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PAO 03-28-2011 08:36 AM

Adjusting a spring loaded auto shut off faucet
 
I have a faucet that is an auto shutoff...your press down on either the hot or cold handles...and they slowly rise and eventually shut off...they appear to be spring loaded...my problem is I want to adjust how quickly the faucet shuts off...right now it takes well over two minutes for the handles to rise and shut off.....Im looking to make it more like 30 seconds....

how do you adjust spring loaded auto shut off faucets?

DangerMouse 03-28-2011 08:55 AM

What brand name are they?

DM

the_man 03-28-2011 09:23 AM

normally you don't. symmons is the most common metering faucet around here, it has a cartridge inside that you can't do much to. make and model of the faucet will help

PAO 03-28-2011 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_man (Post 618452)
normally you don't. symmons is the most common metering faucet around here, it has a cartridge inside that you can't do much to. make and model of the faucet will help

I'll have to check as they are installed in a church restroom....Im part of the facilities committee...so Im looking into these....not sure of the brand..will have to check...

so I take it probably no adjustment set screw...may simply need replacement....

PAO 03-30-2011 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 618433)
What brand name are they?

DM


checked it last night...its DELTA....so any suggestions on adjustments?

DangerMouse 03-30-2011 08:39 AM

It doesn't look like they are. Have you opened it up to look?

DM

the_man 03-30-2011 09:41 AM

i've seen one delta metered faucet, think it was a single handle. don't remember any adjustments on it. google just told me that the flow for them is based on water pressure, and that you're only gonna get around 1/10 of a gallon from it. are you dead set on a metered faucet? why not just get a regular one?

PAO 03-30-2011 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_man (Post 619870)
i've seen one delta metered faucet, think it was a single handle. don't remember any adjustments on it. google just told me that the flow for them is based on water pressure, and that you're only gonna get around 1/10 of a gallon from it. are you dead set on a metered faucet? why not just get a regular one?

its in a public restroom...thus a metered one ..the adjustment Im looking for is a quicker shutoff time...it takes about two minutes for the durn thing to shut off right now....

PAO 03-30-2011 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 619844)
It doesn't look like they are. Have you opened it up to look?

DM

not yet that is to do this weekend...there doesnt appear to be a way to remove the push down lever...delta currently has a metered faucet that has a push down knob, which is removed like any other with a set screw...this doesnt appear to have one

have emailed Delta customer service asking the same question...we shall see

DangerMouse 03-30-2011 12:04 PM

Let us know what they say?

DM

PAO 03-31-2011 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 619968)
Let us know what they say?

DM

KUDOS to Delta customer service....replied to my email overnight..directed me to the commerical delta faucet site....was able to identify the meter faucet model and download the spec and maintenance sheet..

Bottom line..remove the handle and adjust the lock nuts on the metering cartridge internal to the handle....should be a simple 10 minute fix...will update after this coming Sat!

DangerMouse 03-31-2011 10:06 AM

Good deal.... as long as the instructions include HOW to remove the handle, eh? :laughing:

DM

PAO 03-31-2011 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 620538)
Good deal.... as long as the instructions include HOW to remove the handle, eh? :laughing:

DM


they do!!:thumbup:

DangerMouse 03-31-2011 10:47 AM

Perhaps you could post the instructions here, so if someone in the future needs them......?

Thanks!

DM

PAO 03-31-2011 11:15 AM

Link to Commerical Meter Faucet Adjustments (Delta Brand)
 
http://www.specselectonline.com/Main...%20series).pdf

Link to instructions for installation and adjustments of Delta Brand commercial metered faucet


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