Believe it or not, not all drains (or should I say drain types) are created equal. While the standard “shower drain” is the default choice for most applications, we often see issues with drains in the field long after the job warranty period is over. This sometimes results in costly repairs to the owner, liability issues, or unsightly rusted or unfinished grates in walkway areas. Most drain manufacturers offer many drain types and options for every application imaginable.
It’s happened to many of us. You’re watching TV or come home after a trip to the grocery store only to be distracted by a buzzing or chirping sound coming from the outside of your house (or maybe your basement). “What IS that?” you wonder. You search out the sound and discover that it’s coming from a box with a flashing red light on top. What does this mean? What should you do next? This outside box is a control panel and probably means that you have a grinder, sewage or
We hear it all the time... "We can't wait 2 weeks." "We're pouring tomorrow!" "What do you mean this is 'special'...it's in the catalog!" There are multiple reasons for longer than desired lead-times from manufacturers: Slow Moving Items: While many manufacturers plan for peaks and often have a good inventory of "A," "B," and oftentimes many "C" SKUs you will most definitely run into issues with slower moving "C" and "D" items. While these parts are still offered in the cata
It's been a long, strenuous, journey, but we're FINALLY here. Relaunching Kolstad & Fiess has (and will continue to be) the most ambitious undertaking since starting it with Mike, Rebecca, Eric and Dorothy 3 years ago today. Our newly defined vision is simple: to give our customers (whomever they may be), the best buying experience possible. We will do this, not by "selling," but by educating. We will consult, we will help, we will support and we will service (and strive t