Posted: May 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

The Benefits of Oxygenated Shower Heads

The Benefits of Oxygenics Shower Heads make them a no-brainer for all situations, in both residential and commercial applications. These high-performance showerheads are water efficient and also improve user shower experience.

OxygenicsShowerHeadGraphic• Supercharging Water with oxygen gets the absolute most out of each drop, making the most efficient use of available resources.

• Adding Oxygen to water is like filling up a balloon with air. It makes the water droplets expand so they come out of the shower heads larger and wider, covering more of you when you shower.

• The Mixture of oxygen and water that occurs in an Oxygenics shower head creates an effect like a jet engine, blasting away dirt and odor with incredible strength.

Anti-Clog properties like Delrin nonstick internal components and the single flow design helps stop clogs like calcium build up from occurring, a common problem in areas with hard, mineral-rich water.

New Showerhead Technology Delivers Power AND Efficiency

Oxygenics showerheads bring you great water pressure while saving water at the same time. They use only 1.5 gallons of water per minute, a whopping 1 GPM less than the maximum the US government mandates (2.5 GPM). Oxygenics showerheads do this without sacrificing pressure. Here’s how:

The Oxygenics Engine: It’s what drives these shower heads. Originally developed in 1981, it has been perfected over three decades to make the most of the available water resources and give you a powerful, water saving shower experience at any pressure.

1. Pressure Chamber: Water is introduced into a pressure chamber that works like a mini-turbine jet, increasing water velocity.

2. Air Vacuum: Water passes through an air vacuum at high speed, infusing oxygen into each drop.

3. Spray Head: The pressurized combination of water and oxygen is released through an expanding nozzle, widening coverage and greatly increasing water power.

Click on any of the showerheads shown below to see them on our website, then request a quote, or call to order Oxygenic showerheads for your facility today! Choose the Oxygenics showerhead model below that is most fitting for your application. These models work well in a variety of settings including: hospitals, schools, multi-family housing, locker rooms, nursing homes, hotels, clubs, and upscale facilities.

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For assistance choosing the right unit for your facility, and to make sure you order all of the parts needed to install the unit you are looking for, give one of our parts experts a call toll-free at 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST. We ship throughout the contiguous United States.

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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.

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Posted: March 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Spring Inventory Specials

*NOTE* These Inventory Specials were on sale during our Spring 2017 Promo. If you are still interested in one of these items, please give us a call at 800-442-6622 M-F 730AM-5PM EST to see if any are still in stock.

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Right now at Equiparts, we’ve got a special One-Time Only Inventory Sale going on that you don’t want to miss! This sale is on select items only, and once our stock of them is gone, the savings will be gone! Check these out:

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Cut down on employee sick time and keep your building healthy with The Aeramax Pro Am III Air Cleaner. The Aeramax Pro Am III will help reduce the spread of airborne germs in your building or facility. It’s perfect for hospitals, health care facilities, schools, office buildings, assisted living facilities, restrooms, and many other types of buildings. The special sensor also helps reduce odors by activating automatically upon detection of unpleasant smells.

Another great product to help reduce illness is the Sloan Sensor Operated Sanitizer Dispenser and Stand. The dispenser automatically delivers a pre-measured pattern of anti-bacterial mist to ensure full hand coverage. The see-through cover allows you to easily check sanitizer levels. The dispenser can be mounted on the wall, or you can place it in the portable Dispenser Stand, and move it when you need to. The Stand is sold separately from the dispenser and can be used in conference rooms, auditoriums, gyms, meeting areas, near entrances and exits, and any other area where frequent hand contact takes place.

Electronic Faucets

Looking for an affordable sensor activated faucet? We have them at Equiparts! Toto’s Ecopower Faucet uses a self-generating hydropower system to run the unit. The micro-sensor is positioned underneath the spout head for accurate hand detection and consistent water distribution. We also have an electronic faucet from Technical Concepts with Surround Sensor Technology that can save you up to 70% in water usage.

We also have a Moen shower handle and shower escutcheon, as well as a Sloan Flush Valve body with no handle opening as part of this Special Inventory Sale.

The prices on all of these items have never been lower, and will only be around while supplies last. So don’t miss out! Call us now at 800-442-6622 M-F 730AM-5PM EST.

To see our full Spring 2017 Promotion, click here:

Equiparts Spring 2017 Special Promotion!

