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Old 05-03-2007, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default How to add 2nd Faucet to tower?

Anyone try to do this?

I have a single 2 1/2 inch tower right now, and i think im going to try and drill another 1 inch hole to add a second faucet. I may have to make it lower than the first, but i think it will work.

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Old 05-03-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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You can buy a tower extension that raises a second tap 3" higher. It is turned to the left or right side of the tap you presently have.

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Old 05-05-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
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I had a single that I made a double. I drilled a small tap hole and then used a step bit with a little oil and it worked like a charm. The chrome didn't even chip.

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Old 05-05-2007, 09:13 PM   #4
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you'll need an elbow shank and that piece of chrome tube that sits in between the faucet and the tower.

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Old 05-06-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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I found this guy on ebay for ya

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-DRAFT-ARM-BE...QQcmdZViewItem

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Well, you can't put it right above the first one, obviously, and if the tower is connected firmly to it's base your main problem is that the tower might look goofy since the first tap is centered. Maybe you can make it a 3-tap tower to look good - add two holes, one to either side of the original, and put them slightly higher or lower than the original (so they are closer to one another. Or blank out the center hole somehow and then add two holes just above or just below the original...

Is your tower stainless? If so, it will be hard to drill. If it is chrome, it will be really hard to penetrate the plating, but then it will drill ok, but you may snag onto some chrome plate and peel it off and ruin the tower (only cosmetically). Using strong tape over the area you plan to drill will minimize the risk of chrome plating peeling off, just drill through the tape and make sure there is tape all the way around the outside of the hole for a good 1/2".

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I'm thinking about adding a tap to my tower. Should I bother making a video showing the steps?

I ask because it takes twice as long to do any project when trying to film it. If you guys are interested, I'd be happy to oblige. If there isn't much interest, I'm not going to spend the time on it.

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Alright, no video this time. Here's what I wound up with:



Guess I need to invest in a nicer tap handle for the second tap. Sometime I'll replace the faucets with some forward seal ones.

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Old 05-07-2007, 04:33 PM   #9
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Thanks for the advice, i have a step drill bit and i think im going to give it a try.

Yuri, that looks pretty good. Whats the diameter of your tower? How tight are the connections in there? did you go with two elbow shanks?

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3" tower.

Top one is an elbow, bottom one is straight (it's what I had on hand, and the straight shank on the bottom faucet made it easier to tighten the hose clamp).

Connections are a little tight, but it wasn't too tough to get everything connected up.

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