Product Focus - February 2021

Product Focus - February 2021

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Bath Tub

MTI Baths Cássandra

The Cássandra from MTI Baths is an oval freestanding tub with an asymmetrical design that features a wider tub deck on one side for resting or turning into it. It is available in white or biscuit; soft matte or hand-polished deep gloss finish, and is offered as a soaker or air bath. Measuring a generous 72 by 38 by 22 inches, it is constructed using a SculptureStone material that is 70% organic natural stone combined with high-performance resins. This molded stone is solid throughout with high insulating properties to keep bath water warm longer for extended soaks. The tubs are nonporous and resistant to stain, mold and mildew, and easy to clean and maintain. 800-783-8827; www.mtibaths.com


Boiler

Bosch Thermotechnology Greenstar 

The Greenstar boiler from Bosch Thermotechnology offers reliable, ultra-quiet operation, fast, easy installation and very low maintenance costs. The intelligent digital control systems allow for precise boiler control using indoor and/or outdoor temperature sensing, as well as options for controlling domestic hot water. The largest model provides ideal comfort for almost any home and can run two standard showers simultaneously. It includes a highly efficient 95% AFUE aluminum silicon heat exchanger, which makes the boiler eligible for savings up to 75% in federal, state and local credits. 800-283-3787; www.boschheatingandcooling.com


Coatings/Linings/Sealants

Flow-Liner Systems Neofit+

Neofit+ from Flow-Liner Systems is an environmentally friendly pipe lining system that helps maintain the life expectancy of the existing service pipe. Designed for 1/2- to 2-inch diameters and up to 300-foot sections, it is made from a strong and durable virgin polyethylene terephthalate. The NSF 61-approved liner has two main uses: to keep drinking water pure and out of contact with the host pipe, such as lead or copper, and to rehabilitate pipes by sealing pinholes, cracks and small defects. It is a trenchless technology, thus its installation procedure avoids the risk of damage to other services since there is no disturbance of the ground around the pipe, also eliminating both the possibility of ground contamination and harm to existing plant and animal life. This no-dig, noninvasive system also preserves the property owner’s aboveground structures, and can be installed in just a couple of hours. 800-348-0020; www.flow-liner.com


Oatey Megaloc Thread Sealant

Megaloc Thread Sealant from Oatey has Dupont Kevlar in its formula. It can be used on steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminum and plastics. The sealant wipes clean from hands and tools with just a dry rag and washes out of clothing too. It is grit-free and does not contain PTFE. It sets soft; no cure time required; never hardens, cracks or becomes brittle. Its no-odor, nonseparating, nonflammable and nonhazardous formula provides leak-proof hydraulic resistance up to 12,000 psi. Certified to ANSI/NSF Standard 61, it withstands gas pressure to 26,000 psi and performs over a temperature range of negative 58 to 752 degrees F (on steel pipe). 800-203-1155; www.oatey.com


Drains

Dallas Specialty Dal-Drains DD2T

The square-top Dal-Drains DD2T drain from Dallas Specialty is gasketed and connects to cast iron pipe for remolding old showers and connects to PVC or ABS pipe for old or new work. A mortar drain device protects the weep holes from mortar clog. Available 24-, 36- and 48-inch widths, stainless steel linear drains connect to Dal-Drains with a 2-inch throat or any other existing drain with a 2-inch thread. A 40 Mil Perma-Gard PVC Shower pan liner is also available. 800-222-5644; www.dallasspecialty.com


Easy Sanitary Solutions  Easy Drain Modulo Stone

The Easy Drain Modulo Stone from Easy Sanitary Solutions is a frameless shower drain with tileable grate that is developed for natural stone floors of any thickness. The frameless design makes it completely invisible and fits harmoniously into any bathroom floor. It is equipped with a tile adjustable frame and water protection system. The TAF system has been developed to simplify installation by eliminating guesswork and ensuring maximum security with secondary water drainage. The WPS system consists of a preassembled sealing membrane that prevents leaking as a result of faulty installation due to unfavorable conditions. 347-293 0887; www.easydrainusa.com


