Most modern kitchen taps are usually deck mounted. Most of these taps are attached to their respective cold and hot water supply tubes through some holes on the counter or sink. Standard sinks come with 3 or 4 holes that are spaced 4 inches apart. The fourth hole is often used to hold a sprayer.
It’s advisable to get a replacement tap that matches with the existing one to ensure the holes match. However, unused holes can still be covered using a fitting cup or an accessory such as a soap dispenser. This way, you won’t have to do any extra plumbing work to cover any unused holes.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to replace a kitchen tap (single-lever tap) with a hose sprayer. This type of tap is among the most common and popular types. It’s configured to fit in sinks with four holes and a spacing of 4 inches between them.
The installation requirements for installing a tap is basically the same regardless of the type or brand you’ll go for. All you need to do is to ensure that the body of the tap is secured firmly on the counter or sink, and the cold and hot supply tubes are connected properly to the respective cold and hot water supplies.