Install Your New Faucet
Congratulations! You have purchased your dream kitchen faucet, which you hope is going to change the face of your cooking area, for the better. But now, you want to install it. It may look challenging at first, but quite easy when you know what to do. When you are able to turn off the water, then you also may install your single-handle, pull-down kitchen faucet in just mere minutes. Let’s go.
Tips on How to Install a new Kitchen Faucet
What you are going to need:
- A screwdriver
- An adjustable wrench
- An allen wrench
- First, you should make sure you turn off the water supply to the sink. When necessary, ensure you remove your old faucet.
- Feed flexible spray hose via the spout of the faucet. Ensure to guide it in the correct direction, then via the hub.
- Align then the hole in the spout’s back with the clip found on the hub. Then you should work it on using a back-and -forth motion till it snaps into position.
- You should attach then the sprayer to the hose’s end. Using your hand, you should tighten the connection. Make sure that the sprayer is firmly kept in place when working.
- Depending on the material and thickness of your countertop, you may require an escutcheon together with a gasket to mount the faucet.
- Your next step is going to be inserting the faucet via the mounting hole found in the countertop.
- Under your sink, you should then slide over the shank of the faucet U-shaped, mounting bracket. The supply lines must fit the bracket’s inside. You should screw the nut against counter’s underside. Ensure your faucet is positioned properly over the sink prior to tightening it for good.
- Your next move is going to be sliding the weight of the hose over the hose, and then securely pushing the hose’s end onto your faucet outlet. You should place securely the clip over the connection so as to hold it into place.
- Your next step should be attaching water supply lines. You should look at every line ends. Note that the blue tip marks cold water line while red one denotes the hot water. You should run every line to its corresponding supply of water, the 3/8-inch fitting found at the end ought to directly fit onto water supply valve ( when it does not fit, you are going to need an adapter). When the lines prove to be too long, you should wind them into some loop, at least eight inches in diameter. You should take precaution not to create in the lines some kink. You then screw on the lines using your hand and snugly tighten with adjustable wrench.
- Lastly, you should open the handle of the faucet to “full on”, and you then turn on water supply. You should let the water to run for between 30 and 40 seconds so as to remove the lines any debris. You then shut off the faucet and check for any source of leaks (when you happen to notice any leaks, you ought to tighten the connections with the wrench another half turn.