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How to Install a High-Arc Faucet

Use these step-by-step instructions to install a gleaming new kitchen faucet and strain basket.

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install high arc kitchen faucet and strain basket
  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Position the Supply Lines

Drop supply lines into opening. The rubber washer goes between the faucet and counter to give a watertight seal.

Step 2: Connect the Water Supplies

Put the metal washer on underneath, and tighten the locknut with a basin wrench. Connect the cold and hot water supplies to the shut-offs. Before testing the water, remove the screen on the faucet. If there is any sediment in the line, it would clog the screen.

Step 3: Secure the Drain Basket

Roll a ball of plumber's putty into about a 1/4" rope and place it on the underside of the drain basket. Set the basket in the opening and the gasket and washer underneath, and tighten the pieces together.

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