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Old 05-03-2009, 20:21   #1
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Sources for foot operated faucet valves

In hospitals they often use foot controlled valves to operate the hot and cold supply to the faucet. I am going to use these for my new pressure water system in the galley. They will be located in the foot space below the counter cabinet. Sharing this space will be the foot pumps for the fresh water and salt water faucets at the sink, to be used when there is no electricity or low fresh water supply.

The best prices I have found are in the low $200 range. Anyone have a better price available? Has anyone ever used these valves aboard?
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Old 05-03-2009, 20:54   #2
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This is a thread I'm really going to watch. I've always wanted to do the same thing.

My ultimate valve would be Left-hot, Right-cold, Up-on, Down-off.

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I have seen these on wash basins in italy in toilets. Always thought them to be a great idea and must save water as you can just push the lever when needed, without putting soap suds everywhere.
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We have a hand operated pump by Fynspray. It supplements the pressure water system and I use it for sea water. These are well machined and work very easy and made in new Zealand. It self primes on about the third pump and has nice smooth action. They are also more than $200. It's not rocket science to make a good pump but it does require some solid parts and machining to make them. A foot operated pump would require a very heavy duty construction and I doubt you can find anything that will last long under $200.
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Pedal Valves

See Pedal Valves - In the Kitchen
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:24   #6
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That's what I'm talking about. Now, I just need some optional sources to bring the price down without compromising the quality. If I don't find any, I' definitely going with this configuration. And the next kitchen or bathroom or shop I remodel is going to have these as an option. Thanks for your responses.
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