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The Easier, More Economical Way To Locate Leakage The Gen-Ear LE® from General Pipe Cleaners provides a simple, more economical water leak locator with stronger sound amplification than competitive systems offer. Gen-Ear LE can pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines – including problems in walls and under concrete slabs, swimming pools, and hot Read more

The Easier, More Economical Way To Locate Leakage

The Gen-Ear LE® from General Pipe Cleaners provides a simple, more economical water leak locator with stronger sound amplification than competitive systems offer.

Gen-Ear LE can pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines – including problems in walls and under concrete slabs, swimming pools, and hot tubs.

General’s compact amplifier fits easily in the palm of your hand – providing noise-free amplification with built-in, preset audio filters to eliminate settings guesswork.

High performance headphones with noise cancellation also block interference from ambient noise. And when released, an amplifier safety button mutes sudden loud noises.

Gen-Ear LE’s advanced acoustic ground sensor accurately detects the gurgling or hammering of water escaping from cracked pipes under concrete, asphalt, or tile. Probe rods pinpoint problems beneath soft surfaces like grass or carpet. And the magnetic attachment locates above ground pipe or hydrant leaks.

For especially hard-to-find leaks, the Sound Amplification Module adds air to the line, increasing water pressure and amplifying leak sounds to aid precise problem location.

Two AA batteries power Gen-Ear LE for 20 or more hours. To extend battery life, the system automatically shuts down when headphones are removed. And the power light blinks to indicate low batteries.

New Fans Are Ready to Help Cool the Hot Months Ahead Comfort Zone®, an established leader in portable heating and cooling products, adds new cooling products just in time for the warmer months ahead. This year’s spring and summer seasons promise to bring the warm weather we have been waiting for. Yet, at times, those Read more

New Fans Are Ready to Help Cool the Hot Months Ahead

Comfort Zone®, an established leader in portable heating and cooling products, adds new cooling products just in time for the warmer months ahead. This year’s spring and summer seasons promise to bring the warm weather we have been waiting for. Yet, at times, those same months bring the need to escape from the discomfort of the high temperatures. Designed to deliver that relief, the new products include three additions to the Comfort Zone® Powr Curve™ product line, which provides 30% more airflow with 20% less noise. Each of Comfort Zone’s new fans offers the right solution for every need.

“At Comfort Zone, our quality cooling solutions are innovative, energy efficient, and value priced,” said Barry Jacobs, VP Product Management and Product Development. “We are proud that these new fans fulfill our enduring mission to support our customers’ health and comfort. And in the heat of the summer months, there is no greater comfort than the cool, fresh air our fans can provide.”

Powr Curve Technology™ Fans are equipped with patented a six-blade JET STREAM design that provides 30% more airflow than traditional models. In addition, with the TRIPLE-ZONE, tri-curve grille, these fans effectively eliminate turbulence for up to 20% less noise. Each fan also has a tilt feature and can be used free-standing or wall-mounted (mounting hardware included), so that customers can adjust the fan whether they are seated, lying down or wherever they need cooling. With this blend of flexibility, power and quiet performance, the new Powr Curve fans are perfect for a wide range of uses.

The new fans from Comfort Zone are:

