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WHEELER-REX Hot Tap Kits

In the waterworks industry, having a handy and effective way to cut pipe is a necessity. With a Hot Tap Kit, you can add a new water line with minimal interference from the rest of the system. No more shutting down the entire street when you need to perform professional pipe services as a contractor or municipal worker. When you choose the WHEELER-REX Hot Tap Kits, you also gain convenience. Learn more about how our Hot Tap Kits can benefit you below.

Our Hot Tap Kits

WHEELER-REX offers nine Hot Tap Kits. Each of the kits features a hot tapping system designed for steel, copper pipe, cast iron, ductile iron, and plastic pipe. The kits are well-made using the highest grade materials and feature a premium design. In fact, WHEELER-REX has 60 years of experience in manufacturing this type of tool. The company understands what pipe professionals need in hot tapping systems, and provides a line of products that fulfill that need.

The kits are made to last and to perform within 250 pounds per square inch of pressure. At the same time, you don’t have to go through a great deal of manual labor to get the hot tapping tools to work. The WHEELER-REX kits for hot tapping are hand-operated for one person to do with ease. The system is designed to drill holes with very little energy or effort.

Using a Hot Tap Kit

You are also relieved of having to figure out how to conduct the process of adding a new water line on your own. With the hot tapping systems, everything is included for an easy-to-understand process. Each of the high-quality hot tapping kits is designed for professional grade water line maintenance, repairs, and service. You get everything you need in a heavy-duty case that ensures everything will be within arm’s reach when you are ready to use it.

It is the ideal system for pipe professionals in the plumbing industry. You will want to have at least one of the hot tap kits by WHEELER-REX on hand. You don’t have to go through a great deal of manual labor to get the hot tapping tools to work. You will appreciate being prepared for those difficult, emergency jobs that require a new water line.

Available Hot Tap Kits

There are nine different Hot Tap Kits in the WHEELER-REX line-up. Each kit is specifically designed to cut a particular material. Check out the different hot tap kits to find the solution that best suits your needs:

  • Model 8100 features 1″ NPT adapters and is used for steel and copper pipe; geared at the fire department industry
  • Model 8200 offers 1″ CTS flare adapters for cutting steel and copper
  • Model 8201 also features 1″ CTS flare adapters for cutting plastic pipe
  • Model 8202 is more extensive in sizing and used for large arbor assembly plastic pipe
  • Model 8203 specializes in cutting ductile and cast iron, featuring cutter shells and flare adapters
  • Model 8204 is used for ductile and cast iron including large arbor assembly
  • Model 8205 cuts through plastic, ductile iron, and cast iron using flare adapters and shell cutters
  • Model 8206 is the most conclusive kit; see below
  • Model 8300 cuts steel and copper pipe with BSPT adapters and HSS cutters

 

Meet Model 8206

The most popular hot tap kit by WHEELER-REX is Model 8206. It’s the most complete kit for ductile iron and plastic pipework. However, each kit is designed to fully provide hot tapping solutions.

Choose Your Hot Tap Kit Today

Learn more about how to find your hot water tapping kit today by contacting WHEELER-REX.

WHEELER-REX Tubing Cutter
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3 Benefits of Choosing the WHEELER-REX Tubing Cutter for Contractors

As a contractor, your time is money. The quicker you can complete a task, the faster your customers are satisfied and you get paid. Certain tools, technology, and equipment suits this purpose including the WHEELER-REX Model 4992 Tubing Cutter. Industry professionals agree that this tubing cutter gets the job done while offering you additional benefits. Learn more about the reasons why you want to add this tube cutter to your toolbox today.

Close Quarters Cutter

Most of the time you need to cut pipe that you cannot reach easily. Instead of breaking down or taking apart unnecessary elements, grab the WHEELER-REX Tube Cutter. Designed for close quarters cutting, you can easily slip into small spaces when using this innovative cutting device. It is adjustable and ready to get into those tight quarters.

For contractors and businesses interested in shaving off valuable time on service calls, this tube cutter is hands down a must-have tool. You need minimal clearance and workspace when using this handy device. Check out our video to learn more about the WHEELER-REX Tubing Cutter and to see it in action.

Flexibility and Capabilities

Choosing a pipe cutting device starts with considering the size of piping you typically deal with most often. Opt for a tubing cutter that is going to give you the greatest reach, quite literally. When you select WHEELER-REX Model 4992 Tube Cutter you can cut any pipe with a diameter measuring between 1/4 to 2 3/8 inches. This covers most of your standard size tubing and pipe that you will encounter in the workplace.

In addition, this pipe cutting tool is capable of cutting apart plastic tubing and non-ferrous pipe. Traps and tailpieces associated with pipe cutting can also be cut efficiently using the WHEELER-REX Tube Cutter. No more stopping and switching tools just to accommodate an odd size pipe or tubing. Our top-rated tubing cutter covers most all of your pipe cutting needs. Along with cutting plastic tubing, the cutter can just as easily slice through a copper pipe.

