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 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 is a widespread faucet?"
A. A widespread faucet consists of separate hot and cold valves, and faucet spout that can be mounted at 8 inches on center. Some widespread faucets can have spouts with variable spreads as great as 16 inches on center.
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. These faucets most commonly have bases which cover the distance between the faucet holes.
||1. Hot water inlet
2. Cold water inlet