  • Comfort Zone® Powr Curve™ 18” SMART WiFi Oscillating Pedestal Fan (CZST180SBK/CZST180SWT): Featuring the unique 6-blade fan and triple-zone, tri-curve grille design of the Powr Curve technology, this fan delivers 30% higher airflow with 20% less noise than traditional fans, made possible by its 3 fan speeds and the oscillation feature. The fan is WiFi enabled which means that you can control your pedestal fan from anywhere while on the go. Simply download our Comfort Zone app — compatible with both iOS and Android operation systems — from either the App Store or Google Play. Using the app, you can turn the fan on and off, change speeds, turn the oscillation on and off, and schedule the fan to turn on and off automatically. The fans are also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for convenient voice control.  Additionally, the fan is wall mountable (brackets included).  Available in Black or WhiteMSRP: 79.99
  • Comfort Zone® Powr Curve™ 20” Utility Floor Fan (CZHV206BK): The unique fan blade and grille design of Powr Curve technology means that this all-metal utility fan will provide incredible performance at maximum power. The copper wire, high-efficiency motor delivers 30% higher airflow, and its 180° adjustable tilt allows the flow to be directed exactly where needed. Its sturdy design and versatility make this fan perfect for warehouse, garage, gym, or home. Available in Black. MSRP: $79.99
  • Comfort Zone® Powr Curve™ 20” High-Velocity Oscillating Utility Stand Fan (CZHVP206BK):  Equipped with 3 convenient speed settings and an impressive oscillation range, this utility stand fan features a copper wire, high-efficiency motor for creating a cool and comfortable environment in the home, workshop, or other large spaces. The durable all-metal post adjusts easily up to 53” in height, allowing a wide-ranging distribution of cool air. The sturdy design ensures not only vibration-free performance but also the fan’s reliability, year after year.  Available in Black. MSRP: $119.99

For more information, please visit comfortzoneproducts.com

Mach-Blue™ Impact-Driver Bits Up To 33% Stronger, Last 70x Longer Building on its expertise in drilling, boring and cutting tools, Spyder®, a leader in high-performance power tool accessories, today unveiled its latest product — impact-rated driver bits featuring Mach-Blue™ Tough Tip™ technology. Available now, Lowe’s is the exclusive nationwide home center to offer the new Read more

Mach-Blue™ Impact-Driver Bits Up To 33% Stronger, Last 70x Longer

Building on its expertise in drilling, boring and cutting tools, Spyder®, a leader in high-performance power tool accessories, today unveiled its latest product — impact-rated driver bits featuring Mach-Blue™ Tough Tip™ technology. Available now, Lowe’s is the exclusive nationwide home center to offer the new Mach-Blue driver bits.

Mach-Blue driver bits are designed to last significantly longer and resist breakage better than typical impact-rated driver bits. The new bits have been third-party tested to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards and shown to last up to 70 times longer than standard impact-rated driver bits.

Spyder’s new bits also feature 33% stronger tip profiles compared to standard bits driven by the company’s proprietary Tough Tip technology. This technology incorporates Spyder’s Mach-Blue plating, which strengthens the drive surface and provides extreme corrosion protection. Spyder’s proprietary IMPACTive™ alloy tool steel and optimized torsion zones actively flex to dissipate peak impact forces. Each drive tip is precision machined for superior strength and fit, resisting cam-out, twisting and breakage.

“We over-engineer all Spyder tools to withstand all-day use and abuse from professional users, and Mach-Blue driver bits are no exception,” said Ryan Campbell, executive vice president and general manager of Spyder. “The combination of our superior Mach-Blue plating, precision machining and durable alloy steel creates a long-lived impact-driver bit that maximizes the investment of both professional and casual users.”

Following the launch of Spyder’s high-speed steel drill bits last year, Mach-Blue driver bits are the company’s second product line to feature Mach-Blue plating, which gives the tools an eye-catching, iridescent blue finish.

The bits’ impact-rated, 1/4” speed hex allows them to be used in high-torque impacting drivers and conventional rotary drills with three-jaw chucks.

Mach-Blue driver bits are currently available in a 25-piece kit, which includes Phillips, slotted, star and square bits, as well as a 30-piece kit, which includes additional sizes and nut-driver bits. Each kit includes a magnetic bit holder and is housed in a durable hard case with bump- and slip-resistant rubber corners. Additional drive sets, drill-and-drive sets, and individual bits will be available later this summer.

Mach-Blue driver bits are available nationwide at Lowe’s stores and on Lowes.com.

