Utility sinks or laundry sinks are assets as they are a bit bigger in size and they work pretty great. The walls are high and the sink is deep with a lot more space than a regular sink. This type of sink gives you the accessibility of washing hard things and big things or big dishes.
Now, when you’re installing a utility sink faucet, you need to go through a simple process. There are different utility sink faucets you can find on the market. But if you’re getting a faucet with a pulldown sprayer, your jobs are done more conveniently.
The pulldown sprayer gives you accessibility all over the sink to cover every corner and it also makes sure that your washing is perfect and decent.
In this article, we’re going to share how to install a utility sink faucet with a pulldown sprayer. We’ll go through step by step so you don’t have to worry about anything at all.
To do the removing old faucet and installing a new faucet part, you need a few tools. Those are
- Basin wrench
- Screwdriver (some faucet requires)
- Channel type pliers
- The new faucet with sprayer
- A torch or flashlight
- Putty knife
- Plumbers putty
- A bucket in case of dripping
Steps of Faucet Installation
When you got all the tools gathered, it’s time you can start the main part. First, you have to remove the old faucet installed there.
First of all, shut off the water supply lines. Mainly faucets have both cold and water supply lines. You need to shut them both using the valve under the sink. After you turn them off, check if there’s still water in the line or not. If there is, drain the water. If you don’t have valves under the sink, you need to turn off the main water supply. Turn off the whole water supply to your house while you’re installing a new faucet.
Now, disconnect the cold and hot water supply hoses or tubes that are connected to the faucet. You can do it with the help of a basin wrench or pliers. You need to remember, when you’re disconnecting, the nuts need to be turned counterclockwise. When the water lines are loosened enough, detach them.
You need to go under the faucet in this case. You can do it from the side but they are normally attached at the back. It’ll be best if you can somehow remove the sink.
Now, you need to loosen the faucet nuts that are holding the faucet pretty tight to the sink. You can do it by using a basin wrench or pliers. When loosening enough, remove the nuts and pull the faucet straight upside. It’ll remove the faucet from the sink. Clean the top of the sink where the faucet was standing by.
The removal part is over. You need to install the new faucet now. Check your new faucet comes up with a rubber gasket or not. If not, then you need the plumber’s putty. Now, set the faucet in its place and check if it’s aligned perfectly or not.
Grab the new mounting nuts and thread them onto the faucet. You can do this from under the sink. Hand tighten them. When you’re tightening the nuts, make sure your faucet is standing firmly at its place and remaining straight and aligned. When you are done with the hand tightening process, do a little with the wrench or the screwdriver what is required according to the configuration.
Connect the water supply lines. Thread and tighten both water supply lines located under the sink. Tighten them with your hand first. Then tighten them with a wrench a little more.
Turn the water supply back and see everything is okay or not. Make sure there’s no leak and the sprayer is working well.
So, this is how to install a utility sink faucet with a pulldown sprayer. The process is super easy. If you have any queries or questions, feel free to leave a comment here or contact us directly. For other articles, visit our website.
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