Thursday, December 27, 2012

Low Water Cut-Offs by Taco

The Taco Low Water Cutoff (LWCO) provides accurate and dependable protection for all types of boilers, from small residential hot water boilers to large industrial steam units. The LWCO is a probe-style, microprocessor-based control that detects the fluid level in hot water and steam boilers and reacts when the level falls below the minimum safe operating level specified by the boiler manufacturer.

The Taco LWCO can act as either the primary or secondary low water cutoff on low-pressure steam boilers, the primary limit control on hot water boilers or to protect pumps from running dry in condensate receiver tank applications. The LWCO can also activate alarm systems or automatic water feeders.

Features include:
  • Patented Adjustable Probe Sensitivity
  • External LEDs and Simplified Wiring for Easy Installation and Testing
  • Automatic or Manual Reset Mode
  • Available in 24 VAC or 120 VAC
  • Standard On-Board (NEMA 1) or Remote (NEMA 4) Probe
  • 1/2” or 3/4” NPT Connection
  • LT Models Include External Test Button, Adjustable Delay On Break (DOB) and Delay or Make (DOM) Features

The Taco LTR Series Low Water Cutoff (LTR) is a microprocessor-based low water cutoff for detecting the presence of water in a boiler that provides reliable protection for residential and light commercial hot water boilers. It uses advanced signal processing to identify when the probe signal levels have decreased due to possible fouling. Thanks to these technologies, the LTR functions longer without requiring annual probe cleaning and maintenance and it functions normally under non-ideal installation conditions. A convenient, all-in-one design containing test button, plug n' play wiring harness and instant feedback maintenance LED lights.

Features Include:
  • One-piece sealed design for use with residential hot water boilers.
  • Test button to quickly verify correct installation and wiring.
  • Extended probe impedance sensitivity to 40K Ohms.
  • LED indicator lights: Green-to-red to indicate when boiler water level is low; amber LED to indicate when probe needs cleaning.
  • 24 VAC wiring harness.
  • Automatic reset when water level returns to safe level.
  • Compatible with gas-fired and oil-fired residential boilers.
  • Ideal for use with smaller high efficiency boilers

Get the brochure here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Insul-Barrier: A Better Way To Insulate

Insul-Barrier is designed as a crawl space foundation insulation. An un-insulated crawl space foundation can result in heat loss from the living space above. Insul-Barrier reduces heating requirements and prevents water vapor condensation problems by creating a thermal break between the crawl space interior and the earth around the foundation. Because Insul-Barrier uses patented reflective technology, it is able to control all modes of heat transfer: convection, conduction and radiation. By controlling these three modes of heat transfer, Insul-Barrier greatly reduces the heat loss generated from a cold, damp crawl space.

Vapor Barrier
Insul-Barrier is a high performance crawl space vapor barrier designed to prevent moisture migration from the soil into the crawl space. Insul-Barrier helps guard against:
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Allergens
  • Fungus
  • Radon, gas
  • Methane gas
  • Heat loss due to damp insulation
  • Wood rot
  • Overall degradation of the crawl space
The bright white surface of Insul-Barrier gives the crawl space a clean and refreshing look while providing the owner with a Class A vapor barrier.

For more information on these and other insulation products, visit Insulation Solutions website here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Concealed Installation Systems

The Geberit concealed installation system - also known as an in-wall carrier - allows you to design and create the bathroom of your dreams!

In-wall carrier systems allow designers to create eye-catching new bathrooms from the bare minimum without expensive structural work. The frame system can be used in the tightest of spaces including corners, allowing designers the freedom to create stunning bathrooms without compromise. Because the carrier includes an integral water tank located behind the wall, the resultant aesthetic is a clean and modern finish with no visible pipe work. Only the attractive decorative actuator plate attached to wall remains visible.

For more information on Geberit systems please click here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

New 2HP Duplex Package From Little Giant

Franklin Electric is pleased to add another series to it’s next generation of GP Grinder Packages. These rugged turn-key, job ready duplex systems will handle the most demanding residential and light commercial sewage removal applications. Designed with easy installation in mind, they feature a heavy-duty fiberglass basin, commercial grade stainless steel rail system or rigid discharge piping assembly, the feature rich MGPD Duplex Control Panel, and the unparalleled GP-M Series 2HP Manual Grinder Pump.

