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
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
(for use of diverter-operated systems, such as countertop filters, dishwashers, and watering hoses)
Want to use one of these aerators on a female threaded faucet? You'll need a male/male adapter
Dual Flow Aerators
(allows multiple flow rates and stream types)
Related Items & Information
What is an Aerated Stream?
Faucet Aerators introduce air into the water stream to produce a larger, fuller, whiter, softer and non-splashing water stream.
- Office Kitchen
What is a Laminar Stream?
Laminar stream straighteners produce a non-aerated, crystal clear and non-splashing water stream.
- Patient Care
What is a 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.
- 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.
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