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Simplify Shower Installation with Leak-Proof Tileable Shower Bases

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american standard tileable shower base panThe new line of patented Tile Redi shower bases, now available from American Standard, help make contractor installation of full tile showers fast, easy, and virtually foolproof. This collection of tileable shower base pans can be installed and tiled the same day to save time, money, and practically eliminate the need for construction delays. Tile or stone can be applied directly to the base surface, and the shower pans also include an integrated 2-inch PVC drain, an adjustable stainless steel drain plate, and tile setting materials.

Available in a wide variety of curb options and drain configurations, this new offering of tile shower bases makes it easy to customize a shower to almost any specifications. Curb options include single curb, double curb, triple curb, and barrier free.

For more information on this announcement, view the complete press release or email us.

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Hide Grab Bars in Plain Sight with Stylish New Bath Accessories

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american standard universal design bath accessoriesIt’s easy to incorporate universal design elements into even the most stylish modern bathroom with the new Invisia Collection of dual-purpose bathroom grab bars and shower seats from American Standard. Featuring graceful shapes and attractive designer finishes, the new bath and shower accessories offer accessibility and convenience combined with appealing decorative styling.

Bathroom grab bars are disguised as decorative flourishes on bathroom accessories such as a wall-mounted soap dish and a toilet roll holder, providing the support that is needed without lending an institutional appearance. With multiple points of wall contact, every piece in the Invisia Collection provides maximum support to help physically challenged users feel secure and confident.

For more information on this announcement, view the complete press release or email us.


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Surprisingly Affordable Luxury with New Freestanding Tub from American Standard

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cadet-freestanding-tub-american-standardThe new Cadet freestanding bathtub from American Standard makes building a beautiful luxury bathroom more affordable than ever. This sleek, attractive tub is available for a competitively priced $1,750 (suggested list price), which also includes a contemporary styled tub filler, a convenient hand spray, and the drain assembly.

Offering the comfort of a luxurious, freestanding soaking tub without the price tag, the Cadet tub is a perfect option for new homes or for a bathroom remodeling update. The Cadet freestanding soaking tub is also built to last, with high-gloss, acrylic-capped ABS construction for a scratch-resistant shine and lasting durability.

For more information on the new Cadet freestanding tub, view the complete press release or email us.

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Superior Performance and Water Savings with New Bedpan Washers from American Standard

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A new offering of bedpan washer diverters for flush valves from American Standard makes it easy to specify a complete package of high performance, low maintenance products for hospital rooms.

The bedpan washer works by diverting a portion of the flush valve’s water volume to the spray head. It can effectively operate with as little as 1.28 gallons of water per flush, when combined with a high efficiency American Standard piston-operated flush valve.

Well-engineered construction elements are incorporated into the design of the diverter valves, offering clean and convenient operation. These new bedpan washer diverters complete the suite of American Standard products suitable for use in hospital rooms. This allows hospital specifiers and facility engineers to incorporate a complete package of American Standard faucets and flush valves into healthcare plans.

For more information on the new bedpan washer diverters, view the complete press release or email us.

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New Bathtub Adds More Bathing Room in Standard Footprint

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Enjoy the feeling of an extra-large luxury tub and shower without sacrificing space in your bathroom with the new Saver bathtub with integral apron from American Standard.

The curved front apron creates a roomy space to bathe, while the tapered design and straight bottom edge allows for bathtub replacement in the space of any standard alcove tub. Designed to fit into a standard 5 feet by 30 inch alcove, the bathtub offers a floor to deck tub depth of 17 inches with a generous back rest for additional comfort.

The Saver tub and optional matching shower surround and curved glass shower door are now available at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide.

For more information on the new Saver bathtub, view the complete press release or email us.

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New Thermostatic Shower Valves Integrate Diverter, Making Shower Systems Easier to Use and Install

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New sleek and stylish two-handle thermostatic shower valves are now available from American Standard, offering built-in diverters to make shower systems easier to use, less expensive to install, and more water efficient.

The new valves are available with two-way and three-way diverters — adding to the existing one-way outlet model — making them more economical to install than conventional two-handle thermostatic shower valves that require separate diverter valves. Plus, there is no shared function between outlets — channeling water flow between showerhead, hand-held device and/or body sprays — in compliance with water-saving shower codes being adopted nationwide.

For more information on the new thermostatic shower valves from American Standard, view the press release or email us.

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Noritz NRC661 Tankless Water Heater Delivers High Performance, Lower Installation Costs

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The NRC661 (left) measures approximately 14 inches x 24 inches x 6 inches, allowing it to fit neatly into small spaces, such as a closet.

The ENERGY STAR®-rated NRC661 from Noritz America makes choosing a high-efficiency, tankless water heater for the home more affordable than ever, especially when replacing a storage-tank-type unit.

