Plumber Product News: Moen Annex Shower Rail System

J.C. Whitlam TALON Drain Opener; John Guest Black CTS Twist and Lock Fittings.
Plumber Product News: Moen Annex Shower Rail System
Moen Annex shower system.

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The Annex shower rail system from Moen allows for the addition of a hand shower and slide bar to the current shower arm connection without changing the existing in-wall valve. The chrome-finish rail system works without any shower valve, shower arm, showerhead or hand shower. Features include a two-function diverter and 2 1/2-inch horizontal adjustability to accommodate varying wall thicknesses. 800/553-6636; www.moen.com.

J.C. Whitlam TALON drain opener 

TALON drain opener from J.C. Whitman Mfg. is formulated for use by professional plumbing maintenance personnel in hotels, restaurants, apartment and condominium complexes, nursing homes and schools. The additive opens drains clogged by grease, hair and other organic matter. It opens grease traps and controls root growth, and can be used for monthly maintenance. 800/321-8358; www.joinpipe.com.

John Guest Black CTS Twist and Lock fittings 

Black CTS Twist and Lock fittings from John Guest include 1/2-inch union tees, elbows and couplers (3/4- and 1-inch sizes also available). Designed for water softener and domestic plumbing installations, the fittings are suitable for hot and cold water plumbing and hydronic heating applications. The fittings connect to any combination of CPVC, PEX or copper tube sized (CTS) piping. No tools or glue are needed. Fittings are made from high-quality engineered plastic with EPDM O-rings. 973/808-5600; www.johnguest.com.

Grohe FootControl kitchen faucets 

FootControl faucets from GROHE can be turned on and off with a tap of the foot on the base of the unit, leaving hands free and faucets spotless. Featuring FootControl technology, models include the K7 and Ladylux. Both feature 360-degree swivel area, locking push-button control to switch from regular flow to spray, fixed value mixing valve and automatic safety stop after 60 seconds. 800/444-7643; www.groheamerica.com.

Uponor hydronic touch-screen radiant thermostat

The A3100101 Heat-Only thermostat with touch-screen from Uponor is designed for the precise temperature control of residential hydronic radiant heating systems.

The thermostat can operate a hydronic radiant heating system based on the air sensor measuring operative temperature, a floor sensor (sold separately), or a combination of both to provide the optimal level of comfort and control. The floor sensor not only provides enhanced thermal comfort, but protects the floor’s surface from overheating. 800/321-4739; www.uponor-usa.com.

Franklin Electric IGP Series grinder pumps 

IGP Series grinder pumps from Franklin Electric operate on normal voltages from 208 to 230 volts. The IGP-A (automatic) and IGP-M (manual) are designed to handle low-pressure sewer applications and deliver 414,000 cuts per minute. Features include a non-clogging impeller, shutoff head of 130 feet, corrosion-resistant brass impellers and epoxy-coated cast iron finish. Both models have a 2 hp single-phase, 3,450 rpm start/run motor with built-in overload protection. 260/824-2900; www.franklinwater.com.

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