Infinity Drain Universal Infinity Drain

The Universal Infinity Drain linear drain from Infinity Drain is compatible with most types of waterproofing methods. The convenient universal kit features a pitched channel with a clamping collar and the choice of a tile insert frame or squares pattern grate. Designed to adhere to both traditional and modern waterproofing techniques, the drain’s channel allows traditional membranes like vinyl or Chloraloy to be mechanically fastened to the drain channel. Alternatively, modern installation methods that incorporate a bonded waterproofing method like liquid membrane or fabric sheet will adhere to the 1-inch channel flange. It is available in squares/satin stainless steel or polished stainless steel finishes, in 24-, 30-, 32-, 42-, 48-, 54- and 60-inch lengths. 516-767-6786; www.infinitydrain.com


Faucet

PRIER Products  CoolTemp (P-114)

The CoolTemp (P-114) from PRIER Products offers the same level of quality components, distinguishable design and performance as the TrueTemp (P-118) in a cold-water version. It is available in an oil-rubbed bronze or satin nickel finish to match surrounding home decor. The design has an ergonomic, rubber grip handle for easy operation. Each hydrant is freeze-proof, with a self-draining, anti-siphon vacuum breaker and backflow check valve. It is ASSE code approved. 800-362-9055; www.prier.com


Fittings

BrassCraft KT Series  1/4 Turn Ball Stop

The BrassCraft KT Series 1/4 Turn Ball Stop has a precision-machined brass ball mated with PTFE seats for smooth operation without freeze-ups, even after long periods of non-use. The blowout-proof stem is assembled from inside with high-performance O-rings designed to withstand high temperatures and corrosion. Its machined one-piece brass body provides strength and durability, while its plated stem provides corrosion resistance. A plated metal handle is designed for durability and a sleek appearance. It is 100% leak tested, meets low-lead requirements, and is available in compression, sweat, CPVC and PEX. 877-272-7755; www.brasscraft.com


Fernox TF1 Omega Filter

The nickel-plated, brass TF1 Omega Filter from Fernox is precision engineered and designed to collect HVAC system debris before it reaches and damages the boiler, extending the lifespan and maintaining the efficiency of the boiler. It is easy to install, fitting on horizontal and vertical pipework in both flow directions. The filter can operate at a 45-degree angle, and is fast and easy to clean without dismantling the unit. Its unique action removes magnetic and non-magnetic contaminants from system water, without blocking or restricting flow. It has tough, forged brass construction with nickel plating and a manifold with double radial seals and multiple orientation capability, and powerful neodymium magnet assembly with threaded magnet cap. Fernox Express products can be dosed directly into the unit. It is available in 1-inch NPT. 972-547-6002; www.fernox.us


Fluidmaster PRO45H Pro Series fill valve

The PRO45H Pro Series fill valve from Fluidmaster controls both tank and bowl water levels with a dial for maximum water control, offering the ability to fine-tune water levels to perfection. It is suitable for high water-pressure homes and properties. It can withstand up to 120 psi and adjusts from 9 to 14 inches for increased customization. It is also extremely quiet and reduces water hammer, so much so that customers will not even know their toilet bowl is filling up. It services all toilet types, is easy to install and is self-cleaning. 949-728-2207; www.fluidmaster.com


SharkBite Thermal  Expansion Relief Valve

Eliminate the need for an expansion tank, shut-off valve and fitting with SharkBite’s Thermal Expansion Relief Valve. The valve has a pressure-only safety relief valve designed to protect hot water supply systems where high-pressure conditions are likely to occur as a result of thermal expansion. It is compatible with PEX, copper, CPVC, PE-ERT and HDPE pipe and can be installed in wet lines. No special tools, crimping, glue or soldering are needed to install, making it an excellent option for water heaters located in tight spaces. 877-700-4242; www.sharkbite.com


Uponor ProPEX reducing tees

ProPEX engineered polymer reducing tees from Uponor allow engineers and installers to eliminate connections, work smarter, and faster to meet tight deadlines and keep projects on track. Available in 1/2- to 2-inch diameters, these reducing tees can resist corrosion, withstand thousands of pounds of force, and handle the high temperatures found on many projects. 800-321-4739; www.uponor-usa.com


Webstone, a brand of NIBCO Pro-Pal

Pro-Pal T-Union Ball Drains (with high-flow hose drain), T-Union Ball, and L-Union Ball space-saving press ball valves from Webstone, a brand of NIBCO, feature integrated union tee or union elbow fittings, making them suitable for branch connections and shutoffs in tight locations. They are available in an array of sizes including reducing options suitable for manifold/zone assemblies. They’re forged from lead-free DZR brass and feature dual stem seals and press connections that are compatible with popular press tools. 800-255-9529; www.webstonevalves.com


