Silver Defender Tape

Silver Defender Products are antimicrobial protected films that can adhere to a variety of surfaces. They are designed to be used on high-touch shared surfaces in high-traffic areas. The tape is designed to cover these surfaces with an antimicrobial film to help stop the transmission of bacteria. It also prevents mold, mildew, and fungi.

How Does Silver Defender Tape Work?

Silver Defender tape is embedded with silver ions. The silver ions provide a cleaning power that is activated by light, air pressure, and touch. They create an antimicrobial layer that protects surfaces.

But how exactly do silver ions keep surfaces clean? Unlike atomic silver which is inert, silver ions are very active. According to the medical book Advanced Textiles for Wound Care, “Silver ion is a highly reactive moiety, and avidly binds to tissue proteins, causing structural changes in bacterial cell walls and intracellular and nuclear membranes.” 

This is why the silver ion is commonly used as an antimicrobial agent in a wide variety of applications. For example, it is the most common antimicrobial agent used in burn wound care in the western world. It is also used to control legionella in hospital potable water systems. In Silver Defender Tape, it is used to create an antimicrobial layer to cover high-touch surfaces. 

Silver Defender Tape only needs to be replaced every 90 days. It is easy to install and remove. Watch our installation video below to see how easy it is to apply to a push plate on a door. 


Where Can Silver Defender be Installed?

Silver Defender can be installed on nearly any smooth surface that is susceptible to becoming a germ breeding ground. Most commonly, it is used in transportation, education, business, and retail facilities. 

Currently, we carry the 2-inch and 4-inch tape rolls. Silver Defender is also available in die-cut designs, touchscreen film, and elevator button film.

Silver Defender Installation Video

Silver Defender Products

Shown in the installation video is the 4-inch Silver Defender Tape. We also carry 2-inch Silver Defender Tape. Give us a call to learn more about ordering other Silver Defender products.

2-inch Silver Defender Tape
Part #90042
2-inch wide x 60 yard roll
For use on push bars, elevator buttons, bathroom handles, toilet handles, water fountains, etc.

4-inch Silver Defender Tape
Part #90043
4-inch wide x 60 yard roll
For use on push/pull flat handles, handicap push plates, sink handles, mail cart handles, refrigerator door handles, etc.

Silver Defender Product

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Where to Buy

View the 2-inch or 4-inch Silver Defender Tape product pages on our website where you can request a quote. If you’re ready to place an order, give us a call. Mention Part #90042 or #90043 when ordering. Bulk orders may qualify for discount pricing.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622 / Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

Offset Adapter for Sloan Flushometers

Avoid split grab bars and expensive wall modifications with Sloan’s new Offset Adapter! This adaptor enables you to install grab bars above a closet flushometer without relocating the inlet pipe. You can stay in ADA compliance without ripping into the wall. It is designed for use with G2, SOLIS®, and ECOS® flushometers.

How Does Sloan’s Offset Adapter Work?

This unobtrusive adapter lowers the total height of the flushometer by 1-1/2 inches. This creates enough space for an ADA-compliant grab bar without having to relocate the water supply inlet pipe. It’s a simple update that saves your facility from the costs and complexities of opening walls or workarounds like split grab bars. It also helps keep your facilities accessible and aesthetically pleasing while keeping labor costs to a minimum. It is also precisely engineered to maintain full pressure and flow to the flushometer.

Where Can the Offset Kit be Used?

The Offset Adapter is designed for use with G2, SOLIS®, and ECOS® flushometers. It’s great for restroom stalls that require ADA compliance, such as those in healthcare facilities, airports, stadiums, schools and universities, convention centers, and other commercial facilities. 

Make sure the adapter kit can be installed in accordance with applicable codes and regulations by reviewing Sloan’s Offset Adapter Installation Instructions PDF. The instructions will help you determine whether recessed sweating is required, and which wall flange to use in conjunction with the adapter. 

