Installing an add-on faucet to your pre-rinse setup enables you to quickly and efficiently fill the sink and can also help in rinsing dishes. These can be as short as 6 inches and as long as 18 inches, allowing you to use them for as many as three sink bowls at once. Many add-on faucets are included in a set that includes the pre-rinse unit.
Commonly Asked Questions About Add-on Faucets
How long does my add-on faucet need to be?
The length of the faucet you'll need will depend on the size of the sink and the number of sink compartments you need it to reach. The faucet should be short enough that it doesn't overhang the front lip of the sink, but where multiple sinks are being used, long enough that it can swivel to fill each sink compartment.
How do I install an add-on faucet?
Using an adjustable wrench, unscrew the pre-rinse unit's riser from the base faucet body. Wrap Teflon tape around the threads of each part that will be inserted into another – the bottom of the add-on sink and the bottom of the pre-rinse faucet riser. Place the add-on faucet into the faucet body and tighten. Position the riser into the top opening of the add-on faucet and use the wrench to tighten. Turn the water on to check for any leaks.