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New from Metabo, is the 18-volt 1-9/16” SDS-Max combo hammer (KHA 18 LTX BL 40) is the most powerful and fastest in its class, the company says. It features two-mode operation for drilling with impact and chiseling, a maximum impact rate of 3,200 BPM with 8.6 joules, and a no-load speed of 450-580 rpm. The Read more

New from Metabo, is the 18-volt 1-9/16” SDS-Max combo hammer (KHA 18 LTX BL 40) is the most powerful and fastest in its class, the company says. It features two-mode operation for drilling with impact and chiseling, a maximum impact rate of 3,200 BPM with 8.6 joules, and a no-load speed of 450-580 rpm.

The tool can hammer drill into masonry with core bits up to 4-1/8” and into concrete up to 1-9/16”. Other details include a brushless motor, Vario-Constamatic full-wave electronics to help maintain blows and rpm under load, and a power reduction feature that reduces material fragmentation when breaking and increased precision when chiseling.

For more information visit www.metabo.com/us/enus/

Quickly & Easily Clears Clogged Drains During The Holidays For all those post-holiday clogged drain service calls – and for any other day – General Pipe Cleaners’ hand-held Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic feed makes clearing small drain lines fast and easy! The simplified feeding system gives savvy plumbing, drain cleaning, maintenance, and rehab pros an Read more

Quickly & Easily Clears Clogged Drains During The Holidays

For all those post-holiday clogged drain service calls – and for any other day – General Pipe Cleaners’ hand-held Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic feed makes clearing small drain lines fast and easy!

The simplified feeding system gives savvy plumbing, drain cleaning, maintenance, and rehab pros an “extra hand” in tight and awkward places. Just squeeze the lever – and cable feeds at up to 16 feet per minute.

The rugged, reliable Power-Vee easily unclogs sinks, tubs, and laundry drains from 1-1/4” to 3” in diameter, up to 50 feet long. General’s automatic feed quickly adjusts to Flexicore® cable diameters from 1/4” to 3/8” without special tools or additional parts.

The compact Power-Vee features quick-change cable cartridges for fast cable changing or cleaning. And the Dyna-Thrust™ bearing system helps extend tool life by reducing bearing wear.

Flexicore cable from General offers superior kinking resistance and unequalled strength with the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries the best warranty in the business – one-year protection against breakage.

General’s optional Handy-Stand™ also turns Power-Vee into a practical countertop or floor machine. The ergonomically balanced Handy-Stand enhances the drain cleaner’s versatility, safety, and stability.

The optional Uni-Stand™ securely supports the Power-Vee and reduces arm fatigue in tight, awkward work spaces – like those beneath sinks and kitchen cabinets.

For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300 – or visit www.drainbrain.com/pv to watch Power-Vee in action.

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high quality American-made drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, the fourth generation, family-owned company is celebrating nearly a century of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, the rental industry, facilities managers, and the hardware/DIY market. The Toughest Tools Down The Line.

Fire Blocking Expanding Polyurethane Foam Sealant More Cost-Effective Than Standard Fiberglass and Caulks RectorSeal®, Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing tools and accessories, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, Inc. [NASDAQ: CSWI], has introduced Draft-Block™ Orange, a fire blocking expanding polyurethane foam sealant for use by trade professionals across North America Read more

Fire Blocking Expanding Polyurethane Foam Sealant More Cost-Effective Than Standard Fiberglass and Caulks

RectorSeal®, Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing tools and accessories, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, Inc. [NASDAQ: CSWI], has introduced Draft-Block™ Orange, a fire blocking expanding polyurethane foam sealant for use by trade professionals across North America.

Designed for Type V residential construction, Draft-Block Orange is an excellent filler that expands up to three times to fill, bond, and insulate a wide assortment of applications. As a low pressure, one-component product, it adheres readily to wood, glass, metal, tile, concrete, and most plastics. Beyond its fire blocking benefits, Draft-Block Orange helps to reduce sound transmission.

Available in a 12-ounce aerosol can, Draft-Block Orange fills voids, cracks, crevices, and small cavities on flat and irregular surfaces. After curing, Draft-Block Orange is an odorless, non-corrosive, non-reactive inert substance.

As indicated in the product name, its orange color makes it easily identifiable during use. As a polyurethane foam, Draft-Block Orange is completely dielectric and contains no urea or formaldehyde. When properly applied, Draft-Block Orange dries tack-free in approximately 5 minutes. It is cuttable within 1 hour and fully cured within 12-24 hours. When fully cured, Draft-Block Orange is resistant to water and outdoor exposure. The product adheres to UL evaluation report R40378-01 and achieves an ASTM E84 rating.

Draft-Block Orange offers outstanding performance when used in voids around plumbing and utility penetrations to stop drafts and prevent the intrusion of insects and other pests. Additional use includes sealing around windows, air conditioners, ducts, and vents and providing energy-saving features in heating and cooling installations. Draft-Block Orange can help seal voids in siding, door jams, foundations, and concrete joints.

Since 1937, RectorSeal has offered products that have built a steadily growing and loyal following among contractors due to differentiated and proven product performance. Further, the company is often the first to tackle and solve challenges faced by professional tradespeople.

Visit www.rectorseal.com, www.instagram.com/rectorseal, and www.youtube.com/rectorsealcorp for additional details and support materials.

