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Plumbing & Electrical

  • E-Treat Water Conditioning System Water Softener

    Instead of salt, the E-Treat Water Conditioning System uses “anti-scale media” to convert calcium ions to tiny crystals that can’t attach to surfaces and become scale deposits.

     
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    SpliceLine In-Line Wire Connector

    With Ideal’s SpliceLine in-line wire connector, you can make a butt splice with no twisting or crimping.

     
  • Performance LED Lamps - Require 10 Percent of the Energy

    Feit Electric’s Performance LED lamps come in many sizes and require only 10 percent of the energy needed by comparable incandescents, says the maker.

     
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    Quick Drain USA Trench Drain

    Quick Drain’s new Pro Line linear trench drain fits a wider range of finished floor thicknesses than the company’s previous offerings and comes in more designs and sizes.

     
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    Greenlee Quick Connect Flexible Installation Kit

    Electricians use long, flexible drill bits to make holes in hard-to-reach places — to bore through a row of joists from a ceiling box, for example, while leaving the drywall undisturbed.

     
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    Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander

    Porter-Cable's 390K 5-inch random orbit sander has a powerful variable-speed brushless motor and delivers consistently fine sanding results.

     
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    Klein Tools Bent Nose Romex Cable Strippers

    Klein's Bent Nose Romex Cable Strippers have a 90-degree angled nose designed to get them into tight spots.

     
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    Ideal Industries Sir Nickless Cable Cutter

    One challenge with armored cable is that it can be hard to cut the armor without nicking the wires inside, which is why cable manufacturers recommend using a rotary cutter designed specifically for this cable type.

     
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    Milwaukee Clamp Meter

    Clamp meters let electricians measure current in a live wire without stripping the insulation or touching the conductor, but the calculator-like display can be hard to read in dark basements or outside in the sun.

     
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    DeWalt DWD460 Stud and Joist Drill

    Every plumber has a tale about being beat up by his right-angle drill, so any model that improves user safety is worth a look.

     
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    Associated Electric Products Wire Wheel Cable Dispenser

     
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    Products

    Noise-muffling floor underlayment; dramatic roof windows; natural-looking composite siding; manufactured moment frame; more

     
  • Fall 2008 LED Supplement

    Fall 2008 LED Supplement

     
 
 
 
 
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