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.

Metal hinge screws

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

 

Metcraft Industries

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.

Metcraft anti ligature sink and toilet unit

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

 

Armstrong pump repair parts distributor

 

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.

Armstrong Repair Parts and Pump Distributor Equiparts

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

 

Plumbing Manufacturer Company Distributor

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

National Sign Distributor Equiparts

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

Station 3: Manufacturer: John Guest

Round Robin Presenter: Russell Brundridge

John Guest Push Fittings for Sale at Equiparts

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

Door Security Components SDC for Sale at Equiparts

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: August 29, 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.

 

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.

Master Sloan Repair Kit

Old Style Royal and Regal Master Repair Kit #08066

New Style Royal Master Repair Kit 08730

New Style Royal Master Repair Kit #08730

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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.

Posted: July 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Megapro Screwdriver Comparison Guide

Megapro Screwdriver Comparison Guide

Megapro® Drivers are an innovative, high-quality line of screwdrivers that feature a clever built-in storage system. Every driver comes with a set of bits that are actually stored inside the driver’s handle so that you’ll never have to lose another bit! The variety of bits supplied allows you to save space in your toolbox by essentially combining several driver types into one. And these drivers are built to last! Equiparts carries a variety of Megapro® Drivers for both general and specialty use.

There are several features that all Megapro® Drivers have in common. The shaft of each driver can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Nut Driver. They also all have a patented Palm Saver Cap™, which does not turn as the users turns the driver. Another feature these drivers (except the Ratcheting Driver) share is the patented EZ Guide Collar™, which provides the user with better control and maintains consistent contact between the driver bit and the screw. This allows the screw to be driven with much more ease. The drivers each have a retractable bit cartridge located at the top of the driver. This allows for easy storage and organization of bits, making any job that much easier.

What makes each driver different?

The Original

Equiparts Part #37696 

This is the most popular of the Megapro drivers. It features fourteen of the most common bits for driving screws. The shaft can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Nut Driver, making it 15-in-1. Each of the seven bits included are double-ended professional quality bits. The bits included with The Original are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Square Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Slotted (Flat) Bit 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25. Megapro model number 151NAS.


The Tamperproof

Equiparts Part #37697
This driver is a must have for tradesmen in commercial and industrial fields. It is ideal for locksmiths, electricians, and any maintenance personnel. The driver comes with fourteen double-ended security bits, including Spanners 6, 8, 10, and 12, Hex Pins 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, and 3/16,  Torx Pin Bits 10, 15, 20, 25, 27 and 30. The Megapro model number is 151TP.


The ShaftLOK

Equiparts Part #37698
The ShaftLOK driver features an innovative grooved bit design which prevents the bits from falling out of the driver. No more lost bits when they get stuck in the fastener. The driver includes fourteen double-ended bits. The bits included with the ShaftLOK are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3,  Square Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25. Megapro model number 151SL44.


Ratcheting

Equiparts Part #37702
The Ratcheting screwdriver features patent pending ZAD 8 Zinc Alloy SOLID-CORE ratchet which delivers over 225 inch pounds of torque strength. Driving fasteners is easier and faster with the Precision 28 tooth ratchet design and rubberized cushion grip handle. The driver comes with six double-ended professional quality bits. The bits included are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Square Bits 1 and 2, Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25. Megapro model number 211R2C36RD.

The HVAC

Equiparts Part #37710
This screwdriver is a must-have for any HVAC technician. It is a high quality tool that also saves space. This driver features 6 double-ended bits which include:Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Phillips DoubleLok Bit 2, Slotted (Flat) Bits 3, 4, 5, and 6, as well as 5.5 and valve stem bits. The driver also comes with a Square Awl Reamer bit which is great for piercing through sheet metal. Megapro model number 141HVAC-U.

 

Add Ons that help make your job easier

High Intensity Work Light

Equiparts Part #37680
This compact, high-intensity LED work light produces a powerful floodlight to make your everything in your work space easier to see. The housing of the work light is rugged and water resistant, which makes it last longer. It has a quality on and off push button, and a molded clip allows the work light to be secured in your pocket. This work light also has a magnetic swivel base, allowing it to cling to metal surfaces, and turn in any direction. It uses three AAA batteries to power the six super-bright light emitting diodes. Megapro model #6WORKLIGHT.


