Remove an old faucet during a remodel
Removing an old kitchen faucet is simply a matter of disconnecting the faucet’s hot and cold water supply lines and unscrewing the nuts that hold the faucet in place. This guide will demonstrate the few easy steps necessary to remove an old faucet in preparation for the installation of a new one.
Tip: Use a putty knife to remove any old plumber’s putty or caulk from the sink surface after removal.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT
Tip: Position towels so the edge of the cabinet doesn’t dig into your back as you work.
• Turn off the water at the shut off valves under the sink or at the main water supply.
• Block the drain opening with a cloth and place a bucket under the sink to catch any dripping water.
Use an adjustable wrench to disconnect the hot and cold water supply lines.
Spray penetrating oil on the mounting nuts, wait 15 minutes and loosen the nuts counter-clockwise with a basin wrench.
Lift the faucet straight up. If it sticks, use the edge of a plastic putty knife to gently work it loose, being careful not to scratch the sink.