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Pot Filler Faucet Video

Pot Filler Faucet Video

A pot filler faucet is a really cool idea. This faucet is installed over your cook top. The pot filler faucets allow you to fill the pot with water while the pot is on the cook top. You save your back because you do not have to lug a pot full of water across the kitchen.

There are several manufacturers of pot filler faucets. So be sure to read and understand their installation directions. The model being discussed in this video attaches to the water supply line using a threaded brass nipple. A special brass fitting needs to be soldered to the copper supply line in the wall. This fitting provides the threads needed for the nipple.

A retention ring is required for the mounting of the pot filler faucet. This ring screws to the wall. When marking the location of the screw holes, be sure that one of the holes will not be on top of the water pipe. Before installing the retention ring, apply pipe thread sealant on the threads of the pipe nipple. Teflon pipe thread sealant is a good choice.

Install any manufacturer supplied rubber washers behind the retention ring. Once the ring is in place, you can install the faucet. Do not forget to place any decorative escutcheon plates onto the faucet before threading the faucet onto the nipple.

Use a rubber strap wrench to tighten the faucet. Do not use regular pipe wrenches or channel lock pliers as they will mark or scratch the faucet. Use a small level to make sure the pot filler faucet arms are level. There will be a small set screw to tighten the escutcheon plate.

Before using the pot filler faucet for the first time, remove the faucet aerator tip and allow the water to run. This will remove any of the flux or copper shavings that got into the line during installation. Once you have flushed the line, replace the aerator tip and fill that pot. Most pot fillers have two valves.


This video was featured in the April 23, 2014 AsktheBuilder Newsletter.


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