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Commercial Bathroom Mirrors

November 30th, 2010 by
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Commercial bathroom mirrors facilitate personal grooming and enhance restroom décor.  They have a flat, polished, reflective surface.  Many are manufactured out of stronger materials than standard glass to make them vandal resistant.

Glass mirrors feature a 1 1/4 inch plate that is clean and contemporary in appearance.  Other surfaces include stainless steel, laminate glass, plexiglass, and tempered glass.

Because of this, we see commercial bathroom mirrors wherever we go—from truck stops to train stations to airports to five star resorts.  Framed mirrors are practical for all these environments because of their satin, attractive steel angle frames welded at the corners.

If you want vandal resistance, though, you need a Type 308 stainless steel mirror.  It has no frame and a highly polished No. 8 architectural finish that is every bit as reflective as a glass mirror.

“Stainless” doesn’t mean, by the way, that the mirror never gets dirty.   It does, and you will have to clean it.  However, you don’t have to worry about destructive corrosion, permanent staining, or rust like you do with cheaper materials.

This makes stainless steel restroom mirrors ideal for humid climates where mold can build up on other materials and stain them green.  They are also good for heavily polluted industrial zones where chemical fumes can damage less resilient material.

If you are an architect seeking a practical, clean procurement with durability and built-in longevity, you can count on stainless mirrors.  Added value also comes in the form of a 15 year warranty against corrosion, rust, and silver spoilage.

You have no idea how much money that stainless steel commercial bathroom mirrors have saved public school districts, libraries, convenience stores, restaurants, bus stations, and subway terminals over the years.

Now in regards to plate glass commercial bathroom mirrors, you have two types of glass you can choose between.

The first is tempered plate glass.  It is made by heating glass to a high temperatures and then quickly cooling it.  This is the same method used to temper blades and tools.  When they temper glass, mirror makers harden it to 4 times the strength of regular glass.  Its thermal resistant and has a great deal of impact resistance as well.

The only disadvantage here is the less-than-perfect appearance of the plate glass.  You can always see some slight flaws and distortions somewhere on its surface.

Laminated glass commercial bathroom mirrors are better looking.  It is much more reflective and smooth. Not being tempered, it is only as strong as standard glass and therefore not as vandal resistant as plate glass.

XPB Lockers & Supply carries a wide variety of Commercial LavatoriesCommercial Outdoor FurnishingsStorage LockersBleachers,Commercial Mailboxes and deliver nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with distributors located in all 50 States including Houston, TX, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX., and Austin, TX.

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Waste Receptacles

November 28th, 2010 by
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ADA Compliant waste receptacles are fundamental to maintaining a sanitary and pleasant bathroom.  Organizations ranging from the lobbies in hotels, cafes, courthouses, city halls, food courts, schools, offices, warehouses, theaters, and stores can choose from a wide range of sizes and designs.

All of these options will allow you, no matter what kind of facility you are designed or operating, to find something that accommodates the particular specifics your restroom design.

Our inventory will give anyone from the private sector, the non-profit world, the government, or the business world a waste container that fits exactly what they need.  You can find in our online listings many choices in design that compliment all manner restroom interior designs.  You also find lid options that trap offensive odors in the container’s interior.

Bradley waste receptacles are manufactured out of commercial grade heavy duty stainless steel.  As a metal, stainless steel has the best structural integrity and is therefore the most vandal resistant.

Stainless steel is also resistant to rust and staining and will therefore last for years without corroding.  Architects and facility managers save great sums of money in the long run by getting something now that won’t have to be replaced later.

Third, stainless steel is perhaps the cleanest metal on the face of the earth.  Because it is nonporous, so bacteria will not embed themselves and grow on it.  You can easily clean it with standard disinfectant without having to worry about hurting the metal.

The different types of lids waste receptacles come with give them both a more sanitary look and create a better smell in the air.  They hide trash and keep bad odor within the container.  There are all kinds of lids you can choose from.  Perhaps our most popular is the swing top lid because it so conveniently swings back into place after you throw something away and so effectively blocks bad smell as well.

Bradley waste receptacles are made with many different mounting designs.  There are free standing units you can move around, and there are recessed, semi-recessed, and recessed mounts to save floor space.  You can also get containers that mount underneath the sink so you can dry your hands and throw away paper towels without having to move.

Stainless steel waste receptacles have a superb, satin finish that gives it a clean, contemporary look that is neither ostentatious nor plain.  It goes great with any interior design.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of Commercial Outdoor FurnishingsCommercial Lavatories & Bathroom EquipmentCommercial SignageBleachers, andLockers installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Memphis, Tennessee, Charlotte, N.C, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Seattle, Washington, Boston, Massachusetts, Denver, Colorado, Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky. Baltimore, Maryland, Houston, TX, Irving, Texas, Amarillo, TX, Brownsville, Texas, Grand Prairie, TX, Pasadena, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas., El Paso, Texas.

