Posted: February 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

The Benefits of Working with Plumbing and Maintenance Experts

The Benefits of Working with Equiparts:


The Equiparts team is comprised of educated product specialists with unparalleled knowledge and technical expertise. In addition to many years of industry experience, our team receives ongoing training from our manufacturers in order to stay up-to-date with new products, revisions, and industry standards. This allows us to make intelligent recommendations that get the job done right.


Large InventoryWe have thousands of parts and units in stock, including all of the Large most popular brands, as well as our specialty: hard-to-find parts. Our comprehensive product lines and ready-to-ship positioning make us a strong source for businesses, large or small.




CustomizationEquiparts puts extra effort into acquiring uncommon, non-stock items that our customers need. We always tell them, if you don’t see it in our catalog, just ask us for it! Our strong vendor relationships enable us to request custom modifications to meet our customers’ unique requirements. We’re not just order takers. We do what it takes to provide outstanding customer service.




Equiparts is part of an industry-specific network. As a member of TMS, Total Maintenance Solutions, we have greater buying power with our vendors. That enables us to pass the savings on to our customers. This network also gives us access to multiple warehouses, giving us support for very large orders. Our customers benefit by getting expedited shipping and reduced shipping costs.



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Sales Reps at Equiparts
There are a lot of advantages to working with an Equiparts Sales Rep. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable repair parts specialists, many of whom have worked in the industry for more than 10 years. They know our parts, the industry, and the best way to solve your maintenance repair problems. We’re not just “order-takers.” Our technical expertise is what sets us apart, and keeps our customers coming back.

Give us a call to start working with one of the knowledgeable sales reps at Equiparts. Our office hours are 7:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday, EST  toll-free at 800-442-6622 or on our local Pittsburgh line at 412-781-9100.

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Posted: August 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Best Commercial Water Fountain Webstore –


Exciting News From the Equiparts Team: We Have a New, Informative, and Dynamic Website Specifically for Drinking Fountain, Water Cooler, and Bottle Filler Units and Parts!

So Why is This New Site So Exciting?

Incredibly Informative 

This site is chock-full of all of the hydration station information you need to make an educated purchase!

Easily find out if a unit will suit your needs. Product information and features like Manufacturer, Manufacturer Number, Installation Type, ADA Compliance, Finish, Filter Inclusion, GPH, Vandal Resistance, Operation (Manual or Sensor), and Shipping weight are listed directly to the left of each unit. Then, there is a description of the unit that includes differentiating features, how it is installed, its warranty, etc. All available options for the unit are also listed, such as the recommendations from our manufacturers like Elkay, Oasis and Haws regarding the best installation locations. Click this link to view an example product listing.

Useful Dynamic Features


Product Comparison Tool

Easily compare product features of water coolers, bottle fillers, and drinking fountain units side by side-by-using the “Add to Compare” function. Learn how to use this tool step-by-step on our ‘How to Compare Units‘ page, then try it out for yourself on any category page.

Multiple Search Methods

  • Main Navigation Bar: The top or main navigation bar of the site differentiates units and parts by type (Water Coolers, Drinking Fountains, and Bottle Fillers). Then the drop down menus lead you to more specific categories like Brand or Type of Unit.
  • Search Bar: The search bar is a great place to find specific units by part number, manufacturer number, or other specific attributes.
  • Left Navigation List: The navigation list located on the left is a great place to search for units based on what location they will be installed in, or other attributes you desire. Click any single check box to narrow your search.

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Every unit has a resource section to the right of the description which contains links to various helpful items like the Unit Spec Sheet, Parts Breakdown, or User Manual. Some units even have links to How-To Videos.

Hard to Find Part Photo Upload

Looking for a part for your drinking fountain, water cooler, or bottle filler but not sure what to search for or what the part is called? Send us a photo using our contact form, and one of our drinking fountain specialists will get back to you with an answer!

