The prep process for fixing a single-handle kitchen faucet is similar to the process for installing a pull-out faucet.
- First, assuming that the water has been turned off and the old faucet has been taken out, you can then proceed to locate the new spray hose. You can use an adjustable wrench to connect the hose to the nipple of the sprayer.
- Next, you need to connect the flexible connector on the faucet supply hose. You can use a double wrench to tighten the connection – one wrench to secure the faucet connector and the other wrench to turn and tighten the female connector to the movable fitting.
- Third, you can now go ahead and insert the connector and feed it into the water supply line through the hole in the middle. Make sure to set the gasket line correctly when you put the faucet in place.
- After that, position yourself underneath the sink and install a washer and nut or a combination of nut and washer. You will need to bolt the faucet in place and tighten it by hand, or better yet, use a basin wrench to facilitate the bolt tightening process.
- Finally, connect the second flexible connector and attach the male end to the shut-off valve. The last part of the process is to tighten the connector with a movable wrench. Then you can now go ahead and test if the process went smoothly is by opening the shut-off valve and the water from the faucet.
The bottom line is that installing a new kitchen faucet is very easy and affordable too update your kitchen area. With the above steps on how to install a kitchen faucet, installing a kitchen faucet has now become a simple task. In short, with common plumbing tools in hand, a little bit of plumbing knowledge, and a kitchen sink guide, you are perfectly capable of undertaking such a project.
In short, as long as you have a guide, tools and a willingness to learn new skills, installing either a drop-down kitchen faucet or a single-handle faucet is no longer a difficult task.