Posted: March 8, 2017 at 10:01 am

Case Study: Pittsburgh International Airport

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Pittsburgh International Airport Updates

Congratulations to Pittsburgh International Airport for being the very first United States airport to be named Airport of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine! We are thrilled to have such a first-class facility in Pittsburgh, and we are proud to have contributed to their success by providing them with modern plumbing fixtures and upgraded drinking water solutions.

Equiparts has facilitated many updates to the Pittsburgh International Airport to increase traveler comfort and improve airport ambiance. Major updates included selecting and procuring new drinking fountains, bottle filler units, and new restroom fixtures. With support from our vendors such as Sloan and Elkay, we helped the airport choose the best solutions for their facility.

One of our knowledgeable representatives, Joe Ferraro, worked directly with the head of plumbing, as well as other key maintenance personnel at PIT Airport to implement these upgrades. As an outside sales rep at Equiparts, Joe frequently works with our Pittsburgh area customers on site to provide hands-on support. Joe continues to work with the maintenance department at PIT airport as a knowledgeable source for all of their plumbing and maintenance needs.

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Additional Drinking Fountains and Bottle Filling Stations

Patrons of the airport cannot bring opened containers through checkpoint locations. That is one of the reasons why it is important that an airport has water coolers placed directly before and after security checkpoints, as well as throughout the airport, to make drinking water easily accessible. So far, Equiparts has added over 30 new water coolers throughout the airport. We have also added over a dozen bottle filler water cooler units to the Airside concourses where the majority of the shops and restaurants are located. The water cooler and bottle filler units we supplied are made by Elkay Manufacturing. These stainless steel units include the Vandal Resistant Bi-Level Water Cooler and EZH2O Bottle Filling Stations (View on our website). These multi-level units accommodate children and adults and allow two people to drink simultaneously, which is ideal for an airport, given the heavy traffic and the need for ADA compliance.

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Restroom Updates

Joe used his experience and expertise to help Airport personnel select the best new fixtures for the airport’s needs.  Fixtures such as new faucets, flush valves, urinals, as well as American Standard sinks and soap dispensers were provided to upgrade the airport’s restrooms. Most of the new units chosen for these updates were from Sloan, for which Equiparts is a master distributor. PIT Airport updated their restrooms with top of the line Royal flushometers for urinals and closets, as well as electronic sensor faucets. All of these fixtures provide the highest quality in terms of functionality, appearance, and longevity.  

The PIT International Airport is constantly striving to improve the user experience for all of its travelers. We will be there to support them in any way we can, as their #1 source for plumbing and maintenance repair parts and fixtures!

 

 

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

The Benefits of Working with Plumbing and Maintenance Experts

The Benefits of Working with Equiparts:

Experts

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.

 

 

Network

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: 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.

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• 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 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: January 12, 2017 at 8:49 am

Master Stop Extreme Tape

 

Need a better way to prevent slip and fall accidents at your facility? This Master Stop Extreme Tape is a great way to do just that. These strips are designed to withstand extreme weather and a broad range of temperatures, ranging from -40°F to 220°F. Available in both coarse and standard, Extreme Tape strips are manufactured with multiple layers of grit. This means they will outlast standard grit tapes! Master Stop Extreme tape is recommended for any heavy-traffic area where extra traction is needed and safety is a top priority. These areas include, but are not limited to, bleachers, ramps, stairs, and loading docks.

Installation is quick and easy! Watch how quickly we installed it on the counter steps at Equiparts in our video above. Once the surface is clean and dry, just peel off the adhesive backing and press down. Once applied, Extreme Tape is long-lasting and tolerant of oil and grease, saltwater, and mild acid. The adhesive is three times stronger than standard anti-slip tapes. Master Stop Extreme Tape is made in the United States and exceeds recommendations by OSHA and ADA for Coefficient of Friction.

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Master Stop Extreme Tape is available in several different sizes:

#14533: 4” x 12” Strips
#14534: 3” x 24” Strips
#14535: 6” x 24” Strips
#14536: 6” X 36” Strips

 

Call to order Master Stop Extreme Tape at  Monday-Friday 800-442-6622, 7:30AM-5:00PM EST. Be sure to mention the EC Part numbers mentioned above when placing your order.

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Posted: December 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Partition Door Latch Fix-It Kits by Equipro

These Equipro Partition Door Fix-It Kits are great for changing any Concealed Latches on your Partition Doors into Surface Mounted Slide Latches. Concealed Latches can fall down inside the door. With these kits, you can easily install and replace them with a Surface Mounted Slide Latch. Choose Outswing or Inswing, depending on your facility needs. Kits are available to fit Metal Rounded Doors or Square Edge Doors, and come with the necessary parts to properly install and convert your partition doors into something new.

