Baxi Announces 100% No Lead AB1953 Compliance

July 21, 2009

BAXI, known for high efficiency and eco-friendly products, announces that independent testing shows Baxi boilers are fully compliant with California's AB1953 no lead legislation. The law requires that surfaces in contact with potable water are not to exceed a lead content on 0.25% of the wetted surface.

HT380 Condensing Wall Hung Boiler Baxi Solar Panel

Kliman Sales carries the complete line of BAXI product, including residential and commerical modulating condensing boilers, ranging from 105,000 BTU/hr to 379,000 BTU/hr in output, with energy efficiencies of up to 98% and NOx emissions measured well below 20 ppm for all units.  Baxi packaged solar water heating systems, dual coil storage tanks and European designer high output radiators and towel racks.

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Not all carriers are the same as you will come to find out.  Introducing Mifab's improved MC-10 Fixture Carrier and MC-41 Lavatory Carrier.  In response to plumbers' feedback, Mifab has made modifications to help the plumber in the field, and the specification team during building design.

Mifab's improved fixture carrier.  MC-10

Whirlpool Corporation has a made a design change to all of their 24" built-in and tall tub dishwashers.  The solenoid valve connection is moving from an FIP to a standard male garden hose thread connection.  The water line connection will remain 3/8" compression.  This change affects Whirlpool along with its other brands such as Maytag, Amana, Kitchen Aid, and Jenn Air.

The Double‐Arrow is a frost‐proof wall hydrant with two integral yet
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backflow protection. The first check valve has two check surfaces and
the second check valve has one, for a total of three check surfaces.
The hydrant drains as the handle is shut off. The hydrant meets new
lead‐free regulations.

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In our quest for continued education, Kliman Sales attended a two day intensive training at Marathon International, the North American distributor for Baxi wall hung boilers, located in Toronto Canada.

BrassCraft® has quick and cost effective solutions for Special Finish applications. These finishes include Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass and Polished Nickel, as well as White and Stainless Steel finishes.
No special orders are required! Products are in stock and ready to ship at BrassCraft's various distribution centers.
Please contact your local sales manager for more information.

Seattle Housing Authority has announced their affordable housing units, furnished with Baxi Luna combination heating and domenstic hot water boilers, are using 37% less fuel than houses in a similar Seattle housing redevelopment project using a different hydronic heating solution. An independent study shows the Housing Authority will enjoy continued fuel consumption and utility bill savings as utility rates increase. In addition, return on investment will continue to grow after deducting new conservation incentives offered by utility and government agencies.

Baxi now offers chemical water treatment products from Sentinel, designed to clean, protect, and prolong the life of residnetial hydronic heating solutions.                            

A leading European water treatment specialist, Sentinel cleaning and inhibitor concentrates eliminate the risk of premature wear of a boiler's heat exchanger, valves, pump and pipe work.  Sentinel products can also save radiators that are clogged wtih scale and black magnetite sludge, and allow a system to operate at optimum efficiency levels.

BAXI, known for high efficiency and eco-friendly products, announces that independent testing shows Baxi boilers are fully compliant with California's AB1953 no lead legislation. The law requires that surfaces in contact with potable water are not to exceed a lead content on 0.25% of the wetted surface.

Go Green with MIFAB rooftop pipe support solutions. The patented C-Port System is a comprehensive line of rooftop support solutions made from 100% recycled tires! This system includes gas and refrigeration pipe supports, sleepers, and more.


BrassCraft, the leader in innovation, quality, and customer service with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the US, is proud to announce that we will launch a complete line of products that complies with the new legislation in California (AB1953) and Vermont (Act 193).  We have been working on a solution for this anticipated change since 2007.

An Explanation of the Legislation

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Today, there are new ways to improve water efficiency, hygiene AND lower plumbing maintenance costs. By providing a total package of restroom solutions to achieve your efficiency goals, Sloan Valve Company has met the challenge.

The ASPE Board meeting and preparation for the event started the evening. Guests began arriving at 5:00 to enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and mingling. Dinner was serve at 6:00. The traditional ASPE raffle took place as fun over desert before our attention turned to the presentation of the evening: a forum-style discussion of AB-1953, the lower-lead requirement for plumbing products delivering potable water going into effect January 1, 2010.