In this guide check out how to install Kitchen Faucet using Ortak.co Kitchen Guide instructions.
One of the most important parts of a house is the kitchen, and hence it is one place we need to take proper care of. A kitchen faucet will not give your kitchen a new look but will also help you in a number of ways. Either the sink can be taken out of the counter top and put or one can wedge underneath the available cabinet.
Things you need before installing a faucet –
- Silicone caulk
- Basin wrench
- Cleaning items : towel, steel wood pad, razor blade, vinegar
- New faucet set
7 Steps to Install a Kitchen Faucet
Follow the 7 steps guide to install Kitchen faucet –
- The main water supply or the water supply from the sink using the valves that have been given has to be shut off. You can turn on the old faucet check once for complete surety that water supply has been completely shut.
- Too loosen the nuts; you can use the basin wrench. Top mounted faucets are there at the bottom and bottom mounted faucets are there at the top. Since a top mount is the most common one, so whether you are working below or you are pulling the sink out, it is the same thing and follows the same process.
- When the nuts are removed, we have to hold the faucet in place, and make sure that all the water supply and all its lines are disconnected. We can also keep a towel handy in case there might be any spillage. This should be followed by the cleaning of the sink in case there is any crud accumulation. If the mess is difficult to clear, a mixer of hot water and vinegar will do the trick, and then you can clean it with the steel wood pad or a razor blade. And if project is the reason you are going to move the sink, this time is right.
- There is a rubber gasket with a new set of faucet, you don’t follow this step but if not, you can squeeze out the silicone caulk and apply it on the inner edge of the base plate, and place the assembly firmly so the it can be water tight.
- Then place the nuts and the washer on the protruding stem that is below the sink, and tighten all the nuts that are there. If the new faucet set does not have a tool for tightening the nuts, best option is to use a basin wrench.
- Change the supply lines whenever you change a faucet, it is a good practice, and they need to be connected to the new faucet as well as to shutoff valves and then switch on the water supply.
- Check if there is any leakage of water from any side, and then do the same for hot water.
Note: if you want to make you job easier, remover the sink, it gives you more space. And also if you don’t want to bruise yourself against the sink wall, use kitty litter to lean on.