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 Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Anonymous User

I have a kohler K-647-BL faucet. I am looking for a way to adapt the faucet connection from their connection to an NPT on both the faucet hose and remote valve side. any ideas?

Thanks
Sean

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: hj (AZ)

You use 1/2" ips x 3/8" compression adapters to give it IPS connections, but the hose for the spout is proprietary and you have to use their connector.

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Anonymous User

Thanks for the info. I was thinking about it last night, you think it's ok to cut off the proprietary connections and use hose barb to NPT fitting?

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: hj (AZ)

I wouldn't and why would you when all you need is the proper adapter?

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

I could be wrong, but I believe that when you add a barb hose adaptor to a faucet spout, you are required to have a vacuum breaker or some time of air gap protection. If you call Kohler, they might be able to provide you with the proper connection and advise.

Best Wishes

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Anonymous User

I talked to Kohler, they do not have an adapter for their spout connector or for their remote handle. no really sure how else to get to an NPT fitting except for a barbed.



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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

The Kohler K647LB, is a high arch spout with flex hose in the sprayer. Removing the sprayer to add an adapter look terrible and may change the dymanics of the faucet. Why not get a new faucet with the features you want?

Best Wishes

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: hj (AZ)

Exactly what are you trying to do? Originally, I thought you were trying to get 1/2" IPS connectons on the two supply lines. Why would you even have to think about modifying the spout hose?

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Anonymous User

I have foot pedal sink controls that the faucet connects to via a 3/8" npt fitting. I also want to maintain the remote control valve so that they both work independent of each other.

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: hj (AZ)

In that case, I would check to see if the spout's "pipe" from the faucet is a standard tubing size so you could cut it and install a "push fit" tee on it.

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Anonymous User

It is one of those spouts where the spout is the sprayer so the line looks like a SS braided line but is made of nylon rather than stainless.



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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: hj (AZ)

There is a metal "stub" coming out of the faucet that the hose connects to. I would see if you can connect to that, rather than the hose. If it is 3/8" or 1/4" copper size, then a "push fit" John Guess tee would splce into it.

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

why is it that you wish to change?

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: Anonymous User

The faucet head is the sprayer so is a swivel connection.

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 Re: Kohler Faucet Adaptor
Author: hj (AZ)

I am NOT referring the faucet "head", I am referring to the stem that comes out of the bottom of the valve part that the hose connects to. In other words, try to make the connection BEFORE the water gets to the hose.

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