Did the spray hose built into your kitchen sink suddenly break? If so, you will be looking for a way to replace the broken hose with a brand new one, as opposed to trying to fix the old hose by patching it with some duct tape. Here are some tips for fixing a kitchen sink spray hose.
Tools and Materials
Start by gathering the following items before you get started. Anything you don't have can be purchased at a local home improvement store.
- Replacement Hose
Old Hose Removal
You'll want to shut off the water line that is supplying water to the kitchen sink. There should be a knob located near the hot and cold water lines coming out of the wall or floor. Simply turn them clockwise to prevent water from flowing through the pipes while doing the repair.
In order to avoid working with a long spray hose when removing it, use your scissors to cut through the old hose to make it shorter. You will be throwing the old hose away, so this should not be a problem. Have a bucket ready to catch trapped water as it flows out of the hose.
The hose should go all the way to a brass nut that holds it onto the sink. Use your wrench to loosen the nut so that you can remove the damaged hose.
Your new replacement hose should have a brand new sprayer with it. If you have an existing sprayer that matches the hardware in the rest of your kitchen, then you don't have to use the one that comes with the hose.
Removing the sprayer form the new hose will involve unscrewing the washers that hold the sprayer to the hose, and twisting the sprayer until it comes off the hose. Then just swap it with the sprayer from the old hose you are looking to keep.
New Hose Replacement
You should have the proper sprayer on the new hose at this point. Feed the hose through the hole in your sink, so that the new sprayer is resting in its resting place. Then place the new hose on the water connection from your sink, and tighten it in place with the brass nut. Give the hose a quick test, and check that nothing is leaking underneath the sink.
For help doing this swap, know that you can contact a plumber like those at Midwestern Plumbing Service.