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AHR 2019: Addressing Customer Challenges!

If you’re attending AHR Expo 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, January 14-16, be sure to stop by Booth C7153. Experts will be on hand to talk through your challenges and find solutions that directly affect your bottom line. In addition, a variety of Franklin Electric and Little Giant® branded HVAC pumping innovations will be on display, including:AHR 2019

  • The Franklin Electric Inline 1100 SpecPAKTM Pressure Boosting System connects easily to nearly any commercial, industrial, or multi-residential plumbing configuration to provide an easy-to-size water pressure boosting solution. Contractors simply determine how much water is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output, and the system comes properly packaged.
  • Franklin Electric’s Inline Controls include five pump starting and control devices that pair with a variety of submersible or surface pumps up to 20 amps (or approximately 3 hp) to provide or boost the system’s overall water pressure – and in many cases, without the need of an additional bladder tank. Depending on application requirements and selected model, the product family offers various forms of system protection, including dry run, dead head pumping, over amperage, locked system, and over pressurization. They also offer two unique features that ensure the system remains functional and hassle free, including: a daily motor rotation start designed to energize the motor at least once every 24 hours to prevent system locking, and a unique automatic restart feature eliminating the need to manually restart the pump in the case of an unexpected trip or fault.
  • Also on display will be the proven Little Giant VCMX-20 Series of Condensate Pumps554530 LG VCMX 20ULS Angled Left 1 that features a slim footprint for installation flexibility in tight areas, and a unique mounting bracket for easy mounting and removal. A 1/4-turn check valve allows for servicing without the removal of tubing to eliminate water spills, an external overflow switch automatically detects high level water, and an external test lever allows for quick testing of the pump or tank drain ability when needed. During a replacement of the pump with a new VCMX-20 Series, zero tools are needed for installation.

For more information about the AHR Expo 2019, click here.

Lançamento VCMX-20


A Série VCMX-20 da marca Little Giant é projetada para coleta e remção de

condensado de ares-condicionados, equipamentos de refrigeração e desumidificação quando a drenagem por gravidade nao e possível ou viável.

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Conheça a Série EC-1-DV

EC-1-DV (1)A motobomba EC-1-DV foi projetada para remoção de condensado de ares-condicionados mini-split de ate 34.000 BTU, instalados em locais sem possibilidade de drenagem por gravidade. Ela também pode ser utilizada para remover condensado de ares-condicionados tipo fan coils e de teto. Com instalação versátil, a motobomba pode ser instalada dentro da unidade evaporadora do equipamento (caso haja espaço), em um teto falso ou diretamente na parede.

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Official Rules - 2019 Name That Pump Giveaway Promotion during AHR


2019 AHR Expo® Name that Pump Giveaway Promotion



  1. SPONSOR — The 2019 AHR Expo® Name that Pump Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is sponsored by Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (the “Sponsor”). The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any third party, including but notlimited to the 2019 AHR Expo®, or Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. Anyquestions, comments, or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed solely toSponsor.


  3. PROMOTIONAL PERIOD — The Promotion begins on January 14, 2019 at 10:00 am Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on January 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET (the "Promotional Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion. The Promotion consists of playing an in-booth game of Name that Pump during the 2019 AHR Expo (“2019 AHR Expo”) at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Correct entries will be entered into a random drawing.

  4. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS — The Promotion is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction and are official attendees of the 2019 AHR Expo®. ONLY OFFICIAL ATTENDEES WHO ATTEND THE 2019 AHR EXPO ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES (“Eligible Participants”). Employees, independent contractors, officers, directors of Sponsor, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and immediate family members of each are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. The Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

  5. HOW TO PARTICIPATE — To participate, visit Sponsor’s booth #C7153 during the 2019 AHR Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 and play Name that Pump. Promotion consist of cards numbered one through five. The number on the card represents the number of features and benefits pertaining to a certain pump on display in the booth. Participant must name the pump correctly on the card from the features and benefits. Eligible Participants may play no more than one (1) card, for a maximum number of Entries of one (1) per Eligible Participant. Participant will fill out contact information on the entry card including email, telephone number, and address, which will be used to notify winners.

