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Taco has announced the launch of a new batch of FI and CI pumps that meet DOE 2020 compliance mandates. Below are links to the new data sheets for the FI/CI 1507D, 2506D, & 5009D models. If you have any questions regarding these pumps, please give us a call at 800-355-7061.

1507D Submittal Data Sheets
2506D Submittal Data Sheets
5009D Submittal Data Sheets

At Mechanical Equipment, we make an effort to carry the products that our customers need while at the same time, the products that fit into our complete hydronic package. Since adding boilers to our product list, we felt that the accessory steam and hot water products used with boilers, would also benefit our customers, so we added the Sterling / Sterlco steam specialty product line.

Sterlco Steam Control Products

Sterling / Sterlco manufacturers a very high quality line of steam and hot water accessories such as:

  • High Pressure Thermostatic Traps
  • All sizes and types of F&T Traps
  • All sizes and types of boiler-feed pumps and systems
  • Steam Temperature Control valves
  • Inverted Bucket Traps
  • All sizes and types of condensate pumps and tanks

They are located just outside of Milwaukee, in New Berlin Wisconsin, with over 100 years in business. We’ve sold quite a bit of Sterlco product since we signed them on, and we haven’t had a single issue with any aspect of the product whatsoever!

Sterlco Steam Control Products
Most recently, we were contacted by United Airlines with a request for us to furnish two new Sterlco boiler feed systems at 1,000 gallons each, for better consistency and reliability. They were ecstatic with the results!

The biggest reason we chose to represent Sterlco, was their high quality line of boiler feed and condensate pumps. They are made with a 3450 RPM motor, to assure maximum efficiency while maintaining minimum motor horsepower. Available in a wide range of sizes, they are AMERICAN MADE with options that will meet or exceed your needs.

The new K Series 2’ low NPSH Pump is designed to pump hot condensate up to +212° F, on elevated tank units. If (or more likely “when”) a steam trap fails in the system, this unit continues to operate up to 12° higher than standard units. The added inducer increases vapor pressure and prevents the whole system failing due to pump cavitation. Stainless steel construction on the impeller and inducer, lengthens the life of the pump and offers supreme corrosion resistance. The K Series pump is energy efficient and will reduce total cost as well. It is engineered to fit / retro-fit current Sterlco boiler feed and condensate units, and is also a drop in replacement for other brands as well.

We stock most of these items year-round, so we can get them to you quickly. Give us a call today at 800-355-7061 to learn more about Sterlco’ s Steam Control Systems or any of our other great products.

Nexus Valve just released this video which demonstrates the installation process for the NexPress crimp piping connection system engineered for hydronic HVAC systems. It’s a little over a minute long but we think you’ll find the information valuable.

Let us know if you have any additional questions on installation or on the NexPress crimp piping connection system in general. We’re happy to answer any questions. You can reach us at 800-355-7061.

Nexus Valve has announced the addition of the HLA UltraFlex™ hose NexLok union adapter. This hose adapter can handle 250 psi of water pressure and temperatures of 32 – 200 degrees.

Made of solid brass, these adapters provide superior connectivity between Nexus UltraFlex female swivel hose ends and NPT pipe fittings or copper tubing. The UltraFlex hose end, where the hose adapters can be threaded in, has swivel fitting with NPSH (straight pipe) threads and gasket.

All threaded ends (including NPT) have faces that are machined true and flat for maximum sealing performance against gaskets.

Available in 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ sizes.

Call us for more information or learn more here. 

Mechanical Equipment is offering a 15% discount on our Patterson-Kelley Annual Maintenance Kits (part #BP-0000-0345 ). This special offer will be applied to maintenance kits orders starting October 16th, 2017 through October 31st, 2017.

As we approach winter, the importance of annual maintenance will help ensure optimal performance of your Patterson-Kelley Boilers and frankly, all of your equipment. Annual maintenance work provides your company with additional service revenue, gives you an opportunity to get in front of your customers again, and keeps them happy with superior service.

To learn more about our Patterson-Kelley Annual Maintenance Kits, just contact Dean in our office at 800-355-7061.

Nexus Valve has launched a new product, the Flamco Pressure Step Deaerator (PSD) and we’ve got it for you.

A new and innovative tool, the unit utilizes vacuum technology to deaerate entrained air in hot or chilled water hydronics systems.

The compact design allows the PSD to be installed in almost any mechanical situation. The PSD is an efficient low-power consumption unit requiring only 110v and 3 amps to run, and is easy to program through simple LED readout controls.

