05:29PM | 10/26/10
Member Since: 10/25/10
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My new kitchen will have a prep sink fairly close to the cooktop. I want to use the pull down type faucet at the prep sink like a pot filler as well. I want to be able to select the inflow of water to this faucet to be either from the filtered water line or the regular water line. I thought something like a shower diverter valve could possibly be used, one that has 2 inlet ports. Price Pfister makes one and so does Groehe, but none of the specifications I've found indicate whether the valve would actually switch from one to the other type of water inflow. None of the tri-flow faucets I've investigated fill all of my requirements. Does anybody know of a diverter valve that would work as I've described?


08:07AM | 10/29/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
It would almost be easier to install a seperate faucet just for the filtered water.

I know Moen makes a filtered faucet like that. It has one handle that delivers filtered cold water for drinking and cooking.

In my opinion you should not consume water that has been sitting in a water heater for God knows how long anyway.


01:45PM | 10/29/10
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
I had major problems with the Moen faucet with the filter as parts are hard to get if at all.

Best bet do as Larry suggested or get a point of use filter under the sink supplying just the cold water side of the faucet.

It is far better to have a gun and never need it THEN need a gun and not have one


05:12AM | 11/01/10
Member Since: 10/25/10
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Thanks for your reply and suggestion. The faucet I want to have the service of filtered and non-filtered water is at a prep sink close to the cooking range. I will use the pull down nozzle of the faucet as a pot filler. A small, dedicated filtered water faucet will not have the functionality to do this.


06:31AM | 11/01/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
Then I would go with a point of use filter on the cold line as Sylvan suggested.

When would filtered water be a deterrent?


05:46AM | 11/02/10
Member Since: 10/25/10
3 lifetime posts
The sink where I want to switch the water back and forth is the prep sink. I wouldn't ordinarily use filtered water for washing vegetables and fruit or as the water for steaming vegetables. Hand washing will also occur at this sink. My preference is to use regular water in these cases, not filtered water.


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