Featuring the same energy-saving condensing technology as the rest of the Noritz eco-TOUGH™ Series of gas-fired residential tankless water heaters, the NRC661 has an Energy Factor of 0.91 for natural gas and 0.93 for LP. These ratings are nearly 10 points higher than that of a comparably sized, conventional tankless unit, and approximately 30 points higher than a standard, tank-type gas-fired water heater.

Half-inch gas connection: But the bigger news is that the market’s smallest condensing tankless water heater can deliver 6.6 gallons per minute, with a maximum input of 120,000 BTU per hour (BTUh), using a half-inch gas line up to 120 feet in length. A new, more accurate interpretation of the National Fuel Gas Code permits the use of the smaller-diameter gas piping for inputs up to 174,000 BTUh, as long as the water column pressure at the inlet of the unit is a minimum eight inches.

“We expect the NRC661 to challenge the conventional thinking that switching from tank to tankless water heating is unavoidably difficult and expensive,” says Noritz marketing manager Jason Fleming. “The new unit will not only carry a lower price point than our other condensing models, but its ability to use a half-inch gas connection will eliminate the need to up-size to a 3/4-inch run in replacement situations. That, in turn, should cut installation labor in half, resulting in a reduced installed cost to the homeowner.”

For more information on the NRC661-DV and NRC661-OD condensing tankless water heaters, visit the new “Quality Meets Value” microsite at For a full press release and hi-res images, visit

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Grundfos Holds Executive News Briefing to Launch New Product

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Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos unveiled the world’s most energy-efficient circulator at an executive news briefing held January 28 at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR-EXPO) in Dallas.   View a video of the event here.

The news briefing attracted more than 17 editors representing 19 trade publications, which resulted in significant media coverage, including the front page of the trade show’s daily newspaper.

“We truly believe the MAGNA3 will define the industry,” Grundfos president Dennis Wierzbicki said. It offers greater efficiency, reliability, flexibility and more functionality.”

Following the public launch, O’Reilly-DePalma coordinated seven one-on-one media interviews with senior leadership, so that each editor could have private access to top management, as well as a personalized introduction to the new product.

Jes Munk Hansen, president of Grundfos North America, opened the morning press conference by noting, “Today we will be introducing much more than a product; we are introducing technology that will set new standards for the entire pump industry and meet the market’s demands for efficiency, intelligence and sustainability.”

In fact, the new MAGNA3 will consume 20 to 40 percent less energy than most models in the current MAGNA line, already a best-in-class, high-efficiency circulator.

O’Reilly-DePalma coordinated the executive news briefing as well as one-on-one media interviews with senior company leadership.

Grundfos is the only manufacturer to offer a variable-speed, electronically commutated motor (ECM)-based circulator that uses an integrated logic algorithm to “learn” the varying energy-usage patterns of an application over time, enabling the software to automatically determine the lowest possible operating efficiency point to meet ever-changing demand.

By continuously fine-tuning power consumption and flow rates to meet the dynamic needs of the system, this AUTOADAPT function saves both energy and money.

The AUTOADAPT function is so powerful that eight out of every 10 installations can rely on this feature to automatically select the optimal setting, with no additional human intervention. For the installer, that simply means plug and play and walk away.

Grundfos has dramatically improved the pump’s range by increasing the maximum head to almost 60 feet and the maximum flow to approximately 570 gallons per minute. And with more than 35 single and twin circulators in cast iron or stainless steel, MAGNA3 is the solution for a wide range of commercial and domestic application: heating, cooling and air-conditioning, domestic hot water, ground source heat pump, and solar heating.

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“No Sweat” Toilet from American Standard Offers Exclusive Tank Liner, No-Tools Installation

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With product features galore and competitive pricing to boot, Eljer introduces two new Titan toilets with Moisture Guard, available exclusively at Menards. Both models feature the exclusive Eljer Moisture Guard insulated tank liner, which significantly reduces the unsightly occurrence of tank sweating, keeping the new Titan toilets fresher and more attractive.

The new offering also includes the industry’s largest 2 3/8″ trapway and 4″ accelerator flush valve to give maximum, clog-resisting power to every flush. For easy maintenance, the Titan toilet models feature the permanent EverClean antimicrobial surface that inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew on the surface, making them stay cleaner longer

For more information on this announcement, view the complete press release for the Titan Toilets with Moisture Guard or email us.

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Smart and Stylish American Standard Faucets Now Available at Menards

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American Standard bath and kitchen faucets ? known for attractive styling, affordable pricing, and easy installation ? are now available at Menards. Coordinated collections of bathroom faucets and tub/shower trim sets, offered in a wide array of finishes, make it easy to update the look of any bathroom without breaking the bank.

The American Standard bath faucet collections feature smart details for simplified installation and a water saving 1.5 gallon per minute flow rate. Like all American Standard faucets, both the kitchen and bath faucet collections are worry-free, drip-free and built to last. Each faucet is equipped with washerless ceramic disc valves for a lifetime of reliable, water-saving performance, and are covered by a limited lifetime warranty on both function and finish.

For more information on this announcement, view the complete press release for the American Standard faucets now available at Menards or email us.

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