Complete Guide-How To Easily Replace a Kitchen Faucet?
After you have purchased the best kitchen faucet for your dream home, the next step is to replace the existing kitchen faucet with a new kitchen faucet. You need to remove the old kitchen faucet and install a new faucet. However, when you remove an existing kitchen faucet, you may encounter various problems, such as tarnished pipes, hard nuts, and inaccessible fittings. Once you have overcome all these obstacles when disassembling the old kitchen faucet, you can easily install the new kitchen faucet using the installation guide that came with the faucet.
First, the existing kitchen faucet needs to be removed, and the drain pipe needs to be removed from the faucet. Remove the drain pipe and P-type trap so that you can easily access the faucet and water supply pipe. Place a bucket under the P-type trap to collect any remaining water. Check the shut-off valve under the sink. If you have installed them, please check if they are working properly, if they are missing, please buy an easy-to-install solderless crimp valve or any type that matches your pipeline. If you want to install and replace the valve, close the main water supply line and turn on the kitchen faucet to relieve pressure. Then use a pipe cutter or hacksaw to cut the supply line directly below the pipe. In addition, purchase a new stainless steel casing water supply pipe to ensure reliable water supply, and purchase a basin wrench for loosening or tightening nuts. Use a pipe wrench to remove the drain pipe, disconnect and fix the water pipe.
Next, if you have a garbage disposer, unplug it and turn off the circuit breaker (if it is directly connected) to remove it. You can also remove the dishwasher drain and release the processor by tapping the retaining ring clockwise with a hammer. Make sure there is a rag under it to prevent it from falling. Use a basin wrench to turn the tail tube nuts counterclockwise to loosen them. Unplug the nozzle hose and remove the faucet. After safely removing the faucet, clean the surface where the faucet is located so that a new faucet can be installed.
Finally, insert the flange into the tap opening and follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Gradually tighten the flange nut under the sink while adjusting the alignment of the flange, faucet, and sink hole from the top. After ensuring that the operation of the faucet and the direction of the handle are correct, insert the feeder through the flange and the sink hole. Use the faucet gasket and tighten the faucet mounting nut from below while gently unrolling the water supply pipe. Tighten the tap nut with a wrench. Next, connect the sprinkler hose to the faucet water supply pipe by screwing the sprinkler hose connector to the faucet water supply pipe, and then tighten it. Remove the nozzle from the faucet, allow it to operate freely, and install the counterweight according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Next, tighten the valve on the water supply pipe and cut off the feeder above the compression nut on the valve. After cleaning the copper pipe, install the nut, pressure ring and valve on the pipe and tighten it. Open the main water supply pipeline and check whether the valve and faucet are working properly and whether there is any leakage. Finally, reassemble the waste disposer, P-trap and drain to complete the process.