Product Spotlight

New tool boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool on the market No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press ½” Read more

New tool boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool on the market

No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press ½” to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and ½” to 2” PEX pipe – in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.

The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitch™ technology to quickly switch from Standard to Extended 32kN applications to press 2 ½” to 4” carbon steel. Adding to the tool’s versatility and usefulness on the job, the lightweight RP 342-XL is compatible with the RIDGID full line of Standard 32kN Press Tool accessories, including the StrutSlayr Strut Shear Head, Press Snap Soil Pipe Cutter and all MegaPress jaws.

“RIDGID has been the industry leader in press technology for decades and our latest innovation, the RP 342-XL Press Tool, continues to set us apart,” said Michael Provenzano, Global Product Manager for Press Connections at RIDGID. “The RP 342-XL offers maximum versatility in all types of materials and sizes that can be pressed with one tool.”

The RP 342-XL is backed by the industry’s leading warranty, and also offers the lowest initial investment for contractors whose goal is to press up to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe.

To learn more visit, ridgid.com/342-XL.

Neutra-Safe Corporation, based in Stoughton, Mass., has redesigned its four-inch, tube-style condensate neutralizers.  The high capacity neutralizers now include all the same features that make Neutra-Safe’s two-inch models so easy to install and service. Features of the new design include full opening integral union ends, bi-directional condensate flow,  ¾” Female NPT inlet/outlet tappings and ¾” Read more

Neutra-Safe Corporation, condensate neutralizers, Tube Style Condensate Neutralizers, hydronics, plumbing, HVAC, radiant heatingNeutra-Safe Corporation, based in Stoughton, Mass., has redesigned its four-inch, tube-style condensate neutralizers.  The high capacity neutralizers now include all the same features that make Neutra-Safe’s two-inch models so easy to install and service.

Features of the new design include full opening integral union ends, bi-directional condensate flow,  ¾” Female NPT inlet/outlet tappings and ¾” male NPT x socket fittings.  The unit also comes with snap-in mounting brackets included.

The redesigned CN4B-600C, CN4B-850C, CN4B-1200C, CN4B-2000C four-inch neutralizers are designed to facilitate the use of Neutra-Safe’s proprietary media sacks for simple recharging of the unit.  This Neutra-pH media blend is a blend of blend of 99 percent pure calcite and magnesium oxide, provides the most efficient neutralization possible.  It eliminates clumps that can clog traditional neutralizers.  The sack can be opened to release the media for use in Neutra-Safe’s older four-inch tube models.

The best features of the original four-inch neutralizer remain, including a clear tube for easy visual inspection and patented integral union ends with O-ring seals for a leak-proof connection.

Neutra-Safe’s tube style condensate neutralizer line includes seven models, serving high-efficiency, gas-fired appliances up to 2 million BTUH input capacity.

For more info, www.NeutraSafe.com.

Taco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy to use, high-efficiency ECM circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator. These circulators are available with cast iron or Read more

Taco ECM High-Efficiency Circulators, Taco Comfort Solutions, plumbing, hydronics, heating, HVAC, ECM pumps Taco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy to use, high-efficiency ECM circulators with the addition of the 0034e™ and 0034ePlus™ models.  With a maximum of 34 feet of head and 50 gpm, the new circulators offer up to 85% energy savings over a conventional circulator.

These circulators are available with cast iron or NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 certified stainless steel volutes, so they are ideal for closed-loop heating systems as well as domestic hot water recirculation systems. Both circulators also offer a convenient, rotatable control box cover for a professional look, no matter the orientation of the installed circulator.

The 0034e features an easy-to-use dial with five operating modes, including constant pressure, fixed speed, Taco’s exclusive activeADAPT™ self-adjusting proportional pressure, and 0-10V capability. The 0034ePlus adds proportional pressure and more constant pressure settings as well as a digital display with real-time feedback, including watts, GPM, feet of head, and RPM. Both circulators are dual-voltage 115V/230V.

Both new circulators come with exclusive features that make Taco’s ECM high-efficiency circulators so easy to use, including SureStart® automatic unblocking and air purging, BIO Barrier® black iron oxide protection, dual electrical knockouts, six-inch stranded leads, recessed flange nut-grabbers and double insulation so no ground wire is needed.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com

As soon as Viega LLC introduced its MegaPressG fitting system for joining gas and fuel oil pipes, contractors began asking for it in larger sizes. The original lineup included fittings for carbon steel pipes from ½” to 2″. They were the first fittings approved for use in gas and fuel oil applications and they quickly Read more

As soon as Viega LLC introduced its MegaPressG fitting system for joining gas and fuel oil pipes, contractors began asking for it in larger sizes.

The original lineup included fittings for carbon steel pipes from ½” to 2″. They were the first fittings approved for use in gas and fuel oil applications and they quickly proved popular among contractors for their speed, reliability and ease of use. However, the 2″ limit restricted the number of applications in which they could be used.

In February, Viega introduced MegaPressG fittings for 2½”, 3″ and 4″ pipe, creating a comprehensive lineup of fittings approved for use in gas and fuel oil applications. And it’s the only system on the market that allows secure press connections on gas lines 2½” to 4″ in 16 seconds or less.

Constructed of carbon steel with a corrosion-resistant zinc nickel coating and first-of-its-kind graphite separator ring in larger sizes, MegaPressG is suitable for use with ASTM Schedule 5 to Schedule 40 carbon steel pipe

Using MegaPressG means no open flames, faster connections and labor savings, resulting in safer and more efficient projects that come in on time and on budget. It can reduce labor costs by as much as 60% to 90% over traditional methods.

Configurations include elbows, couplings, no-stop couplings, reducers, tees, reducing tees, adapters, reducing adapters, caps and flanges.

Combining productivity with peace of mind, MegaPressG fittings are equipped with Viega Smart Connect® technology, which allows installers to easily identify unpressed connections during pressure testing.

MegaPressG fittings offer the same proven quality and durability as all Viega products, bringing complete confidence to every job.

For more information on the new line of MegaPressG fittings, click here.

Taco Comfort Solutions’ Near-Boiler Trim Kit provides a quick and convenient way to purchase all the accessories needed for near-boiler piping. The Near-Boiler Trim Kit comes in premium, advanced and select configurations, and is available in 1” and 1-1/4” sizes so installers can select the kit that fits their needs.  All versions of the kit Read more

Near-Boiler Trim Kit, boilers, Hydronics, radiant heating, air elimination, hot waterTaco Comfort Solutions’ Near-Boiler Trim Kit provides a quick and convenient way to purchase all the accessories needed for near-boiler piping.

The Near-Boiler Trim Kit comes in premium, advanced and select configurations, and is available in 1” and 1-1/4” sizes so installers can select the kit that fits their needs.  All versions of the kit include air separators, boiler feed and backflow preventer, 4.5-gallon expansion tanks, and all fittings and connections.

The trim kits are designed for easy installation and are ASSE listed.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com