JAN 01, 2010 - NO LEAD COMPLIANCE Law In Effect!

March 18, 2009

California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953) was signed into law September 30th, 2006 by State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The intent was to reduce the amount of lead in specific plumbing fixtures from its current regulated amount of no more than 8%, to a new standard not to exceed 0.25%.

The bill takes effect January 1, 2010. Are You Prepared?

Capital in Sacramento, CA

Specific language in the bill states... "No person shall introduce into commerce, for use in California, any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting, or fixture intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking water or cooking that is not lead free. This includes kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, and any other end-use devices intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking or cooking."

After January 2010, all California schools, businesses and homes will have faucets that are effectively obsolete due to the new law’s strict requirements. While some will wait until their current faucets break down or new parts are needed, it makes the most sense to replace old faucets now. Waiting until January 2010 will all but guarantee longer wait times as the onslaught of orders and inquiries pour in. Replace your faucets easily and quickly right now with trusted lead-free compliant products from Haws, BrassCraft, CHG, Sloan Valve and Symmons.

Click here to read the entire bill  (enter session 2005-2006 bill AB 1953)
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News & Announcements


We are happy to announce that Kliman Sales is representing the Chicago Faucets line of manual and electronic commercial faucets in No. CA and No. NV.

Not all carriers are the same as you will come to find out.  Introducing Mifab's improved MC-10 Fixture Carrier and MC-41 Lavatory Carrier.  In response to plumbers' feedback, Mifab has made modifications to help the plumber in the field, and the specification team during building design.

Mifab's improved fixture carrier.  MC-10

Whirlpool Corporation has a made a design change to all of their 24" built-in and tall tub dishwashers.  The solenoid valve connection is moving from an FIP to a standard male garden hose thread connection.  The water line connection will remain 3/8" compression.  This change affects Whirlpool along with its other brands such as Maytag, Amana, Kitchen Aid, and Jenn Air.

Kliman Sales is pleased to host a Healthcare Luncheon, March 3rd and 4th in our Sacramento location.  Manufacturers featured will include, but not limited to, CHG's Saniguard, an inorganic antimicrobial coating, Haws emergency and decontamination equipment, Orion high purity water systems, Sloan bedpanwashers features Saniguard technology, and Willoughby patient care units.

Please contact a Kliman Sales Representative for further details.

Kliman Sales Sacramento  916.375.1784

Kliman Sales San Jose  408.275.1784

The Double‐Arrow is a frost‐proof wall hydrant with two integral yet
independently operating check valves assembled in tandem to provide
backflow protection. The first check valve has two check surfaces and
the second check valve has one, for a total of three check surfaces.
The hydrant drains as the handle is shut off. The hydrant meets new
lead‐free regulations.

MIFAB has taken the leadership role in providing superior siphonic solutions specifically engineered for the US construction industry.

MIFAB Siphonix® roof drains are a superior means of removing roof rainwater from buildings with low slope roofs, large or small.

MIFAB Siphonix


Mifab makes stainless steel trench an easy choice with their unique ability to customize their trench drains to fit the specification on any job.

To see more information, look at Mifab's Proformer Line.

Upgrade your nickel bronze drain tops to prevent dishing, corrosion and discoloration with cast 304 stainless steel grates and cleanout covers... for the same price as nickel bronze!

Marathon International Technical Support Department is implementing a program to record each technical concern that arises in the field.  The new program will allow for a Baxi Service case to be associated with each installation.  The Service Case will allow for the review of service call history and provide the ability to track site specific concerns.

In order to implement this program, there is certain information that will now be required when phoning technical support:

In our quest for continued education, Kliman Sales attended a two day intensive training at Marathon International, the North American distributor for Baxi wall hung boilers, located in Toronto Canada.

BrassCraft® has quick and cost effective solutions for Special Finish applications. These finishes include Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass and Polished Nickel, as well as White and Stainless Steel finishes.
No special orders are required! Products are in stock and ready to ship at BrassCraft's various distribution centers.
Please contact your local sales manager for more information.

Seattle Housing Authority has announced their affordable housing units, furnished with Baxi Luna combination heating and domenstic hot water boilers, are using 37% less fuel than houses in a similar Seattle housing redevelopment project using a different hydronic heating solution. An independent study shows the Housing Authority will enjoy continued fuel consumption and utility bill savings as utility rates increase. In addition, return on investment will continue to grow after deducting new conservation incentives offered by utility and government agencies.

Baxi now offers chemical water treatment products from Sentinel, designed to clean, protect, and prolong the life of residnetial hydronic heating solutions.                            

A leading European water treatment specialist, Sentinel cleaning and inhibitor concentrates eliminate the risk of premature wear of a boiler's heat exchanger, valves, pump and pipe work.  Sentinel products can also save radiators that are clogged wtih scale and black magnetite sludge, and allow a system to operate at optimum efficiency levels.

BAXI, known for high efficiency and eco-friendly products, announces that independent testing shows Baxi boilers are fully compliant with California's AB1953 no lead legislation. The law requires that surfaces in contact with potable water are not to exceed a lead content on 0.25% of the wetted surface.

You can now place orders for the first SKUs of AB1953 compliant product from BrassCraft. Orders will begin shipping 7/15/09. As of 8/01/09 BrassCraft will no longer ship out non-compliant product from the first round of SKUs converted.

Phase two of product SKUs will follow suit in August, followed by the final phase in September.

Go Green with MIFAB rooftop pipe support solutions. The patented C-Port System is a comprehensive line of rooftop support solutions made from 100% recycled tires! This system includes gas and refrigeration pipe supports, sleepers, and more.


BrassCraft, the leader in innovation, quality, and customer service with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the US, is proud to announce that we will launch a complete line of products that complies with the new legislation in California (AB1953) and Vermont (Act 193).  We have been working on a solution for this anticipated change since 2007.

An Explanation of the Legislation

Q: Will the entire CHG product line be compliant by 2010?

A: Yes, all CHG products, including Encore & TOP-LINE, designed to dispense water for human consumption will be compliant with the lead reduction legislation by January 2010.

Specifically, the Lead Reduction law in California states:

What is LEED®? As conservation and sustainability become more and more important to the construction and renovation industries, we at CHG keep getting questions about the leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. Since we share such a similar vision of the power of conservation, it’s important that you know the facts about LEED.

CHG Go Green

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.

Water Efficient Plumbing From Sloan Valve

Water is the most valuable natural resource in the world and the need for sustainable water strategies continues to emerge in building designs.

How do you achieve water savings, maintain performance expectations and reduce costs?

Today, there are new ways to improve water efficiency, hygiene AND lower plumbing maintenance costs. By providing a total package of restroom solutions to achieve your efficiency goals, Sloan Valve Company has met the challenge.

Kliman Sales was there in force! After overcoming set up on the hottest day of the year, everyone cooled off and turned their focus to the crowd. The turn out was good, much like last year. An evening full of new and old connections.

The ASPE Board meeting and preparation for the event started the evening. Guests began arriving at 5:00 to enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and mingling. Dinner was serve at 6:00. The traditional ASPE raffle took place as fun over desert before our attention turned to the presentation of the evening: a forum-style discussion of AB-1953, the lower-lead requirement for plumbing products delivering potable water going into effect January 1, 2010.

California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953) was signed into law September 30th, 2006 by State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The intent was to reduce the amount of lead in specific plumbing fixtures from its current regulated amount of no more than 8%, to a new standard not to exceed 0.25%.

The bill takes effect January 1, 2010. Are You Prepared?

Capital in Sacramento, CA