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RIDGID® Press-In Branch Connector Tool Kit for 3/4-Inch Branches Eliminates the Need to Weld Ideal for chilled water, compressed air, industrial gas and low-pressure steam systems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MuUwpBFQ4Q&t=23s Press Release: ELYRIA, OHIO – January 14, 2019 – Quickly make 3⁄4-inch branch connections on black steel pipe with the new RIDGID® Press-In Branch Connector Tool Kit being Read More

RIDGID® Press-In Branch Connector Tool Kit for 3/4-Inch Branches Eliminates the Need to Weld

Ideal for chilled water, compressed air, industrial gas and low-pressure steam systems

Press Release:

ELYRIA, OHIO – January 14, 2019 – Quickly make 3⁄4-inch branch connections on black steel pipe with the new RIDGID® Press-In Branch Connector Tool Kit being introduced at AHR Expo today. Significantly faster when compared to traditional welding, it is ideal for adding gauges or 3⁄4-inch pipe in chilled water, compressed air, industrial gas and low-pressure steam system applications.

Plumbers, pipe fabricators and maintenance professionals working on 11⁄2-inch to 6-inch black steel pipe will not only save time but also eliminate fire risk and avoid the additional expense of a fire safety watch.

The Connector Tool Kit includes an expander that fits all RIDGID standard press tools, including the RP 340, RP 330, RP 320 and CT-400, and works with Viega Press-In Branch Adapter Fittings. The kit also contains fitting positioning guides, an arbor shaft assembly, drill guide, and vacuum adapters.

The hole saw arbor attaches to standard drills, includes an M27 hole saw, and is designed to prevent the saw from penetrating both sides of the pipe; while the vacuum adapters allow for connection to standard size vacuum hoses to help reduce steel chips falling into the pipe while making the branch. Both the positioning and drill guides ensure proper placement against the pipe.

“The RIDGID Press-In Branch Connector Tool Kit takes our standard press tools up a notch. This accessory kit not only reduces complexity, but more importantly, it speeds up the process when creating branches,” said Rob Trefz, RIDGID Director of Business Development and Marketing. “Particularly in industrial gas settings, when you can eliminate flames and a fire watch, it provides significant project cost savings.”

The Connector Tool Kit comes with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty. Contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-769-7743 to learn more.

We get our first in-depth look at the new Navien NFC We stopped at Navien’s booth at the AHR Expo to look under the hood of the new Navien NFC combi-boiler using Navien’s own firetube heat exchanger. Take a look at the video to see some details and specs, one thing that surprised me right Read More

We get our first in-depth look at the new Navien NFC

We stopped at Navien’s booth at the AHR Expo to look under the hood of the new Navien NFC combi-boiler using Navien’s own firetube heat exchanger.

Take a look at the video to see some details and specs, one thing that surprised me right away was the included accessories. For contractors looking for high amounts of hot water production, a low head loss heat exchanger for easier piping on the hydronic side and additional features like remote connectivity it looks like the NFC is worth checking into. You can find more details and specifications on Navien’s website or here in our new product listings on Hydronics Hub.

All the bells & combi boiler whistles

The new Navien NFC combi boiler models come with a patented in-house designed and manufactured heat exchanger, Low Profile Burner for ease of service, advanced controls offering intuitive user navigation, a built-in DHW module (pump, flat plate heat exchanger, 3-way valve, mixing valve, water adjustment valve and auto water fill valve), common venting capability up to 8 units, cascading capability up to 16 units, and built-in hardware to connect up to 3 zone pumps without a need for additional external controllers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdGqczxo-iY Being the first to get my hands on the new M18 Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter was an honor. The all thread cutter (2872-20) delivers clean, burr-free cuts for threading nuts on by hand. It also has the power to cut through 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2″ mild steel or 1/4” and 3/8″ stainless steel threaded Read More

Being the first to get my hands on the new M18 Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter was an honor.

The all thread cutter (2872-20) delivers clean, burr-free cuts for threading nuts on by hand. It also has the power to cut through 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2″ mild steel or 1/4” and 3/8″ stainless steel threaded rod in seconds.

The new tool features a unique design with a 1-1/2” built-in trim length and one-handed center grip for making uniform, controlled overhead cuts. This also offers users the clearest line of site for the most accurate cuts. Not only is the tool optimized for overhead cutting, but it can also be laid flat on its back for pre-fab cutting as seen in the video.

A brushless motor and an M18 2.0Ah Battery allow this tool to deliver over 400 nut-ready cuts per charge, reducing the need to file the threaded rod before applying the nut. The die includes 3 different cutting sizes, which can be changed by rotating the dies, allowing users to cut the most common sizes of threaded rod. Milwaukee’s REDLINK™ electronics allow the tool’s jaw to auto-retract back to home after each cut so users are ready for the next cut right away.

All these features work together to prevent burrs, chips, and sparks – all common frustrations when using non-dedicated tools to cut threaded rod.

Heated Walls!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9YBhXpUcIw Here’s a time lapse video of one of the fun projects happening up in Northern MN at the #duluthbuild job site. This wall will be radiantly heated in addition to the heated floor. The space below the window will have a freestanding tub, to the right will be a tile shower. I think its Read More

Here’s a time lapse video of one of the fun projects happening up in Northern MN at the #duluthbuild job site.

This wall will be radiantly heated in addition to the heated floor. The space below the window will have a freestanding tub, to the right will be a tile shower. I think its safe to say the master bathroom will be very comfortable for the owners!

https://youtu.be/6SgHT4o4-A8 Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age and fewer men and women are being prepared to take their places. To shed light on this issue, this video debunks myths discrediting the plumbing industry, and repositions the trades as a viable career for Millennials and Generation Z Read More

Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age and fewer men and women are being prepared to take their places. To shed light on this issue, this video debunks myths discrediting the plumbing industry, and repositions the trades as a viable career for Millennials and Generation Z.