Installing a brand new Kitchen Faucet is not a difficult task. But things get tough when you have to replace a previously installed faucet. One of the common issues that arise here include the unexpected intermediate problems like the corroded pipes and less accessibility to fittings. Else the installation of a new faucet is an easy task, as you are going to deal with all new system components.
Well if you don’t face any issue while replacing the old faucet, then you can start using the faucet within 1 hour time. Kitchen Faucets are the most-used unit in your home, so it is your responsibility to take the best care of it. Check out the basic replacement process to get your old-style faucet changed.
How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet
Before getting started, you must know the tools required for the replacement work. And they are listed as follows:
- Quality Channel-Locking Pliers
- New Faucet Kit
- Tape for measurement
- Basin Wrench
- Supply Lines
- Plumber’s Putty
- Adjustable Wrench
All these tools are compulsorily required for the faucet replacement task. We would like to provide a detailed guide on how to replace a Kitchen Faucet. Follow the guide in the same order as it is given.
- First, you have to close down the cold and hot water shut off valves. They can be accessed under the cabinet area of the sink.
- Open the faucet to release all the pressure present in it.
- After this, you need to disconnect both the water lines from the old faucet. You will require an adjustable wrench and the pliers for this task. If the supply line is old and the gaskets are worn out, then replace them with the new supply lines.
- Next, you need to work on the nut which holds the faucet tailpiece. Take the basin wrench for removing this nut, which is rightly placed in the faucet assembly.
- Now remove the connection between the hose and faucet. Disconnect this line joining the faucet and the hose if you have this on your sink construction.
- Gently take off the old faucet, and clean the surface of the sink.
- At this point, you can measure the length of the holes from the center. This will help in knowing whether the new faucets will fit in the sink or not.
- Starting with the installation, first, cover the new faucet. For those using gasket for this purpose, place the gasket on the plate and thread the hoses through. You can even add the plumber’s putty near the faucet area, and leave them to set it right.
- Under the sink, you need to thread the flange and nut with the help of basin wrench.
- If you are going to install one pull-out faucet, then add one weight for providing some retraction on the pull-out spray.
- Connect the supply lines to the faucet, and then connect them to the shut-off valves. In most cases, the hot water connection is on the left, whereas the cold water is set on the right.
- You are all set! Turn the faucet on, and check on the water consistency. If you come across any leaks on this, then tighten all the connections and try again.
So in this manner, you can get your old faucet replaced and new Faucet installed. If your faucet is working right, then get the extra putty removed from around the faucet joints.
We hope you have now understood How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet and try out by yourself. Still having some assistance, and taking professional help is recommended. If you are facing any issue with the installation, then let us know by commenting your query below.
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