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Eye Wash Stations

November 23rd, 2010 by
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Eye wash stations are essential to getting hazardous debris and chemicals out of people’s eyes when things go terribly wrong.  These emergency fixtures will immediately deliver a stream of water to the eyeball to get the dangerous substance safely out of the eye socket.

No matter what their design, every eye wash station has to strictly comply with a number of safety codes, including ANSI z358.1-2004 and OSHA codes.

Workers also have to be able to easily find them even when they have some hazardous material in their eyes.  Because of this, fixtures have to be tested and tagged like fire extinguishers so everyone can find them quickly.

All sorts of companies and organizations use eye wash stations.  Factories use them to protect workers from dust in the air and chemicals that can get splashed in the eye.   Chemical plants use them to wash out fluids and also strong fumes that can also burn eyes.   Labs will use them to sanitize eyes that have been exposed to experimental materials.

Also, you will see hospitals using eyewash fountains to clean out eyes from fluids or hazardous chemicals that are related to patient care.  Dentists often use them too because tooth debris can pose a hazard to eyes.

You can choose from a wide range of designs.  Some of these designs are as follows:

Wall Mount

Wall mounted stations look like sinks and spray the water stream up.  They are activated by easy-to-reach side handles.

Pedestal

Pedestal mounted stations are great for small spaces.

Cabinet Mount

This type of eye wash station sits in a recessed cabinet wall cabinet that conserves space in tight quarters.

Swing Down

The swing down is a special type of cabinet mount design where the spray mounts stand vertically upright inside the cabinet and are activated when you pull them down.

Drench Showers

You stand under these units like showers.  They are ideal for places where you cannot place a wall or cabinet mounted unit.

Lab Eye Wash Stations

Many lab stations are actually mounted directly to standard and gooseneck faucets.  The unit diverts the faucet to the station heads when the unit is activated.

Portable Eyewashes

These are great for workers on the move.

Wall mount stations are also made in barrier free designs.  Barrier free means that the unit has been engineered with ADA compliant features, which include a minimum of 30 PSI water pressure.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockerscommercial lavatoriesUSPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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Shower Seats

November 20th, 2010 by
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Shower seats make it easy and safe for people of all age groups to shower and bathe.  They help people with physical limitations, and people who have physical disabilities, become more independent by sitting rather than standing.

Shower stall seating is every bit as comfortable as it is safe.  People who sit down on one of these chairs like it better than sitting in the bathtub itself.   It also feels good to take a shower sitting down

Most shower seats look like chairs.  These chairs either stand on the floor or they extend out from the wall.  Floor seats stand like any other kind of chair.  They are very convenient in this sense because you can put them in the shower and take them out when you are done.  However, they are not the safest option because they are not anchored to the floor.

If you use them, you have to be careful not to tip the seat over.

If you are limited in your mobility, disabled, or very elderly, you really should get ADA shower seats that are anchored.  These are wall-mounted units that extend out from the wall, much like shelves.  Some even fold upward to be flush with the wall.  This leaves more room in the shower for other people who are using the shower who prefer to stand, and who do not want the obtrusion of the seat.

Wall mounted shower seats that are built in the shape of shelves ha that are shaped like shelves with no legs also keep the floor area clear of trip hazards.  Wall-mounted units are many different designs.  Some also support braces that fasten them to the wall.  Other chairs are reinforced with two legs that support more weight.

In general, standard wall mounted units support up to two hundred and fifty pounds.  Additional legs will help a seat support up to five hundred pounds.

Shower stall seating equipment can be manufactured from granite, marble, ceramic tile, or stainless steel.  Stainless steel is the most corrosion resistant metal due to its ten percent chromium content.

ADA shower seats are also made from Type 304 stainless steel, which contains 8 percent nickel, and 18 percent chromium.

In some designs a seat is made with a stainless steel frame and a phenolic core.  Phenolic is highly moisture resistant because it consists of compressed cellulose fibers and resin.  When laminated and machined, it is attractive to the eye and comfortable to sit on.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of commercial mailboxeslockersoutdoor furniturecommercial lavatories and bleachers delivered nationwide. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will be pleased to help find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Maryland, Pasadena, Texas, Amarillo, TX, Brownsville, Texas, Houston, Texas, Grand Prairie, TX, Pasadena, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas., San Antonio, Texas, Salisbury, N.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Boston, Massachusetts, Salt Lake City, Utah, Billings, Montana, Tulsa Oklahoma, and Los Angeles, California.

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Grab Bars

November 19th, 2010 by
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ADA compliant grab bars are installed in restrooms so people can hold and pull themselves up.  In most cases, these bars are installed in toilet stalls, bathtubs, and showers.

Theses grab bars are needed by elderly and disabled persons who require something hold on to something while standing.  Areas where this type of support may be needed include showers, hallways, and residential living quarters.

