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How to Replace a Faucet – The Easy Way

This post brought to you by Moen, Incorporated. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I am not a confident DIYer. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to be, though. I want to be able to do my own home repairs and replace things like my parents . . . they are amazing! They can build anything. I think it comes from being hippie farmers in the 1970s (that’s a whole other story!). Recently my boyfriend and I decided to tackle replacing the current faucet in his kitchen with a brand new Moen Kiran Spot Resist one-handle pulldown kitchen faucet. The previous kitchen faucet was really cheap and unstylish, and we are trying to make improvements in his condo little by little, so it was time to go.

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This is what came in the condo. Boring. And that spray nozzle barely works anymore.

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So with much trepidation on my part (and none on his) we began to replace the faucet. This means that he did it while I offered moral support, handed him tools and read instructions. We first had to get rid of the old faucet. We turned off the water (important!) and unhooked everything.

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Then we had to pull out the old faucet. It took THIRTY minutes to loosen the bolt that was holding this beast in. It did not want to come out! But we defeated the old faucet.

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I had told Steve that installation of the new faucet was going to be easy. I mean, that’s what it said on the box, right? He didn’t believe me. But it turns out, I was right (of course, come on). We simply put the plate down, the plastic washer and inserted the new faucet.

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We (I mean he) tightened the plate underneath with a bolt and the tools provided.

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Pulldown nozzle inserted (then take an M&Ms snack break).

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And hook it all back up to the water and make sure it’s tight.

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Testing 1-2-3 . . . it works! We are so, so thrilled with the new faucet. And it turns out I was right . . . about everything. Steve admitted that the faucet was easy to install. It actually took a shorter amount of time to install the new faucet than to remove the old one (never doubt me!).

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The faucet is absolutely gorgeous – I’ve never owned Moen before, but I can see why people love the brand and rave about it. It makes such a difference in the style of the kitchen. It’s amazing what changing such a seemingly small item can do for the overall look! Other benefits of this Kiran faucet:

  • Spot resistant
  • Fingerprint resistant
  • High arch pulldown design
  • Relex system – which means smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking

If you’ve never tried Moen, you need to. Their products are fabulous. You can get this lovely Moen Kiran faucet at Lowe’s – and don’t forget to like Moen on Facebook. I’m so excited and encouraged to try other DIY projects!

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