Plumbing & Mechanical has compiled a list of the most requested new product information from this year based on our Web site’s tracking results. The Top 10 Online Products of 2007 also contains an additional five Honorable Mentions, whose products also were highly requested and viewed at www.PMmag.com.
#1 QTite Push-Fit Joining SystemJoin CPVC, PEX or
copper supply lines easily and permanently with QTite™ push-fittings from Elkhart
Products. QTite fittings provide plumbing system design flexibility by allowing
you to join dissimilar pipe materials with just one fitting. The fittings
simply push together in seconds to create the perfect joint, reducing labor and
material costs. No torches, heat, flux or solder is required. QTite fittings
are manufactured from copper or copper alloys, and use EPDM o-ring seals. Each
fitting is designed to join Copper and CPVC tube in the 1/2- to 1-inch size
range, and PEX tubing in the 1/2- to 1-inch size range (requires a tube liner).
For more information, visit www.elkhartproducts.com.
#2 New Product Catalog Sioux Chief’s new
product catalog is filled with practical solutions that have been developed by
listening to the needs of plumbers and mechanical contractors. The easy-to-use
catalog includes five product groups: hangers and brackets; preformed copper;
arresters, primers and boxes; drainage products; and plumbing
Sioux Chief Mfg.
For more information, visit www.siouxchief.com.
#3 Plastic Sovent PlusProVent Systems now
has a PVC plastic Sovent® single-stack DWV system which is lighter, easier to
install and, using Provent’s Whisper Quiet Shell Pipe™, tests quieter than cast
For more information, visit www.proventsystems.com.
#4 Prestige Solo 399 Condensing Wall-Hung BoilerTriangle Tube/Phase
III offers the new Prestige Solo 399 condensing wall-hung boiler with a
uniquely designed stainless-steel heat exchanger. It is fully modulating
between 112,000 and 399,000 Btu/hr., and has published thermal efficiency of
95.1 percent. Can be vented in PVC pipe up to 100 feet.
For more information, visit www.triangletube.com.
#5 Radiant Floor Panel Creatherm’s S45 Floor
Panel is ideal for quickly installing PEX hydronic tubing. It features a
staggered snap-tight grid for optimal tubing spacing with on-center points
every 3 inches. Supports the installation of 1/2-, 5/8- or 3/4-inch PEX tubing,
and offers greater R-value due to its thickness.
For more information, visit www.creatherm.com.
#6 Leak Defense SystemThe Leak Defense
System from Sentinel Hydrosolutions is a water flow monitor and alarm system
for detecting leaking water pipes or fixtures in residential and commercial
buildings. The sensor probes have no moving parts and tests have verified the
device can detect water flow as little as 8 ounces per hour and as high as
several gallons per minute. If water flows continuously for a preset time
without stopping, it triggers an alarm, which can be set to alert the owner. An
unabated alarm condition will result in the halting of water flow within the
For more information, visit www.sentinelhydrosolutions.com.
#7 Prime-Eze Trap Primer Jay
R. Smith introduces Prime-Eze with no working parts and no maintenance - it
just uses gravity. This trap primer works with waste water, conserving natural
resources. Ask for the Smith Yellow Pages® Catalog for more information, or
Jay R. Smith Mfg.
#8 Wood-Fired BoilerGreenwood
Technologies offers an indoor-safe, smokeless, energy-efficient furnace that
could significantly reduce consumers’ heating bills. Its series of wood-burning
furnaces capture 85 percent of the energy released by wood without discharging
smoke. Leaves minimal ash.
For more information, visit www.greenwoodtechnologies.com.
#9 Air EliminatorsSpirotherm
manufactures air eliminators for separation and venting of air in light
commercial and residential installations. A patented coalescing medium scrubs
out 100 percent of the free air, 100 percent of the entrained air, and up to
99.6 percent of the dissolved air in the system, eliminating the need for
venting, bleeding and purging, and reducing the risk of corrosion. Spirovent®
Junior is available with sweat or threaded connections, and is also available
for mounting in vertical installations.
For more information, visit www.spirotherm.com.
#10 Gen-Eye GLThe new Gen-Eye GL™
video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners
now offers a self-leveling color camera and DVD recorder. The camera
automatically keeps your picture right side up as it glides through the line.
The compact stainless-steel camera housing carries 16 ultra-bright white LEDs
to light up lines as large as 10 inches in diameter.
General Pipe Cleaners
For more information, visit www.drainbrain.com.
Honorable MentionA new four-page color
brochure describing the company’s line of hose stations with automatic safety
shutdown is now available from Leonard Valve Co. The 3800 Automatic Hose
Stations manually mix steam and water for high-temperature washdown
applications. A selection/specification guide is included in the new brochure,
as well as flow capacity graphs and product photos of each model.
Hose Station Brochure from Leonard Valve Co.
For more information, visit www.leonardvalve.com.
Honorable MentionThe 98 percent
thermally efficient Lochinvar Armor with a condensing stainless-steel heat
exchanger is available in five commercial models. With 5:1 turndown, it
eliminates wasted fuel and significantly reduces operating costs. It includes a
built-in cascading sequencer for installations using up to eight water
Armor Water Heater from Lochinvar Corp.
For more information, visit www.lochinvar.com.
Honorable MentionThe Hansapurejet from
Hansa embraces minimalist style. Its ergonomic shape and fully chromed hand
shower fits naturally into the palm of one’s hand, while its slender and
lightweight design evokes a feeling of elegant weightlessness.
Hansapurejet Handshower from Hansa
For more information, visit www.kwcamerica.com.
Honorable MentionMIFAB now
manufactures regular shielded and heavy-duty shielded no-hub couplings in size
ranges of 2 inches through 12 inches. Features include floating eyelets,
heavy-duty hex head screws, a one-piece stainless-steel screw housing, and
No-Hub Couplings from MIFAB
For more information, visit www.mifab.com.
Honorable MentionThe Electric Eel
Model E drain cleaning machine now features a new belt guard constructed of
heavy-duty thermo plastic. It mounts securely to the motor with a thumb screw
and can easily be removed for changing belts or removing the cable
Model E from Electric Eel Mfg. Co.
For more information, visit www.electriceel.com.
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Report of the Top 10 Online Products of 2007 was generated using BNP Media’s Internet tracking software provider NetTracker® 7.5 eBusiness from Sane Solutions, LLC.