Urinals

  • What are the different types of urinals?

    Washout – Water runs down the rim holes which washes the side walls, floods the sump (bowl area) and a water exchange is made exiting through a bottom outlet. This method is like a dilution process. 

    Siphon Jet – A jet hole is on the inlet of the trapway. When flushed, water is fed into the jet creating a stream that assists in pulling the water out of the urinal. With this method, the entire amount of liquid is displaced when flushed and siphon jet action will flush away most debris (cigarettes, gum, etc.). 

    Blowout – A hole is on the inlet of the trapway. This is the most aggressive flush, and as a result is the noisiest of the three options. With this method, the entire amount of liquid is displaced when flushed. Since it a very aggressive flush, it will remove all the contents including items like cigarette butts. The high velocity jet action with larger trapway assures better drainline carryout and is recommended for stadium and other high usage commercial applications.
  • What determines if a urinal is ADA compliant?

    Since state and local codes vary greatly, it is important for all installers to verify that the urinal selected will meet their specific code requirements. However, in general, a urinal is considered ADA compliant when: It has an elongated bowl. The installed rim is no more that 17" above the finished floor. The flush controls are located no more than 44" above the finished floor.

  • What is a "seam cover" for the Stallbrook urinal?

    "Seam Cover" used with several Stallbrooks installed side by side to create a seamless appearance. It is installed between each fixture, so that it creates the "look" of one large fixture.

  • What is the recommended PSI at the valve for urinals?

    The recommended PSI at the valve is 20 psi.

  • What supports a urinal to the wall?

    Each urinal comes with specific hangers (either K-2 or T-62) that must be attached to studs located behind the wall. These studs (i.e.2 x 6) must be substantial enough to hold the weight of the fixture.

  • Why are the supply line requirements different for different style urinals?

    The designs of various urinals require different inlet supply lines to allow the urinal to cleanse and flush properly. For example, a blowout model requires a 1" supply line to obtain the proper water volume and velocity to make the fixture function properly.

  • Why don't some of American Standard's urinals come with component part strainers?

    Urinals are not designed to accommodate refuse, and some of our urinals do not have a sump contour that will accommodate a stainless steel strainer. If there are individuals who are throwing refuse into a urinal, you can purchase a flexible rubber mat strainer at a local janitorial service.

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