We have supplied our customers with Sloan repair parts for over 50 years. We know what parts facility managers need to repair Sloan fixtures and how often they need to be replaced. That’s why we have created these custom Master Repair Kits. They contain everything needed to service certain Sloan fixtures, all within a labeled metal case. With these Master Repair Kits, maintenance personnel can remain organized and prepared for any Sloan repair situation.
What our customers are saying:
“Excellent Purchase. Exceptional. This kit is
outstanding for a service tech with skills.”
– John B.
Facility managers have many items they need to service within the buildings they maintain. Our custom-made repair kits create an organizational solution that makes it easy to service some of their fixtures. Namely, their Sloan flushometers and faucets. This enables them to continuously keep their Sloan fixtures functioning at peak performance with the shortest down time.
You won’t find these kits anywhere else because we custom make them in-house. We have worked with Sloan for decades, supplying customers with the Sloan repair parts and fixtures needed for their schools, hospitals, and other professional buildings. We know what parts are needed and how often they need to be replaced. Read our Flushometer Parts: Learn How to Anticipate Needed Parts article for more information on anticipating which parts you will need to service your Sloan flushometers.
Sloan Repair Kit Types
Our kits range in size, price, and contents to provide the parts needed to service specific sloan faucet and flushometer models. This makes them very helpful for facilities that have multiple faucets and/or flushometers throughout their facility that are the same model. In this article, we are focusing on Sloan Master Repair Kits. Our master repair kits include all of the parts needed to service flushometers are for certain Sloan faucet and flushometer models. They include metal cases with dividers to help keep needed parts organized.
Sloan Master Repair Kits
Click ‘View Online’ to go to the kits listing on our website. There you can view a list of the parts found in the kit and add it to your cart for purchase.
Manual Flushometer Master Repair Kit Part #08066 For Sloan Manual Flushometers. Includes 102 parts View Online
Master Dual-Filtered Flushometer Repair Kit Part #08730 For New Style Royal Dual-Filtered Bypass Flushometer Units. Includes 71 parts View Online
Master Optima Plus Flushometer Repair Parts Kit Part #08588 For Sloan Optima Plus Battery-Operated Flushometers. Includes 56 parts View Online
Master G2 Flushometer Repair Kit Part #08890 For Sloan G2 Battery-Operated Flushometers. Includes 23 parts View Online
BASYS Master Repair Kit Part #86924 For low, medium, and high profile BASYS faucets. Includes 40 parts *See profile specific kits below View Online
Additional BASYS Repair Kits: We also make BASYS Repair Kits for specific profiles only as well. See the specific BASYS kits below if your facility only has high, medium, or low profile BASYS faucets.
BASYS Low Profile Master Repair Kit Part #86925 For low profile BASYS faucets. Includes 38 parts View Online
BASYS Medium Profile Repair Kit Part #86926 For medium profile BASYS faucets. Includes 38 parts View Online
BASYS High Profile Master Repair Kit Part #86927 For high profile BASYS faucets. Includes 38 parts View Online
Partition purchases can be difficult. ADA compliance, proper measurement, hard to find replacement parts, and lack of partition replacement know-how can make purchasing partitions for your restrooms seem a challenge to get right. This Toilet Partition Guide is specifically written for facility managers who are looking for help in repairing or replacing their toilet partitions.
Reading our guide will help you gain an understanding of the different types of toilet partitions available. You will also learn what the major partition manufacturers offer, what information and measurements are needed to order new partitions and parts, and more.
They say that you can judge a building by the quality of its restrooms. This is why it is so important to keep your facility’s restroom partitions well maintained. Not only do they need to look good, but they also need to be functional, and provide all expected amenities like privacy and ADA compliance.
Types of Toilet Partitions
There are different styles of toilet partitions, each designed for different facility needs or requirements. Below are drawings of five different types of toilet partitions.
Floor Supported Partitions
Floor Supported:When no overhead bracing is required, and ceiling hung partitions are impractical, floor supported partitions are ideal. Space and durability are important features.
Floor Supported with Headrail Partitions
Floor Supported with Headrail: This is our most popular style. Recommended for new and old buildings where economy, ease of installation, and rigid overhead bracing are required.
Ceiling Hung Partitions
Ceiling Hung: Ceiling hung partitions allow ease of floor maintenance. Used when dropped ceiling or open span type construction is practical.
Floor to Ceiling Partitions
Floor to Ceiling: Recommended for all areas subject to heavy usage. For problem areas, we recommend the use of full-length aluminum brackets and hinges.
Ultimate Privacy Partitions
Ultimate Privacy: When maximum privacy is desired, the Ultimate Privacy configuration can be incorporated into any of our partition styles. Panels and doors are 67″ high, and mounted 3-12″ off of the floor. Continuous brackets and no-sight doors will minimize any sight gaps.
There is some important information you should gather before sending us your partition order or quote. This information is key to getting the right partitions to meet your facility’s needs.
1. Your preferred material of your new partitions (Stainless steel, solid plastic (HDPE), powder-coated, steel, plastic laminate, black core phenolic, or color-thru phenolic)
2. Color of new partitions
3. Specify headrail braced, ceiling hung, or floor supported
4. Finished wall dimensions of room
5. C x C dimensions between fixtures (if possible)
6. ADA requirements
7. Door swings
8. Location of obstructions (radiators, windows, floor drains, etc.)
9. If ceiling hung, must specify floor to ceiling height
If you don’t know the answers to all of the questions above yet, that’s okay! Fill out the checklist as much as you can, then give us a call. We will help you with any questions you have.
When beginning your order for partitions, please submit the above information on a drawing of the room layout. Click here for a PDF of the checklist that you can print and fill out.
When beginning your order for partitions, please submit the above information on a drawing of the room layout. Print our Partition Ordering Checklist (PDF) to make sure you give us all of the introductory information needed to get your partition quote started.
Manufacturers, Materials, Colors, and Styles
We are distributors for all major partition manufacturers including Global Partitions, Bobrick, Scranton Products, General Partitions, and more. Each of them provides a different collection of materials and colors for you to choose from.
Global Partitions is a major manufacturer of partition doors and parts. They offer a variety of materials and colors for toilet partitions: Stainless Steel, Solid Plastic (HDPE (High-Density Polymer)), Powder Coated Steel, Plastic Laminate with Moisture Guard™, Black Core Phenolic, and Color-Thru Phenolic. Each material has its own set of color options and styles. Global Partitions says that they are LEED Friendly, Designer Friendly, ADA Friendly, and Customer Friendly.
Many of their partition products have a 48-hour delivery timeframe.
Stainless Steel offers a modern and sleek look. It is corrosion resistant and easy to maintain. If a textured finish is added, it increases this material’s resistance to vandalism. Can have a satin or textured finish, and is available in all styles.
