As we know the kitchen faucet is very vital part of kitchen even you can not imagine a kitchen without a kitchen faucet. It helps you to keep good care of your kitchen and keep it clean. It is eventually the most used part of a kitchen. But sometime it goes wrong and you near to repair or replace it. In this case you may heir some professional that charge much money so in order to save money you can do it by yourself.
Well to remove kitchen faucet seems somehow a tricky process but it is not that much difficult you just need to understand the whole procedure. People usually think they cant remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench. But sometime basin wrench cannot work here so what should we do then. So you must know there is always an alternative to something. Here we give a brief process to remove kitchen faucet without basin wrench. So to understand the easy method follow the steps below.
- A socket wrench
- A screwdriver
- Towel or clean cloth
- A gauge of tape
- Lock pliers
Steps to Remove Kitchen Faucet without Basin Wrench:
As you already know that removing kitchen faucet without basin wrench is a very simple process. So if you have gathered the tolls mentioned above then its time to start the process. Keep in mind not to skip any of the step to remove the faucet successfully. Other else the faucet may goes wrong or may be broken.
1. First of all you need to turn off the two valves and you may find them under the sink or in the cabinet below to block the supply of water.
2. Now if you have stopped the water flow, open the faucet. It helps to remove the pressure of the faucet. As the force is removed the faucet will be removed easily
3. Once you have successfully done with this. Disconnect both the pipelines from the faucet. In this process lock pliers helps you a lot to disconnect the water lines.
4. Now more on to the other step in which after you disconnect the pipe lines. This step is not so easy you have to lay down on your back to reach the sink portion and locate the nuts. You also require a torch for this work, You have to use socket wrench to remove the nuts which are used to place the faucet in place. You can also use some grease to make the nuts easy, if the bolts are tightly locked.
5. So if you have completed the above steps as mentioned without skipping any one of them. Now disconnect the hose from the faucet if the faucet has a sink. Withdraw the sink and clean it properly with the help of a clean twig or a towel.
Finally, at the end of the procedure replace the faucet with a new one or reuse it by repairing if it goes wrong.