Product News - July 2020

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry.

Product News - July 2020

Liberty Pumps mini-split condensate pump

The LCU-MS mini-split condensate pump from Liberty Pumps is for removal of condensate from wall-mounted, ductless mini-split air conditioners up to 23.5 Btu, fan coils and suspended ceiling air conditioners. The unit features quiet operation, solid-state switch technology and a clear reservoir for easy visual inspection. Two models are available: the LCU-MS and the LCU-MS2, which includes a line cover kit. 800-543-2550; www.libertypumps.com.


UTILITY Jiffy Jell toilet water absorber

UTILITY’s Jiffy Jell toilet water absorber solidifies the water left in the toilet into a gel. The absorbing powder is a simple, inexpensive and easy-to-use product that comes in convenient premeasured packets. It’s safe for septic systems and biodegradable. Jiffy Jell eliminates the need for scooping or sponging and prevents the risk of spills, water damage or time-consuming, messy cleanups. After reinstalling the toilet, fill the tank, flush the toilet and watch the Jiffy Jell reliquefy. 516-997-6300; www.utilitychemicals.com.


Electric Eel eCAM Ace pipeline inspection camera

Two new standard features were added to Electric Eel’s Ace inspection camera. A battery cradle installed on the hub of the reel will accept a Milwaukee Tool M18 or equivalent battery (battery not included). This allows for operation in remote locations or anywhere electricity is not available. The Ace camera can run six to seven hours on battery power. Also, 6-inch wheels are now built into the frame for easy transport of the unit. 800-833-1212; www.electriceel.com. 


Milwaukee Tool Cable Drive assembly

Milwaukee Tool’s new accessory, Cable Drive, for the M18 Fuel Switch Pack sectional drum system, provides the ability to automatically feed and retract cables through 1 1/4- to 4-inch lines at up to 15 to 20 feet per minute. The assembly quickly attaches to any Switch Pack drum with the mounting plate installed. A twist lock feature allows the Cable Drive to be easily swapped between drums, meaning only one Cable Drive is needed for all the Switch Pack drums. A ratcheting lever automatically adjusts for Milwaukee Tool 5/16-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch inner core drain cleaning cables and 5/8-inch open wind cables. The assembly is equipped with a Rapid Stop button that releases the steel bearings to provide a quick way to release the cable once a blockage is reached, preventing the cable from binding. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.


Matco-Norca lead-free flange sillcocks

Matco-Norca has expanded its hose outlet sillcock offerings with the addition of four large flange sillcocks. They are lead free and are available in threaded and sweat (206FLF), PEX (PXFLF) and cold expansion PEX (PXCEFLF) versions. The large flange sillcocks come with cast brass bodies and 1/2-inch size inlets. They have a 125 water, oil and gas maximum pressure rating and 160 degree F maximum operating temperature at 125 psi. 800-431-2082; www.matco-norca.com. 


Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, press to PEX fittings

Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, expanded its line of transition products including press to PEX reducing fittings, baseboard elbow and dual-vent elbow for use with any 1/8-inch NPT vent. The dual-vent design ensures that an upright vent port is accessible no matter the orientation the elbow is installed. Ideal for boiler risers or baseboard radiator installations, each elbow includes a brass stiffener for copper finned tube press connections. All products are certified lead free and available for F1960 or F1807 PEX. 800-225-9529; www.webstonevalves.com.  



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