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How to Install an Industrial Kitchen Faucet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner add an industrial looking faucet to his kitchen sink


  1. Before doing any plumbing work, ensure the water is turned off to the fixture.
  2. Use a basin wrench to loosen the nuts holding the old faucet in place.
  3. Water supply connections will vary by manufacturer and faucet. It’s often easier to make some of these connections on the countertop before installing the faucet in the sink.
  4. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the correct installation and order of nuts, washers, and waterproof gaskets. Depending on the faucet, some may require plumber’s putty.
  5. Before tightening from below, ensure the faucet handle is oriented correctly and is square to the sink.
  6. Once the faucet is secured, connect the water supply hoses to the faucet and shut off valve.


Richard installed the Parma Single Handle Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet, manufactured by Danze.