Product Spotlight

John Guest has always been the trusted name in push-to-connect fittings. But with JG ProLock, they’ve reached a whole new level. An advanced thermoplastic fitting usable with copper, PEX, and CPVC, JG ProLock introduces Twist-to-Lock technology for ultimate control. ProLock’s responsive design ensures a secure fit at unprecedented insertion depth – and because it’s safe Read More

John Guest has always been the trusted name in push-to-connect fittings. But with JG ProLock, they’ve reached a whole new level.

An advanced thermoplastic fitting usable with copper, PEX, and CPVC, JG ProLock introduces Twist-to-Lock technology for ultimate control. ProLock’s responsive design ensures a secure fit at unprecedented insertion depth – and because it’s safe for behind-wall use, it’s a unique combination of strength and versatility.

  • No tools or master installer needed for installation
  • Audible click sound and visible alignment arrows assure a secure fit
  • 45% more insertion depth than traditional joining solutions
  • Certified for ASSE1061 and NSF61(G)
  • In compliance with the UPC® (Uniform Plumbing Code), IPC® (International Plumbing Code) and the National Plumbing Code of Canada
  • Available for copper, PEX and CPVC tube sizes (CTS) 3/8” through 1”

The best way to see the power of ProLock is to try it yourself. Get your free sample coupler today at JGProLock.com.

Lochinvar is engineering the category-leading CREST Condensing Boiler family to achieve higher thermal efficiency for major commercial applications. The CREST Condensing Boiler upgrade provides up to 96% thermal efficiency in six models ranging from 2.5 million to 6 million Btu/hr. Lochinvar product development engineers found even greater energy savings for large commercial facilities by manufacturing Read More

Lochinvar is engineering the category-leading CREST Condensing Boiler family to achieve higher thermal efficiency for major commercial applications.

The CREST Condensing Boiler upgrade provides up to 96% thermal efficiency in six models ranging from 2.5 million to 6 million Btu/hr. Lochinvar product development engineers found even greater energy savings for large commercial facilities by manufacturing the new CREST boiler models with an upgraded combustion system and an updated 316L stainless steel heat exchanger. This fire-tube design transfers heat to surrounding water even more efficiently than before.

Designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S., Lochinvar’s CREST boiler features an enhanced modulating burner that delivers a turndown ratio up to 20:1 and flexible flow rates up to 600 gallons per minute to meet the needs of the largest commercial applications.

“Whether you’re designing a large commercial application or you’re the facility manager at a hospital or university, the CREST Condensing Boiler provides the increased efficiency you want and the performance and durability you expect from Lochinvar,” said Mike Lahti, vice president of sales, marketing and business development. “Thanks to its leaner, simpler, more efficient design, the CREST series not only performs more efficiently, but it is also easier to service and maintain.”

The CREST boiler communicates in real time with building management systems by utilizing an on-board Modbus or BACnet MSTP protocol. And with CON·X·US®remote connectivity, which is a standard feature, commercial facility managers and building owners can monitor and adjust equipment controls on a CREST Condensing Boilerfrom a mobile app available on most smart devices.

Lochinvar’s easy-to-use SMART TOUCH™ control system makes navigation simple and includes a built-in cascading component that enables communication and seamless sequencing of up to eight units.

The CREST boiler offers commercial installers six venting options and permits direct-vent air intake and exhaust runs of up to 100 feet using AL29-4C stainless steel vent pipe on all models as well as CPVC, PVC, and Polypropylene on the 2501-3501 models.

Launched in 2011, the CREST Condensing Boiler family offers facilities the broadest range of specification flexibility in the marketplace to deliver commercial water heating. The product family features 12 indoor models and six outdoor models both ranging from 750,000 to 6 million Btu/hr.

Take Charge of Your Commercial Water Heating   The Commander Series™ is a line of high efficiency water heaters from Bradford White that redefines the standard in commercial gas water heating. With a unique down-fired premix power burner that automatically regulates for optimum combustion and efficiency, the Commander is ideal for nearly all commercial applications Read More

Take Charge of Your Commercial Water Heating

 

The Commander Series™ is a line of high efficiency water heaters from Bradford White that redefines the standard in commercial gas water heating. With a unique down-fired premix power burner that automatically regulates for optimum combustion and efficiency, the Commander is ideal for nearly all commercial applications. The Commander delivers outstanding efficiency (up to 82% Thermal Efficiency), meets Ultra Low NOx requirements and has the smallest footprint in its class (28.25 inch width).