Sloan H-1018-A Offset Adapter

Sloan H-1018-A Offset Adapter Features, Specs, and Compliances


  • Updates flushometers to enable ADA grab bar installation
  • Lowers total height of flushometer by 1-1/2″
  • Avoids costly wall modifications
  • Includes mud guard and flange for easy installation
  • Extensively tested for optimal performance and pressure 


  • 1″ Female x 1″ Male 1-1/2” Offset Adapter      
  • 1″ FPT Inlet           
  • 1″ MPT Outlet           
  • Standard 1″ NPT connection to the control stop 


  • The offset adapter shall be in conformance with ASTM Alloy Classification for Red Brass
  • Low lead compliant          

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Where to Buy

View the Offset Adapter product page on our website where you can request a quote. If you’re ready to place an order, give us a call. Mention Part #48691 when ordering. Bulk orders may qualify for discounted pricing.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622 / Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

Ridgid EZ Change Faucet Tool

Ridgid’s EZ Change Faucet Tool makes the installation and removal of common faucets and sink strainers easier than ever before.

This multi-purpose under sink plumbing tool is designed to be used for a variety of common plumbing tasks. Plumbers and maintenance persons can work faster and more efficiently when removing and installing items under the sink. The EZ Change Faucet Tool from Ridgid can be used on supply lines, supply stops, fittings, strainers, nuts, and all items that are often in hard to reach places for sink repairs.

faucet installation tool

The tool includes two metal inserts. One is a cube-shaped insert for hex nuts, supply line nuts, and supply stops. The other is a double-ended cylindrical insert with socket connections, a hex for wrenches, and slots for sink strainers. Together, these features perform specific tasks like turning angle stops, removing strainers that won’t budge, tightening or loosening faucet spray holders and mounting nuts, and more. It’s easy to see how innovative and thoughtful this tool is. Read on to learn more about all the things the EZ Change Faucet Tool can do.

Under the sink faucet tool

The EZ Change Faucet Tool features so many clever uses packed into one that we break up the features of each part of it below, starting with the orange plastic body of the tool itself, then moving onto the inserts. 

Cube Shaped Insert (Left) =, Plastic Tool (Center), and Cylindrical Insert (Right)

Plastic Tool


  • Lightweight, high-strength material makes this tool easy to handle, especially in hard to reach locations like under and behind the sink.  
  • Its length makes it easier to reach mounting nuts on faucets and sprayers.
  • The open slot along the length of the tool allows it to wrap around supply lines that would normally be in the way of other tools.
  • The body is designed to use the inserts, and store them at the same time.
  • If you remove the cylindrical insert, the notched ends of the plastic body can engage 2, 3, 4, and 6 tab basin nuts. 

Cube Shaped Insert

Ridgid faucet repair tool

The cube-shaped insert features use on all sides. The shut off valve side of this insert is designed to turn hard-to-reach angle stops, and do so without marring the chrome. The other sides are designed to fit ⅝, ¾, ⅞, and 1-inch hex nuts and supply line nuts. The open slot of the plastic body comes in handy when using the cubed insert because it can be slipped over connected supply lines. 

Cylindrical Insert 

Ridgid tool for basket strainers

The cylindrical insert is a double-ended tool that has hexes and sockets, as well as slots for basket strainers. There is also a hole to insert a screwdriver for extra turning power.

Cylindrical Insert Features:

  • 3 and 4 slot sink strainer baskets
  • ⅜” socket connection
  • Socket for ⅝” hex nuts
  • 1-⅛” hex for use with a wrench
  •  Hole to insert a screwdriver for extra torque on tough nuts

Innovative Design Feature:

Ridgid hex nut tool

When you come across nuts that will not budge, the hole in the cylindrical insert is designed so that it will fit your one-stop wrench or screwdriver to provide the extra leverage needed to loosen tough nuts.

Ridgid EZ Change Tool

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Where to Buy The EZ Change Faucet Tool

Call to order Ridgid’s EZ Change Faucet Tool. Mention Part #38631 when ordering. Bulk orders may qualify for discount pricing.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622 / Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

View it on our website

Ridgid Faucet Tool FAQ’s

Q: Will this tool work on all faucets? 
A: For the most part yes, most faucets that use mounting nuts use common nut sizes. There are slots to accommodate various tab nuts.

Q: Is this tool made to remove frozen nuts? 
A: The tool is made to meet common nut torque requirements.

Q: What is the maximum nut size on the tool? 
A: 1-inch

New Hand Washing Station by Murdock

Introducing the EZ Wash-N-Go! Hand Washing Station from Murdock Manufacturing. This retrofit wall mounted unit creates a hand washing station that is designed to be installed outside of restrooms. This hand washing solution is perfectly suited to provide patrons, students, and employees with an additional location to wash their hands in schools, businesses, and other public facilities.

