Ed the Plumber: Many homeowners find that beverage faucets take to bar sinks like a duck to water.

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Q: I liked your recent article on beverage faucets that deliver refreshing filtered water to a kitchen sink for cooking. Well, if a beverage faucet works as a nice accessory on a kitchen sink, can I install one as the main faucet on my smaller bar sink?

A: A beverage faucet is smaller than a kitchen sink faucet, and it’s part of a system that includes an under-counter water filter. Most beverage faucets install with just a cold-water line.

Because of the small size and the lack of a hot-water option, beverage faucets are companion faucets to larger kitchen sink faucets.

Recently, many homeowners with bar sinks have discovered that beverage faucets take to bar sinks like a duck to water. With its high-arched spout and the ability to supply filtered water for tasty beverages, it can be a nice choice for a bar sink.

Beverage faucets install best on one-hole bar sinks, but for two-hole sinks you can add a soap dispenser to cover up the second hole for a nice, clean look.


Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.” Send questions to eadelg@cs.com.