How to Install a New Faucet

How to Install a New Faucet...Easier Than You Think Plumbers

It’s very easy to install a new faucet using only a few tools.  Below are some quick guide on how to install a new faucet:

1. Turn off the water. This valve can be found underneath your kitchen or bathroom sink. Test to make sure the water is completely off by opening the faucet.
2. Remove the old faucet head and clean the surface so it’s ready for the new one.
3. Apply a thin coat of plumber’s putty on the base of the new faucet.
4. Be sure the connected supply lines are running through the holes in the sink. Place the faucet parallel to the back of the sink, pushing it face down for a secure seal.
5. Underneath the sink, screw and tighten the nuts and washers provided with the faucet and tighten them with a basin wrench or slip-joint pliers.
6. Attach the water supply lines to the shut-off valves for the hot and cold water joints. Tighten the nuts with a wrench carefully.

Now it’s time to use the sprayer base.

1. Apply plumber’s putty around the base. If you have a marble sink, use silicone caulk instead.
2. Place the tailpiece of the sprayer base into the sink opening
3. Press the sprayer base into the sink.
4. Screw in the mounting nuts.
5. Attach the sprayer hose to the sprayer piece.
6. Place the friction washer over the hose.
7. Screw the mounting nut onto the piece.
8. Tighten the bolts and you should be done. Turn on the faucet to check for any leaks and tighten appropriately.

If you don’t have the time to install a new faucet yourself, TalkLocal can help you find a plumber that can visit at your convenience. Just fill out a service request online stating your need, location, and availability. Then, up to three local service providers will call for your business. They already know your service need and will be able to help you when you are free.

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