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2014 August

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2014 August

In the August issue of pme, read about the piping and hot water recirculation system being installed at a Seattle jail. Find out which manufacturers are celebrating a milestone, who is supporting a more energy-efficient legislation and which investments are the best for your business this year. Be sure to read our exclusive interview with Elkay president Tim Jahnke about commercial construction. Also, discover the latest products for the plumbing and mechanical industry.

Overhaul of piping, hot water recirculation system puts Seattle jail back on good behavior

By 2004 KCCF agreed that a full re-pipe was in order.

Straightened out at Seattle’s King County Correctional Facility.

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2014 ISH China: Focus on quality and efficiency

Water conservation and heating technologies on display in Beijing.

The 2014 ISH China & CIHE trade show was held May 13-15 at the New China Exhibition Center in Beijing.

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pme Profile: Elkay’s Timothy Jahnke

Elkay stays flexible to offer products its customers need.

Manufacturer sees uptick coming in commercial construction.

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P-M & Associates celebrates 40th anniversary

Rep firm throws big party in Indianapolis.

The company staged the party in the parking lot outside its 63,000-sq.-ft. facility located on a 3-acre site near downtown Indianapolis. The building includes 40,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, a 3,500-sq.-ft. training room with a “wet wall” for live demonstrations, and recently added locker rooms and fitness center for employees.

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ASPE brings industry veterans together to enhance water reuse capabilities

Getting stronger at ASPE.

The Water Reuse Workshop that took place June 25-26 at the Chicago Courtyard Marriott in Rosemont, Ill.

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ICC, IAPMO should broach subject of combining codes at ASPE event in Chicago

Come together

September is gearing up to be a very busy month.

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ASHRAE calls for papers, installs new officers

ASHRAE announced it is seeking papers for the group’s 2015 annual conference.

In other ASHRAE news, the group installed its latest officers and directors at its annual meeting held June 28-July 2 in Seattle

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Boiler startup dangers

Leave no loose ends.

Learn from the mistakes of others.

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Only minimal gains coming in nonresidential sector in 2014

Infrastructure investment could increase this sector.

At the same time nonresidential and nonbuilding aspects are mediocre and depressing.

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A look at how radiators were rated

The numbers game.

At the turn of the 20th century, the American Radiator Company was the big cheese when it came to hydronic heating.

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Don’t let certain job conditions scare you away

Fear not.

Let me take you back to the summer of 2001.

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ASPE supports energy-efficiency legislation

The coalition sent a letter to U.S. representatives.

The bill passed the House of Representatives on June 23, 2014.

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Daikin webinar introduces enhanced chiller line

The technology, the company said, is 40% more efficient than traditional chillers in large applications.

Daikin Applied announced its Magnetic Bearing Chiller technology will be available for large-scale commercial applications.

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Bonomi North America relocates NA headquarters to North Carolina

The company plans to expand its newly acquired facility in the near future to add assembly operations and support staff.

The company plans for expansion.

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Apollo Valves celebrates manufacturing milestone

Distributor F.W. Webb recently purchased the 150,000,001 70-100 Series Ball Valve from Apollo.

It has produced more than 150,000,000 of the 70-100 Series ball valves since first put into production in 1968.

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Appointments and expansions in the plumbing industry — August 2014

Read about the latest movers and shakers in pme’s August industry news.

Read about the latest movers and shakers in pme’s August industry news.

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Register for Viessmann's 2014 Fall Open House

This free event kicks off the heating season with state-of-the-art technical training.

The Viessmann Open House is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2014.

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RPA extends deadline for System Design Showcase Competition to November

Entries accepted through Nov. 1, 2014.

The winners will be announced in January during the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting and Conference in Chicago.

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Ward Manufacturing celebrates 90 years in business

Ward Manufacturing held its annual North American Sales and Marketing meeting in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Danze rectangular showerhead

Danze’s Mono Chic 5” x 8” rectangular, single-function showerhead is certified by the EPA’s WaterSense program with a maximum 2 gpm and a flow rate of 80 psi.

The showerhead offers a downpour spray effect and has more than 80 easy-to-clean jets. It’s available in both chrome and brushed-nickel finishes.

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Aquatherm straight copper stub-outs

Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random piping systems feature a straight, threadless transition from PP-R pipe to copper-sweated connections.

The copper portion is connected using standard copper solder joints or compression fittings.

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Watts Water Technologies pipe fusion system

Watts’ new TRITON pipe fusion system is a plastic pipe-welding solution that uses radio frequency electromagnetic technology to dramatically improve pipe-joining and testing times.

The use of RF electromagnetic technology also eliminates exposed heating elements, adhesives and VOCs.

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Moen flush valves

Moen’s M•Dura flush valves feature a heavy-duty construction and proprietary design.

It’s ideal for all commercial applications, regardless of water pressure variances, as Accuset can operate with pressure as low as 15 lb. per sq.- in.

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Bradford White water heater controls

Bradford White adds the ICON HD commercial control system to the company’s 100-gal., 399,999 Btu/hr., eF Series ultra-high-efficiency water heater.

Units equipped with the system can be upgraded with the optional programmable setback control kit which features 7-day, 4-period/day programmability.

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Bradley tankless tempering systems

Bradley’s Keltech tankless tempering systems deliver instantaneous ANSI-required tepid water to emergency safety showers and eye/face washes.

Two units are currently available, including one for emergency eyewashes and one for emergency showers.

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Rheem water heaters

The Rheem Prestige Series hybrid water heater has an Energy Factor of 2.45 and includes a full-color, backlit touch-screen control, which provides easily readable diagnostic information.