Solid Plastic (HDPE)) is very resistant to most cleaning chemicals used in public restrooms. It is also resistant to moisture, mildew, and graffiti. It is highly recommended for heavy traffic locations and areas with high humidity. Does not dent easily, rust, or delaminate. It is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Styles available: Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Powder Coated Steell is great quality at an economical price. Powder coated finish on galvanized steel makes this partition material resistant to corrosion, acids, grease, caustics, mars, and stains. Does not wear or fade, and can be easily managed. Comes in 15 different colors, and is available in all styles.
Plastic Laminate with Moisture Guard™ has a seamless edge that helps hide any black lines that appear in standard Plastic Laminate. It has been tested to be 3 times more durable against moisture and humidity than Legacy Plastic Laminate (another laminate material option from ASI). It is available in 45 different colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Black Core Phenolicis fused at a high pressure. This gives it strength, and allows it to be easily maintained. It can withstand severe moisture areas, such as saunas, pools, and showers. This material can also withstand being hosed down when cleaned. Great for areas that are more prone to vandalism. Available in 10 colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Color-Thru Phenolic has the color throughout the entire material. Great for areas that are more prone to vandalism. It can withstand impacts and scratches, and is graffiti resistant. Available in 6 colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Bobrick Washroom offers three distinct material options available in different styles and colors. They offer Solid Color Reinforced Composite, Compact Laminate, and High-Pressure Laminate partitions. Bobrick is a 100+ year-old washroom accessory and toilet partition company. Their headquarters is located in North Hollywood, California. Many of Bobrick’s products are made in the USA.
Solid Color Reinforced Composite has color throughout the entire material. It is scratch, impact, moisture, and dent resistant. Graffiti can easily be removed from this material with no ghosting. Comes in four different earth tone colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Compact Laminate is durable and has solid construction throughout. Removal of graffiti is easy and leaves no ghosting. It has a black edge design that gives it a sleek and modern look. Comes in 18 different colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
High-Pressure Laminate has concealed stainless steel hardware, and is scratch, dent, and impact resistant. Optional stainless steel trim is available. Comes in 35 different colors and can be mounted in the following styles: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, and Ceiling Hung.
General Partitions offers seven different partition materials, each with their own unique qualities. They offer Powder Coated Steel, Stainless Steel, Plastic Laminate, Solid Phenolic Core, High-Density Polymer, Fiberglass Reinforced, and Color-Thru Solid Phenolic Core. General Partitions is an internally owned and operated partition manufacturer. They bond their metal panel skins under pressure, resulting in strong construction. General Partition has 2-day shipping on many of their product offerings. They also utilize a specific way of packaging that results in 99% damage-free shipments of their powder-coated steel partitions. They also promote corner reinforcement on the exposed corners of their steel partitions.
Powder Coated Steel provides more protection and is moisture resistant. The material is very durable and easy to maintain. Has an anti-graffiti option. Comes in 17 standard colors and 4 textured colors. Available in all styles.
Stainless Steel is the ultimate in toilet partition protection. It offers a clean and sleek look while being strong and durable. Scratches can easily buff out, making this material easy to manage. Comes in Satin, Leather Grain, and Diamond textures. Powder coated finish is also available. Available in all styles.
Plastic Laminate is very economical and durable. It will not rust or dent. Dirt, grease, and cosmetics will not be able to penetrate the surface. Comes in 30 different color options, and is available in all mounting styles.
Solid Phenolic Core is constructed into one solid piece, and therefore it will not delaminate. It is also water, soap, detergent, and steam resistant. Comes in 30 different color options, and is available in all mounting styles.
High-Density Polymer color is solid throughout the entire material. It will not rust, rot, delaminate, or absorb any odors. Utilizes full height continuous aluminum brackets at all connections. Comes in 20 different color options. Styles available: Floor Supported with Headrail, Floor to Ceiling, and Ultimate Privacy.
Fiberglass Reinforced is highly durable and strong. Its surface is easy to clean, and is graffiti resistant. Ideal for heavy traffic areas and schools. This material meets USDA standards. Comes in four different color options. Styles available: Floor Supported with Headrail, Floor to Ceiling, and Ultimate Privacy.
Color-Thru Solid Phenolic Core has the same qualities as the Solid Phenolic Core mentioned above, but has the advantage of having the color throughout the entire material. This makes it great for high traffic areas and areas prone to vandalism. Comes in 15 different color options, and is available in all mounting styles.
Scranton Products focuses solely on Solid Plastic Partitions. Their partitions are solid color throughout. They have three different collections/styles: Aria, Eclipse, and Hiny Hiders. Scranton Products has been making partitions for over 30 years. Their partitions are “premium, American-made solid plastic.”
Aria Partitions are solid plastic partitions that feature durability, highly customizable components, and a design for ultimate privacy. Scranton Products claims that within the Aria family of partitions, there are millions of design combinations to choose from. This enables you to bring your restroom design to life with a large variety of options. This includes choosing from over a dozen door and panel styles, as well as color, texture, trim and hardware options.
Eclipse Partitions are also constructed of solid plastic. They feature a privacy centered design including innovative hinges and post design structure. They also feature a contemporary anti-grip head rail.
Hiny Hiders is also a solid plastic partition. This style is Scranton Product’s more economical partition option, but it still has multiple hardware options, design configurations, and high privacy options.
Many partition manufacturers also carry additional partitions for other applications besides toilet partitions. They include:
Shower Stall & Dressing Compartment Combination Units
Toilet Partition Parts
Toilet partitions utilize a wide variety of parts, and Equiparts carries them all. These include brackets, hinges, latches, strikes and keepers, bolts, pilaster shoes, screens, and more. We carry hundreds of manufacturer parts for all of the major toilet partitions brands. We have many of these parts in stock and ready to ship, so you can always quickly get the items you need to keep your partitions in proper working order. See more of our many partition parts in our Catalog on pages 570-596, or give us a call to order the parts you need to repair your restroom partitions.
Top 10 Most Popular Partition Parts
Listed below are the ten most popular partition repair parts that our customers order through us.
HD S/S HOOK W/CONCEALED MTG
Bobrick Washroom Equipment
HD STAINLESS STEEL HOOK-EXPOSED MOUNT
Bobrick Washroom Equipment
SATIN SS TOWEL PIN – PROJECTS 3″
Bobrick Washroom Equipment
PARTITION BUMPER HOOK & PLATE FIX IT KIT
Equiparts Approved Vendor
PARTITION LATCH-CONCEALED MT WITH TORX SCREW
ASI Global Partitions
ADA LEVER PARTITION LATCH SET
Equiparts Approved Vendor
CHROME BUMPER HOOK
Equiparts Approved Vendor
LH CONTINUOUS PARTITION HINGE-54″
Equiparts Approved Vendor
CONTINUOUS BRACKET FOR PARTITION 1″ x 54″ ALUMINUM
How to Order Partitions and Partition Parts
Refresh the look of your restrooms by working with Equiparts! We have everything you need to keep your commercial restroom in working order. Whether you need complete partitions, or just partition repair parts, Equiparts is here to help.
