Replacement of Single-Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet

$16.50
5 Minutes
Easy
Kitchen faucets can be pricey; many models are well over$100 including the style we have – a Moen Single-Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet.Unfortunately, after only five years of really reliable service, the faucet head cracked and leaked, as a result. The diminished function of the sprayer was frustrating, but we did not want to spend a lot of money to fix our problem. We researched alternatives and found that we could replace only the spray head with a universal fit, meaning it could be a totally different brand (which was a good thing since finding a Moen replacement head of that style wasn’t working out). We found a Kingston Brass Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet Sprayer, Polished Chrome online for $16.59. A customer review rating of 4 out of 5 stars across 21 customer reviews sealed the deal for us (free shipping was icing on the cake)! What a savings!
replacement of single handle pull out kitchen faucet, home maintenance repairs, kitchen design, plumbing, Replacing the faucet head meant that the water would be shut off at the handle no need to crawl under the sink to shut off the main valves
Replacing the faucet head meant that the water would be shut off at the handle; no need to crawl under the sink to shut off the main valves.
replacement of single handle pull out kitchen faucet, home maintenance repairs, kitchen design, plumbing, The hose end has flat places for the wrench to fit which made the removal a matter of cinching the wrench tight and a sharp twist on the damaged head
The hose end has flat places for the wrench to fit, which made the removal a matter of cinching the wrench tight and a sharp twist on the damaged head.
replacement of single handle pull out kitchen faucet, home maintenance repairs, kitchen design, plumbing, The replacement required a crescent wrench Teflon plumbers tape and about 5 minutes
The replacement required a crescent wrench, Teflon plumbers tape, and about 5 minutes.
replacement of single handle pull out kitchen faucet, home maintenance repairs, kitchen design, plumbing, The Teflon tape is a personal exercise of over caution perhaps but I prefer to err on the side of no leaking
The Teflon tape is a personal exercise of over caution, perhaps, but I prefer to err on the side of no leaking.
replacement of single handle pull out kitchen faucet, home maintenance repairs, kitchen design, plumbing, I ran the water cool then hot for several minutes to allow for the emergence of any slow leaks There were no leaks anywhere so this repair was called done
I ran the water, cool, then hot, for several minutes to allow for the emergence of any slow leaks. There were no leaks anywhere, so this repair was called done.
D Stepp
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