Monday, June 19, 2017

Flexcon's New Line Of Buffer Tanks

Flexcon's Buffer tank (BUF) is the only composite pressurized buffer tank on the market for use on geothermal hydronic systems, low mass boiler systems and chilled water applications. Using Flexcon's composite tank technology, we've developed a tank that won't corrode and is significantly lighter than our competition. These advantages can reduce labor costs on installations while being a cost efficient way to improve system efficiency by reducing heat pump short cycling during low load periods and hydraulically separating the source from the distribution system. For greater efficiency with your geothermal system, low mass boiler or chilled water system, try ARGOSY Buffer tank.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Insulated Piping From Watts Radiant

R-flex by Watts Radiant is a pre-insulated, flexible, energy-saving PEX piping system with a durable, waterproof outer cover. R-flex is used as cost-effective distribution for heating and cooling applications in schools, universities, resorts, housing developments, and much more. It consists of a long-lasting PEX carrier pipe or pipes surrounded by thick insulation layers, all contained in a unique double-wall outer casing for maximum protection. The flexibility and light weight of R-flex make it far easier to install than rigid piping systems.

Flexible, Fast, and Easy
R-flex derives a unique benefit from the use of the polyethylene foam insulation and the double-wall outer shell; increased flexibility. This feature provides an advantage when running R-flex between buildings, around trench corners, or through wall penetrations. The ability to maintain tighter bends makes handling easier and installations quicker.

Simply dig a trench, lay down a sand foundation, and lay the R-flex in a gentle serpentine pattern. R-flex is self-compensating, eliminating the need for expensive expansion loops.

Single and Dual R-flex carrier pipe options provide greater system design flexibility and reduced installation time.

Long coil lengths minimize the need for mid-run connections translating into reduced installation costs and a reduced potential of leaks.


  • High resistance to corrosion and pressure at high temperatures
  • Exceptionally high abrasion resistance
  • Superb chemical resistance
  • Proven product with excellent longevity at high temperatures

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Monitor And Manage Your Commercial Property With Taco iWorx

About Taco iWorX

iWorX® from Taco Electronics Solutions is a flexible, easily-scalable management, monitoring and control system designed specifically for commercial buildings of any size and high-end residential installations. iWorX is ideal for integrating forced air and hydronic systems, including geothermal and solar, and for assuring that each system communicates effectively and works smoothly together.

iWorX Selection Wizard

The iWorX building management, monitoring and control system is supported by an online iWorX Selection Wizard that offers contractors and design engineers the ability to create and specify iWorX projects in minutes. Using simple input from the user, the iWorX Selection Wizard creates a complete submittal package that includes wiring and air flow diagrams, bill of materials, sequence of operations, and complete job specifications.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Installing A Kickspace Heater Is A Breeze With Our Hose Kits

The concept behind the Smith's Kickspace hose kit accessory was that a homeowner who has spent a lot of money on kitchen or bathroom cabinets just doesn’t want an installer cutting them up more than is necessary. The Quick Fit Hose Kit provides a means of installing any Quiet-One kickspace heater without having to cut out an access panel in the bottom of the cabinet; it makes Quiet-One kickspace units easier to install as all solder work can be done and all tube connections can be made before the installer slides the Quiet-One into its final resting place under the cabinet; and imagine that, in the unlikely event that service is required, the installer can now pull the kickspace out into the middle of the floor rather than climb into the cabinet.

Each fully packaged kit includes:

  • 8’ of 1/2″ Watts Radiant ONIX synthetic hose with DIN standard oxygen barrier
  • four 3⁄8” barb x 1⁄2″ sweat tee
  • two 1/2″ copper elbows
  • two 1/2″ copper couplings
  • four 3⁄8″ self tite clamps

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The High Efficiency Crossover Wall Water Heater

The best of both a tank and tankless water heater combined into one superior unit. The Crossover Wall allows you to enjoy the benefits of a high efficiency unit without surrendering your need for endless hot water and abundant water pressure. The crossover design prevents spontaneous bursts of cold water, which are typical for most tankless water heaters. As user demand increases, the Crossover can provide hot water at higher pressures for multiple fixtures and has built-in recirculation capabilities.

In the video below, Richard Trethewey from Ask This Old House returns to a home he visited four years earlier to replace a faulty water heater with an HTP high efficiency Crossover tankless water heater.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Rubber Expansion Joints Are Like Tires

They need to be inspected regularly! Just like tires, they need to be replaced based on use and wear. Have you inspected your rubber expansion joints lately?

The Fluid Sealing Association recommends replacing non-fatigued joints every 5-10 years based on the application. Note, that if the expansion joint is fatigued, they will need to be replaced even more frequently than that. Below is a list of fatigue signs that indicate the expansion joint should be REPLACED IMMEDIATELY!
  • Major blisters, deformations, and/or ply separations
  • Cracking where the fabric is exposed and torn
  • The metal reinforcement is visible through the cover
  • The joint feels soft or gummy from rubber deterioration
  • Leakage or weeping is occurring from any surface of the expansion joint

Make sure your system is safe and running at peak performance. Whether you are replacing an old EJ or installing a new one, install Twin City Hose rubber expansion joints with confidence! Applications include, but are not limited to commercial HVAC systems, industrial piping systems, power plants, marine systems, sewage treatment plants, and waste water systems.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Modine Horizontal Electric Heater

Modine electric unit heaters provide a wide variety of options in solving comfort-heating problems. Each is designed for long heat-throw, uniform heat-delivery and reduced maintenance. Horizontal models feature hinged bottom panels for easy control access and are recommended for use in buildings where ceilings are low and with few obstructions. These models are normally placed around the perimeter of the building so that the air stream from each heater "wipes" the wall to produce a blanket of warm air along the building's outside walls where heat loss is greatest.


  • Deflector blades can be adjusted to lengthen or shorten heat throw as well as direct heated air up or down 
  • Optional vertical deflector blades deflect air either to the left or right, permitting complete directional control over air discharge 
  • Terminal and junction boxes provide easy access to: heating-element terminals, overheat control switch, the unit's power supply and control connections. 
  • Motors are enclosed and protected from thermal overload 
  • Fans are statically and dynamically balanced 
  • An automatically re-setting overheat control interrupts the power supply to the heating elements in the event of overheating. This control resets once the element is at a safe temperature 
  • Fan and motor assemblies are exposed and can be removed without lowering the unit heater 
  • Made in the USA

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