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Old 08-22-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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I have a customer that wants a pot filler above her stove---

I have installed these in restaurant kitchens--those were hot and cold---

Are the residential ones only cold water?
A Google search showed only single feed faucets.---Mike-----

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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While it's possible to buy wall mounted hot and cold faucets it would look clunky in my option.
Why not just plumb it for just hot water?
Never did really understand the need for one in a residential setting.
You still have to lift a pot of boiling hot water to drain the pot.
Seems like one of those things that looks cool and sounds like a good idea at the time.
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Yes pot fillers should be installed with a cold water supply only.. Most ho have hot water tanks and these tanks build up sediment and dip tubes are rarely changed allowing accumulation, if its piped into the hot line these particles can make their way into the pot hence the reason not too pipe a pot filler on the hot side..
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Yes pot fillers should be installed with a cold water supply only..
They're made with mixing faucet base and they're made without any faucet at all (remote located faucet)... but I've never seen or used or sold anything but a single cold supply.

http://www.tsbrass.com/products/b-05...filling-faucet

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they do make the dual handle ones, but I prefer the single handle ones.
I'd think it would be rare that you NEED to have hot water on hand to initiate cooking some item on the stove. Plus, without researching it, I'd think hot water might be inherently not as safe as starting with cold. I.E. hot water leaching things from piping and solder, water heater tank may have rust or sediment in it, etc.

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The one's i recently saw in a "parade of homes" tour, were just one single faucet. Cold water feed.
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they do make the dual handle ones, but I prefer the single handle ones.
I'd think it would be rare that you NEED to have hot water on hand to initiate cooking some item on the stove. Plus, without researching it, I'd think hot water might be inherently not as safe as starting with cold. I.E. hot water leaching things from piping and solder, water heater tank may have rust or sediment in it, etc.


Copper and solder do not leach into hot water and all these componets are approved to bring potable water to a home if it was prone to such it would not be approved for potable use..The reason i posted is why to not use hot water to fill a pot water heater and thats wh tank debris....
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Copper and solder do not leach into hot water and all these componets are approved to bring potable water to a home if it was prone to such it would not be approved for potable use..The reason i posted is why to not use hot water to fill a pot water heater and thats wh tank debris....
I figured someone would reply and I'd then do some research

quote "The principal source of copper in drinking water
results from the leaching of copper from pipes and bath fixtures due to acidic water."

from

Actually seems coppper might be beneficial.

and this .. right from EPA.gov ( I would guess this mostly applies to older homes )

quote" Flush your pipes before drinking, and only use cold water for cooking and drinking. "

http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/lead1.cfm

I guess for me, my initial instinct to use initially cold water would be best for me. of course, your own mileage would vary. I'm sure if I looked hard enough, I could find a study showing hot water is perfectly fine to cook with. And with my newer home, its probably not much of a concern at all, if any.
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Good research and i do agree with using cold water for cooking and drinking but if we took the epa's word at face value than exhaling would be a fineable offence for producing too much emissions...only reports ive seen on leaching were from pex and it being exposed to uv,petroleum based products etc...
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I set it up for a double handle hot/cold restaurant tap with 8" centers.

The homeowner has arthritis in her wrists----(and it does have a certain COOL factor)

I'm with you on the cold only---without a drain--you can't run the water long enough to get hot water before a pot is filled--

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