When you're replacing a lead water service from a house to the main or curb stop, where do you find an adapter to link the corporation or curb to the new copper or CTS service line? Here's a quick look at what you'll need to know to order the right lead flange adapter to make a great connection to a new service line.
At Red Hed, you know you can get the best possible 100% lead-free fittings and fixtures for your water utility's needs. But did you know that we also offer a range of services to help keep your operation running as smoothly as possible? One area we excel in is sharpening tapping bits. Our specific process helps ensure your bits are ready to go at a moment's notice while being protected from the elements. Here's a quick look at our process.
Sure, Red Hed has plenty of products that are specifically designed for the water utility industry and made of exceptional materials and construction. But that's not the only reason why we're so popular with waterworks departments. Here's a quick look at why Red Hed provides your utility or company with the very best options.
When you're in the water utility industry, you can see all manner of fittings to adapt older pipe to newer systems. Threaded, compression and flared fittings are all common connections to run across. But how do you connect pipes to these fittings to get a proper fit that will stand up well to pressure and time? Here's a quick look at the most common fitting types and how to ensure you get a proper seal.
Over the years, pipe stands have become an important feature for many water utility systems. But what's the history of these stands, why have they been designed as they are and what are some potential issues they face? Here's a quick rundown on pipe stands and what you need to do to keep them functioning well for your water utility.
When it comes to your water utility, you've already got a decent idea of what condition your pipes are in, whether they're supplying water or removing waste. But what about the pipe supports that prop them up? If they're in bad condition and aren't being checked for corrosion or weakness, you may find yourself in the middle of a crisis with burst pipes and unhappy customers. Here's more information on how to inspect your pipe supports and when they need replacing.
When you need to connect to a water meter, there's no doubt that using a flared coupling provides you with a better connection and a much lower chance of failure than many other methods. But it can be difficult to make the connection from a copper supply line to your meter. At Red Hed Manufacturing, our job is making sure you can get your job done with better fittings, including our flare coupling adapters for meters. Here's how they'll help you make a better connection.
It's fairly common in the waterworks industry to step from one pipe size to another, typically using a single flange or a series of fittings to make the connection happen. What if you need to fit the diameter change into a small area? We have a number of space saver flanges that help make the transition in the space needed, as it combines both connections in a single plate. But what can you do when you have a specialty situation that needs a different approach? At Team Red Hed Manufacturing, we believe in providing customized solutions for our clients when they're needed. Here's the story of how we helped solve a unique problem for an upcoming bid.
When you work in the water utility industry, you expect some amount of water loss through leaky transmission lines and meter issues. But what if downsizing the meters in your supply system could ensure you'd regain those lost profits through more accurate record keeping? In this post, we're going to discuss a few real-world examples where downsizing helped the client greatly reduce waste and increased profits significantly. Here's what they found:
At Red Hed Manufacturing, we always try to answer our customer's questions before they're asked, but on occasion, we're able to go into great depth and detail about one of our high quality lead free water utility products. Because our lead-free flange adapters have received a great deal of interest and attention recently, we've produced a guide to help you discover more about these versatile adapters and their construction. Here's a little bit of the information you'll find available in this guide.