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Q. "I want 100 of one of the above barb fittings. How soon after I place my order can you ship 100% complete?"
A. Our inventory is great, and 98% of the time we will have the quantity you ordered in stock. If we don't have all in stock, it generally takes about 7-10 days to receive a backordered product to complete your order.
Q. "Can you quote (get me) a price on a brass barbed fitting not listed above?"
A. If you would like to order a barbed fitting that we currently do not offer, please send a quick quote request, and we'll do our best to find that item for you.
Q. "Are these fittings for potable water?"
A. It depends on where you are located. Not all of these brass fittings meet all low lead regulations. These fittings are considered low in lead content but not to the strictest codes/laws, therefore, we cannot recommend these for use with potable water in all areas.
Q. "What does it mean to have ANSI Certification for lead free plumbing products?"
A. Laws requiring plumbing products that come in to contact with drinking water to be essentially lead-free (0.25% weighted average) have been passed in California, Louisiana, Maryland, and Vermont. In order for companies to ship these plumbing products to locations in CA, LA, MD and VT, they must be ANSI certified lead free.
Q. "What is CA AB 1953, LA Act No. 362, MD HB 372, and VT S.152 and how is this different from previous low-lead legislation?"
A. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the amount of lead in drinking water under guidelines established in the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (passed in 1974; amended in 1988 and 1996). This Act defines "lead-free" as not more than 8% lead in pipes and fixture fittings. PLEASE NOTE: Use of the term "lead-free" varies between the new legislation in CA (AB 1953), LA ( Act No. 362), MD (HB 372), and VT (S.152), and in the current Federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. In the new legislation for CA, LA, MD and VT only (as of Jan 2013), it will mean 0.25% or less (weighted average). Similar national legislation is scheduled to go into effect Jan 2014.
Q. "How are barb fittings held in place?"
A. Typically, barb fittings are held in place with a hose clamp.
Q. "Do you need any type of adhesive for barb fittings?"
A. No, because barb fittings are designed to be pushed into the tubing or hose, and then a hose clamp is installed to complete the connection. There may be times when a lubricant, such as water, might be needed to help insert the fitting. This of course will depend on what is being run through the hose and fittings, as you wouldn't want to use a lubricant that is not compatible with what is flowing through it.
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