If you love to cook, you should consider installing a wall mount pot filler faucet above your stove. A pot filler faucet makes it quick and easy to fill a pot with water used for boiling or steaming. Install in a wall mount pot filler faucet is not that difficult, and this 3-part series of articles will show you everything you need to know. Follow the simple steps below.
Step 1 - Choose Location for New Pot Filler Faucet
First, you'll need to choose a location for mounting the new pot filler faucet over your stove. Use a pencil to mark the location where the base of the faucet will be installed.
Step 2 - Turn Off the Water
Before you begin, make sure to turn off the water to the sink where you will be tying into in order to install your new pot filler faucet. If you don't have a valve that allows you to shut off the water directly to that area, you'll need to close the valve at the main shutoff valve which is located at or near your water meter.
Step 3 - Cut into Cold Water Supply Pipe
Once you cut off the supply of water to the cold water lines under your sink, use a hacksaw or copper tubing pipe cutter to cut into the water line. If the waterline uses rigid copper pipe (most do), you need to cut out a small section of the pipe that is about the same width as the T-fitting coupler you will be installing.
Step 4 - Attach Copper T-Fitting Coupler
Next, you'll need to install the copper T-fitting coupler onto the cold water pipe that you cut. To do this, you'll need to use solder flux and a gas torch to "sweat" the coupler fitting onto the 2 sections of pipe. If you are unfamiliar with using a gas torch to sweat copper, we have a lot of information on the subject here.
Step 4 - Cut Wall Area for Pipe Installation
Next, you'll need to cut out the wall area where you will install the new water pipe that leads from your sink to the new pot filler faucet. So, use your saws-all tool to cut out the wall board so that the studs in the wall are exposed.
Step 5 - Cut Notches for Pipe Installation
Before you can begin running the new cold water pipe to the new faucet, you need to notch out the studs so that the pipe can be installed inside the wall. To do this, use your saws-all to cut out notches that are slightly bigger than the diameter of the copper pipe you'll be using.
Step 6 - Attach Protector Plates on Studs
Finally, attach the protector plates over the notches for the pipe. When the attaching the plates, only nail in the top section of the protector plate (but not all the way). Do not secure the bottom part of the protector plate until after you install the water pipe.
Move on to Part 2 of this series to continue this project.