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Old 02-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #31
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Living in California can be very funny sometimes! These stickers are posted in airports, public garages, restaurants, gas stations, childrens toys, and just about everything else.


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Old 02-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #32
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I have three spare Krome Dispense 100% stainless faucets that I never took out of the box (I bought three Perlick 525ss instead), anyway the funny thing is I was just looking at the boxes yesterday and they also have the california warning on them.......even stainless??? Maybe california just labels every metal product like that.


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Old 02-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #33
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I have three spare Krome Dispense 100% stainless faucets that I never took out of the box (I bought three Perlick 525ss instead), anyway the funny thing is I was just looking at the boxes yesterday and they also have the california warning on them.......even stainless??? Maybe california just labels every metal product like that.
I think the manufacturer is differentiating their product from what could be further down the line. Older copper used lead solder, etc...
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #34
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Stainless steel is that other evil alloy. Chock-full of toxic nickel and chromium.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:00 AM   #35
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This thread might be a couple months old, but my stainless perlick faucet was just delivered with this lable. It was one of the creamer faucets. The regular stainless faucet didn't have the warning so maybe lead is the secret to a creamy head? I'll see if perlick can tell me where they put all the lead in their stainless faucets.
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Perlick confirmed the label is for lead content of brass used, and it was a mistake for a stainless faucet to be packaged with the warning.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #37
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Lead is some BAD stuff, to be sure, but it is most dangerous to children. Presumeably children won't be ingesting your beer.

The most common and dangerous source for lead is garden hoses.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #38
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It's because of Proposition 65 which requires everything that may contain toxic substances to be labeled as such. It's more to just let people know it might be possible. They are everywhere in CA.
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Virtually all espresso machines that might be sold in California carry those same labels, for example.
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I seem to remember something about the amount of lead in a brass pipe fitting not being enough to be a problem if you ate the whole fitting at once. the reality is a tiny amount of lead will be leached from the inside surface. The acidity of beer will increase the leaching but it is still a miniscule amount. There are many other things to worry about in your water that will kill you far faster than a brass fitting.


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