Posted: March 19, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Equiparts Company Booklet

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Equiparts

Repair Part Specialists

 

Supplying a Complete line of plumbing and mechanical specialties to solve a wide variety of maintenance repair problems.

 

The Equiparts Company Booklet is an introductory piece about Equiparts as a company. Equiparts is made up of Repair Part Specialists who supply a complete line of plumbing and mechanical specialties to solve a wide variety of maintenance repair problems.
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This booklet is an educational quick guide to Equiparts that highlights what we sell, how we sell it, and who we primarily sell to. It also sheds light on Equiparts principles, our history, and the benefits of working with us.

 

Throughout the booklet, we showcase a few of our top manufacturers, including the following:
• ASI (American Specialties, Inc.)
• Bobrick Washroom Equipment
• Chicago Faucet
• Elkay Manufacturing
• Sloan Valve
• TOTO
• Zurn Industries

Want to view the booklet full screen: view it here: Equiparts Company Booklet

Page through our company booklet now to learn more about Equiparts. Then give one of our sales reps a call to open an account or place an order. Call us at 412-781-9100 or 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST.

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Posted: February 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Fat Ivan Portable Doorstops: A Useful Gizmo

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When you need a door held open, you need a Fat Ivan!”

Invented by a firefighter, the Fat Ivan doorstop is an ideal tool for anyone who frequently carries things in and out of doors without a free hand to hold the door open. To use this portable doorstop, all you do is open it, slip it over a door hinge, and voila! The door will be securely held open until the Fat Ivan is removed.

Fat Ivan Doorstop Information

This doorstop is compact and can fit in your pocket. It folds up for easy storage. It’s also magnetic. This enables you to store it in a variety of ways/places for quick accessibility. The Fat Ivan door stop comes in bright colors which help the tool remain noticed so it doesn’t get left behind. It is available in black, red, and yellow. Fat Ivans are made of high-quality plastic and corrosion-resistant steel, and are manufactured in the United States.

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Fat Ivan Uses

This product is commonly used by emergency services to hold open doors for fire hoses, stretchers, and other emergency response equipment. A quick doorstop could actually be the difference between life and death! Along with firefighters and other first responders, other professions that commonly find this product useful are:

• Maintenance personnel
• Teachers
• Caterers
• Contractors
• Plumbers
• Cleaning crews
• Delivery drivers
• Moving companies
• Real estate professionals
• And many other service positions.

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Fat Ivan is a useful, professional grade, portable doorstop that comes in handy in a wide variety of situations. Teachers can use it to keep doors open without a floor stop. This is beneficial because sometimes floor stops can cause children to trip and fall. Contractors and plumbers can use the Fat Ivan when carrying in bulky equipment like ladders, drain cleaners, and other items that are hard to get through doorways. Real estate professionals can use them to keep doors open during open houses. It is useful in any industry where doors need to be kept open temporarily.

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Another Way to Use the Fat Ivan Doorstop:

Fat Ivans are magnetic. They can be placed at the stop of the door, next to the soffit.

This feature can be used when you need to keep a door open slightly, but not necessarily wide open, so you don’t get locked out.

Note that this feature is only for use on metal frames, as the magnets on the Fat Ivan need to adhere to the metal frame.

 

 

How to Order a Fat Ivan Portable Doorstop

The Fat Ivan portable doorstop is currently on sale as part of our 6-Pack Promo. Order now to get 6 Fat Ivan doorstops for $90, at a discount of over 25% off retail price. Included in the 6 pack are two black, 2 red, and 2 yellow Fat Ivans. Sale ends May 15, 2018.

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Call to order the Fat Ivan Door Stop at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST. When placing your order, be sure to mention our part number #14415 (and which color you want: black, red or yellow) or #14415CS for the 6 pack promo.