Our partition experts can help you create a fresh new look for your restrooms that your employees and patrons will love. We work with all of the top partition manufacturers including ASI Global, General, Bobrick, and Scranton Products.
To place an order or receive a quote, just give us a call at 800-442-6622 M-F 7:30AM – 5:00PM, EST. One of our knowledgeable repair parts specialists will be happy to help you.
A control stop is a device found within a closet or urinal flushometer that functions as an on/off valve. When properly installed, it operates by either enabling or disabling water from coming into the flushometer. A common misconception is that a control stop is a regulator. It is not. This is the job of the diaphragm. A control stop is exactly what it sounds like, either controlling or allowing water through the unit or stopping it from coming through.
How a Control Stop Works
A control stop functions like a check valve. It’s a spring-loaded mechanism that opens when pressure from incoming water is present, and it is closed when that pressure is not there. This means that the control stop disables water from moving in the wrong direction, so backflow does not occur.
The Wrong Way to Use a Control Stop
We often see the following scenario which is a perfect example of how not to use a control stop:
What NOT to do: A facility manager, let’s call him Jimmy, has a urinal that is designed for a 0.5 flush volume, but only has a 1.5 GPF diaphragm in stock. Instead of ordering the correct diaphragm for the urinal, Jimmy installs the 1.5 GPF diaphragm he has in stock. Then in an effort to make the flushometer function properly with an incorrect diaphragm, he attempts to use the control stop (incorrectly) like a regulator. To do this, he opens the control stop incorrectly by turning the slotted screw of the control stop so it opens only partially. This causes the control stop to not fully close or open, but remain partially open.
The problem with not opening a control stop fully: Not opening a control stop fully can cause the unit to overflow. It may not happen initially, which will lead the maintenance person to believe that their ‘jimmy-rigged’ fix works, but it will not work long term, and might not even work come morning. Why? Because the pressure within a building’s plumbing system fluctuates, with higher pressure often occurring at night, when the building experiences low or no use overnight. This pressure, without a control stop in the fully open position, will cause the flushometer to overflow the urinal with water. Other factors like different fixtures flushing at the same time will also affect water pressure to the flushometer as well, which is why a control stop cannot be used to regulate water. It needs to be fully opened so it can function as intended, as an on/off valve and nothing in between.
Left: Control Stop Closed. Right: Control Stop Opened
When the correctly sized diaphragm is used and the control stop is fully opened, then and only then will the flushometer function properly and reliably.
How Often Do Control Stops Need to Be Replaced?
There is no direct answer to how long a control stop should last or will last. How long a control stop lasts is dependent on a variety of factors including water quality, pressure, usage, water main breaks, and even the weather. The good thing is, when a control stop is no longer working, there will be tell-tale signs like the signs listed below in our troubleshooting control stops section.
Troubleshooting Control Stops
Flushometer Continuously Runs/ Valve Will Not Shut Off
One sign that a control stop is not fully opened is a unit that continuously runs. This occurs when a control stop does not open all the way when the unit is flushed, which then causes the water pressure to not be high enough for the diaphragm to function properly and reset. This causes water to continuously run into the unit. To fix this, the control stop needs to adjusted so it can fully open as intended. If the control stop is fully opened but still not functioning properly, the control and/or the diaphragm kit may also need to be replaced. The diaphragm will also need to be replaced if the wrong sized diaphragm was initially installed.
Control Stop No Longer Opens/Closes
If the control stop on your flushometer no longer opens or closes all the way, then the control stop needs to be replaced. This is the most common reason why a control stop needs to be replaced. It occurs for one of three reasons:
The screw on the control stop is stripped. This happens because the metal screw goes into plastic.
The rubber portion of the bottom of the control stop wears away and no longer seals the unit when in the closed position.
The spring within the control stop breaks.
The image above illustrates how to open or close the stop valve
How to Adjust a Control Stop
Control stops are fairly easy to adjust. Read the directions below to learn how to adjust a control stop in a flushometer.
If a stop cap is present, you will first need to remove the stop cap. Below are directions from Sloan on how to properly remove a vandal resistant stop cap: Use a large flat screwdriver as a lever to remove the cap from the control stop. Insert the screwdriver blade between the bottom edge of the cap and the flat surface of the control stop body as shown. Push the screwdriver handle straight back toward the wall to gently lift the cap. If necessary, work the screwdriver around the diameter of the cap until you can grasp the cap and lift it completely off the sleeve. The sleeve should remain attached to the bonnet of the control stop.
Use your flat head screwdriver to either open (turn counterclockwise) or close (turn clockwise) the stop valve.
How to Replace the Control Stop
Follow the directions below to replace the control stop in your flushometer. The directions here are for a sloan flushometer, however, they most likely will not differ for other flushometers either.
Gather the items needed to complete the replacement. You will need the following: the control stop repair kit, a flat blade screwdriver, a smooth jaw wrench, and a bucket.
Turn off the water supply.
Flush the valve to clear the flushometer of any remaining water in the unit with the bucket placed underneath.
Remove the cap. (use directions from Sloan in the adjustment directions above if vandal proof cap is present)
Use the smooth jaw wrench to remove the bonnet nut.
Then remove the stem, along with the spring and the rubber button.
Install the new control stop in the reverse order you removed the old control stop: First the button, then the spring, then the stem. It may be easiest to do this all together, by placing the constructed control stop into the opening altogether.
Replace the cap nut and screw it back on and use the wrench to tighten it into place.
Then use the flat head screwdriver and turn the screw in the center of the cap nut clockwise until it will no longer turn to close the stop valve.
Turn the water supply back on, and test the unit to make sure the control stop in the correct setting. Adjust as needed.
How to Disable Water Flow Using the Control Stop
The control stop can be used to disable the water flow to the flushometer when servicing the rest of the unit. Simply remove the stop cap and turn the stop screw clockwise until it can’t turn anymore. Flush any remaining water then complete your repairs. When finished servicing the unit, open the control stop again by turning the stop screw in the opposite direction until it can fully open once more.
Sloan Control Stop Repair Kits
Sloan control stops are available in two basic inlet sizes:
3/4” NPTF — Fits urinal flushometers (pre 2013)
1” NPTF — Fits water closet flushometers new urinal flushometers (post 2013)
In 2013, Sloan changed their flushometers so that all closet and urinal flushometers use the same control stop repair kit (Part #08032 / Sloan Model H541ASD). Closets always use this size, and new Sloan urinals made after 2013 use this size now as well. Older urinals use the ¾” stop assembly (Part #08033 / Sloan Model H543ASD).
If you are unsure whether your urinal flushometer was made before or after 2013, then you will need to shut off water to the restroom, remove the bonnet and pull out the control stop to see if it is a ¾-inch or 1-inch control stop.