  6. PRIZES AWARDED — Names of Eligible Participants who name the pump correctly will beplaced into a random drawing (“Entries”) for the prize corresponding with the number on the card. Drawing will be held for each of the below items.                     

    Prize and Approx. Retail Value

    Name in One $500.00 USD Amazon® Gift Card
    Name in Two GoPro® Hero5 ($250.00 USD)
    Name in Three Amazon Echo® Spot ($129.00 USD)
    Name in Four

    Leatherman® Super Tool 300 ($90.00 USD)

    Name in Five

    Cowin® E7Active Noise Cancelling
    Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with
    Mic Deep Bass ($50.00 USD)


  7. Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or equivalent. At its sole discretion, Sponsor may substitute for a cash prize or goods or services with a value equal to or greater than the estimated retail value of the original prize. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or stolen prize. Sponsor will order all selected prize giveaways and have them each shipped direct to the Prize Winner. Amazon Technologies, Inc., GoPro, Inc., Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., and Shenzhen MeiDong Acoustics Co., Ltd. are not affiliated with, does not sponsor, and has not endorsed the Sweepstakes.

  8. ODDS OF WINNING — Sponsor and/or its designees will choose at random five (5)winners from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of Participant in each of the five “Name in” categories. Non-winning entries will not carry forward to or be included in any subsequent sweepstakes or prize drawings of Sponsor.

  9. WINNER NOTIFICATION — Winners need not be physically present to win. However, all Entries must be complete and legible in order to qualify as a winning draw. Sponsor will randomly draw and announce the winning Entries on January 21st, 2019. Sponsor will notify the potential winners by U.S. Certified Mail, telephone, or e-mail (the “Notification Date”).

  10. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZE, RELEASE & ADVERTISEMENT — Sponsor shall provide potential winners, who must execute and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where permissible, a Publicity Release (the “Affidavit & Releases”). A copy of the Affidavit & Releases is attached hereto. Sponsor must receive a potential winner’s executed Affidavit & Releases at the time the potential winner claims his prize. Failure to provide to Sponsor with an executed Affidavit & Release within the required time period will result in forfeiture of the Prize in which case Sponsor will conduct a separate random drawing from remaining eligible entries in the applicable “Name in” category to determine any alternative winner at that time. In addition, potential winners from Canada must correctly answer, unaided, an arithmetical, timelimited, skill testing question to be administered by Email. Prizes will be mailed to winners within 6-8 weeks of receipt of the executed Affidavit and Release. Execution of the Affidavit & Releases and acceptance of a Prize constitutes, where legal, the winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, likeness, and biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes. (TN residents need not sign the publicity releases). For the names of the winners, send an e-mail titled the “2019 AHR Expo® Name that Pump Giveaway Promotion” to after January 21st, 2019.

  11. TAXES & FEES — All taxes, fees, and surcharges for a Prize and all expenses not explicitly included in the description of the Prize shall be the sole responsibility of the respective winners.

  12. DISQUALIFICATION & FORFEITURE OF PRIZE — The winner shall be disqualified and his Prize shall be forfeited if (i) the winner declines to accept the Prize, (ii) Sponsor determines the winner was not eligible to participate in the Promotion, (iii) the winner fails to provide Sponsor with winner’s Affidavit & Release within the time required under these Official Rules, or (iv) for Canadian entrants, the selected winner fails to correctly answer the skill testing question. In the event of disqualification and forfeiture of a prize, Sponsor will conduct a separate drawing from all remaining eligible Participants to determine any alternative winner.

  13. DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSIBILITY — Neither Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or printing error in these rules or any promotional materials, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, or any other error or malfunction, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries. Neither Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for computer software or hardware malfunctions or failures of any kind. Neither Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for lost or unavailable computer, cable, or telephone network connections, or for failed, incomplete, or delayed computer or telephone transmissions of anykind, including those that result from any type of human error. Neither Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for any damage to any computer used to participate in the Promotion.