Locking Extensions

Equiparts Part #37700 (6″ Extension Pictured) | Equiparts Part #37699 (10″ Extension)
These locking extensions are great for getting into those hard to reach places. The 6 inch and 10 inch extensions both lock into the ShaftLOK screwdriver shaft with a 0.375 inch minimum clearance. For getting into those extremely hard to reach places, you can link multiple extensions together for a longer reach. Megapro model 6EXT-SL6-C for the 6 inch Extension and 6EXT-SL10-C for the 10 inch extension.

 

Other Specialized Drivers

Listed below are a collection of unique drivers that are specialized for different situations or professions. If you would like to order any of these drivers or any other that Megapro carries, please give us a call at 800-442-6622 M-F 730AM-5PM.

Automotive Ratcheting

Equiparts Part #37721 
This 13-in-1 ratcheting screwdriver is a must-have for professional auto mechanics, or anyone who regularly works on cars. The magnetic shaft is constructed from 303 stainless steel. The 28-tooth ratchet design allows you to drive with speed and ease. The handle has a rubberized cushion grip for comfort.  Like the drivers above, the shaft can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The driver includes 12 one-inch bits made of S2 industrial grade steel which are ideal for use on automotive screws.The bits included with this driver are: Phillips Bits 1, 2, and 3, Square Bit 2, Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, 25, 27, and 30. Megapro model 211R1C36RD.

Electronic

Equiparts Part #37727
This unique screwdriver is built specifically for service technicians in the electronics field. It comes with seven double ended professional bits, making it fourteen bits in total! The shaft of the driver can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The bits included with this driver are: Square Bits 1 and 2, Torx Pin Bits 10 and 15, Spanner Bits 6, 8, 10, and 12, Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, and Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6. Megapro model 151ELEC.

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The Outdoor

Equiparts Part #38187
This driver is specifically for rugged outdoor use. It can be used on ATVs, snowmobiles, and more! The handle is made with a multi-resin molding process which makes it nearly indestructible and great for outdoor use. The driver is great for in the field situations like emergency repairs or maintenance. Included with the driver are six double ended bits plus a round awl to undo soaked or over tightened rope knots. Just like the drivers listed above, the shaft of this driver can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The bits included with this rugged driver are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Square Bits 1 and 2, Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25, and Flat Bits 4 and 6. Megapro model 151OUTDOOR.

The Elevator

This screwdriver is designed exclusively for elevator service technicians. The bit cartridge contains a mix of tamperproof and standard bits. The handle is specially made to be durable and drop resistant. The seven double-ended professional bits included with this driver are: Torx Pin Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25, Spanner Bits 6, 8, 10, 12, Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, and Flat Bits 4 and 6. The shaft of this driver, like the others listed above, can also be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. Megapro model 151ELEV.


The Jobsite

Equiparts Part #38189
This driver is designed for use while on the job. It has a yellow handle which helps it to stick out in a toolbox or on a tool belt. This 15 in 1 driver includes the following bits: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Hex Bits 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, and 3/16, Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25, and Flat Bits 4 and 6. When there is no bit in the shaft, the shaft itself can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The combination of different bits included with this driver gives it the ability to fix pneumatic power tools while on the job. Megapro model 151JOBSITE.

MegaproDisplay1Megapro Information

Megapro officially started in 1994, driven by inventor Hermann Fruhm’s concept of creating a better storage solution for screwdriver bits by placing them inside the driver handle. This was an innovative idea, and would help solve the problem of missing bits while on the job. After numerous prototypes and sketches, the first Megapro screwdriver was created in the early 1990s. Its patented features quickly gained market success, and many users saw and appreciated the quality of the screwdriver as well as how easy it was to use. There are over twenty different variations of the screwdriver, each one designed specifically for a different type of job. Today, Megapro continues to grow domestically, and their international reach is also expanding.

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Posted: July 17, 2017 at 9:46 am

Commercial Faucet Aerator Guide

 

commercial faucet aerators

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cut down on water usage, adding water-saving aerators to your faucets is an excellent way to do just that. Consider that home and business owners pay for water three times: once to bring it into the building, once to heat it, and once to dispose of it. Think about the number of customers at your restaurant, guests at your hotel, or students at your school, and you’ll realize how expensive water usage can be. Swapping water-saving aerators into your faucets is a simple way to save a lot of money on your utility bills.

cache aerator on faucet with keyHow Do Aerators Work?

