Tips for Installing a Kitchen Faucet
Do you want to replace your kitchen faucet? We will guide you step by step to install new kitchen faucets and remove old ones. Read on to learn how to install a kitchen faucet.Installing a kitchen faucet is not a complicated process. Anyone can do this with easy-to-understand instructions.
When do you not have to change the entire fitting?
Skip this section if you want to beautify your interior with a new sink faucet. However, if you're considering replacing the faucet because it's faulty, you probably won't need to replace the entire part right away.
A running faucet is the culprit of defective cartridges, the most important part of the faucet. Damaged cartridges can cause problems, such as leaks or levers that aren't working properly. In this case, you only need to replace the ink cartridge. A running faucet can also be caused by a poor seal.
Sink faucet installation instructions.
In the following instructions, we'll show you how to install a freestanding kitchen faucet. If you haven't already, you can check out our article for tips on choosing a kitchen sink faucet.
First, you need to get rid of the old fittings.
- The first step is of course to turn off the water.
- Remove the siphon tube, but be careful not to spill any water still in it. Better to put a bucket underneath.
- Close the angle valve.
- Disconnect the supply hose.
- Disconnect the bottom of the sink faucet. Mostly these are nuts, rings and plates. However, this is different for each fitting.
- Remove the connector.
Now we can start with bracket assembly.
- Start with the angle valve. If they already have seals, you can screw them directly into the wall connector. Otherwise, you must seal the new valve yourself first. To do this, roughen the surface of the wire with a hacksaw, attach rosettes, and wrap the wire in hemp. Coat them with sealant.
- Now take the water supply hoses that are often supplied and connect them to the angle valve and sink fittings. Hot water is usually on the left and cold water is on the right.
- The fittings must be fastened from below. As mentioned, every kitchen faucet works differently, so be sure to refer to the instructions that come with it.
- Reopen the siphon.
- Check that all parts are fully tightened and sealed.
- You are done! You can turn on the water and enjoy your new sink faucet.
How to install a wall-mount kitchen faucet?
1. First, make sure that the spacing of the hot and cold water outlets matches the spacing of the kitchen faucet.
2. Attach the eccentric to the end of the water outlet.
3. Wrap the hemp around the threads and screw in.
4. Use a spirit level to check the straightness of the eccentricity.
5. Attach the rosette to the eccentric.
6. Install the fittings with pliers.