  14. GOVERNING LAW & REMEDIES — The Promotion is void where prohibited. Subject to any applicable local laws, the laws of the United States and the State of Indiana, U.S.A., govern the Promotion without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions thereof. Sponsor and Eligible Participants agree that: (I) any judicial proceeding for disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of the Promotion shall take place in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction with the State of Indiana; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred, including any costs deemed related to participation in the Promotion, but in no event shall any damages include attorney’s fees; and (iii) except for out-of-pocket expenses, under no circumstances shall an Eligible Participant be entitled or permitted to obtain an award for punitive, incidental, or consequential damages or any other damages, and each Eligible Participant hereby waives any and all rights to any such damages.

  15. PRIVACY — Personal information you provide when you enter the Promotion will be collected, used and disclosed by Sponsor and its authorized agents for the purposes of administering the Promotion and prize fulfillment. This information will be maintained on servers located in the United States and will be subject to the laws of the United States. Submission of personal and contact information in connection with the Promotion constitutes permission for Sponsor to add participant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact participant for future promotions, events, and offers. Eligible Participants may opt out of receiving such communications by contacting Sponsor. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy available at

  16. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS — If you have question or comments regarding the Promotion, please contact Sponsor at the mailing address, telephone number, or e mail addresslisted below.                                                                                     

    Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
    9255 Coverdale Road
    Fort Wayne, IN 46809-9613
    Telephone: (260) 824-2900
  17. MISCELLANEOUS — The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as "may" are used in these Official Rules, Sponsor has sole and absolute discretion. Participants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Website and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.                                                                                                                                

    Franklin Electric 2019 AHR Expo Name that Pump Giveaway Promotion (Canadian revisions).DOC



In Case You Missed It: 2018 ASPE Post-Show Photo Gallery

The largest event for plumbing system design professionals, the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo offered up an amazing opportunity for learning, networking, and new product introduction yet again! Held every two years, this is one to put on the calendar for 2020 if you haven’t already. Couldn’t make it in person? Here is a look at the show from our point of view.

 Click here for our ASPE 2018 Post-Show Photo Gallery.



2018 ASPE: Multiple Innovations On Display At The Largest Event For Plumbing System Design Professional

ASPE PIC SideCome join us at the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, in booth 1738 October 1-2. We will have a number of intriguing displays in the booth and feature the following:

The Inline 1100 SpecPAK™ Pressure Boosting System connects easily to nearly any commercial, industrial, or multi-residential plumbing configuration to provide an easy-to-size water pressure boosting solution. Contractors simply determine how much water is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output, and the system comes properly packaged. The pump itself, the Franklin Electric Inline 1100, is a quiet, all-in-one constant water pressure system that contains the pump, motor, and drive in a compact package. As water volume needs increase, the pump instantly accelerates to the proper speed to ensure the water pressure stays constant throughout the application. 

The Little Giant® VCC-20-P Series is designed for automatic collection and removal of condensate from air conditioning, refrigeration, and dehumidification equipment installed in air handling and plenum applications. It is constructed with plastics that have been tested by Underwriters Laboratories to meet the requirements of UL Standard 2043 “Fire Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release of Discrete Products and Their Accessories Installed in Air Handling Spaces.” UL Standard 2043 is a fire test method for determining the fire performance response of discrete products intended to be installed in air handling spaces, such as above suspended ceilings or below floors. The VCC-20-P Series delivers pumping performance of 80 gph at 1 foot and 20 feet shut off (on 115 V) and has a low-profile height of 1-3/4 inches.

Click here to get registered or for more information on the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo.

Hurricane Success Story: Little Giant 5-MSP Saves House

Hurricane season has arrived, and early predictions insinuate we should be preparedIMG 2225 for potential storms like 2017. Our recommendation: Have a pump or two ready! As you prepare, here’s a success story from our testimonial library about one homeowner who turned to the Little Giant® 5-MSP Sump Pump to save his house from flooding last year:

“Recently, I purchased a house and found a Little Giant 5-MSP sump pump in our garage. I didn't think much about the product until Hurricane Harvey struck our house. Our backyard was taking on water faster than the existing drainage could handle. So, very late in the night, my wife and I set up the sump pump in the large puddle/low spot of our yard and within minutes all the water was displaced to the front yard through our garden hose.

