Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)  today we’re sharing our very own Assistant Product Manager, Brenda’s family favorite Guatemalan rice and beans recipe, a loved recipe that’s been in Brenda’s family for generations. Brenda’s family enjoys preparing this dish for big celebrations, like birthdays, weddings, and holidays, including Guatemala’s Independence Day, September 15th.

Click here to download the full recipe, and enjoy!

Beckett Corporation Introduces New Lineup of Medium Condensate Pumps


The New Condensate Pumps Combine Longer Life Warranty with Larger Capacity
and Easy-To-Install Features

IRVING, TX. (September 23, 2021)Beckett Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of water pumps and outdoor living accessories for over 70 years, today announced the release of its newly designed medium condensate removal pump series. The company’s pumps are consistently rated among the best performing in the market.

Beckett’s new, feature-rich BK pump series includes 8 model options that offer a max lift of 17’ and 22’, depending on the model.

Additional features include:

  • A longer, 2-year warranty
  • Reduced noise level for quieter operation
  • A larger, 2.5-quart tank capacity

The BK line is also faster and easier to install, with:

  • A lid-mounted bullseye level
  • Multi-slot mounting brackets
  • Lift-to-test tab

“We’re thrilled to offer our industrial customers this newly designed series of pumps,” said Sean Kubal, Beckett Corporation National Sales Manager. “We work hard to be the pump manufacturer of choice and are proud to be rated among the best-performing pumps available.”

The Beckett BK line will be available to wholesale distributors and HVAC specialty supply houses in the fall. Learn more about the BK line at BeckettUS.com/Industrial, contact Beckett at 866-466-4319 or email customerservice@BeckettUS.com

About Beckett:
Beckett Corporation has been a recognized leader in designing innovative and reliable pumps for the water gardening, industrial, and OEM markets since 1948. While manufacturing pumps remains Beckett’s core business, today, Beckett has earned customer loyalty for over 70 years by understanding the importance of quality and value. Beckett is committed to making service, reliability, innovation, and value their top priorities. Learn more about Beckett and shop their products at www.BeckettUS.com

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Beckett Condensate Pumps


Model Lineup:
Beckett Pumps BK Model

Q&A: Is Algaecide safe for fish, snails, and crustaceans?

 

Algecide in Pond

Yes, when used as directed, algaecide is safe for fish and plants. However, there is an exception. Algaecide is toxic to aquatic invertebrates which include some species of fish and crustaceans. Aquatic invertebrates do not have a backbone or spinal column. These include earthworms, sea stars, sea urchins, jellyfish, squid, snails, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, etc… There are a few classes of fish that are also invertebrates, such as Jawless Fish (Class Agnatha) and Cartilaginous Fish (Class Chondrichthyes) which don’t have a true backbone, instead, they have a skeleton made of cartilage instead of bone.

 

 


Learn more about aquatic invertebrates and cartilaginous fish from these online sources:

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fishing/jawless-fish.htm

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fishing/jawed-fish.htm

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Beckett Corporation Launches Plenum-Rated Low-Profile Condensate Pump

 


The Company’s CL201ULP is Designed for Use Where Space is Limited

IRVING, TX. (May 17, 2021)Beckett Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of water pumps and outdoor living accessories, today announced the release of its CL201ULP model, a low-profile plenum-rated pump capable of handling high acidity condensation and manufactured with low-emission plastics that meet UL safety standards for plenum applications.

“Beckett is thrilled to bring this low-profile pump to the market and specifically address the needs of our customers who told us they needed a low-profile option that is plenum rated,” said Sean Kubal, Beckett Corporation national sales manager. “Our customers are used to the quality and reliability of our products and this low profile option provides them with another quality option.”

