I help you save water. I help make cleaning more efficient. I help keep your kitchen running. I help provide reliability you can trust. At T&S, we provide commercial plumbing equipment for hundreds of applications. It all started inside a small New York garage back in 1947. Today, we're a global brand serving markets around the world. Our customers know us as a family-owned and operated company, and we still go by the same trusted name. T&S Brass and Bronze Works. For more than 60 years, the story of T&S has been one of growth, expansion, and innovation. After inventing the market's first pre-rinse unit in 1947, T&S quickly established itself as the industry's premier manufacture of foodservice plumbing products. Over the next 2 decades, our company expanded into new commercial plumbing markets, leading founder George Tyson to purchase property in South Carolina to accommodate a new, 80,000 sq. ft. plant. As growth continued, T&S opened facilities around the globe, including another manufacturing facility in Sheung Hei, China, helping to shape the company into the truly international brand it is today. Our track record of innovations speaks for itself, but our reputation for service is what sets us apart. With more than 10,000 interchangeable parts and the ability to quickly handle custom modifications in house, the experts of T&S are proud to deliver real solutions to customers every day. At T&S, taking care of customers at every step is our number one priority. Maybe that means getting orders out the door fast with our 24 hour quick ship, or assisting with design and engineering. And with our state-of-the-art contact center, we work directly with each customer to find the right solution. It's what we're all about. Many customers know T&S for a few must-have products, but we actually manufacturer thousands of plumbing solutions for every corner of today's commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Clean your dishes, fill your pots, wash your hands, prep for surgery, prevent the spread of germs, get a high-power clean, connect with confidence, stay safe. Our customers are often surprised to learn the real depth of all we offer. The truth is, we've been serving every major market with an extensive product offering for years. When you look around, you'll find T&S is hard at work in more places than you might think. Restaurant, grocery, healthcare, hospitality, schools and education, convenience stores, pet care, prisons, commercial buildings, stadiums, cruise ships. At T&S, we know it takes more than an impressive product line to be an industry leader. It's about the total package, the right solutions, superior service, and doing business the right way. That's why we focus on quality at every turn. Our in-house testing actually exceeds national standards. We have 5 distinct inspection operations within our production process so each product is rigorously tested to ensure it's built to last. And, just as quality is a constant focus for our team, sustainability has become a leading consideration for customers, but that's hardly new to us. Whether it's pioneering low-flow faucets and fittings before they were widely used, implementing green operational practices, or making products made to last a lifetime, T&S has always been a leader in water and energy conversation, as well as responsible manufacturing. It has always been important to us, even if we didn't call it sustainability back then, all over our company, in all of our facilities, and in all of the products we offer, we build in the kind of efficiency today's market expects and demands. We've been offering sustainable solutions all along. With more than 60 years of experience under our belt, and a family-owned approach that continues to this day, our partnership with customers continues to be the foundation of the T&S experience. We grow, we innovate, we raise the bar, we listen, we provide the best solutions. That's what it means to work with T&S today and always.
Learn how T&S Brass works to provide you with high-quality products and superior service! With over 60 years of experience, they have the plumbing solutions you need for your business.
When a faucet or pre-rinse unit begins leaking, it immediately goes from a wonderful, convenient apparatus to a headache. Because it often seems difficult to diagnose, leaky plumbing can go for months or even years without being repaired. Meanwhile, water bills can silently rise and rise. The reality is, that many end users, and even some plumbers, don't know the true cost of a leaky faucet. According to the EPA, a faucet that leaks at the rate of 1 drip per second can add an extra 3,000 gallons per year to a water bill. 3,000 gallons, that's enough to fill 3 firetrucks. The good news? Leaks are actually simple to diagnose and just as manageable to fix. The first thing to understand is why leaks occur. It's not usually because the metal itself has developed a hole or perforation. Usually, the problem is much simpler than that. Leaks almost always occur due to wear and tear on soft warn parts, such as a gasket, washer, packing, or O-ring. These parts allow the faucet or pre-rinse unit to function smoothly, and in order to do that, they have to compress or give a little each time the unit is used. Let's take a look at the most common leaks and what you can do to repair them. On a faucet, you may notice a leak on the spout itself. The solution here, you may need to replace a seal between the outlet tip and nozzle. Or, the leak may be back at the cartridge spindle itself, where a worn seat washer is letting water into the spout. Is there a leak around a faucet handle? You'll need to replace the worn packing inside by removing the bonnet nut and replacing the old packing with new packing. Leaking at the base of the bonnet means the top gasket is worn and needs to be replaced. Leaking at the nozzle base while the water is running tells you that the swivel o-ring has worn and your faucet is ready for a new o-ring. Leaks at the coupling flange are due to an old gasket. Replacing that will solve your problem. On a pre-rinse unit, leaks may be even more obvious. A leaking hose is one that is punctured or perforated and needs to be replaced. A leak around the spray face means you need a new rubber bumper. A leak through the spray face itself means its time to replace the bonnet assembly. But, the other common leaks are nearly identical to those on a faucet. If there is a leak at the base of the handle, you'll need to replace the washer inside the handle to stop the leak. A leak at the top of the handle means a hose washer that needs replacing. Leaks around the pre-rinse faucet or riser itself will inevitably be identical to the faucet leaks described previously. Leaky plumbing, no one likes it. But it's not difficult to investigate and repair. T&S makes it easy to keep your faucets and pre-rinse units performing at their best.
