Step 4: Install faucet

installing a kitchen sink faucet
Photo: Keller & Keller
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Set the sink upside down on a padded sawhorse or counter.

Feed the faucet's supply tubing and tailpiece through the gasket that seals the faucet to the sink and then up through the hole (or holes) in sink.

Screw the mounting nuts and washers to the underside of the sink deck.

Make sure the faucet can swing in a full arc across the sink before tightening mounting nuts.

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    Tools List

    • tubing cutter
      Tubing cutter
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw with laminate-cutting blade
    • drill
      Drill-driver with spade bit
    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • adjustable pliers
      Mechanic's pliers
    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • hack saw
      Hacksaw,
      for cutting PVC pipe
    • utility knife
      Utility knife or penknife,
      for removing burrs on PVC pipe cuts
    • straightedge guide
      Straightedge,
      for marking sink cutout

    Shopping List

    1. PVC PRIMER AND CEMENT

    2. PLUMBER'S PUTTY

    3. SAFETY GOGGLES

    4. 2-INCH DUCT OR MASKING TAPE

    5. PIPE-JOINT COMPOUND

    for sealing threaded metal joints