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Posted: December 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

New Product Announcement: the Step-n-Wash

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Most public restrooms are not kid-friendly. Lavatory sinks are not designed with the height of a child in mind. But it is very important for children to be able to wash their hands since that is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. However, the adult height of most lavatories makes hand washing for children a difficult task. Most parents know the struggle of lifting a 30 to 40 pound child up to the sink. After a long day of shopping or traveling, carrying bags, loading and unloading strollers, etc., this can be quite exhausting. In addition, it almost always results in an inadequate cleaning, along with water soaking the child’s clothes and the floor. Parents tend to patronize businesses that cater to their needs and help reduce their stress. If your building includes amenities that can help create a better customer experience, that makes your business a much more attractive place to go.

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Introducing the Step-N-Wash:

The Commercial Retractable Step-Stool for Children

The Step-N-Wash is designed to do just that. This self-retracting step allows children to stand at the sink and wash their hands without any assistance.  No more lifting and straining for mom and dad. The parent or child can use their foot to pull the step down, and then the child can step up to the sink. When the child is finished and steps down, the step retracts back under the sink and out of the way.

The Step-N-Wash is a very sturdy, stable, and safe addition to your public restrooms. It is constructed of type 304 stainless steel, and contains no pinch points. A marine grade non-slip rubber tread provides good traction. The whole unit is bolted into the floor, and can hold a static load of up to 800 lbs. No part of an adult’s body will ever come in contact with the Step-N-Wash while it is retracted. When it is installed in a restroom with two or more lavatories, it is in full ADA compliance.

The Step-N-Wash is also very cost effective. If the Step-N-Wash is used just 15 times a day, that works out to less than two cents per use over a five year period. The Step-N-Wash is used significantly more often than a diaper changing table. It will also help keep your restrooms dry, thereby reducing your liability for slips and falls.

There are many businesses where the Step-N-Wash is already in use all around the country; places such as shopping malls, airports, restaurants, amusement parks, museums, aquariums, churches, and schools. Create a better customer experience by making your business a more stress-free place for parents. They’ll thank you by becoming returning customers.

More Information

View, share, or save the Step-N-Wash PDF. View installation instructions and more product info in the Step-N-Wash Part #16760 Product Listing in our online store.

How to Order

Call us at 800-442-6622 M-F 7:30AM to 5:00PM (EST) and speak with an Equiparts Product Expert today for more information.

 

Posted: November 29, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Commercial Entry Mats

Entry rugs are a smart and necessary part of entrance areas for schools, hospitals, gyms, offices, stores, and other facilities that have high amounts of foot traffic. A high quality, water and debris catching rug can help keep buildings clean and safe. We feature two highly rated commercial entry rugs in this article. They are the Spectra-Rib Olefin Carpet Mat and the Spectra Soaker Polypropylene Carpet Mat, both designed by leading rug manufacturer, Musson Rubber Company.

The predominant feature of the Spectra-Rib Olefin Carpet Mat is how well it collects debris in its ribbed texture. The Spectra Soaker Polypropylene Carpet Mat has excellent water collection capabilities with its raised rubber edge. Both rugs are rated for debris and water collection, as well as other features including sunlight fade resistance and stain resistance. They are perfect for high traffic areas.

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4×6 ft. Charcoal Spectra-Rib Olefin Carpet Mat

Spectra-Rib Olefin Carpet Mat

Spectra-Rib Mats feature defined ribs that scrape and hold dirt and moisture. This rug is highly rated for the following: water absorption, soil retention, sunlight fade resistance, and stain resistance. These ultra-ribbed rugs will help your facility stay cleaner longer by catching the salt, dirt, and grime brought in on shoe soles. It will also deter the formation of hazardous puddles by catching water and snow.

This commercial entry rug is easily cleaned with a vacuum, hose, or broom.

Features:
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• 26 oz. of deep rib 100% Polypropylene needle punch fibers per square yard, permanently fused to a 75 mil solid vinyl backing
• Scrapes shoes clean
• Use inside or outside. Stands up to the toughest foot traffic
• The slip-resistant, solid vinyl back protects floors, and reduces mat movement
• Made in the U.S.A.

Spectra-Rib Olefin Carpet Mats are available in the following colors: grey, blue, brown, and charcoal.

