Speed Connect Drain by American Standard
Recently we had the pleasure of installing an American Standard lavatory faucet equipped with the all new Speed Connect Drain. Anyone that’s installed a faucet before knows that the drain assembly was the hardest part of the job. You needed to get the drain stopper linkage set up just right and you needed to be sure the drain assembly didn’t leak. The challenges of installing a sink drain are almost non-existent with the all new Speed Connect Drain from American Standard.
Old Drains Vs Speed Connect Drains
Traditional old style sink drains typically contain over 14 pieces and they require the use of plumbers putty to seal properly. The new Speed Connect Drain only has 4 pieces and requires no plumbers putty or special tools for installation.
In the following photos you can see the difference between an old style drain and the new Speed Connect drain. The difference is really big and we are very impressed with the innovation that’s taken place!
Old Style Drain
Speed Connect Drain
The following video shows you how easy the Speed Connect Drain is to install.
Speed Connect Drain Review
Anytime we hear about a new product that’s supposed to simplify and speed up the installation we worry that there’s going to be a compromise in performance. So when American Standard asked us to install a new bathroom fuacet that includes the new Speed Connect Drain we were anxious to see how well it performed.
Speed Of Installation
Typically it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to install a traditional old sytle sink drain. The time involved includes setting up the linkage that operates the drain stopper and installing plumbers putty to seal the drain to the sink.
With just a 1/3 of the number of parts, we were able to install the new Speed Connect Drain in just a few minutes. The installation was very simple and didn’t require any special tools. The installation instructions were very clear and helpful. We were very impressed with how much easier this type of drain is to install when you don’t have to deal with plumbers putty.
The new Speed Connect Drain worked perfectly the first time we used it. The foam gasket between the drain body and the flange works very well and is the reason the drain can be installed without plumbers putty. We tested the drain for leaks and found none on the very first try! Also, the drain stopper worked perfectly with no need for any adjustments like a traditional drain would require.
We were very impressed with the new Speed Connect Drain from American Standard. American Standard has created a new drain assembly that is easily installed by folks with just basic DIY experience. Using the Speed Connect Drain makes the task of installing a new faucet easy and fast. We highly recommend the Speed Connect Drains for anyone wanting to install their own new faucet.