How to Installing Kitchen Faucets


For many people, installing kitchen faucets just like a piece of cake. However, the kitchen faucet can make a big difference to the kitchen’s look and function. So make sure that you spend enough time in the selection process and installation. With a little initiative, you can install your faucet at no extra cost. It is important to remember though that installing kitchen faucets does involve basic knowledge or skill in understanding instructions. For a help, here are the steps in installing kitchen faucets yourself.

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Guide to Installing Kitchen Faucets

Installing kitchen faucets depends on whether it is being replaced or installed for the first time. It being installed for the first time is much easier than when it is being replaced. This is because you can install the faucet first then fix the sink over it. It is much more challenging to replace a faucet as you have to work your way under the sink and around the supply lines and get to the mounting nuts that will hold the faucet in place. In this article we will give you the instructions installing kitchen a new kitchen faucet. First of all, do prepare some things like; Plumber’s putty, Slip-lock pliers, Basin wrench, Screwdriver, and Plumber’s tape.

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Then for the first step, unpack the kitchen faucet and make sure all the parts listed on the specifications are included. You may have to do a small amount of assembly before you can hook up the faucet to the sink, including threading the sprayer hose through the spout if the faucet has an attached sprayer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for this assembly. Place the rubber gasket that fits under the faucet body on the back of the sink with the holes centered over the holes in the sink. The purpose of this gasket is to provide a watertight seal between the faucet body and the sink. If a gasket isn’t included with the faucet, spread plumber’s putty around the base of the faucet body itself.

Set the faucet in place so the supply tubes and the threaded mounting rods extend through the holes in the sink. If you have a single-handle faucet, you may have to squeeze the tubes together to get them to fit through the central hole. Then, screw the mounting nuts onto the threaded rods. Single-handle faucets have one rod extending through the central hole, while double-handle faucets can have one central one or one extending down from each handle. Use slip-lock pliers, a basin wrench or the special wrench provided with the faucet, if there is one. Some faucets have mounting plates that you can install and tighten with a screwdriver.

Drop the sprayer into the appropriate hole, if the faucet comes equipped with one, and connect the sprayer hose to the appropriate port on the faucet stem. Some sprayer connections are designed to be made without the need for a wrench. Follow the faucet manufacturer’s instructions. Connect the supply tubes to the shut-off valves, or angle stops, mounted on the wall under the sink. Use tubes that are long enough to make the connections without too much excess, and size the connectors on either end of the tubes to match the connectors on the angle stops and the faucet tubes. Wrap plumbing tape around the threaded male end of each connection, then screw on the female connector and tighten it with slip-lock pliers.

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Open the faucet all the way, then turn on the hot water angle stop and let water flow from the spout for approximately 30 seconds to flush the pipes. Turn off the hot water, turn on the cold water and flush again. Close the faucet when the flushing is complete, and then turn on both the hot and cold water angle stops. Note; If you are mounting the faucet on a new sink, save yourself time and trouble by doing it before the sink is installed. After all, installing kitchen faucets can be the easiest project you can do, and most installations require a few simple tools,  it makes less than an hour of your time. However, do make sure though that all your pre installation concerns have been properly addressed.

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83 thoughts on “How to Installing Kitchen Faucets

  1. Ariana.Makenna

    I agree a LOT with Santanaf. There is a time for all. Although I do not oppose the of having a guest room decorated with a shelf containing a specific collection, given the collection is not that large, and given the couple has a guest room.

  2. Jack Larry E.

    now i am having a love/hate relationship with random frames all together as one giant focal point. this seems to be in nearly every post on here. i feel once you can acquire a box of “random” frames from Target, the trend is over!

  3. Dalton

    DH and I had two maids/house cleaners at different times decades ago. Agreed on not taking their time by socializing, because they responsibilities elsewhere, and may be too polite to say so. Having someone in, even on a schedule, reduced my privacy at home. I preferred fair to carve the housework to what DH and I could on our own. When we we need outside help, then we probably actually need to * and simplify. That will be my strategy until we someday are physically not up to the housework.

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    bear you looked in the clearance of Room and Board, they bear several beds…this one is only $599. Its not as fresh as the one you posted but it composed has lines and a simple frame

  5. Derick

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  6. Phillip V.

    Choosing glass as your material for a kitchen backsplash adds a level of creativity and depth that is unparalleled, while also giving an chance to something for the earth when you to recycled materials, such as bottles, windows, and other recycled glass goods that been melted down and made into current glass tiles for your kitchen. Using beautiful, recycled glass backsplash makes a statement to everyone that enters your kitchen.Here is another link that might be useful: Into a Glass Backsplash for Beauty and Elegance

  7. Terrence@66

    @goodsite I developed arthritic fingers (too considerable keyboarding – seriously) and found that my heavy glass measuring cup was a – I sought out a lighter weight glass version. The Borosilicate glass jars are elegant light for example.

  8. Bianca Sierra

    I too assume airbeds are the best option for space…and I really mean “small places.” If I had a guest room I be and would probably never call my a “small space”. My airbed is a double in size and blows up to height. When I first moved I it for 3 months, no prob. It does however up the whole living room/common space, so guest to it away when they wake up.

