July 01, 2004 |

Heavy on the brass

Kitchen and lavatory faucets are made with heavy cast brass for durability in food service facilities, apartments, airports,and restaurants. The ADA-compliant simple blade handles function well in tight spaces, says its maker. Screws and aerators are vandal resistant. Four-, 8-, and 12-inch centers are available for mounting.

Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Corp.

Reader Service No. 204

All we need is a miracle

Vented toilet seat, connected to an electric fan, vents germs and odors to the outside of the office, hotel, restaurant, hospital, or clinic. The Miracle Seat eliminates odors by channeling them though a 1.5-inch pipe and fan and then to an exterior vent. Extra fan is not required for buildings with central HVAC systems.

Miracle Seat Co.

Reader Service No. 203

Bye, bye germs

Wall-mount scrub-up sink is constructed from type 304, 16-gauge stainless steel and is ideal for use in hospitals, clinics, and institutions where ADA standards are required. The 36 x 20-inch single-station sink includes a locking access door and full-length backsplash, as well as optional anti-scald thermostatic mixing valve and rose spray converter. The Scrub-up Sink (model EWSFAD13620) has a hands-free, sensor-operated faucet.


Reader Service No. 210

Campus showerheads

Self-cleaning showerheads were installed throughout the Indiana State University campus in Terre Haute because of the water savings they provide and their ease of maintenance. The Act-O-Matic 2.5-gpm flow control showerhead meets federal and Indiana state water conservation requirements, fits into a standard 1/2 -inch I.P.S. inlet, and features a universal ball joint and thumbscrew volume control to ensure increased water economy.

Sloan Valve Co.

Reader Service No. 205

Can't touch this

Hands-free washroom operating system reduces water usage by 70%, while at the same time reducing maintenance costs by preventing stains and damage from uric acid and calcium deposits. Radius capacitive sensors create a force field that activates water flow as hands approach the faucet, so customers don't have to search for the right spot and to distinguish hands from false activators.

Technical Concepts.

Reader Service No. 207

Industrial piping

Plastic pipe for industrial applications ranges in size from 1/2 to eight-inches, and has an upper working temperature of 200 degrees. The EverTUFF Industrial CPVC pipe is ideal for services that involve hot corrosive fluid transfer.

Coastline Plastics.

Reader Service No. 214

Blow dry

Hand dryer models are constructed of 1/4-inch cast iron with porcelain-enameled exposed areas and are tamper-resistant at the air intake openings. The internal parts of Models A and XA hand dryers are plated with corrosion-resistant materials. Equipped with 1/10 -hp motor which delivers average air velocity of 7,300 linear feet per minute for quick drying.

World Dryer.

Reader Service No. 209

Wrapped up

Flexible pipe insulation for industrial and commercial applications is supplied cut-to-size and grooved for easy installation over pipes from 6 to 30 inches in diameter. The Micro-Flex CTS is made from semi-rigid fiberglass with a homogeneous random fiber orientation that delivers compressive strength and excellent thermal insulating properties, says the manufacturer. A patented process is used to cut precise V-grooves that allow the insulation to wrap with no gaps.

Johns Manville.

Reader Service No. 206

The lap of luxury

Bath fixtures and accessories are made with quality crystal, solid brass, or hand-finished metals for luxury hotels and resorts. Available in five series of faucetry, the Cristal de Lalique Collection comes in shower sets, tub sets, towel rings and bars, robe hooks, soap dishes, holders, and tumblers. Available in over 85 finishes.


Reader Service No. 208

Flush out

Toilet system for bathrooms that require below-floor drainage can be installed up to 18 feet below the sewer level and 150 feet away from a soil stack. The Sanibest collects and pumps waste water away from a hand basin, bathtub, shower, urinal, and washing machine. It is connected to a low-consumption elongated toilet using just six liters of water per flush. Best for commercial bathroom renovations that experience heavy use.

SFA Saniflo.

Reader Service No. 202

Sturdy sprinkler

CPVC fire sprinkler system is ideal for installation in college dorms, hospitals, hotels, and high-rise buildings. The sprinkler system's pipes and fittings are immune to microbiologically influenced corrosion, and therefore offer long-term performance, including a 50-year life expectancy and a safety factor of two. The pipes are 1/6 the weight of steel pipes, so they are easier to install. No pre-fabrication is required and alterations can be made on site. A one-step solvent system bonds joints quickly and neatly without the need for heavy power equipment or torches.


Reader Service No. 212

Save water

Dual-flush toilet is equipped with a two-button actuator integrated into the tank lid, allowing users to select one of two water levels each time the toilet is flushed. The Rockton toilet with Dual Force flushing technology allows users to flush either 1.6 gallons (Federal mandate and industry standard) or .8 gallons. The latter flush option, if used routinely to remove light or liquid waste, can save as much as 6,000 gallons of water per year, per toilet, over traditional 1.6-gallon models.


Reader Service No. 211

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