This rug is listed on our website in the following sizes:

2×3 ft Spectra-Rib Olefin Carpet Mat: #12413
4×6 ft Spectra-Rib Olefin Carpet Mat: #12414

* If you need a different size, give us a call us to learn about the alternative sizes we can order.

 

 

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4×6 Red Spectra Soaker Rug

Spectra Soaker Polypropylene Carpet Mat

Spectra Soaker mats help facilities stay dry, safe, and clean. These commercial entry mats are specifically designed to retain moisture. This entry mat features a raised rubber edge, which holds the water it collects instead of letting it flow onto the surrounding floor. It can be used both inside and outside due to its polypropylene (polymer plastic) fiber construction and rubber back. The raised grid pattern helps to remove dirt, ice, snow, water, and salt from shoes.

Water retaining and dirt collecting entryway carpet mats are a prudent addition to the entrance areas of stores, schools, hospitals, gyms, offices, and other facilities that have high amounts of traffic through the building. They become most useful during winter and rainy seasons when customers, patrons, students, and/or employees are tracking in snow, water, mud, salt, and debris.

Features:
• 100% premium polypropylene anti-static fiber with a durable fabric border
• 24 oz. per square yard of dual-denier polypropylene yarn secured to a 100% SBR rubber back
• Raised rubber edge forms a tray to hold water and dirt
• Special gripper rubber backing minimizes movement
• Polypropylene fibers dry quicklycommercial entry mats
• Made in the U.S.A.
• Recyclable

Spectra Soaker Polypropylene Carpet Mats are available in the following colors: grey, red, navy, and medium brown.

This rug is listed online in the following sizes:

2×3 ft Spectra Soaker Polypropylene Carpet Mat: #12415
4×6 ft Spectra Soaker Polypropylene Carpet Mat: #12416

* If you prefer a different color or size, give us a call to learn about other unlisted colors and sizes that we can order for you.

How to Order

To order either of these rugs, call us at 800-442-6622 M-F 7:30AM to 5:00PM (EST). We can also order other rugs by Musson, including custom logo mats, commercial area rugs, runner rugs, and other outdoor and indoor entry mats. Speak with an Equiparts Product Expert today for more information.

Click to view, share, and/or save the Spectra Mats PDF.

 

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Posted: November 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

Hinge Repair Screws

Hinge Repair Screws

Fix your loose door hinges without drilling new holes! Hinge Repair Screws are the most efficient option when making hinge repairs caused by stripped screws. These specially made screws have a #12 Phillips undercut head with a #14 oversized body that is both self-drilling and self-tapping.

The Benefits of Using Hinge Repair Screws:
• Great fit
• Easy to use
• Time saving
• Money saving
• Streamlined hinge repairs

These specialized screws enable you to simply replace a stripped screw used in a door hinge, rather than having to resort to the multi-step, time-intensive ‘toothpick and glue method’, which involves plugging the holes with wooden dowels, redrilling the hole, then replacing with the same size screws.

The reason why these screws are specialized for this specific task is their oversized screw body and regular sized screw head. The oversized screw body enables the screw to fit tightly into the old drill hole. The regular sized screw head enables the screw to lay flush in the hinge instead of sticking out, which would prevent the door from closing all the way.

The screws listed below are divided into two sections based on screw type.

Metal Application Hinge Repair Screws

The first section includes different quantities and finishes of hinge repair screws that are designed for metal applications. This screw has an undercut head. They are self-tapping and have a fine thread, which is best when drilling into metal doors and doorways. These metal application hinge screws are available in chrome plated or black plated finishes, and in quantities of 12, 24, or 100.

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Wooden Application Hinge Repair Screws

The second section below includes hinge repair screws designed for wooden applications. They have an undercut #12 screw head and sheet metal screw thread. This screw is best to use when screwing a hinge into a wooden door and doorway. These wood application hinge screws are available in chrome, brass, and black plated finishes, and in quantities of 12, 24, or 100.

Hinge Repair screws

View our Hinge Repair webpage to see the hinges we have on sale now. Submit a quote through our website for the hinge repair screws you need, and a sales rep will get back to you shortly. You can also just give us a call to speak with a rep directly and place your order. 800-442-6622 M-F 7:30AM to 5:00PM (EST).

