Plumber Product News: November 2021

Here are the latest product offerings for the plumbing industry

Plumber Product News: November 2021

HamatUSA’s Chelsea workstation sink integrates a classic modern farmhouse apron front with a unique work ledge that accommodates a range of accessories.

HamatUSA Chelsea workstation sink
HamatUSA’s Chelsea workstation sink integrates a classic modern farmhouse apron front with a unique work ledge that accommodates a range of accessories. The drop ledge greatly expands the functionality of the sink, making it easy to meet the demands of today’s busiest kitchens. Accessories flow seamlessly between the upper and lower level to be positioned precisely where needed, or conveniently slide out of the way. The workstation measures 33 by 20 inches with a center drain and a deep single basin. The sink includes a colander for rinsing produce and pasta, a rubberwood cutting board for prep work, a multi-purpose roll-up mat, a bottom grid and strainer basket. It’s offered in an array of classic colors, including white, matte black, matte grey and biscuit, and it is completely lead-free. 833-334-2628; www.hamatusa.com

Milwaukee Tool leveling tripod chain vise
Milwaukee Tool’s 6-inch leveling tripod chain vise has a fold-flat design and a centered carry handle that enable balanced, briefcase-style transportation, and compact storage in vehicles and job boxes. With only two simple steps to deploy, the chain vise eliminates multiple setup hassles and delivers a quick and painless setup. Equipped with STABLE LOK, contractors can easily adjust the tension of the deck to maintain steadiness throughout the life of the stand. The tripod features an adjustable leg, allowing the deck to be pitched plus/minus 3 degrees for level alignments. With a multi-material chain vise, a larger work surface, and optimized tool storage, the stand can serve as a portable work desk while on the job site. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com

Cherne larger-sized I-Series line of test plugs
Cherne Industries added larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball, Muni-Ball and Air-Loc pipe plugs. The new plugs are available as large as 24 to 48 inches. Manufactured robotically, each plug’s natural rubber core is mechanically bonded to its aluminum end plate, ensuring precision and consistency while eliminating failures that can result from chemical-bonding processes. In addition, I-Series plugs feature corrosion-resistant aluminum base plates with laser-etched identifiers, replacing the use of raised rubber markings that eventually wear away with usage. The plugs are lightweight, short and flexible, while offering back pressure to accommodate the range of plug sizes offered. Protective sleeves are also available for the full range of I-Series plugs, helping further preserve the plugs for extended use. 800-843-7584; www.cherneind.com

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye X-POD Plus sewer camera
The Gen-Eye X-POD Plus sewer camera system from General Pipe Cleaners now includes the Gen-Pack battery adapter, Wi-Fi transmitter and an on-screen distance counter as standard equipment. Depending on battery type and settings, the built-in battery adapter allows for up to 12 hours of operation in remote locations with limited access to power. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter lets you view and record work on a cellphone or tablet. And using the system’s USB port, you can also archive activity on flash drives. The new on-screen distance counter also shows how far the camera has travelled down a line in feet or meters. And for optimum accuracy, settings can be adjusted for full size or mini-reel configurations. A 7-inch LCD color monitor with a sunscreen provides easy viewing in any location, and the camera has one-touch recording for speed and convenience. 800-245-6200; www.drainbrain.com

HammerHead Trenchless HydroGuide HG550 cable winch
The HydroGuide HG550 cable winch by HammerHead Trenchless enables operators to precisely match tonnage and speed to a job’s specific requirements. The winch is ideal for slitting plastic gas pipes and pulling back new product in lines ranging from 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. The HG550 provides infinite, proportional control of up to 5.5 tons of pulling force at payout/pullback speeds ranging from 3 inches to 110 feet per minute. It features a data tracking system to record performance information, and documentation can be used to meet reporting requirements, support operator training programs or for internal project tracking, assessment and more. The easy-to-read, Precision Digital Job Data Recorder keeps track of line speed, distance, force and pressure, and a USB flash drive makes it easy to store and download data. 800-331-6653; www.hammerheadtrenchless.com

Picote Solutions battery-powered miller systems
Picote Solutions has launched two of its latest easy-to-use and easily transported miller options in a battery-powered format. The two new units are the battery-powered Mini Miller and Mini Cleaner. The two units are totally cordless when operating and feature a new dedicated brushless motor. The Mini Miller is designed for cleaning and descaling as well as root removal in pipes between 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The units can also be used for cutting and reinstatement work in pipes from 2 to 3 inches. The Mini Cleaner is designed for cleaning, descaling, root cutting and brush coating operations in pipes from 1 1/4 to 3 inches in diameter. Both the Mini Miller and the Mini Cleaner can be retro-fitted or upgraded to operate with the Picote +C option, which allows operations to be viewed in real time via an onboard CCTV camera. 708-267-6366; www.picotesolutions.com

U.S. Boiler SteamMax gas-fired steam boiler
U.S. Boiler’s SteamMax is a cast iron, gas-fired, steam boiler that has been designed to specifically overcome the challenges presented by poor water quaility and design necessitated by efficiency standards. A completely new, steam-specific cast iron heat exchanger design provides corrosion resistance in a wide variety of water conditions, along with an efficiency rating of 82% AFUE. The heat exchanger includes a larger steam chest with an increased steam disengaging area, a highly stable waterline, and wider internal pathways. Cast iron sections are joined via leak-free metal push nipples instead of gaskets. Additionally, the boiler’s steam risers are placed on intermediate sections to promote smooth steam flow. Pre-cut, near-boiler piping kits are available for residential models between 75 and 250 mBh. 717-397-4701; www.usboiler.net



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