• Steps:
    1. Turn off water and remove the garbage disposer, if necessary.
    2. Cut old copper water supply lines using a close-quarter hacksaw; catch any water dripping out in a bucket.
    3. Use a basin wrench to loosen the nuts holding the old faucet in place; remove old faucet.
    4. Apply a bead of plumber's putty under the mounting flange of the new faucet.
    5. Set faucet's mounting flange on the sink deck, then tighten the two nuts from below with a basin wrench or wrench that comes with the faucet.
    6. Use a propane torch to unsolder the old shut-off valves from the hot- and cold-water copper pipes (risers).
    7. Buff clean the ends of the risers with emery cloth to remove old solder and grime.
    8. Install the new shut-off valves onto the ends of the risers; tighten the compression fittings with two open-end wrenches.
    9. Place the faucet on the mounting flange, then from below install the mounting plate and tighten the brass nut with the special wrench provided.
    10. Connect the spray hose to the underside of the faucet by snapping on the spring clip.
    11. Use a screwdriver to tighten the weight onto the spray hose.
    12. Using a bending spring, bend the rigid lav supply line to reach from the valve to the underside of the faucet.
    13. Use two open-end wrenches to tighten the nuts that connect each supply line to the shut-off valves and faucet.
    14. Turn water back on, test for leaks.
    • 45 to 90 minutes
    • $100 to $200 on average for a good quality kitchen faucet
    • Difficulty: Moderate
      Requires basic plumbing skills and working in cramped quarters
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      Tools List

      • close-quarters hacksaw
        Close-quarter hacksaw, used to cut old water-supply lines
      • basin wrench
        Basin wrench, used to loosen nuts holding faucet in place
      • wrench
        Two open-end wrenches, for loosening and tightening nuts
      • propane torch
        Propane torch, used to remove old sweated shut-off valves
      • Tube Bending Springs
        Bending spring, used to bend rigid lav supply
      • flathead screwdriver
        Screwdriver, for installing weight to spray hose
      • adjustable pliers
        Pliers, used to remove the old valves after melting the solder with a torch

      Shopping List

      1. Kitchen faucet

      2. Shut-off valves with compression fittings

      3. Rigid lav supply, used to supply hot- and cold-water to faucet4. Plumber's putty, used to seal faucet's mounting flange Bucket, used to catch water

      5. Emery cloth, used to clean old pipe prior to installing the new valves