Q. "What is a backsplash faucet?"
A. Backsplash faucets are designed for commercial/restaurant sinks that have a backsplash.
Q. "My commercial kitchen sink has a backsplash and the back of the sink will be pushed against a wall. What parts do I need in order to make the connection?"
A. For mounting backsplash faucets in sinks that will be settled against a wall, you will need to order a 90° elbow adapter which connects to the faucet inlets and allows you to connect flexible supplies from below versus straight back against the wall.
Q. "Where are some common places you would see these faucets installed?"
A. You would see these faucets installed in places like: restaurant and food service facilities, hospitals, hotels, assisted living and nursing care facilities, sports arenas, gyms, libraries, theme parks etc.
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 visit our LEAD FREE Plumbing Information page.
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 CA and VT's new low lead laws?"
A. Yes, we offer lead-free pre-rinse faucets by T&S that meet all current low lead requirements.
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