Can I Use a Bathroom Faucet in the Kitchen?

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Can I Use A Bathroom Faucet in the Kitchen
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Can I use a bathroom faucet in the kitchen?

Let’s find out…

Well, in layman’s terms, it depends to a large extent on the type design, and structure of the faucet.

Can I Use A Bathroom Faucet in the Kitchen?

A perfect faucet for the kitchen would be the one that is high above the sink in order to conveniently fit large pots without banging into the faucet.

Of course, having a rotational faucet for the kitchen is a MUST as it will enhance both convenience and flexibility multifold.

It goes without saying that a fixed faucet would be harder to use for rinsing dishes, pots, pans, etc.

If I talk about my kitchen faucet then it’s 4 to 5 inches above the sink and also rotates 180 degrees.

Moreover, if you’ve made up your mind to use a bathroom faucet for your kitchen then make sure it fits the predrilled holes for mounting.

However, in the case of granite or any other similar solid countertop, you can have the holes custom drilled or you can drill them on your own whichever suits you.

Can a kitchen faucet be used in a bathroom sink with 8″ wide spread holes? 

Well, the best thing that you can do is to install a single-hole bathroom faucet and put a plank or a soap or lotion dispenser in the second hole.

Moreover, some of the recent and trendy new sinks have the faucet off to one side so you can opt for something similar to avoid any last-minute misadventure.

In simple words, with 8″ centers definitely, you can do it.

However, the old faucet may be difficult to remove as it might involve tedious and time-consuming removal steps.

Why does my kitchen sink have two faucets? One large, main, and a smaller stationary faucet?

There could be two possibilities.

And, the best way to find out which of the two is TRUE, you need to look under your sink.

Let have a quick look at each of these scenarios so that you can make an informed decision in a hassle-free manner.

Does it make sense?

Scenario 1

Well, the probability is quite high that it can be an instant hot water faucet.

In fact, under the sink, you’ll find a tank with a cord running to it from an outlet or junction box if this scenario is TRUE.

Moreover, the unit will provide you with an instant supply of hot water unlike tank-styled hot water heaters wherein the water needs to come from the tank where it is stored.

Scenario 2

It’s a small faucet for drinking water.

To be precise, under the sink a filter is present that connects to the freshwater supply and the faucet with a pair of 90-degrees shutoffs so that you can easily change the filter every three months or so.

It would be semi-transparent and mostly plastic and the length of the faucet will be similar to your forearm and the diameter would be twice or thrice of your forearm.

Why can’t you use an 8″ wide spread faucet on a 4″ spread 3 hole sink?

Well, because you don’t have two holes 8″ apart.

However, after certain modification you can use an 8″ widespread faucet on a 4″ spread 3 hole sink.

But, for that, you need to have in-line flat surfaces large enough to also accommodate the escutcheon.

Also, you need to be sure that by drilling two additional holes your sink will not lose its strength by any means else it might do more bad than good.

Make sure that it allows room beneath for the nuts, supplies, drawers, etc.

If all the aforementioned conditions are satisfied then you can use an 8″ widespread faucet on a 4″ spread 3 hole sink.

Another logical reason could be that the older faucets use to have a pipe structure underneath that is set to a 4″ or 8″ length.

Nowadays, most faucet companies are landing up with innovative products so now instead of the traditional die-cast 8” or 4” they are using flexible tubing and connectors to allow for added flexibility.

What could the problem be with a kitchen faucet that has 2 hoses providing water to the sink but no water comes out of the faucet?

To be honest, there could be numerous potential reasons for it.

Let’s have a quick look at each one of them so that you can make an informed decision.

Step 1

I’m assuming that you’ve got a dishwasher and the water is connected to the water line beneath the sink.

Let me know in the comment section if your dishwasher gets water when the dishes are washed.

Well, if your answer is a big YES, then most probably the problem has a lot to do with the faucet connection.

Step 2

You might be wondering what if I don’t have a dishwasher.

Well, in that case, you need to carefully examine the health of the valves under the sink and also make sure that they are turned to the ON position.

Step 3

When both the hot and the cold valves are turned to the ON position, you must try turning ON both faucet valves.

Does the water drip from the faucet sprout?

In case you’ve got a spray nozzle then make sure to check whether it works or NOT when you turn ON the faucet and engage the nozzle.

If the nozzle spray works properly and also the faucet doesn’t drip then move to the next step.

Step 4

Many of the first-time buyers wouldn’t be aware of the fact that there is a mesh filter at the end of the spout.

The probability is quite high that it may be filled with specks of dirt, mineral deposits, etc.

All you need to do is to remove the screen using a wrench or a plier.

In order to prevent scraping of the filter the best thing that you can do is to use rage between the wrench or a plier.

Step 5

Once you’ve removed the filter you need to try running water through the faucet.

Moreover, you may need to take a screwdriver or something similar and insert it into the faucet spout in order to clear any packed particles.

Step 6

Well, if you don’t find any water coming out of the faucet spout then you need to clean the filter or in the worst scenario replace it with a newer one.

Step 7

If the problem STILL persists then in that case you need to either replace the faucet or contact a plumber because the problem can be much severe and NOT the one that we’re discussing right now.

Step 8

Last but not least, if you’re comfortable and able to get to the valve located under the sink then you can turn off the valves and remove the water line hoses connecting to the faucet.

Furthermore, place a bucket under the valve and then only turn it ON to verify water runs through both hot and cold water lines.

If you can find water running through the water lines then chances are quite high that the culprit is none other than the faucet.

What if, you can’t find any water.

Well, in that case, the problem can be much severe and so you MUST contact the plumber at the earliest.

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