Monday, December 19, 2016

Assisted Living Showers

Conventional showers are often ill adapted to the needs of the disabled. With thresholds to step over, and space constraints impeding on the users mobility, these showers prove inadequate and can at times jeopardize the safety of the occupants. Acryline is well aware of the need for functional shower units that can adapt to your custom requirements without sacrificing beauty.

Each one of our commercial showers is manufactured from a single sheet of continuous cast Acrylic resulting in no seams or joints. The acrylic we use is of the finest quality; colorfast, and of sanitary grade, it will keep its’ shine for numerous years and will resist deposits and grime build up. In order to meet your specific needs, Acryline offers a complete line of options and accessories ranging from space saving fold-up seats to grab bars and removable or collapsible thresholds for our barrier free showers.

Meeting ADA, ANSI and CSA’s requirements for standards and code compliance, Acryline showers provide comfort and safety to occupants with special needs. Contemporary in style, Acryline showers are available in over 30 different configurations. We have the shower your needs desire.

To learn more about Acryline products, please visit our website:

Monday, December 12, 2016

Modine Horizontal Oil-Fired Unit Heater

Modine model POR oil-fired unit heaters offer an efficient and reliable means of heating, particularly in regions where supplies of other fuels, such as natural gas, may be unavailable, undependable, or interruptible. The units are direct driven propeller fan type units designed for overhead suspension and horizontal delivery of heated air. They are available in three model sizes: 100,000, 145,000, and 185,000 Btu/hr outputs. Time-tested and field-proven components are engineered into the design of these compact units which produce comfort heating at the lowest cost through their highly efficient operation. Models are UL-listed and require fuel oil grade No. 1 or 2, as specified by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) D396-73 Standard Specifications for Fuel Oils or Canadian Government Specification Board, 3-GP-28.


  • Advanced burner and burner controls 
  • Durable, attractive casting design 
  • Quiet, efficient and safe air mover 
  • Effective heat throw 
  • Superior heat exchanger life expectancy 
  • Efficient combustion 
  • Easy installation 
  • Reduced maintenance, easy to service

To learn more about Modine products, please visit our website:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Unique Vertical Condensate Neutralizer From Neutra-Safe

Can a condensate neutralizer that is designed to be installed horizontally be instead mounted vertically? In most cases, the answer is no. However, in the case of the Neutra-Safe Model CN2-220VK, the answer is YES!

This unique product from Neutra-Safe comes with all the fittings required for vertical installations in locations where space is an issue. The exclusive media is contained in a sock which eliminates the risk of blockage and makes replacement a breeze.

Read a review of the CN2-220VK from Mechanical Hub here. To learn more about Neutra-Safe products, please visit our website:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mini-Max Plastic Laundry Box With Arrestors

Precision Plumbing Products has designed a Plastic Laundry Box assembly that makes your application simple and cost effective.

Solenoid operated laundry equipment can create destructive water hammer due to quick closing valves on the fill cycle. Water hammer can damage or even break your hose connections as well as destroy the solenoid valve.

To avoid this common household problem hook your washing machine hose connectors to the quarter turn ball valve in our laundry box assembly with water hammer arrestors and rest easy.

  • Available in Plastic, Metal and Fire Rated Box Options 
  • Simple Installation 
  • Cost Effective

Learn more about Precision Plumbing Products by visiting our website,

Monday, November 14, 2016

Taco SmartPlug - Instant Hot Water Control

Taco's new SmartPlug™ will optimize hot water system efficiency and reduce electrical consumption up to 94% while saving 12,000 gallons of water per year.

The device adds intelligence to standard on/off hot water recirculation (HWR) pumps. Rather than plugging the standard HWR into the wall, plug it into the SmartPlug for improved, house/family-specific function.

In the "Smart" mode, the SmartPlug monitors and records weekly household hot water use patterns and adjusts HWR cycles accordingly. That way, hot water is provided quickly at all fixtures, only when needed.

The device offers an optional "Pulse" mode. In this setting, the circulator will cycle on and off to maintain hot water at all fixtures. No more waiting, no more wasting energy and water.

Users get even greater efficiency with the SmartPlug system. After 36 hours of inactivity, the device automatically turns off the pump until a need for hot water is detected; in this mode, it also cycles on once every seven days for 10 seconds to prevent corrosion or scale buildup.

SmartPlug can be used with any Taco domestic water 00® circulator with a 110 Volt line cord. No programming is required.

Learn more about Taco products on our website:

Monday, November 7, 2016

New Little Giant 6EC/10EC Series Sump/Effluent Pumps

Little Giant® is pleased to announce our enhanced 6EC Series and 10EC Series of sump/effluent pumps. A replacement for our 6EN/10EN platform and still featuring PSC motors, the 6EC and 10EC pumps provide lower current draw, higher energy efficiency, and improved performance.

These new units feature cast iron covers and a polypropylene base that includes the stainless plate. Additional models are now available with a durable cast iron base providing increased intake area, reducing intake velocities and clogging potential.

  • 1/3 hp 6EC Series – Consumes only 5.0 amps while producing 53 gpm at 5 feet of head and reaching a maximum shut-off of 28 feet.Little Giant 10EC Series 
  • 1/2 hp 10EC Series – Touts a full-load rating of only 6.5 amps and produces 67 gpm at 5 feet of head with a maximum shut-off of 36 feet.

