Posted: April 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

The Tools Needed to Complete Flushometer Repairs

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The right repair parts aren’t going to help you much if you don’t have the proper tools to install them. At Equiparts, we have all the tools you need for repairing your Sloan flushometers and other flush valve brands.

The tools needed to repair Sloan flush valves are described in detail below. They are also shown in the diagram above to help you identify which tool(s) you need to help you repair all of the different areas of a flushometer. Utilize the flushometer repair picture above to find out which flush valve tools you need to complete your necessary repairs. Read on below to learn more about each flushometer repair tool in the diagram.


Sloan Super Wrench

Sloan Super Wrench

Equiparts Part #08047

This wrench can be used on every exposed nut and hex on any Sloan flush valve. Each area of the Sloan Super Wrench is marked with the Sloan OEM number of the part of the flushometer the tool is meant to fix. It can also be used on Zurn and Toto flush valves too. View the Sloan Super Wrench in our online store.

 

 

Cover and Nut Removing Tool Plumbing Tool

Equiparts Part #08010

This tool allows you to, (you guessed it,) remove nuts and covers from Sloan flush valves. It provides a different grip from the Sloan Super Wrench, and can give you more leverage, depending on the situation. View the Cover and Nut Removing Tool on our website.

 

Flush valve repair toolNon-Marking Offset Adjustable Pipe Wrench

Equiparts Part #08070

This wrench can do everything the Sloan Super Wrench can, and more! Since it’s adjustable, it can be used in a large variety of plumbing repairs. The non-marking feature allows you to use this wrench on units with chrome plating or other specialty finishes without damaging the finish. The offset design helps you access awkward spaces with ease. Use on flush valves, faucets, fittings, tubular, etc. See the Non-Marking Offset Adjustable Pipe Wrench product listing.

 

Flush valve repair toolTailpiece Removing Tool 

Equiparts Part #08063

This is an absolute MUST HAVE if you need to remove tailpieces from a Sloan flush valve. Sometimes when you’re upgrading a urinal, you need to change the rough-in from the standard 2-3/16″ in order to make it fit, and so the tailpiece needs to be removed. Attempting this with a pipe wrench or any other tool can be a nightmare. The Tailpiece Removing Tool will save you a ton of effort and frustration. It works internally which prevents marring of the chrome. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these up today. View the Tailpiece Remover Tool on our website.

 

Spud Wrench

Spud Wrench

Equiparts Part #03118HD

Yes, this tool does just that – removes spuds. This heavy-duty tool is rugged and adjustable, and works for most any spud. Makes removal simple! View the Spud Wrench in our online store.

 

 


Work with Equiparts to get these handy tools as well as the repair parts needed to service your flushometers. Place your order by giving us a call toll-free at 800-442-6622 Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm EST or submit a quote through Equiparts.net and we will contact you to complete your order.

Download or Share the Flushometer Tool Diagram PDF with other facility maintenance professionals, plumbers, or other professionals who perform maintenance or repairs on flush valves and help others find the tools they need easily and quickly by utilizing our plumbing tool picture.

Posted: February 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

New Product from Moen: The M•POWER™ Sensor Operated Flush Valve

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At a recent Lunch-n-Learn, Randy from Moen stopped in to show us the new M•Power™ Sensor Operated Flush Valve. There have been a variety of changes from the previous version. The big news is that it has been reengineered to make the batteries last eight years under normal usage  – an impressive five years longer than the industry standard of three years. It runs on four AA batteries that are included with the valve. The technology that drives the valve is proprietary to Moen. The innovative new design makes it very easy to install and maintain.

Features include:Moen-NewMPoweredFlushValve-Equiparts

• 8 year battery life under normal usage

• Uses piston technology

-No diaphragm maintenance or replacement parts to worry about

-Self-cleaning, will not clog

• Utilizes a pressure independent flush rate

-Changes in water pressure will not affect the M•Power™ flush valve

-Units on the top floor will flush at the same rate as those on the bottom floorMoen-SensorOperatedFlushometer-Equiparts

•The flow rate is adjustable and easy to change

•Only one piston is needed for all flush rates

• No longer uses dip switches

• The all-metal angle stop uses a double o-ring design

• All of the settings and functions can be adjusted using hand gestures

• Buy American Certified (BAA)

• 5 year warranty

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M-POWER CHROME ELECTRONIC FLUSH VALVE 1-1/2” WATER CLOSET 1.28 GPF BATTERY POWERED

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M-POWER CHROME ELECTRONIC FLUSH VALVE 3/4” URINAL 0.125 GPF AC POWERED

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M-POWER CHROME ELECTRONIC FLUSH VALVE 1-1/2” WATER CLOSET 1.0/1.6 GPF BATTERY POWERED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M•Power™ Sensor Operated Flush Valves are perfect for ADA closet installations because of their compact design that allows them to fit under grab bars. And the sleek, modern look gives it great aesthetic appeal, making it a smart choice for updating and modernizing your facility!

Equiparts stocks an extensive line of Moen products, including more Moen flush valvesMoen faucets and faucet repair parts such as faucet stems and cartridges, faucet handles, Moen shower & tub units and repair parts, We carry repair parts for Moen flush valves as well.

Give Equiparts a call to learn more about this beautifully designed flush valve from Moen!

