Product Spotlight

Comprised of Four Products Suites to fit a wide range of Applications, they are Designed with Advanced Technology, High Performance and Water Efficiency Niagara®, the leader in high-performance, high-technology, water-saving toilets, is launching a full line of products today with four new toilet product suites dedicated to the traditional wholesale channel and designed specifically with Read more

Comprised of Four Products Suites to fit a wide range of Applications, they are Designed with Advanced Technology, High Performance and Water Efficiency

Niagara®, the leader in high-performance, high-technology, water-saving toilets, is launching a full line of products today with four new toilet product suites dedicated to the traditional wholesale channel and designed specifically with features and benefits for builders, remodelers, and plumbing professionals. The new product lineup is the first in the industry to carry a 15-year warranty. Specific characteristics that make this new product line attractive to pros include:

  • Three Flush Technologies including Stealth®: Niagara’s new full product line features three different types of technology to allow for a wide breadth of applications. Two lines contain Niagara’s patented Stealth Technology® which has won several EPA WaterSense® awards for re-engineering the flush for its high-power, low-maintenance, water-efficient toilets. This innovative technology has a vacuum-assist pull and a noise-cancelling tank for a whisper-quiet flush.
  • Superior Performance: A powerful, clean flush that is virtually clog-free while achieving industry leading water efficiency. Plumbing professionals will find that – once installed – proper performance is guaranteed. The new Niagara offering surpasses all industry drain line carry standards at 0.8, 1.0, 1.1 and 1.28 GPF flush rates.
  • Notable Convenience: Builders and plumbing professionals will find the convenience of Niagara’s pre-assembled tank extremely useful. Because there is no tank assembly, pros can install toilets quickly and efficiently, leaving little room for error. Niagara models also offer an extra-large footprint, easily covering old tile and making installation quick, fast and efficient.
  • Outstanding Confidence: Every product in Niagara’s new line includes high-quality components such as Fluidmaster® fill valves, zinc powder-coated handles and solid brass bolt sets. All products boast an industry leading, 15-year warranty on tank trim, a lifetime warranty on vitreous china and a dedicated team of customer service professionals for the wholesale plumbing channel available to answer questions.

“With continued growth in new housing construction and remodeling, we’ve taken the time to listen closely to the building pros who install, repair and specify toilets – including plumbers, plumbing engineers, builders, service plumbers, contractors and architects – to learn what details are important to them when installing toilets in homes,” said Jeff Pratt, vice president of sales at Niagara. “Using that knowledge, we have developed a full lineup of products for pros to choose from that not only delivers advanced technology, but powerful performance and easy installation. These products provide savings and are offered in a variety of flushing options: 0.8, 1.0, 1.1 and 1.28 GPF.”

More than 100 new SKUs comprise Niagara’s new product line, which includes four categories of products:

The Liberty Product Line: Niagara’s Liberty line is a cost-effective option for the budget-minded professional. The Liberty line installs quickly, has an extra-large footprint and uses standard flapper technology that is familiar to plumbers. Niagara’s Liberty products are available in round and elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights, and 10” and 12” rough-in options. At a 1.28 GPF flush volume, the Liberty line can flush 800g of miso, carries a 15-year warranty, and is WaterSense certified.

The Sabre Product Line: Sabre is the expansion of Niagara’s famous Stealth Technology® into the 1.1 and 1.28 GPF Rates. This vacuum-assist technology makes less water work more efficiently to maximize performance. The Sabre line comes in round and elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights, 10” and 12” rough-ins – all with a 15-year warranty and WaterSense certified. This high-performance line flushes 1,000g of miso, carries a 15-year warranty, and is WaterSense certified.

The Shadow Product Line: Niagara’s Shadow line with Stealth Technology is the best solution for those wanting high design, performance and efficiency. Offered in 0.8 and 1.28 GPF, the high design of the tank and bowl will upgrade the appearance of any bathroom. Ideal for residential, multifamily residential and hospitality. The Shadow line is offered in round, elongated, and compact-elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights. This product line also flushes 1,000g of miso, carries a 15-year warranty, and is WaterSense certified.

The Barron Product Line: Niagara’s Barron products are made for the light commercial industry, carrying a powerful pressure-assist vessel. This line is good for retail, healthcare facilities, office buildings, gyms and athletic facilities, and buildings with heavy traffic. The Barron line is offered in 1.0 and 1.28 GPF, round and elongated bowls, as well as a back outlet option. With ADA and standard heights, the Barron line has a powerful 1,000g miso flush, carries a 15-year warranty and is WaterSense Certified.

Niagara’s new line will be sold exclusively through wholesalers across the United States. Wholesalers will be able to preorder the new product line in May.

With the versitlity to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one. Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable Read more

With the versitlity to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one.

Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable size to the other!

Need to clear sinks and other small drain lines? Get the optional drum with smaller 1/4″, 5/16” or 3/8” Flexicore® cables. Just slide onto the back of Root 66 and you’re ready to go.