Aerators work by mixing air into the water stream, thus breaking one large stream of water into multitudes of tiny streams. This means less water coming out of the faucet without sacrificing water pressure.

Why Install Aerators in Your Facility’s Faucets?

Aerators reduce the amount of water coming out of your faucets, and so your water bills will be lower. Along with being cost-effective, installing water-saving aerators is one of the easiest things you can do to make your home, office, or commercial building more efficient. They can be installed and ready for use in seconds! Adding air into the water stream also helps reduce splashing, and will cut down on wet restroom floors. This can help prevent slip and fall accidents, and make your facility more appealing. View Aerator Identification Chart.

 

Faucet Aerators Q&A

How Do I Choose an Aerator for my Faucet?sloan-faucet-aerator

There are several things to consider when selecting an aerator. GPM (gallons per minute), thread type, thread size, flow type, and style are the main factors. Different flow types include aerated, laminar, and spray. Laminar flow is recommended in hospitals and other health care facilities, and spray is used mainly in kitchen faucets. There are also vandal resistant styles available.

How Do I Determine Whether I Need a Male or Female Aerator?sloan-faucet-aerator

When you see the threads on the outside of the faucet, you have a male faucet and therefore need a female aerator. If the threads are located inside of the faucet, then you need a male aerator.

How to Determine Correct Aerator Size

There is an easy trick to determining which aerator size is needed to fit your faucet, and it just involves some spare basys-faucet-aeratorchange. A dime has a diameter of .705 inches and will fit on the threads of 13/16 size aerators, which have a diameter of .8125 inches. A nickel has a diameter of .835 inches. A nickel will fit on the threads of a 15/16 size aerator, which has a diameter of .9375 inches.

Is There a Universal Aerator?

There is a dual aerator that has threads on both the outside and inside of the aerator. This enables the spout to fit both male and female threaded faucets.  Dual thread aerators come in a variety of flow rates, from 0.35 to 2.2 GPM in 15/16” size only.

How Do I Install a Faucet Aerator?

Most aerators come ready to install, but some do not. For example, when using the female threads of dual aerators, you will need to remove one of the inside washers to expose the internal threading.

When Should I Replace My Aerator?

If the flow from your faucet is trickling out or only coming out of one side of the spout, then your aerator is likely clogged and needs to be either cleaned or replaced. The length of time your aerator lasts is determined by the quality of your water, how often the faucet is used, and other situational factors.

How Do I Remove an Aerator?

Unscrew male and female threaded aerators by turning the aerator counter clockwise. In most cases, when the aerator is not vandal resistant, you should be able to remove it with your hands. Tools will not be needed. However, if an aerator is very tight, you may need to use a non-marking wrench to remove the aerator. We recommend using a non-marking wrench because a regular wrench might mar the faucet or aerator. If the aerator spins and does not become loose when turned, then the aerator is likely vandal-resistant and requires a key for removal. If you look at the face of the aerator and you see two slots on opposite sides of the aerator, it is most likely a vandal-resistant type. The slots are where a special key is inserted in order to remove the aerator. Cache aerators also require a key for removal.

How Do I Figure Out Which Aerator to Get if My Faucet Doesn’t Have One?

If you are missing the aerator for your faucet, then determining the correct replacement aerator for that unit can be difficult. You can try searching with the manufacturer number of your faucet, or you can reach out to us at Equiparts to help you figure out which aerator likely fits your faucet.

How Do I Unclog an Aerator?

To unclog an aerator, you can soak it in vinegar and water or CLR (calcium lime remover) to remove any dirt, particles, calcium, or lime build-up.

How to Reduce Splash from My Faucet Stream?

Splash from your faucet can occur for a variety of reasons. Shallow or beveled basins, as well as angled faucet spouts can make splashing from the faucet stream more likely. One way to reduce or stop splash from happening is by decreasing the faucet’s flow rate. This can be done by installing an aerator with a lower GPM.

General Rules of Thumb

  • • Most kitchen faucets will require a 15/16 male thread aerator cache-aerator-faucetwith 2.2 GPM.
  • • Most commercial faucets will fit 13/16 or 15/16 sized aerators. They will likely use vandal proof style aerators that can only be removed with a key.
  • • Most residential faucets will use 13/16 sized aerators or smaller.
  • • Laminar flow aerators are used primarily in hospitals because they do not mix air in with the water.
  • • Cache Aerators, which are hidden within the head of faucets, are new style aerators that only fit in newer model faucets due to the different thread diameter they have. View Cache aerators or get help deciding which Cache aerators to purchase with this Cache Aerator and Kit GPM Diagram.

