How to Install a Kitchen Sink Soap Dispenser

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Most families keep a hand soap pump dispenser near the kitchen sink, but often it is knocked off the counter and ends up in the dishwater. To avoid this problem, why not install a hand soap pump next to the kitchen sink faucet? It is not difficult and eliminates constantly fumbling for a plastic pump container that ends up in the sink or dishwater.

Things You'll Need

  • Sharp knife Screwdriver Hammer Sink hand soap pump dispenser Small funnel
  • Look to see whether or not you have a sprayer attachment next to your faucet. If you do not, then you will probably see a round pop-out cover, usually to the right of the faucet. Place a knife blade under this disk and it should pop out. If it does not come out easily, position yourself under the sink and place the blade of a wide-blade screwdriver on the underside of the disk and tap the end of the screwdriver handle a few times with a hammer to pop the disk loose.

  • Remove the hand soap pump dispenser from the package. Fasten the ring upon which the pump sits over the hole exposed when you popped out the disk. If it comes with double-sided tape, then remove the thin paper covering the sticky tape and seat the ring over the hole, centering it properly. In some cases, you may have to use some plumber's putty to hold the ring in place.

  • Position yourself under the sink and screw the plastic bottle up into the hole and inside the threaded interior of the ring.

  • Use a small funnel placed on top of the ring to fill the plastic bottle three-fourths full with liquid hand soap.

  • Place the long tube attached to the bottom of the pump into the center of the ring and allow the pump to rest on top of the ring. Press down several times on the pump to start the flow of soap through the pump.

Tips & Warnings

  • Select a pump the same color as your sink. If the pump gets clogged, simply soak it in hot water and pump the hot water through it a few times.
  • If you have a sprayer hose in the hole next to the faucet and want to install a hand soap pump dispenser on the opposite side of the faucet, you can do this by using a metal drill bit and drilling a new hole. However, if you not familiar with drilling metal, consider having it done by a professional.

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