All new models of the 6EC Series and 10EC Series include a 2-year warranty and are offered with the reliable Snap-Action Float Switch (SFS) featuring rugged stainless steel switch arms.

Learn more about Little Giant pumps on our website:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Brasscraft ProCoat Coated Gas Connectors

Utilizing advanced technologies, Brasscraft ProCoat® yellow coating has been specifically engineered to withstand prolonged exposure to common household cleaning, plumbing repair and masonry chemicals, as well as the effects of harsh environmental influences such as salt and UV rays. ProCoat gas connectors are available in a variety of configurations.

  • Smooth, burnished connector ends seal with less torque, making installation easier. 
  • High tensile strength stainless steel is less susceptible to work hardening. 
  • Deep corrugations enhance flexibility, making installation easier. 
  • May be used with natural, manufactured, mixed and liquefied petroleum (LP or propane) gases and LP gas-air mixtures. 
  • Internal pressures up to 1/2 PSI. CSA certified for indoor and outdoor use. 
  • DMA LogoDesigned, machined and assembled in the USA. 
  • 100% leak tested.

The Right Connection for Large Demand Appliances
Our ultra-flexible ProCoat large diameter connectors are designed for gas appliances with large BTU requirements (up to 290,900 BTU/hour) like tankless and commercial water heaters, boilers, furnaces, and pool heaters. Factory assembled to eliminate on-site pipe cutting, threading and assembly; our connectors increase the efficiency of the installation, saving you time and money. Approved for use in manufactured housing in crossover and foundation-to-home connections.

For A Virtually “Invisible” Connection
Our black ProCoat coated gas connectors blend so well they are virtually invisible. Designed certified for heat resistance and UV exposure, our connectors are a perfect fit for a variety of decorative and heat-generating appliances, indoor and out.

Learn more about Brasscraft products on our website:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Watts Radiant Onix Tubing

What makes Onix™ perfect for radiant heat and snow melting applications? Cross-linked Durel EPDM is extruded into a tube then wrapped with an AlumaShield barrier and a second layer of Durel EPDM. This composite tube is reinforced with 1000 denier aramid cord, the same incredibly tough and heat resistant material used to make fire- and bulletproof shields. A third and final outer jacket of EPDM is applied. The result is a durable, flexible tubing formed of five heat and age resistant materials, proven in tens of thousands of installations over the years.

One of the best features of our Onix tubing is its aluminum barrier layer, AlumaShield™. Unlike plastic barriers, AlumaShield is unaffected by sunlight, UV radiation from fluorescent lamps, moisture, or elevated temperatures. Due to its placement inside the tube, the AlumaShield barrier can't be scraped off or damaged by typical job site abuse.

Onix is the product that can be installed with lifelong confidence in blazing heat and sunlight, or in Arctic frost and shadows. Used for commercial snow melting, space heating, residential staple-up and supply/return lines, you'll find Onix installed in thousands of quality projects every year.

  1. Can stand up to normal job site conditions 
  2. No special tools required 
  3. Tighter bend radius allows for entry into hard to reach areas 
  4. Can't be kinked 
  5. Temperature range from 180°F to -30°F 
  6. Resistant to UV degradation whether outside for a day or a year

Learn more about Watts Radiant on our website:

Monday, October 17, 2016

100th Anniversary Of The Modine Hot Dawg

To celebrate Modine's 100th Anniversary, we are excited to introduce a new, Special Edition Hot Dawg. Decked out in a satin black finish. It's an exciting way to customize your garage.

Modine's Hot Dawg is widely recognized as the industry's most popular residentially-certified gas-fired unit heater, with six sizes available from 30,000 - 125,000 BTUs. It is an ideal solution for residential garages and workshops, along with light commercial or industrial applications.

To commemorate Modine's 100th anniversary, the Special Edition black unit is now available, along with three appearance kits. These kits fit any new or existing Hot Dawg unit from 30,000 - 75,000 BTUs. Choose from:

  1. Huntin' Dawg - perfect for sportsmen & hunters 
  2. Diamond Dawg - a great compliment to any car or motorcycle enthusiasts garage 
  3. Carbon Fiber - spruce up your standard Hot Dawg with this exciting option

Learn more about Modine on our website:

Monday, October 3, 2016

SuperStor Ultra Water Heater

Did you know an indirect water heater is one of the most cost effective ways to heat water? It eliminates the tremendous flue losses associated with gas-fired storage water heaters without the hassles and extra costs of tankless gas water heaters. When used with a modern, high-efficiency boiler these energy savings hold true even in the summer when your boiler isn't needed for heat!

The SuperStor Ultra is a high performance indirect water heater that can generate over 50% more hot water than many water heaters of a similar size. It has minimal heat loss, thanks to a 2" thick environmentally safe water blown foam insulation.

Use the SuperStor Ultra in conjunction with a HTP high efficiency boiler to reduce operating costs even more!

Thanks to the finned cupronickel heat exchanger, the SuperStor Ultra provides the highest BTU output per foot than any other heat exchanger in the market!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Maximize Your Systems Potential With Silent Fin Heating Edge

Condensing boilers, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Collectors are all great ways to save energy and reduce fossil fuel usage. All three achieve their highest efficiency when delivering low temperature water but generally have higher upfront costs than their less efficient counterparts. While each technology has inherent features and benefits, each is also judged on its ability to provide a return on investment. Whether for commercial or residential use, it is imperative that careful attention be paid to the application of the equipment and the distribution system being utilized by these technologies.

