The DMV pipes in a home or business carry toxic gases, such as methane, safely away into the sewer system for chemical processing. Therefore, an airtight, leak-free DMV system is critical to everyone’s health and safety. However, some DWV testing techniques can be risky. For example, the traditional “ball method” of testing runs a risk of pipe leakage and/or spillage which can lead to contamination and/or injury due to falls. This simply isn’t the case with the Holdrite Testrite DWV Inline Testing System due to innovative engineering and a safety-first design.
Why Choose the Holdrite Testrite DWV Inline Testing System?
First, the innovative Holdrite Testrite system offers a safer alternative to other DWV testing systems. The Testrite does not require the use of an inflatable device, such as a bladder, which can cause water slippage during deflation. Instead, Testrite’s sealed system utilizes test wedges with triple protection o-rings to assure a watertight seal without leakage or contamination. Second, the Holdrite Testrite DWV inline testing system is easy to install with only a few tools and performs up to 5X faster than inflatable DWV testing devices. In addition, the Testrite is available for use with PVC, ABS, or cast iron piping systems and is appropriate for any building type. Finally, the Testrite system meets all Plumbing Code requirements and is rated up to 50 feet of head pressure at 22 PSI for 5 floors.
The Holdrite Testrite DWV Inline Testing System at Work
Watch this explanation and product overview put together by the fine people at the Holdrite to see the Testrite DWV Inline Testing System in action!
Holdrite Supports Provide a Solution to All Your Plumbing Installation Needs
The Holdrite Corporation is known for innovative products in the plumbing and HVAC industries and Holdrite supports are no exception. Here is some information about the latest line of Holdrite CPVC, PEX, and copper brackets supports.
Holdrite CPVC supports are the optimal solution for many plumbing applications such as sinks, lavatories, water heaters, toilet stub-outs, showerheads, and tub spouts. CPVC Holdrite supports are versatile, easy to install and give a plumbing system the clean look of a professional plumbing system installation. Each CPV support is constructed from galvanized brackets with lockable and glueable inserts and clamps to allow for proper pipe positioning and alignment. All CPVC supports are compatible with CPVC cement and are designed to protect tubing from damage. For more information visit the Holdrite site here.
Copper Brackets and Supports
Holdrite copper-bonded pipe brackets and supports eliminate the need for makeshift installation methods by facilitating an easy professional install every time. Each bracket is created with a unique copper-bonding process that gives this bracket ultimate durability. In addition, tubing supports are soldered onto the bracket which allows plumbing contractors to heat pipe without heating the bracket. Holdrite Copper Brackets and Supports are ideal for use in various applications including toilets, sinks, shower heads, lavatories, and drinking fountains. For more information visit the Holdrite site here.
Holdrite is the industry expert at pioneering and producing innovative PEX support products designed to protect your stub-out. A fine example of these Holdrite supports is the PEX plumbing and pipe support brackets and PEX tubing stub-outs. These supports are designed for use with PEX, CPVC, and/or Copper Bullet systems. In addition, a torchless installation process allows contractors to quickly install PEX tubing rather they stub-out to PEX or PEX to copper. And of course, Holdrite PEX supports are compatible with all PEX manufactures. For more information about this product go here.
Hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems control the climate of a structure by circulating warm or cool water through tubing underneath or within a room’s floor. These systems work in two ways. To heat, the system radiates heat up from the floor to warm the room and objects touching the floor. To cool, the pipes of the system absorb heat from the room and distribute it back into the floor to provide cooling benefits. The Aquatherm Black System offers a radiant heat and cooling solution that is ideal for use in offices, hospitals, hotels, apartments, and other commercial applications. In addition to providing comfort as a quiet, efficient radiant cooling and heating solution, the Aquatherm Black System saves times, energy, money over traditional forced air systems.
Why Choose the Aqautherm Black System?
The Aquatherm Black systems utilize a series of wall or ceiling panels to heat or cool a space using radiant energy. With this technology, the temperature of a room is easily controllable. An automatic change-over between hot or cold water allows occupants to control a room’s temperature to create a suitable environment. Additionally, chambers in the systems allow for different temperatures in different zones of a building to keep all occupants at their desired temperature. For contractors, the Aquatherm Black System is easy to install. The complete system is 24.45 mm thick which allows it to fit below the plaster layer or behind drywall. In addition, the system’s pipe grids are made from rectangular manifolds which allow them to easily be linked for an easy connection. The Aquatherm Black System is available on a limited application, as-approved basis in the United States. For information about this product and potential applications of it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most two-stage regulator systems are made of two single stage regulators that operate in unison to reduce the pressure gradually in two stages rather than one. During the first stage, the pressure of the gas reduces to a preset level and is then passes on to the second stage. During the second stage, the regulator adjusts the pressure so the flame ignites and remains at the desired level. However, it’s no longer necessary to install two separate regulators on a unit if you use Maxitrol 2 Stage Regulators. That’s the Maxitrol SR series’ dual manifold system combines both gas pressure regulating and flame staging in a single unit. Some common applications for the Maxitrol’s 2 Stage Regulators include direct-fired heaters, hi-lo control (for outdoor heaters), LP natural gas switchover and industrial processing.
