I'm looking for a foot pedal faucet

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  1. wildbill

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    The kind they have in the doctor's office. It would make a nice accessory to my new darkroom sink. New, they are $$$$$$. Anyone know where I can get one used?
    Maybe all I need is the valve setup itself?
     
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    Have you checked out a restaurant supply business? You can usually find some that deal in used equipment. Most major cities have one or more.
     
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    Why not make one? All you need is an isolating valve, a spring and a few pieces of metal.



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    hmmm......I'll look into it.
    I found a foot pedal valve set on ebay but it's still kinda pricey and I don't know (without holding it in my hand) what else I'd need to complete it.
     
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    I specified used since new are $$$$$$$$, ie expensive.
     
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    Ebay has some foot pedal valves for kitchen use at what I think are reasonable prices.
     
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    that's the one I'm looking at. I asked them for more info/pics but no response yet.
     
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    Look out -- the valve is NO: Normally Open. The water flows when the power to the valve is off. You can wire it up so pressing the footswitch turns the power off to the valve, but be sure to turn the water off manually when leaving the darkroom.
     
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    Yeah, I know it's NO. But It is the type of valve I was trying to point out. There are dozens of choices on the site, but I was just trying to get the concept across without actually designing the entire project. The idea is that for less than $50 bux you can have automatic or switched convenience.

    I use a similar design except I have an IR photo sensor at the spiggot so when I put my hands under, it turns on by itself.
     
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    Now that's a very good idea....
     
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