Offset Adapter for Sloan Flushometers

Avoid split grab bars and expensive wall modifications with Sloan’s new Offset Adapter! This adaptor enables you to install grab bars above a closet flushometer without relocating the inlet pipe. You can stay in ADA compliance without ripping into the wall. It is designed for use with G2, SOLIS®, and ECOS® flushometers.

How Does Sloan’s Offset Adapter Work?

This unobtrusive adapter lowers the total height of the flushometer by 1-1/2 inches. This creates enough space for an ADA-compliant grab bar without having to relocate the water supply inlet pipe. It’s a simple update that saves your facility from the costs and complexities of opening walls or workarounds like split grab bars. It also helps keep your facilities accessible and aesthetically pleasing while keeping labor costs to a minimum. It is also precisely engineered to maintain full pressure and flow to the flushometer.

Where Can the Offset Kit be Used?

The Offset Adapter is designed for use with G2, SOLIS®, and ECOS® flushometers. It’s great for restroom stalls that require ADA compliance, such as those in healthcare facilities, airports, stadiums, schools and universities, convention centers, and other commercial facilities. 

Make sure the adapter kit can be installed in accordance with applicable codes and regulations by reviewing Sloan’s Offset Adapter Installation Instructions PDF. The instructions will help you determine whether recessed sweating is required, and which wall flange to use in conjunction with the adapter. 

Sloan H-1018-A Offset Adapter

Sloan H-1018-A Offset Adapter Features, Specs, and Compliances

Features

  • Updates flushometers to enable ADA grab bar installation
  • Lowers total height of flushometer by 1-1/2″
  • Avoids costly wall modifications
  • Includes mud guard and flange for easy installation
  • Extensively tested for optimal performance and pressure 

Specifications

  • 1″ Female x 1″ Male 1-1/2” Offset Adapter      
  • 1″ FPT Inlet           
  • 1″ MPT Outlet           
  • Standard 1″ NPT connection to the control stop 

Compliances

  • The offset adapter shall be in conformance with ASTM Alloy Classification for Red Brass
  • Low lead compliant          

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Where to Buy

View the Offset Adapter product page on our website where you can request a quote. If you’re ready to place an order, give us a call. Mention Part #48691 when ordering. Bulk orders may qualify for discounted pricing.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622 / Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

Commercial Restroom Sign Guide

Find the right restroom signs for your facility easily with our Commercial Restroom Sign Guide. We carry a wide variety of options that vary in material, color, thickness, shape, with braille, without braille, and more. Women’s restroom signs, men’s restroom signs, boy’s restroom signs, girl’s restroom signs, and all gender restroom signs can all be purchased from us. Many of both our wall and door restroom signs are in stock and ready to ship. No matter what restroom signs you need for your facility, you can get them through Equiparts. We work with many sign manufacturers so we can find virtually any sign you need. We can also work with our manufacturers to create custom signs if you would like anything personalized or very specific.

Within this article, you will find a selection of our most popular restroom signs, along with some other related signs like handicap signs, aluminum parking signs, and out of order and restroom clean items, too. We also share information about ADA restroom sign compliancy, as well as California restroom sign specifications. Use the links below to jump to the section you are most interested in, or simply read through the article to see all of the options we have, tips for buying and installing your signs, and more!


Section in this article:

Sign Purchasing Tips and Installation Information
Blue Restroom Signs 
Black Restroom Signs
Satin Finish Restroom Signs
Cast Bronze Restroom Signs
ADA Restroom Sign Information
California Restroom Sign Information
Additional Commercial Signs
Specialty Commercial Sign Items


Commercial Restroom Signage Purchasing Tips
• Signs that contain a vertical line in between the ‘woman | man’ images designates that the sign should be used as directions to the women’s and men’s rooms. A sign without a line in between the ‘woman man’ images designates that the sign is to be used in front of a single stall restroom that can be used by both genders.
• Signs that have ‘T-24’ in the product title are compliant with California’s restroom sign requirements when installed according to their requirements.
• Be sure to mention to the sales rep you work with that you need all of your signs to match if purchasing multiple signs in different styles. This is most important for the blue signs, which are sourced from different companies. You will want to purchase all of your signs from the same provider to ensure they are all the exact same shade of blue.


Sign Installation Information
• Before attaching the sign with the adhesive strips, make sure wall or door surface is clean and dry.
• Signs should be hung on latch side of door.
• Signs should be hung 60″ from floor to center of sign and 8-12″ from door frame to center of sign.
• People reading the sign should be able to stand within 3-inches of the sign without hitting anything or being in the swing path of the door.


