Posts By: Arthur Harris

How Long Should Bar Pulls Be? The Experts Weigh In

how long should bar pulls be

Installing new bar pulls are a creative way to energize the look of older kitchen cabinets and refresh the overall look of your entire kitchen. Swapping out cabinet hardware is also less costly than an entire kitchen remodel. Considering how long should bar pulls be is central in determining what the new look of your… Read more »

NPT vs BSP Threads

The difference between NPT vs. BSP threads has more to do with where you live than their applications. Both NPT and BSP are pipe thread standards for screw threads used on pipes and pipe fittings to seal pipes. BSP – UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (most countries worldwide) NPT – United… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Type of Float Switch

What is a Float Switch? A float switch is a sensor used to monitor a circuit within a tank as the level of a liquid rises or falls.  Types of float switches vary, but their general purpose is to activate pump control panels and any alarms if needed. The device has proven to be one… Read more »

Choosing Hardware for White Kitchen Cabinets

The color white, and more specifically, white colored cabinets, have never been more popular in today’s kitchens. White is always in style, regardless if you have a slick modern kitchen or relaxed country style. With their relaxed style and design flexibility, it’s no secret as to why white cabinets are a constant crowd pleaser. The… Read more »

How Magnetic Float Level Switches Work

The working principle behind magnetic float level switches is to utilize a magnetic field to open or close a circuit as the level of a liquid within the chamber rises or falls. The stainless steel float within operates on the basic buoyancy principle that the force on a buoyant object is equal to the mass… Read more »

How to Properly Clean & Care For Stainless Steel

There is a good chance that the appliances in your kitchen are stainless steel. In the appliance and hardware world, stainless steel is the most popular finish these days by a landslide. Gone are the days where white and bisque colors ruled the kitchen. Stainless steel can give a kitchen a fresh, clean and commercial… Read more »

Steam Trap Testing & Troubleshooting Guide

Steam trap troubleshooting is a necessary step in diagnosing problems that will arise at some point in the life cycle of your steam system. Therefore, it’s important to schedule routine testing of your steam traps. Steam trap failure is caused by improper removal of the condensate. When the steam trap shows signs it can no… Read more »

How to Update Cabinet Hardware for a Timeless Style

Do you find yourself sitting around your kitchen and instantly feeling like you are stuck back in the 80’s? Sick of staring at those paltry plastic knobs on your cabinets? Or perhaps you have little wooden dowels that double as your cabinet hardware? It’s time to fast forward your kitchen into the 21st century. Below… Read more »

How Does a Steam Trap Work?

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century introduced the use of steam as a means of generating power, performing work and delivering heat to industrial process systems. Today, in industrial and commercial facilities and plants, as well as the marine industry, steam is still used commonly as a source of energy—for heating, processing, and power…. Read more »