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Old 12-14-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Question How can Make a "Hospital sink" work on my house...??

So I want to install this wonderful sink as my Laundry sink, the obvious problems are the lack of controls for the water (pretty sure uses foot controls) that what will like to run hot water too..


So where can I get a faucet with normal hand controls and/or source a set of food controls from hot and cold water.. (kind of cool if you ask me)


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Old 12-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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That's kind of cool. The simplest ways to do what you want would probably be: either put a wall mount faucet right above the top of the sink (I think that would be too high, but sometimes laundry sinks are mounted pretty low), or drill two holes in that sink to mount a wall mount faucet like is common on older homes.
Less simple but maybe cool options: plumb in loops of copper supply coming out of the wall above the sink and put some gate valves in there as your faucet handle. Or find a shower mixing valve that you like, put it in the wall above this sink, and run the shower (or tub) outlet down to the faucet that's there.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:02 PM   #3
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Mr. Rico Suave,

Your grammar is fantastically horrible. I commend you on your bravery.


Sincerely,
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Translated to Salt Lake People

Rico,

Grammer make bad.

Werd,
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Slackmeyer nailed it, faucets above sink.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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That's kind of cool. The simplest ways to do what you want would probably be: either put a wall mount faucet right above the top of the sink (I think that would be too high, but sometimes laundry sinks are mounted pretty low), or drill two holes in that sink to mount a wall mount faucet like is common on older homes.
Less simple but maybe cool options: plumb in loops of copper supply coming out of the wall above the sink and put some gate valves in there as your faucet handle. Or find a shower mixing valve that you like, put it in the wall above this sink, and run the shower (or tub) outlet down to the faucet that's there.
We found This Faucet so far but I can not even tell if is hot and/or cold.

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Old 12-14-2014, 10:08 PM   #5
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Mr. Rico Suave,

Your grammar is fantastically horrible. I commend you on your bravery.


Sincerely,
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Translated to Salt Lake People

Rico,

Grammer make bad.
Man you need to see me 20 years ago, even more with out spell check, yes i do suck big time but I still try to improve everyday..
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Werd,
Pee
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Slackmeyer nailed it, faucets above sink.
Yes good options,
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:09 PM   #6
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Around here we have salvage places that sell old plumbing. You can get the foot controls if you look.

May be worth checking out in your area.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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Man you need to see me 20 years ago, even more with out spell check, yes i do suck big time but I still try to improve everyday..

Yes good options,



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Old 12-14-2014, 10:49 PM   #8
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We found This Faucet so far but I can not even tell if is hot and/or cold.

It's whatever you run into it. The faucet doesn't care whether the faucet is hot or cold.

Mud's suggestion is good too. That stuff is hard to find for a reasonable price around here (as you probably know), but maybe it's easier in SLC. I think foot controls would be very cool. Of course, you may be talking about a full day of plumbing to make this thing work, not like just slamming in a home center laundry sink.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:58 PM   #9
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Or put in an automatic valve run by an optical sensor. Something like this should work, but it's spendy.



Maybe you can find something similar for less.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:24 AM   #10
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We found This Faucet so far but I can not even tell if is hot and/or cold.

You can't tell if it's hot or cold?!

Easy...touch your monitor and see if it's cold or hot.


Seriously, it will be cold if you hook it to your cold line...and hot if you hook it to your hot line.

Or join your 2 lines into a "Y" and have...warm water!





But are you sure you want to do it yourself? I mean...no offense intended...anyway, good luck!
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:30 AM   #11
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You can't tell if it's hot or cold?!

Easy...touch your monitor and see if it's cold or hot.


Seriously, it will be cold if you hook it to your cold line...and hot if you hook it to your hot line.

Or join your 2 lines into a "Y" and have...warm water!

Never join the hot and cold without a check valve on the cold. Hot water is stored in the lines at a higher pressure (the molecules are farther apart) and it will eventually feed hot throughout the cold system. This can break toilet tanks and also run your HW heating bill through the roof.





But are you sure you want to do it yourself? I mean...no offense intended...anyway, good luck!
Good luck on it though!
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:47 AM   #12
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We found This Faucet so far but I can not even tell if is hot and/or cold.

I have one similar but with a lever. Pull lever to the right and warm water comes out. Pull towards you and hot, push lever towards wall and cold.

Or this....
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:52 AM   #13
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Looks like foot faucets aint cheap:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOOT-PEDAL-F...item1c3b8b8b83
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:03 AM   #14
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Good luck on it though!
Well..Didn't want to bother him with all the details since I said that I don't think that he should try to do it himself.

Every plumber knows that you can't join a hot line with a cold line without a check valve if you don't want hot water migration into your cold water system. It's basic.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:11 AM   #15
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Well..Didn't want to bother him with all the details since I said that I don't think that he should try to do it himself.

Every plumber knows that you can't join a hot line with a cold line without a check valve if you don't want hot water migration into your cold water system. It's basic.
Basic to a plumber but methinks Rico Suave is no plumber, hence the quick dose of advice.
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