If you're looking to update your kitchen with a new faucet, American Standard is a great option. They have a wide variety of styles to choose from, and their products are known for their quality and durability.
In this blog post, we'll share with you how to install an American Standard kitchen faucet. We'll walk you through all of the processes and provide tips along with advice so that installing it will be as smooth (and enjoyable) an experience as possible.
Continue reading if you want to renovate your kitchen in no time and on a budget!
Tools and Materials Needed For Installing American Standard Kitchen Faucet
- Adjustable wrench
- Allen wrench
- New American Standard kitchen faucet kit
- Silicone caulk [optional]
Instructions on Installation of American Standard Kitchen Faucet
Video: How to Install American Standard Kitchen Faucet
Disconnect the Existing Faucet
Before you begin installing your new American Standard kitchen sink faucet, it's important to disconnect the power supply to your kitchen sink. This will ensure that you don't accidentally electrocute yourself while working on the sink. Once the power is disconnected, begin by shutting off the water supply, then use an adjustable wrench to remove the existing faucet.
Install the American Standard Faucet Spout
With the old kitchen faucet removed, it's time to begin installing the new American Standard kitchen sink faucet. Start by attaching the spout to the sink, then attach the handles. Thread the mounting screws into the mounting nut making sure they're only a few threads in.
Put the foam gasket on the spout and push the spout through the desired hole in the sink. From the bottom, screw the mounting nut and metal washer hand tight all the way up to the underside of the sink. When you have hand-tightened the mounting nut as much as possible, use a screwdriver to tighten the screws a little more to ensure a snug fit. You don't want the spout to be able to wiggle around.
Install the Valve Stem of American Standard Faucet
Now it's time to install the valve stem. Slip the foam gasket up around the tubes. Position it in the groove at the base of the valve. Push the tubes through the sink's hole while holding the gasket in place. Center the valve by aligning the lower tube with the mounting bracket.
As you tighten, make sure that the valve stays straight, facing the direction it needs to because sometimes it can move a little when tightening. This ensures that your American Standard kitchen faucet is facing the right direction when it's installed.
Install a Sprayer Hose
If you're installing a sink with a sprayer, especially a pull-down American Standard kitchen faucet, the process is pretty similar to the one above.
Once you know how to replace the American Standard kitchen faucet sprayer hose, then you’ll be good to go. First, install the sprayer head onto the threaded end of the hose and hand tighten it only. Attach the hose guide onto the other end of the hose and feed it through the underside of the sink. Remove the hose guide and feed the weight onto the hose.
Connect the American Standard sprayer hose to the valve hose by pushing them together. Secure them by installing a clip to hold them in place. Pull the sprayer hose out and check that when you do, the sprayer hose does not catch on anything under the sink. If the hose gets tangled up during the installation, it can make it difficult to use the sprayer.
Connect the Water Lines
Shut off the water at the shut-off valves beneath the sink. If there are no shut-off valves, shut off the water at the main valve to the house. Place a bucket beneath the P-trap to catch any water that may spill out when you disconnect the lines.
Use an adjustable wrench to loosen the compression nuts on the water lines. Be careful not to over-tighten or strip the threads.
Install the American Standard Faucet Trim
Install the decorative escutcheon plate over the hole in the sink. Attach the American Standard faucet trim to the escutcheon plate using the screws with the trim kit. Make sure that all o-rings and gaskets are in place before you screw on the trim. Connect the handles to the faucet using the screws that come with the handles.
Also, determine whether or not to use a gasket. This will depend on the type of counter or sink you have. If you have a three holes faucet but wish to install a single-hole American Standard faucet, then you must use a gasket. If your counter or sink has only one predrilled hole, you can install the faucet directly on top of it without using a gasket.
The gasket is provided by the majority of American Standard products. However, not all do, and you may be required to purchase it individually. Make sure you cover all the mounting holes with a gasket. If you're installing the faucet through a single mounting hole, then omit the gasket and place the new American Standard kitchen faucet.
Check for Leaks
Now that your American Standard faucet is installed, it's time to check for leaks. Begin by turning on the water at the shutoff valves, and then turn on each handle of your faucet. Move each handle back and forth to make sure they're working properly. Finally, turn off each handle and check under the sink for any drips. If there are any, tighten the connection until the leak stops.
Before using the new American Standard kitchen faucet, flush out the sprayer hose. Pull out the sprayer head and unscrew it from the sprayer hose, ensuring to hold onto the sprayer hose. Run some water through the hose to clear out any debris that may be clogging it. Then screw the aerator back on and reattach the sprayer head.
Check for leaks several hours after the installation and once again the next day. Even a very small water leak under the sink can lead to mold and cabinet damage over time.
FAQs on American Standard Kitchen Faucet Installation
Is plumber paste required when installing American Standard kitchen faucets?
No, a plumber's paste is not required when installing American Standard kitchen faucets. However, many people find it helpful to use a plumber's paste to ensure a tight seal between the faucet and the sink.
Which is better, plumber's paste or silicone for sealing an American Standard kitchen faucet?
Silicone putty is great for fixing leaks because it's waterproof and flexible. It also forms a strong bond with most surfaces, so it won't come loose over time.
Plumber's putty, on the other hand, is much easier to work with and usually gives a better seal. However, it's not as flexible as silicone putty, so it may not last as long. Ultimately, the best option for sealing a faucet depends on the situation.
How to remove American Standard kitchen faucets?
To remove your American Standard kitchen faucet, start by shutting off the water supply to the faucet. Next, use a wrench to loosen the screws that secure the faucet to the sink. With the screws removed, you should be able to lift the faucet off of the sink. If you have a sprayer attached to your American Standard faucet, you will need to disconnect the hose from the sprayer before you can remove the faucet.
How do you choose American Standard kitchen faucets?
Just like choosing other kitchen faucets, there are some factors you need to consider when choosing the best American Standard kitchen faucet. These include the price, warranty, size and shape, and features you’re looking into.
Why install an American Standard kitchen faucet?
Installing an American Standard kitchen is a good investment for your kitchen because it will last longer than any other faucet product. If you’re also looking for the best kitchen faucet with a sprayer, then American Standard is a good option.
Final Thought on How to Install Your American Standard Kitchen Faucet
Installing American Standard kitchen faucets is a relatively straightforward process. However, if you are not comfortable performing the installation yourself, you can always hire a professional to do it for you.
Be sure to read all of the instructions that come with your American Standard kitchen faucet before beginning the installation process. This will help you to avoid making any mistakes that could cause damage to your sink or faucet.
To read more faucet installation guides, consult the chart below that contains faucet installation of different brands of kitchen sink faucets.
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