The challenge faced when it comes to heating effectively with traditional baseboard is that supply water temperatures need to be at least 140˚F in order to deliver enough BTUH’s to sufficiently heat a space at design temperature. Not so with the Smith's Silent Fin Heating Edge High Capacity Coil Block. Due to its unique embossed fin design, it is able to deliver comparable BTUH’s using 100˚ - 120˚F supply water, all in an attractive package.

Silent Fin Heating Edge, by Smith's Environmental Products, allows these technologies to perform to their optimum efficiency and provide their respective returns on the initial investment. In other words, Heating Edge helps to make that ROI possible.


  • Quiet delivery of heat 
  • Attractive design 
  • Superior low temperature performance 
  • Perfect for use with solar thermal, geothermal or condensing boilers 
  • Single pipe design 
  • Suitable for residential or commercial applications

Learn more about Smith's Silent Fin Heating Edge:

Monday, September 12, 2016

What Is A Heat Recovery Ventilator?

A Heat Recover Ventilator (HRV) is integrated into the duct work in a home, usually located near the furnace. The HRV expels stale indoor air to the outside, and draws in fresh air from outside to be distributed throughout the home.

  1. Warm stale air from your home is drawn into the HRV. 
  2. Heat from the indoor air is transferred via the unit's aluminum core to the fresh air stream. 
  3. Stale air is expelled outside, leaving its warmth behind in the HRV's aluminum core. 
  4. Cool fresh air is drawn into the HRV, and warmed by the heated aluminum core. 
  5. Your entire home is filled with warm, clean, fresh air. 

The air streams pass on either side of Lifebreath’s exclusive and patented aluminum core, never mixing. In the summer, the HRV works in reverse. Warm air is expelled and cool air is delivered throughout the home.

Learn more about Lifebreath products on our website:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Taco Press Connection Air Separators

Taco 4900 Press Air Separator
Taco is now offering press connections for the 4900 Series air separator in 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" connection sizes.

Press connections offer quicker installation and improved job site safety due to flame-free installation. The Taco 4900 Series air separators are designed for the complete elimination of air from closed loop heating and cooling systems, up to a maximum temperature of 240° F and a maximum pressure of 150 psi. The presence of air in these systems can lead to many problems, including irritating noises, reduced efficiency, and internal corrosion of essential parts such as the boiler and radiators.

Model Numbers
  • 49-075P
  • 49-100P
  • 49-125P

To learn more about Taco products, please visit our website:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Flexcon WWT Well Tanks: Quality and Performance Guaranteed

The WWT Series of diaphragm well tanks from Flexcon Industries are designed to give the features you need and the quality you want. Engineered specifically with the contractor in mind, WWT tanks incorporate Flexcon’s famous double diaphragm concept. Two halves of a FDA/NSF approved 100% butyl rubber diaphragm are held together with a steel clench ring. They are affixed to the bottom of the tank with a stainless steel water connection and finished with a steel elbow. This creates a water chamber that is completely isolated from the steel walls of the tank and ensures that the water that goes in is the same as the water that comes out.

The tanks are manufactured with cold rolled steel and finished with primer and high gloss quality paint. Clean air tight welds are achieved using the most modern welding equipment available. A trim strip on the bottom of the skirt helps prevent damage during installation. Each tank undergoes a rigid quality inspection process that includes high pressure testing, seam weld tests and our famous helium test. The final air charge check before packaging ensures that every tank arrives on the job site with the specified aircharge.

WWT tanks are available from 14 gallons to 119 gallons and are backed up with a five-year warranty. We have the tank you need for every job and the name to stand behind it

For more information on Flexcon products, please visit our website:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Modine Innovation Tour 2016

Modine has converted a semi-trailer into a mobile showcase for some of the most exciting products in the HVAC industry. Now they’re traveling North America so you can see the latest solutions in residential geothermal and rooftop HVAC, plus ultra-efficient unit heaters, and the quietest classroom HVAC products on the market. You can also earn CEU or NATE credits right at the tour, with accredited continuing education course offerings.

8/31/16 Red Hook Brewery: Portsmouth, NH

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - OPEN HOUSE! Stop by see the trailer and take a CEU class, or just come by and see the latest HVAC innovations from Modine. All that register and attend will receive a Modine Innovation Tour t-shirt. *Coffee and snacks will be provided in the AM*

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems Basics (CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Venting of Unit Heaters (NATE/CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Buffet lunch for those who RSVP
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Introduction to Geothermal Heat Pumps (Non-CEU)

9/1/16 Emerson Swan Office: Randolph, MA

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - OPEN HOUSE! Stop by see the trailer and take a CEU class, or just come by and see the latest HVAC innovations from Modine. All that register and attend will receive a Modine Innovation Tour t-shirt. *Coffee and snacks will be provided in the AM*

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Dedicated Outdoor Air System Basics (CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Venting of Unit Heaters (NATE/CEU)
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Buffet lunch for those who RSVP
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Gas Fired Heating for Commercial Equipment (CEU)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Reception

