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How to Install a Kitchen Faucet Handle


If you've been wondering how to install a new kitchen faucet handle, there are a few steps you should follow to ensure the project goes smoothly. First, you need to turn off the water supply. This includes shutting off the cold and hot water lines for the entire house. This step is critical because valves can be hard to turn, especially if you haven't used them in a while. Open the faucet handle to let out any pressure in the lines, and then turn off the water supply. Once you're done, remove the faucet nuts. An adjustable wrench is a good tool for this.


Turn the mounting nut counterclockwise


Next, attach the new faucet handle. You can find these at hardware stores. If you're working on a faucet with pre-attached tubing, you can skip this step. For faucets with manually-attached supply lines, you will need to disconnect them first. You can do this by turning the mounting nut counterclockwise. Make sure you have a sturdy grip on the nut, which is located in a tight space behind the sink.


If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can hire a professional plumber to do the job. It will cost between $260 and $480 depending on the complexity of the project. A licensed plumber will know how to install kitchen faucets without damaging your plumbing system. You can also check with your local plumbing inspector to see if a plumber is required for your project.


Remove the old faucet


The first step in installing a new kitchen faucet handle is to remove the old faucet. A basin wrench or pliers are essential tools. Be careful to not damage any water lines that run to the sink. It could cause a leak if you accidentally damage the water supply lines. You can also use a nylon tape to wrap the supply lines.


Once you've decided on a new black pull out kitchen tap handle, you must make sure you have the correct number of holes. Single-handle faucets often have hot and cold valves built into the spout assembly. Some of these faucets feature flexible supply lines that connect to PEX tubing. Others have threaded nuts on the hot and cold valves. Regardless of the model, you'll need a one-half-inch male connector for the supply lines.


Use plastic wing nuts


The next step in installing a new kitchen faucet handle is to connect the supply lines to the faucet. In some cases, there will be nuts in the faucet's body that you need to tighten with a wrench, but most modern faucets use plastic wing nuts that you can tighten with your fingers.


If the handle is loose, you can remove the aerator by flushing the water lines. This can be a difficult process if you don't know the right way to do it. But after you have done this step, you can now replace the handle with a new one and enjoy your new kitchen faucet.

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