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Hi, can anyone advise how and where the weight attaches to this kitchen sprayer tap please.
About just after middle towards the sprayer side
Thanks remove the metal bits and it's comes in two by the looks of it?
May need backflow prevention per regs on tap with pull out spouty thing!
Does water mix in the tap then flow up the black flexible pipe to the sprayer?
Separate the two halves as ShaunCorbs suggests, place over the black flexi at a position where you can pull the nozzle out as far as you want and re-fasten. Make sure the black flexi is free to go up and down without catching on anything.
And as per Shaun, the weight needs to be positioned so it's biased towards the spray head side so it's always pulling the head down.
Normally fix the weight so it doesn’t go below spill level
It’s a cop out but saves having to go down the route of cat 5 back flow
As above on the black hose. Middle ish. But may need to move it slightly once tap is fitted and tested.
It's almost impossible to actually make a pull out spray tap like that comply. Kitchen sinks are Catagory 5 backflow risk so require air-gaps and break tank for this type of tap but nobody ever seems to do that because it's too much hassle but to comply with regs that's what should be done. For this reason I do not fit and do not like these pull out taps at all. At the very least get a double check valve on the supply pipes.
If you set it so it doesn't fall below spill over level, does this do away with the need for a double check valve on the hot and cold feeds
Kind of pointless having a pull out tap on that basis
Always fit double checks on kitchen sink taps
Not really they can still swill plates down
Which they could do from height
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