Among the various options available in the plumbing supply industry, one remarkable material consistently rises above the rest—copper. Celebrated for its versatility and exceptional durability, copper has remained a steadfast favorite in plumbing applications for generations. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks of copper pipes, empowering you with the essential knowledge needed … Continued


Industrial and commercial plumbing projects require careful consideration of the materials used. Your choices impact the performance and longevity of your plumbing systems. This article will explain the pros and cons of copper and plastic tubing to help you understand which material is best suited for your project. COPPER TUBING: A TIME-TESTED CLASSIC Copper tubing … Continued

When Should You Use a Gate Valve?

A gate valve is a type of control valve. A gate valve is utilized when a straight-line fluid flow and minimum flow restriction are required. There are two classifications of gate valves, and both are specific to the needs of water volume. Gate valves use a sliding plate in the valve body to stop, slow … Continued

Choosing the Right Fire Hydrant

There are a variety of choices when it comes to fire hydrants. Considerations to be made include water systems, population, and placement. Here are some suggestions that will help you make the right decision when it comes to fire hydrants. Color coding Even though you might come across hydrants gussied up with paint to look … Continued

The 5 Most Important Pipefitter Tools

The right pipefitter tools are necessary to prevent one of the most daunting damages of all, water leaks. A pipefitter organizes, assembles, creates, and maintains mechanical piping systems.    For a pipefitter to do his job well, they need the right tools to fit or fix piping systems. Here is a list of the five … Continued

Why You Need a Pipe Fittings Chart

When it comes to piping fittings, accurate measurements are key. Pipe fittings and connectors are essential pieces of a piping system, as each pipe fitting and surrounding pieces must meet specific requirements for proper functionality.   Pipe specifications could include temperature/pressure limits, size, connection type, and material. To determine which pipe fitting you need, here … Continued

Structural Pipe Fittings: Why Are They Necessary?

Structural Pipe fittings are components that are used to connect pipe sections with other fluid control products such as valves and pumps to form pipelines. The term “fittings” is commonly associated with those used for metal and plastic pipes that transport fluids.  Other types of pipe fittings can also be used to connect pipes for … Continued

How To Find a Local Pipe Supplier Near You

Getting more done quickly has a lot to do with finding a quality pipe supplier near you. Which supplier do you work with and do they offer the quality of products you’re looking for? At Schulte Supply, we strive every day to help our customers do their jobs efficiently. We maintain a “Customer First” attitude … Continued

How to Read a Water Meter

Learning to read your water meter is essential to understanding your water usage, whether you have a leak or want to save energy.  A water meter measures the volume of water delivered to your property. Certain water meters measure water in gallons while others measure in cubic feet. It really depends on what kind of … Continued

3 Reasons Why You Need A Water Meter Cover

Do you have a water meter that needs a cover? Or maybe you are not sure if it’s a necessity for your unique water meter. Whether you live in a residential or commercial property, a water meter cover is a must for three reasons. In this blog, we will unpack these 3 reasons why you … Continued

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