How to Fit Kitchen Taps in 7 Steps

Installation of new kitchen faucets offers a simple but effective way to create a fresh new look without breaking the bank way, and are available in a wide range of styles to enhance any decor. In this easy to follow guide explains step by step how to fit new kitchen faucets.

Kitchen mixe tap

 

 

Roca kitchen mixer tap

To adapt to the new kitchen faucets you will need:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • pump pliers water
  • old cloth
  • compression fittings
  • Tube cutter
  • Adapting to kitchen faucets
  • Follow these steps and you will have your new kitchen faucet in a very short time.

Step 1 – Turn off the water supply

Turn off the water supply by closing the main water valve – this is near the water meter. Then turn on the faucets and run until no more water. Before loosening the pipes or fittings, put a cloth under the tubes as some water may still drain. If there are any more closing valves in the pipes leading to the tap, close them before starting work.

Step 2 – Loosen the connections

Use an adjustable wrench to loosen and disconnect connections – which could be either two supply tubes each end with a compression fitting or two valves in the pipes under the sink.

Step 3 – Remove the tap

Now you can remove the old kitchen faucet. At the base of the kitchen faucet is a tube with an external thread. This protrudes through the hole in the kitchen sink or countertop and is set lower by a nut, washer or retaining plate. Loosen the nut with the adjustable wrench and remove it by hand. Now you can lift the old faucet top.

Step 4 – Place the new faucet

The new kitchen faucet has a tube with an external thread at its base. Push the tube through the hole in the sink or counter top and push the retaining plate and washer on the tube, mount and tighten the nut with the wrench or adjustable pliers water pump. Make sure the tap is in the correct position.

If you have a new stainless steel sink or countertop composite’ll need to drill a new hole diameter suitable for mounting tube tap. Use a hole saw that is suitable for the sink or countertop materials.

Step 5 – Install the water supply pipes

Inside the large tube assembly in the base kitchen faucet two supply lines – these they are for supplies of hot and cold water. These tubes are made of a soft flexible material with a diameter of 10 mm. It can be folded into the required position by hand and cut to the desired size with a cutter tube if necessary.

Step 6 – flexible supply tubes

flexible supply tubes are supplied with a new kitchen faucet, but are also available separately in different lengths DIY stores. The tubes have a braided stainless steel hose protects synthetic rubber. The ends of the connecting pipes have nuts that are specially designed to provide a seal. Flexible supply tubes are available in different diameters and with multiple connections.

Step 7 – Check for leaks

Once you have built your new taps and joints are tightened, you can open the main water valve. Open the faucet and make sure there are no leaks.

The best advice – make sure no dirt in the water supply lines when installing a new kitchen faucet to avoid contaminating drinking water.

We hope you have found this guide to the new kitchen faucet taps useful. Any questions? Leave a comment below and we will contact you.
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Do you have to choose a faucet for your bathroom? then you also have to choose the type of valve that suits you. The valve prevents the strongest elements, like hair, sneaking down the drain and causing jams.

The most normal options are the automatic valve and retractable chain, but there is another type, click clack valve, which is fashionable.

 

Automático
Roca Targa

 

 

 

Automatic valve: you can open and close with a rod or small lever located just behind the faucet.

 

 

 

 

tragacadenilla

 

Retractable chain: is the traditional choice, it consists of a subject to sink chain having a plug at the end, in most cases plastic retractable currently being manufactured tragacadenillas that hide inside the faucet.

 

 

Fija

 

Fixed: is the most common in public restrooms, the valve is not opened or closed, there always remains in the same position. Usually the most suitable for baths with overflow option.

 

 

clickclack

Pulsating or click-clack: It is a very practical and modern option, it can be adapted to most sinks and operation is very comfortable: the valve is opened and closed by pressing. This type of valve is purchased separately, so if you want to include in your sink when you go to buy the faucet should choose the option to smooth body without automatic drain or retractable chain and acquire both the valve click-clack separately.

 

 

The criteria for choosing are:

1. Space for tap:

If the wall is very close to the sink in the space that will be placed on the tap, it is best to discard the automatic valve, as you will need some room to move up and down the rod opens and closes the valve. In this case the best options are click-clack valve or “retractable chain”.

2. Depth sink:

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3. Price:

The cheapest option is undoubtedly the retractable chain, the traditional solution. Almost all the commercially available taps allows you to choose between retractable chain or automatic drain valve.

4. Trend:

The click-clack valve is the option with the most elegant design besides being also practical and comfortable. It is very easy to substitute any of the above valves for this, since very simple installation.

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