The high-efficiency condensing-power direct-vent water heater has an EF of 0.82 and has a first-hour rating of 93 gal., a recovery rate of 48.5 gal, and operates at 94% thermal efficiency.

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Caleffi thermostatic mixing valves

Caleffi’s 5231 Series low-lead, high-flow thermostatic mixing valves are available in 1”, 1 1/4”, 1 1/2” and 2” sizes with union-threaded or union-sweat-end connections.

They are easy to adjust and maintain mixed temperature variations to +/- 3° F accuracy.

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SFA Saniflo macerating toilet system

SFA Saniflo’s one-piece, wall-hung Sanistar macerating toilet system uses 1.1 gpf. Measuring 18” wide and 20 1/2” deep, the self-contained wall-hung unit has no external water tank.

The system uses a 1” copper or plastic discharge pipe to pump effluent 9’ vertically, 100’ horizontally or a combination of both. A vertical run of 3’ is equivalent to a horizontal run of 30’.

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Matco-Norca high-arc kitchen faucet

Matco-Norca debuts its lead-free high-arch two-handle kitchen faucet with a gooseneck-style spout and chrome finish.

It is 8” in height with metal wrist-blade handles labeled hot and cold, and has a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gpm at 60 psi.

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Venstar ColorTouch thermostats

Venstar’s ColorTouch residential and commercial color touchscreen programmable thermostats can be integrated with Control4 automation systems.

The units come in white, black, silver and wood-grain faceplates.

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Webstone press air separator

Webstone Valve’s air separator now is available with press connections featuring a float-guided alignment pin that prevents jams and ensures smooth operation.

The product is available in IPS, SWT and press connections in sizes 3/4”-2” and is guaranteed for life.

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A. O. Smith gas water heater

A. O. Smith’s Master-Fit Series 200 ultra-low NOx gas water heater, for sale only in California markets, includes two models

The series features increased accuracy and dependability of the control system, reduced excess heat from the burner, and improved overall reliability and longevity.

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Advance Tabco hands-free bowl

Advance Tabco adds this new large bowl “hands-free” operation sink to its already extensive line of hand-wash sinks.

The sink is available with an optional hot water heater. The overall size of the unit is 24 3/4” x 21 7/8”.

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Kohler faucet collection

Kohler’s July lavatory faucet collection uses a single-handle lever control and features pre-attached supply lines.

The collection includes: single-control lavatory faucet (with or without escutcheon); Rite-Temp bath/shower trim (with or without showerhead); and Rite-Temp valve trim.

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Mitsubishi Electric hydronic heat exchangers

Mitsubishi Electric’s variable-refrigerant-flow PWFY hydronic heat exchanger basic unit is available in two sizes

The booster unit also can be connected to raise the water temperature up to 160°.

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GeoStar commercial water-source units

GeoStar introduces the Aston Compact and Arbor Base to its product line of commercial water-source units.

Both units use environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant and exceed ASRAE 0.1 efficiencies.

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Sloan Valve universal HET urinal

Sloan’s small urinal models are ideal for saving space.

The models come in top- or rear-spud 1.0-gpf small urinals. Standard-sized and retrofit Sloan urinal fixtures are also available.

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TOTO high-efficiency washout urinal

TOTO unveils its high-efficiency washout urinal which features an inclusive design that uses 0.125 gpf while still maintaining a clean surface.

The urinal is equipped with the EcoPower flush valve that is powered by flowing water, creating an eco-conscience loop.

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American Standard high-efficiency flush valve

New high-efficiency urinal flush valves from American Standard offer Selectronic hands-free function, flexible power options, reduced maintenance and reliable performance.

Each valve employs a self-cleaning piston with integral wiper spring to reduce clogs and upkeep time by facility staff.

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Gerber Plumbing Fixtures wall-hung urinal

Gerber’s Hamilton wall-hung urinal is a low-consumption fixture, utilizing a complete 1.0-gal. flush.

The urinal is an ADA-compliant, half-stall size that sits at an ideal height for the majority of users and features an exposed, top-spud flushometer.

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Zurn Industries asymmetric urinal

The Zurn Omni-Flo urinal is designed with the end user in mind with an innovative, asymmetric back wall that minimizes splash-back while providing sleek aesthetics.

Paired performance with Zurn flush valves provides consistent and reliable flushing action.

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Brizo body spray system

Brizo’s HydraChoice body spray system offers clean lines typical of a flush-mount design, but with maximum flexibility and functionality.

The system is offered in the brand’s complete selection of finishes.

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Delta Faucet showerhead with temperature display

Delta Faucet’s Temp2O technology consists of a digital temperature display featuring LED color indicators to signal different water temperature ranges.

Users will know the temperature of their shower or bath before getting in. It is available on a variety of handshowers, showerheads and tub showers.

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Speakman spa-designed showerhead

Speakman Co.’s Anystream Assana showerhead features a spa design aesthetic coupled with a traditional rain showerhead sensibility.

This adjustability allows the user to make small incremental adjustments to the spray of the showerhead and effortlessly transition through an infinite number of sprays.

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Hansgrohe lampshower

Hansgrohe’s Axor Lampshower features: 10.8” (275 mm) showerhead; 15” (380 mm) shower arm length; 150° shower arm swivel

It includes 23’ (7 m) long connection cable and power supply.

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2014 August

2014 August

In the August issue of pme, read about the piping and hot water recirculation system being installed at a Seattle jail. Find out which manufacturers are celebrating a milestone, who is supporting a more energy-efficient legislation and which investments are the best for your business this year. Be sure to read our exclusive interview with Elkay president Tim Jahnke about commercial construction. Also, discover the latest products for the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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