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.
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.
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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.