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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.

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2018 ASPE True Blue In-Booth Demo and Post-Show Survey Giveaway Promotion


2018 ASPE True Blue In-Booth Demo and Post-Show Survey Giveaway Promotion



  1. SPONSOR — The 2018 ASPE® True Blue In-Booth Demo and Post-Show Survey 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 not limited to the ASPE Convention and Expo 2018, The American Society of Plumbing Engineers organization, or Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed solely to Sponsor.
  2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY — No purchase or payment necessary to participate and win. A purchase will not affect or improve chances of winning.
  3. PROMOTIONAL PERIOD — The Promotion consists of attendee visiting an in-booth demo or participating in a post-show survey completed by the attendee visiting the booth, over two days (the “Promotional Period”) October 1, 2018 and October 2, 2018 during the ASPE Convention and Expo 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Attendee must agree to complete the post-show survey while visiting the booth and having their ASPE Expo badge scanned. 
  4. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS — The Promotion is open for participation only to those attendees of the ASPE Convention and Expo 2018 to whom this offer is addressed and who are 18 years of age or older (“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, and local laws and regulations apply.
  5. HOW TO PARTICIPATE — To participate, visit Sponsor’s booth #1738 visit two of our four demos and discuss the product with our experts or have your ASPE Expo badge scanned and agree to participate in a post-show survey or participate in both to double the chance of winning. The post-show survey will be emailed to participants and must be completed by October 12th to be eligible for the drawings.
  6. PRIZES AWARDED — Names of Eligible Participants will be placed into a random drawing. Drawing will be held for each of the below items.
  7. 2018 ASPE Giveaway Promotion
  8. Prizes are not transferable. At its sole discretion, Sponsor may substitute another prize of equal or greater value, 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. Franklin Electric will order all selected prize giveaways and have them each shipped direct to the Prize Winner.
  9. ODDS OF WINNING — Odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of attendees participating in the actives.
  10. WINNER NOTIFICATION — Sponsor will randomly draw and announce the winning tickets October 16th, 2018. Sponsor will notify the potential winner by U.S. Certified Mail, telephone, or e-mail (the “Notification Date”).
  11. 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 receipt of Affidavit & Releases will result in forfeiture of Prizes in which case Sponsor will conduct a separate drawing to determine any alternative winner at that time. In addition, potential winners from Canada must correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing question to receive the prize. Prizes will be provided either at the potential winner provides the executed Affidavit & Releases or will be mailed to winners within 6-8 weeks thereafter. Execution of the Affidavit & Releases and acceptance of a Prize constitutes the winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, likeness, and biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes. For the names of the winners, send an e-mail titled the “2018 ASPE In-Booth Demo and Post-Show Survey Giveaway Promotion” to after October 31st, 2018.
  12. 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 winner.
  13. 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, or (iii) the winner fails to provide Sponsor with winner’s Affidavit & Release within the time required under these Official Rules. In the event of disqualification and forfeiture of a prize during ASPE 2018 Exhibit, Sponsor will conduct a separate drawing to determine any alternative winner.
  1. DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSIBILITY — Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for lost, late, undelivered or misdirected mail or e-mail. Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for computer software or hardware malfunctions or failures of any kind. 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 any kind, including those that result from any type of human error. Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for any damage to any computer used to participate in the Promotion. 
  2. GOVERNING LAW & REMEDIES — The Promotion is void where prohibited. 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 attorneys 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.
  3. PRIVACY — Submission of personal and contact information regarding 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.
  4. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS — If you have question or comments regarding the Promotion, please contact Sponsor at the mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address listed below.

Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
9255 Coverdale Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46809-9613
Telephone: (260) 824-2900



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.


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

The AHR Expo 2018 was yet again a collection of the some of the industry’s most innovative HVACR professionals. Franklin Electric and the Little Giant® brand featured a number of innovations that were well received among those that stopped by the booth. For those that were able to come out, thank you, it was fun! For those that couldn’t make it…here’s a look at the show from our point of view.

Click here for our AHR Expo 2018 Post-Show Photo Gallery.

AHR 2018

AHR 2018: New HVAC Pumping Innovations on Display

If you’re attending AHR Expo 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, January 22-24, be sure to stop by 2910 SocialBooth 2910. A variety of Franklin Electric and Little Giant® branded HVAC pumping innovations will be on display, including:

  • Inline 1100 SpecPAKTM Pressure Boosting System – It connects easily to nearly any plumbing configuration to provide an easy-to-size water pressure boosting solution for numerous HVAC applications. 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. 
  • Inline Controls – The family includes five pump starting and control devices that pair with a variety of submersible or surface pumps up to 20 amps (or approximately 2 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. Inline 1100 Specpak 3 Stage Pallet System
  • Updated Little Giant Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System – It now comes rated as a NEMA 3R outdoor system. The Inline 400 is constructed of UV-resistant materials and comes standard with a protective weather cap to be used for maximum protection of the unit when mounted vertically in outdoor applications. Once the Inline 400 is installed, the cap is easily attached over the top of the unit using an affixed Velcro button. It is UL classified for water quality mechanical device, NSF/ANSI 61 and 372, and Cold Water 6R21. In addition, the Inline 400 is now available for order with a 2-liter expansion tank at no additional cost. The standalone Inline 400 unit can be purchased should it be needed to meet customer’s installation needs.
  • Proven Little Giant VCMX-20 Series of Condensate Pumps – It 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 2018, click here.

Now Available for Inline 400: 2-Liter Expansion Tank

Inline 400 Expansion Tank FE FE 2LX FrontThe Little Giant® Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System is now available for order with a 2-liter expansion tank at no additional cost. The standalone Inline 400 unit can be purchased, should a different size or style tank be needed to meet installation needs. If additional 2-liter tanks are needed for other uses, or as a replacement part, they can be purchased independently.

For more information about the Little Giant Inline 400, click here.

EC-1-DV Product Enhancement Update

Franklin Electric’s commitment to innovation and continual improvement means that we evaluate and incorporate new technologies into our existing products, services, and processes Little Giant EC 1 DVto continuously increase value for our customers.

As a result, we have made the following minor changes to the EC-1-DV Series Mini Condensate Pump:

  • A minor circuit board design change has been implemented
  • A new connector for the power cable has been incorporated

Effective immediately, new item numbers have been established for the EC-1-DV and EC-1K-DV 110-240 V 50/60 Hz models. The current item numbers 553505 and 553515 are discontinued and production has transferred to the new item. Orders will be automatically converted to the new models. Please update your systems to reflect these new item numbers to minimize any disruption to your receiving process.

Note: Electric cable from existing product will not connect to the new product and vice-versa. If a new model replaces an installed existing model, the included electrical cable supplied with the new model will need to be used. There has been no change to the product performance or dimensions.

Model Number Information
Product model and item numbers changed:

 Model Number Inofromation For EC 1 DV

 For more information about the EC-1-DV, click here.