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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did exactly as Izzydog and installed the sureflo faucet (the orig Westy faucet was crap and it finally broke). This is the way to go. You will get more water volume out of the Sureflo than the orig faucet even with the orig Westy pump. The knob to turn on the water moves easily so you don't waste water, and the knob controls the water flow (variable). This is probably the best mod I've made to my Westy this year. Highly recommended.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add a foot switch and you will have the ultimate Westy faucet!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Z Products out of Wilsonville Oregon has a similar setup as well.

Z Products Autosport

30625 Southwest Boones Fy Rdb
Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070
Phone: (503)682-1267, Fax: (503)682-3391
E-mail: [email protected]

I will try to get a better link when I have a chance. They also make some curtain kits and other neat westy stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went ahead and installed a Shurflo faucet and foot switch, very nice upgrade.


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I'm just wondering if anybody tried to also connect the city water line using a T fitting and a check valve. problem I see is the size of the city water hose is different and you would also need to use city water hose from the T fitting to the Shurflo faucet single inlet.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went for the Euro westy style faucet. It pulls out and can be used as a shower as well. I pull it out and lay it on the dish towel in the sink with the top down. It adjusts from stream to shower by twisting the end.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! where did you buy that faucet dogpilot?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:

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How do you close the lid?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mightyart wrote:
madspaniard wrote:

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How do you close the lid?


Hi mightyart,

the faucet rotates 360 in all directions so you can rotate it down into the sink

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I see, pretty cool.
Must just be the angle of the picture, is still looks like it's sticking up past the lip there.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

to mount the Shurflo faucet I bought an antenna base like the one in the link below and modified it the following way: cut out the stickup, drill a bigger hole in the middle for the faucet, and install it upside down

It's almost a perfect fit, same number of screw holes and amost same distance between screw holes. I even used the same black screws and gasket that came with the original faucet

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servle...assNum=150


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mightyart wrote:
Ah, I see, pretty cool.
Must just be the angle of the picture, is still looks like it's sticking up past the lip there.


yeap! it's the angle of the pic, the faucet fits perfect under the cabinet lid
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the Eurostyle Faucet in Luxembourg via the internet.

I do think the Shureflow is defiantly cool, but is it just me, or when it is in the down position does it look like.....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogpilot wrote:
but is it just me, or when it is in the down position does it look like.....



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject: shurflo faucet Reply with quote

These look great, the misssus hates the slow poke std. set up in the '81. I have an inline pump, can the Shurflo be easily hooked up with this set-up? Is a new pump added to this faucet worth it? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my little enhancement to the Shurflo Faucet upgrade. An optional foot switch. I wanted the option of either the faucet switch or a foot switch, which could be put away when not in use. Using a single pole switch I created a circuit that would allow one or the other to work. When the switch is closed, the faucet switch controls the flow, open the circuit, plug in the foot switch and the foot switch controls the flow. Although for the foot switch to work, you need to leave the faucet in an "on" position. I similarly used door stops from Home Cheapo as the base for the narrow necked Shurflo. Using my dremel, I cut the door stop into a smaller diameter circle. I got really lucky as my OE gasket was still usable. Using the gasket as a template I made the new base. Additionally, the gasket had the screw holes in it, making the placement of screw holes very easy. In the cabinet below, I put the switch in the wall behind the driver. I also mounted the coupler for the foot switch. This allows me to store the foot switch when not in use, etc.

The switch was bought at ProBass Shops, Shurflo at West Marine ($39), and single pole switch / coupler at Radio Shack $3 each.

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switch & coupler joined. Wire runs out to foot switch
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The knob on top our faucet is busted, so did a search here and learned a great deal with the discussions about pros/cons/fit.

I haven't yet ordered from Go Westy (I think they are expensive) but noted that they have this replacement faucet:

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http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2429&category_id=128&category_parent_id=

Anyone try one of these and have an opinion?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh wrote:
The knob on top our faucet is busted, so did a search here and learned a great deal with the discussions about pros/cons/fit.

I haven't yet ordered from Go Westy (I think they are expensive) but noted that they have this replacement faucet:

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http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2429&category_id=128&category_parent_id=

Anyone try one of these and have an opinion?

Thanks!


no idea about the GoWesty faucet, looks like the factory one. I know BusDepot sells the factory one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh wrote:
The knob on top our faucet is busted, so did a search here and learned a great deal with the discussions about pros/cons/fit.

I haven't yet ordered from Go Westy (I think they are expensive) but noted that they have this replacement faucet:

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http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2429&category_id=128&category_parent_id=

Anyone try one of these and have an opinion?

Thanks!


Honestly, why go this route? The Shurflo is simple to install, and works extremely well. It is a far better faucet than the original, largely because of the flexibility (lifting, spinning, rotating) and the water flow control (a trickle to full force). Did I mention it's about $20 cheaper than the GW version (which they admit on the site is complicated and potentially problematic). Contact West Marine and get the Shurflo and the antenna base mount (see madspaniard's post above) and don't give your faucet a second's thought.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I go the Shurflo route, doesn't that mean I lose the city water hookup?

Assuming I read, above, correctly.

I am interested in having both options available and why I am drawn to that from Go Westy.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you will lose the city hook-up. In my opinion, the better faucet far out weights the amount of times I used city hook-up, which was ZERO.

a shurflo is calling your name...
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