In the first part of this guide to installing a kitchen faucet with sprayer, you installed the faucet and attached the supply pipes. In this second part of the guide, you will learn how to apply the sprayer base and then add a layer of caulk and how to add the mounting nut and the sprayer hose. There are also a number of mistakes and problems which you can avoid. By adding a faucet with a sprayer to your kitchen, you will be able to get the best out of your system.
Step 1 - Assemble the New Sprayer
You can begin to install the sprayer head before you attach it to the rest of the sink. Fit it together so that it can be easily installed on the edge of the faucet. The sprayer head will then be connected to the hose. You will be able to fit the sprayer hose into the hole in the faucet. These hose sprayers are often threaded, but it is a good idea to add a layer of caulk or putty to the edge of the threads before you screw it into place. You should then secure it with a nut down the side. Once this is done, you can add the grommet to the sink and tighten it together, going below the sink to attach the nut.
Step 2 - Adding the Nut
Take the mounting nut, and then add the grommet. You should be able to tighten it into the edge of the faucet so that it is completely firm against the sink. You should then add a layer of caulk around the edge of the sink so that it dries out into position. You should then thread the sprayer through the hole in the sink and screw the nut down, which holds this into position. The support for the hose should be screwed into the wall and the sprayer attached to this support. The best position for this is close to the edge of the sink.
Step 3 - Attaching the Sprayer Hose
The hose has been added to the nut, and you should now pull it out to the extent of its length, and you can then screw down all of the connections and tighten the joint so that the hose cannot move backwards and forwards.
Step 4 - Avoiding Mistakes
There are a number of errors which can be made when installing the sprayer. The biggest problem is not screwing the nut down tightly enough so that water pressure forces the hose evenly around the edge. You may not be able to fit the hose into the mounting nut if you do not put the mounting plate up high enough, as the hose will not bend closely enough to fit. You can also fail to fit the spray head together properly, so make sure that you follow instructions closely.