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Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

Posted by robicho (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 5, 13 at 5:23

Hello,
I'm renovating my kitchen and I don't want the height of the spout too high which is why I love this model: Kohler 10430-CP Forte.

Unfortunately, I've only seen photo's where it is installed in under-mount applications. Can it be installed on 3-hole drop-in type sink as well? (I purchased a one and half stainless steel sink)

Thanks in advance,
robicho


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

Neither the faucet nor the sink care, only you.


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

"snoonyb" - WTF? ... Seriously Dude?
"robicho" ... I can't imagine snoonyb meant to be insulting and ignorant so let me try to sort out what SHOULD have been typed in his reply ..... if you really love the look, your plumber will find a way to install them for you.

I personally think your choices are great! I have a small galley kitchen and that combo would be fabulous!


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

What he was saying is that it does not matter. I have a similar Price Pfister unit in my 3-hole sink.


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

"weedmeister" Exactly!

Well hello "Eleanor-B-"WTF"(Your Page)

It's not often that a forum editor "elects" to "erroneously"
misinterpret the intent of a contributed comment; "so let me try to sort out what SHOULD have been typed in his reply"

So, in deference to you, I asked the 2 sinks and 5 faucets, that were installed yesterday, the Miele and Bosch DW's and the 2 FP dish dwrs. which were installed today, if they cared.

And too not be accused of exerting any undo influence I hadn't plugged the appliances in, before asking.

It was unanimous,"Neither the faucet nor the sink care, only you."


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

Good grief!... my question was a technical one where I was wondering if certain types of faucets were only for under-mount applications ... I never thought such a simple question was going to bring on such hostility!

I thank you all very much for NOT answering my question .... I will call a plumber.

This post was edited by robicho on Sun, Nov 10, 13 at 6:30


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

Original post: Tue, Nov 5, 13 at 5:23
Perhaps you can, via back-quote, point out the "technical" part of your OP?

Or perhaps this more technical answer for; " Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?"

Yes.

The point of two of the responses you have already received is, this is a DIY installation, with a pair of pliers, before you set the sink.

And,"Neither the faucet nor the sink care, only you."


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

The ONLY thing I could see that MIGHT make a difference is that faucets will state how much depth they can be installed into, as it the thickness of the sink, counter and cabinet total. That would be something you would look to in the installation instructions.

"I was wondering if certain types of faucets were only for under-mount applications..."

No. Well, some might be longer that others but they're not going to say "for undermount applications only" or somesuch.


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

" weedmeister"

When these "new" solids, composites and under-mount sinks began appearing there were restriction due to the length of the threaded retaining shafts, which was quickly addressed with couplings and extensions, until the mfg. could re-tool their production to the norm you see now.


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RE: Can it be installed on drop-in type sinks?

Most manufacturers provide pdf docs on their websites that will give you the measurements, installation info, and use and care instructions. Looks like Kohler does as well:

http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Forte-3-hole-remote-valve-kitchen-sink-faucet-with-9-spout-with-matching-finish-sidespray/productDetail/Kitchen-Sink-Faucets/422279.htm;jsessionid=8657EF9942EAD1A302EDCF4C35048518.kohler-prod2-ecom1


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