Chemicals, lubricants, sealants and more

Silicone Plumbers Caulk: Hercules introduces silicone plumbers caulk to its line of professional-grade caulks for plumbers. It makes a permanently flexible, durable and UV resistant seal that is waterproof, air tight and mildew resistant. Tack-free in 30 minutes with a 24-hour cure, it also features a resealable nozzle.

Hydronic System Cleaner: PREP Hydronic System Cleaner from Utility cleans hot water boilers and hydronic systems. This TriSodium Phosphate (TPS) based product is specially formulated for new system start-ups. Designed as a pre-cleaner for anti-freeze applications. Removes greases, oil, rust, scale, flux, pipe joint compound and other residues of manufacture and assembly.

Gas Leak Detector: The Gasoila® Leak-Tech Gold from Federal Process Corp. can be used on gas lines, gas cylinders, water and air lines, and any other system carrying gas. It is non-toxic and non-corrosive, and can be used for all types of piping, including FlowGuard Gold® CPVC systems.

Boiler Cleaner/Treatment: J.C. Whitlam offers an all-purpose boiler cleaner and treatment. It cleans all dirty boilers and controls sludge, corrosion, scale and foaming. Not for use in boilers containing anti-freeze.

Pipe Lube: Pipe Lube from Rectorseal is a safe and effective lubricant for all types of gasketed pipe. It is NSF approved and can be used on potable water systems. Because it contains no petroleum, Pipe Lube is non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

Flux Paste: LA-CO's Sweatin'® Flux Paste has a higher burn resistance, and improved solder spreading and drawing capacity. Provides a fast and complete capillary action for better solder flow into the joint. It also is odorless, smooth and creamy, and won't discolor copper pipe.

Oil Eater Cleaner/Degreaser: The new Oil Eater cleaner and degreaser from Kafko International Ltd. eliminates the need for multiple cleaning solutions. The nonflammable formulation safely cleans grease and dirt from motors, tools, concrete and clothes. Water-based and fresh-scented, it can be used in a parts washer or with a pressure washer.