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Old 11-10-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Single Hole Faucet

Has anyone considered a single hole faucet for the kitchen sink instead of the spread faucet? I'm thinking a single hole would save a few inch's/cm of precious counter space. What do we think?
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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I have to wonder how much actual usable counter space that would save, especially with the back of the sink that close to the wall?
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:52 AM   #3
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We use a single hole faucet and a round sink. Faucet is easy to clean and the round sink works well because most plates, bowels are round. Although we gain a bit of space, the was able to be arranged better. The faucet was from Rona and the sink was from a marine supply, both sent to Reace to install during build.
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That is a very clean look, Chris. What is the diameter of the sink?
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:32 AM   #5
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Typical bar sink faucets have four inch centers. Escape mounts eight inch center faucets. I'm sending my hi-rise four inch center faucet to Escape for my 5er. It won't save any space, except behind the sink. I just happen to like the look better. YMMV
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:45 AM   #6
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Pretty much any tap can be used if they deck mount, and do not have to fit mounting holes on the sink. Most kitchen taps and bar taps these days are single hole, and some come with escutcheons to enable them to fit existing 8" centers that some kitchen sinks have. Even bath and bar taps, which used to use 4" centers, are mostly going to a single hole design. The only main variance to this we have seen of late as been using widespread basin taps in some bathrooms.

I would bet of the last 1,000 taps we have installed, that 95% of them have been single hole type. Anything will work, but this seems to be the standard these days.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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The sink is 13.25 inches, inside diameter. I positioned the faucet off centre so that soap, etc. could be placed behind the sink, every square inch helps. Single hole faucets are easy to install, just get one that drains directly into the drain hole to avoid slashing and one that is high enough to get a bowl or jug underneath the spout. The sink also has the drain at the back and is not flat bottom like a bar sink. I like the drain at the back because it allowed me to modify the drain pipes underneath so I had space for a drawer under the sink.

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Old 08-11-2015, 10:52 AM   #8
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Hi Chris,

working on options for our 21, do you have brand and model of sink and faucet you used...would so appreciate your help....Thanks, Roberta
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:25 AM   #9
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The sink is from Ikea, $49. Check with ETI to see if they will install it. The faucet I used was a Uberhass brand, sold at Homedepot and other big box stores, I found ours from at a recycle store. Find a single hole faucet that you like. The challenge for me was to find one without the pull out spray piece, I did not want a faucet where the hose would have to curl up under the sink. In a house there is lots of space under a sink for the hose and weight to retract the hose properly, but not in these trailers.
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