Leaky plumbing doesn't have to be a major time sink - in fact, it's pretty easy to diagnose! Watch this video for more information on how to troubleshoot leaks around your faucets and pre-rinse units.
T&S offers truly sustainable plumbing solutions. The need for water conservation is a growing concern, as water is a precious resource. Businesses use a great deal of water, as shown here in this chart. The restaurant industry, educational facilities, hotels, hospitals, offices, and supermarkets all consume vast amounts of water. To cite numbers, restaurants use 7,736 gallons per day; educational facilities use 37,761 gallons per day; hotels use 5,531 gallons per day; hospitals use 47,250 gallons per day, offices use 27,675 gallons per day; and supermarkets use 7,703 gallons per day. That's a lot of water! Even so, these businesses are doing their part to conserve, and T&S has a way to help. It offers products for plumbing that are LEED certified and great for new constructions and renovations. Plumbing fixture fittings can even contribute to up to 4 LEED categories, including water efficiency, materials & resources, innovation, and regional priority. For the most point-earning power, choose low-flow products from a responsible manufacturer. T&S creates sustainable solutions with beneficial alliances and responsible manufacturing, where all corrugation, plastic shrink wrap, trays, and office paper are recycled and where 100% of the polishing dust is collected and re-purposed. Nearly 9,000 gallons of coolant is even recycled annually. Plus, 6% less electricity is consumed through new lighting, heating, and cooling efforts. Smart low-flow products include spray valves, aerators, sensor faucets, metering faucets, and ceramic faucets. T&S offers options to match flow rates with tasks and to eliminate waste. Saving water helps the planet and saves money. The cost of water, the cost of energy to heat the water, and the cost of sewage to dispose of the water is expensive. Small changes can add up. Reliable T&S products last for years, and fewer product replacements mean less waste. With T&S, you can enjoy a lower total lifecycle cost and more money in your pocket.
Through easy water conservation efforts, you can save money in total operating costs, resulting in more money to invest in your business. From ceramic cartridges to aerators and spray valves, T&S offers a range of products engineered to help conserve water, save money, and promote overall efficiency.
