It is not always necessary to install a sprayer in your kitchen faucet sink. You can easily do your daily basis washing with your single-handed faucet. Buying a sprayer and installing it will also cost you money.
Instead, you can install a flexible faucet to use both sprayer and faucet. You can also install the faucet yourself.
How to install a kitchen faucet without using the sprayer?
You have to replace the old faucet first to install a kitchen faucet without using the sprayer. If you have a sprayer and don’t want to use it, disconnect the extension line. And then remove it. You can install a single-hand faucet to ignore the sprayer.
Got a couple of minutes? Let’s see the installation process!
How To Install Kitchen Faucet Without A Sprayer?
Installing the kitchen faucet is not quite difficult. By following just a few steps, you can install it on your own. We have described the whole process in step-by-step instructions.
Turn off the main water supply of the house before you begin. Also, turn off the recirculating pump and the electric water heater for safety purposes.
Tool You’d Need
First, you need some tools for the installation. These tools are necessary to get yourself ready for some handyman action.
Here’s what you need:
- An adjustable wrench
- A screwdriver
- A faucet plate
- New faucet
- A towel
- A bucket
- Basin Wrench
- Penetrating oil
- Supply lines
- Faucet gasket
Step 1 of 2: Remove The Old Faucet
In order to install a kitchen faucet, you need to remove the old faucet first. It is absolutely okay if you don’t know how to do that. Don’t worry! We’re here to guide you!
First, clean the under-faucet area and remove all the junk. Place a towel and bucket in there. Now, you need to turn off the main water supply. Ensure that all the water has been drained out from the faucet. You can collect the water by using the bucket you placed.
Now, turn off the hot water/cold water shut-off valves as well. Do not turn the shut-off valves with vigorous movements, it can break the handle of the valve.
Start disconnecting the faucet supply lines. Use your wrench or pipe wrench to do the job. After that, use the bucket to collect the extra water from the supply lines.
After disconnecting the old supply lines, take them out from the faucet. Now, take your screwdriver to unscrew the mounting nuts. If they are hard to unscrew, use penetrating oil to solve the problem.
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Now that you have your penetrating oil, simply replace it!
Now you can remove the old faucet from the kitchen sink after removing the mounting nuts.
Step 2 of 2: Replace The Old Faucet With New One
As you don’t want to use the sprayer, you can use a single-handed faucet in the kitchen. Let’s see how to install it.
Take your new faucet and insert it into the sinkhole. Remember, you have to remove the stripped set screws first.
Cover the rest of the sinkholes with a faucet plate. Faucet plates usually cover 3 sinkholes. If your sink has a 4th one for a sprayer, you can cover it up with a sinkhole cover. It is super easy to install.
Now, take the new supply lines (both hot/cold water lines) and put them inside the faucet. Go under the sink and tighten up the mounting nuts. Make sure someone holds the faucet at that time. Use your pipe wrench to tighten the mounting nuts off the faucet.
Connect the supply lines with the valves. Wrap some Teflon tapes in the valve to make sure there is no leak. Tighten up the nuts with your wrench.
Now, turn on the main water valve and also the faucet valves. Drain water from the faucet for 2 minutes and check if there’s any kind of leak. Remember to always try to save water. Use the bucket to save water.
If you see any leaks, use more Teflon tapes in the valves and reconnect them. Call a plumber to do the job if the leaking still does not stop.
If you already have a sprayer but don’t want to use it, remove the sprayer. Unmount it from under the sink and cover the hole with a sinkhole cover. Be sure about the quality before buying a new faucet for you.
That’s all! By now, you should be able to install your kitchen faucet on your own.
Question: What to do if I have faulty valves?
Answer: Replacing is the best solution for leaking or damaged valves. You can do it yourself. Or you could take help from a professional to get it done.
Question: How much does a plumber charge to install a kitchen faucet?
Answer: A professional plumber charges at least 150-250$ to install a kitchen faucet. You can save this money if you install it yourself.
Question: Can I use the sprayer and faucet both in single-hand faucets?
Answer: Yes, you can use the sprayer and faucet in single-hand faucets. There are faucets that have flexible functions. You can purchase that faucet and apply it to your kitchen sink.
That’s it! This is the process of how to install a kitchen faucet without using the sprayer. If you want to remove the sprayer, this is the right process to do it.
We hope we were able to help you with our discussion. Good luck replacing your kitchen faucet!
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