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  • White Solid PVC vs. Black Corrugated Pipe for French Drain Installation

    If you have areas in your yard that stay wet all the time or if your basement tends to collect water after rainstorms, then you should consider installing a French drain to resolve those issues. A French drain involves underground work – the installation of a drainage system that protects your home and yard. This isn’t an area where you want to simply go with the lowest costing solution. It’s important that you choose the right materials and do the project right the first time so that you don’t have to dig up and replace the materials too soon. Installing a French drain can eliminate constant wetness as well as prevent mold and mildew from building up around your home.

    What is a French Drain?

    A French drain sounds fancy, but it’s actually a pretty simple drainage system. Essentially, it’s a gravel-lined ditch that has a pipe embedded that carries water from one place to another. The pipe carries rainwater away from problem areas that may sustain water damage if left alone. The water is then drained into a more desirable area.

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  • Common Valves Found & Used in a Residential Home Piping System

    Valves are used in the home to regulate and stop the flow of water. There are various types of valves that are used in residential piping systems, and each type has its best application. Most of the valves that you will find in a household’s plumbing system are part of the overall water supply system. They are used to control the flow of pressurized water coming from water utilities or from a private well. How the valve is designed determines how water flows into the home and if it is used for adjusting the flow or if it is used only for turning the water on or off.

    Flui-Pro CPVC Ball Valve

    Location and Function of Common Residential Valves

    There are several areas in the home that require the use of water valves. You’ll find valves used for water flow in showers and bathtubs, sinks, water heaters, and outdoor faucets. In each of these areas, it’s important that the right type of valve is used.

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  • Steps to Install Drainage Pipe

    Water is a useful and necessary part of life. However, too much of it can have some damaging impacts on your home if not handled properly. Water damage and erosion are just two reasons to consider installing a drainage pipe. This project is a preventative way to protect your home from any unwanted, excess water. By combining underground pipes with your gutter system, it is possible to safely and effectively divert water from your home. Read on to discover the steps required to install a drainage pipe.

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    Step One: Mark Installation Area

    Before you begin, clearly mark the path for the installation of the drainage pipe. You can use a marking spray to designate the area. Try to make the path as direct as possible.

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  • Brass Valves vs. Copper Valves

    differences between brass and copper valvesThe material of a valve plays an important role in its efficiency. While it is easy to forget the importance of this detail, it does make a difference. Some materials excel in certain industries and fall short in others. For this reason, it is important to learn which material will best serve your application. This post will compare the differences between brass and copper valves. Below, you can find useful information about each type, as well as the different applications that they serve best.

    Copper

    Copper has been used in a variety of ways for thousands of years. This tried and true metal has high levels of strength, conductivity, and resistance to corrosion. In particular, the resistance to corrosion is an important trait for a valve. This material also has unique antimicrobial qualities that the Greeks believed purified their drinking water. It is easy to polish and buffer copper to meet any special needs you might have.

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  • What Type of Pipe to Use for In-Ground Sprinkler Systems

    When it comes to sprinkler systems, getting the right piping is key. However, it can be difficult to determine the best pipe to support your system. Polyethylene and PVC are two types of pipe that are frequently used in sprinkler and irrigation systems. It is important to understand the differences between the two so that you can get the best results from your sprinkler system. Below, you can find information to help you determine the best type of pipe for sprinkler systems.best type of pipe for sprinkler

    Polyethylene

    Polyethylene is the ideal choice for those environments that require flexible tube. Rocky soil or cold climates where the soil will likely freeze are where this type of tube works best. Due to their high pressure ratings, this type of tubing is becoming more commonly used in home sprinkler systems than ever before. It has the added benefit of never cracking due to frozen water as well.

