Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "I'm hearing a lot about lead-free these days. What does that have to do with plumbing products and how does the new lead-free legislation affect me?"
A. Basically, the laws implemented Jan. 1st, 2014 require plumbing products that come in contact with drinking water to be "essentially lead free" (less than 0.25% weighted average). For further information about how the law determines what is "lead free", rules regarding which plumbing products must be "lead free", and who these laws will affect, please click here.
Q. "What's the difference between a child drinking fountain unit and a standard drinking fountain unit?"
A. The child drinking fountain unit is slightly smaller than the standard drinking fountain unit, therefore the mounting height is slightly lower, making it more accessible to children. As always, please check with your local codes to determine what heights are appropriate for your installation.
Q. "What does 'ADA Compliant' mean?"
A. Complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a comprehensive civil rights act for people with disabilities. On July 26, 1990, the President signed the ADA into law as wide-ranging legislation intended to make American society more accessible to people with disabilities and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA was built primarily due to the desire of individuals with disabilities to work toward their goal of full participation in American society, and effects the ADA may have on businesses include restructuring or altering the layout of a building, modifying equipment, and removing barriers.
Q. "Please explain what you mean by gauge?"
A. The gauge (also sometimes noted as "gage" or "ga") is the measure of the thickness of the steel; the lower the number, the thicker the material.