The GP grinder pump, with it’s unique patented cutting system, was a result of extensive research and development efforts coupled with years of application experience to produce the most effective grinding pump on the market today.

This powerful combination is everything you need to accommodate even the most challenging of wastewater removal applications.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Get Ready For 2013...

2013 is right around the corner and we have a preview of some of the rebates that will be made available by GasNetworks for high efficiency heating equipment! Rebates are available to natural gas customers of GasNetworks member utilities who have qualifying equipment purchased and installed between January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. All installations must be installed by a licensed contractor and/or plumber. All installations are subject to verification that equipment has been installed properly and is operational.

Here's a look at some of the rebates that will be available:

BOILERS - HTP (click here for products)
  • Natural Gas Boilers: (AFUE 96%+) $1,500
  • Natural Gas Boilers: (AFUE 90%+) $1,000

HRV - LIFEBREATH (click here for products)
  • Heat Recovery Ventilators: $500

WATER HEATERS - HTP (click here for products)
  • Combined Boiler/Water Heater: (AFUE 90%+) $1,200
  • Indirect Water Heaters: $400
  • On-Demand Water Heater: (.94 EF+) $800
  • On-Demand Water Heater: (.82 EF+) $500
  • Condensing Gas Water Heater: (95%+ Thermal Efficiency) $100
  • High Efficiency Storage Tank: (ENERGY STAR Qualified .67 EF+) $100

BOILER RESET - TACO (click here for products)
  • After-Marker Boiler Reset Control: $250

Emerson Swan offers several products that qualify for the rebates shown above. For more information or help in deciding which product offers that greatest benefits, call us at (800) 346 - 9215. We're here to help. And be sure to visit our website for even more information on energy efficient products that qualify for State and Federal rebates.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Watts RadiantPERT Tubing

RadiantPERT | Polyethylene Raised Temperature Tubing with Oxygen Barrier

What Is Radiant PERT?
PE-RT stands for Polyethylene Raised Temperature. RadiantPERT is manufactured with DowlexTM 2344, which offers high strength, high temperature resistance, and long life without crosslinking. PE-RT tubing is constructed with five layers of material. The core and outermost layer are PE-RT, and sandwiched in the middle is an integral ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) oxygen barrier. At the same time the five-layer tubing  is more flexible and easier to install than other piping materials used in hydronic radiant heating, cooling, snow melting, and distribution piping applications. PE-RT has been used successfully for nearly 30 years in radiant heating applications.

5 layer RadiantPERT offers several benefits over other piping materials:
  • Greater flexibility
  • The outer PE-RT layer protects the oxygen barrier from job-site abuse and moisture
  • Easier to pull through joists and confined spaces
  • Recyclable material
  • Proven Performance
  • 30 year track record
  • Rated to 180 °F at 100 psi
You may use RadiantPERT as distribution piping for:
  • Radiant heating/cooling systems
  • Snow melting systems
  • Radiators
  • Baseboard
  • Fan coils or kickspace heaters 

 - Make the Advanced Choice -
For hydronic heating, cooling, snow melting and distribution piping

RadiantPERT is certified to ASTM F2623 for Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) SDR 9 Tubing by NSF. This standard includes requirements and testing methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, sustained hydrostatic pressure strength, and bend strength.
  • RadiantPERT meets or exceeds these standards.
  • RadiantPERT is tested and listed to NSF-14 (rfh).
  • Maximum operating temperature and pressure:
     - 200 psi at 73° F
     - 100 psi at 180° F
  • PPI TR-4 listing at 73° F and 180° F
  • RadiantPERT is certified to the Uniform Mechanical Code.
Get the brochure here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Mod Con Double Stack From HTP

The Mod Con Double Stack Commercial Boiler features an intelligent design that delivers hydronic heating at 92% thermal efficiency. The high grade modulating gas burner operates at a 10 to 1 turndown ratio to meet variable heating needs. Quality construction, a small footprint, and convenient features make the Mod Con Commercial Boiler the best choice for commercial heating applications.

Versatile Range
Two models ranging from 1 million to 1.7 million BTU, suitable for every commercial application

Complete flexibility with the ability to vent up to 150 ft.