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Equipro Partition Door Fix-It Kits:
#16135 – Outswing Door Latch Fix-It Kit with Pull for Metal Rounded Doors
#16136 – Inswing Door Latch Fix-It Kit for Metal Rounded Doors
#16148 – Inswing Door Latch Fix-It Kit for Square Edge Doors
#16150 – Outswing Door Latch Fix-It Kit with Pull for Square Edge Doors
#16151 – Stainless Steel Bumper Hook & Plate Fix-It Kit

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Call to Order a Partition Door Fix-It Kit 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. Save and or share the Partition Fix-It Kits PDF with your colleagues.

Posted: December 8, 2016 at 9:06 am

The Bradley Terreon® Classic Washfountain is a Unique Multi-User Sink

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Introducing our newest showroom sink; the Bradley Terreon® Classic Juvenile Height Washfountain. This semi-circular washfountain is one of the most unique sinks we carry. Not only is this sink style a distinctive fixture that transforms any restroom into a contemporary space, but it’s also highly efficient in terms of space, water saving, and usability.

Terreon® Classic Washfountain Features:

Multi-User

Bradley Washfountains function much differently than most sinks. The semi-circular washfountain shown services 3 individuals at once. Other circular units can service up to 8 users at a time. This multi-user design requires only one water and waste connection, which simplifies the installation and servicing of the unit. It also makes it more cost-effective with less plumbing connections required.

Water Saving

When three people are using the washfountain, which operates at 3.0 GPM, the water usage averages out to 1.0 GPM per person, which is less than half the 2.2 GPM in many standard, single user sinks.  

User Friendly

This unit functions with a foot pedestal that the user presses with his or her foot. This functionality makes the unit easy to use for small children and adults alike, and creates a hands free, hygienic experience for all users. The pedestal wraps around the unit, making it accessible from every angle. The deep bowl design helps keep the washing area clean by keeping soap and water contained.

Long Lasting

This line of Bradley Washfountains is covered with a highly durable solid surface material called Terreon®. Other units are covered with Terreon®RE which include recycled materials. Both surfaces last a lifetime, and are easily repaired and renewed. They are molded into their form, eliminating the need for sealants. They are non-porous, and therefore will not support mold, mildew, or bacteria growth. The Terreon®RE surface option is made of 25% consumer recycled granules and bio-based resin. The rest of the unit is composed of heavy duty stainless steel parts which also help increase the strength and longevity of the unit.

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Washfountain Applications

Semicircular and Circular Terreon® Classic Washfountains are ideal for many locations, such as smaller or uniquely shaped restrooms, because they take up less space than on-the-wall singular use units, and require minimal plumbing connections. They can be used as interesting focal points in restaurant, hotel, and museum applications. They are also a great choice for art studios or schools where users may need a larger, more effective washing station for messy cleanups.

These washfountains are also perfect in places where groups of people start work or class together, or take breaks together, such as industrial plants and schools.  They can also be an aesthetic focal point for patrons. In addition, hands-free use is appreciated everywhere, and water savings should always be a priority, so these units would be excellent for almost any application.

To learn more about Bradley Washfountains, stop by our showroom in Oakmont, Pennsylvania (located right outside of Pittsburgh), or give one of our product specialists a call for more information and to order a customized Bradley Washfountain for your facility. We are available by phone Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm (EST) at 412-781-9100 or toll free at 800-442-6622.

Additional Product Information

SemiCircularWashFountain.-Bradley-EquipartsjpegThe unit in our showroom is the juvenile sized semi-circular washfountain by Bradley. We also added the liquid soap dispenser which you can see on the top portion of the unit. Specifically, the unit shown above is the 36” Semi-Circular Washfountain Foot Controlled w/Thermostatic Mix and Liquid Soap Dispenser (Equiparts Part #: SP15471). We installed the Juvenile sized unit in our showroom in order to save space. This particular unit is ideal for small children and can be used in grade schools, children museums, and other applications for small children. The Manufacturer number for this exact unit is: WF2503-A-STD-F-TMA-LSD-CA-TAN.

See Bradley Semi-Circular Washfountains in an Elementary School in Wisconsin: Madison Elementary Case Study

See Bradley Circular Washfountains in a Pub Restroom in Scotland: Justice Mills Case Study