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How to Install or Replace a Kitchen Faucet

Install or Replace a Kitchen Faucet The process of hooking up water lines seems anti-climactic compared to the bulk of the work-getting the faucet assembly seated in place.

Kitchen faucets come in two main types. 3-Hole 1-Hole

3-Hole : This installation has a more traditional feel. The faucet runs through the centre hole. Separate hot and cold valves flank the faucet, hot on left, cold on right.

1-Hole : This installation has a more modern look. A deck plate covers all of the holes: the two flanking holes are completely covered up, since they will not be used, and the centre is left open to accept the faucet assembly. We will be discussing this 1-hole deck plate method in this article.

Affix Deck Plate to Sink Affix the deck plate to the sink with clear silicone sealant. The purpose is not to provide stability for the faucet (this happens later), but to seal the plate and prevent water from infiltrating underneath. Water that gets under the deck plate can seep through the holes and get moldy and disgusting.

Insert Faucet Assembly Through Hole in Deck Plate One hand, hold together the grouping of hoses coming out of the faucet assembly and insert into the centre hole. Other hand is holding the faucet assembly itself.

There should be three lines Hot water supply line Cold water supply line Hand sprayer line

Hot & Cold water supply line

Insert Gasket and Rings Over Supply Lines Different kitchen faucets will have different means of attaching to the sink Rubber gasket and metal washer as high as possible, until they reach the bottom of the sink. Hold them in place with one hand.

The case of this faucet, three pieces run up the supply line: Metal washer (middle)

Rubber gasket (top)

Locking plate

Working under the kitchen counter Push these three pieces, in this order, up both supply lines and the dishwasher line. Push the rubber gasket and metal washer as high as possible, until they reach the bottom of the sink. With the other hand, screw the locking plate clockwise up the threaded shaft of the faucet assembly.

Secure and Tighten Screws on Metal Ring Plate The locking plate is now threaded onto the faucet shaft. Grab the supply lines with one hand and gently jiggle back and forth. Keep jiggling as you tighten the locking plate by hand until it is finger-tight. Tighten the screws on the locking plate with the screwdriver.

Tighten Nuts on Supply Lines Connect the supply lines from your house to the supply lines on the faucet assembly. Tighten as hard as you can by hand. Then, with an adjustable wrench, give each nut an extra half turn.

Connect Hand Sprayer Line Connect the hand sprayer line from the house to the line on your faucet assembly. Screw the sprayer hose onto the hose nipple on the bottom of the faucet. Hand-tighten the hose nut, then tighten it a quarter turn further using a basin wrench or a pair of slip-joint pliers. Test the faucet by turning on both hot and cold water and letting run for about a minute.

Kitchen faucets are much more than just functional necessities of delivering water, but supply a design element. Than faucets are easy to use, reliable, and have that class and elegance that a lot of homeowners are looking.

Different Types of Kitchen Faucet There are lot design available in the market of kitchen faucet. There are different kinds of fixtures available in the market to choose from, that differ in quality as well as price. When you are planning to buy a kitchen faucet, the first thing you should consider is the quality. Kitchen faucets are available made with different materials and finishes that include stainless steel, brass, and chrome.

Different Kitchen Faucet

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How to install or replace a kitchen faucet  
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