Question about Plumbing

2 Answers

How can choose a touchless kitchen faucet? - Plumbing

Posted by Mills Jack on

Ad

2 Answers

Ralph Matthews

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Going to buy a new touchless kitchen faucet for your home but don't know how to choose a touchless faucet? Here are few points that you should know at the time of buying a touchless faucet.
1. Compatibility with sink
There are many types of sinks are available in the market. When choosing a touchless faucet you should take care that the sink and faucet are compatible with each other. If the sink size is small then a big-size faucet is not the right choice.
2. Numer of sensor
Touchless kitchen faucet works on sensors so they are often called motion sensor kitchen faucet. Mostly touchless faucets have a single sensor but some faucets have dual sensors.
Nowadays faucet can be controlled by the voice. The voice-controlled faucet is easy to use. They don't require any type of physical touch to turn it on or off it.
3. Water pressure
Water pressure should be checked of any faucet before buying it. The water pressure of any faucet is measured in the GPM. 1.8 GPM is good water pressure. Some touchless faucets have 1.5 GPM water pressure but this water pressure is not enough. In 1.5 GPM you need to do more work to wash dishes. So choose only that faucet that has 1.8 GPM or higher water pressure.
4. Type of faucet
There are two types of faucets available in the market Pull-down and fixed faucet. The Pull-down faucet is easy to use. Pull-down faucet reaches to every corner of the sink. For small size sink, a fixed faucet is a better choice.

Posted on Jan 19, 2021

Ad

Adam Howard

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Habit-Forming:

    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.

  • Expert
  • 63 Answers

The market is full of brands making these faucets but how to decide which one is the best suited to your needs. Below mentioned are few things which should be kept in mind while making a purchase of a touchless kitchen faucets.

  • Position of the motion sensor
    It is important to check where the sensor is placed on your kitchen faucet. Their position varies from brand to brand. Some of them come with the sensor installed on their spout, while others have them at the bottom or the top of the faucet. It is up to you to select the one which suits your needs. Moen touchless faucets have two sensors, and the wave sensor is placed at the top which is responsible for the activation and deactivation of water flow and the other sensor, ready sensor is placed at the bottom, which is used merely for identifying the articles in your sink.
  • Power Source
    When it comes to a power source, there are two types of touchless kitchen faucets in the market. For the ones that need a continuous power supply you have to make sure that they are installed near a power outlet in your kitchen. The other type runs on a battery and can be placed anywhere. You can choose either depending upon your kitchen needs.
  • Others
    Before buying the faucet for your kitchen make sure its length, height, etc. is appropriate for your kitchen. Also make sure whether it is easily installable or not.

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is the best kitchen faucets?


There is an many kind of kitchen faucets in the market. Most of the famous brands have made high quality durable faucets. Some faucets are pull out some are pull down types. In current market analyses showing us some peoples are moving to touchless kitchen faucets,because of the easy of use and water saving ability of it.

Jun 06, 2018 | Plumbing

1 Answer

What is the difference between touch and touchless faucets?


"Touch" faucets require you to make physical contact with the metal body to activate the water flow. "Touchless" units have an infrared sensor that "feels" your body heat when you wave your hand under the faucet.

Apr 10, 2018 | Plumbing

1 Answer

How do I choose my kitchen faucet?


Whether you are remodeling, have an old leaky faucet, or are simply looking for an easy way to update your kitchen, choosing a kitchen faucet can be a lot to take on. From choosing the finish, number of handles, or thinking about pulling the faucet out or down, it's not just A or B anymore and that can be overwhelming!
Here is a quick list of 5 questions to consider before buying a new kitchen faucet that might help you modify your options before even leaving your house!
1. How many holes are in my existing sink?
Unless you are starting from scratch, keep in mind what is already in your kitchen. By knowing how many holes your previous faucet had, it is easier to tailor your search because this criterion needs to be met. One detail to keep in mind is that a lot of faucet manufacturers offer optional deck plates so if you currently have 3 holes, and want a single hole faucet, it is easy to cover up!
2. How many handles?
Two handles allow you to mix the hot and cold water, while one handle allows you to adjust the water temperature with a single motion.
3. Is a sprayer a necessity?
This question deals with a big part of the functionality of the faucet. Keeping in mind how you are using the faucet will help you to decide if a multi-function spray faucet would be ideal, aside spray, or no sprayer at all.
4. What are you using it for?
This is a big question! Do you do most of your dishes with your faucet, or do you mainly use it for rinsing? If large pots and pans are constantly filling up the sink, a sink with an arched neck might help with the functionality. On the contrary, if a lower sink works for you, or you have a smaller kitchen, something that goes straight out might go well with your kitchen.
5. What's your style?
The last tip to think about before shopping around is to know your style and your style in your kitchen. If you are a traditional person, look for a faucet to reflect that! If your kitchen is contemporary find a faucet that is chrome and adds that bit of modern edge.
After you have done your homework and are prepared, go to a showroom or a place where you can touch the product, this will give you that last bit of confidence before choosing your perfect faucet!

Mar 21, 2018 | Plumbing

1 Answer

Touchless kitchen faucet back sensor does not work


is there something wrong with your car or truck?

Feb 21, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

No water out of touchless faucet


check batteries and replace and reset. Link below may help if batteries are found to be OK
press helpful button
http://www.brizo.com/customerservice/contact.html#.VpMqj7YrJxA

Jan 11, 2016 | Brizo Kitchen Spout

1 Answer

How do i replace cartridge in a kohler sensate faucet


Follow the directions that came with the faucet. If you do not have them, go to the manufacturers website and download them.

Jul 08, 2014 | Kohler Sensate AC-powered Touchless...

1 Answer

I want a faucet that shuts itself off (saves h2o).


search for "touch faucet" (Delta and Kohler have a few) or search for touchless faucets (many manufacturers have these with a sensor like at public restrooms)

May 07, 2010 | Home

Not finding what you are looking for?
Plumbing Logo

Related Topics:

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Plumbing Experts

Bill Johnson

Level 2 Expert

306 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18591 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

61333 Answers

Are you a Plumbing Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...