Lower exhaust temperatures due to high efficiencies allows for the use of PVC or other plastic venting materials, saving on installation cost and time

Built-in cascading capability
A built-in sequencer allows up to four boilers to be linked together, providing increased turndown ratios, built-in redundancy, and a total heating capacity of up to 6.8 Million BTU.

10 to 1 Turndown Ratio
With a modulating burner combustion system and two independent boilers working together as one unit, the Mod Con Double Stack boiler is able to operate at a true 10:1 turndown ratio, saving fuel and providing comfort levels efficiently and evenly.

Quality Design
The 316L stainless steel provides excellent heat transfer properties and increased corrosion resistance. The Mod Con Double Stack heat exchanger is made without the use of gaskets with superior welding technology. It is also ASME approved and is 150 PSI relief rated.

Indirect Water Heater Integration
With the addition of a storage tank the Mod Con Double Stack boiler can be converted into a hot water heater to provide ample heating and hot water, saving you space and money.

Get the brochure here.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Flex 2 Pro Lite Takes Composite Tanks To A New Level

Flexcon has taken composite tanks to a new level. No longer will you have to worry about using a fiberglass tank. We've taken the reliable features of our steel tank and incorporated them into a composite tank! The Flex2Pro Lite (H2PL) tank is perhaps the most innovative well tank ever to hit the market since the steel diaphragm tank in the 1960's. We use our time tested CAD2 design and put it into a fiberglass reinforced composite tank to give you a non-corrosive, lightweight tank. This tank is finished with a heavy duty engineered plastic base and a threaded PVC water connection and meets NSF 61 sanitary standards. Eight sizes from 15 to 119 gallons and with a maximum pressure rating of 125 psi, these tanks are sized to give your water system a longer life. H2PL tanks come with a five year warranty.

  • Full Range of Sizes from 14 to 119 Gallons
  • All Welded System Connection
  • Innovative, Controlled Action Diaphragm
  • Appliance Quality Almond Paint Finish for Indoor or Outdoor Installation
  • Tanks are Helium and Pressure Tested
  • 5 Year Written Limited Warranty

View more features here.
View the specs here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Smarter Way To Conserve Water

Available in Stainless and Bronze

Introducing the Taco SmartPlus
Water conservation has a brainy new look. When set to “Smart” mode, the SmartPlus records the family’s hot water usage over seven days, then performs the pattern for the next week. This “save and perform” process occurs constantly, so hot water is ready to be used when it’s
wanted – and not a moment sooner.

Have it your way
You can also set the SmartPlus to “Pulse” mode. The pump will operate for 150 seconds every ten minutes to maintain hot water at all fixtures.

Vacation mode
If no hot water is used for 36 hours, the SmartPlus will shut itself off until it detects usage. It will even automatically exercise once a week to prevent corrosion and scale buildup.

Homeowners see the savings
With this kind of efficiency, homeowners can save up to 12,000 gallons of water per year; water that would normally go down the drain while they wait for hot water!

Always a better choice
The SmartPlus is designed for systems with dedicated hot water return lines. It combines the reliability of our famous “00” circulators with cutting edge Taco electronics for a comfort solution that turns a good job into a great job. Visit us online today at and see how much more we can do for you.

Get the brochure here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Metpar Dur-A-Tex Partitions

Metpar Dur-A-Tex is a new highly durable and best value textured surface for restroom partitions. A special two-coat paint process developed by Metpar on galvanized steel increases the durability, plus improves resistance to graffiti and corrosion. This process vastly improves the service life of the product. Dur-A-Tex's textured surface gives a rich up-scale appearance to the decor of all environments and applications.

Learn more here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Taco $5 Rebate Promotion

Taco is back with another great promotion!

Get a $5 rebate for every "00" 3-Speed Circulator, "00" Variable Delta-T Circulator or Bumble Bee Circulator you purchase from 10/1/12 - 12/31/12.

But that's not all. Every contractor that participates in this promotion will be entered in a drawing for 5 iPads. And Taco will also pick 1 grand prize winner will win a trip to join John Barba of Taco at the Richard Perry Driving Experience.