Blue Restroom Signs

Title 24 ADA Door Signs
Material: High-Impact Polyethylene, UV stable, scratch, crack, fade, and impact resistant, matte finish, and 1/4″ thick.
Characters: 1/32″ high, shatter proof and mar resistant, double-back tape fastening.

ADA Wall Signs
Material and Characteristics are the same as above, but the thickness of the sign is 1/8″ with Grade 2 braille.

#1#12000 – T-24 ADA Door Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#2#03543 – ADA Wall Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#3#12001 – T-24 ADA Door Sign for Boy’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#4#12002 – ADA Wall Sign for Boy’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#5#12003 – T-24 ADA Door Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#6#03544 – ADA Wall Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#7#12004 – T-24 ADA Door Sign for Girl’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#8#12005 – ADA Wall Sign for Girl’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#9#12006 – T-24 ADA Door Sign Restroom with Chair – 12″
#10#12007 – ADA Wall Sign Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#11#12008 – ADA Wall Sign Accessible – 6″ x 9″
#12#16641 – ADA All Gender Sign with Chair – 8″ x 8″


Black Restroom Signs

Title 24 ADA Door Signs
Material: High-Impact Polyethylene, UV stable, scratch, crack, fade, and impact resistant, matte finish, and 1/4″ thick.
Characters: 1/32″ high, shatter proof and mar resistant, double-back tape fastening.

ADA Wall Signs
Material and Characteristics are the same as above, but the thickness of the sign is 1/8″ with Grade 2 braille.

#1#12000BL – T-24 ADA Door Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#2#03543BL – ADA Wall Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#3#12009BL – Door Sign for Men’s Restroom with Small Chair – 12″ (Made in the USA)
#4#11970 – Wall Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 8″ x 8″ (Made in the USA)
#5#12003BL – T-24 ADA Door Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#6#03544BL – ADA Wall Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#7#12009 – Door Sign for Women’s Restroom with Small Chair – 12″ (Made in the USA)
#8#11971 – Wall Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 8″ x 8″ (Made in the USA)
#9#12006BL – T-24 ADA Door Sign for Restroom with Chair – 12″
#10#12007BL – ADA Wall Sign for Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#11#12010 – Door Sign for Restroom with Chair (*Note: Sign has changed slightly. Men and Women characters are less round in shape; more angular. Also Handicap mark is outside of the triangle.) – 12″ (Made in the USA)
#12#12011 – Wall Sign for Restroom with Chair – 8″ x 8″ (Made in the USA)


Satin Finish Restroom Signs

Characteristics: Satin finish, base is 1/4″ acrylic in clear on door sign and 1/8″ on wall sign, brushed aluminum sheet (22 gauge) laminated on face, text is in raised black in 1/32″ as per ADA requirements.

#1#12012 – ADA Door Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#2#12013 – ADA Wall Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#3#12014 – ADA Door Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#4#12015 – ADA Wall Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″
#5#12016 – ADA Door Sign for Restroom with Chair – 12″
#6#12017 – ADA Wall Sign for Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 9″


Cast Bronze Restroom Signs

Characteristics: Non-glare, clear lacquer protection, satin-finished raised graphics and borders with standard background colors, vandal-resistant, blind stud mounting is included, ADA compliant typefaces and copy sizes.

#1#12028 – ADA Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#2#12029 – ADA Sign for Men’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 8″
#3#12030 – ADA Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 12″
#4#12031 – ADA Sign for Women’s Restroom with Chair – 6″ x 8″


ADA Restroom Signs Information

Public facilities are required to abide by specific ADA requirements set forth by the federal government for persons with physical and sensory limitations. Below are the general sign requirements cited in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design PDF. The information below is taken directly from section 213 ‘Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities’ standards section of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design PDF.

It is worth mentioning that certain places have different requirements and specifications. This includes airports, places of lodging, social service center establishments, medical facilities, detention and correctional facilities, along with a variety of other ‘specialty’ facilities. 

If you have more questions about sign requirements or other ADA requirements, you can contact the Americans with Disabilities Act via phone, through their website, or via mail on the ADA Contact Page

216.2 Designations. Interior and exterior signs identifying permanent rooms and spaces shall comply with 703.1, 703.2, and 703.5. Where pictograms are provided as designations of permanent interior rooms and spaces, the pictograms shall comply with 703.6 and shall have text descriptors complying with 703.2 and 703.5.

Tactile text descriptors are required for pictograms that are provided to label or identify a permanent room or space. Pictograms that provide information about a room or space, such as “no smoking,” occupant logos, and the International Symbol of Accessibility, are not required to have text descriptors.

