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Old 10-21-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default How to attach wort chiller to all in one faucet?

Hi all,

I have a faucet that doubles as a sprayer, and I'm trying to figure out a way to connect it to my wort chiller, which has garden hose fittings.

Here's what the faucet looks like:



I'm able to remove the faucet head pretty easily, so my hope is I can rig something up to connect to this:



The end is about 3/4" in diameter. Any thoughts on how I might accomplish this?

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Old 10-21-2012, 02:41 AM   #2
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hook it to the wall (valve) underneath the sink with a dish washer line
(cold side of course)

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Old 10-21-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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It may be easier to just install a flow valve on the cold water line under the sink with a standard hose adapter on one end and run a short piece of garden hose from that to your chiller. That way you don't have to take your faucet apart every time you brew.

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Old 10-21-2012, 03:14 AM   #4
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Hm, interesting, didn't even think about that, that definitely sounds like a better way to do it. What exactly should I be looking for? I've never done anything like this before. Also, I'm just a renter—anything I should be worried about if I muck around down there that might break something?

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Ok, poked around Lowes' website, and it seems like I would need these (not sure on the sizes yet, but I can figure that out myself):

- Three Way Valve
- Shut off valve (so I can shut off wort chiller and sink separately)
- Hose adapter

Does that sound right?

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:45 AM   #6
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Yes, however I would use the threaded three way.

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Thanks for everyone's help! I'll report back with how I fare.

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Be sure to use some Teflon tape (also called Sealing Tape, I think) on the threads under the sink to prevent any leaks.

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Ok, took a trip to Home Depot, and this is what I ended up with:



Basically, a T, a supply line, and a faucet on the end. Works great! Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone!

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:16 PM   #10
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I was going to suggest hooking up a hose to the bathroom faucet with the standard adapter, but your way works too.

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