Where to Buy Commercial Faucet Aerators

Commercial aerators cannot be purchased at big-box stores. Vandal-resistant aerators, specialty thread aerators, and manufacturer-specific aerators are also usually not found in home improvement stores since they are designed for commercial applications. In some instances, faucets require an aerator designed specifically for that faucet or manufacturer. For example, gooseneck Chicago Faucets have a special thread that requires a specific Chicago aerator. This is also the case with Symmons and Speakman commercial faucets and aerators as well. Some Kohler faucets require a specialized ⅜ IPS thread.

Aerators at Equiparts

You can find any commercial (and residential) aerator you need at Equiparts. We carry all of the most popular sizes and commercial brands, including Chicago, Sloan, Central Brass, Symmons, Moen, as well as residential faucet manufacturers like Kohler and Delta. We also have a variety of specialized aerators in stock, and we ship nationwide. Take a look at the Clickable Aerator PDF below and click through to view the aerator listing on our website. 

In addition to water-saving aerators, Equiparts carries many other products that are designed to reduce water consumption and make your facility more energy efficient. Order your water-saving products today by requesting a quote on our website, or by calling us toll-free at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST.

 

 

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Posted: July 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

Fire Sprinkler Shut Off Tool

Quickstop fire sprinkler shut off tool

The Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Shut Off Tool is designed to temporarily stop the flow of water from a fire sprinkler. We highly recommend having this tool on hand in facilities with emergency fire sprinklers. The Talon Fire Sprinkler Tool is a must-have for hotels, classrooms, and commercial buildings.

It can take a long time to shut off the water, especially in larger facilities. Having this tool on hand can save a building from costly water damage. If you want your facility to have the tool it needs to shut off an emergency fire sprinkler, this is the tool you need. It’s reusable, adjustable, and easy to use.

How does the Quickstop Talon Fire Sprinkler Shut Off Tool work?

Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Shut Off ToolThe upper arm slides around the threaded area of the fire sprinkler. The lower arm has a round rubber gasket that seals the opening of the sprinkler head. The gasket fits over the entire opening of the sprinkler which stops the flow of water. The Quickstop Talon is designed to stay out of the direct flow of water so it should be easy to attach to the sprinkler. Then you simply squeeze the clamp to put the tool in place.

On the back of the tool, there is an adjustable screw and nut that can be raised or lowered, enabling the Fire Sprinkler Shut-Off tool to fit various fire sprinkler sizes. Every unit comes preset with the correct settings for the standard fire sprinkler size. There is also a red ‘quick release’ arm that enables the user to release the tool from a sprinkler system with one hand.

It is made of zinc and chrome plated steel, which protects the tool against rust. The Quickstop Talon has been tested to be 100% water tight up to 350 pounds per square inch (PSI).

Plumbing Fact: According to the International Plumbing Code, a building with water pressure that exceeds 80 PSI requires a pressure reducing valve. This means that this fire sprinkler tool is functional well over the maximum water flow rate. 

What Types of Fire Sprinklers does it work on?

  • • Conventional Fire Sprinklers
  • • Upright Fire Sprinklers
  • • Pendant Fire Sprinklers
  • • Horizontal Sidewall Fire Sprinklers
  • • Vertical Sidewall Fire Sprinklers
  • • Recessed Pendent Fire Sprinklers

This tool works on 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch fire sprinkler heads. Not only does this tool work for various sprinkler head sizes, but it also works on damaged and sheared units as well. The dimensions of the tool are 8 in × 3 in × 2 in.

Order this emergency fire sprinkler shut-off tool by requesting a quote on our website, or by calling us toll-free at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST.

Share the Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Shut Off Tool PDF with your facility director, maintenance team, or purchasing department to keep your facility prepared in case an activated fire sprinkler needs to be turned off.

 

Posted: June 27, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Murdock Fountains: Learn Product Info + View How-to Service Video

How would you like to service your drinking fountain without disassembling the unit? With Murdock water coolers, you can! In this article, you will learn about what differentiates Murdock water coolers from other water cooler brands, how easy it is to service Murdock Maintenance Advantage Water Coolers, the different options now available, and why you should order your Murdock units from Equiparts. We also have an informative video of Bob Murdock during his most recent visit at Equiparts that shows you how easy it is to service Murdock units.