9/2/16 Emerson Swan Office: Randolph, MA

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - OPEN HOUSE! Stop by see the trailer and take a CEU class, or just come by and see the latest HVAC innovations from Modine. All that register and attend will receive a Modine Innovation Tour t-shirt. *Coffee and snacks will be provided in the AM*

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Venting of Unit Heaters (NATE/CEU)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems Basics (CEU)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Buffet lunch for those who RSVP

Monday, August 15, 2016

New & Improved Smith's Quick Fit Hose Kit

The Quick Fit Hose Kit from Smith’s is an accessory for the Quite-One kickspace heater that reduces the time and effort required for installation. Whether adapting to finished cabinets or other hard to reach places, the hose kit and fittings provide the installer with flexibility that simplifies the installation and reduces the potential of damage to surrounding surfaces. The Quiet-One kickspace unit installs easier as all tube connections can be made before the installer slides the Quiet-One into its final resting place under the cabinet.

In the unlikely event that the unit needs to be serviced or checked, the installer can now pull the kickspace out into the middle of the floor rather than climb into the cabinet. For the contractor it saves time and money. For the homeowner, it eliminates the removal of cabinets or sawing the cabinet base.

To learn more about Smith's products, please visit our website:

Monday, August 8, 2016

Emerson Swan Now Offers Exclusive Online Training

Training is core to what we do. We've hosted thousands of contractors, engineers and wholesalers over the years on seminars that feature the latest technologies and products in our industry. But what happens when the training day is over? Attendees are often left with printed materials that they can review, but some prefer a more visual approach to learning.

That's why we've launched a new series of online training modules that will serve as a refresher to our popular seminars, starting with Basic Hydronics and Basic Electric. These new online training modules are exclusive to our attendees only. We've broken down our full and half day seminars into eight 10-15 minute sections. Below is a preview of our Basic Hydronics course.

How can I access the full seminars?
Easy, just attend one of our seminars in person! All attendees will be given access to the online modules for review anytime they want. If you've attended our Basic Hydronics and/or Basic Electric courses in the past, you're already registered! Just visit and enter the email used to register for the class. Then type the password: Hydronics.

More online training modules for other subjects are coming soon! All former and future attendees for each subject will have access to the online versions. We know you're going to find these tools beneficial. But remember, these are exclusive for our attendees only. So don't miss out. Come see us live to get special access to these online training courses. Visit our website at to register for a future class!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ultra-Thin Fan Coils by HTP

HTP Ultra-Thin Fan Coils are based on the forced-convection heat transfer technology which makes the heat dissipation more efficient. Compared with the traditional heating radiators, the units can save more than 30% energy consumption. The advanced control makes uniform temperature distribution and people feel more comfortable. The ultra-thin design, elegant appearance and a super quiet output will help ensure that you have a beautiful and a comfortable living space.

Looking for a sleek industrial Hydronic Fan Coil? The Metal Face design is for you. For a more high-end finish, Glass Face models featuring touchscreen controls are the perfect fit!

Save Money
HTP's Ultra-Thin Fan Coils cooperate with highly efficient HTP water heaters to provide cost effective heating for businesses and homes.

Its three-way motorized valves greatly reduce energy consumption while its easy to clean carbon filters help eliminate contaminants and impurities to ensure fresh air flow. Brushless fan motors are low in noise and yet high speed in operation.

Achieve unbeatable performance at a great value by combining the Fan Coil with the UFT Boiler and the SuperStor Pro! The highly efficient UFT with up to a 95.6% AFUE and 10 to 1 turndown ratio, combined with the indirect’s ability to generate 50% more hot water than traditional waterheaters can help you save money. Cut installation times by 50-75% by using a Quick Zone Manifold System.

Learn more about HTP products on our website:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Watts Residential Fire Protection

Watts Residential Fire Protection Products are easy to install, flexible in design, UL 1821 listed, and meet National Fire Protection Association requirements for fire suppression (NFPA 13D) when designed and installed by professionals who are licensed/certified for residential fire protection.

The Right Choice for Builders
Watts Residential Fire Protection Products bring the Watts technologies you already know and trust into the world of fire protection, providing time and cost savings, a single point of purchase, and confidence in a brand you’ve come to rely on.

The Right Choice for the Community
Many of today’s cash-strapped communities recognize not only the safety benefits of fire sprinklers, but the cost-savings that comes from the conservation of precious emergency-response resources. Cities and states across the U.S. are passing legislation and ordinances requiring mandatory fire sprinklers in new home construction, and often providing contractors with significant incentives to install them.

The Right Choice for Homeowners
Fire Sprinklers can minimize the impact of fire on homeowner property—confining fire damage in many cases. However, the most compelling argument for sprinklers comes at 2am, in the knowledge that a family asleep in their beds is even just a little safer because Watts Residential Fire Protection Products have been installed in their home.

Learn more about Watts products on our website:

Monday, July 18, 2016

Aquatherm Pipe Heat Fusion

Simply put, heat fusion combines two parts into one.
When heated, Aquatherm's PP-R thermoplastic material changes to a "melt" state where two pieces can be easily joined together. As the PP-R molecules cool, they bind with each other and turn into one piece, the way they would during extrusion or molding. The fused material has the same strength as the pipe wall, so there is no path for leaks or blowouts.

The heat fusion process takes JUST A FEW SECONDS TO MAKE A CONNECTION in smaller diameters and only minutes for larger sizes.

