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cher925 Aug 31, 2011 04:08 AM

I'm having a Pavilion built next to the pool, with an outdoor kitchen. The kitchen part will be totally covered with a roof, but is not enclosed. I've decided on the Blanco Silgranit Granite sink (verus the Elkay E-granite). Having problems deciding on a good faucet without breaking the bank. Our weather can range from 0-degrees in the winter to 110-degrees in the heat of the summer. Have looked at the Blanco, Grohe and Kohler faucets. So many faucets have rubber parts on the pull-out sprayers...will the rubber go bad, being outside? Any suggestions on a great brand to use that will hold up? Thanks!

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    lcool RE: cher925 Aug 31, 2011 04:32 AM

    similar climate here

    We are now year 3 with an outdoor kitchen,needing a place for my retired 60" VULCAN range.
    Our plumber/gas fitter only recommended the three brands you list.I settled with a Kohler and still happy with my choice.
    We do winterise,drain and turn off the water.

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      cher925 RE: cher925 Aug 31, 2011 04:51 AM

      Thanks Icool...I am definitely aware that we will have to winterize all plumbing.

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        escondido123 RE: cher925 Aug 31, 2011 08:50 AM

        Can't give you advice on faucet, but good outdoors hoses use rubber gaskets, so I don't see why that would be a problem.

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          mikie RE: cher925 Sep 1, 2011 06:08 AM

          We have recently been looking at faucets, for indoors, and I noted that some of the pull down models now have a magnet to hold the sprayer in place. Such as this model: http://www.hansgrohe-usa.com/us_en/12...
          I'm not certian this totally eliminates all rubber, but its worth checking out. The biggest culpret for the rubber is ozone, but it will also be effected by UV and heat. Don't plan on it lasting as long outdoors as it would indoors.

          1. BiscuitBoy RE: cher925 Sep 1, 2011 08:30 AM

            pavilion, pool, 2nd kitchen...and a faucet might break the bank?!!! Funny :)

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