A Pocket Guide: 316 Stainless Steel Properties

Grade 316 stainless is one of the most widely used types of stainless steel on the market due to its superior corrosion resistance, particularly in acidic environments. There are several advantages to 316 stainless steel properties when compared with other grades, so we’ve put together a quick reference guide highlighting the properties, applications and benefits of 316 stainless steel. (more…)

How to Use 400 Series Stainless Steel

Stainless steel, especially the 400 series stainless steel, is one of the most advantageous of all stainless grades. Known primarily for its wear-resistance, the diverse range of the series allows for accommodation across various industries. Having so many options within the 400 series requires education about what’s appropriate for the job.

Here are a few things to consider when selecting 400-grade stainless steel. (more…)

Does 304 Stainless Steel Rust?

Have you ever found yourself wondering: does 304 stainless steel rust? If so, you’re not alone – a common misunderstanding about stainless steel is that rusting is impossible. While it offers the most corrosion resistance compared with other metals and alloys, the reality is that stainless steel can rust in specific environments.

Below, we dig into the common applications of 304 stainless steel, causes of rust and how that impacts the industries that 304 stainless steel is used in. (more…)

A Pocket Guide: Drawer Pull Size Chart

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When choosing the drawer hardware, trying to determine the length of stainless steel pulls to use can be frustrating. At Arthur Harris, we understand that if your hardware is sized appropriately, it will make all the difference in functionality and style. To make this process simpler, we’ve created a written drawer pull size chart for you to reference when choosing your drawer pulls. (more…)

Cabinet Pulls: Why It’s Important to Sweat the Details

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Design is truly in the details, especially when it comes to home hardware for drawers and cabinets. Though it may seem like a minor detail, hardware can ultimately make the biggest impact in a room. Updating hardware is a surprisingly simple way to give old, outdated kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces in your home a fresh, stylish new look. If find yourself wondering where to begin with home hardware and how to choose the right size cabinet pulls, let this article help guide you to implement the best hardware for your home. (more…)

Importance of Metal Finishing Process for Float Balls

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Metal finishing for float balls is a special process used in float and tank applications. Finishing may require treating the exterior or interior of the float ball for a variety of purposes. A particular surface finish is necessary for a food environment. Weighted float balls may be necessary for specific gravity requirements when tanks have heavier liquids or more than one liquid in them. Magnets may be located within float balls to actuate float switches. There are numerous types of processes that require metal finishing for float balls. Here are several metal finishing methods offered by Arthur Harris and their intended applications. (more…)

Cabinet Pulls: Stainless Steel vs. Satin Nickel

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One of the best ways to upgrade your kitchen without a full remodeling is to upgrade your cabinet hardware. Stainless steel bar pulls and satin nickel bar pulls are two popular hardware choices for kitchen cabinet upgrades. New pulls are an easy and affordable option and can make a big impact on the look of your kitchen. Stainless steel and satin nickel are silver-toned metals that offer visual appeal and a degree of detail that will bring a fresh, new feel to your kitchen. Each blends in well with modern appliances and each can provide the finishing touch in the design of your kitchen. (more…)

How to Choose Specialty Hardware for Your Home

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Thinking of giving your house a facelift and wondering how? Start by considering replacing your home hardware. All those older knobs, bar pulls, hinges, and handles may seem like a minor detail. It’s one that is often overlooked when thinking of remodeling your home. Yet, changing out and replacing bathroom drawer pulls, kitchen door handles and even the knobs on interior doors can have a big impact on the décor of your house. If you are refinishing surfaces, why not give those older cabinets and drawers a new look. Choosing the home hardware for your décor is important, and it may be somewhat of a challenge. Here are a few important things to consider for incorporating new specialty hardware into your home. (more…)

Manufacturing 101: Stainless Steel Floats

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Arthur Harris stainless steel floats are an indispensable component in any liquid level control system. The industrial strength float balls have superior buoyancy and provide maximum corrosion resistance under the most challenging conditions. As the long-tenured stainless steel float and valve company with trusted experience, Arthur Harris sets the industry standard for producing the highest quality floats on the market. (more…)