Heat fusion requires a direct-contact heat source for fast, consistent results. There are many different styles of contact heat fusion, including socket fusion, outlet fusion, and butt welding. The heat for fusion can also come from an embedded electrical coil, like the kind used for electrofusion.

However it's done, good heat fusion connections will outlast the piping system, reduce maintenance costs, conserve water, and prevent damage to surrounding building parts. There is no better way to join pipes and fittings together.

To learn more about Aquatherm, please visit our website:

Monday, July 11, 2016

Universal Boiler Stand From HTP

The Universal Stand from HTP can be used for boilers including our UFT, EFT Combi, Elite Premier, Elite FT and our water heaters such as the Hydra Smart RT, RTC and RGH models. The Universal Stand can be mounted next to an interior chimney or anywhere in the basement that will allow for easy connections to the system piping and venting to the outside. The Universal Stand comes complete with Wedge Anchors to secure the stand to the floor. The unit comes 100% complete in a one box, with all the pieces needed for easy and quick assembly.

Quicker! Better!
No more will you waste several hours trying to piece together a solution on the job and waiting while your helper runs to the hardware store. The Universal Stand can be fully assembled in approximately 15 minutes. Your helper can quickly mount the unit while you layout the boiler room -- saving time and money.

Part# 7500P-300

Learn more about the HTP boilers on our website:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Neutra-Safe System Feeder

The Neutra-Safe NSSF6-2 System Feeder is designed to feed and maintain pressure in closed loop hydronic and thermal solar systems that require up to 50 PSI of cold static pressure for use with water or glycol (up to 50%) solutions.

Features & Benefits

  • UL Listed 10 amp power supply—can be used in any standard 115VAC outlet 
  • Eliminates need for pressure reducing valve and back flow preventer 
  • Allows for system leak detection 
  • Limits the amount of fluid that can be lost in the event a major leak 
  • Fluid level markings molded into tank 
  • Threaded inserts molded into tank bottom for attaching optional mounting brackets

Learn more about Neutra-Safe on our website:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pit+Plus Premium Simplex Systems

New Switch! Introducing the new Little Giant ECM™ for added reliability. The ECM™ (External Control Module) uses a ‘bell’ inside the basin to monitor liquid level for operation of a switch outside the basin (in the cover) and isolated from liquid. This reduces any chance of water intrusion, which can result in switch failure. No moving switch parts inside the basin eliminates failure from ‘hang-ups’.


  • Molded inlet hub 
  • Molded anti-torque stops 
  • 360° molded handle 
  • Integrated anti-flotation collar 
  • Stainless steel fasteners 
  • Optional alarm versions

Learn more about Little Giant products on our website:

Monday, June 13, 2016

The New Taco 007e ECM High Efficiency Circulator

No Programming Required!

Introducing the newest ECM circulator from Taco, the 007e. The Taco 007e is a high-efficiency wet rotor circulator with an ECM permanent magnet motor. The 007e is everything you love about the 007. It is ideal for hydronic systems zoned with circulators or zone valves. The 007e delivers the performance equivalent of the 007 plus the reliability and easy installation that made the 00® famous. Install it, forget it.


  • ECM performance equivalent to the legendary 007 circulator
  • High-efficiency ECM motor uses up to 85% less electricity
  • LED indicators
  • Dual electrical knockouts
  • 6" stranded wire leads for easy wiring
  • Ideal for hydronic systems zoned with circulators or zone valves
  • BIO Barrier® protects pump from system contaminants
  • SureStart automatically frees locked rotor condition and self-purges air from pump
  • Integral Flow Check (IFC®) included

Energy Saving: 007 vs 007e

007 007e
80 Watts 25 Watts (average)
2,500 hrs/season 2,500 hrs/season
200,000 watts (200kw) 62,500 watts (62.5kw)
200 x $0.12/kw = $24/year 62.6 x $0.12/kw = $7.50/year

The 007e has a potential average electrical savings of $16-$18 per year!

To learn more about Taco products, please visit our website:

Monday, June 6, 2016

P-Series Variable Frequency Drive by Franklin Controls

Variable Speed Control is Just the Beginning; Everyone knows variable frequency drives save you money by varying motor speed to match demand. Franklin Controls automatic energy savings mode minimizes losses by optimizing the output power for higher efficiency. Under low load conditions, Sleep Mode deactivates the drive and its output – then awakens and reactivates output when demand rises to unlock additional savings. It also extends the life of the equipment.


  • New Firmware makes setup a snap 
  • Application based commissioning allows parameters to be automatically set based on industry standards 
  • Applications: Basic, circulating pump, supply fan, exhaust fan or cooling tower 
  • Selectable units include PSI, °F, °C, inWC, inM, Bar, mBar, Pa, kPa Belt loss protection 
  • Space Vector control for efficiency and long motor life 
  • Cleaner sine wave as compared to typical V/Hz control. 
  • Motors run cooler and last longer 
  • Advanced PID control (Pre-PID and Dual PID) 
  • Maintain a constant control of pressure, flow or water level. This function includes Pre-PID, Sleep and Wake up and output inverse sub-functions 
  • Increased energy savings by deactivating drive during low demand 
  • Flying start protection Prevents trips, rough starts, and drive damage from regenerative power from heavy fan inertia rotation

To learn more about Franklin Controls, please visit our website:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Modine’s High Intensity Ceramic Infrared Heater

Modine’s high intensity ceramic infrared heater is approved for indoor unvented installation. It does not utilize a fan, thus eliminating noise and draft distractions. Gas and power connections are simple and maintenance is inexpensive, since there are no moving parts to maintain. Available controls include Direct Spark Ignition, Self-Generating Millivolt, and Intermittent Pilot (non-100% shut-off).