Why Choose Murdock Manufacturing Fountains

Easy to Maintain

Murdock water coolers are designed to make life easier for the maintenance people who service them. The simple configuration of their drinking fountains, water coolers, and bottle fillers allows for easy access to the parts that need attention most often. In addition, there are less moving parts to potentially repair, making maintenance calls less frequent. For example, instead of three push buttons on a water cooler, Murdock fountains have only one.

Service tasks like turning off the water, cleaning the strainer, changing the filter, adjusting water stream height, and replacing the cartridge can be completed easily and without disassembling the unit. See how easy it is to complete these tasks on a popular Murdock Water Cooler model in the video below.

Durability

Many Murdock units that were installed over a century ago are still fully functional today. They are a testament to the high-quality craftsmanship and durability of Murdock units.

How to Service Murdock Water Coolers

See just how easy it is to service a Murdock water cooler, and learn about some of the features and options available for the Murdock model A171408F-BF2S water cooler with bottle filler in the how to video above.

The Murdock unit shown is a refrigerated water cooler that has an all-stainless steel cabinet, with a flexible bubbler that supplies users with 8 GPH. The unit has an all-stainless push button activated bottle filler. View this unit on our website: Barrier Free Water Cooler with Bottle Filler (EC Part #66861)

Murdock Fountains

Series and Options

Murdock has 15 different series of water stations available. Below is a sampling of the different series and the various models and additions available for that series.

The Classic series is designed in likeness to the original Murdock fountains. This series includes tulip-filigree-style pedestal outdoor fountains with brass polished bowls and bubblers and manual foot pedal operation. These units are available in barrier-free, ADA-compliant, and freeze resistant configurations. Other features include child height, dual height, push buttons, and pet fountain attachments with three bowls, as well as other additions.

The Outdoor Bottle Filler Series contains a collection of outdoor hydration stations with bottle fillers. The models in this series are stand alone bottle fillers, bottle fillers with pet fountains, drinking fountain bottle filler combination fountains, and many other variations. These outdoor bottle filler units are available in manual or sensor activation, with finish options including stainless steel or powder coated steel in a variety of colors.

The Water Cooler Series has a variety of wall mounted water cooler units with models that include single manual water coolers and bi-level water coolers with sensor operated bottle fillers and bottle counter displays. This series also contains indoor recessed and semi-recessed sensor and push button bottle fillers as well. These units are available in stainless steel or galvanized steel powder coated finishes. There are different bubbler options and vandal resistant push buttons available for these units as well.

Customization

Murdock offers lots of customization options. They can add your logo or mascot onto your fountain, cooler, or bottle filler as a vinyl sticker. They can also leave an area of your unit uncovered during powder coating which will leave the shape of your logo or mascot in stainless steel on your unit.

Service

Every Murdock unit is tested for leaks and other potential problems before it is approved for shipping. In many situations when a Murdock unit in the field needs repair, the company will send a service team to inspect the unit or units and perform any necessary repairs.

Murdock fountains and Equiparts

Murdock and Equiparts

Equiparts is a direct distributor of Murdock fountains, water coolers, bottle fillers, and repair parts. Bob Murdock, the owner of Murdock Manufacturing, visits Equiparts frequently to showcase products and teach our sales managers what makes Murdock fountains different from other drinking fountains on the market. He provides detailed information on the various models available in each series, the options available for each model, and how each unit functions internally, as well as how to service them.

Equiparts carries a variety of fountains, water coolers, bottle fillers, filters, and repair parts in stock. We can supply you with any model, including custom orders. At Equiparts, we work with Murdock to fulfill your order accurately, and we’ll ship it to you as quickly as possible.

Give us a call at 800-442-6622 Monday through Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST to learn more about Murdock fountains and place your order. 

 

Murdock fountain

Photo from Murdock Manufacturing

Murdock Manufacturing Information

Murdock has been manufacturing fountains and hydrants for over 160 years, since 1853. In 2005, Murdock began a new partnership with Morris Group International (Acorn). Today, Murdock carries a variety of fountain lines, including classic and retro units like they made in the 1800s and 1900s, and new modern lines including bottle fillers, water coolers, pet fountains, contemporary round and square series, and more.

 

View our selection of Murdock fountains and find out what’s on sale now!