A General exclusive, optional 7/8″ Proflex® sectional cables (15R10-P) sport an inner spring. It gives the cable greater strength to transfer extra torque down the line for additional cutting power.

Operating Root 66 is easy, too. Depress the drive handle for plenty of cable torque from the 1/2 hp capacitor motor. Release the drive handle and the cable immediately stops rotating – for no additional torque build-up. A wide, four-point base adds greater stability, and an optional dolly offers easy transport over long distances.

Other accessories include cable carriers, the optional drum for small drain work, and a toolbox. Standard equipment includes a ground fault circuit interrupter, double palm leather gloves, rear guide hose, and General’s tradition of quality, performance and reliability.

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

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has announced the launch of its updated Drain Seal, which blocks unwanted odors, sewer gases and insects from entering a building through a drain, featuring an enhanced design that won’t restrict water flow or sacrifice drain performance. Oatey’s Drain Seal is engineered with a Read more

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has announced the launch of its updated Drain Seal, which blocks unwanted odors, sewer gases and insects from entering a building through a drain, featuring an enhanced design that won’t restrict water flow or sacrifice drain performance.

Oatey’s Drain Seal is engineered with a drainage system that not only prevents water from evaporating in the P-Trap, but also allows for continuous water flow, which simultaneously inhibits ponding or pooling around a drain.

The Drain Seal is a non-chemical solution that does not require the use of any tools for installation, making it a safe, convenient way to promote a clean home and protect everyday or infrequently used drains in locations such as showers, basements, garages, wet rooms, utility rooms and laundry rooms. Available in 2’’ or 3’’ sizes, the new design is compatible with most popular floor and shower drains.

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announces the launch of the Little Giant 12E Series ½ HP Effluent Pump for dewatering, water transfer and septic wastewater removal. The Series’ rugged design and reliable features make it ideal for the most challenging deep vault effluent applications. Performance is key with the new pumps, which are engineered specifically Read more

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announces the launch of the Little Giant 12E Series ½ HP Effluent Pump for dewatering, water transfer and septic wastewater removal. The Series’ rugged design and reliable features make it ideal for the most challenging deep vault effluent applications.

Performance is key with the new pumps, which are engineered specifically to tackle water demands deep underground. At the heart of each unit is a unique cloverleaf intake that allows for higher flow with 3/4″ diameter solids handling. The rugged cast-iron impeller works just as hard, delivering superior clog resistance. Surrounding it all is a heavy-duty epoxy-coated cast iron housing that stands up to the most extreme elements, including cold-weather climates where deep septic wells are common.

Continuous duty rated, the energy-efficient PSC motor also includes thermal overload protection for reliable performance. Available in with either a manual (12E-CIM) or automatic (12E-CIA-RF) switch option, the 12E Series comes backed by a three-year warranty.

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. Recognized as a technical leader in its products and services, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications.

The addition of 4-in-1 Low Loss Header (LLH) accessory closes the gap to provide a fully contained boiler system Bosch Thermotechnology, a leading global source of high-quality heating and cooling systems, today announced its Stainless Steel Boiler (SSB) Low Loss Header (LLH) accessory, completing its SSB System for a fully contained, compact boiler solution. The Read more

The addition of 4-in-1 Low Loss Header (LLH) accessory closes the gap to provide a fully contained boiler system

Bosch Thermotechnology, a leading global source of high-quality heating and cooling systems, today announced its Stainless Steel Boiler (SSB) Low Loss Header (LLH) accessory, completing its SSB System for a fully contained, compact boiler solution.

The Bosch SSB LLH 4-in-1 combination separator incorporates hydraulic separation, air separation, dirt separation and ferrous impurity separation. The dirt and magnetic separator helps to ensure clean water circulation through the boiler loop. With one hot water supply and one water return, every connection is only used once. Temperature is not an issue with this system, which is ideal for temperatures from 32 – 194˚F without insulation.

“We’re thrilled to be the first in the market to provide four-in-one performance functionality for a fully contained boiler system,” said Christopher Kyes, Product Manager at Bosch Thermotechnology. “This full system provides simple installation and maintenance, whether in a new build or retrofitting to an existing building, offering a high efficiency boiler solution.”

The Bosch SSB Low Loss Header features include:

  • Hydraulic separation, air separation, dirt separation, and ferrous impurity separation
  • Suitable for water and glycol solutions
  • Max Pressure range 80 PSI
  • Pipes can be fitted on either side of the boiler
  • Integrated 75PSI pressure relief valves
  • 5-year non-prorated heat exchanger warranty

The SSB System was engineered by Bosch on a single platform design, making installation and commissioning easy, regardless of the output required. With an efficiency of 96 percent, the SSB is loaded with standard features that include dedicated boiler pumps, two heat exchangers and on-board control with weather compensation, practical control solutions for any application and several venting options, as well as many other features.

For more information about Bosch Thermotechnology, visit https://www.bosch-climate.us.