Installing a Pullout Kitchen Sink Faucet

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Modern kitchen faucets tend to be single-handle models, often with useful features such as a pull-out head that functions as a sprayer. This Pfister model comes with an optional mounting plate that conceals sink holes when mounted on a predrilled sink flange.

1. Install the base plate (if your faucet has one) onto the sink flange so it is centered. Have a helper hold it straight from above as you tighten the mounting nuts that secure the base plate from below. Make sure the plastic gasket is centered under the base plate. These nuts can be adequately tightened by hand.

Installing  a Pullout Kitchen Sink Faucet2. Retract the pullout hose by drawing it out through the faucet body until the fitting at the end of the hose is flush with the bottom of the threaded faucet shank. Insert the shank and the supply tubes down through the top of the deck plate.

Retract the pullout hose by drawing3. Slip the mounting nut and washer over the free ends of the supply tubes and pullout hose, then thread the nut onto the threaded faucet shank. Hand tighten. Tighten the retainer screws with a screwdriver to secure the faucet.

Slip the mounting nut and washer4. Slide the hose weight onto the pullout hose (the weight helps keep the hose from tangling and it makes it easier to retract).

Slide the hose weight5. Connect the end of the pullout hose to the outlet port on the faucet body using a quick connector fitting.

Connect the end of the pullout6. Hook up the water supply tubes to the faucet inlets. Make sure the tubes are long enough to reach the supply risers without stretching or kinking.

Hook up the water supply7. Connect the supply tubes to the supply risers at the stop valves. Make sure to get the hot lines and cold lines attached correctly.

Connect the supply8. Attach the spray head to the end of the pullout hose and turn the fitting to secure the connection. Turn on water supply and test. Tip: Remove the aerator in the tip of the spray head and run hot and cold water to flush out any debris.Attach the spray head to the end of the pullout

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