Maxitrol 2 Stage Regulators Specs
Maxitrol 2 Stage Regulators are made from solid aluminum and are available in 3/8″ thru 1″ threaded connections. All of SR series regulators are compatible with both NPT or ISO7-1 threads. The SR series is suitable for natural gas, manufactured gas, mixed gasses, liquefied petroleum gases, and LP gas-air mixtures. All models may be powered by a 24 volt AC transformer. When the unit’s coil is energized, the appliance is a lowe fire. When the coil is de-energized, it is high fire. Continous regulation is maintained to hold the electricity set outlet at constant pressure. For specific information on individual models of the SR Series Maxitrol 2 Stage Regulators model click here.
Healthcare Facilities Today posted a great article recently about protecting cities from diseases that proliferate in water systems. These bacteria can sometimes be deadly, so this type of protection cannot be understated.
The article mentions Delta’s Anti-Microbial towers, 6000 tons, installed at Lincoln Hospital in NY:
“These towers, which are rounded, not only solved the circulation problem but also have anti-microbial chemicals embedded into the tower’s HDPE material, which helps to prevent the growth of dangerous bacteria such as Legionella,” he says.
The towers the hospital selected were made by Delta Cooling Towers, which introduced the HDPE (high-density polyethylene) cooling tower in the 1970s.
While some cooling tower manufacturers now market a tower with an anti-microbial fill (the medium over which the hot water is distributed as it is being cooled), a vastly better option is to have a cooling tower featuring the fill, structural casing, and sump all composed of anti-microbial material.
The article is very informative and stresses the importance of these anti-microbial towers. I highly recommend you give the full article a read:
NH Yates offers many solutions to protect you from diseases in water systems, including the Delta towers mentioned in the article. See our linecards for more information, or get in touch with us today!
It doesn’t matter what region of the country you live in, your buildings and structures are susceptible to damage from seismic activity. In fact, FEMA has identified mechanical failures of gas and water lines as one of the main causes of fire and damage to property during a seismic event. Fortunately, the Flex-Hose Tri-Flex Loop was created to absorb and compensate for ground movement in six degrees of freedom (three rotation axis, plus rotation along those axes simultaneously). This multi-plane movement design can reduce the need for expansion devices required in piping systems up to 50%. In addition, the Flex-Hose Tri-Flex Loop is the safest and most reliable means of absorbing movement resulting from thermal changes and random seismic shits in a piping system.
Why Choose the Flex-Hose Tri-Flex Loop?
First, Flex-Hose simplified its piping design for an easier installation process. The Tri-Flex Loop does not impose thrust on the piping system. Rather, the pipe’s braid is designed to take the stress of pressurization containing the core, which reduces anchor loads up to 93%. The Tri-Flex Loop also eliminates the need for pipe guides required by traditional pipe designs. Second, the Tri-Flex Loop increases usable space and reduces systems cost. The Flex-Hose system uses 64% less space than mechanical loop systems and eliminates the need for six welds during installation. Additionally, fewer fitting and welds are necessary if the installer positions the Tri-Flex Loop at directional changes and rotates the elbows to make a connection. Third, the Flex-Hose is approved to use in a variety of applications including compressed and combustible gas, steam, hot water, condensed water, and domestic water systems. To accommodate the Tri-Flex Loop is available with flanged ends, steel made NPT ends, weld ends, grooved ends, copper female sweat, or press fit ends.
Modulating control valves change the flow of fluids, pressure, level, and temperature control of a system. Most modulative values are made up of three main parts: a valve body, an actuator, and a positioner. The positioner, through the actuator, drives the valve based the setting of the control signal. The Maxitrol EXA Star Modulating Valves are equipt with a built-in digital controller that gives a seamless interface with a process controller. The valve has two buttons and a communication LED for the user interface which is used to set the valve for high and low fire settings. In addition, the valve has full open and full close mechanical limits. This feature adds dimension for sizing and applying is significant because it allows the valve to be set up for an entirely different net output depending on pressure supply. The EXA Star Modulating Valve has six electronic connections – two for the power, two for the control signal, and two for the position feedback.
