PF Waterworks PermaFlow
Sink clogged again? Just turn the knob on the outside of the PermaFlow, and a flexible rubber paddle inside rotates through the trap to push the wad downstream. PermaFlow also helps keep glop from gathering in the first place, with a subtle angle in the incoming pipe that generates turbulence to carry it away. If something does get stuck, turning the paddle to nine o'clock creates a bypass through the top of the circle. Six gaskets protect the seal where the knob enters the trap—a redundancy that kept it watertight in tests for up to 31,000 rotations. From $40; pfwaterworks.net
This is an amazing design
This product will allow you to see all of the nasty buildup in your sink on display. It also seems as though it would push clogs further down the line causing a more expensive problem. The other issue I see is that it is not exactly "easy" to use a fishing hook to retrieve lost lost products. You can buy a Safe-T-Trap, which is a much better product as you can easily see at less that 1/10 the cost. www.safe-t-trap.com The website is in redesign, but you will be able to buy the safe-T-Trap in mid December. Check the .MOV files that I had emailed to me http://www.3dagent.com/safettrap/update I purchased a container to sell in my stores after evaluating both products. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about the product.
It is obvious that the gentlemen who has commented above doesn't understand the functioning of PermaFLOW and is trying to promote an alternate product - nothing wrong with it - but we feel it is impirtant to ensure that the facts are stated correctly and therefore are taking the liberty to address the issues raised above.
PermaFLOW™ prevents clogs and eliminates the need for chemical drain openers. The drain buildup can be easily removed before it develops into a clog. PermaFLOW is ‘Green by Design’ and is engineered to increase turbulence to propel debris and minimize potential build-up. PermaFLOW has an in-line drain cleaner that operates using an easy to rotate external dial. The dial turns an internal wiper to remove any build-up and provides an emergency bypass for continuous flow through the upper chamber and better yet, helps retrieve accidentally dropped jewelry.
Since PermaFLOW doesn't allow the build-up to occur in the first place - and the debris that is propelled out using the wiper is not going in the form of lumps of clog - that is why PermaFLOW actually redcues the chances of getting a clog down the line too.
Unlike the common P-trap, PermaFLOW prevents clog build-up and eliminates the need for secondary maintenance products and processes such as frustrating drain disassembly, plunging, dangerous drain cleaners and snaking. This eliminates the related costs and personal safety concerns from storing and using chemical cleaners as well as the hazards of exposure to sewer gases.
Since hazardous drain-clearing chemicals are no longer required, the quality of gray water is not compromised and is available for alternative use in efforts to recycle water. In geographic areas where the focus on conserving water resources has increased the use of low flow rate faucets, PermaFLOW facilitates removal of stagnant debris in the trap area thereby reducing downtime.
PermaFLOW is extremely durable and is constructed using clear ABS and comes with a 10 years warranty. Its transparency allows for easy viewing, so potential problems can be easily diagnosed and quickly solved. PermaFLOW easily replaces new or existing traps and adapts to standard size drainage system in kitchen and bath sinks.
PermaFLOW has recently won the ‘Best of What’s New’ award from Popular Science and has also been awarded the Professional Builder’s ‘100 Best New Products’ for 2008. PermaFLOW™ is ‘GreenSpec’ listed has been selected for the PATH Concept Home Demonstration Project sponsored by US HUD and its PATH program with focus on production efficiency, sustainability, and flexibility in the home. PermaFLOW™ has also for the Optimum Performance Home® Showcase Project being built in California which integrates universal design with the best sustainable building practices while exerting minimal impact on the environment.
Our website www.pfwaterworks.com also has lots of good information.
PermaFLOW takes drain management to a whole new level with its
Work Smarter - Not Harder Technology
PermaFLOW has gone through extensive testing to ensure that it works as claimed and if anyone has any concerns, questions or needs additional information - please do contact us directly at email@example.com
What's worse than someone using this award to promote a competing product? Someone using this award to promote a a product they didn't even create!
The Safe-t-Trap is actually the No Clog Trap (http://www.noclogttrap.com/) which is about 30% less.
I found the later after searching Google for a clear sink trap after reading the PopSci awards on a plane flight this week.
I plan to buy the PermaFlow product for my houses (about 15 or so traps) -- I only hope I can get bulk pricing :)
Hey PermaFLow guys - from one inventor to another -- nice product and I wish you the best success.
On behalf of the company promoting and selling the Safe-T-trap, which is in fact a licensed redesigned version of the No Clog T-Trap and filter, I would like to make a formal apology. In no way do we agree with or condone the comments made, and we agree that doing something good for the planet is the bigger purpose. What is worse is that the website given out is private information, and should not have been posted. In any event, we wish you continued success and congratulate you on a very impressive design! I came across this blog after hearing that your product was in the magazine. I was horrrified to see the posting with our company represented on it. Once again, our deepest appologies for someone "helping" us promote our company the way we want to be known. Good luck, and great product!