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Old 12-06-2021, 07:16 PM   #1
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Adding filtered water faucet

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I am hoping someone has already done this or knows, I need to know what kind of bit I would need to drill a three-quarter inch hole in the countertop. I am wanting to add a faucet to my filtered water system that I’m installing.
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Hello everyone
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I am hoping someone has already done this or knows, I need to know what kind of bit I would need to drill a three-quarter inch hole in the countertop. I am wanting to add a faucet to my filtered water system that I’m installing.
I would use a hole saw.
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Old 12-06-2021, 07:36 PM   #3
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The counters are just Corian. I think the consensus on the internet is hole saw or spiral drill bit.
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For a solid surface like Corian, new hole saw bits work the best. Set a variable speed drill to slow, orabout 200 rpm.

Using painters tape can help minimize slip, but also good to mark on.

Don't use a Forstner or spade bit, those can ruin the material.
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Old 12-07-2021, 08:10 AM   #6
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Adding filtered water faucet

I just recently cut out my solid surface kitchen sink and installed a single bowl stainless. I used standard drill bits and jig saw blades and had no problems cutting or drilling the solid surface material. A hole saw should work fine.Click image for larger version

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Fwiw if it saves some hassle I just installed the filter on the cold line of the faucet.
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Old 12-07-2021, 01:40 PM   #8
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filtered water faucet

I am thinking of doing the same thing. Only instead of tapping the cw line I want to add a separate 10 or 11 gallon tank with its own pump and fill port. I have room under one of the dinette benches. It would increase the fw capacity from about 50 gallons of fw. Now we take gallon jugs from home filled with our home water for drinking, coffee, etc. I will for sure use a hole saw and might even clamp a scrap of wood over the hole before drilling to make sure I get a clean hole.
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Old 12-07-2021, 04:53 PM   #9
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If the counter top is Corian, use a hole saw and finish with a green 3M Scotch Brite pad. That’s how we used to do it.
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x2, added cold water filter under the sink, no cutting and works great. Bought it on Amazon.
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I just drink the stagnant contaminated water. I am now immune to everything!
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I just drink the stagnant contaminated water. I am now immune to everything!

This explains a lot tbh...
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Old 12-11-2021, 06:34 PM   #13
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I just drink the stagnant contaminated water. I am now immune to everything!
Maybe, but I have not taken delivery yet.......Can you do pushups?

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x2, added cold water filter under the sink, no cutting and works great. Bought it on Amazon.
So, hot and cold lines are visible under the sink? I hate to drill through my new counter top. I am having a hard time mounting a camera to the outside of my GarageMahal. I have issues. Picture would be awesome! TIA
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I just recently cut out my solid surface kitchen sink and installed a single bowl stainless. I used standard drill bits and jig saw blades and had no problems cutting or drilling the solid surface material. A hole saw should work fine.Attachment 266495

I have some jig saw blades that cut on the down stroke. Much less chance of ragged edges or chips on top. Most big box store have them.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/LENOX-5-Pac...ade/1003189066
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