High quality DR brass hydroseals are standard all CB Rapid Action tapware.
Hydroseals are now also standard on all of our full turn tapware.
(Please note that hydroseals are not used in flick mixers).
|Spare Parts For Ranges||Bellevue, Contemporary, Anti Vandal & Reclaimed Water, Celestial, Celestial Lever, Torrens Capstan, Torrens Lever, Torrens Flared Lever, Heritage, Roulette, Roulette Lever, Olde Adelaide, CB Ideal Seaview Series, Laboratory|
|Finish Code | Metal Finish||RB | Raw Brass|
|Quantity Unit of Measure||Each|
General checklist for specifying our products:
1) Model (SKU) Number
2) Metal Finish Code
3) Please also mention any selected options or additions (for example coloured inserts) from the product page.
Other things worth considering:
We can assist architects and specifiers to select suitable standard products or create tailored tapware and accessories to suit industrial, commercial, government and residential developments.
We have experience working with developers across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and as we control our own manufacturing capability in Australia we are able to more easily customise solutions to suit your requirement.
Special considerations can be made for (but not limited to):
- water quality and hardness for a particular site.
- required finishes and trims to suit the design.
- special coloured or patterned inserts for levered tapware.
- modified or innovative shapes of water pipes.
- customised tap handles.
- adjusted spacing and sizing to suit space limitations.
- customised flair, bathroom or kitchen accessories.
There are several ways we can work with you. This can be through our distributor network, over email, via Skype or phone or in person at our head office & factory, so please contact us to discuss your requirement and we'll be happy to help!
Rapid Action® (in Summary)
Rapid Action performs the same turning action as ceramic disc but the maintenance is cheaper and easier.
Rapid Action tapware:
- opens and closes in quarter to half a turn.
- is standard with all Roulette Lever (excluding Roulette Lever Single Lever Mixers), Torrens Ranges, Celestial Lever, and CB Ideal Seaview Series tapware.
- is available with all other ranges on request (excluding Roulette Lever Single Lever Mixers & the DB Mixer Series) .
- is suitable for low-pressure hot water supply, tank or bore with pressure pump.
Why did we develop it?
For ease of maintenance.
It uses a hydroseal valve and standard BS110 o-rings. A handyman or handywoman can change a hydroseal valve in the same manner as a normal jumper valve, and it is available from hardware shops. Packets of BS110 o-rings are also available here. The ceramic disc system needs a plumber and the appropriate kit for the model tap.
Rapid Action® (in Detail)
|Standard CB Spindle||CB Rapid Action Spindle|
|Question:||What is Rapid Action?|
|Answer:||This term describes the mechanism which enables the tap to be fully opened or closed in less than half a turn.
In conventional tapware the handle (A) turns the spindle (B) 3 to 4 full rotations up or down the thread inside the bonnet (C) and this raises or lowers the valve (D) which either lets water through the seat of the tap or shuts it off.
In ceramic disc tapware the valve is replaced by ceramic discs which slide over each other (think of the twist-caps on salt and spice dispensers).
When the tap is closed the ceramic discs completely cover the tap seat; when the tap is opened the discs slide to cover each other and so leave an opening which allows water to flow.
In ‘Rapid Action’ tapware the handle (A1) turns the spindle (B1) up or down the specialized and very accurately machined thread inside the bonnet (C1), which enables the spindle to rise to the full open position in less than half a turn of the handle. The valve (D1), which therefore either completely opens or closes the tap seat, is of a specialized type, and very accurately manufactured, which provides a perfect seal when the tap handle is closed (without the need for extra-hard turning of the handle which often happens with conventional tapware).
‘Rapid Action’ tapware demonstrates high quality and accuracy of manufacture, and the design also allows for ease of maintenance.
The Hydroseal valves (available at all good hardware stores) can be changed as easily and quickly as in a conventional tap. Packets of BS110 o-rings are also available here.
