How to Install a Shut Off Valve to a Kitchen Sink

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Adding shut-off valves to your kitchen sink supply lines is a huge convenience when you have to work on the faucet for any reason. It is much more convenient to shut the water off to one faucet than it is to shut the water off to the whole house. And it is a simple addition that may take a half hour to complete for both the hot and the cold side.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 crescent wrenches Water supply lines Teflon tape Shut-off valves (see introduction) Emory cloth

Copper Supply Lines

  • Turn the main water supply valve off, and turn a water faucet on in another room.

  • Wrap Teflon tape around the supply connection of the valve.

  • Clean the copper supply lines using emory cloth to get rid of any dirt or fouling.

  • Slide the nut onto the copper pipe followed by the compression ring.

  • Slide the valve onto the end of the pipe, and slide the compression ring and nut toward the valve. Tighten the nut onto the valve with a pair of crescent wrenches to create a watertight seal. Be sure the valve is in the "off" position.

  • Thread the supply line onto the supply connection and tighten with a crescent wrench.

  • Turn the water main back on. Then turn the supply valves on.

Galvanized Supply Lines

  • Turn the main water supply valve off, and turn a water faucet on in another room.

  • Wrap Teflon tape around the supply connection of the valve.

  • Wrap the threaded end of the galvanized pipe with Teflon tape, and start threading the valve onto the pipe until it is hand-tight. Fully tighten the valve with a crescent wrench. Be sure the valve is in the "off" position.

  • Thread the supply line onto the supply connection and tighten with a crescent wrench.

  • Turn the water main back on. Then turn the supply valves on.

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