Top Ten Online Products of 2007
#1 Select® Ultra Low NOx LineState Water Heaters introduces its Select® Ultra Low NOx line of residential gas water heaters, featuring five new models with reduced emissions output. The burner system offers an increased surface area, durable stainless-steel construction, and a cooler burner flame, resulting in 15 percent less CO2 and four times less NOx.
State Water Heaters
For more information, visit www.statewaterheaters.com.
#2 FloodSafe Water Detector ShutoffWatts’ new FloodSafe Water Detector Shutoff is a unique, resettable product that not only shuts off the water supply when leaks occur, but also removes power to the water heater to prevent an explosion. Senses as little as 1/16 inch of standing water to initiate the shutoff and alarm sequence. Installs on new or existing water heaters with no special piping required.
Watts Regulator Co.
For more information, visit www.watts.com.
#3 Corsair™ Collection Danze reveals an addition to its bathroom collection – Corsair™. With distinctively fresh, soft lines, it brings a supple and natural accent to the powder room or bath. The collection includes a single-control lav faucet of the same signature design, as well as tub/shower and Roman tub faucets. Available in chrome and brushed nickel finishes.
For more information, visit www.danze-online.com.
#4 Luxury Series Whirlpool TubsLargo 3660 and Century 4072 are two new whirlpool tubs in Eljer’s Luxury Series line. With a modern rectangular shape and oval bathing well, the Largo 3660 is 60 inches long and holds up to 51 gallons of water. Its pre-installed integral arm rests and optional 14-inch pillow provide added comfort.
The sleek oval design of the Century 4072 provides a bathing area that is slightly larger than most whirlpool tubs. With a water capacity of 79 gallons and a 72-inch bathing well, the extra space allows the bather to stretch out for a more relaxing soak. For added convenience, the Century 4072 also includes an optional 14-inch pillow and two clear towel bars.
For more information, visit www.eljer.com.
#5 DVD/Windows Software Training SetThe two-disc DVD/Windows software training set for the Coleman Echelon™ modulating gas furnace is the first in the ProficienTECH series of media-based technical training from Johnson Controls Unitary Products.
With an emphasis placed on the furnace sequence of operation, the Echelon modulating gas furnace’s 45-minute DVD covers each furnace component to give the viewer a thorough comprehension of component operation within the system. Startup and troubleshooting information is provided, including diagnosis of various components in the system.
The accompanying Windows software incorporates a library of services including installation instructions, technical guides, users’ guide and parts list. An interactive theater plays video clips and a step-by-step tutorial on the electrical operation of the modulating gas furnace. The software is designed for Windows PCs, and includes an automatic update feature to keep the latest product information on the user’s Windows desktop.
For more information, visit www.colemanac.com.
#6 Grinder Pumps“The Beast” line of 2 HP grinder pumps with cast iron, heavy-duty construction is able to destroy sewage waste in residential and commercial applications with flows up to 50 GPM. The 115 volt model can be used for any residential application with voltage restrictions. The patented dual impeller grinder performs up to 280 feet of lift. The “Beast” line is available in a variety of voltages, job-ready packages, and other horsepowers.
Blue Angel Pumps
For more information, visit www.blueangelpumps.com.
#7 MTI Whirlpool ShowerMTI Whirlpool displayed its shower in the NEXTGEN house at the International Builders Show in Orlando in February.
For more information, visit www.mtiwhirlpools.com.
#8 Direct Vent Chimney LineThe Direct Vent Chimney line includes a complete variety of pipe and fittings, 4x6 and 5x8 diameters, including installation kits for every application. It features heavy gauge 430 stainless steel flue to fight corrosion and provide strength to high-heat direct vent gas appliance installations. Unitized construction eliminates field assembly of inner flue and casing, and SureLock™ twist connections on 4x6 components make connections quick and fastener-free. It can be used in both horizontal and vertical configurations. Field-applied sealant is not required. Outer casings are available with galvanized or black-painted finish.
For more information, visit www.mtlfab.com.
#9 Bellefleur Collection FaucetsKitchen and bar/convenience faucets in the Bellefleur Collection (Bellefleur means “beautiful flower”) feature an arcing spout and handle with natural shape and styling and an organic-shaped base. Both kitchen and convenience sink faucets are available with a two-function pull-down spray spout. A conventional high arcing kitchen faucet is offered with brass vegetable spray. Available in chrome or stainless steel finishes.
For more information, visit www.danzeonline.com.
#10 Fabricated NSF Sinks The “FC” series line of fabricated NSF sinks includes a number of new bowl sizes. They come in one, two, three and four compartments and are available with or without drainboards. New bowl sizes include 18 inches by 24 inches, to 30 by 30 inches. These sinks are all 14 inches deep (with the exception of the 15- by 15-inch bowl) and come standard with stainless steel cross-braced legs and basket drains.
For more information, visit www.advancetabco.com.
Honorable MentionThe Flo-Flex line of rubber disc swing check valves now has two new models. Model 745BF features a back flush device used to manually operate the valve in the field. Common applications for this would be back flushing, priming of the pump, draining the lines and system testing. The other addition is Model 745PI, which provides a valve disc position indicator that gives a distinct indication of the disc position during operation in the field.
Swing Check Valves from Danfoss Flomatic
For more information, visit www.flomatic.com.
Honorable MentionThe new full-color, 11-page Product Profile Catalog contains information on its line of more than 15,000 individual products for the plumbing, PVF and soil irrigation markets. To request a copy, call 800-431-2082.
Product Profile Catalog from Matco Norca
For more information, visit www.matconorca.com.
Honorable MentionThe CS-SS Crawl Space Sump System eliminates standing water in crawl spaces and areas outside the home. CS-SS minimizes mold and fungus growth that can cause allergies and odors, and helps prevent moisture damage. The system consists of a 1/3 HP shaded pole motor with thermal overload protection; a lightweight, corrosion-resistant, 18-inch-by-22-inch covered polypropylene basin; a sump pump discharge hose kit; and barbed check valve.
CS-SS Crawl Space Sump System from Little Giant Pump Co.
For more information, visit www.lgpc.com.
Honorable MentionCyclone Xi, a part of the Cyclone XHE® product family, offers up to 96% thermal efficiency. It provides higher hot water output with savings on operating costs compared to units with the standard 80% efficiency, the company says. Space-saving design delivers conventional power-vent or sealed combustion power direct-vent versatility.
Cyclone Xi from A. O. Smith
Models are available from 120K Btu up to 500K Btu. Each unit includes a submerged combustion chamber with helical heat exchanger coil, powered anodes, Permaglas Ultra Coat glass lining, mechanical venting versatility and a high-efficiency pre-mix powered burner. Its Intelligent Control System with LCD display provides detailed status information, allows precise temperature control and includes built-in diagnostics.
For more information, visit www.aosmith.com.
Honorable MentionThe T-35 will produce tees in M, L or K copper for 90% less than a wrought or pressed fitting. It does not require a gear reduction for outlets up to 1-1/4-inch on 2-1/2-inch copper - with no annealing. On an introductory basis the T-35 Complete Package comes with 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch and 1-inch T-DRILL Heads.
The T-35 from T-Drill Industries
For more information, visit www.t-drill.com.