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Old 02-20-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Complete kitchen remodel, anyone aver added a pot filler?
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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Whipple has but added a drain; which I think is key to the install.
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Yes, when I build my house in Napa I added a Grohe one...I think my wife used it to fill the pasta pot once in a while just when people were watching to show them how it worked.

I can find a better place to spend $600.00
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Doing one now, Griz. Kitchen addition, had to make damn sure it was placed perfectly , to meet a point in the back splash accent later. First time I've done one, old man's done a few. Your wife want one in the new kitchen?
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This one is a Delta.
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Whipple has but added a drain; which I think is key to the install.
http://www.contractortalk.com/f74/us...n-niche-92097/
Nice idea, can't make it work...
No room for drain pipe & in the counter tops it would be tough.

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Doing one now, Griz. Kitchen addition, had to make damn sure it was placed perfectly , to meet a point in the back splash accent later. First time I've done one, old man's done a few. Your wife want one in the new kitchen?
Ya, in the new kitchen....God knows where she saw it...

Came home and asked can I have a pipe on the stove to fill pots?

What the he!! am I gonna say.....

Chris, I know what you're talking about...

My wife is a SERIOUS cook...

Currently looking at Delta or Moen....
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Go for the pot filler. Especially if your wife is a big cook. I think the Delta ones are around $300 or $400.
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Yes Griz, been on several kitchen remodels where they have been installed. (Only there as the sparky though) I've never had one put in on one of my jobs, but they are pretty cool.

It's becoming a little more popular here, but definitely not a "must have" item in my experience.
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I think pot fillers are something to consider for HO's that are planning on aging in place. It's not essential because older folks can still move water from the sink to the stove in smaller amounts to fill a large pot. I'd raise the dishwasher first, and maybe the fridge.
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I had a buddy who used oregano in college.
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Do it Griz. Dont be ascared
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Here is my pot filler and niche. We use it everyday. Imagine having to walk 5' to the sink? That is a round trip of at least 10' per day or nearly 4 km per year.

I got a killer deal on the pot filler and paid I think $75.00 or $125.00

It was a display piece that I bought after the store took it down.

The rest of the pot filler installation and niche detail took forever to build.

I love the way this turned out.
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I think pot fillers are something to consider for HO's that are planning on aging in place. It's not essential because older folks can still move water from the sink to the stove in smaller amounts to fill a large pot. I'd raise the dishwasher first, and maybe the fridge.
I've never quite understood this line of reason, isn't 2 gallons of boiling water more dangerous than the same 2 gallons of cold water?
Having a sink close to the cook top/range makes much more sense than a pot filler yet pot fillers are all the rage.
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I've never quite understood this line of reason, isn't 2 gallons of boiling water more dangerous than the same 2 gallons of cold water?
Having a sink close to the cook top/range makes much more sense than a pot filler yet pot fillers are all the rage.
The logic is that it's dangerous for grandma to carry a 18-20lb pot of water, hot or cold. With a pot filler there's one less trip. I agree that the sink should be convenient to the cooktop but it isn't always feasible.
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I often feel good to mention the very very large amount of kitchens I have been responsible for over 3 decades. The truth is I can only remember one single kitchen where the lady wanted a pot filler. That was about 3 years ago. Kinda seems like a goodie that has more use from bragging about "lookie what I have" then actual functional usefullness.

What I remember more is the conversation between the Home owner, Plumber and I. The conversation leaned on what for? Why? What a waste. Fill the damn pot at the stove and eventually you will still have to carry it to the sink to empty it. I guess you are saving one trip though. As some one just said. You save yourself a whole 5' walk.
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Griz it's like the counter drain I installed for my wife. She did not want it and now it is her favourite feature in the kitchen.

People don't know handy these features are until they have them to enjoy.

I will say that the LED side light was over the top but I just wanted to do it so that I understood the time it takes to install.

Installing the linear drain below the potfiller was a winning idea and I like we can flush the water line before using the water.

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I've never quite understood this line of reason, isn't 2 gallons of boiling water more dangerous than the same 2 gallons of cold water?
Having a sink close to the cook top/range makes much more sense than a pot filler yet pot fillers are all the rage.
Wife has Arthritis in her hands. Any decrease in carrying full pots of water is a big help to her. She's been asking around & found that "friends of friends", 2 to be exact, have them & use them daily.

I'm going to install one, probably the Moen.

Whipple, now you've got me trying to add a drain for the dam thing...
Like I needed another detail to take care of....
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lately it seems 90% of the kitchens we do have pot fillers in them. its all the rage.
hey. they pay. I have to give them what they want!
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You aren't going to have any money left for cabinets

They put those in all the time here in coastal homes. It's a big lobster thing to do. Frig the pasta

Caution on spills and IMO, the stagnant water that sits in the pipes is not healthy.
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...Whipple, now you've got me trying to add a drain for the dam thing...
Like I needed another detail to take care of....
Nice work Griz. It's easy to add in the drain.

It's those dam LED lights and side lit glass shelf that is going to set you back some.

If it helps with your planning I build my cabinets on this wall out a full 3.5" and I hooked up the linear drain with a no-hub fitting. The drain you see in the picture is not properly installed as per spec but is installed directly to my homes waste system.

While researching "Kitchen Linear Drain Codes" for "Pot Fillers" I found "ZERO" references to follow.

I went custom on that drain as well and there is some extra stainless flat bar stock we polished up to make it work properly. I found that full blast the water could slide over the grill and out. I added a lip with the new flat bar stock and further added some height with the chair rail detail. This baby lip is what holds back the water.

I apply the same detail into our curbless showers when needed.

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