How Do You Install a Kingston Brass Wall Mount Faucet?


A wall mount faucet can change the look and feel of your kitchen while freeing up space on your countertop. Even better is a brass wall mount faucet because of its high resistance to corrosion from hard water.

That said, installing a Kingston brass kitchen faucet can be a costly undertaking. This is unless you understand the Kingston brass faucet installation process.

To save you the cost and time associated with hiring a plumber, this guide provides step-by-step instructions that will have your faucet running in no time.

Before you learn to install your Kingston brass kitchen faucet, there are some tools that will make the installation process easy.

Installing Kingston Brass Wall Mount Faucet

How to Install Kingston Brass Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet?

Tools Needed for Installation

Some tools are important when installing a Kingston brass kitchen faucet. These tools make the installation process smooth. They are:

  • Power drill
  • Wrench
  • Allen keys
  • Teflon Tape
  • Screws and bracing
  • Level

Step 1: Determine the Place of Installation

Determine the Place of faucet Installation

If you are installing the faucet for the first time, you need to find the right place to install the faucet. After you find the right place, you need to set up a bracing.

This wooden bracing should allow the back of the faucet body to sit behind the wall.

Step 2: Secure the Body of the Faucet to the Bracing

Secure the Body of the Faucet to the Bracing

For this step, you need the power drill. Use the drill to attach the back of the faucet body to the bracing. The necessary screws come with the installation parts.

When you have attached the back of the faucet body to the wooden bracing, use the level to check if there is proper alignment. When aligned, connect the supply lines to the faucet body.

Step 3: Connect the Supply Lines to the Faucet Body

Connect the Supply Lines to the Faucet Body

The third step is to connect the lines that supply hot and cold water to the back of the faucet body.

It is important first to turn off the water supply to the faucet. This is as simple as switching off the valves that supply water to the faucet.

After this, you can proceed to attach the supply lines. Use the Teflon tape to wrap the head of the supply line before attaching it to the back of the faucet body.

At this stage, you can turn on the valves to check for any leakages. Look out for leaks at connection points. If there are none, you can proceed to install the faucet body.

However, if you are replacing an old faucet, it means the back of the faucet body is already behind the wall. You can then skip the above process and uninstall the old faucet.

Step 4: Uninstalling Old Faucet

Uninstalling Old wall mounting Faucet

If you are replacing an old faucet, begin by uninstalling the former faucet. To do this, you need to use the wrench to loosen the bolts holding the faucet head. Do this on the two bolts holding the hot and cold handles of the faucet.

After removing the faucet body, you are left with the adaptors on the wall. Now use the wrench to unscrew the adaptors from the wall.

Do this carefully until you remove both adaptors. This reveals the pipe nipples in the wall.

You can now install the new faucet, starting with the adaptors.

Step 5: Installing the Faucet Adaptors

Installing the Faucet Adaptors

The adaptors are the first to go into the wall. Begin by applying Teflon tape around the pipe nipples. This tape helps to seal the connection points from leakages.

After using the tape, proceed to screw the adaptors into the pipe nipples. Your adjustable wrench helps with the process.

It is essential to place the faucet flange when installing the adaptors to the wall. This is the only time the flange can go in. After installing the adaptors, what is left is the faucet spout and body.

Step 6: Installing the Faucet Body

Installing the Faucet Body

The body holds the faucet handles. To install this part:

Apply Teflon tape to the part of the faucet body that screws into the adaptors. Ensure that you place the washer within the faucet body to avoid leakages.

Next, use the wrench to attach the faucet body to the adaptors. With the body safely installed, you can attach the faucet spout and handles.

Step 7: Installing the Faucet Spout and handles

Installing the Faucet Spout and handles

The faucet spout is what most people call the head of the faucet. It delivers water from the supply lines and attaches to the top of the faucet body. You can connect this with your hands.

When the spout is in place, attach the hot and cold handles to both ends of the faucet body. The Allen key is useful to tighten both handles of the faucet.

Now that you have completed your Kingston brass wall-mount faucet installation, you need to flush.

Step 8: Flush for Debris and Leakages

The last step of the installation is to turn on the water supply. This will flush any debris caught inside the faucet. It also allows you to check for any leakages. The water should run for about a minute.

By following the above installation instructions, you will have water running in no time. However, your new faucet needs proper care to last long.

How to Take Care and Maintain Kingston Brass Faucet?

Taking care of your faucet saves you the cost of a replacement, and it’s easy. You can maintain your faucet by following these steps:

1. General Maintenance and Care

Your Kingston brass faucet needs regular care to extend its lifespan.

To regular clean the faucet:

Use mild soap and a soft cloth. Avoid any hard scrubbers that can scratch the finish of the faucet.

Always dry the faucet whenever it is wet and after cleaning. This prevents damage or rust from water.

2. Cleaning Faucet from Mineral Deposits

Minerals from hard water can gather on your faucet. This happens especially in regions with high mineral water.

To clean your faucet from mineral deposits:

  • Mix a water and vinegar solution of 75%: 25%, respectively.
  • Soak a soft cloth in the solution and carefully wipe the affected area.
  • Remove and clean the aerator in the solution.
  • Make sure you rinse the area with water and dry it.

Now that you can maintain your faucet, you should also know how to fix some problems arising from daily use.

Kingston Brass Faucet Troubleshooting

Some common problems arise in the daily use of your kitchen faucet. Do not worry because there are easy fixes to most of these problems.

1. What Should I Do If My Faucet is Leaking From the Spout?

What Should I Do If My Faucet is Leaking From the Spout

You may notice drops of water when you turn off the faucet. This happens because of a faulty cartridge or spring, depending on the model of the faucet.

Contact Kingston brass customer support or send an email to techsupport@kingstonbrass.com to order a replacement. You should receive a response within 48 hours.

2. What Should I Do if My Faucet Leaks From the Body?

If the leakage is from the connection points, you have to disassemble the faucet the same way you uninstall an old faucet.

Apply Teflon tape to the connection point of the leakage. Then reinstall the faucet.

3. What Should I Do If My Faucet is Tarnishing?

Tarnishing can occur when mineral deposits from hard water accumulate on the faucet.

Follow the steps above to clean your faucet from mineral deposits.

4. What Do I Do If the Water Pressure is Low?

What Do I Do If the Water Pressure is Low

Low water pressure in faucets can result from the accumulation of mineral deposits.

To fix this problem, follow the steps above to remove the mineral deposits from your faucet. Remember to clean the aerator with the vinegar solution.

Conclusion

There are many faucet options in the market today. However, a brass kitchen faucet is one of the most durable and easy-to-maintain faucets. Whether you are installing it for the first time or replacing an old faucet, you need to use the right tools.

With the step-by-step guide above, you no longer need to wonder, ‘how do I install a Kingston brass kitchen faucet?’. By carefully installing all the parts, your faucet will be ready in no time.

A Kingston brass faucet can transform the look of your kitchen. You only have to maintain it so that it lasts a long time.

Lisa Burks

This is Lisa Burks, the Author. I provide free informative sink and faucet guides. I hope you love your time here.

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