Hi, I’m Bill. It’s taken me a little while, but I think I was always meant to be right here . . . in front of folks like you . . . people who love hardware just as much as I do.
Retrofitting? We’ve got an app for that.
This is going to revolutionize the way doors needing to be retrofitted are specced in the field. No more scribbling your specs on notepads. No more wondering if you’re choosing the right hardware. No cost overruns. No mistakes. This free app is available for download through your iPad. Just tap on your app icon and search for AHS Door Survey. Then while you’re on site, it will automatically prompt you to fill in all aspects of the door opening and hardware necessary so there’s no forgetting any little detail requiring a return visit. Once the specs are filled in, you can send them directly to an expert at Access Hardware Supply. Your AHS associate will then get back to you recommending every piece of hardware needed along with total cost based upon your budget. Hey, it’s not ‘Angry Birds’ but it’s wayyy more useful.
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Here is a Cool Homemade Tester for 24 Volt Locks
Have you ever been in a situation where you don't have a power supply but need to test a lock? One of our customers showed me a great idea and said I could share it on Bill’s Blog.
This portable power supply simply consists of three 9VDC batteries connected in series to create 27VDC. I bought a 9VDC battery harness at a local electronics store and cut it in half to create a separate positive and negative leg and soldered alligator clips to each one. (If you wish to go “green” you can also use rechargeable (9V batteries.) Then I just taped the three batteries together and viola, my portable power supply for 24 volt locks was ready to go.
I showed it to some friends who suggested fusing it would make it safer. You can put a 2 amp fuse holder in line with the positive leg to protect you and the hardware if there are any shorts in the lock, current transfer hinge or wire.
I guarantee once you use this handy little gadget, you will keep one in your tool box all the time.