Step 1: Preparing Your Workspace First
- Clear your workspace. Move all items from under the sink to create space for work. Place an old towel on the shelf to protect it from potential water damage.
- Turn off the water. Locate the water shutoff valves near the faucet supply lines and turn them clockwise to shut off the water flow.
- Drain excess water from the pipes. To prevent water leakage, turn on the hot, cold, and pull-out faucets until the water runs dry.
If water continues to flow from the faucet after shutting off the valve, consider replacing the faulty shutoff valve.
Step 2: Changing a Supply Line Hose
- Remove the supply hose from the water source. Use an adjustable wrench to loosen the lock nut that connects the hose to the water system. Unscrew the nut counterclockwise and detach the hose from the system.
- Disconnect the hose from the faucet. Locate the lock nut and use a basin wrench to loosen it. If the supply line is connected to copper tubing, hold the tubing with one hand while loosening the nut with the other.
- Buy a new hose with the same dimensions. Take the old hose to a hardware store and purchase a replacement that matches its length and diameter.
- Dry and tape the threads. Use a rag to dry and clean the threaded ends of the pipe. Wrap thread sealing tape around the threads to create a tight seal and prevent leaks.
- Connect the faucet to the hose. Attach the new hose to the faucet in the same location as the old one. Hand-tighten the nut and use a basin wrench for a final quarter turn to secure it. Connect the other end of the hose to the water source and tighten the nut.
- Turn on the water and check for leaks. Restore the water supply by turning the shutoff valves counterclockwise. Run the water from the faucets and inspect for any signs of leakage.
Step 3: Replace a Pull-Out Faucet Hose
- Remove the hose from the water supply pipe. Use an adjustable wrench to loosen and unscrew the nut connecting the hose to the pipe. If there is no nut, follow the instructions specific to your hose type for detachment.
- Take the weight off the hose. Before replacing the hose, remove the weight attached to it. Mark its location on the hose for future reference.
- Pull the hose out and disconnect it from the pull-out water tap. Detach the hose from the faucet head using a wrench to loosen and unbolt the connection.
- Replace the hose. Take the old hose to the store and find a replacement of the same size and style. Clean the threads and connections on the new hose and wrap them with piping tape. Insert the hose into the faucet head and hand-tighten the nut.
- Put the faucet head, hose, and weight in place. Thread the hose through the holder’s hole and secure the faucet head in its holder. Reattach the weight to the hose using the appropriate method for your hose type.
- Connect the hose to the water supply pipe. Align the threaded hose connections and tighten the nut by hand, followed by a quarter turn with a wrench.
- Turn on the water and check for leaks. Restore the water supply and test the faucet and hose for proper water flow. Keep an eye out for any signs of leakage.
That’s it! By following these simple steps, you can easily change a kitchen faucet and save money on professional plumbing services. Remember to share your successful experience with us!