Streamline New Construction with the RWC Family of Brands
In today’s construction landscape, skilled labor is scarce, and optimized resources are crucial to your success. If you have ever installed plumbing in new construction, it’s likely you’ve experienced project delays due to unseen circumstances such as weather, scheduling conflicts and lack of available workers with the skills needed for the job. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to alleviate many of these challenges, starting with the products you use.
RWC solutions can make your plumbing installations in new construction more efficient with products that include easy-to-install push to connect fittings and valves, PEX pipe, complete firestop solutions, and DWV testing systems, water usage monitors and more. Here’s an overview of how RWC brands work together, saving you considerable labor and expense on new construction applications.
Pipe & Fittings
SharkBite plumbing systems are RWC’s complete line of PEX pipe and fittings. For new construction, SharkBite PEX is often used as a flexible, easily installed alternative to copper or CPVC. Additionally, SharkBite EvoPEX™ is an ideal fitting system for new construction PEX pipe applications. Customers note that the EvoPEX green visual indicator is a helpful feature because it ensures a proper connection, without the need for special equipment like crimp tools, glue or a torch torches. RWC Product Manager, Michael Kornegay says the first thing customers notice is the labor savings that EvoPEX offers. “Customers see that the no-tools aspect of EvoPEX pays for itself when it comes to labor. All you need is the SharkBite PEX pipe and the [EvoPEX] fitting.” He adds, “When contractors convert to our PEX pipe and fitting systems, we show them a comparison of materials and labor before and after so they can really see the difference.” In fact, compared to one of our larger competitors, you can expect an average of about 30% labor savings when you use the EvoPEX system.
Firestop, DWV Testing & Supports
HoldRite offers a full line of engineered solutions that are compatible with other RWC products, and helpful in a number of new construction applications. For example, you can install HoldRite Silencer acoustic isolation pipe clamps for noise reduction in a new or existing plumbing system. When UL Listed cast-in-place firestop solutions are required, HoldRite HydroFlame Pro Series Telescoping Sleeves are an ideal way to save time by eliminating the need to cut sleeves onsite To complete any other firestop needs, use HoldRite’s new line of HydroFlame Sealants, including firestop and acoustic sealants, intumescent wrap strips, pipe collars and putty pads to protect your firestop sleeves. When it comes to DWV testing, installing the versatile HoldRite TestRite Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) testing system on any building will make the job quick and keep your job sites safe and dry.
One of the most common ways we’ve seen contractors using HoldRite products on new construction is when they need brackets to support pipe and stub outs. Traditionally, contractors often must rush around a construction site to find and cut wood to create a makeshift stub-out support. Unfortunately, this takes time away from productivity on the job. With HoldRite Stout Brackets, that need is eliminated. HoldRite Stout Brackets are manufactured to support your stub outs out of the box, so installation is simple and fast.
Valves & Water Monitors
Cash Acme valves are designed for a variety of purposes, from regulating water flow, to relieving excessive pressure and temperature. Cash Acme valves can be seamlessly incorporated into your new construction application with SharkBite Connections. In new construction applications for larger commercial venues like stadiums, or office buildings, the Cash Acme HG135 point-of-use mixing valve even offers your customers protection from scalding.
If you’re working on residential new construction, consider installing the StreamLabs Smart Home Water Monitor for your customers’ peace of mind. This monitor installs easily behind the wall, and features 24/7 real time whole-house water usage monitoring, including leak detection, temperature sensor with freeze alerts sent directly to the homeowner’s mobile device.