How To Replace the Kitchen Faucet

Your kitchen sink is likely to see a lot of action over time. If yours is a bit worse for wear or if you just want a new look and feel, this DIY Smarts installment should be right up your alley.

When trying to figure out how to replace a faucet, it’s important to understand the different components and what their function is:

● Single vs. Multi-position – the difference here is in whether or not your faucet is a consolidated element or if the spout and handles are separate. The last thing you want to do is replace your faucet with the wrong configuration.

● Cut off valve – flowing water is great when you’re doing the dishes. However, it’s not so great when you’re trying to disconnect your old faucet, so be sure to locate the hot and cold water valves to make sure they’re completely closed before getting started.

● Faucet water lines – these hoses direct water from the supply to the actual faucet. Since you’re replacing the fixture, you may want to replace the hoses too especially if they’ve seen better days.

● Sink bolts – the bolts essentially hold the faucet in place under your sink. In order to remove the bolts, you’re going to want to use a sink basin wrench (aka sink wrench). The basin wrench is specially designed for the task and for ultimate ease of use in small, cramped spaces.

When you’re ready to actually tackle the job, here are the basic steps to follow:

1. Purchase your new faucet (ensure it will fit the hole configuration of your sink)

2. Shut off the water supply to the current faucet

3. Disconnect the water lines from the old faucet using your basin wrench

4. Remove the old faucet and clean the surface before mounting your new faucet

5. Place the new faucet into the holes, reconnect the water lines and turn the water valve back on

And there you have it. If you were wondering how to replace the sink faucet now you have the know-how to get the job done right and fast!

Your kitchen sink is likely to see a lot of action over time. If yours is a bit worse for wear or if you just want a new look and feel, this DIY Smarts installment should be right up your alley.

When trying to figure out how to replace a faucet, it’s important to understand the different components and what their function is:

● Single vs. Multi-position – the difference here is in whether or not your faucet is a consolidated element or if the spout and handles are separate. The last thing you want to do is replace your faucet with the wrong configuration.

● Cut off valve – flowing water is great when you’re doing the dishes. However, it’s not so great when you’re trying to disconnect your old faucet, so be sure to locate the hot and cold water valves to make sure they’re completely closed before getting started.

● Faucet water lines – these hoses direct water from the supply to the actual faucet. Since you’re replacing the fixture, you may want to replace the hoses too especially if they’ve seen better days.

● Sink bolts – the bolts essentially hold the faucet in place under your sink. In order to remove the bolts, you’re going to want to use a sink basin wrench (aka sink wrench). The basin wrench is specially designed for the task and for ultimate ease of use in small, cramped spaces.

When you’re ready to actually tackle the job, here are the basic steps to follow:

1. Purchase your new faucet (ensure it will fit the hole configuration of your sink)

2. Shut off the water supply to the current faucet

3. Disconnect the water lines from the old faucet using your basin wrench

4. Remove the old faucet and clean the surface before mounting your new faucet

5. Place the new faucet into the holes, reconnect the water lines and turn the water valve back on

And there you have it. If you were wondering how to replace the sink faucet now you have the know-how to get the job done right and fast!