Readers’ Choice 2009 Products

Following are those products from the past year that generated the greatest number of reader inquiries. THE LUMA LIGHT is an all-purpose, portable light that can be used as a flashlight, wall light, lantern and headlamp. It features a built-in magnetic base and optional Velcro hat clip attachment. It uses highly-efficient LEDs that can last up to 100,000 hours and rotate 360 and tilt up to 45. With

Following are those products from the past year that generated the greatest number of reader inquiries.

THE LUMA LIGHT is an all-purpose, portable light that can be used as a flashlight, wall light, lantern and headlamp. It features a built-in magnetic base and optional Velcro hat clip attachment. It uses highly-efficient LEDs that can last up to 100,000 hours and rotate 360° and tilt up to 45°. With no wires or exposed components, it is water-resistant with a durable high-impact plastic case.

Bossco
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SNAKE OIL LUBRICANT AND PROTECTOR helps protect sewer cables against rust. It cuts through moisture and replaces it with a corrosion-resistant coating, extending the life of cables and the entire drain-clearing machine. It also includes a deodorant that gives the cables a clean, fresh smell.

General Wire Spring
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THE MULTI-X COMPACT CORDLESS TOOL is built around the company's compact lithium-ion battery. It is lightweight (just 2.2 lb.) with a grip circumference of just 6.88". It can be adapted to any number of precision cutting, sawing and sanding tasks just by adjusting operating speed and swapping out accessories. A 240° adjustable tool holder and variable speed dial (5,000-20,000 RPM) multiply the variety of possible applications. It is compatible with many competitor accessories.
Bosch
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THE HYDROCARE DESCALING DEVICE reduces energy costs by preventing mineral buildup and dissolving existing buildup of limescale. It works by transmitting an electrical signal through the water. When the water is heated, this signal suspends minerals, preventing them from depositing on the inside of pipes and heating elements in applicances.
HQ Hometek
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THE ECOFLEX PRE-INSULATED PIPE is offered in 1", 1¼" and 1½" ASTM sizes. It features a closed-cell, PEX foam insulation and is covered by a waterproof, corrugated HDPE jacket for direct burial applications.
Uponor
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THE PHOENIX SOLAR WATER HEATER combines domestic hot water storage with a 96%-efficient, gas-fired backup all in one unit to meet the hot water demands of commercial and residential solar thermal systems. The sealed-combustion, direct-vent unit features side-tappings in the jacket to permit auxiliary connections to a hydro-air system for space heating..
Heat Transfer Products
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THE NEW M12 COPPER TUBING CUTTER is powered by a 12V lithium-ion battery. It features highly efficient gears, making it able to perform more than 200 cuts on a single charge. A close-quarter rotating head cuts installed copper tubing with as little as 1½" of clearance. Operating at 500 RPM, it automatically adjusts diameter to cut through 3/8"-1".
Milwaukee Electric
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THE KUNKLESS CHECK VALVE helps eliminate the annoying “clunk” sound that a sump pump makes when it turns off. Available as part of the company's PHCC Pro Series Line, the valve keeps water from returning to the sump pit when the pump stops, and also keeps flooding water from entering the building through the discharge pipe.
Glentronics
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THE N-0751M-DVC CONCENTRIC VENTING HEATER is an indoor-only tankless unit that delivers up to 9.8 GPM of hot water. It is easy to install with zero venting clearance. It uses the same heat exchanger found in the company's high-end commercial units. A re-engineered dual flame burner gives the heater stable combustion over a wider range of water flow.
Noritz
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THE SNAP-BACK ARBOR features drive-off pins to allow easy attachment and detachment from the saw with no need for adaptors. The drive-off pins also prevent the arbor from tightening on the saw during use, which in turn prevents threads from stripping.
Lenox
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THE BRAC SYSTEMS FAMILY OF GRAYWATER RECLAMATION PRODUCTS consists of seven residential units with 39 gal. to 119 gal. capacities. The seven commercial units, in models for both above-ground and in-ground applications, range from 515-gal. to 4,590-gal. capacities. The systems filter, chlorinate, store and pump virtually any applicable graywater for toilet and urinal flushing with added lawn irrigation usage.
Brac Systems
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