$24.99/Each

  • For deck mount faucets
  • Single hole base
  • 1/2" stainless steel connection
  • Swivel outlet
UPC Code: 642889455511
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Fisher Faucet Stems

Fisher Faucet Stems

Hi this is Jeff, today i'd like to talk to you about faucet stems. The stem in anybody's faucet is the mechanism that actually shuts the water on and off and such out of a faucet. So what we at Fisher do is we have check stems, 2 part swivel stems. The 2 part swivel stem is used in faucets where there is just two valves. Picture the hot water side and the cold water side of a faucet and that application we would use the 2 part swivel stem. Okay, check stems consist of three basic parts: the disc retainer and seat washer, a stainless steel spring, and the stem body. The spring lives inside the body and the disc retainer fits inside and that' has become the spring-loaded check stem. Spring loaded check stems are designed to prevent cross flow. So let's take a look at this faucet cross section and look at what cross flow is. Cross flow is when you have a differential in water pressure between the hot and the col. For example you might have 60 pounds of water pressure on the hot and maybe 40 pounds of water pressure on the cold. That'd be 20 PSI differential between the two. IF both these valves were completely open, you can see where the hot water at 60 PSI, 20 pound difference is going to flow right into the cold side, and now you're putting hot water into the cold side which means you're putting hot water into an ice machine or flushing toilets with hot water, not a good thing. So what we do is we put in spring loaded check valves to prevent that. So, whenever we have a faucet fixture with one, two, and three maybe a spray valve out of here, three valves, as soon as that third valve is closed, all this water becomes static and these springs come down and shut off the water supply to the faucet, preventing cross flow. Okay, so now let's take a look at the Fisher swivel stem. We use a two part swivel stem, and what we mean by that is the black seat washer is attached to a swivel on the end of the stem. So as the stem screws down into the faucet body and it makes contact with our stainless steel seat, as soon as it makes contact it becomes more of a plunging action. This is why the Fisher 2 part swivel stem means lower maintenance. One of the most important things in anybody's faucet is going to be the seat. The seat is actually the part where the rubber seat washer seats onto the seat to shut the water off. Everybody else uses brass seats. Brass is a very soft material, and as water flows across that seat, it erodes the seat, and then no matter how many times you replace the seat washer, it still leaks. Fisher uses stainless steel seats in all of its products. Stainless steel seats guaranteed for life. Well it seems that Fisher's stem story is complete. A 2 part swivel stem means lower maintenance and stainless steel seats that are guaranteed for life. That's Fisher, thanks for watching.

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Learn all about the ins and outs of Fisher's check stems and 2 part swivel stems by watching this video. With great features, including stainless steel seats with a lifetime guarantee, it's no wonder you'll choose Fisher for all your faucet needs!

Why Fisher Stainless Steel?

Why Fisher Stainless Steel?

Fisher facts. Why Fisher stainless steel? Hi, this is Jeff, today i'd like to talk to you about Fisher stainless steel faucets vs. our brass faucets. Prior to 2010, manufacturers of commercial faucets were able to put up to 8% lead in the product. After 2010 with the passage of AB1953 of California law, it said that we needed to reduce the amount of lead in faucets from 8% all the way down to a quarter of 1 percent. At this point, we had a choice at Fisher. We could follow the crowd and gone to simply low lead brass that would be compliant and not allow more than a quarter of 1 percent lead in our product. However, we have always taken the high road and wanted to have absolutely the highest quality faucet on the market, so what we did was we chose to reinvent a higher line of stainless steel. The reason why we chose stainless steel is because stainless steel is absolutely zero lead. It is not no lead, it is not low lead, it is zero lead. The reason why I say that is the state of California changed the definition of no to mean .25 percent lead. So whenever any manufacturer says that their brass faucets are no or low lead, what they're really saying is that it has some lead in it. Now if you have customers or if you yourself prefer to have faucets that are absolutely zero lead, then stainless steel is truly the only way to go. The other thing is that we don't chrome plate our faucets. What this is, is a mirror finish that we polish the stainless steel casting to a mirror finish, and it is a forever bright finish. Should it ever get dull you simply just shine it up again and you're back to the original bright finish. Some people think the biggest benefit of Fisher stainless steel is the durability of stainless steel. You may recall from a prior video that we talked about stainless steel seats in brass faucets, how we screw and glue a stainless steel seat into the brass body of a faucet because brass is so soft that water will erode the seat. Stainless steel is so hard that we guarantee that seat for life. We are so confident about the durability of Fisher stainless steel that we put a 5 year warranty on it. Thanks for listening.

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Fisher's stainless steel contains zero lead, making it a safe and high quality faucet to use at your establishment. In fact, Fisher is so confident in their stainless steel faucets, they offer a 5 year warranty! Watch this video to learn more.

