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Mechanical Contracting Products - September 2008

editor's choice

Editor's Choice

THE PINT FAMILY OF ULTRA-LOW CONSUMPTION URINALS is the most complete line on the market today, with options for almost any application. Whether installed new or retrofitted, a single urinal can save up to 30,000 gal. of water and about $200 in operating costs over the course of a year.

Zurn
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THIS RENEWABLE ENERGY ROOFING SYSTEM features broad compatibility with a variety of popular roofing and siding products, such as standing seam roofing, metal siding, metal roofing shingles and metal roofing tiles. There is no unsightly collector visible from street level. The dual-action system is able to produce both heat and electricity.

Dawn Solar
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THIS ULTRA-LOW FLOW SHOWERHEAD features a flow rate of 1.6 GPM, and uses innovative, high-velocity spray formers to preserve the showering experience that users associate with full-flow showerheads. Vandal-resistant commercial models are also available.

Moen
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RADIANT PEX + is easier to pull through joists. It also protects the oxygen barrier against moisture and jobsite abuse. The new tubing produces less expansion noise in walls and floors. It comes in large coils for easier installation on the job — exact lengths may be ordered to suit a given job, saving money and sending less PEX to the landfills.

Watts Radiant
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THE CONSERVER DUAL-FLUSH HIGH EFFICIENCY TOILET allows the user to select either a 1.0 or a 1.6 GPF flush for an average water savings of 20% compared to typical toilets. It is constructed from high quality vitreous china, and features a 2" glazed trapway for more efficient waste disposal and quieter flush-and-refill than pressure assist or gravity-fed toilets.

Briggs
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THE SX1 FIRE CLAY COLLECTION includes a free-standing pedestal in addition to a wall-mount semi-pedestal sink. The sink can also be installed as a vessel when installed in a countertop. Architectural in design with simple, clean lines, the pedestal is offered in 20", 28" and 39".

Sonia
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AXOR WATER-SAVING ELECTRONIC FAUCETS deliver substantial water savings while being both attractive and user-friendly. They feature clean, minimalist design. New infrared sensors, located inside the front base of the units are protected with a piece of sapphire crystal glass. They are offered in preset temperature or adjustable temperature control models.

Hansgrohe
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THE 255-256 SERIES SOLAR PUMP STATIONS are used on the primary circuit of solar water heating systems to transfer heat from the collector to the storage tank. They are available with dual line flow and return connection or with single line return connection only.

Caleffi
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THE CB-500-CTB LARGE-CAPACITY USED OIL TUBE BOILER can recycle large volumes of used oil — 3.6 gal. per hour. It can be used for in-floor, baseboard and space heating, as well as for ice melt applications. It has an input rating of 500,000 Btu.

Clean Burn
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NEW HIGH EFFICIENCY TOILET SYSTEMS package 1.28 GPF flushometers with vitreous china fixtures, combining the high performance of both the toilet and the valve to increase waters savings. Specifiers have a choice of manual or sensor-operated valves.

Sloan Valve
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THE CONCETTO LAVATORY FAUCET is part of the company's WaterCare line of fixtures, designed to help consumers reduce water consumption by as much as 30% without sacrificing performance. It offers a flow rate of just 1.5 GPM.

Grohe
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THIS CENTERSET LAV is part of the company's Lahara Bath Collection, which combines high-end design with water efficiency. It features a 1.5 GPM aerator flow combined with a sleek, high-arc spout. It is offered in widespread, deck-mounted, and two-handled models.

Delta
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THE MODULEX LINE OF CONDENSING BOILERS offers units with capacities ranging from 300,000 to 1 million Btuh, and can now support projects with higher working pressure — up to 92 psig. The boilers are equipped with a larger 2½" NPT water inlet/outlet connection, resulting in lower pressure drop across the boiler, making them suitable for a wider variety of hydronic applications. Each boiler in the line combines between two and seven independent, 151,500 Btuh pre-assembled thermal modules, housed in a common enclosure.

Aerco
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THE STA-TITE COMMERCIAL FASTENING SYSTEM puts an end to costly callbacks for loose toilet seats. Fast and easy to install, it uses a single-piece fastener that includes a glass-filled nylon nut and integrated washer that outperforms stainless steel fasteners.

Bemis Manufacturing
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NEW LEAD-FREE, COMPLIANT STAINLESS STEEL FAUCETS are now available that exceed the stringent requirements of the new California law AB1935 that brings the allowable lead content down from 8% to .25%. They are 100% recyclable, and ideal for institutional or commercial applications.

Fisher Manufacturing
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THE SYNC CONDENSING BOILER features an advanced touchscreen system. It combines a stainless steel heat exchanger with modulating/condensing combustion technology to deliver thermal efficiencies as high as 98%. Models are offered that produce 1.0, 1.3 and 1.5 million Btuh inputs with low NOx emissions.