Milwaukee’s determination to improve user experiences is exemplified by their continued commitment to provide productive layout solutions. Built for focused leveling applications, the M12™ Green 360° Single Plane Laser is the newest addition to their laser lineup. Focused on delivering users a solution with more power, visibility, and easier set-up, the Single Plane Laser aims Read more

12’ Telescoping Laser Pole

Milwaukee’s determination to improve user experiences is exemplified by their continued commitment to provide productive layout solutions. Built for focused leveling applications, the M12™ Green 360° Single Plane Laser is the newest addition to their laser lineup. Focused on delivering users a solution with more power, visibility, and easier set-up, the Single Plane Laser aims to improve jobsite efficiency.

“After the success of our first M12™ lasers, we knew there was an opportunity for additional innovative solutions in this space. Competitive alkaline-powered lasers don’t have the runtime and visibility users need to get the job done,” said Kenan McCutcheon, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Leveraging our advanced M12™ battery technology, we are able to provide users the most reliable and powerful lasers for a best-in-class experience.”

M12 Green 360° Single Plane Laser

The M12™ Green 360° Single Plane Laser provides all-day run-time and best visibility* in its class. Utilizing an M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 4.0 Battery, users can get 30+ hours of continuous run-time, and the brightest* green laser offers users superior visibility with up to a 250’ diameter. The laser is fitted with a tether-ready lanyard loop to help eliminate drops, and the amplified rare earth magnets provide a secure hold, ensuring it won’t slide on steel studs and allowing users to set up anywhere. The Single Plane Laser is impact rated for drops up to 1m and the IP54 rating helps protect it from harsh jobsite conditions.

M12 Green 360° Single Plane Laser

The new M12™ Green 360° Single Plane Laser joins the M12™ Cordless System, the largest sub-compact system on the market, focused on delivering industry-leading durability and power in the tightest spaces. Currently, the M12™ System is made up of more than 100 solutions.

*When compared to 12v multi-plane lasers with all green diodes or 12v cross line & plumb point lasers with all green diodes 

Specifications

M12™ Green 360° Single Plane Laser (3631-21) 

  • Working Range: 125ft
  • Range w/Detector: 165ft
  • Accuracy: +/- 1/8” @ 33ft
  • Thread Mount: ¼”-20 & 5/8”-11
  • Locking Pendulum: Yes
  • Self-Leveling: +/- 4º Tilt
  • IP Rating: IP54
  • Impact Resistant: 1m
  • Class 2 Laser
  • Warranty: 3 Years

Kit Includes: (1) M12™ Green 360° Single Plane Laser (3631-20), (1) Responsive Laser Alignment Target, (1) Laser Track Clip, (1) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 4.0 Battery, (1) M12™ Lithium-ion Battery Charger, (1) Carrying Case.
*Also available as a bare tool (3631-20)

NIBCO INC. expands its line of high-performance ball valves to include 2 ½”, 3″ and 4″ sizes of the 585HP-LF and 585HP-66-LF bronze ball valves in solder, threaded and press end connections. Designed for commercial and industrial applications, the lead-free and corrosion-resistant 585HP full port ball valve line allows for easier installation, adjustability, and long Read more

NIBCO INC. expands its line of high-performance ball valves to include 2 ½”, 3″ and 4″ sizes of the 585HP-LF and 585HP-66-LF bronze ball valves in solder, threaded and press end connections.

Designed for commercial and industrial applications, the lead-free and corrosion-resistant 585HP full port ball valve line allows for easier installation, adjustability, and long service life. The patented laser-welded construction eliminates the threaded body to body-end connection allowing for a higher operating pressure up to 1,000 CWP, and operating temperature up to 250° F.

The expanded 585HP line features a reversible handle providing flexibility for on-site modifications, large accessible packing nut, and a triple-sealed stem. These elements combine to make a valve that is easy to install, durable, and dependable all backed by a 10-year, 125 percent limited warranty.

Lightweight and North American-made, the line of 585HP valves have the following listings and certifications: MSS-SP110/145; IAPMO/ANSI Z1157; NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-8 Commercial Hot 180° F; NSF/ANSI 372; ICC-ES PMG-1558.

To learn more about the expanded line of 585HP ball valves, visit nibco.com/585HP.