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Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, shows how to install a pot filler faucet above a cook top.
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A pot filler is a really cool idea at a kitchen cook top like this. Can you see how a pot filler faucet can save your back by allowing you to fill the pot right here at the cook top instead of having to carry it in the kitchen sink.
Hi, I am Tim Carter from AskTheBuilder.com and in the next 90 seconds you are going to discover how easy and simple it is to install a pot filler faucet.
Since pot filler faucets are made by different companies, it is mandatory that you read and understand the written instructions that come with the pot filler you decide to use. The pot filler I am installing connects to the water supply line with a threaded breast nipple. Before the drywall and tile was installed, I soldered a special breast fitting onto my copper water supply pipe. The breast nipple screws into this fitting. My instructions call for a hidden retention ring to be installed. You have to temporarily install the pot filler faucet on the nipple so you can center the hidden retention ring. When marking the holes that must be drilled, be sure the hole is not on top of the copper water line behind the wall. My water line fits straight up from the floor.
Here is where you might make a mistake rookie mistake, you might want to go ahead and put this retention ring on now and if you do that you are not going to be able to get the pipe thread sealant on these threads. I need to put the pipe thread sealant on now before we screw the ring to the wall. Before the retention ring is screwed to the wall, you need to apply a sealant on the nipple threads. I like to use Teflon pipe thread compound. Be sure to install any supplied rubber or foam washers between the retention ring and the finished wall surface.
Once the retention ring is in place, a small Allen screw connects the ring to the nipple. It is now time to install the pot filler faucet. The decorative escutcheon plate needs to slide over the end of the faucet. Carefully thread the faucet on to the nipple. A special rubber strap wrench is used to tighten the faucet to the nipple. These wrenches will not harm the faucet. Never use the pipe wrench or channel lock pliers for this task. The teeth on the wrenches will bite into the soft faucet metal and cause permanent damage to the finish. Use a small level to make sure the pot filler arms are leveled. Install the tiny Allen screw under the decorative escutcheon plate to complete the job.
Check it out! Here it is. It is all finished. One last tip though, before you turn the water on the first time, you have got to take off the tip in that aerator because if you do not, what will happen is all of the nasty flocks and copper shavings will clog up the inside of this fitting. You do not want that to happen. Let us put the aerator back on and see if the faucet works.
Oops, two valves on pipe fillers.
I am Tim Carter. If you want to discover more home improvement tips, go to AskTheBuilder.com.