Quick and Easy Retrofit Hand Washing Station

The EZ Wash-N-Go! was specifically designed to quickly and easily retrofit into existing spaces. It features a universal mounting bracket for quick and easy installation. This makes it an ideal addition to facilities that are currently disabling use to their water cooler fountains while we are living through the Coronavirus pandemic and taking extra precautions. Facility’s can simply remove their water cooler units, and replace them with this hand washing station.

Option Shown: Gray Finish (Standard) – Part #48400 (Murdock #A171100W)

Hand Washing Station Options

The unit comes in different finishes and has additional options it can be sold with, such as a soap dispenser or tankless water heater.

Finish Options:
• Gray Finish (Standard) – Part #48400 (Murdock #A171100W)
• Satin Stainless Steel Finish – Part #48400SS (Murdock #A171400W) 

Hand Soap Pump Dispenser – Holds up to 34-ounces of polyethylene Soap. Manual pump-style hand soap dispenser.
• Gray Finish with Pump Soap Dispenser – Part #48401 (Murdock #A171100W-PS)
• Stainless Steel Finish with Pump Soap Dispenser – Part #480401SS (Murdock #A171400W-PS)

Tankless Water Heater – Chronomite Water Heater. Shipped loose for remote installation or within cabinet. Add on one of the following options when ordering to add a tankless water heater to the unit:
H240 for a Tankless Water Heater, 20 amp 240 volt 1 – Model #CM20L/240 104F-NPT08
H120 for a Tankless Water Heater, 12 amp 120 volt 1 – Model #CM12L/120 104F-NPT08

Read the full features list, and view the unit’s spec sheet, and additional materials on our Murdock EZ Wash-N-Go! Product Listing.

Save, Share, or Download the EZ Wash-N-Go Hand Washing Station PDF. Great for sharing with your purchasing department or fellow staff!

How to Order Hand Washing Stations

Due to fluctuating manufacturer and shipping costs, give us a call to place orders for the Murdock Wash-N-Go! Hand Washing Station.

TOLL-FREE: 800-442-6622 / PITTSBURGH: 412-781-9100

Magnetic Door Barriers for Commercial Building Maintenance

Magnetic Door Barriers: A Quick and Innovative Way to Temporarily Close Off a Room or Space. Available in two different sizes and in a variety of phrases and colors. 

These Magnetic Door Barriers are an easy-to-use temporary barrier made of nylon material with magnetic ends. Facility maintenance personnel can use these signs to block entry to rooms and restroom stalls when they are being cleaned, when a room is closed or unavailable for use, or after they are cleaned to inform other facility personnel or patrons that they are available for use. 

The door barriers come in the following phrase options:

  • “CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE” (Standard size)
  • “CLOSED FOR CLEANING” (Standard size)
  • “STOP ~ DO NOT ENTER” (Standard and extra-long size)
  • “CLEANING IN PROGRESS” (Extra-long size)
  • “This Room Has Been Cleaned & Disinfected ~ Just For You!” (Extra-long size)

Magnetic Door Barrier Sizes

Two sizes. These door signs are available in two different sizes: one designed to fit standard commercial doors, and an extra long size designed to fit extra-wide commercial doors, like those used in healthcare facilities and industrial buildings. 

Standard Size

The standard sized door barrier is 42-inches wide. It is designed to fit standard single commercial door frames up to 36-inches wide. The standard width of commercial door frames is 36-inches. 

Extra-Long Size

The extra-long sized door barrier is 54-inches wide. It is designed to fit larger door frames. This size may be better suited for industrial and medical facilities, which have a minimum doorway width requirement of 41.5 inches. The 54-inch barrier fits doorways up to 51-inches wide.

Magnetic Door Barrier Sign

Magnetic Door Barrier Features

  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Exceptionally strong magnets attach in seconds
  • Made with durable, rot-resistant nylon
  • Fits standard 36″ metal door frames
  • Conforms to OSHA standards
  • Made in the USA

How to Properly Install Your Door Sign

The door barriers have magnets on the ends, which easily attach to the metal door frame or partition doors and pilasters. The door barriers are designed to fit the door at an angle. To install, you simply adhere the magnetic ends to the sides of the doorway. Once attached, angle the barricade so the sign is slightly lower on the left and higher on the right until you have a secure fit with no sagging.