On, we use high quality images and dense product information, with more information from a knowledgeable product specialist only a phone call or quote form away. Not only does our site supply you with high quality and up-to-date information about the hydration station parts and units we carry, we also have a strong, customer service oriented team that knows our products well. We strive to stay informed of our products with frequent visits from our manufacturer reps to review product features and updates.

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Posted: July 27, 2016 at 11:01 am

Improve Your Facility’s Cleanliness With A Simple Fixture: AeraMax Pro


Did you know that the air inside your facility is up to 5 times more polluted than air outdoors? It’s true!  According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health.

The public spaces we share with others like offices, schools, assisted living, restaurants, and hospitals are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses that make you sick. Dust and allergens can irritate sinuses, and odors can leave a bad impression. This is why improving indoor air quality is an essential part of your building’s maintenance.

AeraMax® Professional is a commercial grade air purifier that will help you take your facility to the top level of cleanliness. At Equiparts, we have an AeraMax Pro Filtration System stationed in our work stations, lunch room, and restrooms, ensuring that our team is always breathing clean air while in our facility.

A cleaner facility will increase productivity, improve the perception of your facility’s cleanliness, and help employees and patrons breathe easier.

By stopping the spread of germs, allergens, and other irritants present in your facility’s air, you will reduce the amount of sick days taken, while simultaneously creating a cleaner and more positive experience for your patrons, patients, students, and customers.  

Product features of the AeraMax® Professional include the following :

  • • Mode Selection utilizes EnviroSmart Technology to adjust performance based on sensor feedback. It scans the room for occupancy, noise level, and the presence of airborne contaminants. You can set the unit to the specifications appropriate to the unit’s location.

Normal Mode: Use this mode in highly populated areas like cafeterias, break areas, play areas, fitness centers, locker rooms, and restrooms. When these areas are occupied and a strong odor is present, rapid purification occurs. When the room is empty, the unit will lower to a standby mode.

Quiet Mode: Quiet mode should be selected for classrooms, waiting areas, conference rooms, and general office spaces. In this mode, the unit is on standby when the room is occupied, and then it cleans the air once the room is empty.

  • • Vandal-Resistant Reinforced Design to deter tampering, and elongate the life of the unit.
  • • Four-Stage Design which removes 99.9% of Airborne Contaminants through the AeraMax® Professional air purifiers.
    • Stage 1: A pre-filter, which helps elongate the life of the inner filters.
    • Stage 2: A carbon filter, which captures volatile organic compounds (VOCs,) odors, and other contaminants.
    • Stage 3: A true HEPA filter with antimicrobial treatment which captures particles as small as 0.3 microns. These particles include viruses, bacteria, mold spores, dust mites, and allergens.
    • Stage 4: The PlasmaTrue™ Bipolar Ionizer, which removes bacteria, viruses and molds, and breaks down odors.

Watch the video below to see what the facility’s manager of a health care center has to say about his experience with the installment of AeraMax® Pro in the center’s restrooms:

AeraMax® products are now available at Equiparts! Both wall mounted and floor standing AeraMax® Units are currently listed on our website. Request a quote online, or call to learn more. Place your order at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST.

Posted: July 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

The Annual 2016 Equiparty and Sales Meeting

Last week, Equiparts celebrated 41 years in existence with the annual Equiparty! Our sales team attended various vendor presentations throughout the next week. A big thanks to our ever-growing team for making this year’s events better than ever!

Equiparts Repair Parts Specialists Pittsburgh

Once a year, our outside sales reps travel from as far as Virginia, Missouri, New York, Indiana, and New Jersey to celebrate with the rest of our Pittsburgh team and attend seminars throughout the week from our new and top manufacturers.

Equiparts Annual Party

Our 2016 Equiparty was held in RIDC Park at the Comfort Inn & Suites Ballroom. All of our team, our vendors, and management, came with guests in tow to a fun night of dinner, dancing, good company, and even a performance by Blues Brothers Entertainment. (See more photos from the event here!). This year we celebrated with our biggest Equiparts team yet – 40 employees and counting!


