Winter Weather & Heating Oil Protection: Preventing Freezing in the System

Whether you store your heating oil in an above-ground or underground storage tank, the winter months are a potentially hazardous time. Just as the cold temperatures can cause uninsulated water lines to freeze, the winter cold can also cause your heating oil to freeze. With winter weather approaching, it's important that you understand the fundamentals of these risks and what you can do to minimize them. How Easily Does Heating Oil Freeze? [Read More]

The Art Of Making Welding Helmets Pretty: What You Can Expect

Not much about welding is pretty or glamorous. It is a dirty, hot, sweaty job, and you just have to do it. You do it because it pays well, and because welders are constantly in high demand. Yet, maybe you just wish that something about this job was aesthetically pleasing or colorful, at the very least. Actually, it can be. Your welder's helmet can be very artful, colorful, and as unique as yourself. [Read More]

5 Tips For Dealing With Clogged Valves

Stainless steel valves appear in all kinds of equipment from commercial fridges to home brewing systems to industrial machinery. Typically, these valves help to usher liquids or gasses from one area to another, and they are often connected to metal or rubber tubing or other components. Regardless of how you are using your valve, it can get clogged and dirty over time. Grease, dirt, and all kinds of debris can build up in the valve and lead to issues. [Read More]

5 Tips For Using Hand Trucks In Your Company's Loading Dock

In your company's loading dock, having certain types of equipment -- such as hand trucks -- can make getting important jobs done a whole lot easier. The five pieces of advice that are listed here can help you use hand trucks when working in your company's loading dock. 1. Have a Few Extras on Hand Having more than just one or two hand trucks is usually a good idea. Then, it will be easier for others to pitch in and help when you're dealing with a big load that needs to be loaded or unloaded quickly. [Read More]