How to replace kitchen faucet and installing a new one? You can find the answer on this article. Some homeowners like to do the replacing process by themselves. Especially if they are handy people. If you also want to replace the kitchen faucet by yourself, you can follow the instructions below.
First, what you have to do before applying the steps of how to replace kitchen faucet is preparing those items below. One, prepare the cabinet, clean it out and the area where you will be working should be inspected. Two, Using a cloth, block the drain opening. Three, catch any water by having a bucket on hand. Four, put towels on the right position so the cabinet’s edge will not dig into your back as. Last, check the manufacturer for the details about lifetime warranties on parts.
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Before you start to do the replacing process, make sure you turn off the power before removing the old faucet and then test the new faucet for leaks, after that you can restore power to it. To reach into tight spaces behind the sink, you can use a basin wrench.
Now, it is time to do start the replacing kitchen faucet, step by step. One, turn off the water at the shut off valves under the sink. Two, connect supply lines to faucet, then by using basin wrench or slip joint pliers, tighten the coupling nuts. Three, continue by applying sealant and put the faucet on the right position. Four, screw the friction washers from beneath the sink then mount the nuts onto the faucet tailpieces. Use basin wrench to tighten them.
Next step is connect the supply lines to shut off valves. Then, to the sprayer base, you can apply the sealant. Put the sprayer base tailpiece into the sink opening. After that, screw in mounting nuts, tighten with a basin wrench and wipe away any excess putty around the base. Last, screw in the sprayer hose. If you are finish with those process, you can turn on the water and check for the leaks. Follow those instructions to apply the how to replace kitchen faucet instructions by yourself.