Category: Meter Box Frames & Covers

Top 5 Advantages of Using Gate & Check Valves in Industrial Applications

Gate and check valves are essential components in industrial applications, particularly in controlling the flow of fluids and gasses. These valves are designed to regulate the flow of materials, ensuring that they move in the right direction and at the right pressure. Let’s explore the top five advantages of using gate and check valves in … Continued

Ridgid vs Reed Brand Pipe Wrenches

Ridgid and Reed are two popular brands that offer a range of pipe wrenches. If you’re in the market for a new pipe wrench, it can be challenging to decide which brand to choose. In this post, we’ll compare Ridgid vs. Reed brand pipe wrenches to help you make an informed decision. Let’s start with … Continued

The Versatility of the Pipe Wrench?

Are you a DIY enthusiast or a professional plumber? Either way, you must have heard of the trusty pipe wrench. This versatile tool is a must-have in any toolbox, and its uses are endless. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common applications of the pipe wrench. First and foremost, the … Continued

Six Varieties of Wrenches (Materials & Head Offsets)

For every job there is a tool, and when it comes to wrenches, there are a plethora of choices. Let’s take a look at the six most common types of wrenches and some of the materials used to create them. Head Offsets Open-end wrenches: These have U-shaped openings on either end and are used for … Continued

What Wrench to Use: Aluminum or Cast Iron?

It certainly isn’t a question you ask yourself daily, but when a job pops up and you need to know what tool will work best, it is good to know whether aluminum or cast iron wrenches are better in each case scenario.  Benefits of Aluminum  Aluminum wrenches are lightweight, durable, and resistant to rust and … Continued


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

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