Step-By-Step Instructions for Installing Kitchen Sink Faucets
Installing Kohler Kitchen Faucets. The installation above is for a Kohler single handle kitchen faucet with a side spray. Its easy as 1-2-3 and you can do it quickly and easily while saving yourself $100′s of dollars. Buy it online and install it yourself in minutes. After removing the old faucet, slide the undercover over the faucet supply hoses and the hose outlet. Feed the faucet supply hoses and outlet through the sink hole and position the faucet. Slide the bracket and washer over the stud and thread on the nut and tighten securely. From under the sink, securely hand tighten the nut onto the water supply shut off valve. Insert the spray holder through the sink hole. Insert the hand spray hose through the spray holder and attach the hose to the hose outlet.
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Do-It-Yourself Kitchen Faucet Installation Video
Installing a new Kitchen Faucet is as easy as 1-2-3 once you watch this (DIY) Do-It-Yourself installation video from our partner Moen Faucets.
Before you get started you just need to make sure you have just a few simple tools. A phillips head screwdriver, some adjustable wrenches, pipe tape, flashlight, safety glasses and plumbing puddy.
The Faucet being installed in this video is a pull down faucet with a sprayer from Moen Faucets. You can check out Moen Kitchen Faucets at eFaucets.com, the online leader of Faucets, Fixtures and accessories for the Kitchen and Bath. eFaucets has all the Kitchen Faucets anyone can imagine for any home kitchen and style.
- The first thing you need to do is turn off the hot and cold water supply valves underneath the sink.
- Next you want to relieve any pressure from the existing faucet buy turning it on and removing and water still inside of it.
- Then you want to disconnect the water supply lines at the shut off valves.
- Unscrew the washer and nut for the faucet from underneath the sink and then remove the faucet from the mounting hole in the top of the counter top or sink.
- Now that the faucet has been removed. Wipe down the faucet mounting area to remove and water or debris.
- A pull down kitchen faucet should come with the pull down sprayer wand, weight, supply lines, and hardware.
- The first step in installing the new faucet is to take the mounting washer and put it over the supply lines all the way up to the base of the faucet.
- Now put the supply lines through the mounting hole and place the faucet on top of the deck.
- Take the washer on the bottom and attach it to the mounting stud and tighten so the faucet is secure to the countertop or sink.
- Now take the supply line for the spray wand and push it through the faucet spout.
- Connect the quick connect water lines from the faucet to the spray line. For Moen these are called Hyrdo-Lock connections. You will need to do this for both hot and cold water lines.
- Next turn the shut-off water valves back on and you are ready to flush the faucet out.
- Now you are ready to attach the wand assembly to the hose. Screw it on and then push the spray wand up to the faucet spout and the hose should go up into the spout.
- The final step is to attach the hose weight around the supply line for the wand underneath the sink. The weight is what help pull back or retract the wand when you let go of it.
What is the difference between a Moen PosiTemp valve and a Moentrol Valve? First we look at the similarities of the two valves. Both offer a pressure-balanced system that maintains water temperature within two degrees. Built-in temperature limit stops which all you to control how far the handle rotates, therefore, controlling the range of water temperature. Available in a variety of connections from common 1/2″ CC/Sweat, 1/2″ IPS threaded, 1/2 PEX or CPVC. Meets pressure-balancing safety codes. Now we look at the differences between the two valves. The Moentrol has Temporature Memory. When shutting-off the shower faucet, the handle stays in the exact temperature position you set during use. The next time you turn on the faucet, within a few seconds, the water temperature reaches your last temperature setting. The PosiTemp doesn’t have Temperature Memory. The handle goes from one side to the other always going from cold to hot from the off position. The Moentrol Valve has volume control which controls the water flow rate so you get the amount of water you want at the temperature you desire. The Moentrol has a flow rate of 7.5gpm while the PosiTemp has a flow rate of 6.3gpm.
The Moentrol valve operates by pulling the knob out to control flow. Once the knob is pulled out to turn the water on, it is then rotated to select a temperature. Left for hot, right for cold, or a mixture of both in the middle. Once the faucet is done being used, you can turn it off by pushing the knob straight in. The PosiTemp valve does not pull out. To turn on the water flow the handle is rotated counterclockwise. You turn the handle counterclockwise until water dispences. The water starts at the coldest setting. To change to a higher temperature you keep turning the knob counterclockwise. All the way counterclockwise would be the hottest temperature setting. To turn the faucet off turn it all the way back clockwise to the off position.
The Moentrol valve is more expensive then the PosiTemp for the added feature of Temerature Control where you can set the temperature so it is always where you like it. Check out the Moentrol valve and PosiTemp valve by Moen Faucets. Brought to you by The Faucet Expert (TM). Videos.
In this Valve video tutorial we will take a look behind your shower faucet. The purpose of the valve is to control the flow of water and/or temperature. When you turn the valve handle the valve mixes the hot and cold water supplied through the lines that are behind the walls of your tub or shower. Valves are specific to each manufacturer. One manufacturer’s trim kit or faucet will not work with another manufacturer’s valve. If you choose to replace your existing tub/shower faucet with a different manufacturers line then you must also replace the valve in the wall. For instance if you have a Delta Faucet valve you can not put on a Moen Faucet trim kit handle. Manufacturers do this on purpose so the parts are not interchangeable and that you will always stay with their brands. You have to ask yourself 2 questions when looking to purchase a shower system. If new construction, you can pick whatever brand and valve you would like. If remodeling you will need to ask yourself what brand you currently have installed? Then you have to ask yourself if you want to do any plumbing work behind the wall? If the answer to the second question is no then you will want to stay with the brand you have and just replace the inner cartridge part and change what is called the “Trim Kit“. The trim kit is what you see on the out side with the finish. The handle and back plate. Some Trim kits include the shower head and/or tub spout. See Shower Tub Accessories
The valve is not always included with a new faucet. You can tell if you need one by looking in the product details on the product detail page. Why? In new construction the valve may be installed months before the actual faucet is installed during the final finishing or fixture stage. Many times the builder puts the valve in before a homeowner has picked out the trim kit and finish. In remodeling jobs, if you are just changing the trim kit you will not want to change out the valve and pay for a new one since you already have the valve in the wall. The valve is the most costly part. Check out Shower Only Faucet Valves and Tub/Shower Faucet Valves and Brought to you by The Faucet Expert (TM). Videos