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Adds 3 Extra Feet of Cable For Stoppages Just Beyond The Bowl The innovative Teletube® heavy-duty closet auger from General Pipe Cleaners – the industry’s most durable closet auger – excels at clearing stoppages just beyond the bowl. No need to pull the bowl! The Teletube carries three extra feet of Flexicore® cable telescoped inside the guide Read more

Adds 3 Extra Feet of Cable For Stoppages Just Beyond The Bowl

The innovative Teletube® heavy-duty closet auger from General Pipe Cleaners – the industry’s most durable closet auger – excels at clearing stoppages just beyond the bowl.

No need to pull the bowl! The Teletube carries three extra feet of Flexicore® cable telescoped inside the guide tube. Just push the button for extra cable length when you need it.

General’s Flexicore closet augers are the ideal tools for clearing clogged toilets. The strength and durability of the Flexicore cable inside make the difference.

Flexicore comprises two layers of tempered spring steel coiled tightly over a core of 49-strand wire rope – for remarkable resistance to kinking. The design is so tough, it’s guaranteed against breakage for a full year – including damage to the cable, as well as to the closet auger’s other components.

The optional down head follows bowl contours – and springs through sharply angled passages while protecting inner walls from chipping or breaking.

You’ll also want the optional Closet Auger Bag. General’s convenient carrying case puts an end to dragging dripping closet augers though homes, hospitals, and offices.

It keeps your closet auger contained and out-of-sight to and from jobs. Three vent holes let the auger dry between tasks. And thick shoulder strap keeps hands free to carry other tools.

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

Company’s New Wave-Inspired WASHLET+ Model is iF Design Award Winner TOTO, the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer with more than $5.47 billion in annual sales, announces the introduction of its latest rectangular WASHLET+ model — WASHLET+ SW. The new wave-inspired WASHLET+ bidet seat is the winner of the iF Design Award, which recognizes outstanding design achievement Read more

Company’s New Wave-Inspired WASHLET+ Model is iF Design Award Winner

TOTO, the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer with more than $5.47 billion in annual sales, announces the introduction of its latest rectangular WASHLET+ model — WASHLET+ SW. The new wave-inspired WASHLET+ bidet seat is the winner of the iF Design Award, which recognizes outstanding design achievement and is one of the most important design prizes in the world. The new WASHLET+ SW exemplifies the design and engineering prowess that TOTO has gained from over 40 years of WASHLET® production and more than 50 million WASHLET sold worldwide.

Like its rounded counterpart — WASHLET+ RW — WASHLET+ SW offers all the proven WASHLET personal cleansing technologies in one product for the ultimate in wellness, comfort, and hygiene — gentle warm-aerated water dual-action spray; adjustable temperature, pressure, pulsating, and oscillating features; warm air dryer; heated seat; auto open/close and auto flush; in-bowl catalytic deodorizer; and energy- and water-saving features.   Designed to pair with the SP Wall-Hung bowl, the SP WASHLET+ SW Wall-Hung Toilet represents a technological milestone for TOTO that embodies the company’s CLEANOVATION brand commitment.

CLEANOVATION: TOTO articulates its philosophy of clean as CLEANOVATION, a neologism combining the words “clean” and “innovation.” TOTO believes that cleanliness is a fundamental human value that enriches beauty, peace of mind, feeling refreshed, consideration for the environment, and wellness. TOTO uncompromisingly pursues innovation that brings to market cleanliness technologies that enhance consumers’ daily lives.

Design: The rectangular, wave-inspired WASHLET+ SW bidet seat pairs with the SP Wall-Hung Toilet by TOTO. Together, they offer homeowners a clean, modern design aesthetic for their bathrooms. The SP WASHLET+ SW Wall-Hung Toilet saves as much as nine inches of precious room space, which is especially important in small bathrooms and powder rooms, where square footage is at a premium. The long flat surface revealed when the lid of WASHLET+ SW is open looks comfortable and invites users to sit. TOTO has made the seat thinner and lighter and incorporated a gentle wave-line and elegant design details on its sides that imbue bath spaces with an air of sophistication.

WASHLET+ Design: The SP Wall-Hung Toilet seamlessly connects with WASHLET+ SW, leaving with no protruding supply connections (water or electrical). This TOTO innovation, called WASHLET+, not only improves the unit’s appearance but also enhances its cleanliness by inhibiting dust and dirt buildup. With the WASHLET+ connection structure, WASHLET+ SW easily detaches from the SP Wall-Hung Toilet to reach areas where dust and dirt tend to collect. This design innovation is just one of the ways TOTO makes it easier to keep the SP WASHLET+ SW Wall-Hung Toilet cleaner longer.