View, save, or share the Hinge Repair Screws PDF, which lists all quantities of Hinge Repair Screws available for the two hinge screw types. Click on the blue part numbers on the PDF to get to the specific screw listing on our website.

 

 

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Posted: October 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

Equiparts 2017 Fall Sales Meeting

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Equiparts recently held our Fall 2017 Sales Meeting in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. It was a very productive two-day event that included vendor presentations, new product demonstrations, technology updates, and a review of the state of Equiparts as a company. The meeting was held at Riverside Landing, a beautiful venue in Oakmont, located on the Allegheny River, just north of Pittsburgh. It was attended by our inside and outside sales reps, managers, and purchasing employees.

At Equiparts, we pride ourselves on our technical knowledge and product support. In order to continue as an industry leader in this area, we make educating our sales force a top priority. The more that our team understands the products we sell, the better we can serve our customers. That’s why we invite a variety of vendors to every Sales Meeting. We are extremely grateful for their participation. They educate our employees about new and existing products, explain the features, benefits, and applications for each item, and outline the industry requirements for installation and use. These presentations keep our sales team up-to-date on important information that we are able to pass along to our customers. By keeping our customers informed, they are able to make better purchasing decisions for their particular situation.

Metcraft and Armstrong gave presentations to the group as a whole, while other vendors held individual discussions with our employees in a round robin format. These vendors included the following:

• Wheeler-Rex / Rust-Oleum / SAS
• National Marker
• John Guest
• R. C. Musson
• SDC
• Rector Seal / Mifab / Brasscraft
• Flex Hose

 

Metcraft Anti Ligature Equipment

 

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Metcraft Industries, Inc. is an industry leader in anti-ligature fixtures.

Presenter: Stacey Wade

Stacey introduced some exciting new products from Metcraft, like the stainless steel sink and toilet combination unit (pictured below,) and an anti-ligature deck metering faucet he brought to the meeting. He also discussed proper maintenance practices for stainless steel fixtures, updates to obsolete products, new industry codes, what sets Metcraft apart from its competitors, and more.

View our online selection of Metcraft fixtures and repair parts. If you are interested in a Metcraft fixture or repair part that is not listed on our site, give us a call and we will order the Metcraft part you need.

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Here’s Stacey explaining how the faucet in the the new multi-use stainless steel Metcraft unit is designed to be anti-ligature.

 

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Armstrong Pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology is a leader in HVAC systems including a wide range of pumps and related equipment.

Presenter: Steve Heid

Steve’s presentation included a lot of great information about Armstrong pumps. He discussed the most popular part that fails in a bearing or motor (the coupler), what it means when you hear a coupler rattling, when to replace motor mounts, when to perform preventative pump maintenance, the problems created by air bubbles in pumps, and other useful insights on pump maintenance and troubleshooting.

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Here’s Yolanda, purchasing manager at Equiparts, inspecting an Armstrong bearing assembly, one of the many Armstrong parts we carry at Equiparts.

 

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Below are photos taken of the various manufacturers who participated in our round robin presentations.

 

Station 1: Manufacturers: Wheeler-Rex, ,Rust-Oleum, SAS

Round Robin Presenter: Mike Powell

Wheeler Rex Tools for sale at Equiparts

Here is Mike discussing a new Wheeler Rex product now available from Equiparts that freezes water lines, enabling customers to form single or double ice plugs to perform maintenance on water pipes.

Here is Mike discussing a new Wheeler Rex product that freezes water lines. It enables customers to form single or double ice plugs so that they won’t need to drain the system to make repairs. It’s now available at Equiparts!

 

Station 2: Manufacturer: National Marker

Round Robin Presenters: Jim Nestell & Chad Riccelli

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Chad showcasing the new National Sign sign line now available through Equiparts.

Station 3: Manufacturer: John Guest

Round Robin Presenter: Russell Brundridge

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Russell discussing the application of John Guest push fitting elbows.

