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Replacing a Kitchen Faucet and Sprayer

Project Overview

Kitchen faucet-sprayer systems come in many types and styles, make sure you select one that will fit your sink. Measure the distance between the centres of the sink openings, and then measure the diameters of the openings.

7 Steps

  1. TURN OFF THE WATER AND DISCONNECT SUPPLY LINES
  2. REMOVE THE RETAINING NUTS WITH A BASIN WRENCH
  3. ATTACH THE SUPPLY LINES TO THE FAUCET BODY
  4. SEAT THE FAUCET BODY ON THE SINK
  5. ATTACH THE FAUCET TO THE SINK AND CONNECT THE SPRAYER HOSE
  1. ATTACH THE HOT AND COLD SUPPLY LINES
  2. TURN ON THE WATER AND CHECK FOR LEAKS
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Step 1

TURN OFF THE WATER AND DISCONNECT SUPPLY LINES

Place a bucket below the work area and disconnect the hot and cold supply lines using two adjustable wrenches. If you're replacing the sprayer hose, cut the hose with a utility knife, and disconnect it from the faucet body.

Step 2

REMOVE THE RETAINING NUTS WITH A BASIN WRENCH

Lift out the faucet body and clean up old putty. If you're replacing the old sprayer flange base, run a bead of silicone caulk around the base and seat it in its hole in the sink. Thread the new sprayer and hose into the sink.

Step 3

ATTACH THE SUPPLY LINES TO THE FAUCET BODY

Label the hot and cold supply lines to eliminate guesswork underneath the sink. If manufacturer's instructions recommend it, put a bead of plumber's putty on the faucet base before you thread the supply lines into the hole.

Step 4

SEAT THE FAUCET BODY ON THE SINK

Press the faucet body into the plumber's putty to seat it. Square the faucet on the sink before going underneath to attach it. Have a helper check the faucet for straightness while you work.

Step 5

ATTACH THE FAUCET TO THE SINK AND CONNECT THE SPRAYER HOSE

Use the hardware that came with your faucet to attach the faucet to the bottom of the sink.

Step 6

ATTACH THE HOT AND COLD SUPPLY LINES

Use two adjustable wrenches to attach the hot and cold supply lines to the correct compression fittings. Ensure that the hose is not intertwined with the supply lines and connect the sprayer hose to its nipple.

Step 7

TURN ON THE WATER AND CHECK FOR LEAKS

Turn on the water and test the system for leaks by visually examining and feeling all the connections. Clean up any excess putty around the base of the faucet.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 6 hours

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