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CIPHEX West adds Hydronics Conference Featuring North America's Leading Hydronics Educators, Robert Bean, Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler

CIPHEX West will take place November 5 & 6, 2014 in Calgary. More than 200 exhibitors will participate in the two-day trade show – Western Canada’s largest plumbing and HVACR event in Western Canada produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH). In addition to the exhibits, the 2014 show will feature a Hydronics Conference. Internationally recognized hydronics experts Robert Bean, Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler are confirmed speakers. Sessions will provide the technical information contractors, wholesalers and engineers need to specify, install and maintain hydronic systems, give expert insights into future trends in modern hot water heating and practical solutions to increase hydronic sales. With a focus on what’s new in 2014 and what industry can expect to see in the future, CIPHEX West will also feature seminars focusing on new plumbing codes and standards, new trends in plumbing and HVACR and emerging technologies.  The CIPHEX West exhibit ... Read More

Noritz Expands Tankless Residential Offering by Three Units, For Small to Midsized, Whole-House Applications

NR501, NR662, and NRC711 offer compact design with a heat exchanger that is three times as durable, all-new scale-detection software for more proactive leak prevention, and a built-in digital display to aid servicing.FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (JANUARY 14, 2014) — Noritz America has expanded its ecoTOUGH andValueSolutions tankless water heater series with three new models offering several performance-enhancing advantages:a new, 12-year heat exchanger three times more durable in its ability to resist scale buildup;new scale-detection software that minimizes leaks by indicating when it’s time to de-scale (flush) the system;a compact design with an integral readout window, permitting basic servicing without the need for a remote device. Located at the lower right of the front panel, the small display indicates flow rates, temperature and common error codes.“The scale detection software and the integral display window are designed to alert homeowners and service contractors of scale buildup within the unit,” explains Noritz marketing manager Jason Fleming. “The main benefit of this early ... Read More

Webstone introduces the Isolator Double Flanged Check

The latest Webstone Innovation – The Isolator Double Flanged Check installs between the pump and Isolator Uni-flange Ball Valve making it the easiest way to add a check valve to any pump.  Replacing the Isolator with Integral Check, this new product covers any installation with just two sizes, reduces skus on the shelf, saves space on the truck and is guaranteed for life.  Founded in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone's trademarked and patented items include; Hydro-Core™, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP™, Pro-Connect™, and Pro-Pal® step saving valves. Read More

Google buying Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

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U.S. Boiler & New Yorker Boiler Recalls

Two recalls just announced: and Some background: Dan and Dan Chat About Recalls (Dan Holohan and Dan Cork, VP of Sales and Marketing at U.S. Boiler, discuss the recent recall of some U.S. Boilers.) Dan Holohan: Dan, I see where the CPSC just released a notice that says U.S. Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard. That word “recall” always seems so onerous to me. Do people need to have their boilers removed from their homes? Dan Cork: No. There are no plans to take any of these boilers out of homes. That is not necessary at this time. This action is about a field modification done to the boilers to make minor changes while they’re still installed. The modifications are straightforward for a qualified contractor. Dan Holohan: So, homeowners can continue to use their boilers? That’s comforting because it’s been pretty cold just about ... Read More

TruTech Tools has The BuySAFE Guarentee

TruTech Tools is pleased to announce we've added a new service. BuySAFE provides shoppers with ultimate peace of mind by giving them a confident and guaranteed shopping experience. This service has been purchased by TruTech Tools for our customers as an added measure, to improve your shopping experience. TruTech Tools allowed buySAFE to review our site and inspect our services. As part of this service, buySAFE ensures its merchants are reliable, financially stable and committed to provide you a great online shopping experience. Only approved merchants, like TruTech Tools will display the buySAFE Guaranteed Shopping Program logo. Here's how the buySAFE 3-in-1 Guarantee works: 30-Day Guarantee Price Protection If we drop our price, buySAFE pays the difference up to $100* Full 3rd Party Guarantee of your purchase terms of sale up to $1,000 Get what you paid for, or your money back. All the terms of sale for your purchase ... Read More

Nuheat launches North America’s 1st WiFi Floor Heating Thermostat

Nuheat, the leading manufacturer of electric radiant floor heating systems announced this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show, that it will launch North America’s first WiFi floor heating thermostat, the Nuheat SIGNATURE. Read More


Lochinvar has announced the second monthly winners in its VIP Contractor Program for the 2013-2014 heating season.  Steve Carr of SPC Plumbing & Heating in Methuen, MA, was named the November winner of the VIP Installation Showcase, and Greg Cosgro of GEM Plumbing and Heating in Lincoln, RI, was selected in the monthly drawing.  Both winners receive a trip for two to the world’s largest country music festival as part of Lochinvar’s Nashville Experience. An Impressive Installation During the second month of this year’s VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as on, Carr submitted an installation of a modulating/condensing, stainless steel KNIGHT Wall Mount Boiler with a fire tube design and 110,000 Btu/hr inputs. The KNIGHT Boiler supplies three hydro air units and is coupled with a 40-gallon Squire Indirect Water Heater. His entry earned the most votes for the month, along ... Read More

Fujitsu’s Mobile App is a Troubleshooting Tool

Fujitsu’s Mobile Technician App is a handy, troubleshooting tool for their air conditioning and heat pump systems. The app helps contractors troubleshoot error codes, thermistors and pressure sensors. It also includes a built-in flashlight. The Mobile Technician App requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, it’s optimized for the iPhone 5.  An Android version is expected to be released in early 2014. Available as a troubleshooting system performance aid 24/7/365 and requiring no phone call or waiting on hold, the Fujitsu Mobile Technician App provides most of the same information their technical support specialists provide.  Installers and service techs can get information about all current residential and light commercial models.  Mobile Technician App is available in 11 language preferences, with metric or US measurements.    Read More


Matco-Norca offers its new 759PLF Lead Free Press Ball Valves in time for the Federal Safe Drinking Water mandate, effective January 4, 2014.  Press ball valves are quick and easy to install and help reduce installation time.  Full port 759PLF press ball valves from Matco-Norca are available in sizes ranging from 1/4” up to 2”.  They are rated 600 psi WOG and 150 psi SWP.  Made in our ISO-9002 certified factory, they are comprised of Lead Free brass bonnets, stems and bodies with either lead free brass (1/2” up to 1” sizes) or stainless steel balls (1-1/4" up to 2” sizes).  Their seat, packing gland and seal are made of PTFE, with an EPDM O-Ring.  Matco-Norca’s 759PLF press ball valves are UPC and NSF-61 as well as AB 195 and NSF-372 compliant.  Matco-Norca supplies a full range of ball valves for plumbing applications. The company also has an extensive ... Read More
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