And the best part is each time you make a purchase you will get one entry in the contest. So the more you buy, the better your chances of winning are!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vent Rite #1 Vents For Steam Systems

Vent-Rite non-vacuum vents: Quick, uniform distribution of heat to all radiation is the first essential to perfect performance. This requires balancing the radiation by controlled venting. Vent-Rite #1 non-vacuum vents are adjustable and all vents are designed for positive action and straight line venting. They function automatically to vent the air. If, through an unusual condition, the vent is filled with water, the vent port automatically closes.

  • Every Vent-Rite vent is factory assembled, tested & inspected in the U.S.A.
  • Each valve is individually packaged with external labeling for convenience and maintenance
  • All brass internals with nickel plated and hand polished exteriors
  • Adjustable vents have wide adjustment conveniently located below steam path

Get the brochure here.
Learn more about Vent-Rite here.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Emerson Swan Local Trainings

Throughout the year our salesman host many training courses on various topics from high efficiency boilers to system design and piping. These classes are open for anyone to attend but generally advertised only at your local wholesalers. Until now! 

We've created a spot on our website to advertise upcoming classes in your area. You can even register online to reserve your spot! Unlike our training classes held at our corporate office, these local events are hosted by our salesman and held at local hot spots. 

Local Training's Offer: 
  • Convenient Locations
  • Unique Learning Atmosphere
  • Knowledgeable Salesman
  • Easy To Understand Subject Material
  • No Two Training's Are The Same
  • Great Experience For A Nominal Fee

New events will be added as they become available so stop by our new web page often. And be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates in real time.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Chicago Faucets Supply Stops

We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new line of supply stops from Chicago Faucets. These new supply stops are perfect for applications that require an economical, solid brass valve that satisfies the high standard of quality Chicago Faucets customers expect. All models meet and are certified to current state laws for the reduction of lead in plumbing products, as well as the forthcoming 2014 federal lead reduction law. The major benefits of these products are listed below:

Product Benefits, New Chicago Faucets Supply Stops:

Standard Features -- compression and ball angle valve designs available; complete line offers a wide variety of options to suit any application, such as:
  • Metal wall slip flanges
  • Image for STB-11-00-AB3/8" or 1/2" OD metal flexible supply tubes in 12" and 20" lengths - 3/8" and 1/2" compression x NPSM stainless steel flexible hoses in 20" lengths
  • Compression, female pipe thread, sweat, or sweat with extension tube connections
  • Single or pair combination packaging
  • Lead-free construction
  • Metal stems
  • Lock shield caps
  • Loose key handles
Durability -- chrome-plated body construction protects valve components; forged heavy-duty pattern control valves are built to last
Robust, reliable operation -- metal valve stems operate smoothly; lock shield caps with loose key handles prevent valve tampering; loose keys included with every valve
Certification and compliance
  • ECAST® construction complies with NSF/ANSI 372 Low Lead Content
  • Certified to NSF/ANSI 61, Section 9
  • Certified to ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1
Learn more here.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Announcing The FuelMizer™ By Taco: SR501-OR-4 Switching Relay With Outdoor Reset

The FuelMizer™ (SR501-OR) is a microprocessor-based control designed to regulate the supply water temperature of a single boiler, based on the outdoor temperature. The FuelMizer is a boiler reset control and switching relay in one unit; it is ideal for retrofit application, but may also be used in new installations as well.
Features include:
  • Full outdoor boiler reset control
  • Can control system or zone valve circulator
  • Over-ride of outdoor reset when DHW tank is calling
  • Easy to install and set; will not affect boiler's warranty
  • Front mounted LED lights for full diagnostic information
  • Ideal for retrofit applications of just about any hot water boiler

The FuelMizer is easy to install and set. Contractor friendly with logical layouts and intuitive, easily customized controls, the FuelMizer will not affect the boiler's warranty. It includes front-mounted LED lights that provide full diagnostic information.

Typical energy savings are about 14%, though some customers have experienced up to 30% reductions in energy used once the FuelMizer is installed.

Get the brochure here.
Get the instruction sheet here.

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Training Classes Coming Soon...

Come join us this Fall for Bruce Marshall's training classes held right here at our corporate office in Randolph, MA. This semester we feature half day classes for some of our most popular courses. Check out the courses being offered this Fall and be sure to visit the training page of our website to sign-up.