Fixtures

AquaMotion Aqua-Shield recirculation kits 

AquaMotion’s Aqua-Shield recirculation kits for single-pipe homes offer a stainless pump; 10-foot line cord; fittings; an outdoor enclosure that is water, sprinkler, bug and freeze protected; and an anti-tampering locking device tab. The recirculation pump can be installed outdoors next to the tankless heater. The AMK-ODR bypass valve is installed at the fixture farthest away from the tankless. The ODR valve kit includes hose and tee and maintains 95 degrees F. The AMH1K-7ODRXT1 On Demand and AMHK-RODRXT1 On Demand include the AMK-WB On Demand wireless push button and receiver. 401-785-3000; www.aquamotionhvac.com


Creative Cleanout  Covers products

Custom clean-out covers from Creative Cleanout Covers are designed for homeowners and businesses looking to add a decorative touch to the traditional chrome clean-out. This line of decorative clean-out cover products currently offers five designs with five finishes. Colors include beachnut bronze, seaside silver, glamour gold, Newport copper and paint-grade white (paintable). Made from injection-molded ABS plastic, the covers snap into place using a rare-earth magnet. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, applications include residential and commercial retrofits, new construction, hotels and restaurants. Custom designs are available. 714-841-4930; www.creativecleanoutcovers.com


ENPRESS PIONEER System

The PIONEER System from ENPRESS was developed as an environmentally conscious green product, wasting no water during backwash or regeneration of chemicals. It also successfully removes lead, cyst and poisonous chemicals PFOA/PFOS, and is installed where the waterline enters the customer’s home, business or restaurant. It is easy to install and can deliver peace-of-mind to customers. 440-510-0108; www.enpress.com


Water-Right InterFlo

InterFlo residential and commercial cartridge filters from Water-Right are powerful tools for both treating water and building a business. They are IAMPO certified for removing lead, chlorine, and cysts for an entry-level solution with the same qualities as higher-end filters. Install them on the cold-water line of any existing faucet, or utilize a separate dispensing faucet for optimal flow and to save the life of the cartridge from processing water for nonconsumable purposes. They are suitable for kitchen or bathroom faucets, refrigerator ice and water dispensers, bar sinks, commercial coffee makers, restaurant beverage stations, or office breakrooms. The cartridge is designed for flow rates up to 2 gpm and will last up to one year (or 7,900 gallons) before needing replacement. 800-777-1426; www.water-right.com


Hand Tools

Cherne Mechanical Cleanout Plugs

Mechanical Cleanout Plugs from Cherne make it simple to test a drain-waste-vent system. Available in 2-, 3- or 4-inch configurations, these plugs are built for quick and easy mechanical operation. Each plug’s two-stage locking mechanism locks firmly in for both test and drain positions, allowing for high-pressure testing up to a 150-foot head/65 psi/15 floors (at 10 feet of head per floor). Built with durable and replaceable rubber pads, the plugs fit PVC, ABS and cast iron cleanout tees. They can be installed or removed in seconds without requiring any tools, and no backsplash draining will occur. 952-933-5501; www.oatey.com/brands/cherne


Fluxuator

The Fluxuator is a safe way of applying flux to copper pipe. The click system gives the dosing head an even coverage application. The refill container keeps the non-acidic pH-neutral Copalux flux contamination free. With a turn, the whole of the pipe is coated with the right amount of flux. Each refill container gives approximately 500 applications. Should the head unit get debris or dirt in it, it can be washed under the tap. The lid from the refill is used to protect the head unit when not in use. It comes as a dual head for 1/2- or 3/4-inch pipe. A small brush in the back of the head allows the user to flux hard-to-reach areas or fittings. It is designed to flux existing pipe work without unclipping. It is safe to use on gas, hot and cold water and potable water pipes. The empty refill cartridge can be recycled. www.fluxuator.co.uk


J.C. Whitlam 1 5/8-inch Sabertooth Plastic Pipe Cutter

The 1 5/8-inch Sabertooth Plastic Pipe Cutter from J.C. Whitlam is a one-handed operation cutter with a retractable razor-sharp blade that cuts all types of plastic pipe and conduit through 1 5/8 inches O.D. The V-blade design pierces the surface, which makes it suitable for thin wall pipe. It cuts PVC, including thin wall, CPVC, ABS, PE, polypropylene and PEX, conduit pipe and tubing. It has a lightweight die-cast aluminum body, with a cam ratchet that prevents slipping, ergonomic rubber grips and easy locking blade. No tools are required to change the blade. Replacement blades and springs are also available. 800-321-8358; www.jcwhitlam.com


