Kitchen Faucet Installation: What You Need to Know
Thursday, December 2, 2021
If you've been washing your hands a lot recently, you may have noticed that your faucet is dripping a lot more often than usual. Is it dripping at this point? The chrome seems to be peeling. Is it obsolete?
Because no one wants to flood their whole house unintentionally, plumbing improvements might be a little scary. A new kitchen faucet is, however, an easy DIY that anybody can do.
You don't need to contact the plumber if you work slowly and carefully and follow the instructions while installing a new kitchen faucet.
- New kitchen faucet (and the installation manual)
- Adjustable wrench
- Teflon tape (optional)
Check your present setup before acquiring a new one. Please find out how many holes your sink has by looking beneath it (usually between one and four).
Determine the sort of faucet that is appropriate for your sink based on this information. Adding a deck plate to a three- or four-hole sink allows a single-hole tap to be fitted, but not the other way around.
Take everything out from beneath your sink. This DIY takes place in cramped conditions, so make it as spacious as possible. Also, have a towel handy in case of any water spills.
Turn off the kitchen faucet's water supply lines. Under your kitchen sink, there will be a cold and hot water valve. Turn each of these water valves clockwise until you can no longer turn them. Then, turn on your faucet and make sure no water comes out. To alleviate any water pressure, keep the faucet in the "on" position.
Now that the water is securely turned off, disconnect the hot and cold-water supply lines. This step will need the use of a wrench, and loosen them (counterclockwise) until they come free.
A small amount of water may leak out, which is quite acceptable. Have bucket and clothes on hand.
Remove the old kitchen faucet from under the sink. Because every faucet is unique, yours may vary somewhat from this one. Ours had a gold ring that we unfastened with our hands, and others might be linked to a nut. If that's the case, you'll need to use your wrench once more.
Remove the old faucet by pulling it through the top of the kitchen sink.
Your towel may be used to remove any unsightly stains from the underside of your old kitchen faucet. Please make the most of this opportunity to make it spotless, so put your muscles to work!
You're going to need the instruction booklet for your new faucet, so go ahead and get it now! Because each faucet is unique, it comes with its own set of instructions. However, we'll guide you through the overall process.
It's time to put your new kitchen faucet in place. You may want to ask a friend to assist you in keeping the top of the sink in place while you work underneath it.
Make sure your faucet is secure from the bottom of the sink. There are a few screws that may need to be tightened.
With a wrench, secure the cold and hot lines to their valves and make sure they're tight.
To ensure a tight seal and leak-free connections, consider wrapping your threaded pipes with Teflon tape.
Slowly turn on your water supply valves! Make sure that both your hot and cold water are functioning by checking the faucet.
It's done. How simple could it be?
In less than an hour, you can transform the aesthetic of your kitchen for the price of a new faucet.