A kitchen faucet is a great tool which always useful to everyone, especially for those people who use the kitchen. The importance of a faucet in the kitchen is undeniable.
Everyone make sure that their kitchen faucet is working well. But there are some problem people facing their kitchen faucet. It is very common that people are replacing, or repairing or removing their kitchen faucet for various types of difficulties.
Sometimes it’s become compulsory to remove it. If you want to replace a faucet, then you need to remove it first. Then you can install a new one. If you know the basics, then it will be easy and quick as well for you.
If you do not know the steps and tricks to do that then it’s going to be complicated to you. Follow the guideline and doing it step by step will give you some extra boost and keep away from the frustration for removing a faucet, If the faucet is expensive or cheap kitchen faucets, the process is same.
Many people do not know how to remove kitchen faucet or the process. Now we are going to discuss every step in details to help you. The main purpose of removing a kitchen faucet is replacing a new one so before you start the process buy a new one and start the process.
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6 Steps to Remove Kitchen Faucet
Most of the people think that the difficulty level of doing this type of task is very hard. But it’s not true. It’s easy for those people who have general knowledge about it.
If you do not have that knowledge, then the process will be harder for you. There are some tools and material are needed for completing this task like Adjustable wrench, Bucket, Penetrating oil spray & Basin wrench, etc.
We can discuss the whole process in six steps. I hope, both: User and plumber will be benefited by reading this.
All of these steps are described below.
First, you need to turn off the water. Most of the valve is installed under the sink. If you look carefully then you will see there are two valves which control hot water and cold water line.
Now find out the actual point that is connected with the supply tubes to the supply line and these lines are connected to the faucet If you are shutting off this valve after a long time, then you may face some serious problem.
Most of the time the valves become frozen. In spite of using other tools like plus or pliers or wrench proved worthy to turn off the valves. There is another option to solve this problem.
You can shut off the main water supply valve of your house. Generally, this valve is installed near the water meter. If all the solution we discussed for shutting the valve off is not working then you must install a new one. It is essential for removing a faucet.
check very well that the water is not coming out through the faucet. To ensure it turned on both hot and cold water on the faucet. If there is no water is coming out, then the line is secure to remove a faucet.
It’s time to use the bucket. If there is no bucket near you then use a pan or bowl. Place this bowl under the sink. It will help you to catch the water left in the pipeline, especially when you are moving the pipe.
Cut the connection or disconnect the line from the faucet tailpieces. Now try to unscrew the supply tube nut. While you are doing this, maybe the shut-off valve began to turn as well. You cannot hold the shut-off valves in free hand.
Take pliers or a wrench and hold it for off the Turing and unscrew the supply tube line successfully. One more thing you need to keep it in mind that, maybe you need to remove this faucet after a long time.
So as a precaution you can replace the supply tube if you think that it will arise some problem in future while removing it.
In every Faucet, there are some faucet mounting which is basically used for securing the faucet to the sink. This mounting nut you will find just under the sink. Maybe the tailpieces are attached which some threaded tape.
But one mounting nut is available able for every faucet. But in some faucet, there are two mounting nuts are installed according to its design. Most of the people set their faucet and sink in that style where the mounting nut is not visible at first seem.
So mounting nut may be cramped in some consisting place like between the wall and the sink. If you are still not able to unmount the nut, then take some penetrating oil. It helps you to turn it easily after a time.
You have done most of the job. After unmounts the nut the whole faucet will come out. You just need to pull it out gently. If the faucet is not moving the give some force. May it sealed for a while.
Maybe there is some mess around your sink. Try to clean the surface, especially the surface of the sink. There are some spot is you will find where the faucet sat.
There are also some putty or chuck need to clean. In this cleaning process, you can use some liquid like non-scratching scouring pad and vinegar.
From the above discussion, we hope people will get a clear idea which these simple steps for removing the faucet. If you follow this step randomly, then it will be a messy instruction for you. So follow as we say, according to the step.
If you need some demonstration with a picture then you can visit here. Maybe it will take a few hours to do all the things perfectly. There is no expertise need for this simple task.