Throughout the week after the Equiparty, our sales team attended dozens of presentations from top manufacturers like Sloan, American Standard, Chicago Faucet, and many more. Our sales team learned more about products from new vendors such as Busch Systems and Fellowes (see the full list of vendor presentations below). During these presentations, vendors discussed everything from new products and existing product updates to changing industry standards, and products that will be available soon. Our sales team used this opportunity to asks questions and further get to know our manufacturer Equiparts-PlumbingSuppy-Pittsburgh-SalesMeetingreps so they can continue the strong ongoing relationship Equiparts has with our vendors & manufacturers. These annual presentations, along with the Lunch-n-Learns are what keeps our team knowledgeable about the products we carry and able to continue providing our customers with valuable product support.

See the list below to learn which manufacturers attended this year’s sales meetings, and a brief mention of their presentations’ focus.

Equiparts’ Vendor Presentations:

  • – Sloan Valve Company – Hybrid Urinal and More
  • – Busch Systems – Recycling and Waste Containers
  • – Burns Manufacturers – Kickplates and Corner Guards
  • – General Tool – New tools, electronic maintenance tools
  • – Jones Stevens – Closet flange spacer kit, urinal flange, full face gaskets, PVC ball valves, shower drains, disposable pipe plugs,
  • – Mill-Rose – Brushes and Blue Monster
  • – Moen – Disposers, Cleveland Faucets
  • – Zurn- New faucets, flush valves, general repair, and more
  • – Liberty Pump – Pumps
  • – Fellowes – AeraMax
  • – Midland Metals – Education on fitting
  • – National Guard Products – Threasholds, weather stripping
  • – American Standard – 3-bolt unit electronic faucets and flush valves
  • – Chicago Faucet – New Faucets KSD
  • – Elkay – New products, filters, troubleshooting sensor operated bottle units, review top 5 questions asked to Elkay tech services


A big thank you to the Equiparts team and our vendors for making this year’s Equiparty and sales meetings a major success! We can’t wait to see what next year brings. (See the full album of sales meeting photos here!)

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Posted: June 6, 2016 at 10:02 am

Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse Technology

Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse technology

The new Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse technology is virtually a waterfree urinal that does an automatic ‘service purge’ which flushes up to one gallon of water once every 72 hours. This hybrid model allows you to still save thousands of gallons of water a year and also easily keep your drain lines clean, hygienic, and clog free, while also keeping your restrooms odor free!
We like to practice what we preach at Equiparts. So, we updated our facilities with the new Hybrid Urinal from Sloan! We promote sustainability at Equiparts and hope to become more energy and water efficient as our manufacturers continue to create innovative and environmentally friendly fixtures and products. (We also have a bottle filler station in our employee kitchen that has saved over 12,000 plastic bottles!) We are excited to now have a Sloan Hybrid Urinal which will help us save thousands of gallons of water each year.Sloan Hybrid Urinal Installation Info

Notes about Installing the Sloan Hybrid Urinal:

Flushometer inside the Sloan Hybrid UrinalAccording to Chris Pofi, Operations Manager at Equiparts, the Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse Technology was very easy to install at Equiparts. He says that it only took them about 30 minutes to install in the Equiparts’ restroom.

Prior to the Hybrid Urinal, Equiparts had an American Standard AllBrook Urinal installed. (The All Brook is very similar to the High-Efficiency Sloan Urinal, so these installation tips most likely apply to updating from that unit as well) The footprint of the AllBrook urinal was smaller than the footprint of the Sloan Hybrid urinal, which fortunately covered up any marks or indentations made by the AllBrook unit. The only item that needed adjusting was the height of the wall mounting bracket.

Sloan Hybrid Urinal Specifications

Urinal Specifications from Sloan Valve

Find out more about the Sloan Hybrid Urinal, including pricing, bulk order discounts, or get a quote by calling one of our Equiparts product specialists: 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM EST. Or download and share the Sloan Retrofit Hybrid Urinal PDF with colleagues or friends. 