Fisher 1/2 inch VS 3/4 inch Faucets

Fisher 1/2 inch VS 3/4 inch Faucets

Hi, this is Jeff. Today I'd like to talk to you about the difference between our 1/2" faucet line and our 3/4". On a 1/2" faucet, we learned on an earlier video that a 1/2" faucet is always defined by its inlets. The inlet of a 1/2" faucet is 1/2" on the inside. Using our close elbow... we always use those so we can fit this 90 degree turn within the 2" backsplash of the stainless steel sink. On a 3/4" faucet, the inlets are 3/4" inside diameter, and with a 3/4" faucet, the elbows are always included with the faucet for easy mounting onto a backsplash. So the elbows go on like that. Now, just to illustrate the difference again between the 3/4" and 1/2", 3/4" and 1/2" - big, big difference. One of the other differences between our 1/2" faucets and our 3/4" faucets is that we put an aerator on all of our 1/2" faucets. This aerator is a 2.2 gallon per minute (gpm) aerator, which happens to meet the standard code throughout the country. Now, if you happen to be chasing any LEEDS points, we make aerators from 5 gallon per minute all the way down to 0.5 gallon per minute. So, depending upon your application, we can supply the correct flow rate on any of our swing spouts for you. A 3/4" faucet, you'll notice, does not have an aerator on it, because it's a fill faucet, and we don't put an aerator on it, because we don't want any restriction at all. We want lots of water coming out of it. The faucet itself, just like our 1/2" line, has got stainless steel seats that are guaranteed for life, and a two-part swivel stem for low maintenance. The big difference of the stem assembly, of course, is that we use a full 3/4" opening through this seat to allow large flow out of the spout. With both these valves open all the way at about 60 pound of square inch of water coming in the back, we're going to get 33 gallon per minute coming out of this faucet. I like to picture a 55 gallon drum being filled up in about 1 1/2 minutes. That's a lot of water! As compared to a 1/2" faucet that would fill that same 55 gallon drum up in 25 minutes. So, whatever application you're using where you want a lot of water to fill something up quickly, you always want to go with the Fisher 3/4" faucet. Some of the applications where you may consider a Fisher 3/4" faucet would be pot sinks, scullery sinks, steam jacketed kettles, large pots, and anywhere where you really want a lot of water to fill a vessel. Fisher 3/4" faucets come in 8" on center backsplash, 8" on center wall, single wall, and a variety of swing spouts that are a full 1" diameter for the flow rate.... from 14" all the way down to 8", so these are designed to fit virtually any application that you might need a lot of water very quickly. Thanks for watching!

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With Fisher, finding a new faucet for your sink is easy! Start by figuring out your intended use. Do you need a controlled flow rate, or do you need a large volume of water quickly? Watch this video to learn what which faucet size is perfect for you!

Fisher 1/2 inch Faucets

Fisher 1/2 inch Faucets

Hi, this is Jeff. Today I'd like to talk to you about 1/2" faucets. Whenever we talk about 1/2" faucets or 3/4" faucets, everyone wants to know the difference. Why is a 1/2" faucet a 1/2" faucet? Why do we call it that? And really, it's all about the pipe thread. On the 1/2" faucet, the inside diameter of the pipe is exactly a 1/2". That's why we call it a 1/2". The outside dimension is 3/4", which matches up a 3/4" outside, and a 1/2" on the inside, for a 1/2" faucet. That's what a 1/2" faucet is. Okay, so Fisher makes a variety of different types of different configurations of faucets. We make deck mount faucets, wall mount faucets, and backsplash mount faucets. When it comes to the spout, we make swing spouts, gooseneck spouts, double-jointed spouts, control spouts.... If you refer to the catalog, certainly you can find a faucet that would be perfect for your application. In addition to different styles of mounting and spout configurations, we also offer a variety of handles. Standard on all Fisher faucets is the standard lever handle; however, you can also pick up the optional cross handles and optional wrist blade handles. There's two things that we do differently that make Fisher the most specified brand in commercial foodservice. And that is... the first thing we do, is we use a stainless steel seat that's guaranteed for life. The reason why is that water is very corrosive and brass is very soft. Everyone else uses brass seats, so as the water flows in the bottom of the faucet and makes that first 90 degree turn to exist the faucet, the water will erode the brass seat. We use stainless steel seats that are screwed and glued into the faucet body, and we guarantee those for life. The second thing that we do is we use a two-part swivel stem, and what I mean by that is that at the end of the stem there is a seat washer. The seat washer is on a swivel, so that as the stem screws down the faucet body, as the seat washer makes contact with the stainless steel seat, it becomes a plunging action, rather than if this were all one piece, it would be a twisting and grinding action. Others all use a one-piece stem similar to this stem where the seat washer is attached right to the stem; so as this stem screws down through the body of the faucet and it makes contact with that seat, this seat washer is being torn up by an eroded brass seat. With Fisher, because it's on a swivel, as soon as this seat washer makes contact with the seat, it becomes more of a plunging action. This means longer life, lower maintenance. This is why we are specified. Just to recap, Fisher uses stainless steel seats that are guaranteed for life a two-part swivel stem for lower maintenance. So there's our 1/2" faucet line. Thanks for listening.

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Don't be fooled into thinking that all faucets are made the same! Fisher engineers their 1/2" faucets for maximum longevity and minimum maintenance, providing you with a product that's guaranteed to last. Watch this short video to learn about the features that make Fisher superior in quality and reliability.

Fisher 45551 Specs
Faucet Centers Single Inlet
Made in America Yes
Mounting Style Deck Mounted
Spout Type None

Fisher 45551 Details

This Fisher 45551 deck mounted faucet base serves as a perfect replacement for the one that came standard on select Fisher 1/2" stainless steel faucets. It features a single hole base for fast, easy installation. A swivel outlet connects to the faucet spout.

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Specs
Faucet Centers Single Inlet
Made in America Yes
Mounting Style Deck Mounted
Spout Type None