Outdoor Kitchens

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The key to a successful outdoor Kitchen project is using materials that will hold up to the weather in your area.   Granite is nearly always a great choice for countertops. Hard surface products such as brick and stone for the sides are also a good choice for sides of the work surfaces. There are several stainless steel frames for the worksurfaces available on the market. If you use wood framing, make sure you use treated lumber.

Stainless steel sink and solid stainless steel faucets such as the Cygnet Infinity series faucets (not just faucets with a finish) are great choices. Note: all faucets and water lines installed in areas where the outside temperatures fall below freezing should have a drain installed so the lines can be drained in freezing weather to prevent freeze damage.

 

 

Cygnet Stainless Faucet Parts vs. Eclipse Stainless Parts

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Cygnet Stainless faucets are based on the same body styles as the Eclipse faucets which are no longer manufactured. Ano has parts for both the Cygnet Faucets and Eclipse faucets.

While the Cygnet Stainless faucets are based on the same body styles as the Eclipse faucets, ANO arranged for the factory to make a number of upgrades.

Those changes include;

  • Forward Motion only handles to avoid backsplash issues.
  • Swivel hoses on all pull out spray heads that improves functionality and longevity
  • Improved mounting hardware for easier installation

The installation instructions and parts lists were completely redone for clarity and consistency.

Cygnet parts will generally fit in Eclipse faucets but the function may change, for example, the cartridge from the Cygnet faucets are forward motion only.

Below is a list of Eclipse faucets and the nearest equivalent Cygnet faucets.

KPS3029 Shasta                SB-6020 Bristol

KPS3030 Cascade             SB-6040 Lexington cartridge is different

KPS3030M Hampton      SB-6042 Brentwood cartridge is different

KPS3033 Sebastopol       SB6070 Windsor Cartridge is different. Windsor head has flow-to-spray function.

SB-6080 Ashen new model

KPS3034 Poseidon           SB-6060 Hamilton Cartridge is different

KPS3035 Appleton           SB-6050 Richmond

SB-6052 Preston new model not available from Eclipse

KPS3031 Niagara              SB-7020 Bradfield

KP2930 Atlantic                 BR-3020 Wilmont

KP2940 Madison              BR-3040 Carlton

RO-101 RO/Filter faucet new model

SD-10 Soap Dispenser      SD-1001 all faucets except SB-6060

SD-20                                   SD-1002 for SB-6060

 

Line Drawings for Cygnet Stainless Infinity and Decora Stainless Steel Sinks

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Here are the line drawings for the Cygnet Stainless Infinity and Decora Series sinks. The 18 gauge Decora double bowl sinks have the same line drawings as the 16gauge Infinity sinks. The BS-800 Horizon is a 16 gauge sink. All the single bowls, except the BS-800, are 18 gauge.

ANO has learned that big single sinks need to be 16 gauge to handle garbage disposals that are getting larger all the time. 18 gauge large single bowls are noisy and the vibration can damage the sink and plumbing.

PerfecFlo (FSR) and Evolution (EVO) Sinks Used as Drop-In Sinks

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I often get asked if the Cygnet Stainless PerfeFlo and Evolution Inks can be used as drop-in sinks. While not specifically designed for this use, several of our customers are installing them as drop-in sinks.

Below are pictures of an FSR3321APF-7 used as a drop-in. The flanges on the Cygnet sinks are better than the flanges designed for drop-in on other sinks.