how to install a faucet and a pfister giveaway!

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Let's start this off by saying neither my husband nor myself have ever removed or installed a sink fixture and I am here to tell you that ANYONE can do it themselves!

Our old faucet was on it's last leg. It didn't turn anymore so we were pretty stuck with only using it on the right side of our sink. It was leaking at the base and making a constant mess on my counter. We knew this was coming, but we were both a bit weary about tackling this project. When looking at different styles of faucets from Price Pfister, we decided we wanted something that made more of a statement. Our kitchen is pretty big and opens to an eating area and our family room. That dinky fixture we had just wasn't cutting it!

First,  you need to find out how many holes you have on your counter or sink.

Is it  1, 2, 3, or 4? I had to crawl under and take a look. Pfister has great search options like, hole size, finish, style, and features.

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We had a tough time, but we decided on the Petaluma and love it!

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We were happy when we opened this box and found everything labeled really well and explicit and easy to understand explanations. Lots of clear diagrams and very detailed and clear instructions.

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Second, make sure you have all of the parts and needed materials.

The back of my box told me exactly what I was going to need for the job: specific tools, water connection hoses, and plumbers putty. So check that before you leave the store so you don't have to run back later...like I did:)

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Third, turn off your water supply.

Fourth, remove your old fixture.

Now, for us this was the hardest part-brutal, we had a corroded nut and had to have our neighbor come over and use his strength from the top and my husband under the sink to get that sucker off. I have to say, it didn't even occur to me to figure out how the old faucet would come out. I'm not going to sugar coat this, it took 2 hours....ugh.

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Fifth, follow the directions slowly and carefully.

Now, I have another tid-bit of advice for you here. I was all antsy and while my husband was under the sink slowly assembling parts, I was on the counter fiddling with everything else and stuck 2 parts together that were not to be stuck together until they were under the sink and guess what....there was no way to get them apart!

We worked tirelessly to figure out a way around it, but to no avail, once attached they are not meant to come apart. We had to snap the pieces apart and wait...

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I had to order replacement parts and wait for 3 days to get them in the mail. Yes, my water was off, yes, my dishwasher was off, yes it was full of dirty dishes. We went Little House on the Prarie style boiling water from our powder room and filling up the sinks to wash by hand. No fun really.

To top it off, my husband had to leave town and I was on my own to finish the job when the parts arrived. Guess what? It was super easy and  I did it all on my own! I believe my exact words on facebook, twitter,  and instagram that day were,

"BOOM....Like a boss"

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I was pretty darn proud of myself and very grateful to be back in the 21st century with running water in my kitchen!

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We are just so happy with how this project turned out and are ready for our next one because my bathroom faucet is starting to leak as well! We will definitely go back for a Price Pfister fixture because the product is a great quality, the instructions were clear and concise, and they were VERY helpful in getting me exactly what I needed when I had my mishaps!

Is anyone out there in need of a new fixture for your kitchen or bathroom?

Win a Fixture up to $300 value from Price Pfister and Too Much Time on My Hands copy

Because the lovely people at Price Pfister would like to give you a new fixture from their website, up to a $300 value!

There are a few ways to enter and the contest is open until Tuesday, August 27, 2013!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the tips! We’re going to be installing a new faucet soon too and I’m a little nervous about it. I’m still stuck on selecting the right one for our sink configuration!

  2. love love love
    the Petaluna and Hanover faucet sets

    i missed a Pfister giveaway someone else had
    and was so bummed

    fingers crossed!

    {alison}

  3. Thanks for providing such a comprehensive step-by-step guide. The process can be overwhelming, but we hope we have more ‘Bosses’ who are able to tackle the install solo like you guys! Good luck to all of your readers in the giveaway.

  4. Like your new faucet, Thanks so much for a chance to win…I think I would choose the Hanover model I like the flexibility in the faucet.

  5. This would be such a great update in our old farmhouse! And I think **maybe** I could install it with my hubby’s help! Thanks so much!

    • You can install it! I do recommend another person to help because it was helpful to have one under the sink and one up top to get everything lined up correctly

  6. i just put a pfister in my kitchen about 6 mo.s ago. i love it. i am so proud of it. now i need one for the bathroom. so i am really hoping i win this. thank you very much for the chance.

  7. I would love to replace our kitchen faucet. This one looks amazing.

  8. Great giveaway, these faucets are gorgeous!

    • Oh gosh, Jody, I know! The faucets are just amazing and I am thrilled to be offering this giveaway from the amazing Pfister peeps!

  9. Thanks for the great tutorial…I so hope I win one of these faucets!

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