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    How do I determine the size of the aerator?

    What is a male thread vs a female thread and how can I tell the difference?

    What are the different flow streams available in faucet aerators?

    How do I measure water pressure?

    What is a cache faucet aerator?

    How do I determine the size of the aerator?

    With the help of a nickel and dime, you can easily determine the size of your aerator. First remove the insert and washer from the inside of the aerator. Set a nickel on top of the aerator, and if itís almost the same circumference, the aerator is a regular size. If itís not a regular size aerator, use a dime. The dime will fit inside a junior size aerator and will sit on top of a tom thumb size aerator.

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    What is a male thread vs a female thread and how can I tell the difference?
    A female aerator has the threads on the inside of the aerator, whereas on a male aerator the threads are on the outside of the aerator.

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    What are the different streams available in faucet aerators?

    Pick the stream that's right for you.

    Spray Stream is used to produce a miniature shower pattern and provides full coverage of hands during washing. Similar to the laminar stream, it is non-aerated and restricts the flow of water. Suggested for use in public lavatories.

    Laminar Stream produces a non-aerated water stream ideal for high flow applications or health care facilities with a beautiful crystal clear, non-splashing stream.

    Aerated/Bubble Stream mixes air into the water. It produces a larger, whiter stream that is soft to the touch and non-splashing. This stream is usually the choice for residential faucets.

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    How do I measure water pressure?

    To measure pressure you'll want to get a pressure gauge with a hose bib adapter. After the gauge is screwed on, turn on the water supply and read what the PSI is. Measure pressure from a city water or reclaimed water source in the same manner as the pump, simply connect the pressure gauge to a hose, turn on and read. Measuring flow from a city water or reclaimed water source will be similar to measuring flow from a pump. If you have any questions you can always call your local public works or water authority to ask them the available flow and pressure (when on public water system - not a well).


    What is a Cache faucet aerator?

    The Cache® faucet aerator threads directly (and disappears) into the faucet spout, making it vandal proof by design. Removal and installation is easy with the Cache® key. Cache® faucet aerators have been used by orignal equipment manufacturers since 2006. We carry the complete line of our Cache® faucet aerators.


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