216.8 Toilet Rooms and Bathing Rooms. Where existing toilet rooms or bathing rooms do not comply with 603, directional signs indicating the location of the nearest toilet room or bathing room complying with 603 within the facility shall be provided. Signs shall comply with 703.5 and shall include the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with 703.7.2.1. Where existing toilet rooms or bathing rooms do not comply with 603, the toilet rooms or bathing rooms complying with 603 shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with 703.7.2.1. Where clustered single user toilet rooms or bathing facilities are permitted to use exceptions to 213.2, toilet rooms or bathing facilities complying with 603 shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with 703.7.2.1 unless all toilet rooms and bathing facilities comply with 603.”


California Restroom Sign Regulations

California’s regulations abide by federal standards as well as its own California state statutes. California’s Equal Restroom Access Act (California AB 1732) and Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations describe the sign requirements for facility restrooms found in the Golden State. We recommend reviewing the materials found on the California Building Commission website and also the California Legislative Information website

In this article, signs that comply with California’s restroom sign requirements include ‘T-24’ in the item title listed below each sign group’s image. 

Some broad differences between California requirements versus federal ADA requirements:

  • ADA requires only one sign per restroom. California requires two per restroom. 
  • California requires all doors leading to public restrooms to be clearly identified with a symbol. The symbols and shapes (for example, a triangular sign signifies a men’s room) must have specific thicknesses and colors. 
  • Single occupancy restrooms are required to be accessible to everyone regardless of gender. Specific sign shape, thickness, braille translation, and text apply. 
  • Mounting requirement differences (height and location).

Additional Commercial Signs

Signs below with a ‘*’ by the part number are made of High Impact Polyethylene, and are UV stable, scratch, crack, fade, and mar resistant.

#1#12032* – Men Sign Strip – Blue with White Letters – 6″ x 1-3/4″ (Made in the USA)
#2#12033* – Women Sign Strip – Blue with White Letters – 6″ x 1-3/4″ (Made in the USA)
#3#12034* – Restroom Sign Strip – Blue with White Letters – 6″ x 1-3/4″ (Made in the USA)
#4#12035* – Exit Sign with Braille – Blue with White Letters – 6″ x 6″
#5#12036 – Blue/White Reflective One-Sided Handicap Stick-on Decal – 6″ x 6″ (Made in the USA)
#6#12037 – Blue/White Two-Sided Handicap Decal for Window – 6″ x 6″ (Made in the USA)
#7#12038 – Blue Stick-on Handicap Decal 4″ x 4″
#8#12039* – Exit Route with Braille – Blue with White Letters – 6″ x 6″
#9#12040 – Black/White ‘These Doors to Remain Unlocked’ Decal – 2 per Decal (Made in the USA)
#10#12041 – Black/White ‘This Door to Remain Unlocked’ Decal – 2 per Decal (Made in the USA)


Aluminum Parking Signs

Characteristics: Silk screened on rigid, rust-free aluminum, fully reflective, predrilled with holes for easy mounting.

#1#12018 – Disabled Parking Only – 12″ x 18″
#2#12019 – Reserved For Persons of Disability – 12″ x 18″
#3#12020 – Van Accessible with Chair – 12″ x 18″
#4#12021 – Arrow Pointing Right with Chair – 12″ x 18″
#5#12022 – Handicap Symbol – 12″ x 12″
#6#12023 – Arrow Pointing Left with Chair – 12″ x 18″
#7#12024 – Disabled Permit Parking Only – 12″ x 18″
#8#12025 – Arrow Pointing Left – 6″ x 12″
#9#12027 – Van Accessible – 6″ x 12″
#10#12026 – Arrow Pointing Right – 6″ x 12″


Specialty Commercial Sign Items

We also carry other commercial grade signs for different means than just designating restrooms.

Magnetic Door Barriers

#1#38554 – “Closed For Maintenance” – Orange – 42″
#2#38558 – “Closed For Cleaning” – Yellow – 42″
#3#38559 – “Closed For Maintenance” Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) – Yellow – 54″
#4#38560 – “STOP ~ DO NOT ENTER” – Red – 42″
#5#39008 – “STOP ~ DO NOT ENTER” – Red – 54″
#6#39009 – “Cleaning in Progress” – Yellow – 54″
#7#39013 – “This Room Has Been Cleaned & Disinfected ~ Just For You!” – White – 54″

Learn more about our Magnetic Door Barriers in the Magnetic Door Barrier Blog Post.


