Note: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Symmons. All opinions are 100% mine!
I know, I know replacing your kitchen faucet sounds like a big DIY task, but it’s so easy! I promise. We’re talking about 2 hours max. In most cases, all you will need is a wrench, pliers, teflon tape and a screw driver! So, order yourself a pretty new faucet, like the Symmons Dia , and install that bad boy on your own!
Here’s what you will need:
- adjustable wrench
- teflon tape
- headlamp is very helpful
Let’s get started!
1: Shut off both of your water (hot and cold) valves and remove your old faucet. Your water valves will likely be coming out of the back of the cabinet. Our house is very old, and a little funky and the valves come out of the bottom of the cabinet. Oh and don’t forget to admire your crusty under the kitchen sink cabinet! Cleaning out under the kitchen sink proved to be a good side project that came from changing out the faucet. Who knew we had 7 multi-surface cleaners hiding under there!
2: Use pliers to disconnect the hot and cold water lines from the old faucet. If your lines are not labeled hot and cold, use a post it note so that you can remember later. It is also fair to note that the hot water is generally on the left side, which was true under our sink. Loosen the old faucet and pull it out from the top of the sink. Beware, there will likely still be a little water left over n the water lines so have a few rags and a small bowl handy!
3: Now, that your old faucet is out, take your pretty new Symmons faucet out of the box, and feed the hose through the mounting hole on the top of your sink.
4: Once your faucet is sitting it its new home, you will need to get back under the sink and attach a rubber washer, metal washer, and nut to the mounting shank. The rubber and metal washers are made to fit snuggly around the 3 hoses. You might want a second set of hands to hold the faucet from above.
5: Connect the spray hose to the outlet hose. Symmons made this super easy by providing a quick connector that allows the spray hose to connect to the outlet hose by clicking the two ends together. Install weights onto the sprayer hose.
6: Now wake your very helpful 18 month old toddler up from his nap, and use your pliers to reconnect your hot and cold water lines to your new faucet. Cover the threads of the male end of the water valves with teflon tape. This will help protect against leaks. Make sure you know which one if the hot and cold otherwise your faucet will work backwards!
7: Time to make sure that everything works properly! Turn the water valves back on and test out your hot and cold water! Symmons recommends removing the aerator from the sprayer and running the water for one minute to allow the sediment to pass through and clean your lines.
8: One last thing, if you have extra holes in your sink from the previous faucet, you can buy these sink hole covers at Home Depot for less than $3 each.
And now for the big reveal of our Symmons Dia™ faucet! I love the clean, geometric lines and that it is a single hole faucet!