Order Control Stop Repair Kits
Control Stop Assembly Repair Kit for 1″ or 3/4″ Sloan Model Number: H541ASD Part #08032
The 08032 control stop assembly is by far the most common stop assembly purchased today. This is because Sloan consolidated all of its urinals (which use ¾” stops) into using the same body as the 08032.
Control Stop Assembly Repair Kit for 3/4″ Sloan Model Number: H543ASD Part #08033
The 08033 Sloan Control stop is used in old style sloan urinal flushometers. In 2013, Sloan switched their urinals over so they can use #08032, the same control stop used for closets. The 08033 unit is designed for use on Sloan urinal flushometers built prior to 2013.
Control Stop Assembly Repair Kit for Old Style w/ Bonnet Part Number: #08718 / Sloan Model Number.: H39ASD Call to order Part # 08718.
For very old flushometers that were built in the 1950-1960’s and earlier, there is a different control stop repair kit. It can be purchased as a full kit with bonnet (listed below) or just the inner mechanisms (call to order).
Order Complete Control Stop Assemblies
Sloan makes complete control stop assemblies in a variety of sizes and styles to match different flushometer models. Control stops are also available with different features like vandal resistant cap assemblies, BAK-CHEK®, and other features.
Although there are different styles and features suited to match different flushometer models, control stop assemblies are interchangeable as long as the inlet tee measurement matches the size of the water supply inlet pipe you are installing the assembly on.
Sloan H-700-A Control Stop Assembly – Angle 3/4-inch with Vandal Resistant Cap for Royal or Regal Part #08460 Sloan model H-700-A / Sloan code number: 3308384 H-700 Stop, chrome plated: Screwdriver Angle Stop with H-1010-A Vandal Resistant Cap. 3/4” NPTF inlet for adjustable tail
Control Stop Assembly – 1-inch with Vandal Resistant Cap for Royal or Regal Part #08029 Sloan model H-710-A / Sloan code number: 0388022 H-710 Stop, chrome plated: Screwdriver Angle Stop with H-573-A Locking Vandal Resistant Cap. 1” NPTF inlet for adjustable tail
Control Stop Assembly – 3/4-inch for Royal or Regal Part #08469 Sloan model H-790-A / Sloan code number: 3308875 H-790-A Stop. 3/4” Screwdriver Bak-Chek® Stop CP – complete
Control Stop Assembly – 1-inch for Royal or Regal Part #08471 Sloan model H-790-A / Sloan code number: 3308876 H-790-A Stop. 1’’ Screwdriver Bak-Chek® Stop CP – complete
Control Stop Assembly – Angle 3/4-inch with BAK-CHECK Screwdriver and Vandal Resistant Cap for Crown and GEM 2 Part #08037 Sloan model H-700-A / Sloan code number: 0388001 H-700-A Stop. 3⁄4” (20 mm) Bak-Chek® Control Stop
Control Stop Assembly – 1-inch with BAK-CHECK for Crown and GEM 2 Part #80791 Sloan model H-700-A / Sloan code number: 0388000 H-700-A Stop. 1” (25 mm) Bak-Chek® Control Stop
Sloan has just launched a new faucet line! Introducing Sloan Optimix Faucets, featuring anti-scald technology. This new technology has been added to some of Sloan’s most popular faucet models, creating new model variations that ensure a safe water temperature for each and every hand washing experience.
What is Optimix Technology?
Optimix technology is an integrated thermostatic mixing valve located within the faucet that mixes hot and cold water to create the perfect, not-too-hot and not-too-cold water temperature. The water is mixed as it goes through the spout of the faucet to provide comfortable and safe water temperatures at the sink for all patrons.
Setting the temperature: The facility manager or end user controls the temperature of the water flowing out of the faucet by turning a small lever located on the right side of the faucet base. This control lever can be removed after setting the desired temperature in facilities where vandal-resistance is a priority.
ASSE 1070 Compliance: Optimix Faucets are ASSE 1070 compliant. This remains true even in the event of a cold water failure.
What Facility Types Need Anti-Scald Faucets?
Every public facility should provide safe water to patrons and employees. This is especially true in facilities where children, the elderly, and disabled individuals may be present. Schools, hospitals, and nursing homes should all be outfitted with anti-scald faucets. However, water that is too hot can scald anyone, not just children, the elderly, and disabled people. This is why we recommend anti-scald faucets be installed in all buildings, especially commercial facilities. Installing faucets like Optimix is an easy way to guarantee that every person using that faucet will be comfortable and safe.
Which Optima Faucets have Optimix Technology?
Optimix technology has been added to the following Sloan faucet models: the Optima EAF-200, 250, and 275. These new faucets are known as Optimix Faucets. These are all deck-mounted, mid body faucets. The EAF-200 is hardwired, the EAF-250 is battery-powered, and the EAF-275 is solar-powered.
What sets Optimix anti-scald faucets apart from other anti-scald options?
Lower Installation Costs. Since Optimix faucets include the thermostatic mixing valve within the faucet, the installation is simplified, reducing labor time and costs by up to 30%.
Safe water 100% of the time. Optimix faucets dispense comfortable water at all times, unlike regular faucets that may dispense water that is too hot, and therefore unsafe. This happens most often when cold water is running low. Optimix keeps water temperatures safe even when there is a cold water failure.
Durable and beautiful fixture design. Optima faucets are arguably Sloan’s best faucet model. They have been around for decades because they are built with the best materials (solid cast brass), and feature timeless designs that are aesthetically pleasing and have outstanding functionality in a wide variety of commercial applications.
Sloan Optimix Faucet Models
Sloan has developed Optimix faucets for their EAF-200, 250, and 275 series faucets. We have added the most popular models (EAF-250) to our website. However, we carry all models available from Sloan. Give us a call to order hardwired (EAF-200) or solar-powered (EAF-275) Optimix faucet options. The battery-powered EAF-250 Optimix models are listed below with links to their listings on our website so you can buy online.
Almost every single electronic faucet utilizes a few key components for operation: a faucet, a power source, a control module assembly, and a solenoid valve. In this article, we will focus on the latter – Solenoid Valves. More specifically, solenoid valve replacements for Sloan Optima Faucets. You will learn the following: common solenoid problems when to use old style versus new style solenoid valves, how to identify which solenoid you need for your Sloan Optima faucet, and where to find additional Sloan repair parts and troubleshooting resources.
When do solenoids need to be replaced?
Sloan solenoids should last for years when used correctly. But even with proper usage, solenoids don’t last forever. At some point, faucet solenoids will need to be replaced.
Common Solenoid Valve Problems:
Erratic Valve Noises
Partially Closed Valves
Valve Will Not Open
A number of things can cause the malfunctions listed above. One of those things is the faucet’s solenoid valve assembly. When a faucet is having issues and the culprit is the solenoid valve, then it is likely that the solenoid will need to be replaced entirely.
