Plumbing & Heating products – July/August 2019

Plumbing & Heating products – July/August 2019

Dirtmag Mini Filter
Expanding its Dirt and Air Separation range, the Dirtmag Mini filter has been designed to offer a flexible and high performance compact dirt separation solution. The Dirtmag Mini includes features such as the quick-fit system and interchangeable compression connections for horizontal, vertical or angled installation.

A self-cleaning function also allows installers to drain debris from the system without opening the filter body and the full-bore isolation valves ensure ease of servicing. The product comes packaged as a single unit or as part of a compliance pack, which includes the new FAST high-performance cleaner and maximum protection inhibitor aerosol canisters.


With a new range exclusively for independent merchants, Glow-worm has revamped its Easicom boiler. The updated Easicom range — which includes combi, system and regular models — features a low maintenance automotive grade aluminium silicate heat exchanger, and a patented four-sided cooling system to reduce the stress on the heat exchanger.

Compatible with the existing flue range for replacement of older boilers, the line-up also comes with a choice of bespoke accessories, including a large aesthetic pipe cover panel and universal upward piping kit. It features an LCD display as well as quiet operation and can be used alongside a choice of controls, including Glow-worm’s Climastat smart thermostat, which meets Boiler Plus regulations.

For installers working with customers in a low pressure setting, Grohe has introduced several new products to its Bau range. For example, the BauEdge deck mounted bath filler and bath and shower mixer have been designed specifically for vented systems and are suitable for installations with a minimum water pressure of 0.2 bar. The fittings work with other products in the Bau range and also complement a number of Grohe head showers including Rainshower and Tempesta.

The extension of the range also includes new sizing options in the BauEdge and BauLoop tap lines, an all-new BauFlow range of taps in compact designs and new deck-mounted bath fillers and bath and shower mixers.

F range
To reduce time spent on site and minimise call backs, Fernox has reformulated its Cleaner F3, Protector F1 and Protector+ Filter Fluid products. The new formulations are said to have a much higher concentration of the main active ingredients, so a new 500ml bottle or 400ml Express canister within the ‘F’ range can now treat a 130-litre system — up from a 100-litre system previously — 16 radiators, and 250m2 of underfloor systems.

The Protector F1 products and Protector+ Filter Fluid feature improved pH buffering, meaning the occurrence of corrosion formation is significantly reduced in the system. The relaunched ‘F’ range of 500ml liquid and 400ml Express products have also undergone rigorous testing and the inhibitors have been certified by the NSF (BuildCert).

Hand wash units
Consisting of two models, Redring has unveiled a new range of instantaneous electric hand wash units. The portfolio includes a push-button manually operated unit and an auto ‘no touch’ model which features infrared sensing activation technology. The auto model has an automatic 25-30 second timed delivery designed for high care application and hygiene sensitive areas.

The hand wash units are designed to be mounted over basin, providing instant water heating at point of use, with no stored heated water or wasted heat energy. They also feature a separate rotary flow control for seasonal temperature adjustment.

VSH FullFlow Ball Valve
Now available in stainless steel, making it suitable for potable water applications, the VSH FullFlow Ball Valve is part of the firm’s VSH XPress system and features one system and one material to eliminate the risk of damaging galvanic corrosion and condensation.

The FullFlow range combines the valve and fitting into one product and, with no coatings to contaminate potable water, there are said to be no issues regarding drinking water quality. The valve within a fitting is available in ½ to 2inch diameters, making it suitable for small commercial applications and each valve comes in three versions; swivel, press and threaded.

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