Faucet for rear-set drain

am_eliaApril 28, 2013

I'm really liking the Kraus 30" undermount sink with the .75" radius corners and rear-set drain, but as I research faucets I'm a little concerned that having the spout lined up with the drain as it should be will have me reaching farther across the sink than is comfortable. I love the idea of a rear-set drain, but I don't want to end up with back trouble. Am I overthinking this? I'm curious what experience others with rear-set drains have had with this. Thank you!

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a2gemini

Don't worry about lining up the faucet with the drain. I also thought this was a requirement until I read an article on splash. The article said splash occurs when the stream hits uneven surfaces such as the edges if the drain or the disposer flanges.
The article recommended the stream hitting a couple inches in front of the drain to help clear the bowl of food.
Mine doesn't line up and if I did it again I would have purchased the extended reach faucet for the reason you mention above.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 4:22AM
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remodelfla

I guess I don't understand the dilemma since no matter what kind of drain/faucet; you have to reach to the back of the sink anyway... no?

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 5:57AM
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am_elia

remodelfla, I'll have to reach the back for the faucet handle, but when I'm standing there for long periods washing dishes or vegetables I'd Iike to be standing straight and not leaning over to get to the stream of water.

a2gemini, that's helpful to know about splash, thank you! I wonder if a bottom grid would be problematic.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 7:13AM
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Holly- Kay

Kohler claims that a sink grid helps the splash problem. I also read that here on another question about the faucet lining up with the drain. I won't know though until I have a working sink. My reno starts May 20th with completion scheduled mid June.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 8:44AM
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jellytoast

I have a rear-set drain with a faucet stream that hits in about the center of the sink ... no splashing. There was a recent thread about this ...

Here is a link that might be useful: Where to put faucet on sink with drain on the right?

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:17AM
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suzanne_sl

This is our Krauss 30" sink set up.

There is no problem with splash. The water does land forward of the rear drain and is easy to reach.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:23AM
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am_elia

jellytoast, thanks for the link to that thread, very helpful. And thanks suzzanesl for the picture! Can I ask what faucet you're using? If I can have the water hit in front of the drain and a grid will actually help me, then the only problem I have left is to choose a faucet!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:33AM
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jellytoast

BTW, using a grid on the bottom of the sink doesn't affect splashing one way or the other, not on my sink anyway.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:41AM
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cookncarpenter

I didn't plan it this way, just got lucky I guess... I do like the way it lines up though and no splash!
Silgranite Precis, and Grohe Bridgeford.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 12:25PM
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suzanne_sl

This is a Moen M7594C "Arbor" Pull-Out Spray Kitchen Faucet.

P.S. Turns out our sink is 32".

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 12:58PM
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brickeyee

"I'd Iike to be standing straight and not leaning over to get to the stream of water. "

So get a faucet with a longer arm.

Faucets do not have to align with drains.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 2:56PM
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am_elia

Nice, ctycdm!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 3:42PM
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a2gemini

ct - way to even miss the flanges

I seldom use my grid but I think the grids are not as problematic as the edge of the drain but will have to check.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 5:34PM
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