Plumber Product News: March 2020

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: March 2020

General Pipe Cleaners Speedrooter XL
The Speedrooter XL from General Pipe Cleaners clears tough clogs in 3- to 10-inch lines up to 200 feet. Now with easily interchangeable drums, the rugged, easy-to-maneuver Speedrooter XL sports a powerful 3/4 hp motor and 100-foot-capacity drums for Flexicore cable. To change drums to add cable lengths or swap cable sizes, loosen three knobs and remove the drum. Switch between 3/4- or 5/8-inch cables in the large drum design, or substitute the small drum with 100 feet of 1/2-inch cable for smaller lines. The see-through inner cage lets you quickly gauge how much cable remains. The adjustable height, swept back handle provides maximum maneuvering leverage. The durable design features a braced frame at key stress points, and front and rear drum supports for longer bearing wear. 800-245-6200; 

RIDGID K9-306 drain cleaning machine
The K9-306 FlexShaft drain cleaning machine from RIDGID is designed to clean 3- to 6-inch-diameter drainlines up to 125 feet. It can clear blockages while inspecting with a camera simultaneously, completing two jobs at once. The K9-306 quickly clears grease buildup, roots and heavy scale in larger pipes. It features a 1.5 hp internal universal motor for maximum power and longevity; a fully enclosed drum to minimize setup and cleanup time; and a retractable handle with multiple wheels and grab points to make loading, unloading, transporting and storage easy. 800-769-7743;

Mohawk Lifts ML-220 two-post lift
The model ML-220 from Mohawk Lifts is a new 20,000-pound-capacity two-post lift. Designed with three-stage arms, the lift is designed for lifting points of medium-duty work trucks, or retracting to service short wheelbase vehicles. With a direct-drive, all-hydraulic lifting system and no overhead cable covers, the ML-220 ensures it can fully lift high-profile vehicles. The lift includes full sets of truck adapters for servicing all vehicles. 518-842-1413;

Electric Eel eCAM Ace 100-Micro camera system
The compact eCAM Ace 100-Micro pipeline inspection camera system from Electric Eel performs quick inspections in pipes ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter and up to 100 feet in length. The system comes equipped with a 512Hz transmitter and a resettable on-screen footage counter. The video is streamed directly to any mobile device, which can be used as a monitor. Audio and video can also be recorded to a mobile device. Files can be transferred via email, text or to the Cloud. 800-833-1212;

Viega MegaPress 316 FKM fittings
MegaPress 316 FKM fittings from Viega are suitable for use with hydronic applications, compressed air, industrial gases, marine applications and other harsh environments. Available in sizes 1/2 to 4 inches, they save labor costs and system downtime. The fittings are offered in configurations including elbows, couplings, no-stop couplings, reducers, tees, reducing tees, adapters, unions, caps and flanges. The line comes with Smart Connect technology, which makes it easier to help identify unpressed connections. 800-976-9819;

Matco-Norca frost-proof sillcock valves
Matco-Norca’s lead-free cold-expansion PEX frost-proof sillcock valves for outdoor use come in lengths ranging from 4 up to 14 inches. The valves have an anti-siphon feature to prevent water syphoning to protect potable water systems, and are frost-proof to prevent freezing. They connect to 1/2-inch ASTM F1960 PEX systems. They are UPC approved and also conform to ASSE 1019, ASTM F1960, CSA and NSF61 standards. The valves have a temperature rating of 125 psi non-shock and a temperature rating of 180 degrees F. 800-431-2082;

Bradley commercial-use Verge dispensers and faucets
Bradley’s line of matching Verge soap dispensers and faucets offer cohesive and striking designs that further enhance the look of Verge washbasins and work seamlessly with any other basin. With advanced sensing technology for reliability and durability, the Verge soap and faucet pairs come in a collection of four styles and six finishes. For high-traffic applications that use multiple hand washing stations, a top fill multi-feed soap system supplies soap to up to six dispensers at once. The system includes a translucent ring that illuminates when the tank begins to run low on soap or power. 800-272-3539;

A.O. Smith Water Heaters gas tankless units
A. O. Smith Water Heaters’ new residential gas tankless product line with X3 Scale Prevention Technology extends the life of the unit and maintains like-new performance without requiring regular scale-related maintenance. By eliminating scale-related maintenance, there is no need for isolation valves. The combustion system operates on a 1/2-inch gas line and vents with 2-inch PVC. The units are available in three sizes with maximum Btu/h inputs of 160K, 180K, or 199K. All models come with an integrated recirculation pump providing the benefit of instant hot water. 800-527-1953;

Webstone, a brand of NIBCO,  E-X-P tankless water heater service valves
The E-X-P ultra-compact tankless water heater service valves from Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, have a design that allows for the valves to be installed in particularly tight locations. Hot and cold valves feature dezincification-resistant lead-free brass with 3/4-inch FIP or SWT end connections. Optional accessories are also available to meet a variety of installation needs. 800-225-9529;

A.Y. McDonald Ranger fitting
A.Y. McDonald’s Ranger fitting has a unique design that allows it to assemble onto multiple ranges of nominal pipe diameters from CTS up to PVC. It is available in 3/4- or 1-inch sizes, and is applicable for underground and aboveground potable water systems. It is constructed of no-lead brass, and has internal components such as a 301 stainless steel grip ring, brass friction ring and an EPDM rubber gasket. The Ranger complies to all the necessary industry standards, such as AAWA C800-14. 800-292-2737;

Milwaukee Tool PEX Crimp Jaws for F1807 and F2159 PEX
Milwaukee Tool’s new PEX Crimp Jaws are engineered to provide an easy-to-use solution for PEX crimp installations, eliminating the repetitive strain with other hand tool solutions. The jaws are equipped with spring-loaded opening grips for precise alignment to the fitting and a green light completion indicator on the press tools. With an easy-open, in-line design, the jaws are compatible with F1807 and F2159 connections and will be available in 1/2- to 1 1/2-inch sizes for the M12 FORCE LOGIC Press Tool and 1/2- to 2-inch sizes for the M18 FORCE LOGIC Press Tools. 800-729-3878;


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