Plumber Product News: Jan. 2, 2018

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry
Plumber Product News: Jan. 2, 2018
RIDGID’s C-Style Close Quarters Copper Tubing Cutters are perfect for cutting tubing in tight spaces, as they cut three sizes with only two tools.

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RIDGID C-Style Close Quarters Copper Tubing Cutters
RIDGID’s C-Style Close Quarters Copper Tubing Cutters are perfect for cutting tubing in tight spaces, as they cut three sizes with only two tools. The 1/2- and 3/4-inch combined tubing cutter has a quick-change feature that allows easy switching between the two sizes, with the second cutter designed for 1-inch tubing. Each comes with a spring-loaded cutter wheel that provides constant pressure on the tubing and features the X-CEL Wheel Pin for quick wheel replacement without tools. In addition, slots were added around the outside of each cutter for a flathead screwdriver to advance and rotate the tool where access is limited. 800-769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

Water Cannon wet sand blasting kit
The wet sand blasting kit from Water Cannon is designed to remove unwanted surface contamination such as rust, scale, loose paint, barnacles and debris. The sand and high-pressure water work together using venturi siphon technology to more safely clean metals, concrete and other similar surfaces. The kit quick-connects to the end of a commercial pressure washer wand and works on 3,000 up to 6,000 psi systems. It automatically draws sand through a 26-foot reinforced, lightweight feed hose using an engineered self-venting pickup tube. The venturi siphon technology eliminates the need for an air feed system or other heavy and bulky equipment. 800-333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

Novanni Stainless Fireclay sinks
Available in four unique models, Novanni Stainless’s Fireclay sinks have a porcelain enamel finish and are handcrafted by a master potter. The sinks are non-porous, easy to clean, and scratch-resistant. 800-661-1795; www.novanni.ca

A.O. Smith ProLine XE Combination Boiler
A.O. Smith’s ProLine XE Combination Boiler has a service-friendly compact design and is engineered with residential building professionals in mind. By moving components, such as the built-in circulator, to an easily accessible location within the unit, service and maintenance are simplified. The backlit LCD display has a user-friendly interface that provides text-based diagnostic information. Available in 110,000, 150,000 and 199,000 Bth models, the boilers can deliver up to 4.8 gallons of hot water per minute, the highest capacity in the combination boiler category. The units feature an air handler interlock that immediately stops non-heated air from circulating when it alternates from space heating to domestic hot water mode. 800-527-1953; www.hotwater.com.

John Guest ProLock Brass Female Drop Ear Elbow
The ProLock Brass Female Drop Ear Elbow from John Guest is available in a 1/2-inch copper tube size by 1/2-inch National Pipe Thread size. Most suitable for showerhead installations, the elbow simplifies any shower head repair or remodel job. The lead-free fittings require no tools to make secure, leak-proof connections and can be used with copper, PEX or CPVC pipe. They are not suitable for potable water applications. 973-808-5600; www.JGProLock.com.

Matco-Norca grooved couplings and nipples
Matco-Norca’s grooved couplings come painted or galvanized in sizes 1 to 12 inches. They have a ductile iron body (ASTM A536), feature EPDM gaskets and are UL/FM approved. Schedule 40 grooved nipples are available in either grooved by beveled or grooved by threaded configurations and conform to ASTM A53 and ASME B1.20.1 standards. All grooves are cut per the AWWA C606 standard. Grooved nipples come in sizes 2-inch by 4-inch, 3-inch by 3-inch, and 3-inch by 4-inch. 800-431-2082; www.matco-norca.com.

American Standard Studio S collection of faucets
The Studio S collection of bath and shower faucets from American Standard highlights an alluring combination of contemporary geometric lines and subtle design details. The faucets feature a unique, nested handle that eliminates the traditional gap when in the open position for a clean look. It is offered in two handle options: refined lever handles or a modern knob design. The bathroom sink faucets are WaterSense certified, delivering a flow rate of 1.2 gpm that saves 45 percent more water over standard 2.2 gpm models. Showering options include both Pressure Balance and Thermostatic valve options, diverter trims and a drenching 8-inch rain showerhead. 800-442-1902; www.americanstandard.com.

Armstrong stainless steel vertical in-line pump
Armstrong Fluid Technology’s stainless steel vertical in-line pumps are ideal for potable water or residential water applications. They provide exact flow and pressure output without throttling. The pumps are available in six sizes ranging from 1 to 2 hp with 1.5- and 2-inch connections. 800-356-9845; www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com.



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