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  • Industrial Filtration: Bag Housings vs. Cartridge Housings

    When it comes to industrial filtration, understanding the differences between bag housings and cartridge housings is extremely important. Both types are used in many different industries and impact the way that liquids and gases get filtered. To determine whether bag housings or cartridge housings will work best within a certain industry, it is important to understand how they work. While they are similar, they have specific ways in which they are unique. Below, you can find an explanation about the differences between bag housings and cartridge housings, as well as the qualities that are similar.differences between bag housings and cartridge housings

     

    Cartridge Housings

    Cartridge housings support industrial grade cartridge filters through the filtration process. There is a large range of contaminant and flow capabilities with cartridge housings. This allows them to be able to serve many purposes due to their versatility. A variety of industries use cartridge filters and that is due in large part to the housings. Though they are versatile, the food and beverage industry is the one that benefits the most from this type of housing. Cartridge housing systems help to attain precise filtration. Continue reading
  • How Does a Gear-Operated Valve Work?

    Valves are an important part of many different applications that we depend on every day. Industries across the world rely on valves to keep their systems functioning. However, it can be easy to forget about the importance of this versatile product. It can be difficult to remember that each valve type has unique specialties and purposes. Gear-operated valves are a very popular type for many reasons. By understanding its uses and how it works, you will be able to determine how well this valve will work for you!

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    How to Use Gear-Operated Valves

    The main quality that sets gear-operated valves apart is the way in which it is operated. This type of valve requires manual operation. Gear-operated valves regulate the flow of liquid or gas. This involves the operation of a wheel moving a disc which holds or releases the liquid or gas through a system. This is hand-operated, making it simple to control the flow whenever you want.

    Typically, manual operators, such as gear-operated valves, are inexpensive. These valves are a good choice for high stress environments and small spaces. Though gear-operated valves are a little more complex than other manually operated valves, most can open or close with a few simple turns. However, with some applications this can become tiresome over time.

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  • Camlock Pressure Ratings by Material Type

    Camlock fittings, also known as cam and groove fittings, are a type of quick hose coupling that allows for the easy connection or disconnection from pumps, tanks, equipment, and anywhere that hoses need to be frequently changed. While camlocks are typically easy to operate, it is important to understand how camlock pressure ratings can determine the success of your hose system. The pressure rating can make or break your camlock so below we have provided a chart to help you better understand camlock pressure ratings before you buy!

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    At Commercial Industrial Supply, we offer many different camlocks in a variety of materials and sizes. Our camlocks come in aluminum, brass, polypropylene, and stainless steel. Camlock pressure ratings differ depending on the material and size. It is important to understand the qualities of each material so that you can buy the camlock that will work most efficiently with your hose system.

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  • Cartridge Filter Material Comparison Chart

    Deciding which cartridge filter to use can be difficult. There are many to choose from and the choice you make can impact the quality of your liquid or gas in ways you might not have expected. This is why it is important to understand the different types of cartridge filters before committing to one kind. Below, take a detailed look into the differences that define these four types.

    Differences in Cartridge Filters

    Stacked Liquid Cartridge Filters Wound cartridges have been the go-to filter for more than 80 years. Known as the original. Not only has this type of cartridge filter cemented its reputation for dependability, but it has also been proven to be adaptable across many different applications. The wound filter cartridges are also an extremely cost-effective option. While this cartridge filter works well in many areas, it excels in surface water filtration. Continue reading
  • What is a Cam Lock Fitting?

    Cam lock fittings, also known as cam and groove couplings, are extremely beneficial and reliable tools that you can use in a number of ways. But what is a cam lock fitting exactly and how can it be used? If you’re asking yourself that question then you have come to the right place! Read below to find out all about the versatile tool known as the camlock fitting.

    Camlock Fitting with Male End

    How to Use a Cam Lock Fitting

    First and foremost, camlock fittings are a type of hose coupling. This means that they are a way to connect or disconnect a hose or pipe in a speedy, efficient way without having to involve complex tools or equipment. These connections guarantee tight and secure bonds because of the way that the cams lock into place. Camlock fittings have both a male and female end, as well as arms that help to lock the ends together when they connect.The male and female ends are designed to align perfectly with each other. Continue reading

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