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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.”

Caleffi North America, a global leader and manufacturer of innovative products for plumbing, heating and cooling, is pleased to offer its 1” male x 1” female union thread isolation ball valve. The 290030 valve is designed to fit conveniently between any Caleffi 1” union valve body and tailpiece. It is low-lead compliant and is certified Read more

Caleffi North America, a global leader and manufacturer of innovative products for plumbing, heating and cooling, is pleased to offer its 1” male x 1” female union thread isolation ball valve. The 290030 valve is designed to fit conveniently between any Caleffi 1” union valve body and tailpiece. It is low-lead compliant and is certified to NSF/ANSI 372 and NSF/ANSI/CAN 61. An optional stem extension is available for projects requiring pipe insulation.

The isolation valve is compatible with our most popular Caleffi valves including FlowCal™ and QuickSetter+™ balancing valves, AngleMix™ and MixCal™ thermostatic mixing valves, Z-one™ zone valves and PresCal™ pressure reducing valves.

Please visit our website at www.caleffi.us or call us at (414) 238-2360 for further product information.

In recent years, PP-R pipe has become an increasingly popular choice in plumbing and hydronic heating systems. Introduced over 30 years ago, this copolymer made from Polypropylene-Random has been a top choice among plastic piping options. Suitable for both hot and cold pipe, it’s known as a naturally insulating option that allows the installer to Read more

In recent years, PP-R pipe has become an increasingly popular choice in plumbing and hydronic heating systems. Introduced over 30 years ago, this copolymer made from Polypropylene-Random has been a top choice among plastic piping options. Suitable for both hot and cold pipe, it’s known as a naturally insulating option that allows the installer to make fast connections that are both permanent and leak-free. Using heat fusion technology, the installer can do more than just join two PP-R ends together – they can create a joint that has the same strength as that of the pipe wall. In contrast to other pipe-joining methods, common long-term concerns like corrosion and fatigue damage are eliminated with heat fusion. In fact, fusion connections are touted to be so robust that they will outlast their own piping system.

In the mid 2000’s, a new generation of PP-R pipe was introduced to the market – Polypropylene-Random Crystallinity Temperature – or PP-RCT. Its crystallinity allows the copolymer to resist greater levels of pressure at higher temperatures. The advancement of copolymers in recent years has begun to shift opinions on plastic pipe, leaving behind outdated misconceptions about its dependability.

But the ways of the past are not all gone. Installers may be embracing plastic pipes and fittings, but they have been slower to accept plastic bodied valves. The proven field reliability of brass-bodied construction remains favorable in a time when strong, reliable plastics are still a relatively new concept. As such, manufacturers who work with PP-R and PP-RCT have been trying to figure out how to bridge the gap between the time tested technology and recent innovations.

In order to incorporate brass valves into a PP-R/PP-RCT piping system, installers have historically had few choices. Options for brass valves with fully integrated connections have been somewhat limited. Some piping manufacturers have elected to offer valves that are compatible only with their specific line of piping, so finding a valve that is compatible with all PP-R and PP-RCT piping systems proved increasingly difficult. In absence of a universal solution, installers made use of transitional fittings to connect their brass ends to PP-R/PP-RCT pipe, at the expense of additional leak paths and labor.

That’s where Webstone comes in. Known for their quality brass valves, Webstone has introduced fully integrated PP-R or PP-RCT ends to their most popular engineered products. The Pro-Connect PP-R Pro line now includes the Isolator with Rotating Flange (a uni-flange ball valve with 360 degrees of motion and optional multi-function hose drain), the Pro-Pal Ball Drain, and ball valves (including PP-R/PP-RCT x FIP ends to transition to or from metal piping).

These products all feature socket style connections, which makes the heat fusion process as quick and simple as possible. Valves come in a variety of sizes and are certified lead free for both residential and commercial use. Additionally, all Webstone products carry a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer’s defects – ensuring peace of mind that no other valve manufacturer in the industry can match. To learn more, visit WebstoneValves.com/PP-R-Pro

DEWALT announces the TOOL CONNECT™ Chip (DCE042), a Bluetooth® beacon add-on, that allows tools to easily and wirelessly work with the Tool Connect™ System. The TOOL CONNECT™ System is designed to seamlessly track, assign and manage jobsite inventory to optimize productivity, saving time and budget. Integrating the Chip adds tracking capabilities that are compatible with Read more

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DEWALT announces the TOOL CONNECT™ Chip (DCE042), a Bluetooth® beacon add-on, that allows tools to easily and wirelessly work with the Tool Connect™ System. The TOOL CONNECT™ System is designed to seamlessly track, assign and manage jobsite inventory to optimize productivity, saving time and budget. Integrating the Chip adds tracking capabilities that are compatible with TOOL CONNECT™ Site Manager software, available for web and mobile, which adds, manages, and tracks inventory for jobsite visibility. The TOOL CONNECT™ Chip can be installed in the designated pocket of Chip-Ready products to protect it from damage and is equipped with a blue identification light which helps locate and differentiate among identical tools.

DEWALT, cordless tools, power tools, Tool Connect Chip, tool inventory, tool tracking, Dewalt Tool Connect ChipThe TOOL CONNECT™ Chip is currently compatible with the following products that are available now, with plans to expand to 15 additional DEWALT power tools within the next year.

  • ATOMIC Compact Series20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 1-3/4-In. Bandsaw (DCS377)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless Hammer Drill with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCD999)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless 4-1/2-In.-5-In. Cordless Grinder with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCG416)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless Reciprocating Saw with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCS386)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCS573)
  • Select units within the ToughSystem® 2.0 Storage System

DEWALT also offers the TOOL CONNECT Tag (DCE041) which seamlessly integrates with 31 Tag-ready tools that are currently available, with several more in development.  The TOOL CONNECT™ Tag (DCE041) also attaches to jobsite assets regardless of brand, make, or model, using screws, zip-ties, industrial tape, glue and new corded tool tags held in place by security screws.

The TOOL CONNECT™ Chip will be available where DEWALT products are sold mid-year 2021 for $15 MSRP.  The TOOL CONNECT™ Tag is available now for $39 MSRP.