-Replacing faucet aerators is the most affordable component of a water conservation program for personal residences, multi-unit housing, commercial or institutional buildings.
Standard faucet aerators are rated at 2.2 gallons per minute (gpm). Older faucets or faucets without aerators may be using much more water. Installation takes less than 5 minutes.
Compared to the standard faucet aerator with a flow rate of 2.2 gallons per minute your flow rate reduction will be:
1.5 gpm = up to 32%
1.0 gpm = up to 54%
0.5 gpm = up to 77%
0.35 gpm = up to 84%
There are 3 types of flows:
Needle - a circular pattern of small, single streams of water with no flow in the middle of the pattern.
Aerated - a tubular flow with air mixed into the water, resulting in a soft, bubbly, single stream of water.
Laminar - no air mixed into the water resulting in a single stream of water with no bubbles.
There are 2 types of threads, Male and Female, and 2 types of sizes, Regular and Small.
Regular Male: 15/16"-27
Regular Female: 55/64"-27
Small Male: 13/16"-27
Small Female: 3/4" -27
These are the professional choice because they meet the faucet manufacturer's specifications and maintain the faucet's original aesthetic appearance.
If you do not know which thread pattern to use, we offer a Dual-Thread aerator with a housing comprised of both Regular Male and Female threads (15/16'-27 + 55/64"-27). Dual-Thread aerators provide a "universal fit" on to faucet spouts but they also change the faucets appearance.
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