor has a water-resistant keyboard for direct control of camera and monitor functions to provide for uninterrupted work in tough conditions. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

Milwaukee copper tubing cutters 
The 3/4-inch Mini Copper Tubing Cutter from Milwaukee Electric Tool features a reinforced adjustment mechanism and is engineered to have a five-times longer life. The 1-inch Constant Swing Copper Tubing Cutter has a four-roller design that prevents walking. Both units have chrome rollers that provide rust protection, and a tool-free blade change assembly. 800/729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.

Uponor residential valves
Uponor’s ProPEX lead-free brass valves for residential plumbing applications are engineered to offer the same amount of flow with a more compact design for greater installation efficiencies. They meet building codes IPC, UPC and IRC and are listed to NSF 14, NSF 61, NSF 359 and NSF 372. The line of ProPEX LF brass valves features six products in three different configurations: angle and straight stop for 1/2-inch pipe; copper to PEX for 1/2- and 3/4-inch pipe; and PEX to PEX for 1/2- and 3/4-inch pipe. 800/321-4739; www.uponor-usa.com.

ADEY MagnaClean Micro2 filtration system
ADEY’s MagnaClean Micro2 filtration unit features a magnetic system that begins to capture and remove the suspended iron oxide that collects in hydronic heating systems, restoring water quality. Designed for 3/4-inch copper and 3/4-inch NPT iron pipework, it is suited for baseboard and smaller residential installations. The system is fitted on the return pipe to the boiler or circulator via rapid-fit connectors and has a quick-release trigger, low-profile drain valve and built-in air vent. 412/406-8292; www.adey.com.

Isolator E-X-P Service Valve Kits from Webstone
Webstone’s Isolator E-X-P Service Valve Kits allow for quicker tankless water heater installations with fewer leak paths. The kits are available with pro-connect push ends for fully removable connections to copper, CPVC or PEX and are made lead-free CleanBrass certified to meet all low-lead levels. 800/255-9529; www.webstonevalves.com.

F1960 Poly PEX cold expansion fittings from Matco-Norca
Matco-Norca’s Cold Expansion PEX Fittings are molded from RADEL resin and are lead-free compliant. The fittings are available in a range of configurations: couplings, elbows, male adapters, tees and rings with stops, all in various sizes. They comply with ASTM F1960 specifications for cold expansion fittings and PEX reinforcing rings as well as other standards including NSF 14, NSF, ANSI 372, ANSI 61 and CS B137.5. The fittings have a maximum temperature rating of 320 degrees F and a maximum working temperature and pressure of 210 degrees F and 150 psi. 800/431-2082; www.matco-norca.com.

Taco Comfort Solutions LeakBreaker water heater shut-off
The LeakBreaker from Taco Comfort Solutions guards against flood damage from a leaking water heater. It consists of a control unit, a valve with actuator, and a sensor that is resettable and testable. It can be installed on any style water heater and the two-color LED light and audible alarm provide status of the unit. It’s plumb-and-plug design with full-port valve and easily removed actuator is specifically designed to permit new or retrofit installation. Components are pre-wired to simplify the installation process. 401/942-8000; www.tacocomfortsolutions.com.

Armstrong Pump Manager
The Pump Manager from Armstrong Fluid Technology is a web-based service that leverages the embedded intelligence and connectivity available through its line of Design Envelope pumps to provide performance and enhanced reliability. The cloud-based application includes real-time alerts and warnings and online trending and analysis across multiple parameters on single pumps or on an aggregated basis for multiple pumps. 800/356-9845; www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com.



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