  • Provide maximum heat transfer while maintaining lower gas input ratings. 
  • Efficiently direct radiant heat to the desired area, for increased comfort over wider areas. 
  • Provides support for simple chain mounting. 
  • Eliminates fan noise, drafts, maintenance and reduces electrical energy costs. 
  • Wide input range to accommodate a variety of heating requirements 
  • Maximize application flexibility. 
  • Accommodate a wide range of electrical inputs. 
  • Allow convenient access to gas valve, control system, transformer, and gas orifices, increasing ease of installation and service. 
  • Eliminates the removal of the unit from its mounted position for service. 
  • Assures that the unit conforms to national safety standards. 
  • Allows for quick and easy field modification of unit to use propane gas and/or operate at elevations of up to 7,000 feet above sea level.

Learn more about Modine on our website:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Your Boiler's Best Friend Just Got Smaller

Boiler Buddy is excited to announce the addition of the Lil' Buddy, the BB-18. The Boiler Buddy is designed to be used in heating systems with low-mass boilers, geothermal, chilled water applications, or low-mass radiation. Boilers operating at low loads will short cycle which leads to sooting, premature component failure (nuisance lockouts) and inefficiency. The Boiler Buddy tank is a factory insulated and jacketed storage tank, adding mass to the system and providing the necessary buffer to prevent short cycling.

All Boiler Buddy Buffer Tanks Feature:

  • Aquastat Control Well included for precise temperature measurement for heating and geothermal systems. 
  • Air Eliminator built into the top of tank provides optimal air elimination for the whole system. 
  • Boiler Buddy provides hydro separation, making piping design simple. 
  • Full port boiler drain valve allows easy sediment removal and also works exceptionally well for fast filling the system. 
  • Designed with large nipples to provide better flow that is easier on equipment, more efficient, and allows for better mixing in tank. 
  • ¾” full port ball valve now upgraded to a ¾” Webstone Ball Valve with integrated hose bib fitting which allows for fast and easy drainage.

For more information about Boiler Buddy, please visit our website:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Preventing Limescale

What causes limescale deposition?

Minerals in chalk or limestone rock collect as water permeates through the ground and collects in aquifers. These minerals remain within the water and are carried into the domestic water supply. They inevitably reach central heating and water systems, where they build up over time and cause blockages in pipework, efficiency losses and the premature failure of components. These problems can arise in both the primary water system (the central heating system) and secondary (household hot water) system.

The mineral deposits, collectively known as limescale, consist primarily of calcium and magnesium carbonates which are generally insoluble. Limescale occurs when these are deposited by heating water that contains soluble bicarbonate salts (which are thermally unstable and break down to form carbonates).

There are several factors that contribute to the build-up of limescale, including:

  • High (temporary) hardness 
  • Elevated pH (alkalinity) of the water 
  • Elevated temperature

What should be done?

Prevention is always better than cure. In central heating systems, the addition of any Fernox Protector F1 will prevent deposition of limescale.

For domestic hot water systems, Fernox offers a range of scale reducers designed to provide either whole house or single appliance protection.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

A Flush Fitting Shower Tray From Duravit

Zero height, zero problem.

Flush fitting shower trays are appreciated by design-conscious bathroom users. In the past, such shower trays had a tendency to pose installation challenges. Duravit has introduced its solution – which allows for installation after floor tiles have been set.

A height-adjustable frame makes it possible to achieve a perfectly-suited space for the tray, while its outlet can be precisely positioned thanks to a template. A new and completely watertight drain system prevents the possibility of water damage and if needed, the tray can be removed later to provide access for servicing.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Taco 3350 Pressure Reducing Valve

All Parts Are Contained In A One Piece Cartridge!!

Taco's self-compensating Cartridge Style Pressure Reducing Valve, sets a new standard for performance and serviceability. The valve is used to automatically feed water to a hydronic system whenever pressure in the system drops below the pressure setting in the valve. All the parts are contained in a one piece cartridge which can be easily removed and serviced without reducing the system pressure. A fast-fill mode that automatically returns to the normal mode when the set pressure is reached and delivers increased flow to speed system fill times. Its unique dial-in pressure setting allows for easy adjustment throughout the 10-50 PSI range, without the need for an external gauge. Quality features include a stainless steel spindle, integral stainless steel coaxial strainer and easy, dial-up pressure setting that eliminates pressure gauges.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lifebreath's "Core" Difference

Lifebreath’s core set our products apart from the competition. Our core is built upon a foundation formed by our six sides of performance philosophy. On their own, each side offers value to the consumer. But working together, they combine to create a product that’s at the cutting edge of the industry, offering durability, quality, and efficiency to every Lifebreath unit.

Environmental Responsibility
The Lifebreath core is comprised of aluminum plates. Not only are these environmentally friendly, but they’re also non-toxic and do not emit gas like other materials. On its own, the durability and long-life of these cores would be environmentally beneficial, but that environmental stewardship is augmented by the fact that the finished core itself is completely recyclable at the end of its life cycle – as is all material used during the manufacturing process.

