Specialty Faucet Aerators

Do you want to use your faucet for an unusual application? Maybe you need to attach a countertop water filter. Or perhaps you'd just like another flow option on your faucet, so you can conserve water but still have access to a powerful stream when it's needed. Whatever the application, you've come to the right place! Here we offer a variety of hard-to-find aerators, designed especially for those situations that require a non-standard faucet option.

Choosing the Right Aerator

Image of Male threads versus Female threads
Aerator size comparison

1. Determine whether your faucet spout is female or male threaded. Female-threaded spouts have their threads inside the end of the spout; male threads are found on the outside of the spout. If your faucet has female threads, you'll need a male threaded aerator. If your faucet has male threads, you'll need a female threaded aerator.

2. Now, you'll need to find out what size aerator you require. The easiest way to do so is by grabbing some spare change: a quarter, nickel, and dime. You'll compare these coins to the size of your existing aerator (or the outlet of the faucet spout itself).

  • A Regular/Standard size aerator (aka 15/16" x 27 thread Male or 55/64" x 27 thread Female) will be roughly the diameter of a quarter
  • A Junior size aerator (aka 13/16" x 27 thread Male or 3/4" x 27 thread Female) will be roughly the diameter of a nickel
  • A "Tom Thumb" size aerator (aka M18 x 1 thread Male or M16 x 1 thread Female) will be roughly the diameter of a dime
Please note: the quarter, nickel, and dime are all approximate measurements. Before placing your order please double check your thread sizing. Some faucet brands use custom sizes, so if you know the manufacturer of the faucet, you can contact them for the exact aerator size.

Diverter Aerators
(for use of diverter-operated systems, such as countertop filters, dishwashers, and watering hoses)

55/64"-27 Female Swivel Thread Pull-Down Diverter Aerator ADVP-4
  • - 55/64"-27 Female Swivel Threads
  • - Pull-Down Compression
  • - Uses 1/4" O.D. Tubing
  •  
ADVP-4 - $6.98
Enter a quantity and
55/64"-27 Female Swivel Thread Pull-Out Diverter Aerator ADVS-4
  • - 55/64"-27 Female Swivel Threads
  • - Pull-Out Compression
  • - Uses 1/4" O.D. Tubing
  •  
ADVS-4 - $15.39
Enter a quantity and
55/64"-27 Female Swivel Thread Pull-Out Diverter Aerator with With Outlet ADVSR-1
  • - "With Outlet" Model
  • - 55/64"-27 Female Swivel Threads
  • - Pull-Out Compression
  • - Uses 1/4" O.D. Tubing
ADVSR-1 - $8.31
Enter a quantity and
Want to use one of these aerators on a female threaded faucet? You'll need a male/male adapter!
Male 15/16"-27 x Male 55/64"-27 Faucet Adapter 15-3360-5 $1.56
- OR - View Cart

Dual Flow Aerators
(allows multiple flow rates and stream types)

0.5gpm Spray/2.2gpm Stream Dual Flow Aerator 20-8350-5
  • - Male 15/16"-27 + Female 55/64"-27 Dual Threads
  • - Water-saving 0.5gpm spray default
  • - Pull down for 1.5gpm aerated stream
  • - Returns to default when shut off
20-8350-5 - $1.80
Enter a quantity and
0.5gpm Spray/2.2gpm Stream Dual Flow Aerator 20-8250-5
  • - Male 15/16"-27 + Female 55/64"-27 Dual Threads
  • - Water-saving 0.5gpm spray default
  • - Pull down for 2.2gpm aerated stream
  • - Returns to default when shut off
20-8250-5 - $1.78
Enter a quantity and

Related Items & Information


What is an Aerated Stream?

Aerated Stream

Faucet Aerators introduce air into the water stream to produce a larger, fuller, whiter, softer and non-splashing water stream.
Applications:

  • Residential
  • Office Kitchen

What is a Laminar Stream?

Laminar Stream

Laminar stream straighteners produce a non-aerated, crystal clear and non-splashing water stream.
Applications:

  • Hospital
  • Daycare
  • Patient Care

What is a Spray Stream?

Spray Stream

Spray device is a multiple needle like laminar stream used when the flow rate is to low to provide a full coverage of the hands during washing.
Applications:

  • Public Restroom
  • Hospital Restrooms


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "I can't see what the functional differences are among the different diverter aerator models?"
A. In all models, including the "with outlet", the left-hand-side outlet is where the water is diverted to. On the ADVSR-1, there is what appears to be two outlets. However, the top is the diverter, the bottom is an inlet and then there is a small spigot just below the two where the water comes back through (this acts as an outlet for the returning water, therefore, it is called a "with outlet".) The ADVS-4 is a swivel (meaning that the top threads will turn separately from the rest of the adaptor). The ADVS-4 and ADVSR-1 both have a pull out button for diversion, and the ADVP-4 is a pull-down model. All of the diverter aerators we offer come with the most common female aerator threads, which will fit most (but not all) U.S. made faucets that require a female threaded aerator. If you need male threads on your adapter (meaning your aerator has male threads) then you'll need to order the male-to-male adapter which will screw into our female spout adapter converting it to male. Then the chances are 90% that it will fit.

return to top ↑

Copyright© 1995-2024 PlumbingSupply.com.
All Rights Reserved.