To go into more detail, I had recently been planning to install a dry well and implement a sump pump with some drainage lines to remove collected water, but I was only able to afford (financially and time-wise) to install the dry well. When Harvey was first approaching, it was a Category 1, however it very quickly turned into a Category 4 before the rain reached our neighborhood. My dry well filled up quickly and the existing drainage line, that the previous owner had installed, was overwhelmed and the water had nowhere to go because its exit point was completely flooded. We tried pushing and directing water out to our driveway which slopes toward the street, but the rain was coming down faster and in a greater quantity than our current methods could handle. I rushed into the garage to get an idea of what to do and there sat a box that I had never paid attention to that read “sump pump”. At this point, I was praying that it wasn’t too old (previous owner passed in 2011) and that it would fit our garden hose. To my relief, it turned on and the hose fit perfectly. We sat it in the deepest point of water and the pump started removing the water faster than I thought it would. The water was about to reach our house, but not 10 minutesLittle Giant 5 MSP Angled Right later all the water had been diverted out to the street via the pump and garden hose. We ran this pump for hours on end for multiple days and it never once had any complications. We thought the rain was coming down faster than the pump could remove it, but after pumping for about 2-3 hours in the low spot and being heavily rained on, the water receded and was diverted out of the low spot.

I truly mean that our house would have flooded from the backyard if it weren’t for this sump pump that we found in the garage. I didn’t want this product to go unnoticed or unrecognized. I was certain that we were going to fry it at some point or it would overheat but it never did. It kept going even through the heaviest rains that Houston has ever had. I am amazed and extremely grateful for such a fantastic product. The Little Giant sump pump truly saved our house from taking on water. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such high-quality pumps.”

--- Logan Knowles, Houston Homeowner

101 Plumbing Tips, Tricks, and Advice

When it comes to plumbing, it’s important to get it right the first time. We recently found this article on LinkedIn® and thought it might be interesting and helpful for you and your business. Check out these tips for yourself, or pass them along to your customers to avoid unnecessary plumbing challenges.

Read the full article here.

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Now Available: Inline 1100 SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System

The Inline 1100 SpecPAK™ Pressure Boosting System provides a simplified way to select a packaged system for boosting water pressure in applications requiring more than one Inline1100 3 Stage Pallet System Frontpump. The system connects easily to nearly any plumbing configuration, so instead of choosing individual components within the system, contractors simply determine how much water is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output. The system comes properly packaged and ready for installation virtually anywhere with a product footprint small enough to be hung in a small utility closet.

Features & Benefits

  • Easy to expand the quantity of pumps after the initial installation should a building expansion or a water usage increase arise in the future
  • Quiet, all-in-one constant water pressure system contains the pump, motor, and drive for easy and versatile system integration
  • All stainless components for corrosion resistance and uncompromised water quality
  • Electrical design with multiple fuses to prevent surge damage to control electronics
  • Manifold and pump circuit piping sized to accommodate a full range of flows with minimal losses from hydraulic friction
  • Grooved plumbing connections reduce setup time and minimize external stress transfers between piping connections
  • Full port ball valves used to reduce pressure loss through fittings and maintain smooth, consistent water velocities through the system

For more information about the Inline 1100 SpecPAK, click here.

Warranty Update: 3-Year Warranty Now Offered On Select Models

Little Giant Logo CLRFranklin Electric is pleased to announce that effective immediately, a 3-Year Warranty is being offered on all Little Giant® branded sump, sewage, effluent, and VCMX models manufactured after January 1, 2018. However, we are providing an offset of 12 months to account for existing inventory carried in Franklin Electric warehouses. The 2018 price guide has been updated to reflect the changes. The owner’s manuals and cartons will be updated as a running change.

If you have questions, please contact your local Little Giant Sales Representative.