Plumbing & Mechanical has compiled a list of the most popular new product information from this year, plus an additional five Honorable Mentions, whose products were highly viewed at www.PMmag.com.

QTite Fittings from Elkhart Products was PM's No. 1 most requested online product of 2007.


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 System
Elkhart Products

Join 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 Mfg.

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 specialties.

For more information, visit www.siouxchief.com.



#3 Plastic Sovent Plus
ProVent Systems

ProVent 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 iron.

For more information, visit www.proventsystems.com.



#4 Prestige Solo 399 Condensing Wall-Hung Boiler
Triangle Tube

Triangle 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

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 System
Sentinel Hydrosolutions

The 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 structure.

For more information, visit www.sentinelhydrosolutions.com.



#7 Prime-Eze Trap Primer
Jay R. Smith Mfg.

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 visit www.jrsmith.com.

#8 Wood-Fired Boiler
Greenwood Technologies

Greenwood 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 Eliminators
Spirotherm

Spirotherm 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 GL
General Pipe Cleaners

The 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.

For more information, visit www.drainbrain.com.



Honorable Mention
Hose Station Brochure from Leonard Valve Co.

A 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.

For more information, visit www.leonardvalve.com.



Honorable Mention
Armor Water Heater from Lochinvar Corp.

The 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 heaters.

For more information, visit www.lochinvar.com.



Honorable Mention
Hansapurejet Handshower from Hansa

The 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.

For more information, visit www.kwcamerica.com.



Honorable Mention
No-Hub Couplings from MIFAB

MIFAB 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 more.

For more information, visit www.mifab.com.



Honorable Mention
Model E from Electric Eel Mfg. Co.

The 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 drum.

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.