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 9:40 am

How to Clean Chrome Plated Flush Valves and Faucets

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Why Flush Valve Polish Doesn’t Exist

You may ask yourself, why can’t I simply buy flush valve polish, or faucet polish to make my flushometer or faucet shiny again? Simply put, chrome plated metals cannot be polished because chrome is an inert or chemically inactive metal. As a matter of fact, using chemicals or rough cleaning techniques on chrome plated fixtures can potentially cause more harm than help. Here’s why: the majority of chrome plated faucets and flush valves have a very thin coating of chrome over their brass body. When maintenance personnel uses harsh chemicals on flush valves and flushometers in an attempt to clean them well, they can actually damage the chrome plating, causing it to become pitted. Likewise, when custodians or maintenance technicians scrub chrome plated fixtures too roughly, they can also damage the finish, in some cases even remove the finish entirely.

Read on below to find out how we recommend cleaning the chrome plated fixtures in your facility.

How to Clean Chrome Plated Flush Valves and Faucets

At Equiparts, we recommend that our customers clean their chrome plated flush valves and faucets with good ole soap and water. Since chrome is a soft, inert metal that does not rust, it does not need any type of polish to make it shine like new. Instead, it just needs the grime, dust, and dirt removed to get it back to its prime.

In Sloan’s Care and Cleaning Instructions in their Repair Part and Maintenance Guide for chrome plated flushometers, they state the following:

DO NOT USE abrasive or chemical cleaners (including chlorine bleach) to clean flushometers that may dull the luster and attack the chrome or special decorative finish. Use ONLY mild soap and water, then wipe dry with a clean towel or cloth.
While cleaning the bathroom tile, protect the flushometer from any splattering of cleaner. Acids and cleaning fluids will discolor or remove chrome plating. 

We recommend wiping down the surface of the fixture with warm, soapy water, then using a microfiber cloth or towel to dry the surface.

Next time you are wondering what you should use to clean your flushometer, or how to make your faucets shiny and like new, remember to keep it simple, and just use soap and water so you don’t cause any permanent damage to your chrome plated flush valves and faucets.

At Equiparts, we carry all of the maintenance and plumbing repair parts, fixtures, and tools you need to outfit and maintain your facility. We carry products from all of the top plumbing and hardware companies and also carry hard to find parts as well. Our staff consists of experts, not order takers. Browse through our website or give us a call 7:30AM-5PM M-F EST toll-free at 800-442-6622.
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Posted: May 24, 2016 at 10:21 am

Equiparts Visits Sloan Park aka the Cubs Stadium

 

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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.
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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 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

Find Hard to Identify Maintenance and Plumbing 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 the unit brand, model number, serial number, and any other information that will help us identify the unit).

  1. Use our Photo Upload Form,Upload Photo to find part
  2. Email your photo to store@equiparts.net.
  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, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM 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 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, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM 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, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM: 800-442-6622

Posted: December 11, 2015 at 5:34 pm

New Products from Sloan Valve: Reclaimed Flushometer and Hybrid Urinal

Sloan Valve is a premier partner of Equiparts. One of the reasons Sloan Valve is such a strong partner here is because we like supplying our customers with their innovative, premium performance products. Here we will take a look at Sloan Valve’s Reclaimed Water Flushometers, as well as the new Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse Technology.

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Sloan’s new Reclaimed Water Flushometer uses rainwater and gray water to conserve potable resources. “However, using reclaimed water is not without its challenges. With higher chemical concentrations than potable water, reclaimed water can damage plumbing components that use yellow brass (high zinc content) and organic rubber, potentially leading to increased maintenance requirements and premature failure,” as stated by Sloan on their website. That is why using solutions specifically designed for reclaimed water is important.
Casey Devlin, pictured above, spoke about this and other new Sloan products at the most recent Lunch-n-Learn we hosted at the Equiparts Main Office in Oakmont, Pittsburgh. Reclaimed water flush valves and parts can be recognized by their distinctive purple color. Although reclaimed water must be filtered and treated, Sloan has created a special diaphragm to prevent potential clogging by any sediment that may slip through. Other parts are also specifically designed to withstand the challenges of reclaimed water.

Equiparts carries both Manual and Sensor Flushometers and Flushometer Parts parts by Sloan Valve. So go green by going purple, and use the correct flushometers and parts for longer production and less maintenance.

Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse Technology

hybrid_urinal_-_casey_2Sloan Valve Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse TechnologyDid you ever wish you could occasionally flush your waterfree urinal just to eliminate odor and wash down the old pipes? Now you can with the new Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse technology.
This innovative new product is basically a waterfree urinal that automatically flushes up to one gallon of water once every 72 hours. You still save thousands of gallons of water a year, but now it’s easier to keep your lines clean, hygienic, odor free, and clog free! At the recent Equiparts Lunch-n-Learn, Casey used a demonstration model to show the inner workings of the Sloan Hybrid Urinal. There is a manual override button underneath that can be used to initiate a flush more often if necessary.

Give us a call at Equiparts to learn more from one of our team members who attended the Lunch-n-Learn. We can tell you more about Sloan Valve’s Reclaimed Water Flushometer, and/or Hybrid Urinals. Call 800-442-6622, or check out our online inventory to see all the categories of maintenance repair parts that we carry!