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    • kellyp
    • By kellyp 18th May 17, 9:18 PM
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    Pull out kitchen taps advice
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    • 18th May 17, 9:18 PM
    Pull out kitchen taps advice 18th May 17 at 9:18 PM
    Currently having a kitchen and utility room redone. I've bought 2 matching taps for the 2 sinks but one is a pull out and one is not. Any advice on which sink would be best placed for the pull out version? My thinking was that a pull out would be good for filling buckets for floor cleaning and maybe best placed in utility.

    Any advice from people with pull out taps appreciated! What do you use it for mainly and would it be best in kitchen or utility?
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    • MisterP123
    • By MisterP123 18th May 17, 11:16 PM
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    Interested, as I'm planning a new kitchen and was going to put one on the kitchen sink to make rinsing dishes easier....
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 18th May 17, 11:51 PM
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    It depends on where your kitchen and utility rooms are, in relation to each other, and to outside.

    We've got a pull-out tap in our kitchen sink, and it's great for rinsing dishes, as well as rinsing away soap suds from the sink after washing up. To be honest, the sink in the utility rarely gets used - but mainly because it's pretty close to the kitchen, so it's easy enough just to use the kitchen sink. And, if you're filling buckets ( either for floor washing or car washing ), most sinks will be able to fit a bucket in to be filled.

    I'm pretty pleased with ours - it gets used far more for rinsing soap suds away than anything else. Washing the car and floors, I just stand the bucket in the sink and fill it. If your sink/tap combination will allow for a bucket being filled this way, then I think the pull-out on the kitchen tap will probably be of more practical, everyday use.
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    • nofoollikeold
    • By nofoollikeold 19th May 17, 4:16 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 4:16 PM
    Most pull out taps require a fairly decent water pressure for them to work correctly. The lowest pressure ones I've ever found require 0.5 bar, which is probably double the pressure anyone with a stored cold water system has.

    Also, where the cold is mains and the hot is tank (vented) fed, there can be a big difference between hot and cold pressures. You'd need to fit a non-return valve in the hot feed, and this is going to absorb more pressure unless you fit the swing type in a horizontal position.

    If you've got a combi boiler or an unvented hot water system there should be no plumbing issues.
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