Koul Tools Surseat P-45 Flare Lapping Tool 

The Surseat P-45 Flare Lapping Tool from Koul Tools removes irregularities in tubing flares, providing an ideal surface for seating the tube with flare fittings. A diamond-dust-coated lapping head with a precision 45-degree angle literally polishes the flare smooth to perfection. It is easy to use. Simply screw the fitting into the provided collets, insert the collet and tube into the tool’s cavity, and then swipe the lapping head back-and-forth until the flare’s surface is cleaned up. It works on 3/16- and 1/4-inch steel, stainless steel and copper tubing. 928-854-6706; www.koultools.com


Power Tools

Milwaukee Tool M12 FUEL ProPEX Expander

The Milwaukee Tool M12 FUEL ProPEX Expander delivers fast 3/8- to 1-inch expansions. Featuring an auto-rotating head, it provides uniform expansions for the most consistent installations. In combination with the ProPEX Expander Heads with RAPID SEAL, installers can experience up to 65% faster sealing of connections as temperatures decrease, reducing the time before pressure testing. An extended dual-actuating trigger and a compact right angle design provides easy access in tight locations. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com


RIDGID K9-102 FlexShaft  Drain Cleaning Machine

The RIDGID K9-102 FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machine quickly and efficiently delivers wall-to-wall clean in 1 1/4- to 2-inch pipes up to 50 feet. Lightweight and fully contained, it is used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories designed for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess and enhanced speed. It utilizes various styles of chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to quickly clear the entire circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is housed in a fully enclosed drum and powered by a cordless drill attached to the driveshaft. Designed with efficiency and cleanliness in mind, FlexShaft machines allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. 800-769-7743; www.ridgid.com


Shower

QuickDrain USA  Shower Bench

The QuickDrain USA Shower Bench allows consumers to remain safely and comfortably in their homes. The bench accommodates the ADA standards for height and exceeds ADA weight guidelines of 250 pounds. It is also available in three configurations: a rectangle bench and large or small corner bench options. Custom sizes are also available upon request, ensuring consumers have access to the configuration that best meets their needs for accessibility and aesthetics. Each bench comes ready to assemble with no framing required, reducing the amount of lumber needed on site. No mechanical fasteners or anchors are required for installation. It is made with 100% recycled, 2-inch rigid polyethylene terephthalate plastic foam panels. 866-998-6685; www.quickdrainusa.com


Sink

BLANCO IKON 33-inch Apron 1 3/4 Bowl with  Low Divide

The IKON 33-inch Apron 1 3/4 Bowl with Low Divide sink from BLANCO is designed to make prepping, cooking and cleaning a more seamless and comfortable experience for all users. It is made of SILGRANIT, a granite composite material available in eight trending colors. The sink’s convenient low divide sits just 5 1/2 inches from the sink bottom, makes it easier to handle large pots and baking sheets, while still dividing the sink into cleaning and prepping bowls. Because apron front designs are installed further forward and eliminate the countertop, they minimize the need to lean over as much and help to reduce strain. 800-451-5782; www.blancoamerica.com


Toilets

Mansfield Plumbing  Products Broadway

The Broadway toilet from Mansfield Plumbing Products brings a touch of metropolitan allure to a bathroom’s décor. It provides the signature look of a one-piece toilet, but its two-piece design is much easier to install. The skirted bowl conceals the trapway for easy cleaning, utilizes bolt alcoves to aid in installation and includes cover plates to finish off the sleek exterior. Its powerful yet efficient flushing system requires only 1.28 gpf and has earned WaterSense certification from the EPA. It has an elongated SmartHeight bowl, easy two-bolt standard tank-to-bowl connection, a large 3-inch flapper flush valve, and comes with a slow-close toilet seat. 877-850-3060; www.mansfieldplumbing.com


Niagara Nano Single Flush

The Niagara Nano Single Flush compact elongated toilet includes Stealth Technology that has a quiet, powerful flush chamber and air transfer system with a flush rate of 0.8 gpf, has a reliable standard Fluidmaster fill valve and no flapper to cause leakage. One flush thoroughly evacuates the bowl every time, eliminating double flushing. The durable flush button is stylish and inconspicuous. The ADA-compliant unit’s compact elongated shape is more comfortable and can replace uncomfortable round toilets. The large base footprint can cover damaged tile in a replacement job. 800-831-8383; www.niagaracorp.com


