Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "What does Top Spud or Back Spud mean?"
A. Water closets and urinals that use Flush Valves have a brass spud attached to them either on the top or back of the water closet or urinal. The brass spud is compressed into the fixture inlet and is where the outlet of the Flush Valve will attach and allow water to enter to flush the water closet or urinal.
Q. "What does Rough-In mean?"
A. Rough-in is the term to describe the specifications and dimensions of a particular product provided by the manufacturer to the installer before installation.
Q. "What is Chloramine?"
A. Chloramine is commonly used in low concentrations as a disinfectant in municipal water systems as an alternative to chlorination.
Q. "What other brands of Flush Valves (Flushometers) do you sell?"
A. We sell many other brands. Sloan offers a very good selection of manual and automatic flush valves. Hydrotek would be an excellent choice and has many quality automatic flush valves. We also offer the Chicago manual urinal flush valves, and Delany manual toilet and urinal flush valves.
Q. "What does 'dual flush handle' mean? Are there two handles?"
A. There is only one handle. The valve is ADA compliant with a non hold open and no leak dual flush handle feature. Lifting the handle up initiates a reduced flush of 30% for the evacuation of liquid waste. Pushing the handle down actuates a full flush for solid waste. A wall plate is furnished with graphics and instructions for user operations.
Q. "We have a manual flush valve and we want to change it to an automatic. Is something available without replacing our complete valve?"
A. Sloan offers a battery powered, sensor operated retrofit conversion kit designed to fit exposed flushometers.They offer a variety of models to fit Zurn, Sloan, and Delany flush valves.