Maximum Heat Transfer
Our patented counter cross flow design guarantees a maximum displacement of energy throughout the heat recovery core. This allows for the maximum possible heat transfer.

Lifetime Warranty
The high-quality construction of this non-moving part ensures a lifetime of performance and peace of mind, which is backed by our commitment to you.

Ease of Maintenance
An advanced, service-friendly design features easy-access doors and smooth cell rails, which allow for the core to be slid out and washed with minimal effort. It also features reasonable plate separation to ensure that dirt and debris is efficiently removed from between the washable plates.

Maximum Airflow Design
The most efficient core in today’s market features the perfect balance of heat recovery and airflow. This model of efficiency was designed using computer-generated fluid dynamics to determine the optimal pattern of the plate surfaces and spacing.

Durability in All Climates
In addition to being a strong conductor of energy, aluminum is much more durable than conventional materials found in competitive products. You can have complete confidence in the durability and performance of the unit – regardless of the climate in which it’s installed.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Meet The Next Generation Of Electronic Faucets

Meet the next generation of electronic faucets, from Chicago Faucets

We took what we know about building the highest quality commercial faucets in the world and combined it with advanced electronics to build the next generation of electronic faucets. EQ is an easy-to-install, easy-to-operate, and easy-to-maintain electronic faucet for public restrooms.

  • Simple, plug-and-play installation that’s fast and easy 
  • Choice of 3 sleek, modern spout designs in 2 finishes 
  • Streamlined design above and below deck 
  • No programming necessary, self-learning electronics 
  • Superior user detection for reliable operation and water savings

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Discover The New HTP Crossover

We are excited to announce a new high efficiency hybrid water heater – the Crossover. The Crossover incorporates the best of both worlds in one unit with its tank and tankless components. The result is one appliance that exceeds all of your hot water needs. This new unit provides endless hot water, has a built in recirculation pump, and requires no minimum flow rate.

The Crossover has a 10:1 turndown ratio and is available in both liquid propane and natural gas. It has a 96.5% thermal efficiency rating and is made with the highest quality materials, including an advanced hi-fin 316L heat exchanger designed for superior performance. This wall mounted unit is eco-friendly with a low NOx combustion system and built in leak detectors for gas and water.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Little Giant Battery Back-Up Systems

When the electricity goes out, have peace of mind knowing the homeowner’s investment is protected with the Little Giant Battery Backup System. This efficient pump puts less strain on the battery, and its proven switch technology minimizes mechanical hang-ups. They have a nice basement. Keep it that way.

  • Secondary sump pump 
  • Flood protection 
  • Emergency Dewatering
  • Check valve, elbow connector, pump coupling, and diaphragm switch 
  • Battery box holds size 27, 12 V deep cycle marine battery rated 85 - 140 amp-hours (battery not included) 
  • 12 VDC backup pump 
  • Durable non-corrosive pump housing with stainless steel fasteners 
  • Easily removed bottom suction screen for serviceability and maintenance 
  • Capable of handling 1/8 inch solids in sump applications

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Connect With Confidence Using Brasscraft's Sure2Connect Stops

BrassCraft Sure2Connect® 1/4-Turn stop redefines water shut-off stops. Featuring a push connect inlet with a unique verification technology, the stop is easy-to-install requiring no special tools, no soldering or gluing for a watertight seal. Simply PUSH the stop onto the water pipe, LOCK the clip into place and the installation is DONE. The unique verification clip will not engage until the pipe is correctly aligned and the stop is pushed on properly. It's the connection you can hear, see and feel when the stop is properly installed.

  • Compatible with PEX, copper and CPVC pipe. 
  • Unique verification clip provides an audible "click" to confirm the connection is secure and leak-free.
  • Advanced engineered polymer. Corrosion resistant to harsh water conditions and most common household cleaning chemicals. 
  • Easy to Install. No special tools required, no measuring or marking of the pipe, no sweating, crimping or gluing mess. 
  • Installation ready. Pre-inserted tube stiffener self-aligns with the tubing to create a durable, watertight seal. 
  • Rotation resistant. Once installed, the stop will not rotate during handle operation. 
  • 100% leak tested to help ensure reliable, leak-free operation. 
  • Ideal for either hot or cold water installations. 
  • Offered in both straight and angle configurations. 
  • 1/2 in. nominal push connect inlet x 3/8 in. O.D. compression outlet. DMA Logo.
  • Smooth, 1/4-turn operation provides on/off flow control with a 90° turn of the handle. 
  • Designed, machined and assembled in the USA. 
  • No-lead compliant.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Replace Your Window Air Conditioners With A Ductless System From Haier

New Englanders love their seasons, one of which happens to be summer. Which as we all know, brings humidity? Are you one of the millions with window air conditioners? Do you go through the annual springtime ritual of manhandling these “portable” units up from the basement only to repeat the process in the fall? Do you pay attention to the increase in your monthly electric bill? Do you miss not being able to open your windows on nice days? Are you concerned about the security aspects of leaving a window “open” 24/7 during much of the year? Is comfort a concern for you?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then take a moment to learn more about the benefits of a ductless cooling system. No more heavy lifting…more efficient use of electricity…use your windows as they were intended…be safer!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Barrier Free Drains

Installing a shower drain without a curb, barrier, or threshold creates a seamless look with easy accessibility to the wet area. To achieve an ideal installation, floor heights should be equal between the shower area (wet area), outside the shower (dry area), and next room. Specific conditions will determine what is involved.

