Ready to order. Need help.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by bobbyg123, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. bobbyg123

    bobbyg123 New Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Medical Sales
    Duvall, WA
    Hey guys. Thanks to the input on this board, I've decided on the hardware for my kitchen update but I need to verify the correct hole cut-outs for the sink. Here's what I'm ordering and what we want to accomplish:

    Kohler K-6626 Cast Iron Double Bowl Smart Divide Sink
    Delta 989-SD Allora Pull Down Faucet (Chrome)

    The Delta faucet comes with a soap dispenser (it can be used as a 2 or 3 hole) installation. The Kohler sink can be ordered in the following configurations:

    3 holes
    3 holes + 1 accessory hole (far right)
    1 hole + 2 accessory holes
    2 holes + 1 accessory

    Our goal is to have an insta-hot dispenser installed AND a soap dispenser. This shouldn't be a problem since the Delta is a single handle, single hole installation. The reason I'm confused has to do with my previous meeting with our plumber. I probably misunderstood him, but I thought he said that you can't have 2 accessories side by side with the faucet or things get crowded. If that's the case, should I just order the sink with 2 holes + once accessory? Ideally it would be kind of cool to have the 3 hole + one accessory configuration because we would have the option of having our faucet, hand soap dispenser, dish soap dispenser (or sanitizer), and the insta-hot.

    I'm totally lost as far as what I should order. I would hate to have an extra hole in sink that goes unused because it got too cluttered underneath.
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

    Nov 8, 2005
    Hansville, Washington
    Your plumber is right -- things do get cluttered underneath -- but that's why you pay him the big bucks. If he's any good, he'll make it work. You can't have too many holes.
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  4. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    you cant have too many holes

    I would go with either a 4 hole or 5 hole sink

    with a cast iron sink it is better to get
    one with an extra hole or two in it for anything
    you might decide to install later....

    its bad on a cast sink to try to drill one later cause the
    enamel has a tendencey to chip and hair line cracks can reslut....

    what if....your wife does not like the faucet 3 years from
    now and she wants to go back to a traditional one??

    what if she wants a RO unit some day....

    what if she wants a soap dispencer???

    the extra holes can just be capped off with a common chrome plug

    but then what if your wife dont like the way the chrome plug will look on the sink???

    son got some big decisoins to make here...
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    My sink has 6 holes and right now I am using all of them. There is no problem installing the accessories on either side of the faucet or all on one side. Decide the order that you want them to fit and buy the sink with the holes to do it that way.
  6. bobbyg123

    bobbyg123 New Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Medical Sales
    Duvall, WA
    The ironic thing is that my wife is normally in the middle of these decisions, but with our 2-year old twin (walking cyclones) boys, she's relying on me. Thanks for the tips. I can't see anything wrong with a chrome plug if that's the worst possible scenario.

    Great info.
  7. mystreba

    mystreba New Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    highland, md
    Lord, I have 8 year-old twin boys. It does get better, but I wouldn't go back to where you are for all the money in the free world!

    However, the holes don't get better. Get as many as you can, in my experience.
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