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Accent kit (Moen Only) - The rings that typically go around the bottom of the faucet spout and handles; often in a contrasting color to the rest of the faucet (i.e. chrome with brass accents). Also includes the pop-up drain rod for lavatory assemblies.
centerset.jpg (50248 bytes) Centerset faucet - A faucet that is designed to be installed on a counter or sink with three faucet holes set at 4" apart. The measurement from the center of one outer hole to the center of the other outer hole is 4" and typically the body of this faucet is one piece that spans the entire 6" to cover both outer holes. The faucet can have 2 handles like a Delta 2555LHP or 1 handle like a Delta 500. You can usually also use a "Single hole" faucet like Grohe or Hansgrohe if you also use a cover plate to hide the holes.
core_kit.jpg (17387 bytes) Core kit (Moen Only) - The main faucet body trim. Typically sold without the handles, accent kit, or rough in valve.
cycling_valve.jpg (24531 bytes) Cycling valve - A pressure balanced rough-in valve that only controls the temperature. When you turn the valve on it cycles through the cold water, into warm and then hot water. You cannot control the volume of water with this valve.
diverter_valve.jpg (24455 bytes) Diverter Valve - Allows the user to toggle between two water outlets, i.e. a fixed showerhead and handshower..
drop_ell.jpg (61583 bytes) Drop Ell - A wall-mounted outlet with a threaded end to which you would attach or screw the hose for a hand shower. Also referred to as a Wall Union.
escutcheon.jpg (14335 bytes) Escutcheon - For use with kitchen, bar, lavatory and bidet faucets to cover unused mounting holes in sink or counter.
exact_temp.jpg (46236 bytes) Exact Temp (Moen Only) - A thermostatic valve that is also pressure balanced. You can dial the temperature degree that you want the water at and it will stay there. It compensates for any drop in the hot or cold-water pressure so as to not scald or freeze the user.
flanges.and.stoppers.jpg (14465 bytes) Garbage Disposal Flange - Also known as a sink disposer flange. This item is needed for installation of garbage disposals that do not come with flanges. Though most disposals come with flanges, they are typically shiny chrome. These flanges are manufactured in several finishes. If you wish to have the disposal flange match the sinks finish or the faucet finish please inquire with salesperson about your color choices.
inlet_shanks.jpg (45435 bytes) Inlet shanks (Chicago Faucets Only) - The threaded nipple that goes through the counter and mounts the faucet to the deck. Sold individually, 2 needed.
mini-widespread.jpg (43743 bytes) Mini Widespread faucet - faucet that is designed to be installed in a counter or sink with three holes centered at 4 inches apart. The measurement from the center of one outer hole to the center of the other outer hole is 4 inches. Designed to look like an 8" widespread faucet only it's for 4".
moentrol.jpg (25499 bytes) Moentrol (Moen Only) - A pressure-balanced rough in valve that allows the user to control the volume of water by a push/pull motion, and the temperature by turning left and right.
port.jpg (35122 bytes) Port - An inlet or outlet on a rough-in valve for supply lines.
posi_temp.jpg (23840 bytes) Posi Temp (Moen Only) - A cycling valve that only allows the user to control the temperature. When the valve is turned on it cycles through cold water, getting warmer and then into the hot. You cannot control the volume of water with this valve.
pressure_balance_valve.jpg (74714 bytes) Pressure Balance valve - A rough-in valve for showers that compensates for drop in pressure on either the hot or cold side. It keeps the water within a specific degree so as to not scald or freeze the user. Also referred to as "Anti-Scald" valve.
roman_tub.jpg (21134 bytes) Roman Tub w/Personal Hand Shower - A deck-mounted tub faucet with a matching deck-mounted handheld shower.
rough-in.jpg (25348 bytes) Rough-in valve - The "guts" behind the wall or below the deck that connects the trim to the plumbing supply lines to make it work.
screwdriver_stops.jpg (72669 bytes) Service/Screwdriver Stops - Slots that allow the water to be turned off and serviced at the valve by a screwdriver, rather than turning off the water source.
sink_strainer.jpg (23775 bytes) Sink Strainer Assembly - Also known as a sink basket or basket strainer, this item is needed for those kitchen sinks that do not come with them. It serves as a method of closing off the sink drain hole so that water is kept inside for washing dishes or cleaning; the basket is removable so that food particles or things that you do not wish to rinse down the drain may be discarded after using the sink.
thermostatic_valve.jpg (21576 bytes) Thermostatic valve - A rough in valve that allows the user to dial the specific temperature degree that they want the water at, i.e. 100 degrees. Usually requires a separate volume control valve.
transfer_valve.jpg (29895 bytes) Transfer valve - Allows the user to toggle between multiple outlets in a shower, such as hand held shower or body sprays. Some models have the capacity to use a shared function, such as a showerhead and body sprays at the same time.
trim.jpg (23667 bytes) Trim - The part of the faucet that you see on the outside of the wall or deck.
wall_union.jpg (20979 bytes) Wall Union - Also referred to as a Drop Ell. A wall-mounted outlet with a threaded end to which you would attach or screw the hose for a hand shower.
waste_overflow.jpg (28617 bytes) Waste and Overflow assembly - The drain kit for a tub. Often available in different styles such as "trip lever", "toe touch" and "cable".
widespread.jpg (16164 bytes) Widespread lavatory faucet - faucet that is designed to be installed in a counter or sink with three holes centered at 8 inches apart. The measurement from the center of one outer hole to the center of the other outer hole is 8 inches.

 

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