Because there are a number of different ceramic disc systems on the market (all imported) it can be quite difficult to find and then fit the exact replacement part when the need arises.
|Question:||Do ‘Rapid Action’ taps turn on and off the same way as ordinary taps?|
If they look like ordinary taps, they turn like ordinary taps too – both hot and cold turn on anticlockwise and off clockwise.
With lever tapware (Celestial Lever, Torrens Lever, Torrens Flared Lever and Roulette Lever) the hot tap turns in the opposite direction to the cold.
Reference diagrams of which way the lever tapware will turn can be found here: Rapid Action Turning Directions
|Question:||Does ‘Rapid Action’ Tapware turn through a quarter turn or a half turn?|
|Answer:||More than a quarter turn (because a quarter turn gives no graduation – the water is either off or on) and less than a half turn (because this would make the longer levers very uncomfortable to use).|
|Question:||Is ‘Rapid Action’ Tapware suitable if there is low-pressure hot water supply, or if the supply is from a tank or bore by means of a pressure pump?|
Yes, because the design allows the full flow that is possible through the seat of the tap when the tap is fully open. Ceramic discs restrict the flow somewhat, even when the tap handle is in the fully open position. When the hot water supply is low pressure and the cold water is at high pressure, it may be more difficult to achieve a comfortable mixture because there is not enough graduation in less than half a turn to control the high pressure cold water – in such a situation a conventional CB standard action tap would probably be more successful.
A note about Rapid Action® for the Heritage® collection
When upgrading Bib / Pillar Spindles on Heritage from Standard Action to Rapid Action, the look will change from the standard Heritage® bell shape bonnet to then use the sheath cover from the Roulette® Series.
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As of the 12th of March 2015, we, CB Ideal Tapware Pty Ltd have upgraded our standard warranty from 12 months to 5 years per the terms outlined below. This warranty statement superceeds that shown in the 2014 Price Book and a copy is included with applicable products sold after this date.
We (the above-named Company) accept responsibility for any fault due to our own materials or workmanship except for subjective variations or random unavoidable blemishes of a minor non-functional nature. This acceptance of responsibility is for five years from date of installation, proof of which may be required. The product (concealed or exposed) will be repaired or replaced at no cost, provided that in-wall fittings are fully tested and have also been manufactured by the Company.
This warranty does not cover misuse of the product or damage incurred during installation. Our products are made to Australian Standards and are designed to be used to a maximum temperature of 65 degrees celsius and to a maximum pressure of 500Kp. The warranty is voided if the product is used above these limits. To make a claim the consumer should return to the seller of the product for advice, and to establish proof of purchase. The seller will then contact us, and our representative will contact the consumer to arrange whatever after-sales service is required. The consumer’s cost for making a warranty claim (e.g. freight) is discussed at the same time.
For after-sales service the consumer may also contact us direct at:-
CB Ideal Tapware Pty Ltd.
1a Deloraine Road, Edwardstown S.A. 5039
Ph: 08 8276 6766 Fax: 08 8276 6623 Email: email@example.com
This warranty is in addition to other rights and remedies under law:
“Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and this failure does not amount to a major failure.”
Installation and Maintenance – effect on warranty
The company provides installation instructions for certain products as a guide to the qualified tradesman/installer, but accepts no liability whatsoever for faulty installation.
The Company provides care instructions for various finishes; however because the actions of the user are outside the Company’s control it accepts no liability for deterioration of finishes outside the warranty period.
Please consider the following factors before the warranty is invoked.
|•||Any work on the water pipes can cause grit or shavings to be inside the pipes. Usually pipes are flushed to remove debris, but if any remains it may lodge in the aerator or underneath the tap valve.|
|•||The aerator case has a fine thread. If the aerator has to be removed then great care should be taken to ensure that the thread is not crossed when the case is replaced.|
|•||Lever taps are set correctly in our factory, but may need to be reset if altered during installation. The leaflet included with each lever set explains this very simple operation which is really part of the installation process.|