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How to Install a Pot Filler

A staple of restaurant kitchens, pot fillers are not just for professional chefs anymore. Use these instructions to add this convenient, commercial-grade feature to your home cooktop.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard

Highlights:

Step 1: Prepare for Installation

The first step is to install a cold water feed in the location the pot filler is desired. This will need to be routed off an existing cold water feed. Before the pot filler installation can continue, any backsplash planned for the area needs to be installed around the cold water feed.

Step 2: Attach Nipple to Cold Water Feed

Wrap the 1/2” nipple in plumber's tape (Image 1), and then spread pipe dope on the end that connects to the cold water feed (Image 2). Tighten nipple to cold water feed using a pipe wrench (Image 3).

Step 3: Drill Holes for Discussion Plate

Temporarily install discussion plate and pot filler. Using a permanent marker, mark out the holes to be drilled for discussion plate (Image 1). Remove pot filler and discussion plate. Drill out the holes for discussion plate using the hammer drill (Image 2). Use a masonry drill bit if you’re drilling into tile.

Step 4: Attach Discussion Plate

Using the 2” screws, screw on discussion plate using screw gun.

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Step 5: Install Pot Filler

Apply pipe dope to the pot filler (Image 1). Make sure the cover plate is situated on the pot filler and connect pot filler to the 1/2” nipple (Image 2). Tighten pot filler cover into place using an Allen wrench.

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