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How to Replace the Kitchen Faucet?

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Although professionals do their part, you can do things yourself at any time, such as replacing the swivel kitchen faucet. In view of this, the following mainly lists the tools needed to replace the faucet and the steps to replace the faucet.


It is understood that there are many types of kitchen faucets, including single hole kitchen faucet, wall mount kitchen faucet, kitchen faucet with pull down sprayer, touch kitchen faucet, etc.


33-1-swivel kitchen faucet

If you plan to replace the faucet with side sprayer yourself, you will need some tools to complete the job. Hardware stores have such products, including open-end wrenches, basin wrenches, rear nut box wrenches, adjustable pliers, cleaning cloths, teflon tape, towels, adjustable wrenches, flat-blade screwdrivers, pipe cutters, compression fittings or check valve, scale remover and cement, etc.


For ease of use, high arc kitchen faucet should be selected for the kitchen faucet. It is best to extend the spout to the top of the drain and not splash water. If there is a hot water line in the kitchen, this type of faucet should also be dual-connected.


In order to meet various needs, most of the kitchen faucets can realize the left and right rotation of the main body of the faucet. As for the faucet part, the pull out kitchen faucet can pull the faucet out to facilitate cleaning to all corners of the sink. The disadvantage is that when the faucet is drawn out, one hand must be free to hold the faucet. Some faucets can rotate 360° up and down.


The stainless steel faucet is preferred. Calcium deposits in shower heads and automatic cleaning systems. The same happens in faucets, where silicon accumulates. The integrated air cleaner has an anti-calcification system, which can also prevent the equipment from being calcified inside.


The faucet will malfunction if it is used for a long time, and it needs to be replaced at this time. How to replace the faucet?


Before replacing the kitchen sink faucet, you need to close the main valve. Cutting off the water source is the first step in replacing the faucet.


33-2-single hole kitchen faucet

After the water source is cut off, remove the old faucet. Then find the junction of the faucet and the water pipe, use a wrench to clamp on the faucet, and turn the wrench in the direction. Do not use too much force when twisting to prevent the old faucet from breaking inside. Clean the surface where the old kitchen faucet is located. You have to be patient to remove some deposits. It is best not to use any harsh chemicals or brushes to avoid damaging the area.


After unscrewing the old faucet, take out the new faucet. Wrap a few loops of raw tape around the connection of the new faucet to avoid leaking the faucet that is screwed on. The number of loops of raw tape depends on the size of the screw hole at the junction of the faucet and the water pipe.


After the tap raw tape is wrapped, align the screw holes, and then tighten it firmly with a wrench. Apply approximately 5 layers of PTFE tape to the lower threads of the power connection. Wrap the tape in a clockwise direction to secure it properly. If the raw tape is wrapped too much and it is not easy to tighten, then you can remove the tap, remove a few turns of the raw tape, and tighten it again . 


After the faucet is screwed, the main valve can be opened to test whether the faucet is leaking. If there is a leak, it may be that the joint between the faucet and the water pipe is not tightened, just tighten it.



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