 

Station 4: Manufacturer: R. C. Musson

Round Robin Presenter: Trent Segers

RC Musson Stair Treads for Sale at Equiparts

Charlie, outside sales rep at Equiparts, asks Trent about the material of the raised entrance mats he’s holding.

 

Station 5: Manufacturer: Security Door Solutions (SDC)

Round Robin Presenter: Ryan Wilt & Mary Hester

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Mary shares the SDC app that enables us to share images of doors with her to help our customers figure out their security options.

 

Station 6: Manufacturer: Rector Seal / Mifab / Brasscraft

Round Robin Presenter: Brian Tupper & Rick Faulk

Mifab Distributor Sales Meeting

Here’s the Rector Seal, Mifab, and Brasscraft table, where the features and applications of roof vents, floor drains, and leaf catchers were discussed.

 

Station 7: Manufacturer: Flex Hose

Round Robin Presenter: Kevin Morrissey

Flex Hose Flanges for Sale at Equiparts

Here is Kevin showing the expansion hose/flange of a Flex Hose.

 

Our 2017 Fall Sales Meeting was a great success!

A huge thanks to our vendors for taking the time to participate. And many thanks to our team for their efforts in staying educated about our expanding line of plumbing and maintenance products. Give us a call to find out about all the interesting new things we’ve learned: 800-442-6622

Posted: October 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Measure Your Faucet GPM Flow Rate with Our Flow Rate Measurement Bag

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Watch the How to Measure Your Faucet GPM Flow Rate video below to learn how to measure the flow rate of a faucet in seconds! Get one of our flow measurement bags for yourself by filling out our Flow Rate Measurement Bag Request Form through the button below!

 

Faucets and showerheads that have high flow rates are wasting a lot of water and energy. In larger commercial facilities like hospitals, schools, and large office buildings with large quantities of sinks and showers, this waste is quickly multiplied into costly water bills. The first step in reducing this waste is to evaluate your water usage by checking the flow rates of your aerators and showerheads. If you can’t figure out what the flow rate of your aerators and showerheads are, we have a simple method for finding out.

 

What is flow rate? Flow rate is the amount of water that runs through a faucet or shower when it’s in use. It is measured in gallons per minute, or GPM. 

 

How to Measure the GPM Flow Rate of a Faucet or Showerhead 

So, how do you measure the flow rate of your faucet and/or showerhead? Find out by watching our video below. Scroll down below the video to read the instructions that are printed on the bag.

How to get a Flow Rate Measurement Bag


How can you get your hands on a Flow Rate Measurement Bag? Easy. Just fill out our contact form through the button below, and we will ship a bag to you.

*Current customers if you are already a customer at Equiparts and have an account with us, skip the form and simply give your rep a call to request your box: 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST.

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Get Free Flow Rate Measurement Bag

Flow Rate Measurement Bag Instructions:

You will need a timer or watch, and this bag.
  1. Tightly hold the top of the bag at each side, and hold the bag under your faucet spout or showerhead.
  2. Simultaneously turn on the water, and start your timer. Let it run for 10 seconds.
  3. Turn off the water, and note your device’s flow rate on the bag (GPM levels are marked).
  4. If the flow rate is 2.2 or above, Call Equiparts to order a low-flow aerator, and start saving today!
  5. Recycle the water, use it for your plants!

After you measure your flow rate, or if you already know your flow rate and want to learn more about Aerators, read our Commercial Faucet Aerator Guide.

In the guide, you will find basic aerator information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions related to aerators including the following:
• How to Determine Whether You Need a Male or Female Aerator
• How to Determine Correct Aerator Size
• How to Remove an Aerator
and many more questions.
You will also find general rules of thumb for aerators, where to buy commercial aerators, and view an aerator chart that links through to the extensive inventory of aerators available from Equiparts in our Commercial Faucet Aerator Guide.

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Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:54 am

Baby Changing Stations: Compare Koala Kare to Diaper Deck

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At Equiparts, we carry everything you need to furnish the commercial restrooms in your facility. We supply our customers with a variety of toilet paper roll holders, soap dispensers, waste receptacles, paper towel dispensers, as well as baby changing stations. In this article, we take a side by side view of two of the most popular baby changing stations available, so you can most easily decide which unit is better for your restroom.