Why can solenoid replacement be difficult?
There are over 25 different Sloan Optima faucet models, and a handful of different Sloan faucet solenoids to choose from. For most of these faucets, only one style of solenoid works. For others, there are two choices. The variety of faucet styles and solenoids from Sloan can make finding the right Sloan solenoid replacement tricky, especially if you are ordering solenoids for a variety of Sloan faucets.
Old Style versus New Style Sloan Solenoids
It is important to understand that for some faucets, Sloan may have an Old Style Solenoid and a New Style Solenoid. This is important because Old and New Style Solenoids are NOT interchangeable. In other words, if you have an old style solenoid, then you cannot upgrade to the New Style Solenoid when you need to replace the solenoid. Sloan still makes Old Style Solenoids in addition to their New Style Solenoids. There are still many old style faucets in use that will eventually need their old style solenoids replaced. And of course, newer style faucets will eventually need new style solenoid replacements too.
Sloan Optima Solenoid Chart
Use the links below to buy the Sloan Optima Solenoids listed in this chart:
Let’s examine the Sloan EBV-650 solenoid valve because it lists two solenoids in the chart above: the new style ETF-740-A and the old style EBF-1011-A. In order to determine which solenoid your EBF-650 faucet needs, take a look at the solenoid you are removing from the unit, and see if it looks like the Old Style Solenoid shown at the very top of the chart, or the New Style Solenoid, shown in the second row. Luckily, the solenoids look nothing alike, making comparative identification easier if you still have the existing solenoid.
When you do not have the broken solenoid that needs to be replaced, and the faucet you have can utilize more than one solenoid replacement, then you should give us a call for help. We can help you figure out the model and age of your faucet in order to identify which solenoid you need.
Need more help replacing your Sloan Optima solenoid? Give us a call. Our product experts are standing by ready to help you replace your faucet’s solenoid along with any other repair parts you may need for your faucet, flushometer, and more.
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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!
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″
#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″
#16764 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
#69763 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!
Choosing the right commercial window treatments can seem like a difficult task. However, working with an authorized distributor like us here at Equiparts will make the task of choosing window coverings much easier. In this Window Treatment Guide, we’ll walk you through the most popular window treatment options for commercial facilities , and help you decide which is best for your situation. We’ll give you a full list of Graber window treatment options, as well as additional window treatment tips and terminology. We also have links to two short videos, featuring a window treatment specialist from Graber, that will teach you how to measure your windows. At the bottom of this article, we have five PDFs you can download and print that contain more information about our window treatments, as well as worksheets to help you measure your windows.
At Equiparts, our primary window treatment provider is Graber. Graber is the largest manufacturer of window blinds and shades in the United States. They have been making window treatments since 1939. Our sales reps have received training from our Graber rep so that they can better assist you with your window treatment needs. We will work with you and our Graber representative to provide the right window treatments for your facility.
Part I. Window Treatment Options
There are a wide variety of commercial window treatments to choose from. Watch the video below to learn more about the two most popular options: mini-blinds (the most popular type of blind), and solar shades (also known as solar screens).
Commercial Window Treatments: Mini-Blind and Solar Shade Options Video
Graber Shades and Blinds: A Review of the Best Options
In this video, Rebecca, our window treatment specialist from Graber, discusses the two most popular window treatments for commercial facilities with Joe of Equiparts. She explains the features of solar shades, where they are used more often, the opacity levels and what that means, and more. Rebecca also shares the features and options available for mini-blinds, a timeless window treatment option that is also found frequently in commercial facilities today.
The full selection of Graber Window Treatments available include the following:
Exterior Solar Shades
Composite/Faux Wood Blinds
Motorized Blinds and Shades
Valances and Cornices
We can provide you with any of the window treatment options listed above. However in this article, we focus primarily on solar shades and aluminum and vinyl mini-blinds. For more information on the options listed above, give us a call to get started.
Additional Solar Shade Information:
Solar shades are not designed for privacy. Their primary function is to offer shade while still letting you see outside. They keep rooms cooler, protect furniture, artwork, and carpeting from sun damage, and reduce glare on computer screens.
Solar Shades are available in four different opacity levels: 1, 3, 5, 10. The darkest option available is 1%, and is the most efficient at blocking out UV rays. (This option is recommended for hospitals). 3% Protects décor from UV rays (Recommended for offices.) 5% blocks 95% of harmful UV rays and reduces screen glare. 10% maximizes your view to the outdoors, and lets in some sunshine while still blocking glare. *If you are unsure of which opacity level you need for your facility, let us know, and we will get you sample swatches.
1% = 99% opacity
3% = 97% opacity
5% = 95% opacity
10% = 90% opacity
Solar shades are available in the cord options: continuous loop (most popular ) and cordless.
Additional Mini-Blind Information:
Mini-blinds are groups of horizontal slats connected by a cord that changes the angle of the slats to let in more or less light. Mini-blinds are available in vinyl and aluminum, and come in a variety of colors and slat sizes. Aluminum mini-blinds are available in two gauges, 6 (most popular) or 8. The 8-gauge slats are thicker and more durable.
Aluminum blinds are stronger than vinyl blinds. Vinyl blinds are easier to clean. Vinyl blinds tend to absorb the sun’s heat, whereas aluminum blinds are better at deflecting the sun’s rays. Vinyl is less expensive than aluminum.
Mini-blinds are available in the following cord options: corded and cordless. Cordless are great for nursing homes and facilities that small children frequent because they do not have cords that people and children can get tangled in.
Other Shade/Blind Option Information:
Motorized Shades – A great option for hard to reach windows.
Cellular Blinds – Bottom-up, top-down blinds that enable the blinds to open from the top. This feature is useful in a variety of scenarios. For example, apartment buildings with residential units located on the ground floor in high traffic areas may want cellular blinds so their renters can open the blinds from the top and let in some sun without giving up their privacy to street/sidewalk traffic.
Part II. Measuring Windows for Blinds and Shades
Learn the right way to measure windows for new window treatments in the videos below. In the first video, we show you how to properly measure windows for inside mounted window treatments. Inside mount is the most common mount for mini blinds. In the second video, we show you how to measure your windows for outside mounted window treatments. Outside mounting is commonly used for shades so that they don’t let in light through small gaps on the left or right side of the window.
Both blinds and shades can be mounted inside or outside the window frame. It’s mostly a personal preference, but if you prefer an inside mount, you need to make sure you have the proper depth in your window. After you decide whether your treatment will be mounted on the inside or outside, then watch either the inside or outside measurement video to learn how to measure correctly.
Video 1: How to Measure Windows for Inside Mount Window Treatments
In this video, Rebecca provides step-by-step instructions for how to properly measure windows for inside mounted window treatments. You will find out what tools are needed, how to measure, and why you need to take three measurements of the width, height, and depth. Rebecca will also explain how to record your window measurements for multiple windows, while sharing additional measurement tips and know-how.
