How Do You Install a New Kitchen Tap

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Installing your own kitchen taps can be a straightforward DIY task, as long as you know the correct procedure to follow. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are installing the tap.

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How Do You Install a New Kitchen Tap

  1. 1. How Do You Install a New Kitchen Tap? Installing your own kitchen taps can be a straightforward DIY task, as long as you know the correct procedure to follow. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are installing the tap. Before Removing the Tap Before you remove the old tap, you should check to make sure that both the hot and cold water have been turned off. Most taps will have an isolated water valve so that you can turn off the water to the tap without having to turn off the water for the entire house. You must also drain the pipes through the taps by using a lower tap on the system to make sure that any remaining water is completely removed. Make sure that you have chosen the right new tap for the level of water pressure in your home. You should also check to make sure that the taps in the old sink will fit. If you have an older sink basin, it might have a square hole which means that modern round taps will not fit and you will need to use a chrome cover plate. Removing the Old Tap Start by using a claw spanner to undo the tap connectors and the back nuts that are located on the underside of the sink. You can ask someone to hold the tap to keep it from turning. If you don’t have an assistant to help you, it is also possible to use a block of wood as a lever to hold the tap steady by placing it between the side of the kitchen sink and the tap spout. If you have trouble getting the old tap to move, you can try cutting through the brass back nut with a hacksaw and using an old screwdriver to force it back open. Installing the New Tap First, clean the area around the tap. Then, put the tap through the hole in the sink body, first placing an anti-rotation washer on the upper side to hold it steady. If the material of the sink is very thin, you could use a plastic washer to add more space on the underside. Hold the tap in a steady position and then make sure that the back nuts are tight.
  2. 2. When it comes to the old pipe work you might find that it doesn’t fit and feels awkward. In this case, you will need to cut back the pipes and install new connectors. The easiest type to fit is the flexible braided variety. Make sure that all washers are fitted the right way and screw all pipes and hoses tight. Check the kitchen faucet for leaks and if all looks good, you are finished and ready to enjoy your new faucet.
  3. 3. Contact Details: Fit My kitchen Moulton Chantry House Southfields Old Leake, Boston, Lincolnshire. PE22 9LP Phone: 01205 871987 Email: sales@fitmykitchen.co.uk Web: http://www.fitmykitchen.co.uk/

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