Hi, this is Jeff. Today I'd like to talk to you about drains. This particular drain right here has been the standard of the industry for years. It's a twist waste drain, so as you twist the handle, internally a pop-up goes up and down, just like your bathroom sink at home. Now, if this were a lever waste drain, the handle would move up and down, but it would still be actuating the pop-up mechanism on the inside. The problem with this drain and the pop-up mechanism is the o-ring. As this drain sits on your distributor's shelf for months, ozone is attacking that neoprene o-ring. When it's installed in a three compartment sink in the detergent side of the sink, the detergent attacks the o-ring, the sanitizing agent attacks the o-ring... and the o-ring gets hard, brittle, and cracks, and comes off. The other part of this drain that's a problem is the actual brass that is made over in China. Virtually every single one... every single twist drain sold in America is made in China, regardless of brand. They're all exactly the same. Over there what they do is put in a lot of zinc in their brass, which is a sacrificial metal that just goes over time. As the metal disappears, you develop pinholes in the casting. Now you have water on the floor. Again, the plumber comes in and replaces the drain. It's all about expense. Now, let me show you today's new standard for drains - the Fisher Drainking. The Drainking uses a ball valve. You still get the same twisting action that you got with the twist waste drain, except now we're using a ball valve. I always asked myself the question, 'well why a ball valve?' Well, why do you use a ball valve when you're dealing with natural gas in a commercial kitchen? You always use ball valve around natural gas simply because ball valves don't leak. So now, here's the first drain on the market that's a ball valve and doesn't leak. It's the only no-leak drain on the market. Another thing about this drain is the brass. We use red brass, which has got a lot of copper in it, and a lot of bronze in it. Very little zinc. So you're not going to get that sacrificial metal disappearing. We use stainless steel in the sink compartment because it matches the sink compartment. It comes with a flat strainer, or also you can order them with the basket strainer that sits inside. We use two threads on the connection. The 2" OD thread and the 1 1/2" ID thread. No need for any additional adapters; the plumber can make that connection when they manifold the three drains together. The Fisher Drainking also incorporates a universal sealing angle. This is the angle that sinks are dimpled in the bottom of the sink compartment, and this drain is designed to pull up real flush against that dimple for a very good sealing. Again, we use a solid stainless steel clamping ring for easy installation into that sink compartment. We also make these with overflow connections. We also make them vandal-proof for the prison industry. We make about 27 different model numbers of these drains and so you can go in the catalog and pick the drain that suits your requirements. Fisher waste valves have acquired a reputation over the years for the highest quality, a quality that is unequaled. Thank you very much for listening.
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