The FF and FT offer the lowest overall heights with the use of liquid applied or fabric sheet waterproofing membranes. In addition, we offer a product (ST 65) to allow the linear channel channel to recess into the subfloor. When there is no wall or glass enclosure the dry side of the shower should have a slight pitch towards the linear system to ensure proper drainage.

When traditional membranes such as PVC Liners, Rubber Liners, Hot Mops, Copper Pans, Lead Pans, or Fiberglass need to used our Site Sizable or FX models can be used. With these types of installations it is advised that the subfloor be recessed below the dry area of the bathroom, or the membrane should be installed into the dry area and sloped to the central clamp down drain body.

Infinity Drain recommends working with a licensed professional who is familiar with local codes and installation requirements.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

The All-New Elite Premier Boiler By HTP

The Elite Premier is a low mass boiler with a 316L stainless steel heat exchanger. This versatile unit has an impressive range, with seven models reaching up to 399,000 BTUs. This floor standing or wall mount system is good for both residential and commercial applications. It is 96% efficient with a 10 to 1 turndown ratio. It vents in inexpensive, easy-to-install PVC pipe, up to 200 combined feet; no primary/secondary piping is required. The Elite Premier has a 12 year limited warranty.

  • Radiant Floor
  • Fan Coil
  • Base Board
  • Snow Melt
  • DHW (w/Indirect Tank or VWH)
  • Pool Heater (w/Indirect Tank) 

      Seven models: ranging from 80,000 to 399,000 BTUs to suit any residential application in both natural gas or liquid propane. 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Silent Fin Heating Edge Baseboard From Smith's Environmental

Silent Fin Heating Edge from Smith’s Environmental is the perfect complement to today’s high efficiency heating equipment. Ideal for both residential and commercial applications, Silent Fin is designed to provide maximum output at lower temperatures. Utilizing features to enhance the benefits of hydronic heat, Silent Fin is a quieter and cleaner alternative to conventional high temperature emitters. Combining an attractive exterior with rugged construction, Silent Fin can withstand the rigors of high traffic locations. Whether used to enhance the performance of high efficiency heat generators or as a superior replacement for traditional high temperature emitters, Silent Fin’s exceptional performance characteristics make it the ideal choice.

Silent Fin Heating Edge from Smith’s Environmental incorporates an efficient design with attractive, robust construction. The coil block is made up of a single 3/4” copper tube encased in aluminum fins featuring exclusive embossed channels designed to promote turbulent air flow thereby maximizing their heat transfer capabilities. Incorporating a Tabbed 5 Point Space Design to ensure continued performance, the aluminum fins help to create "Best-in-Class" performance outputs at both high and low temperatures. The attractive cover, made from 20 gauge rolled steel, features a perforated grille providing maximum free space thereby permitting maximum convective flow of heated air. This ingenious design also enhances safety by reducing the likelihood of human contact with the heated coil block.

The unique design Silent Fin Heating Edge from Smith’s Environmental ensures that installation is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Designed for ease of installation, the coil block includes preinstalled “glide clips” which have the effect of reducing the noises usually associated with baseboard heaters. The clips also include a molded cradle designed to accommodate return piping in areas where this is required. With an attractive durable finish, the cover is easily removed for cleaning and redecorating. The back plate, predrilled 16" on center for convenience, is not part of finished look thereby permitting room decorative surfaces to be completed without damage to the finished product.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Safest, Most Reliable Choice For Potable Applications

Keeping drinking water clean requires a clean piping system. Aquatherm Green Pipe is completely free of heavy metals and toxic chemicals, providing the safest option in the market for drinking water and food processing.

Aquatherm Green Pipe sets the standard for potable water systems worldwide. Potable water should be free of chemicals and contaminants, and that's exactly what Aquatherm Green Pipe delivers. Whereas many other piping materials allow trace amounts of chemicals to be pulled from the pipe walls and into the water we drink, Aquatherm's polypropylene Green Pipe is hydrophobic, which prevents it from corroding or leaching.

Aquatherm Green Pipe is available from 1/2" to 18" in diameter and can be used for both hot and cold potable systems. Green Pipe is approved for potable water under the UPC and IPC and in accordance with the CSA. It has been deployed in hospitals, hotels, office buildings, homes, and numerous other projects across North America.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

3450 Combination Boiler Feed & Backflow Valve

The integral design of the Taco 3450 Combi Valve combines a cartridge style backflow preventer with a pressure regulating cartridge style boiler feed valve into a unique one piece body configuration. Taco’s 3450 combination dual check backflow with atmospheric vent and boiler feed valve with purge auto-reset, dial in pressure setting and adjustable indicator sets a new standard for performance and serviceability.


  • Auto Reset from Fast Fill
  • ASSE 1081-2014
  • Simple Pressure Adjustment Servicable Cartridge for both the Backflow and Feed Valve
  • Adjustable 360 View of Pressure Indicator
  • Large Adjustment Range
  • Serviceable without draining the system
  • One Piece Body Construction
  • Stainless Steel Strainer

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