ASCO’s lead-free brass solenoid valves have been helping mechanical contractors and plumbers comply with the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act’s low lead requirements ever since 2015. The ASCO product line is continuously evolving to provide solutions to help end users with clean water automation. As part of our innovation roadmap, ASCO will be providing new Read more

ASCO’s lead-free brass solenoid valves have been helping mechanical contractors and plumbers comply with the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act’s low lead requirements ever since 2015. The ASCO product line is continuously evolving to provide solutions to help end users with clean water automation. As part of our innovation roadmap, ASCO will be providing new laborsaving end connectors that will increase the speed of meeting EPA SDWA requirements.

These labor-saving features include the adoption of Viega ProPress and PureFlow fittings which allow mechanical contractors and plumbers to install ASCO lead-free valves with a RIDGID Press Tool in seconds. No hot work permit and no plumbing unions required. ASCO’s wide range of electrical connections also reduce delays in inspection time, with a ½” NPT conduit as a standard option.

Features and Benefits

  • Helps contractors and plumbers meet EPA Safe Drinking Water Act low lead requirements in seconds.
  • Viega ProPress and PureFlow fittings are factory installed to ASCO’s Lead-Free Brass Valves, and leak tested, reducing installation delays.
  • ASCO’s Lead-Free Brass Valves come with a wide range of electrical connections, reducing delays during inspections.

For more information, please visit www.emerson.com/leadfree.

Enhanced truck boxes include One Key Simplicity, a high-security locking system, a new modern look, and advanced technology for ease of use and added protection; a total of 38 WEATHER GUARD products have been updated WEATHER GUARD®, the industry leader in work truck equipment, has introduced 38 new Saddle and Lo-Side Boxes with an updated Read more

Enhanced truck boxes include One Key Simplicity, a high-security locking system, a new modern look, and advanced technology for ease of use and added protection; a total of 38 WEATHER GUARD products have been updated

WEATHER GUARD®, the industry leader in work truck equipment, has introduced 38 new Saddle and Lo-Side Boxes with an updated, modern appearance and advanced technology to enhance the user experience. The new truck tool boxes build upon the unmatched protection WEATHER GUARD is known for by offering industry-leading benefits, including One Key Simplicity, a high-security locking system, a modernized sloped lid, and PowerSync™ Technology compatibility.

“At WEATHER GUARD, we are always advancing our products to deliver maximum durability and superior performance to ensure increased customer productivity and peace of mind,” said Mike Bykowski, Director of Product Management at WEATHER GUARD. “The new WEATHER GUARD Saddle and Lo-Side truck boxes combine forward-thinking technology with an updated design for our professional users.”

Simple and Secure WEATHER GUARD Product Enhancements

To help streamline end-users day-to-day tasks, the new WEATHER GUARD Saddle and Lo-Side Boxes incorporate a new push lock. The new 1KEY ULTRALOCK from WEATHER GUARD combines superior break-in protection with one key simplicity allowing one key to work across all truck boxes. The new 1KEY ULTRALOCK will also enable distributors to serve customers faster with no extended lead times for special fleet orders.

The WEATHER GUARD 1KEY ULTRALOCK also offers the highest level of security. It includes a 6-plate tumbler that prevents picking and bumping and a large cylinder for added defense. The automotive-grade, weather-resistant shutter helps protect the lock against damage from the elements.

Modern Details for Today’s Tough Construction Environments

The new Saddle and Lo-Side Boxes feature a sleek design with a sloped lid reinforced with a 0.9 aluminum channel, which increases security by fortifying the box and helps prevent break-ins through lid damage. The lid is easier to use, featuring optimized latching systems and requiring less force to close. In addition, all Saddle and Lo-Side truck tool boxes now feature enhanced tie-down buckles offering larger clearance for universal or multiple straps. And, all WEATHER GUARD boxes arrive pre-drilled, simplifying installation for distributors and end-users.

WEATHER GUARD uses a powder coat finish for lasting durability and reliability.  For extra truck personalization, the boxes are available in a new color: Gunmetal Gray. This is in addition to the current range of colors, including white, gloss black, clear (silver), and textured matte black.

Advanced PowerSync Technology

WEATHER GUARD truck boxes are known for their advanced security and technology features, and the new Saddle and Low-Side boxes are no exception. The truck storage boxes are compatible with the company’s innovative PowerSync Technology, a family of state-of-the-art accessories that enhance the WEATHER GUARD boxes to a fully integrated vehicle storage solution. This includes an assortment of coming soon accessories including: enhanced PowerSync Interior truck box Lights and Remote Keyless Entry.

The updated PowerSync lights feature a long-life LED, 160full box coverage, and reduced glare for optimal visibility. An automatic switch only powers on when the truck box is open, saving energy and power. Automotive-grade connectors offer professional-grade protection from dust and water while impact-resistant housing guards against bumps and rough terrain. The interior truck box lights feature a quick connect, easy install wire harness, and take no more than 30 minutes to configure.

End users can easily access the truck tool boxes with PowerSync’s Remote Keyless Entry. Not only can the remote control up to three boxes on the same key FOB, but it can also open truck boxes from as far as 25 feet away to eliminate the hassle of using keys. For increased durability, an automotive-grade actuator and controller are designed to resist weather conditions.

The new WEATHER GUARD Saddle and Lo-Side truck boxes are now available nationally. In addition, PowerSync Accessories will be available for purchase in October. To further educate audiences on how to utilize and install the new features, WEATHER GUARD has added additional “How To” videos to its YouTube channel including “How to Code the Lock” and updated installation videos for mounting and PowerSync installation.  For more information and an interactive demo, please visit www.weatherguard.com/truck