Kitchen Faucet are the most widely kitchen amenity among all others provided. Situations turn hay ware if there’s a leakage or there any kind of trouble shooting in the proper running of the faucet. However this needs to be fixed at the earliest of the hour to avoid any kind of other invited problems, because a lot of works stay up pending due to any kind of water issue.
Another issue crops up, when you don’t find a plumber on the immediacy, hence no other way but you got to do it all by yourself. It’s not at all a cringing task if you may follow all these simple tips of how you must go about the process.
3 Ways of how to insert a kitchen faucet by yourself
1. Pick up all the right equipment’s
One must first be ready with all the necessary tools and equipments needed to have a smooth run of the whole process. Here are the basic tools required
- Adjustable wrench
- Slotted screwdriver
- Water pump pliers
- Pipe cutter
- Plumber’s tape
- Safety goggles
- Jointing compound
- Ratchet with extension bar
Howeverthe minimum would suffice in helping you to fix the basics and insert the Kitchen faucet. Replace the leaking or the old kitchen faucet creating too much of an issue.
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2. Ways to remove the old tap with tact
At first it is very important for one to identify the kind of faucet in the kitchen and then look the number of holes beneath it. In this way, it’s easier for the fixation to take place. Then remember to shut off the valves of the old ones to turn off the supply of water as you try to remove it. It is recommended to remove all that’s under the sink to keep the place spacious and clean for easy working. Also putting a towel beneath may help in soaking the extra drops of water. Slowly loosen up the nuts of the old pipe and remove the olive beneath. Once that’s successfully done, the old pipe can be pulled out and the places and holes might be cleaned for the insertion of the new faucet.
3. The final task of setting the new faucet into place
Read and follow the instruction carefully those come with the pack of your new kitchen faucet. It’s important for one to have a proper measurement of the different holes of the old kitchen faucet to make sure that the new one fits in without any much difficulty. Before fitting into base, seal the new faucet using either a gasket or a plumber’s putty. Underneath the sink place the washer and secure the faucet with the needed nuts. Git the water supply pipes into the faucet and then into the shut off valves and make sure the cold and hot water pipes are done right.
Check the proper running of the tap and any further leakage must be dealt with a plumber.