Plumber Product News: February 2019

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: February 2019

MyTana Mfg.’s M745 Workhorse drain machine can adjust cable speed on the fly for maximum performance, and features two torque settings for safety.

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MyTana Mfg. M745 Workhorse drain machine
MyTana Mfg.’s M745 Workhorse drain machine can adjust cable speed on the fly for maximum performance, and features two torque settings for safety. The M745 incorporates SmartDrive technology, so cable speed can be throttled up to 300 rpm to negotiate turns, strengthen cleaning force, and expedite feeds and retrievals. Or speed can be reduced as low as 100 rpm for tackling obstructions and debris. SmartDrive sounds an alarm when cable torque approaches unsafe limits and then automatically cuts power when that limit is reached. The machine comes equipped to work in 3- to 4-inch lines with 100 feet of cable, slip-joint fittings, autofeed, blades and accessories. A sink line kit is available to address 1 1/2- to 2-inch lines, and no tools are needed to swap reels due to the quick-release design of the drive system. 866-327-7176; www.mytana.com.

Reelcraft Industries’ Series LG cord reels
Reelcraft Industries’ lightweight and compact Series LG cord reels are constructed from a durable, impact-resistant composite material. Three models have been added to the medium-duty line of cord reels with two new cord endings. The power cord reel option features circuit-breaker-protected, quad-grounded NEMA5-15 outlets with an LED power on indicator light. The quad outlet reel is available with 65 feet of 12/3 cord or 75 feet of 14/3 cord. The light cord reel option features a 1,300-lumen LED light with bright COB illumination, a grounded 12-amp outlet and an on/off switch on the handle. The LED reel model is supplied with 50 feet of 14/3 cord. All three Series LG models are ETL listed. 800-444-3134; www.reelcraft.com.

Milwaukee Tool M18 Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter
The M18 Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter from Milwaukee Tool delivers clean, burr-free cuts for threading nuts on by hand. It also has the power to cut through 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch mild steel or 1/4- and 3/8-inch stainless steel threaded rod in seconds. It offers 1 1/2-inch built-in trim length and one-handed center grip for making uniform, controlled overhead cuts. Not only is the tool optimized for overhead cutting, but it can also be laid flat on its back for pre-fab cutting. A brushless motor and an M18 REDLITHIUM 2.0Ah battery deliver over 400 nut-ready cuts per charge, reducing the need to file the threaded rod before applying the nut. The die includes three different cutting sizes, which can be changed by rotating the dies. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.

GROHE Atrio bath faucet collection
The updated Atrio bath faucet collection from GROHE features a slimmer, more streamlined shape for homeowners who crave a more simplistic look and feel. Providing design flexibility, the faucet collection offers a choice of cross or lever handles, a variety of configurations, and a complete selection of accessories. The collection is available in StarLight Chrome and Brushed Nickel Infinity Finish. The EPA WaterSense-certified lavatory faucets in this collection feature a water-efficient flow rate of 1.2 gpm and are compliant with CEC regulations in California. 800-444-7643; www.grohe.com.

NIBCO press-connect wrot copper fittings
NIBCO has filled out its line of press-connect wrot copper fittings with the addition of 10 new fittings in a variety of configurations. The PC611 press tee line additions comprise nine new configurations, including 1 1/4- by 1- by 1/2-inch, 1 1/4- by 3/4- by 1 1/4-inch, 1 1/4- by 3/4- by 1-inch, 1 1/4- by 3/4- by 3/4-inch, 1 1/4- by 3/4- by 1/2-inch, 1 1/4- by 1/2- by 1 1/4-inch, 1 1/2- by 1 1/4- by 3/4-inch, 2- by 1 1/2- by 2-inch, and 1- by 1/2- by 3/4-inch. NIBCO has also added the PC612, a 3/4-inch press by press by female thread fitting in wrot copper, suitable for potable water, hot or chilled HVAC and process applications. The fittings may be installed underground. The NIBCO leak detection system identifies uncrimped connections during system testing. When properly crimped a unique “N” witness mark is clearly visible. The NIBCO Press System includes a complete line of fittings, valves, accessories and pressing tools. 574-295-3000; www.nibco.com.

Taco Comfort Solutions SmartPlus-e ECM hot-water recirculation system
SmartPlus-e is a high-efficiency domestic hot-water recirculation system from Taco Comfort Solutions. It’s ideal for applications with a dedicated hot-water return line and tank-style water heater. It pairs a 006e3 ECM hot-water circulator with the intelligence of Taco’s Smart Plug Instant Hot Water Control in one easily installed package. The SmartPlug learns hot water usage patterns and delivers hot water when it’s needed, reducing energy use and extending the life of the water heater. The hot-water circulator is designed to make installation and operation of domestic hot-water recirculation systems easier and more efficient. It has a dial to select from three performance curves to best match the application, and a setting selection guide to make the choice simple. 401-942-8000; www.tacocomfortsolutions.com.



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