Projecting Signs

#1#12458 – 3-Point View Men’s Sign – Red on White – 6″ x 9″
#2#12459 – 3-Point View Women’s Sign – Red on White – 6″ x 9″
#3#12457 – 3-Point View Fire Extinguisher Sign – Red on White – 6″ x 9″


Social-Distancing Signs

Read our Social Distancing Signs Blog Post to find a variety of social-distancing signs available to help keep your facility safe during the pandemic.


Restroom Stall Block-Aide

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This restroom stall block-aide is used to slide over a stationary stall front panel and the door panel. This locks the door and prevents patrons from entering the stall. The message on the block-aide is polite and lets the patron know that the stall is currently out of service. This tool slides easily between the two panels. It is made of ABS resin which protects it from chipping or cracking if dropped. It fits most doors. Learn more about the block-aide in our Block-Aide Blog Article.


Blue Out of Order Bonnet

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This blue out of order bonnet is a quick, sanitary, and professional solution to designate out of service urinals, toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and kitchen equipment. It is inexpensive and disposable, improving restroom hygiene. Bonnet fits a variety of sizes and shapes of fixtures. More attractive and effective than makeshift signs. Learn more about the out of order bonnet for urinals in our Out of Service Bonnet Blog Post.


National Marker Company
We carry signs for all different situations and needs from National Marker Company. We also can have custom signs made and ordered from them as well. So if there is not a sign that fits your need, be sure to give us a call!


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Sloan Programmed Water Technologies Systems

Sloan’s Programmed Water Technologies (PWT) gives managers the power to monitor and control water usage over their entire facility from the comfort and security of their own desk. With PWT’s user-friendly software, managers of prisons, schools, sports facilities, hospitals, and other types of health care facilities can adjust options such as water temperature, length of shower time, and the number of flushometer activations permitted per hour to any and all fixtures in their buildings. These controls will provide large scale water savings by reducing water usage, and preventing vandalism.


What is a Water Management System?

Water Management Systems use a control board that functions as the brain of the system. The console interface can be customized for each facility’s unique applications. The management software sets the limits of showers, faucets, and toilets remotely. By adjusting these options using software on their computer, the facility personnel are in control, not residents or inmates.

Image from Sloan Presentation

Water Management Systems enable controllers to set new rules for user behaviors from a software system on their computer. It empowers facility managers to make changes and place limits on individual or groups of fixtures remotely. Sloan’s PWT Systems features product components that allow for customization based on the facility’s unique applications.

Programmed Water Technology Applications

Listed below are the facility types we think will benefit most from Sloan’s PWT systems:

  • Correctional facilities 
  • Behavioral health facilities
  • Memory care facilities
  • Hospital/drug testing labs
  • Gyms and YMCAs
  • Highway rest stops
  • Educational facility locker rooms, restrooms, and sports facilities
  • Water parks and public pools

Solution for Most Abused Area: Toilets

The most improperly used fixture in prisons and other high-security facilities are toilets. Inmates use them to discard drugs, flood their cell, wash their clothes, pass contraband and communicate with other inmates.

Secure Toilets for Prisons
Image of Secure Toilets Available from Equiparts

California prisons recorded an average of 85 flushes per cell per day. In comparison, the average person flushes a toilet only 5 times a day. That’s a lot of extra flushes coming from prison cells. Sloan PWT systems can greatly reduce the occurrence and cost of such improper toilet usage.


Sloan PWT systems lower costs from improper use of the facilities fixtures, namely, toilets. The obvious ways it provides savings are in water, damage, and energy costs. However, it will also lower costs for other problems that misuse of facility fixtures causes. Other ways that secure facilities can save money with PWT:

  • Limit fixture use which lowers plumbing damage
  • Prevent overflow and the damage it causes
  • Less maintenance
  • Lower water and sewage costs
  • Control energy used to heat water
  • Less linen and clothing replacement
  • Lower medical costs from reduced use of contraband

Maguire Correctional Facility in San Mateo County California spent over $750,000 in damages from sheets, clothing, and other miscellaneous items being flushed down their drains.

Read Sloan’s case studies below to learn how adding PWT Systems improved their facilities:


System Components

Different buildings can require different levels of security and control, and on various scales. That’s why Sloan’s PWT Systems are designed to provide modular, flexible solutions, which give you a variety of options and choices. Together, Equiparts and Sloan can work with you to build a system that will be a perfect fit for your needs.

