How to Replace a Sink Sprayer

How to Replace a Sink Sprayer

A sink sprayer adds functionality to your sink. They're easy to attach, but you'll need a sink with a hole intended for a sink sprayer. As with any plumbing part, you'll be better off in the long run if you choose a quality sprayer from a well-known manufacturer.

Skill Level: Beginner
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  1. Step 1 Apply Plumber's Putty to Sprayer Base

    Apply Plumber's Putty to Sprayer Base

    Apply a 1/4-inch bead of plumber's putty to the bottom edge of the sprayer base. Put the tailpiece of the sprayer base into the sink opening.

  2. Step 2 Put a Friction Washer Over the Tailpiece

    Put a Friction Washer Over the Tailpiece

    From underneath the sink, put a friction washer over the tailpiece. Screw the mounting nut onto the tailpiece and tighten it with a basin wrench or with a pair of slip-joint pliers. Wipe away any excess putty from around the base.

  3. Step 3 Screw on the Sprayer Hose

    Screw on the Sprayer Hose

    Use your fingers to screw the sprayer hose onto the hose nipple on the bottom of the faucet. After hand-tightening the hose nut, tighten it another one quarter-turn, using a basin wrench or a pair of slip-joint pliers.

     

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