Video 2: How to Measure Windows for Outside Mount Window Treatments
In this video, Rebecca and Joe show you how to measure windows for the installation of outside mounted window treatments. They go over how to measure each window for outside mount installations, how to adjust measurements to guarantee complete coverage, along with other measurement tips.
*Note: As stated in the videos, for orders of multiple window treatments going into multiple rooms, remember to write down on your papers what room the window measurements are for. When recording window measurements, always start with the first window on the left of the room entrance, and work your way around from left to right. Make sure you number each window in the room. So for example, windows in an office could be written as: Office #1, Window #1, and then the measurements. The next window would be Office #1, Window #2, and that window’s measurements, and so on for all the windows in that office. Due to how buildings settle and other factors, not all windows will be exactly the same. This is especially true for windows in older buildings. For your convenience and ease of installation, each window treatment comes with a label that states which room and window it is for, based on your descriptions.
Window Treatment Order Process Guide PDFs
Below is a list of PDFs that comprise our Window Treatment Guide. These PDFs will make your window treatment ordering process easy. You can either download each one separately, or you could skip to the 6th item, and download a single document that contains the Complete Set of PDFs .These guides are helpful takeaways that you can print and refer to while choosing your window treatment, taking measurements, and creating your order.
1. Mounting Considerations PDF
Read this PDF for help deciding whether to do an inside or outside mount. This PDF reviews the reasons for and limitations of both inside and outside mounted window treatments.
5. Blind and Shade Measuring and Ordering Worksheet
This window treatment measurement worksheet doubles as an order sheet. Use it to write down your measurements, and then send us a copy. If you haven’t worked with an Equiparts sales rep before, give us a call and tell us you would like to place a window treatment order. We will match you with a sales rep who can help you with all of your questions and concerns.
Have more questions? Need more support? We’re just a phone call away! Give us a call to speak with one of our window treatment sales reps. They can answer any questions you have, and will walk you through the ordering process.
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5pm EST
Additional Information and FAQs
Additional Measurement Tips and Information:
Exact Measurements: Take exact measurements (don’t round up or down.) Graber takes measurements rounded to the nearest 1/16ths of an inch, which is likely more exact than the measurement you will give.
Why Take 3 Width Measurements? Sometimes the width isn’t congruent throughout the frame due to how a building has settled, along with other factors. Graber uses the smallest width measurement to ensure that inside mounted blinds fit the narrowest part of the window, and don’t rub up against the sides of the window frame. This is why it’s important to take the width in the three areas specified.
Why Take 3 Height Measurements? Graber uses the longest height of the 3 height measurements taken. This ensures that the blind or shade will be long enough to adequately cover the longest part of the window.
Why Take 3 Depth Measurements? The depth of the window is an important measurement to take for inside mounted window blinds or rollers. Taking an accurate depth measurement ensures that a window frame has enough room to house an inside mounted blind or roller. (The minimum requirement for a partially recessed head rail in window casing/molding is ¾”).
Why add 2-3 inches of overlap to outside mounted rollers or shades? For windows without moulding, we recommend adding 2-3 inches of overlap to each side of an outside mounted blind or shade in order to minimize any light gaps on the sides. For windows with moulding, we recommend measuring from edge to edge on the outside edges of the moulding.
Optional Finishing Touches:
The finishing touches mentioned below can add another level of style to your window treatment.
Fascia: Fascia is a decorative housing that covers the roll of the solar shade. It is the most popular commercial finishing decoration. It is 3 inches tall, made of metal, and is available in 5 color options.
Valance: Similar to Fascia, Valance is a decorative housing that covers the roll of the solar shade. It is 3 inches tall. Unlike Facia, it is made of fabric. Valances are available in a variety color options.
Door closers are devices found and often required on doors throughout a wide variety of commercial facilities. Understanding how they work, the different types that are available today, which models are best for your doors, how to measure doors and door closers, and the answers to other questions regarding door closers, will all be covered in this door closer guide. This guide is recommended for anyone who maintains or purchases door closers. There are a wide variety of door closers available, which makes the buying process confusing. Our hope is that with guidance from this article, you’ll know what information to have on hand when you call one of our expert sales reps, so that they have everything they need to explain all of your options, and find the right door closer for your situation.
General Door Closer Know-How
What exactly is a door closer? A door closer is a mechanical device mounted on a door or door frame that closes the door in a controlled way. Why are door closers needed? Because doors can cause accessibility issues, especially for people with disabilities, and seniors (or anyone) with limited strength. If a door closes too quickly for people to get through, or too much force is needed to open a door, a door closer is the solution. Door closers provide a controlled way to close the door, and specify the force required to open it. A door closer will prevent the door from slamming shut after it is opened either by a person, or automatically.
Door closers are required in a variety of situations. One place you should always find door closers are on fire rated doors. All fire rated doors must close and latch automatically every time they are opened. Door closers are the best way to ensure this always happens.
The Three Main Types of Door Closers
There are many different types of door closers, including overhead door closers, concealed door closers, surface-mounted door closers, and floor-spring door closers. In this article, we cover the most popular type of door closer: overhead door closers. There are three different mounting methods of overhead door closers:
Regular Arm: Also known as Standard Arm. This option is the most power-efficient option available, although it’s also the least attractive. The closer is a pull-side application that is located on the exterior of the door. There are two arms that connect together in this mounting style, one piece attaches to the frame, and the other piece attaches to a piston on the door closer body. These two arm pieces either screw or slide together. When the door is closed, the arm projects out perpendicular to the door.
Parallel Arm: Parallel door closers are aptly named for how the arms sit parallel against the face of the door when the door is closed. They are the nicest looking type of door closer because the arm does not protrude away from the door or frame. The arms attach to the door on the frame and on the spindle of the door closer body. These types of door closers are popular in schools and other commercial properties because the arm is tucked in and is less likely to be misused or vandalized. Although more attractive and less prone to vandalism, these closers are less powerful than regular arm or top hinge closers due to the arm geometry.
Top Hinge: Also known as Top Jamb. Essentially, these door closers are regular arm closers turned upside down. Like regular arm closers, top hinge closers have arms that have perpendicular projection out from the door. The difference is that the door closer body is mounted to the face of the door frame, not the door. Top jamb doors are commonly used for storefront doors as well as aluminum or glass doors, because these doors have narrow top rails. Top hinge closers are nearly as power efficient as regular arm closers.
Many door closers are fully reversible door closers, meaning that they can be installed in one of the three mounting methods listed above due to the star-shaped design of the arm mounting hole.
Additional Door Closer Parts:
Spacer bracket: Available to fill space if needed. Unnecessary if mounting regular or top hinge, but used when needed for parallel arm mounted door closers.
