Plumber Product News: February 2021

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: February 2021

Milwaukee Tool PACKOUT racking solutions
Milwaukee Tool expanded its PACKOUT Modular Storage System with two new racking solutions: a PACKOUT 2-Shelf Racking Kit and a PACKOUT Racking Shelf. For more versatile mounting options, the PACKOUT Racking Shelf attaches to E-Track, allowing users to place the shelf in any location or onto any surface E-Track can be mounted. To keep contents secure during transport, the shelf features integrated tie-down points and an anti-rattle screw. A 50-pound weight capacity, metal reinforced frame and impact-resistant body provide maximum durability. The shelf is available on its own or in a kit with two racking shelves and two 20-inch lengths of vertical E-Track. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.

Webstone T-Valve and transition fittings
Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, has new Press × FIP transition tee products, including the all-new Pro-Pal T-Valve, that are ideal for isolating a line or device for service. The valve features a full port ball valve with an integrated tee fitting. Sizes range from 1/2- to 1-inch, including reducing branch options. In addition, Press × PEX transition elbows and couplings are now available in 5/8- and 1-inch reducing sizes. All products are made from lead-free DZR brass and are compatible with popular press tools. 800-336-5133; www.nibco.com.

Oatey full-clamp pipe clamps
Oatey’s improved full-clamp pipe clamps feature updated installation and removal features for fast and easy use. The clamps are built with convenient push-on installation technology, including a lead-in edge that automatically opens the clamp. With a patented removal wedge and notch, clamp removal is also quick and simple. The full clamps provide pipes complete standoff from the surface, and 360-degree pipe protection allows tubes to expand and contract. Notched nail slots also allow for strain relief and better nail alignment. 800-203-1155; www.oatey.com.

Gerber Plumbing Fixtures 0.8 gpf toilet
Gerber Plumbing Fixtures added the efficient 0.8 gpf toilet to its Viper lineup. Available in white with a chrome-plated, top-mount flush actuator, the toilet utilizes the Viper trapway design and Fludimaster 400A fill valve to provide set-it-and-forget-it reliability. It is available in both 12- and 10-inch rough-in configurations, an ADA-compliant ErgoHeight elongated bowl, and as a standard-height round front bowl, ideal for confined spaces. Additionally, the large 20 1/2-inch by 9 3/4-inch footprint is ideal for replacements and the tall bolt caps cut down time needed during installation, eliminating the need to trim floor bolts. 866-538-5536; www.gerber-us.com.

J.C. Whitlam plastic pipe cutter
J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company has a newly designed Sabertooth plastic pipe cutter. The one-handed operation cutter has a retractable razor-sharp blade that cuts all types of plastic pipe and conduit through 1 5/8-inch outside diameter. The V-Blade design pierces the surface, which makes it ideal for thin wall pipe. The Sabertooth cuts PVC, CPVC, ABS, PE, polypropylene and PEX, and conduit pipe and tubing. It has a lightweight die-cast aluminum body, a cam ratchet that prevents slipping, ergonomic rubber grips and easy locking blade. No tools are required to change the blade. 800-321-8358; www.jcwhitlam.com.

Viega Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco
The Viega Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco are now available from distributors and through Viega. The Pressgun 6 is a cost-efficient workhorse that can press up to 4-inch ProPress copper and stainless steel and 2-inch MegaPress with the V2 actuator and rings, as well as 2-inch PureFlow PEX. Its features include an eight-second press cycle, LED display indicating number of presses left on a charge, steel cylinder head and jaw intake, 270-degree rotating cylinder head, and forward and backward compatibility with RIDGID batteries. The Pressgun 6 Picco can press up to 1 1/4-inch ProPress with the C1 actuator and rings, 1 1/2-inch PureFlow and 3/4-inch MegaPress. Both tools come with an 18-volt lithium-ion battery and charger. 800-976-9819; www.viega.us.

Franklin Electric VR SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System
Franklin Electric’s VR SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System is a pump and drive package that combines the benefits of its high-performance VR Series Vertical Multi-Stage Pump with an efficient TEFC motor and variable-frequency drive specifically designed for pump applications. It is ASHRAE 90.1-2010 compliant and is designed with NSF/ANSI 61 and 273 certified isolation valves. Users can easily configure it to comply with pressure-boosting needs in most commercial, industrial, or multi-residential applications for constant-pressure operation with several available options according to flow needs, control enclosures, interfaces (Touchscreen HMI/PLC) and additional communication ports. 260-824-2900; www.franklinengineered.com.



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