I'm considering brewing indoors this weekend, instead of my usual outdoor process in warmer times of the year. Since the last time I brewed indoors, I've replaced my kitchen sink's faucet with one to which I'm reluctant to try to attach the wort chiller (immersion - copper coil).
A pond pump for recirculating water through the chiller is in my future plans, but that's not going to happen before this upcoming brew day.
I have a utility sink in the basement, and the hose reel is down there for winter storage anyway. Could I hook up the hose in the basement and then run it up one level of stairs to my kitchen for the wort chiller? There's no backflow preventer on the utility sink, could that cause problems?