Standard Size Door Barriers

42-inch “CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE” Magnetic Door Barrier
Barrier Color: Orange 
Equiparts Part #38554
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42-inch “CLOSED FOR CLEANING” Magnetic Door Barrier
Barrier Color: Yellow
Equiparts Part #38558
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42-inch “STOP ~ DO NOT ENTER” Magnetic Door Barrier
Barrier Color: Red
Equiparts Part #38560
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Extra-Long Size Door Barriers

54-inch “CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE – CERRADO POR MANTENIMMIENTO”  Bi-Lingual (English and Spanish) Magnetic Door Barrier
Barrier Color: Yellow
Equiparts Part #38559
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54-inch “CLEANING IN PROGRESS” Magnetic Door Barrier
Barrier Color: Yellow
Equiparts Part #39009
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54-inch “STOP ~ DO NOT ENTER” Magnetic Door Barrier
Barrier Color: Red
Equiparts Part #39008
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54-inch “This Room Has Been Cleaned & Disinfected ~ Just For You!” Magnetic Door Barrier
Barrier Color: White
Equiparts Part #39013
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How to Buy Magnetic Door Barriers

Call Equiparts to order Magnetic Door Barriers for your facility today! Take a look at the items listed above and tell us which part numbers you would like to order. 

TOLL-FREE: 800-442-6622 / PITTSBURGH: 412-781-9100


Step-n-Pull Door Opener Product Spotlight

Now more than ever before, people desire a touch-free restroom experience. This makes the Step-N-Pull, a foot-operated door opener, a great item to install on latchless wood and metal doors so restroom users no longer need to touch the door when exiting. Step-N-Pull door openers can be used in a wide variety of locations, especially in today’s day and age, where hands-free is desired in generally any location outside of the home due to the coronavirus.

Step-N-Pull foot pedal door openers are easy to install, low cost, and designed to last the life of the door they are installed on. This makes them a worthwhile addition to most any facility, especially in restroom and food service areas. These touch-free door openers are made in the USA and abroad. 

Using a Step-N-Pull Door Opener

The Step-N-Pull Door Opener comes with a decal that is designed to be placed near the handle of the door, so patrons are aware that there is a hands free option to open the door. You take a step and press your foot down on the StepNPull hard enough to gain traction while sliding your foot back to open the door. Simply step and pull, and you can open a door without touching it with your hand. 

Step-N-Pull Specifications:

  • Width: 5″
  • Height: 1.5″
  • Depth: 3″
  • Material: T6 aluminum with 70% recycled aluminum
  • Finish: Powder coat
  • Mounting hardware: 3 #12 combo screws (metal or wood) and 1 sexed barrel bolt

Where to Install Step-n-Pull Door Openers

The Step-n-Pull door opener can be installed on any latchless commercial metal or wooden door. A foot-operated door opener is great in a variety of circumstances, including the locations below:

  • Restrooms
  • Offices, Restaurants, and Businesses
  • Hospital and Healthcare Facilities
  • Food Service Areas
  • And many other locations.

Installing a Step-n-Pull in public restrooms avoids the spread of germs. Touch-free restrooms are becoming more and more common as people become more aware of the germs that are spread through restrooms. Often, you will see people use paper towels when opening a door after washing their hands, so they don’t have to touch it with their just washed hands. Adding a foot operated door opener to restroom doors makes it so patrons don’t have to touch anything in the restroom after they have already washed their hands. It is recommended to use an electric drill to install the Step-n-Pull. Installation is quick and easy and should take less than 5 minutes to complete. 

Step-n-Pull in offices, restaurants and businesses are helpful when hands are full. Many restaurants and offices experience lots of patrons with hands full of menus, plates, or paperwork and new products. Installing a Step-n-Pull to the door makes it so employees and patrons can still open it even when their hands are full. 

Foot operated door openers in hospital and healthcare facilities lowers cross-contamination risks. By not having to use their hands to open doors, healthcare professionals more easily eliminate the risk of cross contamination when leaving and entering a diagnostic lab for instance. Step-n-pulls on the doors to the hospital or nursing home cafeterias can also lessen the transfer of germs which is especially beneficial before eating. 

Hands-Free door operation in food service areas can decrease both food contamination and germ transference for restaurant staff and patrons. Most foodborne illnesses are caused by consuming ready-to-eat foods that have been contaminated by poor handling techniques between raw and finished foods. Eliminating door handles as a point of contamination and germs decreases one major potential point of transference.

