Product News - September 2019

Fluidmaster PRO Series Flappers

The PRO Series Flappers from Fluidmaster have Microban technology protection that actively inhibits bacteria growth that contributes to flapper breakdown. Made from high-quality rubber, PRO Series Flappers can stand up to the harshest water conditions. They feature an adjustable dial for maximum performance, water savings, and are chlorine and hard water resistant. The flappers are designed with a solid frame for a solid seal, eliminating any twisting. Also included is a 12-inch kink-free metal chain to prevent jiggling of the handle to get the toilet to stop running. The complete line of flappers will fit 1.28, 1.6 and 3.5-plus gpf toilets on both 2- and 3-inch flush valves. 949-728-2000; www.fluidmaster.com.


Taco Comfort Solutions 0018e ECM Bluetooth circulator

Taco Comfort Solutions’ 0018e high-efficiency, Bluetooth-enabled circulator is designed for residential and light commercial hydronic systems. The circulator features Bluetooth communication to a mobile app, providing real-time control, diagnostics and reporting, such as installation history, power consumption, performance and runtime. Installers can select between multiple constant speed, proportional pressure and constant pressure modes, as well as activeADAPT, Taco’s self-adjusting proportional pressure mode. The 0018e features 18-feet maximum head with a maximum flow of 16 gpm. It’s also double insulated, eliminating the need for a ground wire. 401-942-8000; www.tacocomfort.com.


SANIFLO Sanicubic Vortex Series lift stations

SANIFLO’s Sanicubic Vortex Series features a vortex-type impeller that delivers clog-free handling of solids up to 2 inches in diameter. The series is engineered for highly demanding, rugged-duty applications that involve much larger or harder objects than what is typically flushed down a toilet. Two models are available: the Sanicubic 1VX, equipped with a single, 1.5 hp motor; and the Sanicubic 2VX, equipped with two motors. Both new lift stations are capable of discharging through 2- or 4-inch rigid pipe and offer a shut-off head of 43 feet. Both are meant to be connected to a high voltage, 220-240 volts. 800-571-8191; www.saniflo.com.


SJE-Rhombus Xpert Alert Wi-Fi

The Xpert Alert Wi-Fi indoor alarm system from SJE-Rhombus helps protect a home from costly damage due to flooding, pump failure or freezing pipes. The system monitors and reports any residential alarm condition by notifying locally (audible and visual alarms) and remotely via SMS text messages and/or emails. It uses an existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to send messages, meaning there are no monthly fees or contracts. The sleek design incorporates an LED alarm light ring that illuminates red for alarm 1 and amber for alarm 2. The red low-temperature indicator activates at 40 degrees F to alert about potential freezing conditions, but it can be deactivated for cold climates. It is CSA certified. 888-342-5753; www.sjerhombus.com.


AquaMotion outdoor hot-water recirculating pump 

The outdoor hot-water recirculating pump from AquaMotion is designed to be used with outdoor-installed tankless heaters without a built-in pump on dedicated return lines. It can also be installed indoors. The pump is freeze and insect protected, water and sprinkler safe, and easy to service. The outdoor control box has a clear cover with timer visibility and an anti-tampering feature. It also comes with an automatic, built-in thermostat/switch, mechanical timer and 10-foot line cord. The single-speed pump is UL, ULC, NSF/ANSI 372 listed and approved. 401-785-3000; www.aquamotionhvac.com.


Pipe Vise tools

Pipe Vise tools are designed to eliminate the hassle of using two pipe wrenches to assemble piping and fittings. Hardened spring-loaded jaws provide a secure hold for objects ranging from 1/2 inch to 2 inch depending on the model. Whether you are assembling new fittings or breaking loose old pipe, Pipe Vise tools are designed to make tightening and loosening easier. 832-303-1149; www.pipevise.com.


A.O. Smith Water Heaters Cyclone LV commercial water heater

A. O. Smith Water Heaters’ Cyclone LV is a large-volume commercial water heater that rounds out the company’s Cyclone family of high-efficiency gas products. The LV model is designed to serve the needs of facilities that require large storage for jobs with critical load requirements. The water heater’s modulating process adjusts the burner’s firing rate to a specific demand, which allows for a performance of up to 96% thermal efficiency, lowering operating costs. Available in 220- and 250-gallon capacities, the units allow engineers to specify two Cyclone LV units where they would have previously needed four Cyclone Mxi units. 800-527-1953; www.hotwater.com.


Viega automatic recirculation balancing valve

Viega’s automatic recirculation balancing valve ensures a balanced domestic water recirculation system by dynamically changing with varying conditions. The valve helps keep water temperatures more uniform by adjusting flow with changes in temperature. Unlike with manual valves, the temperature can be set once and be maintained automatically. Settings can be changed easily, if needed. The valve can be installed on risers or branches and can be remotely monitored with its temperature sensor. An optional thermometer provides visual indication of valve setting, and threaded ends allow it to be used with Viega ProPress or Viega PureFlow fittings systems. 800-976-9819; www.viega.us.


LeakSmart (Waxman Products) works with Samsung SmartThings

The LeakSmart (Waxman Products) leak and flood protection system for the home now works with the Samsung SmartThings Hub, enabling homeowners to connect the LeakSmart system to their already connected home. The SmartThings Hub allows users to connect wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices to make them all work together. SmartThings currently integrates with LeakSmart’s Protect by LeakSmart Valve, as well as LeakSmart’s water sensors that are placed around the home to detect leaks. By setting rules for the LeakSmart System via the SmartThings app, the system will automatically shut off the home’s main water supply or a homeowner can turn off their water if one of LeakSmart’s sensors detects a leak or pipe-freezing conditions. 855-532-5457; www.leaksmart.com.


Electric Eel eCAM Ace inspection camera system

The Electric Eel eCAM Ace 100-Micro Pipeline inspection camera system streams video directly to any mobile device, and audio and video can be recorded to a mobile device as well. The compact eCAM Ace 100-Micro performs quick inspections in pipes ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter and up to 100 feet in length. It weighs only 15 pounds, making for easy portability. The system comes equipped with a 512 Hz transmitter and a resettable on-screen footage counter. The files are saved on a mobile device and can then be transferred via email, text or to the cloud. It has a pushrod size of 0.271-inch in diameter and a pushrod length of 100 feet. 800-833-1212; www.electriceel.com.


Spartan Tool Revolution drain cleaning machine

The Spartan Revolution, a private label of the Picote Mini Cleaner, is a high-speed machine for cleaning, descaling and blockage removal. The Revolution is designed to work in P-traps, U-bends and pipes with multiple 90-degree bends. It is made with a specially produced, highly flexible, durable outer casing, which is flame, abrasion and chemical resistant. 800-435-3866; www.spartantool.com



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