Nearly 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water. That's almost one billion cubic miles of water. However, the mast majority of that water is salt water, which is virtually unusable for human consumption. Only 3% of the earth's surface contains fresh water, and only 25% of that fresh water is available, since the rest is locked away in ice caps and glaciers. In fact, only abut 1% of the world's fresh water is easily accessible and usable for drinking or washing. As you can tell, there's not a lot of water to go around. The reality is that usable water is a limited resource. As the world's population grows, and even as some cultures gain access to fresh water for the first time, there will be even less to go around. Before you start worrying, this trend doesn't mean that there's not enough water for the world's population. It does mean that the more we can develop water-conserving products and processes, the better. At T&S, we've always taken water conservation seriously. In 1947, we introduced the first pre-rinse unit to the foodservice industry, and within 4 decades, we had innovated it into the first low-flow unit designed to save water and energy. Today, our B-0107-C and B-01078-C pre-rinse units are both endorsed by the Green Restaurant Association. The savings don't stop with just pre-rinse units, either. T&S offers thousands of products engineered to save water for both the plumbing and foodservice industries. Here are a few of our favorites. Consider our electronic faucets. Their water runs only when the faucet sensors a user's hands under the spout, and since the flow is set at a predetermined rate, it's impossible not to save water. Compared to a standard faucet, an electronic faucet from T&S can save as much as a gallon of water per handwash. Our B-107-C spray valve, the first low-flow unit of its kind, operates at a low 0.65 gallons per minute. That means even EPACT compliant spray valves use almost 250% as much water as the B-0107-C. In this dramatic demonstration, you can see how much water is saved in just a few seconds by our new low-flow spray valves. Our 0.65 gallon model is on the left. A standard 1.42 gallons per minute model is on the right. You can see our new low-flow spray valves, in just 15 seconds, use far less than 1/2 the water of the current federal standard. In many settings, metering faucets can provide just the right level of performance, while also conserving water and energy. Since they operate with the push of a button, metering faucets don't even require the minimal energy that electronic faucets do. Yet, they continue to regulate both the duration of flow and the amount of water for the user, turning on when the user desires, and stopping the flow at a predetermined time. For many faucet applications, electronic and metering simply aren't an option. For those applications, T&S offers a range of low-flow aerators. Keeping the water flow to a minimum while ensuring performance, our aerators can save you water and energy in even high-use settings. Again, watch this brief comparison between a standard faucet on the right and a T&S low-flow aerator on the left. In just 15 seconds time, you can easily see the dramatic difference in the amount of water consumed. For those who are interested in LEED certification, many T&S products can help contribute to 2 of the 6 performance categories for energy-efficient buildings: water efficiency and materials and resources. No matter your need, no matter your application, T&S has the perfect options to help you conserve water and energy. With water becoming a scarcer commodity, you can't afford not to consider T&S efficiency.
Water is becoming a more and more limited commodity around the world, making water conservation more important than ever. With T&S faucets and aerators, you can easily reduce water consumption, thereby minimizing overall operation costs. This video explains how T&S can help you save.
Cartridge faucets offer the ideal combination of performance and ease of use. Since T&S knows you use them for a variety of applications, we offer a range of cartridge options. Our standard compression cartridge is the Eterna model. We make Eterna cartridges for standard faucets and Eterna with spring checks for pre-rinse units to prevent cross-flow. Standard cartridges like Eterna function by the turning of an interior spindle. When the faucet handle is turned, the spindle lifts from the seat to rise and to create an opening in the flow path. The more the handle is turned, the higher the spindle continues to rise and the larger the opening becomes to the point where it is fully opened. You will notice that the Eterna spindle is installed inside a removable insert, which contains that up and down movement. Some of our competitors don't include this insert in their compression cartridges, which means that their spindles lift up and down inside the faucet body, itself. Our superior design ensures far less wear and tear on the faucet body while delivering reliable performance. Spring checks prevent cross-flow and comes standard on our pre-rinse units. Other parts are added to the cartridge assembly to ensure that it will hold together and function well. A gasket on the very bottom of the cartridge ensures that there are no leaks from the underneath. A screw attaches the seat washer to the spindle, and it is this seat washer that keeps a good seal on the water path when the faucet is turned off. A combination of a bonnet, gasket, packing, and packing nut, ensure that the cartridge is hold firmly in place and a screw and hot or cold index attaches the faucet handle to the entire assembly. Splines on both the cartridge and the inside of the faucet body lock together to guarantee each cartridge stays put. Inspecting Eterna cartridge is fairly simple. Simply unscrew the faucet handle, and then loosen the bonnet completely. Those parts, and then the cartridge itself should slide out vertically without any resistance. If, due to calcification, the cartridge