Self-Tightening Pipe Fittings: What You Need To Know


There are as many different pipe fittings as there are sizes of pipe. There are even self-tightening pipe fittings. Rather than automatically screwing themselves together, however, these pipe fittings require just a little bit of manual assistance before they are completely snug and holding two ends of pipe together. Here are a few other things you need to know about these kinds of pipe fittings.  Different Types of Self-Tightening Along with being different from other types of fittings, these particular fittings all have different mechanical means of tightening "

17 December 2019

3 Reasons Custom Carbide Inserts Are Worth The Extra Cost


When purchasing carbide inserts for your tools, you might normally just purchase carbide inserts that are commercially available. Instead, though, you can order custom carbide inserts that are made to your specifications, such as by being made in the size and exact shape that you need. As with many things that you can custom order, custom carbide inserts can be a little more expensive than carbide inserts that can be purchased off of the shelf.

25 September 2019

How To Make Better Use Of Your Industrial Shelving Structures


In an industrial environment, using industrial shelving structures for storing supplies, inventory and more is pretty common. You might already have shelving units in place that are used on a daily basis, for example, but you might not be making the best possible use out of them. A few ways that your business can get more out of your industrial shelving structures have been outlined here. Choose the Right Shelving Units

8 May 2019

7 Questions To Ask When Renting A Crane


Need to lift a big piece of furniture out of an upper-story window? Want help moving some beams to the upper level of a structure you're building? Trying to move a large, heavy object? If you are attempting a task like this, you need a crane. To ensure you rent the right crane, ask the rental company the following questions. 1. What Is the Maximum Weight Capacity? Arguably, the most important question you should ask when renting a crane is how much weight it can hold.

5 February 2019

Secondary Effects Of Humidity And Other Weather On Rubber Parts


Proper care of rubber and other materials gives your equipment a better chance of lasting a very long time with few issues. If you haven't been careful to keep the humidity levels stable and haven't been able to protect rubber parts from rain and other bad weather, you know that the parts could fail earlier than expected. You also need to be aware of the secondary effects of bad environmental conditions on the items the rubber parts are holding together or are covering up.

21 September 2018

Septic Tank Issues Stink: Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your System


If your home runs on septic instead of sewer, it is your responsibility to learn all the different ways you can cause problems within the system. By making some minor adjustments to the way you -- and others residing in the residence -- do things, you can prolong your septic system's health. Some of the things you don't want to do can be obvious, such as flushing the wrong items down the toilet, but others may be surprising to you.

27 June 2018

Need New Steel Pipes? What To Consider


Needing pipes for your work facility or a specific project will trigger a lot of questions that should help you make better purchase selections. You may be investigating different suppliers to get some idea of cost, and you might be currently weighing what metals you need. If you settle on steel, a common choice, you'll also need to select between hot rolled and cold rolled versions. What issues are most relevant when choosing between them?

24 May 2018