Lochinvar
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4SG DOUBLE CHECK DETECTOR ASSEMBLIES are built to take up less valuable space in sprinkler applications while meeting all safety requirements. They are sized from 2½" to 8" and feature grooved end connections that reduce weight and length. OS&Y or NRS gate valves, with either grooved or flanged end connections are available as shut-offs.

Apollo Valves
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THIS SLIDE CHART FOR CIRCULATOR REPLACEMENT SIZING has been recently updated to make it more accurate and easier to use than ever before. It now includes high-efficiency MAGNA variable speed circulators. The easy-to-use tool aids in the design of heating and cooling systems, and in selecting pumps for replacement opportunities.

Grundfos
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THE POWERVEE DRAIN CLEANING MACHINE works well in tight confines, such as under sinks. When the user squeezes the feed lever, three offset rollers in the automatic feed grip the cable and drive it into the line. The machine handles ¼" through ⅜" cables without any need for adjustment. Quick-change cable cartridges make changing cable clean and easy.

General Pipe Cleaners
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INDUSTRIAL-GRADE J-HOOKS are a simple solution for hanging, mounting and supporting piping, hoses, cables and even tools and equipment. They feature all-metal construction, smooth, zinc-plated finish, easy installation, and are offered in a range of sizes from 1" to 4".

Hook and Hanger Hardware
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THE NOVAVENT LINE OF SEALED VENTS offers a lightweight and leak-proof alternative to traditional welded stainless steel pipe in industrial new construction projects. It provides a fully-sealed, gasket connection combined with a precision-engineered, close-tolerance construction, instead of leaky and life-limited welded connections. The single-wall version may be cut to length in the field, further reducing installation time.

NovaFlex
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THE FUSEAL CORROSIVE WASTE PIPING SYSTEM now features a redesigned mechanical joint with an EPDM O-ring seal that accommodates system expansion and contraction as well as intermittent temperatures up to 210°F. The system is resistant to the corrosive action of alkalis, alcohols, acids, solvents and salt solutions.

GF Piping Systems
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THE CHEMDRAIN CPVC CHEMICAL WASTE DRAIN SYSTEM now offers 8" pipe and fittings, including ¼ bends, ⅛th bends, 1/16th bends, sanitary tees, wyes, couplings and a variety of drains.

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry
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THE FLIR I-SERIES THERMAL IMAGERS is available in three models, the i40, i50 and i60. They offer scalable picture-in-picture that allows the user to precisely blend an IR image with a visual reference image on a large 3.5" color LCD for easier diagnostics. The built-in visual camera offers 2.3 megapixel resolution for rich detail. A built-in illuminator ensures quality images even in low-light conditions. The imagers feature a 2% accuracy and a thermal sensitivity of <0.1°C at 25°C.

ExTech
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LOCTITE FREEZE & RELEASE SPRAY-ON LUBRICANT is made to free seized or corroded assemblies. It is a low viscosity formula that shock-freezes metal parts to -45°F forming hairline cracks for oils to penetrate by capillary action. After one or two minutes, the assembly is easy to dismantle.

Henkel
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THE MODEL RA-250 AND RAD-250 WASTE OIL HEATERS recycle used oils into free shop heat. The RA is a standard unit space heater, while the RAD is a ductable furnace. Both are rated for 250,000 Btu input. The new chamber design is efficient and accessible, offering extended run time between clean-out.

Reznor
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THE CARLTON COLLECTION OF BATH FURNITURE is inspired by the Art Deco movement of the early 20th century. The vanity, pictured below, has a shapely semi-circular design crafted in antique maple. The four open shelves provide ample display space and easy access, while the storage cabinet holds more personal items. Cabinet doors latch with “soft close” hardware, and a marble countertop complements the overall appearance.

Xylem
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THE TECHNOLOGIC 5500 ZONESAV CONTROLLER is designed to optimize zone/bridge flow and distribution loop Delta T without sacrificing humidity control and comfort. It allows users to “decouple” zones thermally or hydraulically from the chilled or hot water distribution systems.

Bell & Gossett
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THE WSR 36-A CORDLESS RECIPROCATING SAW is compatible with all of the company's 36 V. CPC Li-Ion batteries. It can cut pipe, strut, threaded rods, steel studs and other miscellaneous steel. It can cut wood with nails, wood beams, treated lumber and plywood as well as plastics. It features a vibration reduction system to improve user comfort over long periods of use. It is well-balanced for easy control when cutting overrhead.

Hilti
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THE ECHO KITCHEN SINK is influenced by both Colonial and Mid-Century Modern designs. Four models are available with two distinctive raised rim styles. The sink is intended for top mount installation into a countertop, making it easy to refresh a kitchen with a quick remodel. The sink is available with custom-sized accessories such as cutting boards, bottom grids, rinsing baskets and utensil caddies..