Image courtesy of Sloan PWT Brochure

PWT System Advantages

  • Ease of installation
  • Large variety of fixture and configuration options 
  • Simple retrofit options available
  • Product support/connected equipment flexibility
  • Water management and control
  • Longevity of Sloan’s high quality fixtures and parts
  • Ability to repair/rebuild
  • Future sustainability

Software Upgrades

Sloan has upgraded its software from version 1.0 to new PWT Software (internally known as version 2.0). The new software is compatible with older generation Sloan PWT 1.0 systems and Modbus systems. It features the following updates:

  • Updated user interfaces
  • Increased control capabilities
  • Flexible reports/data extraction
Management Console View
Water System Software View for Prison
Graphical View

Sloan’s Programmed Water Technologies System will pay for itself many times over as water savings accumulate at your facility. The added control and reduced maintenance that a PWT system provides will benefit everyone.


Learn More about Sloan Programmed Water Technologies Systems

Thanks for reading our overview of Sloan’s PWT Systems. If you have questions or are interested in learning more, call your Equiparts rep, or click on one of the links below to send us an email. Not only can we give you more information, but we can also schedule a meeting between you, your Equiparts sales representative, and Sloan PWT representatives to discuss how Sloan’s PWT systems can best address your facility’s unique needs. During the meeting, you could see exactly how the software works, gather information about the fixtures, and get answers to any questions you may have. See the image below from one of the educational webinars we have attended with our Sloan reps.

Sloan Programmed Water Technologies Systems Software Screenshot
Screen capture from Sloan Presentation

Request More Information or Set-Up a Meeting with us and our Sloan Reps. We look forward to helping you learn more about new solutions from Sloan. We have been working with Sloan for over 40 years.

Facility Shutdowns Cause Increased Risk of Legionella

The sudden facility shutdowns that occurred as a result of Covid-19 could create an ideal breeding ground for legionella and other harmful bacteria in the water systems of many buildings. Legionnaires’ Disease is a severe form of pneumonia that is caused when a person inhales legionella bacteria. When not treated promptly, Legionnaires’ disease can be fatal. This is important to discuss now as facilities begin to consider reopening. The water systems of many facilities have been sitting idle for weeks or months. If the proper steps are not taken to clean these systems, there could be grave consequences.

Usually, water systems have a low risk of harboring legionella because water is continuously running through the pipes. However, building closures have stopped this flow of water, and created stagnant or standing water inside these systems. Temperature changes caused by fluctuating Spring weather can also help the bacteria to multiply. If facilities are not proactive in eradicating the bacteria, people will be exposed to legionella when the water is turned back on. The bacteria will flow through the pipes to the point of use, and into contact with the users. 

People contract Legionnaires’ disease by breathing in mist from water that contains the legionella bacteria. This occurs most frequently through showerheads, sink faucets, hot tubs, decorative fountains and water features, drinking fountains, hot water tanks and heaters, and large plumbing systems. Infection can also occur when contaminated water accidentally enters your lungs in situations like when you choke while drinking.

Most large facilities like hospitals and major corporations have testing procedures and a treatment plan in place to prevent legionella growth. They may also have procedures to destroy the bacteria should growth occur. However, smaller facilities like fitness centers, retail stores, and smaller commercial buildings may not have a water management plan. They may not even know that their facilities could be at risk of exposing people to legionella when their water systems are turned back on.

If your facility does not have a comprehensive plan for addressing the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease, you may want to get your water tested by a water treatment company. 

The CDC recently updated its guidelines for safely reopening buildings after a prolonged shutdown. They recommend taking 8 steps before reopening. See the list below. Click the following link to read their full guidelines, and to view more information and resources regarding this issue: CDC Guidance for Building Water Systems.

  1. Develop a comprehensive water management program (WMP)
  2. Ensure your water heater is properly maintained and the temperature is correctly set
  3. Flush your water system
  4. Clean all decorative water features, such as fountains
  5. Ensure hot tubs/spas are safe for use
  6. Ensure cooling towers in air conditioning systems are clean and well-maintained
  7. Ensure safety equipment including fire sprinkler systems, eyewash stations, and safety showers are clean and well-maintained
  8. Maintain your water system

This article is designed to serve as an informative piece to make facility managers aware of a lesser known issue that can arise because of the coronavirus shutdown.

At Equiparts, we carry a variety of specialty fixtures like check stop valves, patient care application faucets, thermostatic mixing valves with integral by-pass, showerheads with auto-drain, UV point of use disinfectant systems, and other fixtures that can help decrease bacteria growth that happens within water systems. If you are interested in learning more about any of these items, give one of our sales reps a call at 800-442-6622 (M-F from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM EST) to learn more.