Why Rent Inflatables for a Party!

Are you wanting to throw your child an amazing birthday party or a end of year party? Consider renting an inflatable from Action Rentals! Inflatables come in all shapes, sizes and functions! With everything from bounce houses for toddlers to slides for all ages, inflatables are a great and affordable way to add extra fun to your party!

Encourage exercise with the inflatable boxing ring! This entertaining Box N’ Bounce inflatable boxing game is an ideal addition to any outdoor event or Party Rental, and will engage guests young and old by promoting exercise, healthy competition and sportsmanship.

Or try our 5 in1 Combo! The 5-in-1 combo style bounce house is the ultimate in inflatable jumpers! The large interior jumping area offers a basketball hoop and both log and pop-up obstacles. This bouncy castle has a climb feature and a convenient exit slide for hours of active fun!

If there are any future astronauts attending your next party or event, try the Rockets bounce house! Each jumper has four large rocket-style spires on each corner, with a blue and white theme and a “USA” printed on each one.

To impress guests of all ages, try the dry slide is sure to bring everyone running and keep them sliding at your next event! Participants can climb up 21 feet for a sleek and fast drop to the cushioned bottom, guaranteed to satisfy thrill seekers young and old.

We have these and many more styles available. For help planning your next party, stop by and see the experts at Action Rental and Sales! We look forward to showcasing the wide variety of party rental items we have. From chairs to china to lighting to tents to linens and more we have everything you need to have the best event in town! Stop by our showroom at 1861 N Eastman Road, visit our website or call us at 423-246-5181.



DIY – How to Install a Kitchen Sink

If one of your DIY project is installing a kitchen sink, but you aren’t sure where to start, we’ve put together a small list of steps involved. At Action Rental & Sales Equipment Division, we have the tools and expertise you need to turn your next “To-Do” item into a “Done” item!

Step 1: Turn the new sink upside down and place it on the countertop where it is going to be installed. Trace around the outside perimeter with a pencil. When tracing the sink opening, make sure it is back at least 1-1/2″ from the front edge of the countertop. If the countertop is wider (front to back) than 24″, leave more than 1-1/2″ to retain strength at the front edge, but no more than 3″ to 4″.

After you are done tracing, remove the sink. Use a straightedge to draw a second line approximately 3/8″ to 1/2″ inside the traced outline of the sink. This line will be the actual cutline for the sink opening.

Next, drill four pilot holes, one in each corner inside the inner line using a drill with a 7/8″ spade bit. These holes are going to be your starting points for sawing the hole, so make sure they are large enough to fit the blade of a jig saw or keyhole saw. Next, cut the hole for the sink, using a jig saw to cut along the inner line between each hole. Helpful Hint: Since the rim of the sink will cover the sawed edges, while it is important to follow the line it is not crucial for the edges to be perfectly straight. If you don’t have a jigsaw, a keyhole saw will work just as well for both curved and straight cuts.

Step 2: Before installing the sink, place a bead of plumbers putty along the edge of the drain opening inside the sink and then press the strainer body into spot. Next, turn the sink upside down and tighten the strainer locknut with a wrench. Helpful Hint: Make sure to hold the strainer steady with pliers while tightening to keep it from turning. Wipe away any excess plumber’s putty.

Next, you will want to fit the gasket on the sink drain pipe (tailpiece) and attach it to the strainer bottom with a slip nut. It is easiest to tighten this nut by hand. For most threaded connections, apply a sealant such as plumbers putty, silicone tape or “pipe dope” to the threads to ensure a watertight connection.

Please note that if a garbage disposal will be installed with the sink, you will need to attach the unit directly below the drain fitting before installing the tailpiece

Step 3: Apply a “rope” of plumbers putty around the perimeter of the underside of the sink. Now you will want to carefully flip the sink over and place it carefully (with all of the drains and attachments secure) into the hole. Press firmly to make sure the sink is seated against the countertop.

Next, use mounting clips to pull the sink down tight to the countertop. These clips hook onto the sink lip from below the countertop. Tighten with a screwdriver. After the sink is positioned securely in place, apply plumbers putty around the underside of the faucet body or its mounting plate and install it into the sink.

Finally, attach all plumbing connections to the house drain line and water supply tubing. Apply a bead of silicone caulking around the perimeter of the sink where it meets the counter to seal any gaps. Fill the sink with water and leave it overnight to add weight and help it settle in place. Afterward, retighten the sink clips if necessary.

For help with this and any other DIY project, come see the experts at Action Rental & Sales in Kingsport, Tennessee. We have the tools and expertise to help you finish your “To-Do” List. Stop by our showroom at 1861 N Eastman Road, visit our website or call us at 423-246-5181 for a complete listing of products and pricing.

Tent Lighting – Add Excitement to Your Party

Are you planning a party and thinking about using a tent? If so, there is a wonderful way to add ambiance and excitement to your event! Consider the various forms of tent lighting. Tent lighting is not only a great way to illuminate evening events, but it will add extra atmosphere and will “Wow” your guests!

At Action Rentals & Sales we have a wide variety of lighting options to choose from. We have everything from globe lights to spot lights to chandeliers and more! Each lighting system has a specific purpose and abilities. Come talk with our experts and learn which lighting system would work best for your event and budget!

Our showroom is located in Kingsport, Tennessee. We look forward to showcasing the wide variety of party rental items we have. From chairs to china to lighting to tents to linens and more we have everything you need to have the best event in town! Stop by our showroom at 1861 N Eastman Road, visit our website or call us at 423-246-5181 for a complete listing of products and pricing.


What To Do If Your Pipes Freeze or Break

When it gets cold outside, it is easy for pipes to freeze or break. Here are some handy tips on what to do if that happens.

If you turn on a faucet and get no water, your pipes may be frozen. If your pipes freeze, there are some procedures you can follow to thaw them. Please note that the sooner the problem is recognized, the better your chances of minimizing the damage.

Some techniques for thawing frozen pipes include:

– If possible, expose a boxed-in area to the inside heat. An example includes opening some ceiling tiles if your home has a drop ceiling.

– Use a heat gun. However, be extremely careful as the heat from the heat gun will ignite any wood or paper it contacts. DO NOT use torches to thaw pipes!

– Rubbing the pipes with warm, damp rags may slowly thaw the line.

An additional note, if you do not have water for an extended period of time, special attention should be given to hot water heaters and boilers.

What to do if a pipe breaks? First, shut off your water immediately using your home’s shutoff valve.

There are actually two major shutoff valves in line with your service. The first valve, called a curb stop, is generally located near the property line and is normally housed by a cylinder with a cap on it called the curb box. The other major valve is located in the home next to the water meter. Other valves may be near plumbing appliances such as sinks and toilets.

By keeping your main valve in good working condition you will be able to turn your water off in the event of an emergency. Older style gate valves should be turned periodically due to possible corrosion build-up. Newer Teflon coated ball valves should stay in working order without any regular turning.

What if my main valve does not work in an emergency? If for some reason, your main valve does not work in the event of an emergency, call your local Public Works Department so that someone can shut off your water.