Many of us use two handle kitchen faucets for our kitchen, it is important to know how to install a two handle kitchen faucet. Not every homeowner is knowledgeable in the field of kitchen fixtures. Sometimes a little help can go a long way and sometimes, possibly forever. In this article I will talk about installing a two-handle kitchen faucet, it can be a very easy task to accomplish if taken with a grain of salt.
There are diverse types of kitchen faucets on the market, they also come in different shapes, styles, and color. Among all this versatility it is very easy for one to become confused about the way to go when it comes to kitchen fixtures like faucets. Most faucets are very easy to install if the instructions are clear and thorough. Even a new homeowner can find the steps to be simple and easy to follow. You can find a selection of two handle faucets, they are all installed pretty much the same way. Before you begin the steps to read the instruction booklet that comes with the unit.
How to install a two handle kitchen faucet?
When it comes to installing a two handle kitchen faucet, we must think about the safety first. We need to be care full when we going to do that. The kitchen is the important room in the house, we have treated it’s like its importance. We have also keep eyes on the kitchen faucet brands so that we can install it easily.
What you will need to install a kitchen faucet?
● A piece of double handle faucet of the chosen model
● The generous amount of plumber’s putty
● Teflon tapes
● Plumber’s wrench
Easy step to install a two handle kitchen faucet:
Ensure that the model of the faucet is the one you intended to buy and fits through the sinkholes and all the parts that are needed for installation are included in the pack.
Attaching the faucet will require either a manufacturer given gasket or a ring of plumber’s putty to act as a glue between the valves, spout assembly and the countertop. The gasket is usually composed of rubber. If the gasket is not provided by the manufacturer it can be bought from the store. Apply a generous amount of plumber’s putty in the groove of the putty plate which would be installed from before.
Insert both the hot and cold faucet spouts in the sink or the countertop. Many manufacturers will include the riser top with the spout pre-installed. Align them with the hole in the sink and through the holes. Ensure that the alignment is properly done to avoid obstacles during the next few steps.
Place the hot and cold faucet valves assemblies through the holes in the countertop. Cold should be on the right and hot should be on the left. If the valves have riser tubes pre-installed, insert them through the countertop holes, rach under the sink with one hand and tighten the bolts that hold the faucets down. Some faucets have large sized washers and nuts that screw the valve tailpieces, even though others are placed firmly with brackets that bolt to the underside of the valve body.
Reach down from under the sink, attach the stretchable hoses from the hot and cold valves with the spout. Now attach the riser tubes from the hot and cold valves to the top valves that are on the wall. In order to ensure that there will be no leaks, it is recommended to test it out at this step. From this step just focus on installing the washer according to the manufacturer’s instruction, making sure to properly mount hardware so that no accidents happen in the future when you try to use the faucets. Check above the sink to make sure that the deck plate and faucet are aligned and inappropriate position.
Remove extra plumber’s putty from around the faucet base/groove using a putty remover then wipe it down with a wet cloth. Wrap Teflon tape around the end of the hot and cold water supply lines. Attach supply line to the appropriate faucet pipes. Tighten them until they are fitted snug with a wrench.
To wash any unwanted debris down remove the screen that is already on the spout and run some water through the faucet until no noticeable debris is left in the pipe of the sink. When the water starts to run clear swap the aerator screen.
Here is the short video of how to install a two handle kitchen faucet:
In this video, you will get more and you will get full ideas about how to install a two handle kitchen faucet.
Ever come across one of those kitchen emergency times when you were just desperately in need of a professional’s assistance? It is not always possible to have access to assistance even under the ‘emergency’ radar. Sometimes you just must take care of things yourself with whatever collective knowledge you possess. Kitchen emergencies are one of those red alerts we can not seem to ignore. The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home and the heart must always be mended if something has gone wrong. My simple guideline for installing a two-handle faucet will make it easy for anyone to carry this task out, be it installing a new faucet or replacing one.
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