Product Spotlight

Taco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy-to-use, ECM high-efficiency 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 Read more

ECM high-efficiency circulators, Taco 0034e Circulators, Taco 0034ePlus circulators, plumbing, HVAC, hydronicsTaco Comfort Solutions® has expanded their family of easy-to-use, ECM high-efficiency 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

Caleffi North America, a leader in the manufacture of innovative plumbing and hydronic products, has expanded its commercial digital mixing valve offering with the LEGIOMIX® Station.  The Station features a 6000 Series LEGIOMIX electronic mixing valve to provide high performance temperature control for commercial domestic hot water (DHW) systems.  A unique self-cleaning function features daily exercising of the Read more

Caleffi North America, a leader in the manufacture of innovative plumbing and hydronic products, has expanded its commercial digital mixing valve offering with the LEGIOMIX® Station.  The Station features a 6000 Series LEGIOMIX electronic mixing valve to provide high performance temperature control for commercial domestic hot water (DHW) systems.  A unique self-cleaning function features daily exercising of the internal ball valve mechanism to prevent scale build-up and ensure smooth operation.

LEGIOMIX is the only digital mixing valve on the market with automatic scheduling of thermal disinfection to control Legionella bacteria – a globally proven approach to maintaining safe and sanitary DHW. LEGIOMIX also is rated highest in the market for flow capacity.  The valve is certified by ICC-ES for compliance with NSF/ANSI 372, ASSE 1017, CSA B125.3 and CSA Z317.1 standards and IPC, IRC, NPC and UPC codes for use in accordance with U.S. and Canadian plumbing codes.

The Stations are pre-built for ease of installation and include a 6000 Series digital mixing valve with union connections, serviceable stainless steel check valves, purge test ports, isolation valves and a LEGIOMIX controller, all pre-mounted on a powder-coated painted steel strut frame. The controller is pre-wired to a 115/24 VAC plug-in transformer. The Stations are available in five sizes from 1” to 2½” copper pipe connections.

“Installing and piping a commercial digital mixing valve properly takes a lot of planning and thought and, unfortunately, mistakes are common. The LEGIOMIX Stations simplify all that because the pipe connections are all pre-labeled and all the components are in the right place. Just hang it on the wall, connect the inlets and outlets and plug in the controller,” said Kevin Freidt, director of product management and technical support.

Complete Suite Includes SharkBite and HoldRite Products Designed for Efficiency Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is a market leader and manufacturer of water control systems and plumbing solutions for residential and commercial applications. For plumbing business owners, the importance of building a strong team that works together seamlessly and efficiently is paramount. The same holds true Read more

Complete Suite Includes SharkBite and HoldRite Products Designed for Efficiency

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is a market leader and manufacturer of water control systems and plumbing solutions for residential and commercial applications.

For plumbing business owners, the importance of building a strong team that works together seamlessly and efficiently is paramount. The same holds true for RWC’s engineers when developing water heater solutions. All products must work in concert to perform and last.

That’s why RWC offers a complete water heater installation system designed to increase productivity and durability on the job. The products, ranging from fittings and valves to tank supports, work together so users can purchase the bulk of water heater installation materials from a single source. This ensures compatibility, efficiency and quality assurance.

RWC’s water heater products, which work together as a complete solution, include: 

  • SharkBite Flexible Water Heater Connectors – Created with SharkBite push-to-connect ends, the water heater connectors enable quick installation. Perfect for pipes in tight spaces that don’t line up when replacing a water heater, the connectors are available in corrugated and braided hoses.
  • SharkBite Thermal Expansion Relief Valve – SharkBite Thermal Expansion Relief Valve eliminate the need for an expansion tank, shut-off valve and fitting. Compatible with PEX, copper, CPVC, PE-RT, and HDPE pipe, the valve protects hot water supply systems where high-pressure conditions are likely to occur as a result of thermal expansion. 
  • HoldRite Water Heater Quick Stand and Platform Accessories – HoldRite water heater accessories and equipment platforms are lab-tested and some of most recognized water heater bracing and support systems in the market. The platforms safely elevate water heaters above the floor, supporting up to 100 gallons while still meeting code requirements.