Related Content:
Learn about the new water appliance regulations for 2016 and find out why you should know them before choosing which urinal models to update your facility within another Equiparts blog: ‘Installing New Urinals? Don’t Make the Mistake of Updating Outdated’

Posted: May 31, 2016 at 11:25 am

Plumbing Advocate Magazine Featured Equiparts as Plumbing Member Supplier

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 5.53.20 PMWe are incredibly excited to announce that Equiparts is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Plumbing Advocate Magazine! Plumbing Advocate Magazine, which is a division of Equity Plumbing, shares industry and advertising space for plumbing and associated industry suppliers to reach plumbing wholesalers. This quarter, the magazine chose Equiparts as the featured Member Profile and we could be more excited to share it with you!

In the article, you will find some truly interesting insights. Joel Weiss, Equiparts President, delves into some pretty specific tidbits of information that explain the high level of employee satisfaction found throughout the team. Did you know that all employees at Equiparts, no matter the position, are eligible for profit sharing, bonuses, and a matching 401K program? Its true. That and more. This employee satisfaction translates into a strong customer service team that truly cares about our company, our products, and our customers’ satisfaction.

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Read the full article here: ‘Turning Employee Satisfaction into Profit‘. Be sure to tell us our favorite part of the article in the comments below! Would you like to work for or with a company like Equiparts? We want to hear from you!

Follow us on social media to join the conversation with Equiparts and find out about more Company news, product tip videos, and current specials!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Equiparts, we are repair parts specialists. We supply a complete line of plumbing and mechanical specialties to solve a wide variety of maintenance repair problems. Take a look at the products we supply, and keep in mind, if you ever need a hard to find part, call Equiparts!


Posted: May 24, 2016 at 10:21 am

Equiparts Visits Sloan Park aka the Cubs Stadium


Sloan Park Chicago Cubs
As a Pittsburgh based company, Equiparts naturally has many employees who are sports fans. So when we found out Equiparts team member Andrew Grimwood, our Web Designer, was going on a trip to Arizona, we got him tickets to a Cubs game so he could check out Sloan Park.
 Sloan Park Cubs Stadium
For those of you unfamiliar with Sloan Park, it is the Spring training home of the Chicago Cubs, and opened in 2014. It was originally called Cubs Park, but on Jan. 8th, 2015, Sloan Valve Co. bought the naming rights. Located in Mesa, Arizona, Sloan Park is the largest spring training stadium by capacity (15,000 seats) in Major League Baseball.
Andrew told us about his experience at Sloan Park:
Sloan Park Mesa, ArizonaAs I entered the park, I was astonished by its sheer size. There were people everywhere, including Cubs fans and fans of other MLB teams. There was not a bad view anywhere in the park, and the smell of great food was everywhere. Ever since I started working at Equiparts back in the Spring of 2013, I’ve learned a lot about Sloan Valve Co, so I had to go and check out the restroom facilities. It was packed, but I tried to catch a glance of all the units they had installed. The coolest thing I saw was the BASYS faucet with the Spring Training logo of the Cubs right on the head of the faucet. Before I left the park, I had to get my picture taken in front of the Spring Training version of the world-famous Wrigley Field Marquee that welcomes visitors to the park. I had a great time visiting the park. The views and the food were great, as were the facilities.
 Sloan Valve Faucet for Chicago Cubs
Andrew added, “Out of all the ballparks I visited in Arizona, Sloan Park was by far the best one!”
Equiparts was the very first Sloan Valve Repair Center, and has been a Sloan Valve Master Repair Parts Distributor for almost 50 years. We stock a complete line of Sloan repair parts and units, from the smallest Sloan repair parts to custom-built Sloan flush valves, work with Equiparts, and get any Sloan fixture, part or tool you need.

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Become Water and Energy Responsible in 2016

What Positive Change Will You Make this Earth Day?

Make a Major Positive Impact at Your School, Job, or Organization. Learn how to decrease plastic waste, and simultaneously help your fellow students or colleagues save money. Last Year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles and only 38 of them were recycled.