Linear Maxitrol EXA Star Modulating Valves
Maxitrol’s E42, E52, and E62 Series EXA Star Modulating Valves are designed to have a linear relationship between the control signal and flow rate. This flow rate linearization will optimize over a 5:1 turndown ratio with the maximum flow rate determined at 1″ w.c. pressure drop. With applications in areas with atmospheric low-pressure, these modulating valves consistent gain allows the controller’s entire signal range to be utilized and tuning is simplified. This is a significant improvement over traditional designs. Rather than using a ball, butterfly, and poppet valve, the EXA Star modulating valve has a built-in digital controller that provides a seamless interface with the process controller. This allows the installer to set the high fire and low fire settings and establish mechanical limits for the valve.
At N.H. Yates, we proudly represent the complete line of Flex-Hose Expansion Compensators including the innovative Flexcomp Expansion Compensator. The people at Flex-Hose engineer and manufacture the Flexcomp for a broad range of requirements including some of the most demanding applications in the world. Flexcomp Expansion Compensators are designed to absorb thermal growth in HVAC small diameter piping systems. In most cases, these expansion compensators eliminate the need for expensive pipe loops and the associated maintenance associated with packed slip joints. In addition, Flex-Hose fabricates the Flexcomp from stainless steel and is available with copper tube ends, steel male NPT ends, or 150 lb steel flanges. The Flexcomp is available for pipe ranging from 3/4 inch to 4 inches in diameter and pressure rating up to 175 PSI.
Why Choose Flexcomp Expansion Compensators?
First, Flex-Hose understands that no contractors requirements will be exactly the same and therefore design the Flexcomp to work with a wide variety of applications. Second, the Flexcomp Expansion Compensator’s compact design allows contractors to save valuable space when installing HVAC systems. The Flexcomp is able to absorb up to 2 inches of axial movement resulting from thermal growth in domestic hot water, heating hot water, and chilled piping systems. Third, the Flexcomp is durable. The entire unit is externally pressurized and made of rugged stainless steel bellows to assure safety and reliability. Finally, the Flexcomp is an energy efficient choice. The unit’s liner design prevents bellows impingement or fatigue due to flow reduced vibration. The standard working pressure ratings are sufficient for up to 200 psi with a maximum system test pressure of 300 psi.
As most plumbing contractors already know PEX tubing offers several benefits over traditional copper piping. First, PEX piping’s flexibility, along with its ability to easily be cut to custom sizes, reduce the need for most elbows and joints during installation. Second, PEX pipes won’t sweat in high humidity conditions, and, is resistant to bursting, even if the line freezes solid. And finally, it’s easy to make custom joints using PEX piping. All you need is a special crimping tool to secure the metal rings to the barbed fitting. For more than 15 years, the folks at Holdrite have been at the forefront of the PEX revolution. At N.H. Yates, we are proud to represent the Holdrite ProGuard PEX Stub Out support, an integral piece of any PEX piping system.
Why Choose the Holdrite ProGuard PEX Stub Out?
The most important reason to choose the Holdrite ProGuard PEX Stub Out is its unparalleled ability to prevent extreme turning that can cause the PEX to kink. With the ProGuard Stub Out, your PEX will have a 360-degree turning radius so flow can continue without impediment. In addition, the ProGuard Stub Out eliminates the need for concealed joints and costly fittings that can cause leaks and provides protection by ensuring everything remains inside the wall envelope. Last, the Holdrite ProGuard PEX Stub Out is compatible with all PEX manufactures tubing and integrates directly with #SB3 and #SB4 Holdrite Stout Brackets.
Take a look at this informative video to find out what makes the ProGuard PEX Stub Out a flexible and reliable component for any solid stub out support solution.
Ball valves guide, direct, and modulate the flow of various types of liquids by way of an opening which has a small opening in the middle called a port. By turning the handle on the ball valve, the port manually opens and closes to control the pressure of the liquid. Plumbing and HVAC contractors use ball valves to control the flow of many substances including water, oil, steam, and gas on a variety of applications. At N.H. Yates we are proud to be a manufactures representative for the entire line of Maxitrol Ball Valves which feature their innovative hollow ball and seat design. The research and development team at Maxitrol put years of work and testing into their ball valves to manufacture the hollow ball with a technical level not found in other products.
Maxitrol Ball Valves Models BV602 & BV250
The BV602 and BV250 Ball Valves from Maxitrol have a strong body of forged brass, female NPT inlet and outlet, hard chrome plated ball, and anticorrosion Dactomet treated handle. The BV602 contains seats of Buna N, and are of one-piece construction. Whereas the BV250 model contains PTFE and is made of two-piece construction. Both Maxitrol Ball Valves are equipped with a self-locking nut that improves reliability between the stem and lever by providing additional stability from vibrations. In addition, to the seal created by the O-ring, a PTFE anti-thrust washer seals against the shoulder of the valve. Maxitrol manufactures both models of ball valves with a unique new seat shape to reduce friction during opening and closing. This seat shape reduces torque on the entire unit by 20% to 40% which increases the life of the ball valve.