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Where to Buy Step-N-Pull Door Openers

Call to order Step-N-Pull Door Openers. Mention Part #37663 when ordering. Bulk orders may qualify for discount pricing.

Keep in mind that the Step-n-Pull is available in four different finishes. The standard finish is Silver. Specify other colors when ordering if you would like to order the following finish options: Gold Finish, Black Finish, or Copper Finish. 

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622 / Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

Monday though Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Step-N-Pull Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the weight of the door affect whether Step-N-Pull will work or not?

A: No, but the amount of resistance the door closer provides is. However, when an interior door resistance meets the ADA standard of needing 5 pounds or less force needed to open the door, then the user will easily be able to open the door using the Step-N-Pull

Q: Are Step-N-Pull door openers ADA compliant?
A: Yes. According to StepNpull®, “On two different occasions we contacted the US DOL about StepNpull® and asked if it was ADA compliant. In both instances they stated that StepNpull® is ADA compliant because it doesn’t interfere with ingress or egress. In Chapter 4 of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, it states:  “404.2.10 Door and Gate Surfaces. Swinging door and gate surfaces within 10 inches (255 mm) of the finish floor or ground measured vertically shall have a smooth surface on the push side extending the full width of the door or gate. Parts creating horizontal or vertical joints in these surfaces shall be within 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of the same plane as the other. Cavities created by added kick plates shall be capped.” Notice that the 10 inches of vertically smooth surface is on the push side of the door not the pull side. StepNpull is installed on the pull side of the door.”

Q: What is included when a Step-N-Pull is purchased?

A: The following items are included with each Step-N-Pull purchase:

  1. The StepNpull® Door Opener
  2. Mounting screws
  3. Installation Instructions
  4. A Door Decal

Social Distancing Signs Help Stop the Spread

Essential businesses that remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic can help their patrons, patients, and employees practice proper social distancing by implementing signage throughout their facilities. 

Social distancing is a new concept that we have all become very familiar with in the last few weeks. By practicing social distancing consistently, we can help decrease the likelihood of contracting and spreading coronavirus. 

Proper social distancing is the best tool we have to slow the coronavirus outbreak. This makes it crucial that businesses that remain open during the pandemic convey the message that social distancing needs to be practiced consistently throughout their facility by their building’s visitors. This can be done by placing social distancing signage throughout facilities, especially in areas where lines form, or where people tend to congregate in close contact. 

The social distancing signs below come in three different materials: 

  • Adhesive Backed Vinyl – best for high traffic floors,
  • Pressure Sensitive Removable Vinyl – great for store floors (will not leave residue)
  • TexWalk – Good on carpets and walls

To order any of these signs, simply give us a call, and tell us the part numbers and quantities of the signs you would like.

We have a wide variety of other signs available. They include reminders for people to remain 6 feet away from one another, instructions to wait in a designated location, arrow signs to create a one-way flow of traffic throughout a store, enter/exit only signs, order pick-up signs, and other coronavirus and social distancing specific signs. See below for some of the other social distancing signs we can order for you. If you don’t see the exact sign you need, keep in mind that we can order custom signs from our manufacturer to fit your needs. Bulk discount price breaks are available for high quantity orders. Give us a call for pricing and to place your order.

We carry a variety of other facility and maintenance specific signs in all of the following categories:

  • Handwashing (Some of which are on sale now on the last page our New Spring Promo)
  • Admittance & Security Signs
  • Fire & Exit Signs
  • Traffic Signs
  • Traffic Posts & Bases
  • Traffic Safety Signs
  • DOT Placards
  • No Parking Signs
  • Personal Protection & Fall Hazard Signs
  • No Smoking Signs
  • Fire Extinguisher Signs
  • Fire & Exit Signs Dimensional
  • General Safety Signs
  • Confined Space Signs
  • Chemical & HazMat Signs
  • First Aid Signs
  • Electrical Hazard Signs
  • Custom Signs

Call to order. Shipping available nationwide.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622

Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5pm EST

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Equiparts supplies maintenance and plumbing supplies to facilities including hospitals, healthcare facilities, municipal buildings, prisons, schools, and other commercial businesses. Learn more about us in our Company Booklet and view the products we sell in our Catalog.

