Product Spotlight

With wall-hung toilets ranking among the year’s most in-demand bathroom options, ICERA is leading this design trend with a sleek collection of toilets that share this coveted space-saving feature. After first appearing on the scene in Europe during the 1980s, wall-hung toilets have become increasingly popular with today’s emphasis on smaller spaces, sustainability and minimalist Read more

With wall-hung toilets ranking among the year’s most in-demand bathroom options, ICERA is leading this design trend with a sleek collection of toilets that share this coveted space-saving feature. After first appearing on the scene in Europe during the 1980s, wall-hung toilets have become increasingly popular with today’s emphasis on smaller spaces, sustainability and minimalist design. ICERA offers an array of design choices that capture these must-have traits and feature the best of the brand’s trademark plumbing technology.

  • LILY – Gentle curves grab the attention here. A subtle roundness adds an organic feel that adds a pleasing softness to the design space.
  • VISTA – A tribute to elegance. Sloped lines create a sophisticated feel that is refined yet on-trend.
  • KARO – A modern marvel of simplicity. Perfect proportions and clean lines give this design a most versatile look.
  • BAXTER – Inspired by geometry. The appeal of familiar shapes makes this design a favorite for any décor.

Wall-hung toilets by ICERA are notable for their distinctive silhouettes and fashion-forward style. All feature a rimless elongated bowl crafted of vitreous china and finished with antimicrobial MicroGlaze for maximum cleaning performance and easy maintenance. Each unit is dual-flush capable with an average water consumption rate of just 1.28 gallons per flush.

The toilets come with a fully concealed mounting system for a seamless profile that is easy to install and can be situated at a standard or ADA height. All models include premium DuroPlast silent close seats with quick-release hinges and are compatible with most major in-wall carriers. Like all ICERA products, their wall-hung toilets are backed by a limited lifetime product warranty and are 100% factory flush-tested for reliable and long-last performance.

For more information about these eye-catching options for the bathroom or any ICERA product, visit icerausa.com

With the acquisition of HoldRite in 2017, RWC knew it had gained something special. Well-known and respected for its firestopping solutions, HoldRite continued to lead brand and category growth through product innovation well after the acquisition. And after the successful introduction of the first iteration of HoldRite firestop sealants in 2019, RWC is now offering Read more

With the acquisition of HoldRite in 2017, RWC knew it had gained something special. Well-known and respected for its firestopping solutions, HoldRite continued to lead brand and category growth through product innovation well after the acquisition.

And after the successful introduction of the first iteration of HoldRite firestop sealants in 2019, RWC is now offering an even more robust solution with the launch of the HydroFlame 300 self-leveling (HF300SL) and HydroFlame 300 caulk-grade (HF300CG) silicone firestop sealants.

First launched in June 2020, the HF300SL and HF300CG are moisture-resistant silicone fire sealants designed for areas subjected to high levels of moisture or when UL listed W ratings are required. As quick curing silicone sealants, they can also be used across a variety of pipe types. The self-leveling HF300SL is designed for floor applications, while the HF300CG is a caulk-grade sealant designed for use on both floor and wall penetrations.

“The new iterations of our firestop sealants will provide contractors a solution that is both excellent for W ratings and washout conditions while also developing new efficiencies,” said Jeff Hamilton, firestop product manager at RWC. “HF300SL and HF300CG will simplify installation and create new standards to elevate contractors’ businesses, especially where W-rated sealants are needed.” 

RWC pursues supreme quality through each product design. With continued investment in firestopping solutions, the manufacturer is continuing to lead one of the most innovative and transformative segments in the market.

The new silicone sealants are just one part of HoldRite’s proven system of firestopping solutions. Customers have come to understand the value and advantages of using HoldRite’s HydroFlame products for firestopping needs, and when they express the need for additional solutions, RWC listens.

“We are in the field and partner with customers to ensure we hear feedback first-hand. We take those inputs to our team to help inform product improvements and innovation,” Hamilton continued. “By listening to feedback, we are evolving how and what we create to make efforts more efficient and cost effective.”

CDC Guidelines Call for Eliminating “High-touch Communal Items, such as Shared Water Fountains, as Schools, Offices and Gyms Reopen with Heightened Health and Safety Awareness With the CDC recommending that schools and workplaces minimize the use and touching of water fountains or consider installing no-touch alternatives, FloWater announces the availability of foot pedal technology for the Read more

CDC Guidelines Call for Eliminating “High-touch Communal Items, such as Shared Water Fountains, as Schools, Offices and Gyms Reopen with Heightened Health and Safety Awareness

With the CDC recommending that schools and workplaces minimize the use and touching of water fountains or consider installing no-touch alternatives, FloWater announces the availability of foot pedal technology for the plumbing and water hardware industries for its already self-sanitizing FloWater Refill Stations, making them fully ‘touchless.’

