SQ-8-2180 Animal Fur Interceptor Product Alert

by JRSBlogWriterSeptember 20, 2011

A major pet store with grooming facilities was experiencing repeated stoppages because of the animal fur clogging the sewer lines. This unit was developed and designed to accommodate the flow along with the anticipated quantity of fur. A removable sediment bucket constructed of stainless steel framing and mesh was supplied meeting the requirement of a durable and non-corrodible material. In addition, a removable secondary screen constructed of a finer mesh than the bucket was located between the bucket and outlet. Its function was to catch the smaller and finer fur that passes through the bucket. The secondary screen is easily removed for cleaning purposes. The unit was designed with the outlet lower than the inlet allowing the liquid to fall into and flow through the bucket. Four sizes are available depending on the flow rate. This unit is also suitable for other applications including veterinary clinics, kennels, and where ever animal fur may present a problem. See the accompanying submittal. Do not confuse this with human hair as there is another interceptor designed for that application (SQ-8-4192).


King Minos of Crete had the first flushing water closet recorded in history over 2800 years ago. The ancient Romans had a system of sewers. They built simple outhouses or latrines over the running waters of the sewers that discharged into the river. Chamber pots were used during the middle ages. The contents were tossed out the window. Be aware of which window you are peeping in! In 1596, a flush toilet was invented and built for Queen Elizabeth I by her Godson, Sir John Harrington. The first patent for the flushing toilet was issued to Alexander Cummings in 1775. During the 1800s, people realized that poor sanitary conditions caused diseases and having toilet and sewer systems that could control human waste became a priority to lawmakers, medical personnel and the public. In 1829, the Tremont Hotel in Boston became the first hotel in the USA to have indoor plumbing and had eight toilets built by Isaiah Rogers.

Beginning in 1910, toilet designs started changing away from the elevated water tank into the modern tank with a close coupled tank and bowl. By placing the tank (or cistern) high up on the wall above the lavatory provided a good pressure or head of water, delivered by means of a syphon. This provided a very effective flush. The first packaged toilet paper was the 1857 invention of American Joseph Gayetty and titled Gayetty’s Medicated Paper. In 1880, the British Perforated Paper Company created a paper product to be used for wiping after using the toilet that came in boxes of small pre-cut squares. In 1879, the Scott Paper Company began selling the first toilet paper on a roll but toilet paper in roll form did not become common until 1907. Corn cob please! In 1942, the first two ply toilet paper was introduced.

Download the original newsletter and attachments here: Vol. 1, Issue 10: SQ-8-2180 Animal Fur Interceptor Product Alert