Elkay
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THE AKER GELCOAT FRONT LOADABLE SECTIONAL SHOWER has a multi-piece design allowing for easier installation in tight areas so often found in renovation projects. It features an anti-flex balsa wood base, above-the-floor rough-in option and superior wall strength, as well as a front installation pin system that eliminates the need for rear door access.

MAAX
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THE 18 V. LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS HAMMER DRIVER-DRILL can deliver a maximum torque of 560 inch-pounds. The efficient two-speed design delivers 0-400/0-1,700 RPM for a wide range of drilling, driving and hammering applications. It weighs just 4.9 lb., and features an ergonomic, fatigue-reducing grip.

Makita
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THE M12 HACKZALL RECIRPOCATING SAW features a 12 V. lithium-ion battery for light weight and dependable power. It can cut over 80 pieces of 1½" PVC on a single charge. It delivers a ½" stroke 3,000 times per minute for a smooth, aggressive cut. A keyless Quick-Lok blade clamp ensures fast, easy blade changes. The tool weighs just 2.6 lb., and is only 11" long.

Milwaukee Electric
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THE VANDAL-RESISTANT CONTOUR DRINKING FOUNTAIN has a stylish, contemporary look, and is manufactured from Marblyte, a premium non-porous solid surface material. The bi-level fountain is equipped with heavy-duty, vandal-resistant bubblers, and easy-to-operate push buttons. Protective bottom cover plates, manufactured from galvanized steel, further safeguard the unit from damage due to frequent use in high-traffic areas.

Halsey Taylor
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THE MODEL 411D LASER DISTANCE METER is designed to precisely and quickly measure distances up to 100'. It is a pocket-sized, professional-grade tool with an accuracy of +/-0.12". It features a bright laser for easy targeting, and large LCD. Buttons are positioned for one-hand operation. A simple interface allows the user to easily add or subtract measurements and quickly calculate area and volume. An automatic shut-off extends battery life, providing up to 3,000 readings from a pair of AAA batteries.

Fluke
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THE HE-AB SERIES FLEXIBLE WATER TUBE BOILERS Bryan Steam
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THE CORNERSTONE BATHROOM FAUCET is now available with a brushed nickel finish. Optional Quick Connect flexible supply lines provide fast, trouble-free installation. A one-piece ceramic cartridge ensures dependable, leak-free performance.

Cleveland Faucet Group
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THE VERSATILE 18" BAND SAW can be used for cutting a variety of materials, including wood, plastics, composites and ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The four-speed saw features a solid precision-ground cast iron work surface for durability and accuracy.

Palmgren Steel Products
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THE KHE 96 SDS-MAX ROTARY HAMMER is ideal for drilling large diameter holes into the hardest masonry materials, as well as for heavy chiseling. It offers a high rotational torque of 1,062 in.-lbs. and variable impact energy from 1.0 to 27.0 joules per blow.

Metabo
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THE SERPENT VENTILATED SAFETY HELMET features the CoolSense air flow system that lets heat escape, keeping workers cooler and less likely to remove their helmets. A cushioned brow pad helps absorb moisture. It is crafted from a lightweight, high-density polyethylene material, weighing just 13.1 oz. A six-point nylon suspension provides a comfortable fit and excellent impact absorption.

Gateway Safety
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THE COUNTER-TOP DRAIN CLEANING MACHINE features a variable-speed motor that gives the user maximum cable control and exceptional cleaning power — from 75 to 350 RPM with constant torque. It is engineered to clean ¾" to 2½" diameter drain lines up to 50'.

Electric Eel Manufacturing
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THIS TRACEABLE ANEMOMETER/THERMOMETER displays air velocity and temperature simultaneously. Anemometer accuracy is +/-3% of full scale and thermometer accuracy is +/-1°C. Reading is updated instantaneously. A memory key allows the unit to recall the highest and lowest readings achieved.

Control Co.
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THE INIGO COLLECTION OF FIXTURES is rich in layered, intricate detail, inspired by Mediterranean architecture. The collection includes a basin and bath set fitted with lever handles, wall-mount showerhead, towel bar, towl ring, toilet paper holder and hook, all offered in polished chrome, nickel silver and brushed nickel.

Kallista
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THE PS30 MAX LITHEON DRILL/DRIVER features a ⅜" three-jawed chuck. The new single-sleeve chuck is designed to accommodate almost any need a typical user might encounter in a day's work. It delivers 220 in.-lbs. of torque using a 20+1 clutch. A two-speed drive train delivers between 400-1,100 RPM. The tool weighs only 2.4 lb., with an ergonomic soft grip profile that is slimmer than the standard 12 V. drill/driver, making it both maneuverable and comfortable.

Bosch
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THE 285 PSI DUCTILE IRON BUTTERFLY VALVE Nibco
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