  9. Maisie

    @Gtberg I agree. Not a to absorb hardwood or even a faux wood product. I know too many people who had leaks from refrigerators or sinks and had to replace the entire floor. My one friend had an automatic hot-water dispenser in her newly finished $800,000 when no one was there. Her expensive (supposedly easy maintenance) Pergo floor was ruined in both the kitchen AND the adjoining family room.

  10. Kiara

    Glass jars as drinking glasses! lol… It reminds me of people using mason jars for liquers (and drinking from them). Yes, leftover jars are wonderfully useful in many ways; however, I reservations on storing liquid food in them with metal lids due to rust concerns.

  11. Bailey

    Instead of trying to de-institutionalize the location with slipcovers or other – which all too often ends up looking impartial what it is, a lame attempt at covering something up – maybe you could try working with its utilitarian nature instead. Try injecting a whimsy, either via simple, accessories for the table itself or for the room that it’s in.For example, I the chairs might with an oversized frilly white bow or fabric flower – something a giant carnation – attached to the back. Work with them instead of trying to them up and you’ll probably better results.

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    Revisiting after seeing the garden tour today. This house is so charming, unique, and cozy. Perfect match to that garden. admire the colors and rich textures all mixed together. This is the house of a accurate individual – the shows!

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    hello Scott -Please us more about the map…. where to something that? Website? Company name?Spectacular of space. I a loft-condo similar. I need to be & a paint color delight in you did with the Caliente!

  14. Grady@66

    I a Eureka “the Boss” Smartvac. It was a Consumer Reports Best (I it was rated in their top 5) and while it is heavy and cumbersome, it was inexpensive and it picks up SO DIRT. I through a lot of bags, and that to me is a sign. It also has a HEPA filter. I a dreadful dust mite allergy, and am planning to some super-anti-dust mite bags for it – you can them through an allergy product web site.Personally I the Dysons are overrated and all marketing mumbo jumbo. And because of my allergy I would never bagless. luck!

  15. Denzel

    amusememusically,For 20 million vs 1.6 million, you to know that the odds would be greater and if you bought 150 tickets, that would decrease the odds substantially.Either way, it comes down to luck whatever option you choose. 🙂

  16. Kamden

    Oh We bear this problem… we absorb ancient wood floors and then added onto our kitchen and ceramic tiles – them both… but the join is awful… I am thinking of putting a kitchen island on top of the join.

  17. Kendall-Blair-Jolie

    I would to the wood with painted doors and chrome handlesBut really what a deal you got and you did a job on a budget. Definitely embellish it a more. I the of tone on tone harlequin or stripe.I believe it would be to paint the feet a different color. Maybe black, white or silver. Depends on whats going on with your decor.

  18. CohenWillie

    Sad! Every room looks the same. They taken a of adding in a quirky vintage item to a design, and exploited- COMPLETELY gone overboard in one direction. This fashion is half contrivance out the door, and they are sending out a phone book size catalog trying to it going? Again, the of artisan design, and well crafted. However I hardly ever from them anymore….This contemplate has gotten downright depressing.Remember color? they really someone in a London flat wants to decorate in the same colors they experience outside all day long?They should at the Soho hotel in London- they combined vintage and into a which is stylish, hip, authentic, AND colorful!

  19. Tiffany Collins Lilia M.

    as an architect i the lines and for the flush mounted plugs and switches. as a realist and builder, that level of fit and using gyp. board is hard to and you will up with many frustrated contractors when you up on dwelling with these products ultimately paying more.

  20. Manuel Rylan Kylan E.

    Hi,so from my perspective messy is equated to easily to unhygienic, filthy or lazy. As a messy person, I I simple bear different priorities. So I am a messy and creative, with a short term memory, who can a mess in a matter of seconds. I am particularly creative in chaos. having said that I dapper my house on a regular basics, and pay my bills in time, and in my mess I can always my stuff back. I prioritize. My house is a and not a museum. Living in a house (hygienic), which is distinguished for my health. However piles of paper on my desk not this. So I bear piles of paper lying around, and maybe my shoes are not in their usual spot, but my house is clean. It might not be the most organized, but being messy, has to with hygiene or paying bills in time.

  21. Fernanda Alani Claudia Q.

    Actually, that article echos my point (even more eloquently than I could written):”Copyright law makes distinction between a representative of a copyrighted work and the whole; if the is enough to the whole, if the is itself comprised of material, then it enjoys the same protection as the whole.”

  22. Nevaeh Gabriela Alani

    this colour is neutral & can be mod, deco, scandinavian, nautical. many houses in england & on long island wood shakes that weather to this colour, esp by the water, can beach feeling using same colours in different way; the oak floors now could be wood or beige/golden pieces/accents w same white & blue(s). scandinavians conclude a lot w brights added to these. could monochromatic, too. many websites are available for inspiration.

  23. Jakob_Bailey_Leon

    She usually does rooms, none of which are in this apartment. I had a visceral reaction of displeasure at the of the media room. Never has that Schumacher fabric looked so upon meeting its matching wallpaper.

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