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  1. Matt0029

    Matt0029 GSR

    Hi, can anyone advise how and where the weight attaches to this kitchen sprayer tap please.

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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    About just after middle towards the sprayer side
     
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  3. Matt0029

    Matt0029 GSR

    Thanks remove the metal bits and it's comes in two by the looks of it?
     
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  4. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    May need backflow prevention per regs on tap with pull out spouty thing!
     
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  5. Matt0029

    Matt0029 GSR

    Does water mix in the tap then flow up the black flexible pipe to the sprayer?
     
  6. steadyon

    steadyon Active Member

    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.
     
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  7. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

    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.
     
  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    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
     
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  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above on the black hose. Middle ish. But may need to move it slightly once tap is fitted and tested.
     
  10. Stigster

    Stigster Plumber

    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.
     
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  11. Matt0029

    Matt0029 GSR

    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
     
  12. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Kind of pointless having a pull out tap on that basis
     
  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Always fit double checks on kitchen sink taps
     
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  14. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Not really they can still swill plates down
     
  15. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Which they could do from height
     
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