Key Features

  • Password protection for parameter entry
  • Pressure settings in 1 PSI increments
  • Service reminder option (12 months)
  • Pump exercising option (2 second pulse if inactive for 60 days)
  • Event logging for pump start, pump run hours counter, electrical
  • Interruption and common alarm
  • Auxilary contacts for common fault
  • Pump fault, pressure transducer
  • Vacuum deaerating, turbo and normal interval modes
  • Pump inlet strainer and pump check valve
  • Glycol mixture up to 50%
  • Vacuum cylinder
  • Adjustable diff erential
  • MODBUS and RS485 connectivity
  • Will deaerate system volumes up to 39,625 gallons
  • Two year warranty

If you are interested in learning more about this product, download the brochure or give us a call at 800-355-7061. We’re happy to answer any of your questions or help design a system for your client.

We wanted to share a case story with you that involved one of the popular product lines we carry, Nexus Valves. We hope sharing this case story of how they solved a noise issue at a local University will give you some ideas on solutions your can provide your clients.

Recently Nexus Valve and one of their manufacturers’ representatives, Faco, were highlighted in HVAC/P magazine for a project that used the Dynamic, a combined pressure independent flow limiter and control valve, to solve a noise issue at a local university. The Dynamic, along with custom valve packages, were combined with the NexLok push-fit connection system to provide a fast, clean installation for the partnered contractors.

In the case story, you’ll see that Ball State University had an opportunity to renovate one of its popular residence halls,which is an eight-story building housing 450 students and features a computer lab, fitness room, lounge area, and laundry rooms. The building was 46 years old and residents were complaining of loud noise associated with the water pressure.

The University turned to Nexus Valve for a solution with the issue. Nexus Valve brought in their local manufacturer’s representative Faco to help solve the challenge and use this project as a training opportunity for their Dynamic Valves.

The result was to suggest a pressure independent control valve combined with a thermal motoric actuator to keep constant water pressure,which significantly reduces the noise level.

Not only did the solution they designed using the Nexus Valve system solve the noise problem, but when it was combined with new technology, the tool-less industrial strength Nex-Lok push-fit connection system, it allowed for a fast, clean installation that avoided damages in tight spaces. In fact, overall the contractor felt it ended up being an 80% faster install. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Want to read more about this case story? Click here and go to page 30 of the HVAC/P magazine.

To learn more about the Nexus Valves Dynamic valves/ Nex-Lok solution and how it could help make your next project more efficient and effective, give us a call at 800-355-7061.

Have a case story of how you were able to solve a customer challenge using our products? We’d love to feature it on our blog. Shoot us an email at sales@buymeinc.com to get the ball rolling.

We are proud to announce that we are the new Kelvion Heat Exchanger representatives in Chicago and downstate Illinois.

Kelvion has a wide variety of plate and frame heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers, finned tube heat exchangers, modular cooling tower systems, and refrigeration heat exchangers.

As successor to the GEA Heat Exchangers Group, they continue to break new ground, making discerning customers more successful than ever with their integrated heat exchanger solutions.

While our line of Taco Heat Exchangers will continue to be our main offering, we are now able to fill the unique applications that only Kelvion serves, including AHRI certified requirements.

Give us a shot at your next project and let us impress you with the quality and economic solutions that only Mechanical Equipment can offer! Call today at 800-355-7061.


We were thrilled to learn that Mechanical Equipment earned two awards at the Nexus National Sales meeting February 28th, 2017.

Nexus honored us once again with the coveted “Outstanding Achievement Award” for sales in 2016. In addition to that award, we were also chosen to receive the brand new “Pacesetter” award for outstanding leadership and sales in excess of one-million dollars of Nexus Products.

We are honored to represent such a fine product and company. The people at Nexus are friendly, professional and supportive. They truly make our job as a Manufacturer’s Representative easier!

Nexus continues to introduce new products every single year and it’s no surprise they are the number one flow-control valve company in America. They are now owned by Aalberts Industries, which opens the doors to many other new products to serve our industry and most importantly, our customers.

We now offer the new NexLock system of connections for copper and poly piping, rated to 250psi. Push-in and go, it’s as simple as that!

Watch for future additions such as temperature control valves, manifolds for chilled beams, sail panels, etc. and many more. Mechanical Equipment sells more combination coil packs than anyone in Illinois, and we keep a complete inventory for immediate delivery, so give us a call at 800-355-7061 and let us supply your next project.

Mechanical Equipment is proud to announce that we are the new Sterlco representatives in Chicago and downstate Illinois for their hot water system steam control products.

Sterlco is a well recognized name in steam control and many other hot water system product applications. By adding them to our Product Line Card, we can now offer you steam traps of all types and sizes – float & thermostatic, bucket, inverted bucket thermostatic, etc. We offer boiler-feed systems, tanks condensate receivers, condensate pumps, radiator valves, centrifugal pumps, any steam or hot water accessory needed for your boiler room.

We carry many Sterlco items in stock here at Mechanical Equipment in Island Lake or at the facility in New Berlin Wisconsin, so we’re able to meet the most demanding schedules, getting you the equipment you need when you need it.

Give us a call at 800-355-7061 for your hot water system application and let us show you the best service in town, along with the finest quality product options!