In total, the U.S. consumes approximately 31 billion liters of bottled water per year. About 4 billion of those bottles end up in the U.S. waste streams, which costs municipalities about $70 million annually in disposal costs.

So, how can we decrease plastic waste, and encourage environmental responsibility?

Plastic Water Bottle Waste in AmericaBy utilizing new technology that encourages the ideals of reducing our footprint, reusing products, and recycling materials. Hopefully, you are currently doing this yourself by recycling at home, and drinking tap water. But let’s go a step beyond you, and talk about how to encourage environmental responsibility on a larger level.
How do the places you frequent – your workplace, your child’s’ school, even the park you walk your dog through – encourage sustainability? Is there anything in place that perpetuates the ideal of reduce-reuse-recycle? If not, then here is your opportunity to make a positive environmental impact where you live. Become an advocate for change and push for bottle filler water fountains.


Instead of using 167 disposable water bottles, encourage a sustainable change to one reusable bottle that can be used year after year. Learn what makes ezH2O bottle filler units Green Spec certified, and the eco-friendly features of these particular units by reading Part 2 of Becoming Water and Energy Responsible in 2016: Go Green with Elkay’s ezH2O Energy Saving Bottle Filler. Plus find out about  a company that makes really cool reusable water bottles, too!

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

Find Maintenance and Plumbing Repair Parts

Hard to Find Maintenance and Plumbing Parts

Can’t find the part or unit you’re looking for?
Don’t get discouraged. Only the more popular units and parts are listed online, so you may not be able to find the exact unit you have in mind. We distribute many different categories of maintenance repair parts, including plumbing, drinking fountains, flushometers, closet and urinal, washroom accessories, toilet partition parts, faucet repair, tools, and much more. To get pricing on the unit or part you want, simply give us a call to speak directly with one of our Parts Specialists (M-F 7:30AM-5:00PM EST) 800-442-6622. You can also give us the information (make/model) you know about the unit or part when you submit an online quote request.

Not sure what you need?

If you’re not sure what part or unit you need, don’t worry. You can submit a photo of the part or unit you need one of two ways (if possible, please include unit brand, model number of unit, and serial number):

  1. Use our Photo Upload Form,Upload Photo to find part
  2. Email your photo to
  3. If you’re not able to complete options 1 or 2, give us a call at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday 7:30AM-5:00PM EST

Do you have more questions? Read the list of questions below to find out more about our ordering process, or go to our FAQ page to view even more questions and answers.

  1. How can I place a direct order? 

You can place an order without requesting a quote by calling us at Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST 800-442-6622 with the part number(s) for the item(s) you want to order.

  1. How do I place a quote online?

First, find the product(s) you want on our website by using the Search Bar, or by browsing through our Product Categories. Then, to get a quote for one item of any quantity, input your quantity and click ‘Get A Quote’.

To get a quote for for multiple items, find the products you want, input the quantity for each product, and click ‘Add to Cart’. Once you have added all the products you want, view your cart, make sure all the information is correct, be sure to update cart, then select ‘Request a Quote’.

  1. When can I expect to receive my quote?

We respond to your quotes as quickly as we can. Quotes that are submitted with part numbers are generally responded to within an hour or two (during business hours Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST). At the latest, we will respond within 12 hours during the workweek. Orders placed over the weekend are responded to in the order they are received within the next work week. Other special research items, like quote requesting using the image uploader without part numbers, may take a couple of days to confirm. Please be patient, and we will supply you with a comprehensive quote for the products you need.

Need an answer now? Give us a call during business hours Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM: 800-442-6622

Posted: November 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm

A Brief History of Equiparts

This is a photo of the original building at 817 Main Street in Sharpsburg when Equiparts began in 1968. It was the former post office for the town.

Equiparts began as a collaboration between two men. One worked in the fastener business, and the other in plumbing sales. The company was called Maintenance Specialties, and was based at 817 Main Street in Sharpsburg. In 1975, the two men decided to part ways, each forming his own company. One of those companies became Equiparts. In the beginning, Equiparts had only eight employees. Equiparts’ President, Joel Weiss, first came to the company in November of 1975 as a part-time helper, and then became an official employee in January of 1976. He started as a shipper, expanded into shipping and receiving, and was later promoted to purchasing. After that, he also provided customer service by phone, and then later went on the road as an outside sales rep.

