There are many things that can go wrong with replacing a kitchen sink faucet. The job can be done, however, by anyone with the right tools and a great amount of determination. Sometimes people want to leave the task for the professionals, however, professionals often have a costly fee. It is better to try this one out and save some money. For this task, you will need a few tools that you might have around in the house and a little bit of time.
Step 1 - Disconnect the Drain and P-Pipes
You need to disconnect these pipes to separate the kitchen sink faucet from the water line and avoid any unnecessary leaks that can damage the floor or the furniture. Before you disconnect the pipes make sure to open the faucet: hot and cold water to allow any extra pressure or water to get out from the faucet. You can place an empty can or a bucket when the excess water falls.
Step 2 - Disconnect the Dishwasher Hose
You can use a screw flathead screwdriver to loosen up the clap that is holding the hose together. Removing the dishwasher hose will allow you to have more room to work with.
Step 3 - Loosen the PVC Pipes
In order to successfully detach the old faucet, you need to loosen the PVC pipes. This can be accomplished using your fingers and turning the pipe counter clockwise.
Step 4 - Remove the Faucet
Part of the faucet is attached with copper pipes to the wall. These pipes need to be detached with nuts. The nuts can be loosened with a wrench. When you do this, make sure to also clean up any rust or debris that is under the sink. Then take off the faucet.
Step 5 - Add a New Faucet
You need to put a new plastic ring on the pipe where the faucet goes. This will prevent any water leaks in the future. Once you have added the plastic ring you need to add a mounting place where the faucet face is located and also add a washer. This needs to be done from under the sink. Once the plate is in place use a nut to secure it in place.
Step 6 - Add the Spray Nozzle and the Hose
Insert the spray nozzle inside the faucet and attach it to the water supply. In order to do this you need to push the hose all the way down to the bottom. Then you need to apply plumber's putty on all the valves of the sink.
Step 7 - Connect the Hose to the Water Supply
You need to grab the hose connected to the water source pipes. Wrap plumber's tape along the end of the pipe and then screw the hose to the pipe.