Plumber Product News: October 2021

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: October 2021

The new Gen-Pack battery adapter from General Pipe Cleaners allows for operation of sewer inspection camera systems in remote locations where access to power is limited.

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Pack battery adapter
The new Gen-Pack battery adapter from General Pipe Cleaners allows for operation of sewer inspection camera systems in remote locations where access to power is limited. Depending on battery type and system settings, the Gen-Eye POD or Gen-Eye X-POD camera systems can run up to 12 hours with the Gen-Pack. The adapter is fuse protected for safety and easily mounts to both full-size and mini-reel versions of the Gen-Eye POD and X-POD. It features a powerful command module with USB port to record video inspections on flash drives. It also includes a 7-inch LCD color monitor, one-touch recording, digital zoom, voice-over recording and more. 800-245-6200;

RIDGID RP 351 standard press tool
The RP 351 standard press tool from RIDGID has a SlimGrip handle for enhanced balance and control and weighs only about eight pounds with battery. It joins the recently introduced RIDGID RP 350 press tool, a drill grip standard press tool. Together, the press tools are ideal for making connections on carbon steel, copper, PEX and stainless steel pipe. The RP 350 and RP 351 feature an advanced brushless motor and come paired with LED lights. Each tool’s 18 V battery platform includes chargers and a 12 V car charger cord. The units also pair with the RIDGID Link app to track tool usage, service needs, battery life and last known location. 800-474-3443;

Uponor ProPEX ball valves
Uponor’s redesigned line of ProPEX ball valves for PEX-a plumbing and hydronic distribution applications provide quality and performance at a competitive cost. Manufactured from premium, lead-free, dezincification-resistant brass, the full-port ball valves feature positive tube stops that ensure installers insert the valve into the pipe far enough without overextension. The valves feature a blowout-proof stem design to ensure reliability. In addition, the ASTM F1960 connection method offers a solid, strong seal without the need for glues, torches, or fire watch, providing greater safety and cost savings on job sites. 800-321-4739;

Taco micro expansion tank
Taco Comfort Solutions’ new micro expansion tank for potable water, heating, and chilled water applications has tank volumes from 2.6 to 6.5 gallons. The tank features a replaceable, full acceptance heavy-duty Butyl bladder, eliminating the need for special internal linings. It is NSF/ANSI 61-G certified and constructed per ASME section VIII Div. 1. Standard working pressure is 150 psi with optional working pressures of 175 psi or higher. 401-942-8000;

Little Giant HT-VCL Series condensate pumps
Franklin Electric brand Little Giant’s HT-VCL Series is a line of high-temperature condensate pumps plenum rated for use within the tight floor and ceiling spaces HVAC units must often go. Each unit is constructed with plastics that have been tested and comply with UL Standard 2043 Fire Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release for Discrete Products and Their Accessories Installed in Air Handling Spaces. The pumps also offer installation features including an external pump switch test lever to help ensure the pump is functioning without needing to fill the tank. The 14-foot lead wires provide connection to a power supply with separate leads for the overflow detection switch. The HT-VCL Series comes in 1/8 and 1/3 hp models with flows up to 575 gph at 5 feet with a maximum of 62 feet of head. 844-250-4982;

Rinnai TRX Compact Wall-Mount System
Rinnai’s TRX Compact Wall-Mount System delivers a compact, reliable, flexible water heating system. Designed to offer faster and more flexible installation in an easy to transport package, the TRX system is shipped pretested and preassembled. The TRX takes up 39 by 39 inches on a wall, saving space in most mechanical rooms. When contractors find themselves in a tight area and there’s no blank wall space available for a flush mount, an additional bracket option adds about 2 inches to clear any standard piping as long as there is access to four mounting points. 800-621-9419;

Perma-Liner Industries Extreme Cold 4:1 resin
Perma-Liner Industries is expanding its resin offerings to include a new Extreme Cold 4:1 resin. The epoxy resin comes in 40-pound buckets and is a complement for ambient curing in temperatures lower than 30 degrees F up to 50 degrees F. Perma-Liner offers 12 different resins for all types of rehabilitation projects that are eco-friendly, compatible with Perma-Liner products, meet and exceed ASTM 1216 and NSF Standards, and provide minimal shrinkage for maximum adherence to the host pipe. 866-336-2568;


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