Replacing a Sink Faucet - Checklist
It is important to have a faucet easily replaced Knowing which kitchen faucet is installed in the sink.
If you want to change the faucet on the sink, you need to find out if a low pressure faucet or a high pressure faucet is installed. When the hot water is heated by the central heating, a high pressure fitting is usually used. If, however, the hot water is heated by means of a water boiler, a low-pressure fitting must be used.
General procedure for replacing a faucet
Regardless of whether high-pressure or low-pressure faucet, certain steps are necessary when replacing both faucets.
- Find out which Hot water connection is. Run hot water. Then feel which connection warms up.
- Turn off the water at the tap; either turn the main tap in the basement or turn off the corner valves in the wall.
- Run the tap from the tap. Unscrew screw connections and collect remaining water with a bucket.
- Release the attachment between the tap and the sink;
- Pull out the kitchen fitting from the sink.
- Remove the old seals and clean the fittings.
Installing a high-pressure fitting in the sink
Installing a high-pressure fitting is easier because the faucet only has two connections. The only mistake that can be made is the exchange of hot and cold water.
- Look in the instructions for use to see which connection is for cold and which for hot water. Often the mixer tap is marked.
- Insert the faucet into the sink and tighten it with a fixing screw on the washbasin.
- Check seat of gaskets; If necessary, grease screw connections and seals.
- Fit and tighten screw connections to correct connections.
- Open faucets on mixing faucet and also open main valve or angle valves.
- Check all screw connections for leakage.
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Difference in Low-Pressure Fittings
In essence, the low-pressure fitting procedure differs only in having three connections. The work steps, such as replacing the faucet from the sink, checking seals and screw connections as well as commissioning, are the same in both systems.
- Connections are marked A, B or C or red, blue or white.
- Connect cold water connection A or blue to corner valve from the wall.
- Connect hot water connection C or red to outlet of boiler (arrow upwards).
- Cold water return B or white to input boiler (9)
Only install compatible faucets
If you want to do the work yourself, knowing the type of faucet and a compatible faucet is important to avoid making mistakes.
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