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Guardian GBF2173 Recessed Safety Station with Drain Pan, Surface Mounted

Item #: GBF2173

Normal Availability: 5-8 business days

Product Description

The Guardian Equipment GBF2173 safety station mounts to the surface of walls that can not be or are difficult to penetrate, has an exposed stainless steel shower head, and features a  recess-style emergency eye and face wash which is activated by pulling it forward from the wall. The GBF2170 is similar but is designed to be recessed into walls for mounting

This unit features a "daylight drain" that empties from the front of the unit instead of draining into the building waste lines.  This is useful when connecting to the existing waste line would be expensive or difficult, reducing your installation costs.

Features Options

Application: Barrier-free eye/face wash and shower safety station for surface mounting. Unit is ideal for use on concrete masonry unit (CMU) and other walls that cannot be penetrated. Unit has exposed shower head and swing-down eye/face wash with drain pan. Stainless steel cover provides attractive appearance and protects unit when not in use. When activated, cover serves as pan to collect waste water and return it into unit for drainage. Rather than connecting to building drainage system, unit has 1-1/2" OD drain connection on front of unit for waste water. Front drain eliminates need for connection to drainage system while facilitating regular testing of unit.

ADA Compliance: When installed at recommended mounting heights, unit complies with ADA requirements for accessibility by handicapped persons.

Shower Head: 10” diameter stainless steel with 20 GPM flow control.

Shower Valve: 1" IPS brass stay-open ball valve with stainless steel “panic bar” actuator.

Cover/Drain Pan: 16 gauge stainless steel combination cover and drain pan. Grasping “panic bar” handle and opening cover pulls spray head assembly down from vertical to horizontal position, activating water flow. While unit is in operation, waste water is collected in drain pan and returned into cabinet for drainage. Unit remains in operation until cover is returned to closed position.

Eye/Face Wash Spray Head Assembly: Two FS-Plus™ spray heads mounted on supply arms. Each spray head has individually adjustable flow control and filter to remove impurities from water.

Eye/Face Wash Valve: 1/2" IPS brass rotating plug-type valve. Furnished with Teflon® coated O-ring seals and in-line strainer to protect valve from debris and foreign matter.

Mounting: 16 gauge stainless steel cabinet for surface mounting on the wall.

Pipe & Fittings: Exposed pipe and fittings are brushed stainless steel.

Supply: 1" NPT female inlet.

Waste: 1-1/2" O.D. tailpiece on front of unit with hinged stainless steel cover.

Sign: Furnished with ANSI-compliant identification sign, item # 250-009G.

Quality Assurance: Unit is completely assembled and water tested prior to shipment.

Note: ANSI Z358.1-2014 provides that shower heads be installed no more than 96" above the finished floor.

AP250-064 Test Kit includes a removable fitting with elbow and drain tube that installs in the daylight drain for testing the unit.

AP250-065 Modesty curtain.

AP280-230 Electric light and alarm horn.

AP250-018SS Brushed stainless steel support brace for wall mounted showers. Brace mounts above or below shower.

PCC Polished chrome plated brass shower supply nipple.

Application Note

An optional G6040 thermostatic mixing valve (tempering unit) which precisely blends hot and cold water to deliver warm (tepid) water as provided by ANSI Z358.1-2014 may be required under your state or local plumbing codes.


Documentation available:  GBF2173 specification sheet w/ measured drawings, installation, operation and maintenance guide, and written specifications (Word format).

Common replacement parts470-0024R replacement FS-Plus™ foam filters (6/pkg), 470-0025R replacement FS-Plus™ flow controls (6/pkg), and AP470-0021 replacement FS-Plus™ spray head.

All Guardian items are manufactured in the USA. This item ships on a pallet which is generally 48" x 40" x 22" (122 x 102 x 56 cm) with an overall weight of ~ 105 lb (48 kg). The freight class is 85.

Warranty Information

2-year limited manufacturer warranty.

Other Details

Manufactured in: USA

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