Sex bolts: Sex bolts are male and female screws and bolts used to mount the closer body to the door. A sex bolt is a heavy-duty through bolt that sandwiches the door to make sure the mounting screws don’t pull through the skins of the door. Four sex bolts are necessary to mount a closer. If not sex bolts, then through bolts with washers will also work, but through bolts will not be as aesthetically pleasing. We do not recommend using wood screws, especially in composite wood doors because they will eventually pull through.
Requirements for Doors with Door Closers
Common ADA Door Access Requirements Listed below are some general ADA requirements for common door situations. It is recommended that you review federal, state, and even local building codes for additional help in choosing the right door closer for your needs. The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) provide extensive standards for door closers as well. ● The swing speed of the door must not be faster than five seconds. The swing distance is measured from when the door is in the open position or 90 degrees from the closed position, to 12 degrees from the latch. The speed should be fast enough to latch the door, but not slam it. ● Interior doors should not require more than 5 pounds of force to open. This applies to the initial force needed to overcome the weight of the door. ● The maximum force required for exterior doors is not specified by the ADA, however, they recommend the most minimal force possible. According to the ADA National Network, typical maximum opening force for exterior doors ranges from 8.5 to 10 lbs. ADA Guidelines state that heavy doors could prevent people with disabilities from gaining entrance to certain buildings, and thus prevent them from having access to goods and services. State and local government codes may also have specific accessibility requirements for exterior doors.
How to Choose the Right Door Closer
Door Closer Grades
Matching the door to the right type of door closer is critical. Essentially, heavier doors and doors with high traffic volumes require stronger, more durable door closers. These door closers are Grade 1. Lighter doors with medium to light duty traffic can use Grade 2 door closers. Very light doors that rarely get used can use Grade 3 door closers, which offer more closing control than using spring hinges. Listed below are the various grades and the traffic they are rated for. Door closer grades are determined by testing them in a neutral air pressure laboratory at 60-85 degrees fahrenheit. ● Grade 1: 2,000,000 cycles at 60% efficiency ● Grade 2: 1,000,000 cycles at 60% efficiency ● Grade 3: 500,000 cycles at 50% efficiency
Door Closer Sizes
Door closers come in sizes 1 to 6. Size 1 door closers are used on small, lightweight doors. Size 6 door closers are used for wide, heavy, tall doors like large solid wood doors. Many door closers are now resizable, meaning that they can be sized in the field during installation for a specified size range, like sizes 1-6. The most widely used setting is size 3, and most standard adjustable closers will be set to size 3 when shipped. Choosing an adjustable size door closer is a great option if you are unsure about the size you should choose.
Cal Royal 900 Door Closer Size Chart
Below is a size chart from door closer manufacturer Cal Royal for one of their most popular adjustable models, the 900 series door closer. It gives you a general sense of what size door closer is needed for a variety of different door sizes.
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Door Closer ● Size and weight of the door ● Location of the door ● Opening and closing frequency ● Mounting location ● Affordability ● Backswing requirements ● Traffic Volume
The easiest way to determine what door closer is needed for your door is by telling us the manufacturer and model number of the door closer you are replacing, when possible. Then, we can either match it, or look at other manufacturers to find a comparable model. Sometimes the models from other manufacturers have a lower price point, but with similar or superior quality.
If you do not know what door closer model you had before, or if you wish to switch to a new closer that is not similar to the model you have, then the following information will help us find the best closer for your needs:
The size and weight of your door
What is the application (school, office, industrial)
Where the door is located
What grade door closer you require – heavy, medium, or light duty traffic?
What size door closer you require
How much space at the top of the door is available for the closer
What material your door is made of
Is the door fire rated
What requirements your door with door closer must meet
Cal Royal Door Closers
Cal Royal is a door closer manufacturer that has been creating door closers since the 1980’s. Equiparts has been working with Cal Royal for many years. Our sales reps and customer care teams receive ongoing training from Cal Royal that includes the latest information on door closer requirements and codes, updates to existing door closer models, and education on new products. This training helps us to better serve our customers.
Our latest door closer training was in September of 2019. We had the honor of hosting Mary Barrett and Thomas Barrett for a lunch-n-learn. At the presentation, Mary shared the differences between various models of door closers, explaining when one should be used over another, and tons of other facts and figures to help keep the Equiparts team current on all things commercial door closer related.
Cal Royal Door Closer Comparison Chart
We carry replacement commercial door closers for the following door closer manufacturers:
● Corbin Russwin
● Cal Royal
Equiparts carries replacements for virtually all commercial door closer manufacturers. For more information, or to order the door closers needed to keep your doors up to code and closing smoothly, give one of our trained door closer sales representatives a call!
Q: How do I measure door opening force and closing speed? A: A door pressure gauge, also known as a door force gauge, is the best way to measure door-opening force. To use, first unlatch the door and press the gauge against the door. Push the door until it is open all the way. Then read the pressure gauge to learn what force is needed to open the door.
Q: Why is my door closer leaking? A: Generally because the seals have worn out, or someone has adjusted one of the valves too far out.
Q: How do I fix a leaking door closer? A: In some instances, we can repair the door closer leak by replacing the seal. In most cases, the door closer simply needs to be replaced.
Q: What is the difference between a full cover and a slim cover door closer? A slim cover door closer is where the bottom piston spindle sticks out of the bottom of the cover, unlike a full cover that completely encapsulates the entire door closer body.
Q: What is a cushion stop or cushion arm? A: A cushion arm is an arm that contains a stop. The cushion is actually a stop that absorbs some of the energy as the door is opened to the maximum opening point.
Q: What type of door closer can be used to hold open a fire rated door? A: A fire rated door can use a track door closer, which gets wired into the fire alarm system. This track contains a solenoid that releases the hold open mechanism in the track so when the fire alarm goes off, it closes the door automatically. Call to order.
Is the fire extinguisher cover at your facility broken? Then you probably should replace it. Read this article and use the Fire Extinguisher Cover Measurement PDF to get the proper replacement for your broken fire extinguisher cover. It’s important to get the correct size replacement cover for your fire extinguisher case. Work with us at Equiparts can help you get the right sized cover for your fire extinguisher, the first time.
If you are unsure what size fire extinguisher cover you need, we can help you figure out the basic measurements. Simply fill out the form below and submit it to us so we can help you replace your fire extinguisher cover.
Click the link to download the Fire Extinguisher Cover Measure Form shown above. Follow the measurement directions to fill out the form, then submit it to Equiparts via email or by fax (412-781-3085). Once received, we will identify the right cover to fit your fire extinguisher case. Be sure to include your contact information, including your name, company, phone number, and email address. We carry a large number of covers and even have the most popular sizes and types (shown below) in stock at our facility for quick replacement.
