It is hard to imagine a modern kitchen nowadays without a kitchen faucet with pull out handle. It makes all jobs in the sink much easier and naturally all housewives want it in their kitchen. The down part is that the pull out hose will eventually begin to leak because it wears out from pulling and bending. Don’t worry about that because the pull out hose is an expendable part, it doesn’t cost much and it can be replaced in 10 minutes time. You don’t need to call a plumber, just follow instructions from the video and you will be able to change the pull out hose in under half an hour even if you have no prior experience in plumbing what so ever. Moreover, best kitchen faucets consumer reports can help you make a right decision.
You don’t need sophisticated and expensive tools for this repair, all you need is an adjustable wrench and screwdriver.
After you acquired the tools, the first thing you need to do is to shut down the water valves under the sink. Don’t ever try any plumbing repair with the water valve on, the pressure in the pipes is big and you will not be able to control it if you try to disconnect anything when the water valve is on.
The next important thing is to determine which type of connection does your pull out hose have. For that you will need to disconnect your old hose. There are three main types of pull out hoses: threaded pull out hose, quick disconnect pull out hose and collet pull out hose. Never buy a pull out hose in advance, always first inspect the connections on your old hose. Of course, if you aren’t going to buy original replacement part, you can buy universal pull out hose with multiple adapters which fits on all models. Universal adapters are much cheaper than original replacement part but they are good quality parts which can also last for years.
In the video below you will see just how easy is to replace a pull out hose on kitchen faucet.
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