Project Guide

How to Install a Kitchen Faucet and Side Sprayer

1
TURN OFF WATER
Turn off water - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer

Turn off the water at the shut off valves under the sink or at the main water supply.

2
CONNECT SUPPLY LINES TO FAUCET
Connect supply lines faucet - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer
  • Connect the supply lines to the faucet tailpieces. 
  • Tighten the coupling nuts with slip-joint pliers or a basin wrench.
3
APPLY SEALANT AND POSITION FAUCET
Apply sealant position faucet - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer
  • Apply a quarter-inch bead of plumber’s putty around the base of the faucet. If your sink is made of cultures marble, use silicone caul instead. 
  • Insert the faucet tailpieces with supply lines into the holes in the sink. 
  • Position the faucet base parallel to the back of the sink and press the faucet down.
4
SCREW ON MOUNTING NUTS
Screw mounting nuts - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer
  • From beneath the sink, screw the friction washers and mounting nuts onto the faucet tailpieces and tighten them with slip-joint pliers or a basin wrench. 
  • Wipe away any excess putty around the faucet base.
5
CONNECT SUPPLY LINES TO SHUT OFF VALVES
supply lines shut off valves - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer
  • Attach the faucet’s supply lines to the shut off valves and tighten the nuts. 
  • Give nuts an extra quarter-turn with an adjustable wrench while holding the valve with another wrench.
6
APPLY SEALANT TO SPRAYER BASE
Apply sealant sprayer base - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer
  • Apply a quarter-inch bead of plumber’s putty to the bottom edge of the sprayer base. If your sink is made of cultured marble, use silicone caulk instead. 
  • Put the tailpiece of the sprayer base into the sink opening.
7
SCREW IN MOUNTING NUTS
Screw mounting nuts - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer
  • Place the friction washer over the tailpiece (if needed). 
  • If your sprayer hose is not attached to your sprayer, do it now. 
  • Screw the mounting nut onto the tailpiece and tighten it with a basin wrench or a pair of slip-joint pliers. 
  • Wipe away any excess putty from around the base.
8
SCREW IN THE SPRAYER HOSE
Screw sprayer hose - Install Kitchen Faucet Side Sprayer
  • Screw the sprayer hose onto the hose nipple on the bottom of the faucet. 
  • Hand-tighten the hose nut. 
  • Tighten it a quarter turn further using a basin wrench or a pair of slip-joint pliers. 
  • Turn on the water and check for leaks.