With products that serve many functions and a company with over 161 years of service, A.Y. McDonald is very well traveled. From a gas valve at the famous Gum Wall in Seattle, Washington to a curb box lid in Glen Falls, New York…Tell me, where in the world is A.Y. McDonald? Continue reading
Without gas valves, the natural gas distribution process wouldn’t be as efficient and safe as it is today. In addition to controlling gas flow within a structure, these lifesavers are also considered the primary shut off for meter service, which is largely due to their gas tight seal.
Until recently, adjustability was a word not often used to describe certain water works products. Due to the functionality of these parts and the age of the industry itself, most manufacturers have shied away from enhancing a product whose design hasn’t change much since the beginning of its existence. A.Y. McDonald aims to prove that enhancement is not only a possibility but is also recognized as the more likely choice with our new adjustable height meter setter. Continue reading
BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. Imagine you and your family being awoken in the middle of the night to the high chirp of a smoke alarm. In the matter of seconds it takes you to wipe the sleep off your eyes and take notice of the situation, the flames could have jumped from one room to the next. In the end, you can only hope you have enough time to get you and your loved ones outside before the fire takes ownership of the house. Continue reading
Walking along the sidewalk, you may have come across a round lid that simply says the word ‘water’ on it. Have you ever pondered what this lid is and what lies beneath it? Continue reading
Have you ever had a panicked customer call because they tried to turn on or shut off their curb valve with the curb box cap? A customer recently reached out to our customer service department with the above picture because he couldn’t seem to fill the cistern.