Want to see these water heater products and accessories in action? Check out this interactive video.

RWC intentionally creates solutions that integrate seamlessly while also meeting the needs and regulations of modern residential and commercial applications. Developed, assembled and tested by RWC’s team of engineers, users can be assured each water heater product and accessory is built with superior design and functionality. RWC uses strict quality control processes and sophisticated technology in each assembly unit, so by the time products hit shelves, they’re exceeding industry standards.

Water heaters are often installed in tight, confined spaces that can be difficult to access, including closets and basements. It’s important to have a complete range of solutions from one family of brands that provides the flexibility and continuity to complete almost any type of job, regardless of space.

Products can be found at plumbing wholesalers across the U.S. and Canada. For up-to-date product availability, users are encouraged to contact their local supplier.

Learn more about RWC and its family of brands.

Taco Comfort Solutions® offers the 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator to provide dual-action dirt separation for closed loop hydronic heating systems. Both hydronic component lifecycle and efficiency are improved with the use of an effective dirt separation system.  Taco’s 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator utilizes a powerful, 13,000 gauss magnet in addition to patented PALL Read more

taco comfort solutions, Hydronics, air separator, dirt separator, plumbing, heating, HVAC, heating contractorsTaco Comfort Solutions® offers the 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator to provide dual-action dirt separation for closed loop hydronic heating systems.

Both hydronic component lifecycle and efficiency are improved with the use of an effective dirt separation system.  Taco’s 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator utilizes a powerful, 13,000 gauss magnet in addition to patented PALL ring technology.

The 4900 Series magnetic dirt separator efficiently separates microscopic particles including dirt and magnetite from hydronic fluid with minimal pressure loss.  The unit is easily blown down (cleaned) by opening a valve at the bottom of the vessel.

Available sizes range from ¾” to 2” NPT and from ¾” to 1-1/2” sweat.  The unit’s maximum operating temperature is 250°F and maximum pressure is 145 PSI.

For more information, visit www.TacoComfort.com.

Viega LLC’s ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve ensures a balanced domestic water recirculation system by dynamically changing with varying conditions. The valve can help prevent the growth of legionella bacteria by keeping hot water out of the growth zone temperature of 95°F to 115°F (35°C to 46°C), while still preventing scalding and conserving energy. The Read more

Viega LLC’s ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve ensures a balanced domestic water recirculation system by dynamically changing with varying conditions.

The valve can help prevent the growth of legionella bacteria by keeping hot water out of the growth zone temperature of 95°F to 115°F (35°C to 46°C), while still preventing scalding and conserving energy.

The Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve is a modification of a Viega product that has been used successfully in Europe for years. It helps keep water temperatures more uniform by adjusting flow with changes in temperature. The results are faster hot water delivery, minimized waste energy and water and less stagnation and chance of contamination. Among the valve’s features:

  • Unlike with manual valves, temperature can be set once and be maintained automatically. Settings can be changed easily, if needed.
  • Can be installed on risers or branches
  • Remote monitoring with temperature sensor
  • Optional thermometer provides visual indication of valve setting
  • Threaded ends allow it to be used with Viega ProPress or Viega PureFlow fittings systems for easy integration with copper or PEX
  • Includes bypass for thermal disinfection

Additional accessories that can be used with the valve include a thermometer, drain valve and optional insulation sleeve.

“Viega is committed to providing hot water quickly and efficiently while improving water quality and the new Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve is a significant step toward that goal,” said Paige Riddle, Senior Manager, Market Manager. “This valve offers more features than any other on the market while requiring minimum work on the part of designers, engineers, installers and building maintenance personnel.”

For more information on the ProPress Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve, click here.