I have been a plumber most of my life, I started right after i got out of the service in 1965.My father in law Ernie Farthing taught me the trade. I have carried a journeyman license in Florida and Wisconsin and still carry a master license in New Hampshire. The name of my patent is in honor of my father in law who not only taught me, but several family members including our oldest son David.
Ernie was like a second father to me, so i only found it fitting to name this product after him. Ernie's water saving urinal pad is the answer to saving water.I have researched and tested it for the past eleven years and it REALLY WORKS! Try it and you will save water and money. This will save you the cost of a water less urinal installation. I have been working on this water less urinal pad sense 1998. I really got serious about this invention in the year of 2000, after I went to the Boston Trade Show and saw the water less urinals. I have been a plumber for 45 years and i just could not see how the principle of a grease trap would work on the water less urinal. I had not seen a grease trap that was not greasy or smelly.
I started testing my product in jars that contained urine and different types of chemicals in 2001. In all of my testing, i also put different types of fittings.Listed below are the things I had put in the jars with urine.
2001-3/4' black nipple-no uric corrosion l 2002-3/4' copper 90 degree elbow-no corrosion l 2003-2" no hub rubber coupling-no corrosion l 2005-1 1/4" galvanized nipple-no corrosion l 2006- 3/4"n.p.t to hose adapter, brass nut,p.v.c nut, brass-no corrosion l 2007- 1 1/4" check value,3/4 n.p.t to 3/4" compression and ferrule-no corrosion l 2008-2 1/2 escutcheon and p.v.c union complete-no corrosion l 2008-p.v.c adapter and 1/2" copper tee-no corrosion