Anvil® International: HVAC Hook-Up Kits
January 21, 2013
The Gruvlok® KNX Series hydronic hook-up kits integrate the typical 54 components required to connect piping to hydronic heating or chiller system equipment into a pre-engineered, pre-assembled, and pre-tested kit of only four components, saving up to 80 percent on labor compared to traditional connection methods, claims the manufacturer. The kits offer contractors the ability to use one job-specific kit instead of purchasing various parts from different suppliers, resulting in less labor and less risk of using the wrong product on the job. These kits ensure the correct components are installed at the correct location in the system. According to the company, on average, each kit saves 3.5 hours of labor, which equates to approximately $200 in cost savings per kit, thus providing contractors with better options for controlling the cost on the job and virtually eliminating engineering/compatibility verification effort and issues. The kits are available in connection sizes from ½ to 2 inches and are configured to the system designer’s specifications, streamlining the ordering process for contractors.