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How To Cap Off A Kitchen Sink Faucet Sprayer

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How To Cap Off A Kitchen Sink Faucet Sprayer

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While the sprayer on your kitchen sink is a handy tool, when it stops working properly, it can become more of a headache than it’s worth. Sometimes, you may not even use the sprayer enough to make it worth your time to repair it. So, to avoid any future problems with your sprayer, simply remove it.

This process is simple and will not take much of your time. If you are planning to cap off a kitchen sink faucet sprayer, read on to learn the quick way.

How To Cap Off A Kitchen Sink Faucet Sprayer

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Removing your kitchen sink faucet sprayer should only take about half an hour, possibly less if you speed through the process. Here’s what you’ll need to complete the task

  • Pliers
  • Basin wrench
  • Towel
  • Plumbing connection tape
  • ⅜-inch threaded brass flare cap
  • Sinkhole cover

Shutting Off The Water Supply

As with most plumbing projects, shutting off the water supply is a critical step. Therefore, start the process by shutting off the water supply through the water supply valve under the sink. If you do not have a valve under your sink, turn off the main water supply valve to your home.

Then, drain the excess water from the water supply line by opening the faucet and squeezing the trigger on the sprayer.

Remove The Sprayer Hose

After you’ve made sure you won’t have a surprise shower, you can remove the sprayer hose. Trace the hose from the end of the sprayer until it connects to the faucet. Use pliers to loosen the fitting that holds the two together.

The next step is to install the plug for the kitchen sink sprayer. Dry the exposed male threads on the faucet with a towel. Wrap the threads with plumbing connection tape and screw on the ⅜-inch threaded copper flare cap. Use pliers to tighten the connection.

Locate the mounting nut that secures the sprinkler bracket under the sink/countertop. Loosen and remove it (if you can’t reach it with your hand, use a basin wrench).

Slide the mounting nut off the hose and pull the sprayer holder and sprayer up through the hole away from the countertop.

Cover The Hole In The Sink.

Once the sprayer assembly is out of the way, insert the sink hole cover left by the sprayer. The way it is secured depends on which type you buy. Some kitchen sink sprayer covers snap-on, or have a mounting nut to hold it in place.

 

Can I Replace My Sink Spout With A Soap Dispenser?

How To Cap Off A Kitchen Sink Faucet Sprayer

If a soap dispenser sounds like a tempting deal for a sink nozzle, install one after removing the nozzle assembly. Installing a soap dispenser is easy and it is the best place to install one. There’s no need to leave the dispenser precariously positioned in the sink or on the counter.

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