Last Updated on May 25, 2021 by Peter M. Dodson
Most of the kitchen faucet contains a solid neck that can only move lefts to right. But faucets with sprayers can give you the convenience to spray where you need. You can install yourself a single-hole kitchen faucet with a sprayer that will help you more in the kitchen with an article.
As kitchen faucet installation may vary according to the model. Minor installation differences can be noticeable. We hope this tutorial will help you regarding installation.
How to install a single-hole kitchen faucet with a sprayer.
The following steps are going to describe how to install a single-hole kitchen faucet with a sprayer.
Basically installation process is almost identical to a normal faucet. We suggest consulting with professionals if you are not used to kitchen stuff.
Tools may need: Adjustable wrench, basin wrench, screwdriver, safety glass, plumbers putty.
Step-1: Before getting started you need to turn-off the hot and cold water inlets in your kitchen faucets which may be located below the sink.
Step-2: If there are three holes in your countertop or sink you need to install a deck plate. Check your product box to see if a deck plate is included with your faucet. Position the deck plate and it’s gasket over the center mounting hole you don’t need then insert the faucet and hoses shank into the mounting hole.
If there is one hole in your sink feed the hoses and faucets shank through the spout base gasket and align it to the base of the faucet then insert the entire assembly into the mounting hole. Make sure the handle is on your right and the spout is facing you. If your sink is less than a half inch thick install the support bracket and mounting washer for added ability.
But if it is greater than half-inch only install the mounting washer. Underneath your sink slide the support bracket over the hoses and faucet shank. Then slide the mounting washer on to the faucet shank.
Make sure the hoses are in the curve of the washer. Thread the mounting nut onto the faucet shank. Make sure the faucet is positioned properly. Thread the hose guide nut onto the rough edge of the faucet shank to protect the pull-down hose from rubbing against the edges.
Step-3: The hot supply line which may have a white tag should be connected to the hot water inlet. You need to secure the connection with adjustable wrench. Don’t make it over tighten. Now attach the cold side in the same way.
Step-4: Feed the small end of the pullout hose into the faucet spout. Remove the protective cap on the end of the hose. Then slide on the donut-shaped weight. Connect the pullout hose to the faucet with dura lock quick connect system. Simply insert the hose into the connector. An audible click sound may indicate a secure connection.
Step-5: Make sure the faucet handle is in off position. Turn the hot and cold water inlets back on. Position the pullout hose into the sink and turn on the faucet. Let the water run for 15 seconds. This will flush and debris or dirt that might be in the system.
Step-6: Remove the protective cover on the end of the spray wand. Make sure the rubber washer and screen are in place. Thread the spray wand onto the pullout hose. Tighten it with an adjustable wrench just until the hose nut is flush with the wand.
Step-7: In order for spray wand to function properly the area around the hose should be clear of any cleaning supplies or other obstacles that might inhibit hose movement
Frequently Asked Question
Can you add a sprayer to an existing kitchen faucet?
Yes, you can. It’s all about knowing where the kitchen faucet is hooked up, and having a variety of tools on hand to get the job done.
Can you put a one-hole faucet in a three-hole sink?
Yes, you can. You go from a three-hole sink to a one-hole sink by uninstalling the spout that is on the same pipe thread size as your old faucet and installing a new faucet with an SSF aerator.
How does a single-handle kitchen faucet work?
Single-handle kitchen faucets work by bringing the faucet handle forward and back to turn on and off the water, which in turn twists a rubber washer that operates the diverter valve. The diverter valve routes water to either ice or hot water dispenser, based on the orientation of its inner lining.
Can you install a kitchen faucet without the sprayer?
The answer is, of course. Point the faucet down into a large pot or kitchen sink so that you have full access to clean it out and put on new O-rings and washers. Perform this operation with both sides of the faucet base in order to ensure everything has been installed properly.
Can you add a side sprayer to any faucet?
If your faucet has a pull-out sprayer, then you can remove this and attach the side mount water filter to replace it.
What is the easiest kitchen faucet to install?
There are so many different kinds of kitchen faucets that it’s difficult to choose which is the easiest to install. Some brands and models come with an installation package that includes all the pieces you need, such as hoses, sink adapters, and mounting hardware. If yours doesn’t have those things included, then you’re going to be doing a little more work in order to get your new faucet hooked up and functioning.
As kitchen faucet can be with or without soap dispenser. So we remained that part separate.
Besides soap dispenser is possible for both one, two, three, or four-hole faucet.
If you have the opportunity to install a soap dispenser you have to just start by removing wingnuts followed by the pump mechanism and then insert the pump base into the hole on the sink and then you have to go under the sink and use the threaded nut to secure the shank to the sink tightening it by hand.
Then attach the soap bottle onto the threaded shank from under the sink. Go to top side of the sink and fill the bottle beneath the sink with liquid soap by pouring it down in the opening side.
Notice that your straw has a notched end and a flat end. Insert the flat end of the straw into the end of the pump dispenser with a notch straw and down into the hole of the sink on the first use, you may need to pump it several times in order to dispense soap.
Congratulation! You have successfully installed a kitchen faucet with a sprayer and soap dispenser. We hope that was the easiest kitchen faucet to install.