Is your Kitchen Faucet not working properly anymore? Does it leak continuously? Or doesn’t provide you with adequate water pressure? All these problems might be occurring because your kitchen faucet has become damaged and you need to get it replaced for its proper functioning again. Thinking of calling a plumber? Hold on your horses’ people, replacing a kitchen faucet is easy and you can do it yourself. So, why not learn something new this time and replace your own kitchen faucet?
Trust me, it won’t take more than a couple of minutes. Here is what you need to do:
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- Determine your Kitchen Faucet type
The first thing to ask yourself would be that which type of kitchen faucet you have in your kitchen. This is important as this would help you in deciding on an appropriate kitchen faucet for yourself. You can either ask the salesman about this or do a little research yourself.
- Buy a good Kitchen Faucet for replacement
Once you know the type of kitchen faucet you presently have, you can decide whether you want the same type again or if you want to go for something different. Here are some Copper chef reviews which can give your kitchen a good look, and help you in making good food.If you have a deep sink, you could go for a pull down kitchen faucet or if you have a smaller sink, then you could go for a pull out kitchen faucet. Apart from these two, there are several other faucet types which you could consider for your kitchen.
- Disconnect the water supply lines
Once you have your new kitchen faucet ready, you need to first turn off the water. This is important unless you want to spill the water everywhere and increase your workload. So, turn off the faucet, and disconnect the water supply lines. You will need to shut off the faucet valve line and then use a basin cock wrench to loosen the hot water and cold water supply line.
- Remove the faucet
Once the water is shut off, you can just unscrew the screw and the nut which keeps the faucet and its sprayer in place and pull these aside.
- Place the new Kitchen faucet
Now, take your new kitchen faucet and appropriate place it on the sink holes. If you have a soap container, then you can place it on the farthest hole and screw its nut and then put some putty around it to fix it into position.
Now, take your faucet’s escutcheon cover and take a considerable amount of putty and apply on its bottom. Now place this cover on the sink holes correctly. After this, you need to take your faucet and fix it inside this cover and ensure that the handle is facing the correct direction.
- Reassemble all the parts
After you have properly fit the faucet, you need to thread two screws into a threaded ring and slide your fiber wash, metal washer, and ring over the supply lines. You will need to screw them tightly to the threading shank. Now, tighten your soap container to the threading shank.
- Test the faucet
Now, turn on the water supply lines and test if your new faucet is working or not. If it is not, some readjustments might be needed else, your faucet is all ready to use now.