Plumber Pad by Plumber’s Mate Product Spotlight

New at Equiparts: Plumber’s Mate® Absorbent Utility Pads. Easily keep your plumbing project areas clean by using these super absorbent plumber pads. Made by Rectorseal, Plumber’s Mate Absorbent Utility Pads are ideal for when needing to repair a leaking drain or pipe. They are great to use in those tight spaces under leaking sinks, drains, water heaters, faucets, or behind toilets. They feature SuperCore® technology that makes them the most highly absorbent pads available today.

Plumber Pad Product Features: 

  • Easily holds 1 quart of liquid
  • Protects cabinets and floors
  • Quick absorption of liquids
  • Great for use in tight spaces
  • Made in the USA

The patented SuperCore® technology protects surfaces from moisture damage and is an upgrade to the standard towels and buckets method. Each pad has a dry touch top layer, a dynamic liquid containment layer, and a leakproof protective layer.

What is SuperCore® Technology?

SuperCore is a patented, superabsorbent cellulose-based material that features triplelayer protection: a dry to the touch top layer, dynamic liquid containment middle layer, and a leakproof protective bottom layer.

  • Dry Touch Top Layer – Wicks away spills and prevents puddles from forming within minutes
  • Dynamic Liquid Containment Middle Layer – Absorbs all liquids and locks them in
  • Leakproof Protective Bottom Layer – Traps all moisture inside to keep surfaces underneath dry and messfree.

Avoid thousands of dollars in water damage and prevent your next plumbing project from becoming a huge mess!

Plumber Pads are a fantastic item to add to your Equiparts order so you can be prepared and keep your plumbing work area clean and prevent wet messes when completing a job. They can be used preventatively, by simply putting them down just in case there is an unforeseen leak, or strategically, by placing a plumber pad in the area that is likely to get messy from the work you are about to complete.

We recommend Plumber’s Mate Absorbent Utility Pads for all plumbers as well as facility managers and other maintenance personnel who work in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas completing maintenance on fixtures, pipes, and other areas where water leaks are common.

Call to order Plumber Pads. Just mention Part #46920 and remember, each pack contains 6 pads that measure 24″ x 24″.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622

Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

Mon-Fri 7:30AM – 5PM EST

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Urnex Commercial Cafe and Ice Machine Cleaner

New at Equiparts! We’ve added two new commercial cleaning products that we think every facility with ice machines and cafe equipment should have. The two items we feature here are Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer and FREEZ ice machine cleaner. Scroll to the bottom of the article to see prices. You can also download the Product Spotlight PDF’s we’ve made! You can then share these exciting new commercial cleaning products with your fellow employees, purchasing department, and anyone else who might need them.

Urnex Cleaner Products

Both of the commercial kitchen equipment cleaning products we share in this blog post are made by Urnex, a manufacturer of commercial kitchen cleaning products specifically for beverages with a primary focus on coffee. Urnex was founded in 1936, and has been providing Urnex cleaner products for over 75 years. Equiparts is excited to distribute Urnex products to our customers now, and help supply your patrons, students, and fellow employees with better-tasting coffee and ice throughout your commercial facilities.

FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner

The FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner is a cleaning product designed for use on all commercial ice systems. This cleaning product is available as a single 14-ounce bottle (Part #79954E) or a case of twelve 14-ounce bottles (Part #79954).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines ice as food, which means that ice machines need to be cleaned regularly. Ice machines must be cleaned and sanitized at the frequency recommended by the manufacturer of the ice machine, which is about 2 to 4 times per year.

FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner Features:

  • Nickel safe formula based on citric acid.
  • Each bottle contains 5 cleaning doses.
  • Green indicator dye for safety & proper rinsing.
  • For use on all commercial ice systems as cycle and soak product.

Urnex’s Directions for Use:

  1. 1. Create a solution of 3 oz. of Freez with 1 gallon of water.
  2. 2. Pump through the water distribution system for 10 minutes or as per machine manufacturer’s recommendation.
  3. 3. Purge and rinse the machine with potable water.
  4. 4. Sanitize according to local guidelines.
View FREEZ Ice Machine Cleaner on our website:
Single 14-ounce bottle: Equiparts Part #79954E (select 12 units to order a case.) *Product listing includes link to SDS sheet.

