Your kitchen faucet is leaking and you are thinking of changing it. But you don't have enough expertise in the field, especially because it has a sprayer, so you are thinking of calling in a plumber without knowing that you can do it yourself. Yes, you can if you follow the advice below in this article. Here's how to do it!
Buy a new, suitable tap
If your tap is leaking, it's important to replace it, but first buy a new one. So to do this, go here to choose a new tap that fits your system. There are several models of spray taps on the market. Some have four holes, others have one large hole and next to it is an opening that separates the sprayer. So, choose the model that suits your installation so as not to create another malfunction. Also, choose the best quality, as there are taps in the shops that have plastic parts. It is advisable not to choose this quality, even if it is inexpensive, because it does not last.
Proceed with the actual replacement
Once you have purchased your new tap, you should now proceed with the replacement. You may not be an expert in this field, but that doesn't mean you can't do it. To do this successfully, you should refer to the instructions that tell you how to do it. First of all, prepare the tools you will need. These include a plumber's putty, a spanner, a tub, a basin spanner, a point and a supply pipe. Now carefully remove the old tap without removing the drain pipe. Place the new tap in the opening, bonding its connections to the meter using plumber's putty. Then attach the large nuts of the tap to the connections.
Attaching water pipes with braided hoses
Here, you need to connect the water pipes using braided hoses. So use your spanners to tighten the end of each connection after putting a bucket under the sink. Then turn on the water to clean the end of each fitting and then turn off the water to place the hoses on the tap, tightening them with your spanner. Take the sprayer hose through the opening in the meter to the central connection and tighten the steps firmly. Do a test run to check if the job is working?