Flushing Performance: The SP WASHLET+ SW Wall-Hung Toilet offers the DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH® system by TOTO, which features two powerful nozzles that create a centrifugal, cyclonic rinsing action that reduces waste buildup and keeps the bowl cleaner. Using only 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) for the full flush and 0.9 gpf for the light, this high-efficiency flushing system is more effective in one flush than most toilets are with multiple flushes. Its modern hole-free concave rim design means that the SP Wall-Hung high-efficiency toilet performs more consistently and is easy to clean.

Clean Synergy: TOTO coined the term “Clean Synergy” to describe the interplay of its PREMIST®, DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH, CEFIONTECT®, and EWATER+® bowl cleaning technologies, all of which are only available from TOTO.

  • PREMIST: The bowl’s interior is sprayed with a fine mist of water to reduce matter’s ability to stick to its surface.
  • CEFIONTECT: This nano-technology glaze by TOTO seals the porcelain with an ionized barrier, creating a super-slippery, non-porous surface that repels matter.
  • DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH: A TOTO innovation, the rimless bowl design and 2.5-inch diameter trapway use 100% of the water to remove waste effectively and clean every inch of the bowl and rim. The company’s DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH System optimizes water conservation while setting a high bar in quiet world-class flushing performance.
  • EWATER+The cleanliness of the bowl’s surface and WASHLET wand is ensured by spraying them with EWATER+. EWATER+ uses no chemicals or cleaning agents, providing peace of mind every day that microscopic buildup has no place to hide.

Auto-Flush: The new SP WASHLET+ SW Wall-Hung Toilet offers Auto-Flush. That is, to its WASHLET+ design, TOTO has added a sensor-operated auto-flush feature. The company’s proven touchless technology enables the toilet to flush automatically when the user simply rises and walks away. There is no need to wave a hand over a sensor to activate it; the unit responds automatically. Also, users may manually flush the unit if they desire by using the toilet’s push plate panel.

Sustainability
Beneath its sophisticated contemporary exterior, the SP Wall-Hung high-efficiency toilet’s matchless DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH system is designed to deliver an unparalleled flush that clears the bowl the first time, every time using a mere 0.9 gpf (light flush) or 1.28 gpf (full flush). The company’s market-leading DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH system is more effective in one flush than most toilets are with multiple flushes.

The New GrohSafe 3.0 Valve Design Saves Time with Easy Installation and Offers Freedom of Flexibility GROHE, the leading global brand for bath and kitchen water solutions introduces the GrohSafe 3.0 Pressure Balance Valve. Renowned for incorporating the exacting standards of German engineering, GROHE brings the GrohSafe design to life, delivering superior versatility and dependability Read more

The New GrohSafe 3.0 Valve Design Saves Time with Easy Installation and Offers Freedom of Flexibility

GROHE, the leading global brand for bath and kitchen water solutions introduces the GrohSafe 3.0 Pressure Balance Valve. Renowned for incorporating the exacting standards of German engineering, GROHE brings the GrohSafe design to life, delivering superior versatility and dependability for faster installations and reliable performance.

Innovative features make the GrohSafe 3. 0 uniquely easy to install regardless of the situation. Its compact size and flat-back design ensure an easy fit and secure mounting even in tight spaces. Engineered to meet the need for efficiency, the GrohSafe 3.0 is available in multiple configurations to accommodate the requirements of every job and piping preference. In addition to the standard connection options (universal, crimp PEX and cold expansion PEX), GROHE is introducing three additional new connection options. Connections include:

  • NEW PEX Elbow Connections for both crimp PEX and cold expansion PEX eliminate the need for special adaptors and have the unique feature that allows the valves to be easily rotated for supply lines from floor or ceiling
  • NEW Stub-Out Connections are specially designed to easily connect press-connect fittings directly to inlets and outlets of the value without any special adapters
  • CPVC Inlets eliminate the need for special CPVC adaptors and can connect directly to the valve

Made of DZR brass for exceptional corrosion resistance, GrohSafe 3.0 withstands harsh water conditions including high chloride, hard water or high pH levels for lasting durability. Each GrohSafe 3.0 valve also comes with a pre-installed flush plug that makes flushing and testing of the valve quick and easy.

