DIY: Installing a Kitchen Faucet

Installing a Kitchen Faucet yourself is quite simple and easy and can help you in saving a lot of time and money too. If you are looking for a do-it-yourself guide to install a Kitchen faucet at home, then this is the perfect place for you.

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We have created this guide to help out everyone who is looking for ways to save a few bucks by handling the kitchen faucet installation themselves. Trust me, the steps are really simple and it would take you no time at all to do it.

Materials required:

  • Basin Wrench
  • Adjustable Wrenches
  • Bucket
  • Kitchen Faucet
  • Supply Lines
  • Silicon Caulk

Steps to Follow:

Step 1: Check the faucet requirements

The first thing to do before you install a kitchen faucet is to buy an appropriate kitchen faucet which is compatible with your sink. For this, you would need to check your sink configuration and check the number of sinkholes available so that you can select a Kitchen Faucet which is compatible with your sink.

You need to be careful in this step because you can install a one-hole kitchen faucet in a 3 or 4-hole sink but you cannot do vice versa.

Step 2: Removing the old damaged Kitchen Faucet

The next step requires you to remove the old faucet if you are trying to replace a damaged kitchen faucet. If not, then you don’t need to remove any old kitchen faucet and you can just jump on to the next step.

However, if you are trying to replace a damaged kitchen faucet, then you need to make sure that you first turn off the water valves beneath the sink and then turn on the faucet to empty the water. Once this is done, make sure that you click a picture of the configurations before you start opening it so that you can check later that you have reconfigured all the parts properly.

Now keep a bucket beneath the sink to catch the water that will fall when you disconnect the water lines. Once this is done, you need to use a basin wrench to loosen the nuts and bolts that keep the faucet attached to the sink. Remove the faucet and clean the sink so that you can install a new Kitchen Faucet.

Step 3: Install the new Kitchen Faucet

Make sure that you reach your Kitchen Faucet manufacturer’s instructions before you start with this step. Place your rubber or plastic gasket on the sinkholes and set your deck plate over it. Use a small amount of caulk or refer to your manufacturer’s instructions. Then feed the faucet lines into the sinkholes and install washers and nuts beneath the sink. Make sure that you wipe away excess caulk from beneath the sink. Connect the water supply lines and turn on the water slowly to check for any leaks. Make sure that you tighten the connections properly.

 

Your new Kitchen Faucet is now ready to be used. Wasn’t that easy and simple now?

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