Protech Blog

  1. Chronomite Water Heaters

        

    How to choose the best water heater for you

    Hot water heaters are incredibly important, whether it’s for your home or your project.

    Familiar with the full market options, we chose one manufacturer we trust and rely on most: Chronomite.

    Built to last for various commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential applications, we will detail all these reliable hot water heaters that best meet your specific needs.

    As always, this article will include product links for easy shopping. Of course, if you’re interested in bulk pricing, contact us today to learn more.

    Are you ready to meet the water heater exactly right for you? Let’s go.

    Chronomite

    Chronomite Laboratories Inc. has been the innovative leader in instantaneous water heaters since 1966.

    As a leading manufacturer for reliable electric water heaters, Chronomite leads the industry with its wide variety of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential applications.

    The Chronomite water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water at the point of use. By heating water quickly and only when it’s needed, Chronomite water heaters offer water and energy savings, resulting in lower maintenance and operational costs for you.

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  2. Best New Products at Protech for 2022

    Best new products for 2022

    This has been a great year for new products, and we’d love to share our top 5 favorites of 2022!

    In this blog, we’ll detail the product benefits you’ll appreciate most, and we’ll spotlight the manufacturers you should have on your radar.

    As always, we’ll provide product links for quick shopping right on our site. If you’re interested in bulk pricing, contact us today for more details.

    Now, let’s get to this list!


    Speakman Kubos S-2763 Rain Shower Head

    The Speakman Kubos S-2763 Rain Shower Head is designed to genuinely simulate the sensation of a rainstorm. Featuring 100 full-coverage, steady sprays, the Kubos Rain Shower Head “will drench every inch of your existence.” Constructed entirely of brass, the Kubos Rain Shower Head will provide exceptional longevity.

    Speakman has been around a long time. “Way back in 1869, brothers Allen and Joseph Speakman opened up a modest plumbing workshop in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. With a pioneering spirit and an unwavering dedication to craft, the brothers would create the world’s first adjustable shower head, as well as earn over 100 patents for design and innovation,” says their website.

    Need specs or ready to buy? At Protech Products, we have the Speakman Kubos S-2763 Rain Shower Head and other Speakman products you need in our online catalog. If you have any questions, or want to inquire about bulk pricing, please call us at 800-334-9815.

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  3. Safe & Efficient Dryer Venting Products from InoVate

    Meet the latest dryer technology from InOvate

    When it comes to dryer appliance solutions, the market is surprisingly saturated with many options. We’re taking the guesswork out of the search and highlighting the products we (and our customers) trust: the DryerJack®, DryerWallVent®, and the Dryerbox® from InOvate.

    Made in the USA, these products solve the most common dryer-related problems that homeowners face. Built to last (and aesthetically pleasing), we’ll outline the benefits and details of these three unique solutions.

    We’ll also provide product links for quick shopping. If you’re interested in bulk pricing, contact us today to learn more. In the meantime, let’s explore this superior solution for your dryer needs.

    DryerJack®

    Did you know that shorter duct runs, created by venting the dryer straight through the roof, can improve drying efficiency and lessen lint buildup? However, there were no roof terminations that met all the stringent dryer venting requirements. Until now.

    Built in the U.S., DryerJack® is engineered specifically for dryers. They meet or exceed all code requirements and deliver superior airflow efficiency. It’s manufactured with heavy gauge Galvalume® steel and designed for low-profile, airflow-efficient performance. The hood’s wide opening, protected by a patented, curved damper, is cleaning tool accessible and handles the dem

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  4. AquaMotion - The Smarter Hot Water Solution

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    Did you know that while you’re waiting for hot water, a home with five taps can waste up to 15,000 gallons of tempered water? This wasted water doesn’t help your monthly bills or our environment.

    In this blog, we’re sharing a better solution - the AquaMotion recirculation system. Available for every type of installation, hot water tanks or tankless, the AquaMotion system is designed to prevent hot water from getting cold in your hot water lines while not in use.

    We’ll detail how this system works, the many benefits you can expect, how to easily install it, and how to order everything you need today.

    What is AquaMotion?

    “AquaMotion was created with the vision of designing the most energy-efficient, high performance, sustainable circulator line on the market with more benefits and features to meet and exceed customer demands and to compete with the world and US market leaders,” says their website.

    Achieving these goals, its AquaMotion Aqua-Flash™ Recirculation Systems was named 2018 winner of the AHR EXPO 2018 Innovation Award for the Most Innovative Plumbing Product.

    Made in the USA, the AquaMotion product line includes single-speed, three-speed PSC (Permanent Split Capacitor) and variable speed ECM (Electronically Commutated) pumps in cast iron and stainless steel and instant hot water recirculation systems.

    Incorporated in 2002, AquaMotion developed the Green ECO-Cartridge™ design, which is the heart of every circulator and contains all moving parts. This revolutionary design is the only field replaceable and field serviceable cartridge on the market. The design allows for the replacement of the cartridge or by pulling it apart and flushing it and reinstalling it. The flushable cartridge extends the life of the pum

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  5. LABOR SAVER - Josam Retrofit Floor Sink Liners

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    There are two things bacteria love: water and heat. Under these ideal conditions, bacteria will grow exponentially, making any surface in a warm, wet environment a health concern. Consequently, this is why floor drains and floor sinks are now ubiquitous and often mandatory in most commercial settings, including restaurants and food processing plants. However, floor drains don’t last forever. Older drain materials can rust or rot away. When this happens, health inspectors will require a floor drain repair or replacement at the building owner’s expense.

    Many older floor drain covers were made from lower-quality materials that eventually wear out. This reduces the sanitary efficacy of the drain. Eventually, these drains need to be changed, but this process need not be expensive. Instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a costly floor drain renovation, the most cost-effective solution is to use a stainless steel retrofit floor sink liner. 

    Retrofit Floor Sink Liners: Cost Savings Versus Floor Drain Renovation

    There are two routes to fixing a floor sink: renovating the entire drain or using a more cost-effective stainless steel Retrofit Floor Sink Liner. If you choose to renovate a floor sink, your costs could exceed $2,000 for the replacement, depending on factors such as the size of the drain and underlying damage resulting from a delayed repair. That cost includes:

    • Erecting a dust barrier
    • Removal and replacement of tile around the drain area
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  6. 10 Marking and Measuring Tools for 2021

    Inadequate construction work from contractors continues to rank high on the Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) annual Consumer Complaint Survey Report. Even if you’re the most skilled contractor around, poor-quality equipment can diminish the quality of your work. Marking tools and measuring tools are foundational for skilled contractors, especially those who are obsessed with delivering the best end product for customers.

    Whether you’re taking on a new woodworking project, replacing plumbing for a remodel, or taking on a roof repair, marking and measuring tools in carpentry help provide precision to your projects.

    Must-have contractor measuring and marking tools include:

    1. Steel tape measures
    2. Folding wood rulers
    3. Measuring wheels
    4. Depth gauges
    5. Carpenter’s pencils
    6. Carpenter’s chalk
    7. Marking chalk
    8. Chalk line savers
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