The GrohSafe 3.0 Pressure Balance Valve facilitates the smooth operation of the GROHE trim collection. These premium all-metal trims include a precision-crafted, double ceramic, one-piece cartridge that fits flawlessly on the GrohSafe 3.0 valve. The ceramic discs ensure a lifetime of leak-free performance, and the ceramic balancing spool reacts quickly to pressure changes to prevent accidental scalding. GROHE trims feature snap-fit mounting to ensure a secure, flush installation. Concealed mounting creates a clean, sophisticated look with no visible screws to obstruct the trim’s polished appearance. The metal wall plate and handle ensure long lasting durability, and matching trims fit more than ten design collections across a variety of finishes.

The cartridge now ships with the trim, making it readily available for the trim installation step, when it is needed. This helps to keep all parts together and protects the cartridge from the damage of being installed prior to testing when debris in the line can damage the seals of the cartridge, causing leaks in the future.

GrohSafe 3.0 delivers precise temperature control for an upgraded bath and shower experience. By combining thoughtful design and advanced engineering, the GROHE GrohSafe 3.0 Pressure Balance Valve increases efficiency during installation and ensures dependability for years to come. It positions the brand at the forefront of product development to meet the needs of a changing market.

Experience the ease and versatility of the GrohSafe 3.0 Pressure Balance Valve, now available through major distributors and plumbing supply houses nationwide. To learn more, visit grohe.us.

LCD Display Guides User Through Five-step CDC Handwashing Process Sloan has announced their BASYS® Guided Handwashing Faucet, designed and engineered to make proper handwashing a seamless and intuitive process. Equipped with an LCD display guide, the sensor-activated faucet provides self-guided instruction for users to follow a five-step handwashing process in compliance with the CDC (Centers for Read more

LCD Display Guides User Through Five-step CDC Handwashing Process

Sloan has announced their BASYS® Guided Handwashing Faucet, designed and engineered to make proper handwashing a seamless and intuitive process.

Equipped with an LCD display guide, the sensor-activated faucet provides self-guided instruction for users to follow a five-step handwashing process in compliance with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to improve hand hygiene.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the fact that clean hands can save lives and reduce the spread of germs,” said Graham Allen, Sloan co-president and CEO. “Our BASYS Guided Handwashing Faucet promotes proper handwashing practices to protect both yourself and others from getting sick.”

Sloan’s guided handwashing faucet walks the user through the following five self-guided instructions to ensure a CDC-compliant handwash:

  1. Wet – Wet your hands with clean running water
  2. Lather – Lather your hands together with soap
  3. Scrub – Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (LCD display provides a timed countdown)
  4. Rinse – Rinse your hands well under clean, running water
  5. Dry – Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them

Furthermore, these BASYS Faucets embed sensor technology right where the water exits to initiate the flow of water on-demand, creating water-saving benefits and optimal hygiene for users.

With multiple heights to fit any application, BASYS offers a modular platform of body types, features, and components to meet the needs of any handwashing environment.

Also, all existing BASYS Faucets can be retrofitted with interchangeable BASYS Handwashing Crowns to fit the unique needs of a particular installation and provide enhanced hygiene measures. This makes the BASYS Guided Handwashing Faucet an ideal specification across diverse areas where handwashing compliance is a concern.

Watts has upgraded its SentryPlus Alert™ flood protection system.   The upgraded system includes many new features to make installation easier and more convenient:  Newly designed control unit with easy-to-use digital timer and 20% smaller overall size that runs on 24vdc Updated cellular gateway with enhanced features and more robust cell connectivity Separate 120vac relay Read more

Watts Upgrades SentryPlus Alert™ Flood Protection System, watts water, plumbing, leak detection, flood detectionWatts has upgraded its SentryPlus Alert™ flood protection system.  

The upgraded system includes many new features to make installation easier and more convenient: 

  • Newly designed control unit with easy-to-use digital timer and 20% smaller overall size that runs on 24vdc
  • Updated cellular gateway with enhanced features and more robust cell connectivity
  • Separate 120vac relay box for interfacing with Flood Protection Shutdown ACV
  • Enhanced packaging for easy setup and installation

Watts PVS-7000, Flood Detection backflow preventer models, and Watts LFF113FP Flood Protection Shutdown ACVs will begin coming with this new system beginning in August 2020.

For more info, visit www.watts.com.