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Carpe Diem: Kitchen Faucets

While calling a plumber or a handyman may be easier than doing it yourself, David Duran, of the Ace Myers Family Hardware store in Canutillo, says there's really no need for that. Credit: KFOX14

You rely on your kitchen faucet, sometimes, multiple times a day. So eventually you need to replace the faucet because of wear and tear. While calling a plumber or a handyman may be easier than doing it yourself, David Duran, of the Ace Myers Family Hardware store in Canutillo, says there's really no need for that.

In this segment, Duran shows us how to change the faucet by first disconnecting the hoses. Duran says you shouldn't be intimated by the pipes and hoses, because you may have to be a little agreesive to get them loose.

After you disconnect all the hoses, Duran says, you can literally follow the directions that come with the new faucet.

But a good tip from the Ace Hardware family is to make sure you start a faucet project when there is a hardware store open in case you need items or advice.

And Duran says you can test the faucet and your handiwork to make sure you did everything correctly. "Grab a paper towel and run it up and down all the lines that you removed and played with, and that way, if it gets wet, you'll know immediately if there is a leak there," he said.”

On "Gear Friday", we'll show you what kind of tools and gear you will likely need if you're ready to try and change the kitchen faucet yourself.

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