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Old 05-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Cold Water Pot Filler

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I am on installing a cold water pot filler over my range - here are my first two questions:

How high above the range (or countertop) does the faucet (where the water comes out) need to be?

How high above the range (or countertop) does the pipe from the wall need to be?

I have no rough-in for it and my basement is unfinished, so I am starting from scratch. Here are my steps so far.

1. Cut out a long piece of drywall behind the stove (from the floor to the height needed, see questions).
2. remove any insulation, and drill a hole big enough for a copper pipe through the subfloor to the basement
3. Split the existing cold water line (it current goes into the kitchen faucet) from the basement and connect various pipes.
4. make sure that the pipe lines up with the hole in the subfloor and reaches the right height.

5. what am i missing?

i can solder, but i could also use the sharkbite stuff, which requires no soldering.




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Old 05-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Soldering > sharkbites

Sharkbites are nice for temp or repair situations where the piping is near end of life, but for permanent installations i would never use one.

As far as elevation, it needs to be somewhere between the stove top and the range hood. I don't think there is a standard for this. How large of a pot do you want to fill? What type of handle is on it ; will your hand be bumping the range hood if you put it TOO high? If it's TOO high, will you end up getting a lot of splashing if you want to use it for your smaller pots?

These are all considerations to make when you're thinking about the elevation.

Do some measuring to see how exactly it hooks up. Most likely with a brass nipple which come in 1/2" increments. If your fitting is too deep or too shallow, the flange may not be flush, but you still need enough depth to allow for solid backing in the wall behind the fitting.

Hope this helps.


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Old 05-21-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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Hi Alan

Thank you.

Soldering > Sharkbite, damn, i wish i new, i just bought two of these for my kitchen faucets. The guy at home depot, said these work perfectly fine and no need for soldering.

should I swap them out? And solder in a permanent solution.

For my cold water pot filler, i will solder.

I guess the elevation is dependent. I know we dont have any extra large pots. Maybe just large.

i dont think i will put it too high then. just to avoid the splash factor.
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