What is a Tap & Die Set?

September 29th, 2010 marketing
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Taps & Dies are cutting tools that are used to create screw threads. The tap is used to cut the female portion or the nut and the die is used to cut the male portion or the screw.

When you are cutting threads with a tap it is referred to as tapping, using the die is called threading. You can use both tools to clean up a thread which is called chasing.

The tap will cut the thread on the inside surface of the hole creating a surface that functions like a nut.

The Die will cut a thread on a rod creating a surface that functions like a bolt.

A Healthy Septic System

September 28th, 2010 marketing
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A septic tank is a self contained underground wastewater treatment system. If you have a septic system you already know was to avoid damaging your system, like flushing coffee grounds, hair, oil, paint, and pesticides.

There are products that will help keep your system healthy also and help to avoid expensive repairs or replacements.

Additives can be added to your system to keep it functioning properly. Biological additives work by rejuvenating the good bacteria which will break down the waste, you need to keep the amount of solids low to avoid a back up of your system. Enzymatic additives may reduce the amount of oil and grease in your system. These additives should be used either monthly or weekly depending on their instructions. Yous should should also be pumped every three to five years even with the  use of additives.

Compression Fittings – How They Work

September 27th, 2010 marketing
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The parts to a compression fitting are a compression nut, a compression ring, and a compression seat. A compression fitting is a coupling that attaches two pipes together quickly without having to worry about leakage. This type of fitting works well for …

Klein Tools Now Available on KSCdirect.com

September 16th, 2010 marketing
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Kelly Supply Company is now an Authorized Distributor for Klein Tools. A few of the products we have in stock are featured below.

Click here to view/print the .pdf flier.

Journeyman™ Series

8″ Journeyman™ High-Leverage Diagonal-Cutting Pliers = …

Bearing Puller – What is it?

September 15th, 2010 marketing
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A bearing puller is a tool that is designed to make the removal and also the installation of bearing simple and efficient.

The puller looks something like a pair of scissors. Some pullers will extract both the bearings and the gears and with the different sizes of pullers you are able to use them on anything from a pair of skates to large industrial machinery.

The way it works is one part of the puller presses against the casing while the inner part pulls the bearing out or into it’s socket. Since the puller applies pressure evenly without any impact and transitions the bearing in such a way it does not cause damage to the casing that holds it. The approach with a puller is to use slow leverage to affect the movement rather than brute force.

Replace a Shut Off Valve

September 13th, 2010 marketing
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Replacing a shut off valve is a fairly easy DIY project, whether it be a liquid or gas valve.

Before starting your project think ahead, if you will need water right away don’t start because if you break something or have an incorrect …

Galvanized Pipe – Pros & Cons

September 8th, 2010 marketing
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Galvanized pipe is a steel pipe that is usually coated with another metal like zinc to prevent rusting. This resistance to rust makes this pipe the preferred pipe to use in outdoor projects compared to PVC or ABS.

All pipe have pros and cons of course, here are some of them for galvanized pipe.

The thin layer of zinc on galvanized pipe prevents the pope from corroding, it does not last forever but it does give the pipe a life span of about 40 years.

If you compare galvanized to copper as far as pricing you will find galvanized is a cheaper price but compared to PVC it will be more expensive, but the life span is longer making it a more economical purchase.

Toto EcoPower Flush Valve

September 7th, 2010 marketing
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Toto’s EcoPowered Flush Valves come in two models, one for the toilet and one for the urinals. Toto has been working hard on making more green or environmentally friendly products and this flush valve is just one of them.

The green features of …

Pex Piping

September 2nd, 2010 marketing
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Pex piping was first used as radiant heating in floors of chicken coops. Since that time it has been primarily used for in floor heating systems. More recently more plumbers have been using Pex piping for water supply lines as an alternative to the traditional steel, copper and PVC.

Pex is very flexible with can easily bend around corners without the need for joints and elbows. When supply lines have less joints you have a lesser chance for leaks and faster response times for hot water.

Installation of Pex piping is much faster which reduces labor costs and is more energy efficient because it does minimize heat loss from the water.