Mixing valve line expanded
Taco's mixing valve line has expanded and is available in lead-free alloys with tamper-resistant caps, and sweat, NPT, PEX, or CPVC union connections and are certified for installation at domestic water distribution points.
Taco's mixing valve line has expanded and is available in lead-free alloys with tamper-resistant caps, and sweat, NPT, PEX, or CPVC union connections. All feature low head loss, with an outlet temperature strip and optional dial gauge with adaptor fitting. The 5000 Series is NSF 61 and ASSE 1017 certified, making it ideal for installation at domestic water distribution points. The 5120 Series is NSF 61, ASSE 1017, and ASSE 1070 certified, making it applicable for point-of-use applications within hospitals, schools, nursing homes, or public facilities. The 5123-WH valve easily mounts directly to a water heater and is NSF 61, ASSE 1017, and ASSE 1070 certified. A recirculation port is included on the valve, allowing the recirculation system's return leg to be connected directly to the mixing valve, eliminating a secondary connection point.
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