Identified by the federal government as “essential critical infrastructure workers” during the Covid-19 crisis, plumbing contractors are at the forefront of ‘reopening’ America with safe drinking water.

In addition to being ‘touchless’ and fully self-sanitizing, the FloWater Advanced Osmosis water purification technology removes up to 99.99 % of all toxins and contaminants in water, including viruses, bacteria, heavy metals like lead and arsenic, chemicals, and microplastics. Now, with the availability of ‘touchless’ foot pedal activation devices, FloWater Refill Stations also eliminate the risk of communal surface cross-contamination of COVID, while building management the time and expense of having their custodial staffs continually wiping down water fountain surfaces.

FloWater Refill Stations are free-standing and easy to install, connecting to any potable water line within 10 feet, meaning that most buildings can simply replace their old water fountains in the same location.

“Before COVID, we were seeing a high demand as building management looked to eliminate plastic waste. Now, as America ‘reopens’ and plans for a safer future, ‘touchless’ FloWater Refill Stations will play an essential role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses and bacteria in our offices, schools, gyms, hospitals and other buildings,” according to FloWater CEO and Co-Founder, Rich Razgaitis.

FloWater Refill Stations have an award-winning design and advanced technology that includes:

  • Advanced Osmosis water purification with pores of approximately 0.0005 microns in size, much smaller than viruses and bacteria (which generally are anywhere from .02 to 1.0 microns in size). Removes up to 99.99% of all toxins and contaminants in water, including viruses, bacteria, heavy metals like lead and arsenic, chemicals, and microplastics.
  • Ozone-generating devices that disperses consistently throughout the day. Ozone is one of the most potent sanitization mechanisms available and is destructive to bacteria and viruses.
  • ‘Touchless’ activation foot pedals for a completely hands-free experience.
  • A large fill area with a fully recessed dispensing nozzle with no bottle contact, eliminating potential cross-contamination from bottle to bottle.

The FloWater technology also alkalizes and oxygenates the water and adds electrolytes for better hydration. A carbon coconut filter ‘finishes’ the chilled water for a great taste.

More information on FloWater’s ‘Touchless’ solution can be found at www.drinkflowater.com.

Taco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy-to-use, ECM high-efficiency circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator. These circulators are available with cast iron or NSF/ANSI 61 Read more

ECM high-efficiency circulators, Taco 0034e Circulators, Taco 0034ePlus circulators, plumbing, HVAC, hydronicsTaco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy-to-use, ECM high-efficiency circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator.

These circulators are available with cast iron or NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 certified stainless steel volutes, so they are ideal for closed-loop heating systems as well as domestic hot water recirculation systems. Both circulators also offer a convenient, rotatable control box cover for a professional look, no matter the orientation of the installed circulator.

The 0034e features an easy-to-use dial with five operating modes, including constant pressure, fixed speed, Taco’s exclusive activeADAPT™ self-adjusting proportional pressure, and 0-10V capability. The 0034ePlus adds proportional pressure and more constant pressure settings as well as a digital display with real-time feedback, including watts, GPM, feet of head, and RPM. Both circulators are dual-voltage 115V/230V.

Both new circulators come with exclusive features that make Taco’s ECM high-efficiency circulators so easy to use, including SureStart® automatic unblocking and air purging, BIO Barrier® black iron oxide protection, dual electrical knockouts, six-inch stranded leads, recessed flange nut-grabbers and double insulation so no ground wire is needed.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com

Save your arms – and make drain cleaning easier – with the new Uni-Stand™ from General Pipe Cleaners! Uni-Stand securely grips your hand-held drain cleaner when working under sinks, inside kitchen cabinets, and in other tight spaces. Just slide the adjustable clamp around the motor housing – and lock it into place for safe, solid Read more

Save your arms – and make drain cleaning easier – with the new Uni-Stand™ from General Pipe Cleaners!

Uni-Stand securely grips your hand-held drain cleaner when working under sinks, inside kitchen cabinets, and in other tight spaces.

Just slide the adjustable clamp around the motor housing – and lock it into place for safe, solid support. Adjust the Uni-Stand leg to the height desired. Then rock your machine back and forth as you feed the cable into the line.

Uni-Stand snuggly fits General’s popular Super-Vee®, Power-Vee®, and Handylectric® hand-held drain cleaners. All three are ideal for unclogging small diameter lines in sinks, tubs, and laundry drains. Uni-Stand works with many competitive machines, too!

For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com.