Los Angeles, CA, August 07, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Champion-Arrowhead is proud to introduce the Arrow-Breaker™, the first product to offer a full solution to an age old problem: hose bibbs and hydrants with vacuum breakers. The Arrow-Breaker™ utilizes new, patented technology that integrates the function of a “thread-on” vacuum breaker into the hose bib and hydrant itself.
does the plumbing industry have to tolerate customer complaints of low flow, spitting or bulbous looking backflow preventer
will plumbers have to install wall hose bibs and wall hydrants only to come back again after texturing and painting to add vacuum breakers or to replace them because of clogs
will inspectors have to red tag a building because the backflow preventer are clogged with debris or missing
will inspectors have to worry that the backflow preventer will be removed shortly after they are installed.
will customers and contractors have to deal with low flow rates from their hoses and attachments
The Arrow-Breaker™ was voted best new product of 2007 by the Irrigation Association at its show in December
Homeowners will prefer the Arrow-Breaker™ because:
Three year warranty
Compact size, no “thread-on” vacuum breaker addition; better aesthetics
100% (double) more flow rate than units with “thread-on” vacuum breakers
Eliminates noise during operation because of increased flow
Made in USA – Exceptional quality, made from high quality red brass, not cheap Chinese yellow brass
Revolutionary design reduces water hammer
Three year warranty
Does not “spit” or splash like most “thread-on” vacuum breakers
Arrowhead Brass quality and reliability
Inspectors will prefer Arrow-Breaker™ because:
Plainly marked with large orange tag indicating approvals
Integral vacuum breaker design prevents removal after installation
Meets all applicable codes
No water hammer
IAPMO and ASSE 1011 & 1019 approved
Contractors will prefer Arrow-Breaker™ because:
Plumbing installations can be completed in one pass (no need to return to the job site) as the porting holes are covered when the Arrow Breaker™ is off so plaster, paint and stucco is not a problem
Costs less than buying a hose bib/hydrant and vacuum breaker separately
No call backs or failed inspections due to removal and complaints
No assembly needed
Quality construction made from high quality red brass – Made in USA
Manufactured by Champion-Arrowhead, a quality company with a reputation of innovative quality for over 70 years
Fewer customer complaints because it is made to work
Better flow rates with over 15 GPM at 50 psi
Champion-Arrowhead ships all Arrow-Breakers™ with a bright orange tag so that everyone [inspectors, plumbers and homeowners] know that there is an integrated vacuum breaker. It has to be cut off so that it stays with the product through inspection.
Arrow-Breaker™ hydrants, bibbs and sillcocks are manufactured in ½” and ¾” sizes with all the traditional connections including male & female IPS pipe thread, copper sweat, copper compression and PEX. Champion-Arrowhead has also added a SharkBite® connection in both ½” and ¾” sizes for Sillcock and Frost Free versions of their product. Arrow-Breaker™ is now available in all configurations at most distributors. If a distributor isn’t handling the product, the company will provide sourcing information at 323-221-9137, or you can buy it directly at www.arrowheadbrass.com.
Champion-Arrowhead continues its long tradition of producing technologically innovative products, made in the USA, at a lower price than most imports.