The Beckett CL201ULP is available at BeckettUS.com and most wholesale distributors and HVAC specialty supply houses throughout the U.S. For a list of distributors, contact Beckett Corporation at 866-466-4319 or email customerservice@BeckettUS.com

About Beckett:
Beckett Corporation has been a recognized leader in designing innovative and reliable pumps for the water gardening, industrial, and OEM markets since 1948. While manufacturing pumps remains Beckett’s core business, today, Beckett offers new and leading-edge products in the outdoor living, outdoor gardening, and garden décor categories. The company has earned consumer loyalty for over 60 years by understanding the importance of quality and value and is committed to making service, reliability, innovation, and value it’s top priorities. Learn more about Beckett and shop their products at www.BeckettUS.com

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Choosing and Installing Your Beckett Condensate Pump

Here are a few key steps and tips for the proper selection and installation of your Beckett Condensate Pump. For additional tips or support, contact our customer service team at CustomerService@BeckettUS.com or 866-466-4319.


Step 1: Size the Pump to Match the Application
Always review the aount of condensate water producted from the HVAC system. Beckett’s CB15 & CB20 series pumps with a ½ gallon tank can handle the typical amount of condensate produced from a residential HVAC system.

Step 2: Will the Pump Lift Water High Enough in the Application?
Condensate pumps move less water the higher the peak of the discharge tubing is placed. Define how high this discharge tubing peak will be above the condensate pump and compare that to the performance table to be sure you choose the correct pump. See two examples below:

1. Residential HVAC system located on the floor of a single-story home, peak lift point will be to clear an 8-foot wall. Peak lift point=8 feet, best pump selection would be CB15

2. Residential HVAC system located in the basement of a single-story home, peak lift point will be to clear an 8-foot wall on the upper level. Peak lift point=16 feet

Peak Flow HVAC Beckett Pumps

 

Install Condensate Pump Beckett

Note: An additional application issue might be the length of the horizontal run of the discharge tubing. A general rule of thumb is a loss of 6” lift for every 10’ of horizontal run for tubing sizes below ½”. This reduction in lift is not a concern after the peak lift point if you can slant the discharge tubing to take advantage of gravity clearing the tubing.


Step 3: Locate the Condensate Pump
Beckett CB15 & 20 series pumps have a 6-foot power cord with a grounded plug for power so be sure the pump’s location allows access to a properly grounded receptacle. The pump should be located below the drain pan of the HVAC system so gravity allows a natural flow to the condensate pump inlet. The pump can sit on the floor or be mounted onto the wall using the mounting tabs. Use a level to ensure that the pump is installed level as the float switches inside depend on water levels to turn on and off.

Step 4: Install Inlet and Discharge Tubing
Beckett’s CB15 & 20 series pumps have 3 inlet holes on the lid that can be pressed out to best match the installation. Be sure the drain tubing extends past the lid of the pump at least 1” to avoid splashing. Discharge tubing is connected to the 3/8” barb outlet, a hose clamp or zip tie can be used to ensure drip-free operation. It is best to slant the discharge tubing down after the peak so gravity helps clear the tubing.

Step 5: Safety Switch (depending on pump model)
Some Beckett condensate pumps include an additional safety switch which is designed to be wired in series into the low voltage thermostat circuit to shut down the source of the condensate water in the event of a pump failure. Using this feature may prevent overflow of the pump. This safety switch can also be wired to an external alarm as a signal that pump flooding is possible.

Safety
Always reference included installation manuals for safety warnings


Contact Beckett Customer Service at CustomerService@BeckettUS.com or 866-466-4319 for any questions or support during your pump selection or installation.

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Q&A: Solar Light Power Button On/Off

One question we often receive is: How do I know if my solar lights are on or off?

Several of our Beckett products feature an on/off button, which causes some customers to wonder how they can if the product is turned on or off. This Q&A talks specifically about our Beckett Solar Powered Submersible LED Light Set, seen here.

Solar LED Light Set
Beckett Solar Powered Submersible LED Light Set

Answer: When you first open the package, press the power button ON. In the OFF position, the push button will feel slightly taller/raised than when the button is in the ON position. Turn the solar panel down, facing the ground, or cover it with your hand. If the lights turn on then it is working properly.


