How to Install a Kitchen Sink Sprayer
A handy addition to a kitchen sink system is a kitchen sink sprayer. Not only is it more efficient than a regular sink but the water pressure provided by the sink sprayer is good for pre-washing your dishes, and its projected water direction is good for cleaning your sink and surrounding kitchen areas. In the long run, its sprayer head tends to get clogged and to remedy this, heat tall glass of vinegar in the microwave. Soak the sprayer head in the warm vinegar for a few minutes. Then take an old toothbrush and brush the prayer head gently. This should loosen the calcium buildup on your prayer head. This article will focus on installing a kitchen sink sprayer.
Step 1 – Check the Sink
Before deciding on putting a sprayer house to your sink system, make sure your sink can accommodate a sprayer hose. Most sinks have an extra hole on the side of the main faucet, which are used either for a soap dispenser or a garbage disposal air switch. If you have no extra hole, drill one the size of your sprayer hose. If there is an extra hole available, use this extra hole next to the faucet for installing a sink sprayer attachment. Check under your sink to make sure there is a diverter connection on the water supply line so that your new sprayer hose can receive water supply.
Step 2 - Turn Off the Water
Turn off the water supply to the faucet and drain. It will be bothersome to work and install a sprayer hose when the water supply is on as it can cause unnecessary water leaks.
Step 3 – Remove the Soap Dispenser
Remove the soap dispenser if you are going to use this hole for your sprayer hose or cover over the auxiliary hole next to the faucet. Use a basin wrench to remove retaining nut that holds the soap dispenser in place.
Step 4 – Put the Shroud
Put the shroud for the sprayer in the hole and tighten the retaining nut below to keep it in place. Feed the sprayer's hose down through the shroud and place the sprayer in the shroud.
Step 5 – Connect the Hose
Find the end of the sprayer hose and connect it to the diverter connection on the water supply line. Tighten all nuts so that there will be no unnecessary leaks.
Step 6 – Test the Sprayer
Turn back on the water supply. Test the sprayer; a new sprayer head will give a water with strong pressure. Observe for leaks anywhere from the beginning of the hose to the end of the hose. Also observe connection between hose and diverter and make sure no leaks occur when the water supply is either on or off.