Reduce Waste

In the construction and contractor sectors, one of the biggest losses comes in the form of construction waste. According to Construction Dive, the amount of construction waste around the world is set to double by 2025 to 2.2 billion tons. In addition to becoming an environmental issue, all of this waste costs contractors money. Construction waste is the result of mistakes wastes perfectly usable materials and jeopardizes the number of natural resources we have remaining on the planet.

Do you want to spend time and money fixing your own mistakes due to improper tube cutting equipment? Very few contractors do. This is where the WHEELER-REX Tube Cutter saves a substantial amount. By using this tube cutter you can potentially avoid costly contracting errors. At the same time, your contracting firm is on trend with providing sustainability in the construction industry. If your company is interested in taking a green approach to business, this is a perfect opportunity to sell that concept to your customers.

Choose Pipe Cutters Today

As you shop around for the best pipe cutters on the market, look no further than WHEELER-REX Model 4992 Tube Cutter. This redesigned tube cutting device is made to handle pipe cutting for all of your contracting jobs. No more sawing pipe or tubing. No more loose joints due to excessive manual labor. Save time and money while making your job a lot easier. Contact WHEELER-REX or call 1-800-321-7950 to buy now. More than 80,000 units of this tubing cutter have already been purchased. Buy your tubing cutter today!

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Is Your Plumbing Website Working For You Or Against You?

Having a website is like having a cellphone, without one it’s hard to live your life, let alone successfully run a business. However, in an age where 90 percent of consumers read online reviews before deciding to use a company’s products or services, and 93 percent never look beyond the first page of search engine results, a website must do more than simply exist. In order to attract consumers, build brand loyalty, and grow your business, your website needs to have a few key attributes.

4 Must-Have Plumbing Website Features
Almost every home or office will have to call a plumber at least once a year. To find the best plumber, the majority of consumers will turn to a quick Internet search. Upon visiting a website the consumer will decide in less than nine seconds if they want to learn more or visit a different site. When first impressions mean getting the call for a new job or watching your competitors take all of the new clients, it’s vital that your plumbing website works for you, not against you. If you want your website to be more than a URL, then you’ll need to use the following four features to attract customers and build your business.

  1. Clearly listed services. — New customers are typically calling about specific services. As such, your website needs to provide a bulleted list of your services along with a brief description and a linked contact us call to action. By listing your services and a small description you can optimize each page for certain keywords. For example, under the Residential Services page you might discuss clogged drains, frozen pipes, sewer system repairs, water lines, sump pumps, and plumbing maintenance. Remember that 93 percent of consumers won’t look past the first page of search engine results, which means that the right keywords and SEO best practicesneed to be used if you want to reach the top results.

 

  1. Links to products. — Does your plumbing company use certain products? Does your team specialize in working with certain brands? If you answered yes to these questions, then you need to include descriptions and links to these products or brands. A customer wouldn’t take their Porsche to a mechanic who specializes in Hondas, so why would they use a plumber who doesn’t specialize in repairing their Miele, G.E., Wolf, Samsung, Maytag, etc.? In addition to mentioning your team’s specialties you should also let customers know that your plumbing company only uses the highest quality tools and materials, such as those provided by WHEELER-REX.

 

  1. A blog with helpful articles. — It’s not enough to simply state that your plumbing company is “the best,” or “incredibly knowledgeable,” or “dedicated to high quality work,” instead, you must show these attributes. A blog is a great way to establish your status as an industry expert. Whether you want to discuss the dangers of DIY plumbing on leaky pipes or create an infographic that showcases the warning signs of a faulty furnace, a blog is a great way to show future customers that your team is truly the number one choice.

 

  1. The right mobile friendly layout. — Over 60 percent of online searches are conducted from smartphones or tablet devices. Simply put, your website is working against you if it is not mobile friendly. To make your website mobile friendly, make sure that the content is easy to read, paragraphs are written in manageable sizes, graphics and photos load quickly, embedded links are easy to find, and contact information is prominently displayed. When people are on-the-go they don’t want to spend precious minutes searching for information. Instead, they want to open your site, see that you offer the desired residential or commercial plumbing services, and click on an embedded contact us phone link to call to make an appointment.

 

Make Your Plumbing Website More Than A Page On The Screen
A plumbing website doesn’t have to be filled with fancy graphics to be effective. It doesn’t have to contain pages of information to be informative. Instead, if you want your website to work for you, then it needs to clearly list your services with an appropriate call to action, include links to high quality products, feature a blog with useful (and up-to-date) articles, and be mobile friendly. Through these four features you can increase the effectiveness of your plumbing website as you look to find new customers, increase brand loyalty, and successfully grow your business.

 

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Growing Your Plumbing Business Starts With Reliable Tools

Growing a plumbing business is hard work. Competition is fierce, and in an age of DIY home improvement projects, far too often people think that they can resolve their plumbing issues only to discover that they have made things far worse. Fortunately, for every DIY mishap there is a business opportunity to provide exceptional service.

4 Tips To Grow Your Plumbing Business
From email marketing to word of mouth referrals, there are several steps that you can take to start growing your plumbing business.

