How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

how to replace a kitchen faucetKitchen faucets are definitely the most used fixtures in all homes, and it is for this reason that countless people are looking for effective tips on how to replace a kitchen faucet.

There are various reasons as to why you would need to replace a kitchen faucet, it could have gone out of style ages ago or has seen better days, and it could even have broken or fallen apart. Whatever the case, the following instructions will enable you to replace it without much trouble:

1.  The first step will usually involve measuring. Measure the distance between the hot knob and the cold knob before removing the old faucet. If your faucet has one knob only, take the measurements from beneath the sink.The second step also involves measuring. From beneath or under the sink, measure the holes you see and make note of where the water connects.

2.  The second step also involves measuring. From beneath or under the sink, measure the holes you see and make note of where the water connects.After you are done with measuring, use the valves under the sink to shut off the water. If you can’t locate any shut-off valves, use the water meter to turn the water off. Just be sure to alert everyone in the house to avoid any inconveniences.

3.  After you are done with measuring, use the valves under the sink to shut off the water. If you can’t locate any shut-off valves, use the water meter to turn the water off. Just be sure to alert everyone in the house to avoid any inconveniences.Take hold of an adjustable wrench to remove the water hoses (both hot and cold) and any other gear that is connected to the faucet.

4.  Take hold of an adjustable wrench to remove the water hoses (both hot and cold) and any other gear that is connected to the faucet.

5.  Take your measuring gear again to measure out the diameter of the water hoses.

6.  Take a very close look at the thread size of your water hoses. In most cases, it will either be fine or coarse. If it happens to be a fine thread, it will probably take ages disconnecting but if it is coarse, it will disconnect after only a few turns. Remember to choose a replacement that has the same threads as the one you are replacing.

7.  Measure everything again before choosing a replacement.

8.  The next step involves pulling out the old faucet. This should be pretty easy but only if you have removed every connection from under the sink.

9.  After you have successfully removed the old one, place the new faucet into the same spot.

10.  Get a Teflon thread tape and encircle it around the threads of the new faucet once.

11.  It is now time to re-attach the water hoses and any other gear you might have disconnected (like the sprayer) ensuring that everything is really tight.

12.  Turn on the water and look out for any leaks. If you notice any, chances are that you never secured the hoses tight enough. Turn off the water again and tighten them again. Repeat the process until there is no leakage left.The last step involves trying out your new faucet. Start by turning it on slowly to ensure there are no leaks. If there aren’t any, turn it on to full and repeat the process on both the hot and cold water. If you have followed these instructions on

13.  The last step involves trying out your new faucet. Start by turning it on slowly to ensure there are no leaks. If there aren’t any, turn it on to full and repeat the process on both the hot and cold water. If you have followed these instructions on how to replace a kitchen faucet to the letter, there should be no leaks and you can relax and admire your handy work.