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Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer

urnex cleaner cafe equipment

Urnex’s Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer is the first ever Environmental Protection Agency registered sanitizer specific to the coffee retail environment. It comes in a 30-ounce bottle and contains about 128 uses, when making about a gallon of diluted cleaning solution at a time. This cleaning product is available as a single 32-ounce bottle (Part #79955E) or a case of 6 32-ounce bottles (Part #79955).

This coffee equipment cleaning product makes the coffee from your machines taste better. How, you ask? Coffee beans are oily and create build-up in coffee machines. This makes coffee taste bitter over time. Using Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer on & around coffee, tea and other cafe style equipment will not only sanitize the equipment, it will also, as a result, make beverages from those machines taste better. It cycles through auto-frothers, as well as traditional steam wands and steel pitchers, for easy cleanup. The built-in measuring device allows for easy portioning and PPM control.

This sanitizer can be used on the following items:

  • Coffee Urns
  • Coffee Pots
  • Hot Water Dispensers
  • Tea Dispensers
  • Milk Dispensers
  • Ice Machines

Sanitizer to Water Ratio: Use .25 oz. per gallon of water to create a 200 ppm solution.

View Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer on our website:
Single 14-ounce bottle: Equiparts Part #79955E (select 6 units to order a case.) * Product listing includes link to SDS sheet.
Complete Cafe Equipment Sanitizer

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Call to order while these Urnex Cleaning Products are on sale for Spring!

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622 // Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100
Phone hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-5:00 PM EST.

Sinchnut: A New Lock Nut for Easy Faucet Installation

Installing a lavatory faucet or a kitchen faucet can be backbreaking work. You need to crawl under the sink into a cramped, dimly lit space in order to thread and tighten the faucet lock nuts, and then install the supply lines. This is often done while laying on your back on a very uncomfortable, uneven surface. You may have thought to yourself, there has got to be a better way to install a faucet. Well, now there is!

Introducing the Sinchnut!

This clever, patented device will make faucet installation much quicker and easier. No longer will you need to work upside down, straining your back muscles, endlessly spinning the faucet nut or locknut up the faucet shank in order to install a lavatory faucet or kitchen faucet.

See how easy it is to install this new style faucet lock nut in our latest how-to video:

Can’t view the video? Scroll down to view the animated image below to see how the Sinchnut is installed. If you would like to read the video transcription, you can read it at the very bottom of this article. 

How the Sinchnut Works

With the Sinchnut, you can connect the supply lines to the faucet first, before you even put the faucet into the holes of your sink. Once the supply lines are attached to the faucet, you can then insert the supply lines and the faucet into the mounting holes. Next comes the Sinchnuts. Unlike regular faucet lock nuts which are usually made of solid pieces of brass, Sinchnuts are made of two plastic pieces that are linked by a hinge that allows you to open and close the nut.

Once your lavatory faucet or kitchen faucet and supply lines have been inserted into the holes of the sink, all you have to do is open your Sinchnut, wrap it high up around the faucet shank, and close the Sinchnut, locking it in place with a click. Then turn it until it is tight, just like you would an ordinary locknut, and you’re done! No more backbreaking, upside down faucet installations.


New Faucet Locknut: The Sinchnut GIF


See how easy it is to install this new faucet locknut called the Sinchnut in the image above. Simply close the clasp, lock it into place and voila! Your new faucet installation is secured with the newest and easiest faucet shank lock nut solution.

How to Order Sinchnuts

Equiparts has Sinchnuts in stock and ready to ship. Give us a call and make your next faucet installation a Sinch!

Sinchnut Locking Faucet Nut View the Sinchnut on our website to add it to your online quote, or give us a call to place your order.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622
Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100
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Read the Sinchnut (Faucet Lock Nut) Introductory Video transcription below. This is for those of you that cannot view the video.

Hi this is Jim with Equiparts, I’m here to show you a new item called the Sinchnut. The Sinchnut helps you install a lavatory or a kitchen faucet faster and easier than traditionally. We are here at our test station and normally, what you do is when you install your faucet, you put your faucet in the holes and you tighten up the faucet lock nut. Then you go back under and add your supply lines. In this case with the Sinchnut, you can install your supply lines first, put them down through the holes, and then, you snap on your Sinchnut(s), do a few turns, and it’s tight. As you can see, this is hinged. So you can wrap it around the shaft of the faucet. It opens and closes easily. Call Equiparts today for your new Sinchnuts and thank you for watching. Reference part #68691. 800-442-6622.