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Kitchen sink question

The kitchen sink I want to purchase has 4 pre-drilled holes for the faucet and sprayer (or soap dispenser)---the faucet I want is a three hole. Do the sinks come with some sort of plug to cover the fourth hole if unused or can I purchase some sort of plug separately?

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Posted 2010-11-25T16:30:41+0000  by medicalrecords medicalrecords

There are plugs available, however you should be able to purchase the sink you want with only three holes if that is all your going to use.

Posted 2010-11-25T16:55:35+0000  by highinspect

alot of times i'll put in a handsoap or dishsoap dispinsor

Posted 2010-11-25T18:05:51+0000  by Harry

Adding a dispenser for hand / dish soap was one of those decisions I made initially only because I had the extra hole in my sink after I changed to a single lever faucet.


 Now I wish I had more holes in my sink, so I could add more 

dispensers.(click here)



By the way, I found that Dawn dishwashing soap cleans my hands very well after a weedeater rebuild or brake job on the Datsun.




Posted 2010-11-26T15:15:32+0000  by Travis_HD_ATL

One year I was refilling the soap dispenser and mistakenly added hand lotion.  Believe it or not, I had the softest hands I ever had because it was so handy to have it available right after washing dishes!  And no extra "stuff" cluttering the the countertop.


You could also replace the spot with a push-button for the garbage disposal or add an instant hot water dispenser (if electrical connections are close by).

Posted 2010-11-30T17:24:52+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL

Hi there Medicalrecords, there are some great suggestions in this thread and they all definitely ring true. 


I just wanted to add that in many municipalities (including mine) an air gap is required by code for the installation of a dishwasher, typically this fourth hole will be the location of the air gap. 


Air Gap:


Even if not required by code, an air gap is a great thing to have as it prevents waste water from the sink from entering your dishwasher (and spilling out the door all over your floor) remember water always takes the path of least resistance. Also if the dishwasher is plumbed directly into the drain, the pump may have to work very hard if your kitchen drain is plugged up.  


An air gap will keep both of these issues from ever arising. 


Good luck with your new sink install MedicalRecords, let us know how it turns out!



Posted 2010-11-30T19:46:46+0000  by BlakeTheDiyGuy

Very nice Blake!

Undersink vents have been used for years, but using the fourth hole for a vent stack ... not sure I would have known if you hadn't added to this thread.


Posted 2010-11-30T20:07:15+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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