How To Install: A Kitchen Faucet
Replacing our updating your kitchen faucet is a great way to introduce new design elements to your kitchen. Today we're going to show you how to update your kitchen faucet. Here are some tools you're going to need to get the job done; A basin wrench. Adjustable wrenches. New supply lines. Plumber's tape. A work light. A bucket. Plumber's putty and a putty knife.
First, turn off the water to make sure you don't make a mess. Seriously, or you're going to get wet. Turn on the sink again to get any remaining water out. Now disconnect the supply lines from the faucet to the connections on the wall. Make sure to place the bucket underneath to catch any water. Using a basin wrench, remove the hardware underneath that's holding the faucet in place.
With the hardware removed and the supply lines disconnected, remove the old faucet. Clean the space under the plate if necessary. Add the new plate to the mount. This is where you'll usually install the putty around the edge of the plate. For our particular install we didn't need the putty. Make to double check the manufacturer's instructions in regards to the best method for installing.
Now attach the new supply lines to the faucet. Make sure to use the plumber's tape. When using plumber's tape always wrap the tape in the same direction that the fitting. will be tightened. Once the plate and supply lines are in place guide the new faucet into the hole. Next, connect the mounting hardware of the new faucet to secure it underneath. Then connect the supply lines to the connections on the wall. With the bucket underneath the pipes turns the water back on. Turn the sink on to check for leaks and adjust any pipes or lines as necessary.