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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