Installing a kitchen faucet yourself, or in other words, a kitchen sink, is an economical way to update your kitchen. Whether you’re a family living together or an individual living alone, you will need all the help you need in preparing your meals and it’s easy. Having a functional kitchen faucet may be all you need.
Therefore, knowing how to install the kitchen faucet yourself is the best way to save some money. Also, with some plumbing tools, it is very easy to install a kitchen faucet all by yourself. You do not need to hire a professional to repair it for you. All you need is to have a do-it-yourself spirit to install it.
Knowing how to install a kitchen faucet will not only save you money, but also add extra technical details for you. You never know, the added technical knowledge of faucet installation may come in handy in the future when you have a repair need. So, today we’re going to take you through the process of installing a kitchen faucet.
Illustrated guide on how to install a kitchen faucet: removing an old faucet
Let’s say there is an existing kitchen faucet that needs to be removed before a new kitchen faucet can be installed. Therefore, before we can learn how to install it, we need to learn how to remove a kitchen faucet.
How do I remove an existing kitchen faucet?
First of all, you need to have an understanding of how a kitchen sink works in order to understand the diagram of the guide, the installation process and the future maintenance of your kitchen faucet. Here is a picture that will help you with this.
- Before anything else, you need to make sure you have a basin wrench and an adjustable wrench.
- Turn off the water now as you clear your kitchen space.
- Then use an adjustable wrench to loosen the water line nut and a basin wrench to twist the handle. At this point you can use your fingers to completely unscrew the nut because it’s faster.
- Then unscrewing the side sprayer is the final step in removing your kitchen sink. While this step is optional, you have the option of unscrewing the side sprayer from the back of the face or by removing its c-clamp.