Megapro® Drivers are an innovative, high-quality line of screwdrivers that feature a clever built-in storage system. Every driver comes with a set of bits that are actually stored inside the driver’s handle so that you’ll never have to lose another bit! The variety of bits supplied allows you to save space in your toolbox by essentially combining several driver types into one. And these drivers are built to last! Equiparts carries a variety of Megapro® Drivers for both general and specialty use.
There are several features that all Megapro® Drivers have in common. The shaft of each driver can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Nut Driver. They also all have a patented Palm Saver Cap™, which does not turn as the users turns the driver. Another feature these drivers (except the Ratcheting Driver) share is the patented EZ Guide Collar™, which provides the user with better control and maintains consistent contact between the driver bit and the screw. This allows the screw to be driven with much more ease. The drivers each have a retractable bit cartridge located at the top of the driver. This allows for easy storage and organization of bits, making any job that much easier.
This is the most popular of the Megapro drivers. It features fourteen of the most common bits for driving screws. The shaft can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Nut Driver, making it 15-in-1. Each of the seven bits included are double-ended professional quality bits. The bits included with The Original are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Square Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Slotted (Flat) Bit 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25. Megapro model number 151NAS.
Equiparts Part #37697
This driver is a must have for tradesmen in commercial and industrial fields. It is ideal for locksmiths, electricians, and any maintenance personnel. The driver comes with fourteen double-ended security bits, including Spanners 6, 8, 10, and 12, Hex Pins 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, and 3/16, Torx Pin Bits 10, 15, 20, 25, 27 and 30. The Megapro model number is 151TP.
Equiparts Part #37698
The ShaftLOK driver features an innovative grooved bit design which prevents the bits from falling out of the driver. No more lost bits when they get stuck in the fastener. The driver includes fourteen double-ended bits. The bits included with the ShaftLOK are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Square Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25. Megapro model number 151SL44.
Equiparts Part #37702
The Ratcheting screwdriver features patent pending ZAD 8 Zinc Alloy SOLID-CORE ratchet which delivers over 225 inch pounds of torque strength. Driving fasteners is easier and faster with the Precision 28 tooth ratchet design and rubberized cushion grip handle. The driver comes with six double-ended professional quality bits. The bits included are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Square Bits 1 and 2, Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25. Megapro model number 211R2C36RD.
Equiparts Part #37710
This screwdriver is a must-have for any HVAC technician. It is a high quality tool that also saves space. This driver features 6 double-ended bits which include:Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Phillips DoubleLok Bit 2, Slotted (Flat) Bits 3, 4, 5, and 6, as well as 5.5 and valve stem bits. The driver also comes with a Square Awl Reamer bit which is great for piercing through sheet metal. Megapro model number 141HVAC-U.
Equiparts Part #38187
This driver is specifically for rugged outdoor use. It can be used on ATVs, snowmobiles, and more! The handle is made with a multi-resin molding process which makes it nearly indestructible and great for outdoor use. The driver is great for in the field situations like emergency repairs or maintenance. Included with the driver are six double ended bits plus a round awl to undo soaked or over tightened rope knots. Just like the drivers listed above, the shaft of this driver can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The bits included with this rugged driver are: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Square Bits 1 and 2, Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25, and Flat Bits 4 and 6. Megapro model 151OUTDOOR.
Add Ons that help make your job easier
High Intensity Work Light
Equiparts Part #37680
This compact, high-intensity LED work light produces a powerful floodlight to make your everything in your work space easier to see. The housing of the work light is rugged and water resistant, which makes it last longer. It has a quality on and off push button, and a molded clip allows the work light to be secured in your pocket. This work light also has a magnetic swivel base, allowing it to cling to metal surfaces, and turn in any direction. It uses three AAA batteries to power the six super-bright light emitting diodes. Megapro model #6WORKLIGHT.
Equiparts Part #37700 (6″ Extension Pictured) | Equiparts Part #37699 (10″ Extension)
These locking extensions are great for getting into those hard to reach places. The 6 inch and 10 inch extensions both lock into the ShaftLOK screwdriver shaft with a 0.375 inch minimum clearance. For getting into those extremely hard to reach places, you can link multiple extensions together for a longer reach. Megapro model 6EXT-SL6-C for the 6 inch Extension and 6EXT-SL10-C for the 10 inch extension.
Other Specialized Drivers
Listed below are a collection of unique drivers that are specialized for different situations or professions. If you would like to order any of these drivers or any other that Megapro carries, please give us a call at 800-442-6622 M-F 730AM-5PM.
Equiparts Part #37721 This 13-in-1 ratcheting screwdriver is a must-have for professional auto mechanics, or anyone who regularly works on cars. The magnetic shaft is constructed from 303 stainless steel. The 28-tooth ratchet design allows you to drive with speed and ease. The handle has a rubberized cushion grip for comfort. Like the drivers above, the shaft can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The driver includes 12 one-inch bits made of S2 industrial grade steel which are ideal for use on automotive screws.The bits included with this driver are: Phillips Bits 1, 2, and 3, Square Bit 2, Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6, and Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, 25, 27, and 30. Megapro model 211R1C36RD.
Equiparts Part #37727
This unique screwdriver is built specifically for service technicians in the electronics field. It comes with seven double ended professional bits, making it fourteen bits in total! The shaft of the driver can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The bits included with this driver are: Square Bits 1 and 2, Torx Pin Bits 10 and 15, Spanner Bits 6, 8, 10, and 12, Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, and Slotted (Flat) Bits 4 and 6. Megapro model 151ELEC.
This screwdriver is designed exclusively for elevator service technicians. The bit cartridge contains a mix of tamperproof and standard bits. The handle is specially made to be durable and drop resistant. The seven double-ended professional bits included with this driver are: Torx Pin Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25, Spanner Bits 6, 8, 10, 12, Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, and Flat Bits 4 and 6. The shaft of this driver, like the others listed above, can also be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. Megapro model 151ELEV.
Equiparts Part #38189
This driver is designed for use while on the job. It has a yellow handle which helps it to stick out in a toolbox or on a tool belt. This 15 in 1 driver includes the following bits: Phillips Bits 0, 1, 2, and 3, Hex Bits 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, and 3/16, Torx Bits 10, 15, 20, and 25, and Flat Bits 4 and 6. When there is no bit in the shaft, the shaft itself can be used as a 1/4″ Hex Driver. The combination of different bits included with this driver gives it the ability to fix pneumatic power tools while on the job. Megapro model 151JOBSITE.
Megapro officially started in 1994, driven by inventor Hermann Fruhm’s concept of creating a better storage solution for screwdriver bits by placing them inside the driver handle. This was an innovative idea, and would help solve the problem of missing bits while on the job. After numerous prototypes and sketches, the first Megapro screwdriver was created in the early 1990s. Its patented features quickly gained market success, and many users saw and appreciated the quality of the screwdriver as well as how easy it was to use. There are over twenty different variations of the screwdriver, each one designed specifically for a different type of job. Today, Megapro continues to grow domestically, and their international reach is also expanding.