FAQ's on Our Speakman Electronic Faucets & Showerheads
Have a question about your Speakman electronic faucet or bath valve? On our frequently asked questions page you'll find everything from warranty and payment information to instructions for cleaning a Speakman rainfall showerhead. Our detailed Safety FAQs will help you get the safest and most efficient use of your Speakman emergency shower products. Finally, see our Plumbing FAQs link for a detailed explanation of the features and benefits of Speakman faucets.< Back to FAQ Categories
How often do I change the fluid in my portable eyewash?
After a period of 6 months the unit should be emptied, cleaned and then re-filled with potable water and SE-4210 water preservative. One 8 ounce bottle is sufficient to treat up to 21 gallons of water and will preserve it for up to 6 months.
What is the difference between aerated and non-aerated sprays?
The ANSI Z358.1 standard for showers and eyewashes recommends that the activating devices for showers and eyewashes remain open once they are activated. A self closing valve is a spring activated device that requires a specific action to activate but will close on its own. This type of device requires the user to hold an activating lever while the unit is in operation and does afford hands free operation as required by the ANSI standard.
Can I use a faucet aerator in my eyewash?
Faucet aerators cannot be used as replacement aerators for Speakman aerated eyewashes. Our aerators are engineered to perform in accordance with the ANSI Z358.1 standard and are not interchangeable with faucet aerators.
Can a drench hose be considered an eyewash or shower?
A drench hose can be considered an eyewash or shower if it meets the ANSI Z358.1 performance requirements of that device. Speakman Company offers the SE-927 counter mounted drench hose that meets all the eyewash requirements. Speakman Company does not have any drench hose products that meet the requirements of a shower.
Why has Speakman Discontinued the SE-4700?
The FDA notified us that prefilled industrial eyewash cartridges used in self contained eyewashes are now considered over the counter drugs and must comply with all FDA OTC drug requirements. As such it is no longer economically feasible to continue producing the SE-4270 EyeMedic Cartridges. Consequently we are discontinuing the SE-4700/SE-4270 product line effective immediately.
What do you suggest I replace my SE-4700 eyewash with?
We would suggest offering the SE-4300 Gravityflo Eyewash. While this may not be an exact equal, it will provide an ANSI Z358.1 approved eyewash at a price comparable to a set of SE-4270 replacement cartridges.
Does Speakman offer faucet-mounted eyewashes?
No, Eyewashes that attach to an existing faucet are not compliant to ANSI Z358.1 because they can deliver scalding water to the eyes and require two motions to activate. Speakman has engineered a combination eyewash/faucet where each component operates independently & there is never a danger of delivering scalding water to the eyes. A single plumbed source for both the faucet and eyewash makes this 2-in-1 product extremely cost & space efficient.