It’s a challenge to install wall mounted kitchen faucets, even for DIY experts. There are some doubts about installation that need to be answered by a professional. You can still install your kitchen faucet with just a little help from the plumber. Location of the faucet is important in installation.
It should be placed high enough to allow room for big pots when washing. Building codes also require an air gap, so you must allot space between the top of the counter and the bottom of the sink. It may also be scary to break through the tiles yourself, especially if you don’t know how to put them back. This is when the plumber can be of help to you. Have the plumber do a water pipe extension so the pipes are located in the right places. Prevent water from leaking through the joints by using joint fixtures to seal the joints, preferably with 100% silicone.
Measure the faucets location properly. As said earlier, there should be a one-inch gap between wall mounted kitchen faucets and the top of the sink. Measuring more than an inch for the gap will cause too much water splash. You also have to make sure that you mark of the faucets location in such a way that pipes and wires will not be hit by the drilling of the wall.
Most wall mounted kitchen faucets probably have wall plate separate from the faucet that has to be screwed to the wall. Drill the holes carefully; making sure that no pipes or wires will be hit. Screw the wall plate into these holes and fasten them with bolts. Use washer bolts to attach the handles and the taps. Both may also need to be connected to the wall plate. All of the faucet parts must be attached securely and tightly to avoid leaks.
Connect the pipes to the spout but before that, check if you need to support the pipes to secure them to spout. You may need brackets to do this job. Cover the holes with tiles and check the pipes every now and then for signs of leakage. Actually, you should check for leaks in every step of the installation. Don’t wait for the tiles to be covered before checking. Otherwise, you will keep going back to step one. Since you will be doing the installation yourself, the wall mounted kitchen faucets you will buy must have the complete parts.