If you are looking for a contemporary faucet that does not appear in any sales literature then consider the unnamed faucet in the picture. ANO has a very limited supply of these faucets available.
This faucet includes the body of a KPS3030 Sabastopol and a head that switches from spray to flow. this picture was taken at the Eclipse booth at the recent International Surfaces Event in Miami Beach.
See you countertop contractor for availability and pricing.
Zero Radius sinks have become increasingly popular in the last few years. They offer a different and dramatic alternative to the tradition drawn bowl.
There were, however, several issues with Zero Radius sinks including the openings in the counter top are more difficult to cut (read as more expensive,) the sharp corner in stone tops after fabrication create a cracking point, the sinks are more difficult to clean particularly in the corner where two sides meet the bottom and they can be noisier than drawn bowls because the large sheet metal bottom may “oil can” when the water is running.
Eclipse has developed the Very Small Radius (VSR) sink shown in the pictures. The VSR sinks have the dramatic look of the Zero radius but not the issues. VSR sinks have a small radius in the corners between the sides and between the sides and bottom. This radius makes cutting the countertop opening easier particularly for fabricators with CNC (computer operated fabrication) machines, the sinks are easier to clean and the curved corners stiffen the sink bottoms and sides making it quieter when the water is running.
Currently ANO has VSR3219 single bowl and VSR1919 single bowl in stock and is shipping the ZR700, ZRD701 and ZRS3331A from the California warehouse so the delivery is 5 to 7 days. (Oct 8, 2014)
In our next article we will present the line drawings for the new sinks.
Eclipse Stainless faucets with pole type handles including the KP2030 Atlantic, the KPS3033 Sebastopol, the KPS3032 Pacifica and KPS3031 Niagara have a different procedure for changing the cartridge than the other Eclipse faucets. The F7A Tara is similar but the cartridge is different in that it is a cold water only faucet.
Here is a flyer showing the process for these faucets:
What is a back flow preventer? What is the difference between a back flow preventer and a check valve? Do I need on on my faucet?
The terms backflow preventer and check valve are often used interchangeably. The purpose of the valves is to prevent water on a plumbing appliance, faucets, water heater, garden hose from backing up into the water system and contaminating it. The best example is if you are using an attachment to your garden hose to spray insecticide on your lawn or garden and you lose pressure on the line. Without a backflow preventer the poison could potentially back up into the water system and pollute the system.
Do you need one? If the question is will the faucet work without one the answer is yes. Most plumbers will tell you they are required by code but there seems to be some difference of opinion on the subject. It also seems it is rarely enforced if it is required.
Most faucets today come with two check valves. In the Eclipse faucet one is in the head and one is attached between the hose and the body of the faucet – see pictures below.
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