A second floor was added to the Sharpsburg building in 1986, marking our first expansion.

The business struggled through the 80s, but survived. In 1986, a second floor was added to the Sharpsburg building to generate extra income by leasing the space.

In 1991, Equiparts purchased its first Macintosh computer and hired its first graphic designer in an effort to expand its advertising.

In 1992, the original owner of Equiparts sold the company to Joel. That’s when the business really took off. Joel increased the company’s marketing efforts in order to expand and grow the business. They started producing small 24 page newsprint catalogs on a yearly basis, as well as quarterly sales fliers. Sales grew tremendously through the 90s as they began to focus more on commercial and institutional customers.

In 1994, the company took over the second floor of the 817 building. At first it was used to store more inventory, then later it became the home of the administrative and graphic arts offices.

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In 1999, Equiparts entered the digital world and launched its first website, In 2003, a second website was created, was completely redesigned in 2015, and now includes more products, photos, and product information than before. The site now has a blog (which you are on now) that is updated frequently with Equiparts news, featured products, and industry information.

Equiparts’ newest endeavor is our drinking fountain site,, that provides users with even more features, like the ability to compare units and parts side by side, and in depth product information including flow rates, add-ons, compatible products, warrantee information and more.

In 2000, Equiparts was named the world’s first Authorized Sloan Valve Repair Center. This enabled customers to send their out-of-order electronic Sloan Flushometers to Equiparts to be tested and repaired by trained specialists, and have them returned in perfect working order.

In 2003, we moved our counter and parts inventory a few blocks down the street to 1003 Main Street.Also in 2000, Dan Martino was hired as Sales Manager, a position he still holds today. This was a major step forward for Equiparts. With Dan taking care of the sales team, Joel was able to spend more time on promoting the company.

In 2003, Equiparts expanded its counter and parts inventory into a second location by occupying the former Galanty’s Hardware building at 1003 Main Street. After a couple of years, both the 1003 and the 1001 buildings were purchased outright. The second floor of 1001 was used mainly as a conference room until the summer of 2009 when the space became the headquarters for the telesales force.

In 2004, Equiparts and a group of nine other plumbing supply companies throughout the U.S. formed a buying group called TMS – Total Maintenance Solutions. By combining resources with the other TMS companies, Equiparts is able to bring unparalleled product knowledge and unbeatable service to our customers.

In 2007, Equiparts published its first comprehensive catalog with a durable full-color cover. It contained 208 pages, a far cry from its first catalog – a 16-page newsprint booklet. Subsequent catalogs grew larger in 2009 and 2011. In 2013, the catalog would more than double its size from 2007, growing to 448 pages. (View the 2013 Catalog) An even larger catalog is planned for 2018.

In April of 2015, the entire company moved to a warehouse at 120 Pennsylvania Avenue in Oakmont, which is located directly outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

In 2012, Equiparts purchased the former Top Hat Tuxedo building at 925 Main Street. Renovations were begun with plans to transform the building into an electronics showroom. Circumstances changed in 2014, as Equiparts decided on a different strategy. An opportunity arose to consolidate all Equiparts operations under one roof. In April of 2015, the entire company moved to a warehouse at 120 Pennsylvania Avenue in Oakmont, PA.  The move will help improve efficiency, and we are very happy in our new neighborhood.

Joel says, “The growth and success of Equiparts can be attributed to the intelligence and hard work of our employees in all departments.” Everyone has a specialty, whether it is plumbing, water coolers, electronic faucets and flush valves, backflow prevention, toilet partitions, window parts, locker parts, and many more. With a present staff of 50, the future is looking bright for Equiparts. We can’t wait to see what we will accomplish next!

Now Equiparts shipping and receiving is located alongside of our showroom and main office.