Basic Electric: This seminar is about basic electricity and low voltage controls. If you are intimidated by electricity or just don’t get it, this is for you. We will explain series and parallel circuitry. Ohm’s Law and the relationship between volts, amps, watts and ohms will be taught. Various electrical components such as transformers, relays, zone valves, and multiple controls will be thoroughly explained. You will learn useful information such as compatibility between Honeywell and Taco controls. Outdoor reset and priority zoning will also be discussed. The attendee will gain an understanding of basic electricity and controls used in the heating industry. This course will be of value from the beginner to the experienced technician.

Approved for 3 NORA CEU’s

Dates: 09/25/12 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $40

Basic Hydronic: This seminar will explain how heat is transferred from water to air. Convection, conduction, and radiant concepts will be covered.  An explanation of the components of a heating system and their relationship to each other will be given. The course covers boilers, pressure reducing valves, relief valves, expansion and compression tanks, air scoops, Vortech air separators, flow checks, integral flow checks, pumps and circulators, zone valves, and Venturi tees. The relationship between BTU, GPH, and Delta T will be thoroughly explained and some “rules of thumb” explained. The concept of “pumping away” and why it should be utilized will be explained in depth. Near boiler piping including by-pass location will be studied. Proper piping techniques will also be covered; series loop systems, 2 pipe direct return, 2 pipe reverse return, mono-flo, and primary / secondary piping.

Approved for 4 NORA CEU’s

Dates: 09/27/12 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $40

FloPro Designer: In this all day session, you will learn the ins and outs of the Taco FloPro Hydronic System Designer software. FloPro Designer automatically calculates system heat loss/heat gain and assists in the design of any type of residential hydronic system (heating, cooling, baseboard, radiant, fan coil, etc.) more easily, faster and with fewer errors.

The software also does system design for baseboard loops and radiant manifolds. It sizes pipe and selects the properly sized boilers, valves, expansion tanks, circulators and much more! Then it assembles a complete Taco parts list for the system you just designed, all automatically on your computer.

For this session you will need a PC laptop (does not work on Apple), a mouse (touch pads are difficult to work with) a mouse pad and have the software pre-loaded. Taco’s new, free FloPro Hydronic System Design Software is now available exclusively to Taco FloPro Team members. To sign-up to become a Taco FloPro member and to download this software, visit today. Class size is limited to 12 per session.

Dates: 10/09/12, 10/23/12 and 11/13/12 from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $80

Diligent Design: This seminar will explore ways to maximize the ROI on heating systems by utilizing new concepts in heating such as hybrid heaters, heat pumps, low temperature emitters, and condensing technology. Energy savings can come from a variety of sources besides fuel efficiency. The key to maximizing energy efficiency is component use and application. We will take a look at various heating system components and examine how they can work with or against each other affecting overall system performance.

Dates: 10/11/12 and 11/15/12 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $40

Test Equipment: This is a half day seminar covering a wide variety of testing equipment used by the oil, plumbing, and HVAC industries. We will show both digital and analog multi-meters used to test for voltage, amperage, and resistance. Proper placement for the test leads and when to use each will be covered.

The use of a vacuum gauge to diagnose oil burner problems is covered and the effects of high vacuum on the oil will be graphically illustrated with actual pictures of pumps with clear covers showing the inner workings. The use and function of pressure gauges for both oil and gas burners is covered.

Combustion testing of heating equipment will be discussed in length and each component of the test will be explained. Each component of combustion testing, draft, temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide and smoke will be thoroughly explained along with how to interpret the results. The causes and effects of carbon monoxide poisoning will be discussed and the proper methods of prevention will be covered.

This seminar should be of great value to anyone in the HVAC business who deals with fuel burning equipment.

Dates: 10/25/12 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $40



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Elite FT Sizes

HTP has introduced four new models available for its popular Elite FT series. The HTP Elite FT is now available up to 399,000 Btu's.

