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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