How to Install a Delta Kitchen Faucet

How to Install a Delta Kitchen Faucet

Installing a new Delta kitchen faucet is not very difficult when you have the right tools and you have to follow the instructions. Instructions for each plumbing installation are slightly different based on the unique features of the model, but most plumbing fixtures are basically the same. This example is the Delta Leyland pull-down kitchen faucet.

When choosing a faucet you can decide how many holes you want to fill and what it will look like. Installation instructions will vary slightly depending on how many holes you need in your created sink.

In the new kitchen faucet, you will find all the materials needed to complete the installation. However, double-check your kit to make sure before you proceed. Always read the installation instructions, which will set the correct procedure for the installation.

What You’ll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Screwdriver
  • Socket wrench

Materials

  • New Delta kitchen faucet kit
  • Silicone caulk (if needed)

Instructions

1. Install the Spout

The initial step when installing a Delta kitchen faucet is to install the spout. Thread the mounting screw, making sure there are only a few threads in the mounting nut. Place the foam gasket on the hose and push the spout through the desired hole in the sink.

From the base, screw the mounting nut and metal washer hand-tight as far as possible up to the underside of the sink. At the point when you have hand-tight the mounting nut much as could be expected, utilize a screwdriver to fix the screws. The mix of mounting nuts and screws will totally secure the spout in the sink.

Tip: If the foam gasket is not enough to secure the faucet, you can also use a silicone caulk under the hose to help seal the fixture. 

2. Install the Valve

Slide the foam gasket around the tube. Place it in the groove at the base of the valve. Press the hose through the hole in the sink while holding the gasket in place. Place the tip of the “v” (or triangle) on the top of the valve in a straight line in front of the sink and center the valve.

Utilize the mounting section and nut from under the sink and fix utilizing the device given or your own attachment wrench. As you fix, ensure that the valve remains straight confronting the heading it needs to on the grounds that occasionally it can move a little when fixing.

3. Install the Sprayer Hose

Install the sprayer head on the threaded end of the tube and tighten it by hand only. Attach the hose guide to the other end of the hose and feed it to the bottom of the sink. Remove the hose guide and feed the weight on the hose.

Connect the sprayer hose to the valve hose. Secure them by installing clips to hold them in place. Take out the sprayer and check that when you do this, the hose of the sprayer does not catch anything under the sink. If the hose gets stuck during installation, it may be difficult to use the sprayer.

4. Connect the Water Lines

Add hot and cold water lines. Faucet hoses can vary in size, but most new hoses come with 3/8-inch hoses that need to be connected to a 3/8-inch angle stop. To add water lines, thread the flax lines by hand to ensure they don’t cross-thread, and then tighten them tightly with a wrench or pliers.

Tip: If you don’t have a 3/8-inch angle stop, it is best to replace it with an adapter to connect to an existing angle stop.

5. Install the Faucet Trim

Screw the valve trims by hand. Slide the handle onto the valve and tighten with the set screw. Once the handle and set screw are tightened, you can install the button covering the set screw.

Also Read: Choosing Right Kitchen Faucet Guide

6. Check for Leaks

Make sure the valve handle is in the closed position. Turn the angle stop under the sink and check for leaks.

Before using the faucet, flush out the sprayer hose. To do this, pull out the head of the sprayer and unscrew it from the sprayer hose, holding on to the sprayer hose. While holding the hose of the sprayer in the sink, turn the faucet on both hot and cold sides, so that the flowing water can get out whatever is in the lines. After about a minute, you can turn off the water and turn on the sprayer head again.

At this point, it’s a good idea to re-test for leaks under the sink. Check for leaks a few hours after installation and again the next day. Even small water leaks under the sink can cause mold and cabinet damage over time.

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