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Q. "What is ECAST?"
A. ECAST is a line of durable, high quality brass faucets that are designed and manufactured with less than one quarter of one percent (0.25%) total lead content by weighted average. These faucets are intended for installation where state laws and local codes mandate lead content levels or in any location where lead content is a concern.
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. "Do pre-rinse units for commercial kitchens fall under California, Maryland, and Vermont's new low lead laws?"
A. Pre-rinse assemblies for commercial kitchens are exempt from the new low lead laws provided they do not include an auxiliary spout (add-on faucet) or other outlet.
Q. "Do you offer pre-rinse faucets that have an add-on faucet and are fully compliant with the new low lead laws?"
A. Yes, we offer lead free pre-rinse faucets by T&S that meet bothall current low lead requirements.
Q. "What is a centerset faucet?"
A. A centerset faucet is a lavatory faucet with a combined spout and handles with a fixed distance (non adjustable) measured from the center of the cold handle to the center of the hot handle. From the image shown below, you can see that the faucet has 4" centers.
Q. "What does the self closing metering cartridge do?"
A. When you activate the faucet by pressing down on the push button handle, the water automatically runs for 15 seconds and then shuts off by itself.
Q. "What are quarter-turn compression cartridges?"
A. These are the cartridges beneath the handles that turn the water on and off. While other types of control cartridges may require rotating the handle a few times to turn the water on full, quarter-turn cartridges only require you to turn the handle one-quarter of the way (90°) to turn the water on all the way.
Q. "What does 'Rigid/Swing' Gooseneck Spout mean? How can it be rigid and swing?"
A. It means the Rigid/Swing Gooseneck may be installed to be used as a rigid, non moveable, spout or as a swing spout which may be turned side to side. It will depend on your application. To be used as a swing spout the installer uses two plastic split washers supplied with the spout and assembles them onto the spout joint. To be used as a rigid spout a 1/8 inch thick plastic washer supplied with the spout is assembled to the spout joint instead of the two split washers.
Q. "What does 'single water inlet' mean? Can I only hook up hot OR cold water to that type of faucet?"
A. Faucets with a single water inlet can only be connected to a single supply line. Some may choose to connect the faucet to their hot water line or the cold water line only. However, there are thermostatic mixing valves available that will allow you to mix the hot and cold water supplied to your faucet.
Q. "How do I use the ECAST™ #626 Deck Mounted Single Hole Rigid/Swing Gooseneck Spout? What controls the water that comes out of it?"
A. Listed below the spout itself, above, you'll see the "62-ABCP Wall Mounted Pedal Box." The hot and cold water supplies are connected to this box, and then a water line is installed between the pedal box and the gooseneck spout. One pedal controls the hot water and the other pedal controls the cold water; by stepping on the pedals, you will be able to supply water to the spout, and you will be able to control the temperature of the water depending upon how you use the pedals.
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