There is no need to turn OFF the lights as they automatically turn on at night and back on during the day.

How Much Sunlight Should they Receive?
For optimal performance, the solar panel should receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight on a daily basis.

Troubleshooting Tip:
If your lights stop working after you started using them, it’s likely that the solar panel battery is not receiving enough sunlight to recharge the battery. This is especially common during overcast, cloudy days when there is no direct sunlight. Reposition the solar panel where it may receive direct sunlight to properly recharge.


For more tips or answers to your questions on LED lights, or any Beckett product, contact our customer service team at CustomerService@BeckettUS.com or 866-466-4319.

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How to Create a Tabletop Fountain

Looking for your next DIY project? Here’s an idea for a calming container fountain! All the materials are available online. Just choose your favorite ceramic container (recommended 10in x 2in) and your choice of decorative items, like faux succulent plants and pebbles, and add the Beckett Fountain Pump (48 GPH) and 1 gallon of distilled water. Relax and enjoy the start of fall!

Follow Beckett on Facebook and Instagram for more tips, tricks, and inspiration.


 

COVID-19 Update | May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

Dear Valued Customers,

As we continue to deal with the situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you, as a valued customer, that Beckett Corporation continues to be well-positioned to provide the products you’ve come to count on from us.

Our top priority remains the health and safety of our customers, our employees and our partners. Our work-from-home policy remains in place despite recent relaxation of state-mandated shutdowns.  All travel is halted and we are using videoconferencing to maintain contact with you and our suppliers.

  • Our China factory, Beckett Industries China, has been in full production since mid-February and we have encountered no Covid-19 illness among our staff to date.  Our local suppliers are also up and running and providing materials as required.  We have instituted as many health and safety measures as possible, including daily temperature testing, required wearing of masks, and wide distribution of sanitizers.  Unless the Chinese government imposes “force majeure” or other limitations in our ability to get employees to work, we are working full time to meet our 2020 production demands and prepare for 2021 forecasts.

  • As an essential infrastructure provider, our Norfolk, Virginia warehouse facility has remained open and fully operational throughout.  We are C-TPAT certified at the Port of Virginia and have seen close to normal throughput of containers from the port to our facility.

  • Our inventory levels are steady and we anticipate no significant shortages of products. Any information about your future demands for product and services for 2020 and 2021 would be greatly appreciated.

We will update you as needed and we encourage you to contact us should you have any questions.

Sincerely,

The Beckett Corporation Team

COVID-19 Update | March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010–During this constantly evolving situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we assure you, as a valued customer, that Beckett Corporation is open for business and well-positioned to navigate this challenge and that we will continue providing the products you’ve come to count on from us.

Our top priority remains the health and safety of our customers, our employees, and our partners. We have instituted work-from-home for as many employees as possible in order to help minimize contagion and to ensure that our work goes on as safely and smoothly as possible. All travel is halted and we are working to maintain contact with you and our suppliers via Microsoft Teams online meetings.

  • Our China factory, Beckett Industries China, has been in full production since mid-February. Our local suppliers are also up and running and providing materials as required. So, unless the Chinese government imposes “force majeure” or other limitations in our ability to get employees to work, we are confident in our ability to meet our 2020 production demands.

  • Our Norfolk, Virginia warehouse facility is open and fully operational. We are C-TPAT certified at the Port of Virginia and have seen close to normal throughput of containers from the port to our facility.

  • We believe that our Norfolk, VA distribution center qualifies as an Essential Critical Infrastructure entity under the Federal National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency guidelines. Should a ‘shelter in place” order be issued in Virginia, it is our intention to continue to receive and ship product from our distribution center.

  • Our inventory levels are steady and we anticipate no significant shortages of products.

We will provide additional updates as needed and remain available to answer any questions you may have.

Be Well,
The Beckett Corporation Team 

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