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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

New feature identifies the right indirect water heater product, size, and application Bradford White Water Heaters, an industry-leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating and storage products, announces the addition of the PowerStor Series® indirect water heater performance calculator to its RightSpec® Product Sizing Tools. This simple, effective feature allows specifiers, contractors and end users to Read more

New feature identifies the right indirect water heater product, size, and application

Bradford White Water Heaters, an industry-leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating and storage products, announces the addition of the PowerStor Series® indirect water heater performance calculator to its RightSpec® Product Sizing Tools.

This simple, effective feature allows specifiers, contractors and end users to better understand the performance and system compatibility of any Bradford White PowerStor Series® indirect water heater.

“With the addition of this powerful new tool, our customers have access to tips, features and specs for our indirect water heaters right at their fingertips,” said Dan Giosia, Assistant Product Manager – Specialty Products for Bradford White Water Heaters. “We are confident this performance calculator will help contractors identify the right product, the right size and the right application for any circumstance in real time.”

Whether a contractor is specifying a product for a new installation or updating an existing system, the program is designed to handle a wide array of applications. The user simply enters the parameters specific to the application and the system will provide the performance results to determine which indirect water heater will be best suited for the job.

Just like the rest of the RightSpec® online tools, the PowerStor Series® indirect water heater performance calculator is loaded with tips and features to make sizing for an indirect water heater easier than ever. In addition, contractors and technicians can export the results into a user-friendly report that can be shared or saved for future reference.

To learn more about Bradford White Water Heaters, please visit https://www.bradfordwhite.com or call (215) 641-9400.

PRIER Products, Inc. launched the world’s first freeezeless outdoor shower. The shower is a perfect addition to lake houses, beach houses, public and backyard pools, campgrounds, athletic facilities, farms and anywhere you want a shower outside. “PRIER invented the first self-closing freezeless faucets in 1946,” said Research & Development Manager, Scott Brady. “Today, we launched Read more

PRIER Products, Inc. launched the world’s first freeezeless outdoor shower. The shower is a perfect addition to lake houses, beach houses, public and backyard pools, campgrounds, athletic facilities, farms and anywhere you want a shower outside.

“PRIER invented the first self-closing freezeless faucets in 1946,” said Research & Development Manager, Scott Brady. “Today, we launched the world’s first freezeless shower, which happens to coincide with the anniversary of the launch of a U.S. spacecraft to the moon in 1969.”

View of a Japanese style patio. Bamboo is an amazing plant that can grow almost 4 feet a day. It can also provide many aesthetic and functional purposes to help you create the perfect landscape. From tropical beauty to privacy screens, bamboo is a versatile plant that can be added to any environment.

The C-108SH1 kit is fully compatible with the C-108 hot and cold freezeless hydrant from PRIER. The shower kit is self-draining and comes with everything needed for installation, including a standard MPT shower head and mounting hardware. The stainless-steel riser will maintain an attractive finish for many years.

“We’re excited to launch this new product,” said President, Nick Manning. “I had a conversation with a customer in Belknap County New Hampshire last fall who wished he could shower after a swim in Lake Winnipesaukee. He was concerned about his exterior shower freezing during the cool winter months. We delivered on our promise and believe this will be a highly sought-after product, especially for our customers in the land of 10,000 lakes, along the coastlines and areas subject to freezing temperatures.”

PRIER Products, Inc. recently launched a new residential hydrant. Building upon the highly sought-after TrueTemp (P-118) hot and cold outdoor faucet, the CoolTemp (P-114) offers the same level of quality components, distinguishable design and performance as the P-118, in a cold-water version. “We’ve had amazing demand for the TrueTemp hydrant. Now we offer a similar Read more

PRIER Products, Inc. recently launched a new residential hydrant. Building upon the highly sought-after TrueTemp (P-118) hot and cold outdoor faucet, the CoolTemp (P-114) offers the same level of quality components, distinguishable design and performance as the P-118, in a cold-water version.

PRIER CoolTemp (P-114) Hose Faucet

“We’ve had amazing demand for the TrueTemp hydrant. Now we offer a similar hydrant in a single-temperature version to match the style of the hot and cold TrueTemp P-118,” said Research & Development Manager, Scott Brady. “Recently we had a homebuilder install seven hydrants on a home and the homeowner loved them. The homeowners desired to match the décor of the house and existing hot and cold hydrant.”

The new CoolTemp is available in an oil-rubbed bronze or satin nickel finish to match surrounding home decor. The patented design has an ergonomic, rubber grip handle for easy operation. Each hydrant is freezeproof, with a self-draining, anti-siphon vacuum breaker and backflow check valve. As with most products offered by PRIER, the new CoolTemp is ASSE code approved.

“This has been a flagship product for PRIER,” said President, Nick Manning. “It’s the most unique design on the market and now part of the PRIER Signature Series.”