In order to meet code, each bar has to meet the highest level of Q/A established by the ADA and ABA accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities.  Years of research has gone into determining the measurements and placements for grab bars.

For example, researchers found that the best height for horizontal bars is 33 to 36 inches.  Also, a diameter of 1 ¼ inches to 1 ½ inches is best for grip.  For safety, all bars have to support 250 pounds of weight.

When used in toilet stalls, grab bars must also have a specific number of requirements.  They must measure at least 42 inches in length.  They must also be located no more than 12 inches from the back wall.

Along the back wall, the bar must measure a minimum of 36 inches and must extend 12 inches from one side of the toilet.  It should be 24 inches from the opposite side.  Should the rear wall be too small to allow this, ADA regulations allow the bar measure only 24 inches so long as it is centered on the toilet.

ADA regulations also require ADA bars to accommodate different types of shower stalls.  In standard stalls, bars must extend across the control wall and go at least 18 inches from the corner of the control wall and the rear wall.

In a roll-in shower with a seat, a bar must extend along the rear wall and the side wall opposite the seat, and there can be no bar at all above the seat.A roll-in shower without a seat, grab bars have to be installed on three walls.  Every bar has to run along the length of the wall and extend no more than 6 inches way from the adjacent wall corner.

For alternate roll-in showers, the bars must be installed on the rear wall and side wall farthest from the entrance. They must not be above the seat, and they must be no further than 6 inches away from the corner of the adjacent wall.

In bathtubs with permanent seats, two ADA compliant grab bars must be installed on the back wall.  The lower bar has to be 8-10 inches above the bathtub rim.  The upper bar must be 33-36 inches above the finished floor.  A third bar must be on the control end of the wall too, and it must measure a minimum of 24 inches.
When there are no permanent seats, the minimum bar length should be 24 inches.  An extra 12 inch bar must be placed on the head wall.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of commercial signagesteel metal lockerscommercial lavatoriesUSPS mailboxescommercial metal benches and commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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Commercial Washroom Accessories

November 18th, 2010 by
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Five Great Reasons to Buy All Your Commercial Washrooms Accessories from XPB Lockers

Reason Number 1: We will customize products meet precise architectural specifications and special needs.

 

Reason Number 2: You don’t have to get up from your desk to buy from us.

 

Reason Number 3: We deliver to your location or another location you specify.

 

Reason Number 4: We use humans to answer the phone, and we actually talk to our customers.

 

Reason Number 5: We special order products you may not see on the website, and we handle warranty replacements if you need us to.

 

XPB Lockers has commercial washroom accessories including, but not limited to, baby changing stations, toilet seat cover dispensers, paper towel dispensers, electrical hand driers, and tissue dispensers.  We also have some specialized ADA compliant products as well.

Commercial restroom vending machines are important products that everyone should invest in.

Vending machines offer a convenient and quick source of feminine products for women and condoms for men.   Places like hotels and rest areas use them to serve clients and guests who don’t have time to go buy these products elsewhere.

Another very important commercial washroom accessory we offer is grab bars.

Grab bars help ensure the safety of the elderly, the disabled, or people with limited mobility.  They let people hold on to supportive handrails while taking a shower.  People in wheelchairs can also use them to raise and lower themselves into and out of a bath.

Shower seats are highly valuable commercial washroom accessories that help e physically challenged persons in the shower and the bathtub.

People can bathe and shower on a shower seat and not have to worry about falling.  Someone without a disability can sit on the seat just to be more relaxed and comfortable.  Many shower seats are built for general use (like kids playing with toys in the tub, or for women shaving their legs.  Others are made in strict compliance with ADA codes for handicapped persons.

Don’t neglect the need for basic sanitation.  Commercial waste receptacles are very important and should be purchased based upon specific need.

There are different designs with special features like space-saving recessed mounting and lids that cover over refuse when it is discarded.

Mirrors are another essential commercial washroom accessory you can’t afford to do without.

Commercial bathroom mirrors are not all made of glass.  Many are made of pure stainless steel for the so they will be super vandal resistance.  Others are manufactured from tempered glass four times stronger than regular glass.   Many are warranted for 15 years against rust, corrosion, and silver spoilage.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockerscommercial lavatoriesUSPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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Emergency Eye Wash Fountains

November 9th, 2010 by
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Eye wash stations are essential to getting hazardous debris and chemicals out of people’s eyes when things go terribly wrong.  These emergency fixtures will immediately deliver a stream of water to the eyeball to get the dangerous substance safely out of the eye socket.

No matter what their design, every eye wash station has to strictly comply with a number of safety codes, including ANSI z358.1-2004 and OSHA codes.

Workers also have to be able to easily find them even when they have some hazardous material in their eyes.  Because of this, fixtures have to be tested and tagged like fire extinguishers so everyone can find them quickly.

