It's only good to replace an existing one (assuming it works - I can't install it). If you want to install in to a finished kitchen, and you don't have the option to tear out the backsplash in your kitchen, or in the room behind it, it's not worth having. This fixture does not come with a flange to install it to a wall. The customer service rep for Kingston Brass told me that wasn't a problem, well not his anyway. Unfortunately, unless you have the ability to install in to a totally demo-ed kitchen, you probably can't run a hard metal water line to install it in your kitchen, hence you'd probably run flexible pex pipe which can't support the weight of the fixture. Since there's no flange to brace against a wall you'd need to support the fixture somehow and the only way left is to tear out my backsplash from stud to stud (16"x4" worth) and install a 2x4 horizontally behind the wall to support this thing. That would require not only some decent drywall repair, but some impressive tiling work to make it look ok not to mention the need for a drill press to get the holes in the 2x4 right. The hole in the 2x4 would be in 2 different sizes on opposite ends of the board, one the width of the fixture and one the width of an all thread nipple to which you'd attach a large washer and a wide nut to serve as the flange. Not for a weekend warrior.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Have to tear down walls to find out
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? ok
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No