TOTO USA SP Washlet+ Wall-Hung

The SP Washlet+ Wall-Hung toilet from TOTO USA includes a two-piece high efficiency DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH system using an efficient 1.0 gpf. It has a high-profile tank, elongated front bowl and chrome trip lever. Its CEFIONTECT ceramic glaze prevents debris and mold from sticking to ceramic surfaces. It has a concealed supply connection for seamless installation, with a gentle aerated, warm water, dual-action spray with adjustable pressure and oscillating pulsating features. It has adjustable variable temperature for the spray and seat, along with a water PREMIST of the bowl before each use. It comes with an automatic air deodorizer and a convenient slim wireless remote with illuminated touch pad. 888-295-8134; www.totousa.com


Water Conditioner

Aquasure Harmony Series  Whole House Water Softener

Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener system is built to provide soft, scale and spot-free water for the entire home. The system includes an advanced digital metered valve control head that allows maintenance-free backwashing. Every water softener is constructed with a high-strength corrosion-resistant fiberglass-lined polyethylene tank, durable bypass valve and prefilled premium-grade resin. The system includes an Aquatrol electronic control head, 1.5 CF premium-grade (prefilled) resin tank with distributor tube, brine line, drainline, bypass valve with 1-inch and out NPT yoke (3/4-inch available by request), and a brine tank with an overflow regulator. 800-661-0680; www.aquasureusa.com


Water Heaters

A. O. Smith Water Heaters Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

The Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater from A. O. Smith Water Heaters provides an energy-efficient and innovative solution for residential water heating. Designed to absorb ambient heat from the surrounding air, it uses a compressor and R134a refrigerant to transfer the heat into the water, while emitting cool, dehumidified air to help keep the adjacent space comfortable. It is three times more efficient than a standard tank electric water heater and can reduce water heating costs by up to 73%. The user-friendly LCD interface displays the temperature setting, operating mode and diagnostics to simplify setup and maintenance. Homeowners can select from different modes to match heating requirements to environmental conditions. In time-of-use markets, it can be programed to run during off-peak hours when electricity is least expensive. Available in 50-, 66- and 80-gallon sizes, it provides a 3.45 Uniform Energy Factor rating and is ENERGY STAR certified. 800-527-1953; www.hotwater.com


Bradford White Water Heaters Aerotherm Series Heat Pump  Water Heater

The ENERGY STAR-certified Bradford White AeroTherm Series Heat Pump Water Heater with 65-gallon capacity includes installation and servicing features valued by plumbing professionals and the energy and cost-saving benefits important to energy-conscious consumers. With top water connections and convenient height and weight, the heater is easy to install and maintain. It has four operating modes (heat pump, hybrid, electric and vacation) plus an integrated smart control panel, making it simple to change the temperature or mode. Standard water and electrical connections, quiet operation and an environmentally friendly profile add to the heater’s value. All heaters include Vitraglas lining, an enamel formula that provides superior tank protection from the corrosive effects of hot water. 800-523-2931; www.bradfordwhite.com


Noritz America NRCR

The NRCR residential condensing tankless water heater series from Noritz America uses a fully integrated pump to keep hot water close to even the farthest outlet in the home, minimizing the wait and the waste of unused potable water down the drain. Auto mode on the unit quickly learns household water usage and automatically triggers recirculation-loop activation in line with expected usage. It is available with inputs of 165,000 Btu/h and 199,900 Btu/h. Both models in the series carry a Uniform Energy Factor of 0.97 while offering the durability of dual, stainless steel heat exchangers. 714-433-2905; www.noritz.com


Rheem ProTerra

The ProTerra hybrid electric water heater from Rheem is eco-friendly at up to 4.0 UEF. The system is available in 40, 50, 65 and 80 gallons to support various hot water needs. The LeakGuard model has built-in leak detection and auto shut-off that limits water loss from the tank to no more than 20 ounces. Its compact design makes it a suitable replacement for even the home’s smallest spaces. It has all serviceable components on the front of the unit. Another benefit to plumbers is the unit’s zero-clearance requirement on the sides. 800-621-5622; www.rheem.com  



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