  1. Use Reliable Tools.  Growing any business starts with the right tools, and plumbing isn’t an exception. You can’t expect to exceed a customer’s expectations, or to resolve their plumbing issues, if you are using faulty tools. From your pipe cutters to your crimping tools, every single item in your truck and toolbox needs to be the highest quality. WHEELER-REX offers the best pipe tools in the business to help you grow your plumbing company into a local or national force to be reckoned with. Whether you focus on large commercial jobs, want to become the go-to plumbing company for condos and HOAs, or you prefer the diversity of working on all types of residential projects, WHEELER-REX can ensure that you have the tools needed to succeed.

 

  1. Find Your Niche.  Speaking of focusing on certain types of projects, the easiest way to grow your plumbing business is to discover your specific niche. Will you focus on repairing sanitary equipment? Do you want to focus on installation products? Should your company become experts at installing an entire plumbing system for a house or commercial building? No matter the answer, if you want to grow your business in a cost and time effective manner, then you need to focus on one niche sector at a time.

 

  1. Always Submit Essential Documents On Time.  Contractors are notorious for trying to avoid paperwork like the plague. When working with a builder, you should submit all necessary forms on time. This includes submitting any plumbing clearance certificates, forms, guides, and proposals. By submitting this essential paperwork on time, you can gain a reputation as a reliable plumber who is easy to work with; this reputation will help you to more easily grow your business. Speaking of important documents, don’t forget to fill out the warranties on all of your essential tools and products.

 

  1. Offer An Incentive For Word Of Mouth Growth.  Word of mouth marketing is one of the most cost effective ways to grow a business. Why? Simply put it doesn’t cost you a penny. However, in order for word of mouth marketing to work, you need to offer your customers a valuable incentive. Whether it is a referral punch card that offers a discount on future services or early access to future promotions, your clients need to know that you will reward them for helping you. As part of this step, make sure that you have a memorable logo, a catchy slogan that succinctly describes your services, an SEO enhanced website, and great reviews on Yelp, Google, and Angie’s List. If you don’t have a cohesive business presence that supports your customers’ claims, then their referrals won’t lead anywhere. In other words, your future clients need to be able to find you easily via phone, email, online, and social media.

 

“Don’t Put Off Tomorrow What You Can Do Today.”
With the above four tips at the ready, growing your business doesn’t have to be something that you simply talk about. Instead, you can take action to begin a successful expansion into new local or national markets. Start with the right tools, identify your niche market, submit all paperwork on time to avoid costly project delays, and give back to your customers so that free word of mouth marketing can work to your advantage. Through these four steps you can and will help your plumbing business reach new heights.

Want to know where you can buy the best pipe tools in the business? Use our locator to find a distributor near you.

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Trade Show 2018 Schedule: Experience WHEELER-REX Quality in Person

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You know we take quality personally, and the best way to experience WHEELER-REX quality is in person. We’ll be at the following shows this year, so stop by and experience the difference yourself!

Check back often to see what new shows we’re going to.

Omni Distributor Meetings                February 4-6              Palm Desert, CA

ARA Show                                                   February 18-21          New Orleans, LA

WASDA Annual Meeting                      February 25-28         Palm Desert, CA

ABC/Nat’l Craft Championship         March 18-22              Long Beach, CA

CMPX                                                            March 21-23              Toronto, ON, Canada

Standard Plumbing Show                    March 22                     Sandy, UT

AWWA Trade Show                                June 11-14                    Las Vegas, NV

AFSA Trade Show                                   October 2 – 3             Washington, D.C.

Net Plus Annual Meeting                    October 7-9                Phoenix, AZ

Service World Expo                               October 10-12            Las Vegas, NV

WASDA Fall Meeting                            October 15-17            Indianapolis, IN

STAFDA                                                      October 28-30          Phoenix , AZ

Equity Annual Meeting                       October 29-31           Chicago, IL

ASA                                                              Oct. 31-Nov.2             Scottsdale, AZ

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Please contact wr.support@wheelerrex.com 
or call 1-800-321-7950 for more Trade Show information.

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Our Demo Van is Coming Your Way…

EVENT INFO

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Counter Days Upcoming:

 


2018 Stops:

  • APRIL -Oregon, Washington, Idaho
  • MAY – Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri
  • JUNE – Colorado, Kansas
  • JULY – Kansas, Illinois
  • AUGUST – TBD
  • SEPTEMBER – TBD
  • OCTOBER – TBD
  • NOVEMBER – TBD
  • DECEMBER – TBD

 


WHEELER-REX Demo Van

And it’s loaded with tons of new products. Come out and experience the WHEELER-REX difference for yourself. Our sales staff is on hand at every stop to demonstrate how WHEELER-REX quality can make your work easier and to answer any questions you might have about how a product is used, our excellent customer support, and anything else they can help you with.

WHEELER-REX Demo Van Interior

We take quality personally, and the best way to experience WHEELER-REX quality is in person, so stop by when the van rolls through your town.

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If you want the demo van to stop in your town, please contact wr.support@wheelerrex.com
or call 1-800-321-7950.