All sorts of companies and organizations use eye wash stations.  Factories use them to protect workers from dust in the air and chemicals that can get splashed in the eye.   Chemical plants use them to wash out fluids and also strong fumes that can also burn eyes.   Labs will use them to sanitize eyes that have been exposed to experimental materials.

Also, you will see hospitals using eyewash fountains to clean out eyes from fluids or hazardous chemicals that are related to patient care.  Dentists often use them too because tooth debris can pose a hazard to eyes.

You can choose from a wide range of designs.  Some of these designs are as follows:

Wall Mount

Wall mounted stations look like sinks and spray the water stream up.  They are activated by easy-to-reach side handles.

Pedestal

Pedestal mounted stations are great for small spaces.

Cabinet Mount

This type of eye wash station sits in a recessed cabinet wall cabinet that conserves space in tight quarters.

Swing Down

The swing down is a special type of cabinet mount design where the spray mounts stand vertically upright inside the cabinet and are activated when you pull them down.

Drench Showers

You stand under these units like showers.  They are ideal for places where you cannot place a wall or cabinet mounted unit.

Lab Eye Wash Stations

Many lab stations are actually mounted directly to standard and gooseneck faucets.  The unit diverts the faucet to the station heads when the unit is activated.

Portable Eyewashes

These are great for workers on the move.

Wall mount stations are also made in barrier free designs.  Barrier free means that the unit has been engineered with ADA compliant features, which include a minimum of 30 PSI water pressure.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockerscommercial lavatories, USPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroomequipment installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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Dugout Benches

November 4th, 2010 by
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1) What is known as the “classic” Dugout Bench design?

The “classic” Dugout Bench is a two tier bench that is designed to allow the players to sit on the upper tier to get a better view of the game.

2)  If theft deterrence is a primary consideration, which mounting method is best for Dugout Benches?

The in-ground mount offers the best deterrence to theft for Dugout Benches because the leg extensions are set in large blocks of heavy concrete which are located underground.

3) What are the most popular materials used to construct Dugout Benches?

Most Dugout Benches built today are constructed of wood, aluminum, or steel that is covered with a protective thermoplastic coating.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockerscommercial lavatories, USPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroomequipment installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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Commercial Faucets

November 1st, 2010 by
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Commercial Faucets

Commercial faucets save you money with high technology and make your restrooms look great with a wide range of design styles.   Spouts are vandal resistant, which minimizes the need for unexpected replacements.  This is because automatic flow controls and shutoffs prevent you from accidentally leaving the faucet on, or someone deliberately doing it as a prank.

Air Metering Faucets

Air metering commercial faucets turn on when you touch them.  They give you a 10 second flow of water that automatically shuts off.  You need less than 5 pounds of pressure in most cases, so kids and disabled persons and children can easily use these spouts.

These units are highly sanitary and vandal resistant because a person does not need to touch the faucet to turn it off, nor can vandals cannot leave the faucet on as a prank.

We can customize your faucet with a thermostatic mixing valve that will mix hot and cold water together to a desired, preset water temperature of your choice.  We recommend that it be no higher than 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

These water faucets are constructed from solid cast brass body and then chrome plated to make them highly corrosion resistant.

Aerada Automatic Faucets

These commercial faucets are made with a minimal number of moving parts and are time-tested and extremely reliable. Some are manual; others are electronic.

They are perfect for heavy-duty industrial environments. Being built with brass, chrome, and stainless steel, anti-rotational trimplates, and stainless steel supply hoses, they hold up to years of stress in tough environments.  They also limit their own water flow to 0.5 gallons per minute.

The best models operate with an infrared sensor that detects your hands and turns on the water stream.  They are ADA compliant because the sensor is omni-directional.  The sensor field surrounds the entire spout, but it is does not extend past the edge of the sink bowl.  Only your hands will activate it, not reflective surfaces like mirrors, soap scum, or something dropped in the sink.

Aerada High Arc Automatic Faucet

The Aerada High Arc Automatic Commercial Faucet is the latest and greatest in Aerada technology. It is engineered with many sophisticated electronic and mechanical features that make it perfects ideal for retail, industrial, educational, and health care locations.

They are also highly attractive and will blend with any interior bathroom design.  Mechanical and electronic features are completely concealed within the housing.  This streamlined appearance is both more aesthetically pleasing, and it is highly vandal resistant because controls are inaccessible to anyone who may be up to no good.

High arc commercial faucets are low maintenance, thanks to flexible stainless steel hoses that are corrosion resistant, and also thanks to anti-rotational trimplates.  Infrared sensors activate only with hand motion and control water flow at 0.5 gallons per minute.  Should the unit need service, all electronic components are above board and easily accessed by maintenance staff.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockerscommercial lavatories, USPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroomequipment installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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