Find out how to Set up a Kitchen Faucet | Zillow Digs

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Bored with gazing your previous faucet? Putting in a brand new one is straightforward! (No, actually.)

When you’ve been washing your fingers quite a bit these days, you may need began paying additional consideration to your faucet. Does it drip? Is the chrome flaking off? Is it dated?

Plumbing initiatives may be intimidating, as a result of nobody desires to by chance flood their complete house. However putting in a brand new kitchen faucet really is a DIY that anybody can deal with.

So long as you’re employed slowly and observe the instructions, you possibly can add an attractive faucet to your kitchen with zero emergency calls to the plumber.

Provides:

  • New kitchen faucet (and the set up handbook)
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Flashlight
  • Bucket
  • Rags
  • Cleaner
  • Screwdriver
  • Towels
  • Teflon tape (elective)

Earlier than buying a brand new faucet, be aware of your present setup. Look underneath the sink to see what number of holes yours has (normally between one and 4).

This determines the kind of faucet that may work along with your sink. A single-hole faucet may be put in in a three- or four-hole sink by including a deck plate, however not vice versa.

Step 1

Take away every part from underneath your sink. This DIY takes place in tight quarters, so that you wish to make it as roomy as doable. Additionally, remember to maintain a towel close by for any water drips.

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Step 2

Flip off the water provide strains to the kitchen faucet. There shall be a chilly water and sizzling water valve beneath your kitchen sink.

Flip every of those water valves clockwise till you possibly can’t flip them anymore. Then flip in your faucet and ensure water doesn’t come out.

Preserve the tap within the “on” place to alleviate any water stress.

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Step 3

Now that the water is safely off, you possibly can unhook the cold and warm water provide strains. You have to a wrench for this step. Merely loosen them (counterclockwise) till they unhook.

A bit of water could drip out, which is completely regular. Simply maintain your bucket and rags useful.

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Step 4

Unscrew your previous kitchen faucet from beneath the sink.

Each faucet is completely different, so yours could look a bit completely different than this one. Ours had a gold ring that we simply needed to loosen with our fingers. Others may be linked with a nut. If that’s the case, you’ll have to make use of your wrench once more.

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Step 5

Pull your previous faucet via the highest of the kitchen sink and out.

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Step 6

Clear up any gross residue that was hiding beneath your previous kitchen faucet along with your towel. That is the time to get it good and clear, so put some muscle into it!

Step 7

Seize the handbook in your new faucet, since you’re going to wish it! Since each faucet is completely different, all of them include their very own set of instructions. However we’ll stroll you thru the final steps.

Feed your new kitchen faucet into the outlet on the high of your sink. You could wish to enlist a buddy to assist maintain the highest safe as you enterprise beneath the sink.

feed new faucet

Step 8

Safe your faucet from beneath the sink. Ours required tightening a number of screws.

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Step 9

Connect your hot and cold strains to their valves, and ensure they’re good and cushty along with your wrench.

You could wish to wrap your threaded pipes with some Teflon tape to ensure your seal is tight and your connections stay leak-free!

attach lines

Step 10

Flip your water provide valves on … slowly! Then verify the tap to ensure each your cold and hot water are working.

turn water on

That’s it. Severely straightforward, proper?!

You may elevate the look of your kitchen in underneath an hour, and it’ll solely price you the value of a brand new faucet.

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