is not easily removable, just screw the handle back onto the stem, turn the handle, and pull the cartridge out using the handle itself. If you're checking for leaks, look for the washers, gaskets, and packing. One of them is inevitably the culprit. Replace any of these parts is as simple as disassembling that part of the cartridge, removing that worn part, and replacing it with a new one. T&S makes it easy to locate and order new parts for all of our faucet. We even offer replacement cartridges as a unit. T&S is known for high-quality and innovation, and it was only a matter of time until we took the cartridge one step farther. We created a cartridge that performs so well, that we give it a lifetime warrany. This is our Cerama cartridge. Unlike Eterna cartridges, Cerama is available as a virtually one-piece unit. By assembling all of the parts as one unit, we've eliminated one of the main places where the cartridge might have leaked. We were able to do this because of how Cerama functions. The faucet handles on Eterna, as you'll remember, rotate and life a spindle from the bottom of a removable insert. Cerama simply turns 2 ceramic disks against each other to open a pre-fabricated water path. Ceramic is one of the highest-grade materials available and is so durable, that we offer this cartridge with a lifetime warranty. And, like our Eterna cartridge, T&S offers the only ceramic cartridge with spring checks in order to prevent cross-flow. You can open and close a ceramic cartridge all day, and it will never break or wear out. And we've already removed the interior seat washer that sometimes becomes the culprit in a leak. Inspecting a Cerama cartridge, then becomes even simpler. If there's a leak, it's almost certainly due to wear on the bottom gasket of the cartridge or to erosion of the bonnet or handle assembly. Removing the cartridge and taking it apart is similar to Eterna, only with much fewer parts to separate. T&S sells gaskets and other parts of the bonnet and handle assembly should you ever need them. And if you ever have a Cerama cartridge fail aside from normal wear and tear, simply return it, and we'll replace it free of charge. The third cartridge we offer at T&S is the metering cartridge. There are many environments where metering water is the best decision. And mechanical metering always uses a cartridge. The first difference you'll notice in our push-button cartridge is the handle. Instead of using a handle that turns the cartridge, the push-button metering cartridge uses either a push-button or pivot action. With either push-button or pivot action handle, the actuation of the cartridge shifts from being a circular motion to a vertical motion, up and down. The T&S wrist action metering cartridge, the only one of its kind in the industry, uses a cam to actuate the cartridge when its wrist blade handle is turned. Like we do with Cerama, we make and sell metering cartridges in as few pieces as possible. Those pieces are the bonnet assembly and the cartridge assembly. A push-button handle is then added with an insulator protecting from heat and friction. Removing and inspecting a metering cartridge is perhaps the simplest of all and involves unscrewing the entire cartridge as a unit. Since there are 2 main washers in the metering cartridge, those will be the ones to inspect: one at the bottom of the unit and another above the screw threads where the cartridge meets the faucet assembly. If you're experiencing a leak, one of these needs to be replaced. To adjust the timing of the metering, simply remove the handle assembly using a hex wrench. Rotate the metering screw in 1/8" increments, clockwise for longer flow time and counter-clockwise for shorter flow time. Our slow-close metering cartridge is also available on bubblers and on special applications, like handwashing and outdoor applications. Faucet cartridges - they offer both performance and ease of use. And T&S makes it even easier with a variety of cartridges to meet your needs: Eterna and Cerama, both available with spring checks; slow close; and metering.
T&S offers a variety of cartridge faucets so that you can select the one that best suits your needs and application. Featuring Eterna, Cerama, slow close, and metering, the cartridges are built to deliver superior performance and ease of use.
Replacing faucets with T&S wall adapters. With T&S wall adapters, we make it easy to replace competitor's faucets like Fisher, Chicago, and Zern, with a T&S faucet. These customized couplings give you a perfect fit with your existing hardware and a simple transition to your new T&S faucet. With T&S wall adapters, your plumbing can be sound and top quality without the time of re-plumbing inlet hardware. If you need to replace a faucet made by Chicago or Zern, T&S offers the BO466. Simply remove your existing faucet and its hardware down to the wall mounts. Replace the old seals with the new T&S washers. Then, attach the male end of the adapter to the existing hardware. Be sure to tighten using the hex on the outside of the assembly. Trying to tighten the connection with a hex key or allen wrench can break the lock tight seal and create a leak. Insert the new washers into the female ends of the adapter and you're ready to attach and tighten the faucet. If you 're adapting from Fisher hardware, we offer the B0467. You'll notice that Fisher wall mount hardware ends in a male fitting, so our adapter features two female ends. We've made it easy for you to tell them apart by scoring the corners on the Fisher end of the coupling. Otherwise, installation is similar. Replace the existing Fisher seals with the new T&S washers. Tighten the coupling, first to the wall mount, and then to the faucet using an adjustable wrench or pliers. With T&S wall mount adapters, it's easier than ever to upgrade from Chicago, Zern, or Fisher to T&S quality.
Replacing a competitor's faucet with a T&S one is easier than ever thanks to T&S wall mount adapters! Watch this video for more information.