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Bradford White Commader Water Heater

DEWALT expands its ToughSystem® storage family with the addition of the ToughSystem® Cooler (DWST08404) and ToughSystem® Waterseal Drawers (DWST08290). With extensive 27-quart storage space, 5 days of ice retention, and IP65 rating for protection against water and dust, the DEWALT® ToughSystem® Cooler keeps beverages ice-cold and refreshing. The cooler can be stacked to any other ToughSystem® module using Read More

DEWALT expands its ToughSystem® storage family with the addition of the ToughSystem® Cooler (DWST08404) and ToughSystem® Waterseal Drawers (DWST08290).

With extensive 27-quart storage space, 5 days of ice retention, and IP65 rating for protection against water and dust, the DEWALT® ToughSystem® Cooler keeps beverages ice-cold and refreshing. The cooler can be stacked to any other ToughSystem® module using the side latches, and is compatible with the ToughSystem® Trolley, DEWALT Van Racking, and Workshop Racking for ultimate stability and security during transit. The lid also features two cup holders and a convenient bottle opener.

The DEWALT ToughSystem® Waterseal Drawers unit is IP54 dust and water resistant, allowing for safe storage of tools in any of the deep drawers available. Ball-bearing slides provide convenient opening and side latches enable connections to other ToughSystem® tool boxes. This 2-drawer unit offers quick and easy access to tools, whether they’re attached to other units, on a ToughSystem® Trolley, mounted to DEWALT Van Racking, or in a workshop.

The DEWALT ToughSystem® storage system is mobile and modular, allowing users to quickly and easily change the storage combination, as needed for whatever the task. An expanding system that offers a variety of modules from toolboxes to organizers, totes and a jobsite radio, it delivers mobility, toughness, and high-impact protection. Coming in summer 2018 where DEWALT products are sold and with limited lifetime warranties, the new ToughSystem® Cooler will be available for $149.99 MSRP. Coming fall 2018 where DEWALT products are sold, the new ToughSystem® Waterseal Drawers will be available from $79.99 to $89.99 MSRP.

State Water Heaters has launched the new iCOMM Connectivity Platform, breaking down old barriers surrounding remote monitoring and hot water management, placing control firmly in the hands of commercial plumbing contractors and facility managers. The new iCOMM Connectivity Platform is available via the State Water Heaters app on iOS- and Android-ready mobile devices. All State Read More

State Water Heaters has launched the new iCOMM Connectivity Platform, breaking down old barriers surrounding remote monitoring and hot water management, placing control firmly in the hands of commercial plumbing contractors and facility managers.

The new iCOMM Connectivity Platform is available via the State Water Heaters app on iOS- and Android-ready mobile devices. All State ULTRA FORCE® SUF® models now come standard with onboard Wi-Fi, which makes remotely connecting and interacting with ULTRA FORCE water heaters easy and free.

Another benefit of the iCOMM Connectivity Platform is flexibility. According to Jeff Storie, director of marketing for State Water Heaters, commercial water heater customers ranging from small businesses to chain operations could benefit from the system’s real-time data and alerts.

“The iCOMM platform makes it easy to monitor and maintain commercial hot water systems from virtually any smartphone or tablet,” Storie said. “Commercial contractors and facility managers will appreciate the app’s ability to show them their customers have the hot water they need to run their businesses.”

Installers will find the latest iCOMM system easy to set up. Connecting and registering an iCOMM-compatible ULTRA FORCE water heater involves updating or installing the State Water Heaters app, connecting to the building’s Wi-Fi network and completing the step-by-step app sign-up process. Once connected, users can interact with one or multiple heaters on the app, adjusting temperature and differential, viewing status and fault history, and setting custom alerts.

State Water Heaters first unveiled iCOMM for water heater connectivity in 2009. The system operated through a desktop application that monitored a water heater hardwired to the Internet, said Matt Schulz, the product manager leading the new iCOMM rollout.

“State Water Heaters’ new iCOMM platform is designed for commercial applications, such as institutions, multi-family housing, restaurants and hospitality spaces that will benefit from its ability to provide mobile two-way communication. These services come all at no cost for hardware, subscriptions or any other fees,” Schulz said. “The new iCOMM service provides total transparency into water heater usage, remote adjustability and convenience that will allow our customers to save time and gain peace of mind.”