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Need faucet for vessel sink

Posted by bobalink (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 17, 10 at 19:36

I have a bit of a dilemma. My bathroom cabinet is only 18" wide at the sink area. I can't find a square or rectangular self-rimming sink to fit this space, but I found an above-counter square vessel sink from Deco Lav (Model 1417). This sink has a single hole for the faucet. But how do you get a single hole faucet that will accommodate a six inch sink plus the depth of the counter top? Most sink valves are good for a depth of about 3" max. Even with a deck extension kit from Moen or Delta, I reckon 6" is about the maximum depth for a faucet. But with this sink plus the counter top thickness, I would guess that the total depth is more than seven inches. Any suggestions? I really don't want to put the faucet behind the sink.
Thanks,
Bob D.


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RE: Need faucet for vessel sink

I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out why this is a problem. I took a look at a picture of that sink, and I would assume that you have a couple of options. The first would be to install the hardware onto the sink (using any extensions needed) first, and then put the sink in place. Alternatively, you could install the sink and then install the faucet with the right tools, like a basin wrench and a socket wrench with an extension and a crowfoot wrench head of the correct dimension. This would probably be the harder way to do it. All you need to do is make sure you cut away the countertop under the sink at the back so that you have room to work. Does this make sense or am I missing something here?

You could also give Decolav a call to see if there is anything special about the installation [click on "About Us" after the web site comes up].

Here is a link that might be useful: Decolav


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RE: Need faucet for vessel sink

kudzu9,

Thanks for your response. You're probably right about installing the faucet hardware first. I have done a few sinks and faucets, but I am having a hard time visualizing this particular sink and faucet combination without actually seeing how the sink and faucet hardware fit together.

Regards,
Bob D.


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RE: Need faucet for vessel sink

Bob-
Well at least I interpreted your question correctly. I'm sure the manufacturer has designed this so it's not a killer to install. Good luck.


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