Horizontal wall mounted baby changing stations are by far the most popular style of unit used in restrooms today. This is likely due to the safety attributes accredited to the horizontal design. A horizontal baby changing station is designed so it opens parallel to the wall, which decreases the number of areas that a baby or child could potentially fall from.

However, there are some instances when a vertical baby changing station is preferred. Most likely, this occurs when the space needed to fit a horizontal station is not available. If this is the case, you can skip ahead to view the vertical baby changing station listed on our website.

Did You Know? On October 7, 2016, President Obama signed the Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation Act, a.k.a. the BABIES Act. It requires all publicly accessible federal buildings to include baby changing stations in men’s restrooms.

At Equiparts, we carry commercial baby changing stations by the two most popular baby changing station manufacturers, which are Koala Kare and Diaper Deck. So, we took the most popular horizontal baby changing station made by each manufacturer and compare them side by side in the chart below. We compare the following information about both units: Model color options, manufacturer info, compliance, dimensions, angle, weight, strength, construction, sanitation, operation, durability, safety, features, manufacturer warranty, and more. With help from this baby changing station identification chart, it should be easy to choose which unit is best for your facility.

Koala Kare Diaper Deck Baby Changing Station comparison chart

View the Diaper Deck Infant Changing Station (EC Part #16671 for beige) or the Horizontal Koala Kare Baby Changing Station (EC Part #15277) shown in the chart above on the Equiparts website.

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Koala Kare

Koala Kare is a division of Bobrick Washroom Equipment. Equiparts is a master distributor of Bobrick Washroom Equipment. We have been supplying our customers with Bobrick Washroom Equipment and Koala Kare fixtures and parts for over 30 years. The company is privately held. Its headquarters is located in Centennial, Colorado. Koala Kare products are made in America.

Product lines carried by Koala Kare include the following: High chairs, high chair trays, booster seats, bed liners and liner dispensers, refresh kits and replacement parts for all of their product lines. View the Horizontal Koala Kare Baby Changing Station shown in the chart above.

Koala Kare Baby Changing Station Information

Koala Kare has a line of baby changing stations that include the following styles/types:

• Oval wall mounted
• Horizontal wall mounted
• Horizontal wall mounted with stainless steel veneer
• Vertical wall mounted
• Horizontal recess mounted with stainless steel flange
• Horizontal stainless steel recess mounted
• Horizontal stainless steel wall mounted
• Vertical stainless steel recess mounted
• Vertical stainless steel wall mounted
• Child protection seat
• Countertop surface mounted
• Countertop recess mounted

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Diaper Deck and Company

Diaper Deck and Company is a small company based out of Burnsville, Minnesota. The company specializes in baby changing tables. Diaper Deck is woman-owned and has specials specifically for small businesses like restaurants and nonprofits. They consider themselves to be a ‘green business’. All Diaper Deck products are made in America.

Diaper Deck carries baby changing stations, diaper changing stations, high chairs, toddler seats, and child protection seats. Most interested in Diaper Deck units? View, save or share the Diaper Deck PDF.

Baby Changing Stations for Sale

View our Baby Changing Stations and Parts then either give us a call at 800-442-6622 EST M-F 7:30-5PM or submit a quote for pricing and to place your order.

 

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Posted: August 28, 2017 at 11:02 am

Sloan Maintenance Schedule

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How Does a Sloan Royal Flushometer Work?

Flushometers are strange looking pieces of engineering. Few people know how these essential fixtures of a restroom work, or what lies within their chrome plated exteriors.   There are two types of flushometers: piston type and diaphragm type. In this article, we will take you inside a Diaphragm Type Sloan Manual Flushometer to show you its various parts, and explain what those parts do.

