4 Problem Solving Plumbing Items

Unique Plumbing Items You Should Know About

Save yourself countless hours of unnecessary work with these unique plumbing items!  These four handy repair parts and kits can make quick work of specific problems that would otherwise turn into major, time-consuming jobs. These items can keep you from relocating pipes or tearing into walls or floors. They will also make it easier to meet ADA compliance. Learn about each plumbing solution below, so that if and when you encounter one of these situations, you will already know about these hacks that will make the job ten times easier.


Urinal Flange Repair Kit

1. Urinal Flange Repair Kit

Part #65784

This Urinal Flange Repair Kit repairs 2-inch urinal flanges without having to remove the original flange. It can be used to repair plastic and metal flanges. It comes with all the parts needed to repair your broken flange. The adjustable metal flange opens up and closes around the base of the flange, between the broken flange and the urinal gasket. Close the adjustable metal flange, install your bolts, and voila! Your flange is now repaired. Included in the flange repair kit are the adjustable metal flange, a neoprene gasket, 2-inch bolts (2), nuts (2), and washers (2).

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2. Sloan Flushometer Offset Adapter

Part #48691

This Offset Adapter is made by Sloan for select Sloan flush valves. It is needed most often when upgrading a manual flushometer to a sensor unit because making that change can sometimes position the flush valve too close to the grab bar. This can affect ADA compliance, and obstruct access to the override button. The 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. The Offset Adapter is designed for use with G2, SOLIS®, and ECOS® flushometers.

Flush valve offset adapter for grab bar ADA compliance

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Sinchnut Faucet Lock Nuts

3. Sinchnut Faucet Lock Nuts

Part #68691

The Sinchnut is a simple and easy-to-use alternative to brass faucet shank nuts. It enables you to more quickly complete faucet installations. Unlike traditional faucet lock nuts, which are usually made of one solid piece of brass, Sinchnuts are made of 2 plastic pieces that are hinged, so you can open and close them over the faucet shank after the supply lines have been inserted into the holes of the sink. Sold in quantities of two.


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4. Shift and Lift Offset Kit

Part #’s 47400, 47432, 47433

The Shift and Lift Offset Kit is a universal water closet carrier offset kit that enables plumbers and facility managers to offset wall-hung fixtures without tearing out the walls, tiles, or the carrier itself. It’s made by Mifab. This kit is used most often when new toilet partitions, flooring, and other remodeling updates cause the closet fixtures in a restroom to lose compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Available in 3 adjustment sizes:

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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.

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