Product focus: Made in the USA 2018
The following plumbing, heating, cooling, piping and radiant/hydronics products are all manufactured in the USA.
Legend’s HyperPure is a flexible plastic hot and cold potable water tube. It is 100% recyclable, strong, flexible and pure. It is included in both the ICC and UPC national plumbing codes. Sizes 1/4” to 1” are sold in coils and sticks; 1 1/4”,
1 1/2” and 2” are sold in 20’ lengths.
Systematic health checks
Rheem’s Triton intelligent high-efficiency commercial water heater is equipped with an advanced and accurate leak-detection and -prevention system. Factory installed, the system can catch a leak the size of a grain of sand and will allow no more than 24 oz. of water to escape before automatically shutting off.
25-year transferable limited warranty
Uponor’s pre-insulated PEX pipe meets ASHRAE and IECC energy-code requirements. With insulation thicknesses up to 2”, the offering includes both AquaPEX pipe for potable plumbing applications as well as Wirsbo hePEX oxygen-barrier pipe for hydronic heating and cooling applications.
Long continuous lengths
OmegaFlex’s DoubleTrac features double containment pipe for diesel and gasoline backup generators, a 15-year above-ground warranty, 30-year below-ground warranty and UV protection. It passes a two-hour fire test.
Clear clogged drains
General Pipe Cleaners’ Kinetic Water Ram uses compressed air to generate a shock wave that instantly pulverizes stoppages in 1 1/4” to 4” lines. Just pump it up, insert into a drain and snap the trigger. It requires no electrical power or CO2 gas.
General Pipe Cleaners www.drainbrain.com
Permanent joining system
IPEX’s AquaRise potable water piping system is a nonmetallic piping system for commercial, industrial and high-rise building construction. It is a solid alternative to metal, NSF 14- and 61-listed, and a certified lead-free solution, the company points out.
Cashel’s Maddox Workstation is a full-size laundry tub and comes with extras. It has a 20-gal.capacity and is made from high-impact polypropylene. It includes a shelf and towel bar. The sink is stain and rust resistant. The entire kit measures 25 3/4” by 25 3/8” by 33 7/8” and comes with a faucet.
Hidden drain system
WallDrain features a stainless steel body with QuickDrain USA’s sloped-trough system that leaves no standing water in the drain body. Offered in three standard sizes (48”, 72” and 96”) it also includes trough extensions for an exact fit. The drain cover can be perfectly adjusted to the thickness of the wall’s ceramic tile or stone covering. The system is ADA approved.
QuickDrain USA www.quickdrainusa.com
Guided setup wizard
Weil-McLain’s 95% AFUE high-efficiency Evergreen condensing boiler line is available in 70, 110 and 155K Btu/h input sizes, joining the existing 220, 299 and 399 sizes. It features simple installation, an easy-to-understand graphical user interface, 10 heating system presets for quick setup, the ability to cascade two to eight boilers together and ZoneStacking up to 24 programmable zones with no external panel required.
Stain-, mold- and mildew-resistant
MTI Baths’ Alissa model 231 freestanding tub will retrofit in a 66” alcove. It measures 64 5/8” long by 33 1/2” wide by 21 5/8” tall and features an integral pedestal and integrated slotted overflow. Offered in white or biscuit, matte or gloss finish, the tub can be ordered as a soaking tub or as a therapeutic air bath.
MTI Baths www.mtibaths.com
Newport Brass’ Malvina widespread faucet meets the water-saving standards established by the California Energy Commission and CALGreen at 1.2 gpm. The scaled cross handles are made of solid brass.
Newport Brass www.newportbrass.com
Restore dull drill bits
Drill Doctor’s 750X sharpens standard twist and masonry bits from 3/32” to 3/4”. Point angles can be set anywhere from 115° to 140°. Adjustable material takeoff allows users to adjust the amount of material removed during sharpening. It also creates and restores split points.
Drill Doctor www.drilldoctor.com
MIFAB’s SuperMax HDPE grease and oil interceptors are available in 500- to 1,500-gal., liquid holding capacities and are ASME, ANSI Z1001 approved and IAPMO listed. The material is resistant to the harmful effects of accumulated grease and oil inside interceptors.
High-output ultraviolet germicidal lamp
UV Resources’ RLM Xtreme fixtureless UV-C lamp system delivers high-output ultraviolet energy to irradiate coils and destroy mold, bacteria and viruses in demanding and high-volume HVAC environments. Ideal for both new and retrofit applications, it fits into most any plenum and generates 360° UV-C irradiation.
UV Resources www.uvresources.com
High-arc, pull-down hose
Delta’s Allentown kitchen faucet features a hose that swivels 360°. DIAMOND Seal Technology ensures a leak-free operation and MagnaTite docking keeps the pulldown spray wand firmly in place. Installation is complete with the available one-, two-, three- or four-hole 8” choices, optional 10 3/4” escutcheon and included 32” minimum InnoFlex supply lines below the deck.
Delta Faucet www.deltafaucet.com
Easy installation and serviceability
Lochinvar’s NOBLE fire-tube combi boiler features three models ranging from 110,000 to 199,999 Btu/h, delivering up to 4.8 gal. of DHW per minute. It offers a 10:1 turndown and 95% annual fuel utilization efficiency. The boiler is equipped with SMART CONTROL and features a setup wizard to guide contractors through programming parameters.