Diaphragm Assembly

The heart of the flushometer is called the Diaphragm Assembly. It’s the “engine” that drives the whole unit. It’s also known as a retro kit, inside parts kit, or a drop-in kit. (We don’t recommend you actually drop the kit into your valve, because it could result in damage. Just lower the kit carefully onto the valve seat.) The diaphragm assembly regulates the pressure inside the valve. It is the change in pressure that causes the valve to flush when the handle is pulled. The assembly also controls the volume of the flush.

WhatDoesADiaphragmAssemblyDoWater sits inside two chambers in the valve body – the upper and lower chambers. When a flushometer is idle, the pressure in the upper chamber is greater than the pressure in the lower chamber due to its greater surface area. This keeps the diaphragm pushed down against the valve seat, and prevents any water from flowing down into the valve. When the handle is pulled, a plunger inside the handle assembly pushes against the bottom part of the relief valve stem. This causes the relief valve to push the diaphragm up and release the pressure. As a result, the water in the chambers flows down into the valve and then into the toilet or urinal.  The volume of water that is released is determined by the type of diaphragm assembly in the valve. Once the flush is initiated and water flows out of the valve, water from the supply line begins to fill the valve chambers again. A small bypass hole in the diaphragm allows that water to flow into the upper chamber. As the water pressure in the upper chamber begins to build, it gradually pushes the diaphragm back down onto the valve seat. Once the diaphragm lowers back onto the valve seat and the upper chamber is sealed, the flow of water from the inlet stops. The valve is now ready for the next flush.

If your flushometer won’t shut off and continues to flush, it could be because there is dirt or debris blocking the bypass hole. Watch this video to learn how to clean the diaphragm. Over time, the diaphragm will eventually wear out, and will need to be replaced. Permex diaphragms last up to four times longer than the old rubber diaphragms. Sloan has been installing Permex diaphragms in its Royal flushometers since 1998, when it introduced the dual-filtered bypass assembly. The dual-filtered bypass filters the water twice before it reaches the bypass hole, which greatly reduces the possibility of dirt or debris clogging the hole. Using dual-filtered bypass assemblies will also cut down on the time spent servicing a Sloan Royal flushometer. Dual-filtered bypass assemblies only come installed on Royal Flushometers, not Regal. However, when the time comes to replace your diaphragm assembly, dual-filtered bypass replacement kits can be installed in Royal or Regal flushometers.

There are many different diaphragm kits available with different GPFs (gallons per flush) for different Sloan Flushometers. Visit our Sloan Manual Parts page to see which one will work for your valve.

Inside CoverRoyal Flushometer Repair Parts

The hard plastic Inside Cover serves as a barrier between the diaphragm and the outside metal cover, and helps to seal the upper chamber of the valve. If a crack develops in the cover, it breaks the seal and disrupts the pressure, and so it will result in non-stop flushing, or water leaking around the outside cover. Order part #08050 to get your valve back in proper working order. Life expectancy is five to seven years.

Control Stop

The Control Stop is where water flows into the valve from the supply line. You can turn the water on and off by removing the stop cap, and turning the stop screw clockwise or counterclockwise until it can’t turn anymore. You can also control the water pressure by turning the screw to a position between full on or full off. If water is splashing out of the fixture, reduce the water pressure by turning the screw clockwise. If there is not enough water flowing to adequately flush the fixture, then turn the screw counterclockwise. There are many types of control stops and stop repair kits available.

Handle Assembly

The Handle Assembly is what initiates a flush. When the handle is pulled, the plunger inside the assembly is pushed into the relief valve, which raises the diaphragm and releases the water from inside the valve. Handle assemblies have a life expectancy of four to six years, depending on usage. If you begin to see leaks around the handle, or if the handle is sagging, you probably need to repair your handle assembly. For Royal, order Sloan Handle Repair Kit #08439and for Regal, order part #08007. For a complete Sloan Handle Assembly, order part #08069 for Royal, and #08008 for Regal.