All seven sizes feature:
  • Stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger
  • LCD display
  • Removable cover
  • Condenstate system
  • 5 to 1 turndown ratio
  • Low NOx
  • Venting options
  • Energy Star rated

The Elite FT heating boiler from HTP features an exclusively designed stainless steel heat exchanger with superior heat transfer and less exposure to corrosion and scale buildup. Built with serviceability in mind; the sleek, robust design requires little to no maintenance and is offered as a space saving wall mount unit. Featuring a fully modulating combustion system and extreme efficiencies up to 97%, the HTP Elite FT boiler is the best option for today's green market.

For the updated literature brochure click here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

HTP Contractor Rewards

You buy their products for the quality and reliability, why not get rewarded too? HTP has announced a new program exclusively for contractors. The idea is simple, buy select HTP products and get points. Points can be claimed for cash prizes, cool stuff or even HTP products themselves. The more you buy, the more points you will accumulate. You can cash in your points anytime. The holiday season will be here before you know it. HTP rewards can get you or your loved ones gifts like the new iPad, digital cameras or even a vacation. Need some more perks? No problem! When you sign up for the contractor rewards program you also get priority access to HTP technical support. Not only that, you will receive exclusive offers from HTP that nobody else will receive.

But you can't get any of these great perks unless you sign up for the program. So how do you get access to this VIP program?

Learn more about the program here.


Sign up for the program here.

If you have further questions on the program feel free to email

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Helpful Hints On Our Website

The new and improved is loaded with information. From literature pieces to get you acquainted with our products to installation guides on how to put them in, we have an expansive resource at your disposal. But what is the easiest way to navigate through our website? Try our Quick Links Toolbar at the top of every page. With the Quick Links Toolbar you get direct, one click access to the most requested content on our website.

When you log on to you will find a bar across the top of every page on our site title "Click Here For Our Quick Links Toolbar".

When you click on the text it expands to display the available quick links. You can select from the drop down menus and jump right to the manufacturer's page you are looking for. You can get specs sheets, submittals or literature catalogs by manufacturer with just one click. You can also go right to our training & education section or let us know if you're a contractor, wholesaler, engineer, designer or architect and we'll get you to the appropriate section of our website that best serves you!

The Quick Links Toolbar is the fastest way to get exactly what you are looking for. No searching around. The next time you're on be sure to try the Quick links Toolbar and make your search easier.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Metpar Partitions

Metpar Corporation is a manufacturer of restroom partitions focused on quality, design and technology. Metpar constructs custom toilet partitions, shower enclosures, and urinal screens of all shapes and sizes. They offer restroom partitions in all five material types: Powder Shield (Baked Enamel), Stainless Steel, Plastic Laminate, Phenolic, and Polly to meet your specific design and budget needs.

Powder Shield
Powder coated steel is popular for its economy and durability.  The galvanneal steel provides strong adhesion for a durable smooth powder painted finish.  This surface is three times more resistant to humidity and salt spray than solvent based painted finishes.  It's easier to clean, and is available in many colors.  System features emergency outside access to stall.

Construction features 1" thick doors and panels, 1-1/4" pilasters, constructed of two sheets of galvanneal steel, formed and cemented under pressure to a honeycomb core.  All edges are finished with 20-gauge interlocking steel moldings.  Corners are welded and finished with pre-formed stainless steel reinforcements.  Doors feature steel reinforcements to secure hardware items, with "in-use" indicator latch.  Rust inhibitive coated material is painted with multiple coats of epoxy-hybrid powder, applied electrostatically and baked until cured.  Standard wall fittings are chrome-plated die-cast zamac. See colors here

Our Solid Plastic material provides an excellent choice for high traffic and vandalism-prone washrooms. All doors, panels, and pilasters are constructed of 1" solid plastic High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). This material features homogeneous color and material compound throughout. Our Solid Plastic is scratch, dent, and graffiti resistant, and will never rust. We offer 25 popular colors, with a choice of either heavy gauge stainless steel shoes and full-length aluminum brackets, or matching plastic shoes and matching full-length plastic brackets. The plastic shoes and brackets are nonabsorbent and corrosion proof, plus the full-length bracket strengthens the installation. This type of material construction is perfect for schools, stadiums, office buildings, parks, airports, or any high-traffic washroom. Standard material is Class C fire rating, plus Class A & Class B certified fire rating option available. See colors here

Stainless Steel
Stainless steel lends a feeling of luxury and a modern appearance to any washroom environment.  Stainless steel proves to be a wise selection for its ease of cleaning, durability, and resistance to humid conditions.  Optional solid plywood core provides for an extra strong virtually vandal proof installation.

