How to Replace a Sink Sprayer

1-2 hours

Learn how to replace or install a new kitchen sink sprayer

Replace a Sink Sprayer

A sink sprayer can add much needed functionality to kitchen sinks. If you need to replace your current sink sprayer or add one to a sink that has a hole intended for a sink sprayer, it’s a pretty quick and simple update. Just remember with any plumbing part, you'll be better off in the long run if you choose a quality sprayer from a reputable manufacturer.

This guide will show you the how to replace or install a new sink sprayer in your kitchen.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

1
Place sink sprayer
Place sink sprayer - Replace Sink Sprayer

Apply a 1/4-inch bead of plumber's putty to the bottom edge of the sprayer base and place the tailpiece of the sprayer base into the sink opening.

2
Attach washer and mounting nut
Attach washer mounting nut - Replace Sink Sprayer

• From underneath the sink, put a friction washer over the tailpiece.
• Screw the mounting nut onto the tailpiece and tighten it with a basin wrench or with a pair of slip joint pliers.
• Wipe away any excess putty from around the base.

3
Attach sprayer hose
Attach sprayer hose - Replace Sink Sprayer

• Use your fingers to screw the sprayer hose onto the hose nipple on the bottom of the faucet.
• Hand-tightening the hose nut. Then, use a basin wrench or a pair of slip joint pliers to tighten it another 1-quarter turn.