Vacuum Breaker

HowDoesAVacuumBreakerWorkThe job of the Vacuum Breaker is to make sure all of the water is eliminated from the tube during a flush, and prevent water from flowing back up the pipe and contaminating the water supply. During a flush, water flows down through the black rubber part of the vacuum breaker. But if the water were to flow back up the tube, the design of the rubber part closes off and doesn’t allow water to flow through it in the opposite direction of the flush. To prevent water from staying in the tube, there are vent holes at the top that allow air to flow into the tube. This breaks the vacuum and lets all of the water flow out of the tube into the fixture. Over time, the rubber part of the vacuum breaker will deteriorate, and you will notice water leaking out of the tube from the vent holes under the nut. When this happens, it’s time to get a Vacuum Breaker Repair Kit. For Royal, order #08438, and for Regal, order #08012.

Coupling Assembly

The Coupling Assembly connects the flushometer to the spud in the closet or urinal. If you notice water leaking in this area, then it’s time to replace the coupling gaskets. If the chrome on your coupling is also worn, you can order a complete Coupling Assembly. All of these parts are available in sizes 3/4″, 1-1/4″, and 1-1/2.”

Sloan Repair Kits

As you can see, a Sloan Manual Flushometer has many parts that must work together in harmony to keep it functioning properly. While Sloan does manufacture high-quality parts and units, many of those parts are not meant to last forever and will need to be replaced in time. How soon you will need to replace those parts depends on how often the flush valve is used. In response to plumbers who like to be prepared for any situation, Equiparts has created two Sloan Master Repair Parts Kits that contain just about anything you would ever need to repair a Sloan manual flushometer. These kits are a great way to be prepared for any situation when you are repairing a Sloan flush valve. They are a must have for any plumber or maintenance man who services a building or facility that utilizes a large number of Sloan flushometers. Our most popular kit is the #08066, A 101 piece kit that contains parts for Regal and older Royal flush valves. We also have kit #08730, a 71 piece kit for newer Sloan Royal flush valves that use the dual-filtered bypass. You can order them by clicking on their part numbers in this article, or as always, you can give us a call at 800-442-6622 if you have any questions. Our technical experts will be happy to help you.

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Posted: August 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

Solid Brass Door Stops

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Solid Brass Door Stops

Here at Equiparts, we are all about providing quality products meant to withstand daily use.

How often do you think about the door stops at your facility? They may often be overlooked, but they are an essential part of the day-to-day job of any maintenance team.

Door stops can be very important for the safety of your maintenance team. We often see heavy objects, such as a rock or cinder block, used to prop open doors. With this method, a person who is likely carrying a heavy object already has to put down that object and prop open the door. Not only is this inconvenient, it creates a safety hazard, as the object could cause someone to trip and fall.

Door Stop Construction and Features:

Our door stops are constructed of solid brass and feature a spring design to hold the stop in position when not in use. They come in a variety of finishes. The rubber on the foot of the door stop holds the stop in place while in use.

Installation Tips:

• Install with the door open to make sure the rubber foot is properly fitted to the area of floor where it will be used.

• When using these door stops on a door that is not wood, be sure to use screws compatible with the material of the door.

• Choose the correct size door stop based on how much clearance is underneath your door. The more clearance, the large stop you’ll need.

Benefits of Brass

  • Brass is durable. A brass door stop will hold up to years of use and abuse.
  • Brass is resistant to corrosion. It will not rust, even under harsh outdoor conditions.
  • Brass is aesthetically pleasing. We carry a variety of finishes, from dull chrome to polished brass, to fit in with the look of your building, no matter what style is has.
  • Brass is easy to maintain. We all know that door stops are most commonly operated by foot. The best way to clean the grime off a brass stop is to simply wipe it down with a wet cloth.

As previously mentioned, Equiparts carries a variety of Solid Brass Door Stops, to fit the needs and look of any facility. We have the following options available on our website:

Dull Chrome Kickdown Door Holder – Part #01168

Polished Brass Kickdown Door Holder – Part #01169

5” Dull Chrome Kickdown Door Holder – Part #01170

5” Polished Brass Kickdown Door Holder – Part #01171

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Learn the exact dimensions of the door stops in this article in the Solid Brass Door Stops PDF.

Call to Order Solid Brass Door Stops now at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST. Be sure to mention any of the above EC Part Numbers when placing your order.

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