Standard construction features 1" thick doors and panels, (1-1/4" pilasters), constructed of stainless steel, formed and cemented under pressure to a double faced paper constructed honeycomb core.  All edges are finished with a 20-guage stainless steel interlocking molding.  Corners are welded internally and are finished with pre-formed stainless steel reinforcements.  Doors have internal steel reinforcements to secure hardware items, and come equipped with the "in-use" color-coded indicator.  Wall fittings are chrome plated zamac die-castings.  All flat stainless surfaces are provided with a #4 satin finish.  Hardware features emergency outside access to stall. See finishes here

Plastic Laminate
Beautiful appearance with tremendous flexibility.  Plastic laminate requires minimal care, coupled with low initial cost.  The finish is available in many designer colors and wood grain textures to appeal to any decorating taste, and will resist any cosmetic damage.  Hardware features emergency outside access to stall. 

Doors and panels are nominal 1" (7/8"), pilasters 1-1/4", and are constructed of high-pressure decorative laminate over 3-ply core, resin-impregnated, 45-pound density particleboard.  Wall and pilaster-to-panel fittings are chrome-plated zamac die-castings. See colors here

Solid Phenolic is a unique material designed especially for full water contact.  It is ideal for high humidity areas, or where hose-down cleaning methods are used.  The superior strength of phenolic offers many advantages, including overall damage resistance.  Phenolic exceeds the Fire Protection Association's recommendation for smoke production.  The finish is available in many designer colors and wood grain textures to appeal to any decorating taste.  Hardware features emergency outside access to stall. 

Solid Phenolic doors and pilasters are 3/4" thick, panels are 1/2" thick, and come with a class-B fire rating.  All edges are polished and beveled.  Wall and pilaster brackets are 13-guage, type 304 stainless steel.  Requires 1 ear or 2 ear brackets.  All hardware and fittings are stainless steel. See colors here

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Atherion Packaged Ventilation Systems

The Atherion is the ideal solution to bring fresh, tempered outside air into your facility. The Atherion can be customized to meet your outside ventilation air requirements, regardless of your geographic location. And by including our advanced ERV option, your system becomes a high efficiency, 100% dedicated outside air unit, potentially saving thousands in annual energy costs.

         Optional high efficiency heating with Modine's ConservicoreTM Technology
         Cooling capacities of 15, 20, 26, 30 tons
         Meets ASHRAE 90.1 and 62.1 standards for efficiency, green building and indoor air quality
         Higher IAQ with up to 100% outside air ventilation
         The latest in cooling technology with factory-installed microprocessor controls
         Modine's own PF Microchannel Condenser Coils
         Fully modulating tandem digital scroll compressor for maximum efficiency at turndown conditions
         Robust 2" double-wall construction for lasting quality
         Full length hinged access doors for easy access
         MERV16 filters for greater filtration and less energy use
         Modulating hot gas reheat to provide energy savings
         Optional Energy Recovery Ventilator with a 4A Zeolite coated aluminum wheel
         MADE IN THE USA

Get the brochure here.

Check out their savings calculator here!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Twin City Hose

Twin City Hose is a leading manufacturer and supplier of corrugated flexible metal hose, metal braided connectors, metal, rubber, and PTFE expansion joints.

TCH offers a wide variety of hose, braid, and end fittings all of which are available in different types of materials and configurations. In addition to the standard materials which include stainless steel, carbon steel, and bronze, they can supply you with exotic alloys such as Hastalloy©, Monel, and Inconel. They also can fabricate any style of end fitting that you require.

Their flexible metal connectors isolate vibration, absorb thermal growth, and compensate for misalignment. You can choose from a variety of standard connectors or we will custom build to your exact specifications.

Your Problem:
  • Excessive noise, dangerous vibration, thermal growth, misalignment…
  • These problems will cost you time and money.

Your Solution:
  • Using TCH flexible metal hose eliminates excessive noise, dangerous vibration, and misalignment of all piping systems.
  • TCH flexible metal connectors are the solution to save you time and money.

For more information on this and all Twin City Hose products, visit their website at