If you have a sneak peek into the life of your local plumber, you’ll really appreciate everything the guy does for you. Plumbing problems can really mess up the way your house works and a good amount of skill and precision is required to get certain tasks done.
That being said there are still a few things a determined mind and a set of tools can accomplish for you. Installing or replacing your faucet can be one of them with these simple steps.

Pre-installation

·  It is important to first clean out the sink cabinet and thoroughly inspect your work space

·  Use an old washcloth to block the drain opening

·  Keep a spare bucket at hand in case of any sudden water spills

·  Cushion your back

·  In case you have an electrical socket under your sink, turn off the power before you begin

Tools needed

·   Slip-joint pliers

·   Adjustable wrenches

How to Install Kitchen Faucet

1.       The first thing that you will need to do is shut off all the valves under the sink or shut off the main water supply of your house

2.       You then have to connect the supply lines to the faucet tailpieces.

3.       Use your slip-joint pliers to tighten the coupling nuts. This can be done with a basin wrench as well.

4.       Apply a bead of plumber putty (around quarter of an inch) around the base of the faucet.

5.       Insert the tailpieces of the faucet with supply lines attached, into the holes in the sink.

6.       Position the base of your faucet to the back of the sink and press the faucet down firmly.

7.       Next, screw the friction washers and mounting nuts onto the faucet tailpieces and tighten them with your slip-joint pliers or a basin wrench from beneath the sink. Wipe away excess putty if any.

8.       Attach the faucet’s supply lines to the valves which are shut off and tighten the nuts.

9.       Turn on the water and check for any leaks!

And you’re done! It’s fairly simple but if that sounded like rocket science to you then your best bet would be to ring up that good ol’ plumber man of yours and get the job done professionally. At least you won’t risk hitting your head on a sink or a lifetime of leaky taps to deal with, aye?

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