Master plumber Del Del Grande explains the basic steps involved in replacing the kitchen faucet and provides some tips for making the job easy.
Disconnect the supply line
Turns off the water. Delete old tap supply line (figure 1), which will expose the holes in the sink.
Use a pair of snips or scissors to cut the old plastic sprayer line from the tap.
Use a basin wrench to loosen both the hot and cold water supply lines (figure 2). Unscrew the line from the tap. It has a bucket that is useful for catching water.
Delete the faucet
Unscrew and remove screws that held old taps into place. If the tap has a separate sprayer attachment, rotate and remove the plastic nuts.
Remove the body sprayer and tap from the sink.
Changing the tap
Remove soap containers and nut locks from soap dispensers. Apply a putty ledge around the bottom edge, and then insert it into the hole farthest from the center.
Apply an inexpensive amount of plaster putty down the escutcheon cover, and then firmly place it for three center holes in the sink.
Match the faucet through the hole in the escutcheon cover, and then position the faucet so grip the face in the right direction – usually to the right of the user.
Position of supply line
Partially thread two screws into the threaded ring until they protrude from the back of the threaded ring.
Sliding washer fiber, metal washing machine and ring over supply line. Screw them into the threaded calf until the ring is about 1/4 inch from the bottom of the sink and screws for the front and rear. Tighten everything down.
The plastic nut of the locking nut to the soap dispenser soap, and then using a basin wrench to tighten down. Screws Soap containers over the calf, ensuring that it is tight.
Slide the weight into the spray hose, and then connect the two ends to make sure they are locked in place.
Position hot and cold supply lines so they will not interfere with other hoses, and then connect them to existing supply lines and tighten.
Turn on the hot and cold supply lines, and then tap. Check for leaks.
Remove any excess putty from around escutcheons.
Add a soap dispenser, and then secure the pump up.
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