How To Fit Taps To A Belfast Sink

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How To Fit Taps To A Belfast Sink
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So, how to fit taps to a Belfast sink?

Well, in this post, I would be discussing the in and out of how to fit taps to a Belfast sink so that you can make an informed decision and expedite the process without any hassle.

Frankly speaking, the steps and methods that we would be discussing in a while are quick, easy, and less time-consuming.

In fact, even though you’re a first-time buyer, you can expedite the steps on your own without the need for any guidance.

Does it make sense?

Cutting long-story-short, quite a few plumbing jobs require a professional hand but there are tasks like the ones that we’re gonna discuss in a while that can always be DIY.

In layman’s terms, fitting taps to a Belfast sink falls in that category.

In spite of the task being easy, you must do your homework to prevent any last-minute misadventure.

How To Fit Taps To A Belfast Sink?

Well, before we dive deep into the process, I would request you to be handy with the list of the below-mentioned tools.

These tools are really important as each one of them has its own importance.

Tools You Need to Fit Taps To A Belfast Sink

  • Open-ended spanners
  • Basin wrench
  • Back nut box spanner
  • Adjustable pliers
  • Cleaning cloth
  • PTFE tape
  • Washing bowl
  • Towel
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Slotted screwdriver
  • Pipe cutter
  • vBox spanner or ratchet
  • Compression fittings or check valves
  • Hacksaw or olive splitter
  • Limescale remover
  • Masking tape
  • Pen
  • Joining compound

Moving further, we would be discussing each and every step in detail, and in case, you’ve got any doubt or query then please feel free to reach out to us via the contact form of

So, without any further ado, let’s begin…


Start With Cleaning the Mounting Surface

First and foremost, you need to clean the area where your old kitchen tap used to be.

It is quite possible that some buildup might consume much of your time, so be patient and expedite the cleaning process.

Refrain from using any harsh chemical or brush in order to prevent the area from getting damaged.

Mount the New Kitchen Tap

Trust me, installing a new kitchen tap is far easier and quicker as compared to removing one.

Irrespective of whether you’ve bought a standard individual pillar or a bridge combination, all you need to do is to apply 5 layers of PTFE tape to the mains connection lower threads beforehand.

Make sure that you’re wrapping the tap in a clockwise direction for securing it right away.

Once you’re done with the aforementioned steps, you’re good to go with the new tap.

Frankly speaking, most of the units are equipped with fitted hoses.

Nevertheless, if that isn’t the case, then grab the manufacturer’s manual and connect them yourself.

You can do it on your own in an epigrammatic span of time.

Now, it’s time to feed the main connection hoses through the hole that you’ve made from the previous tap.

Are we on the same page?

Most probably, you would be needing a helping hand to hold the tap into the place.

Since you’re handling the hoses beneath the sink so it shouldn’t rotate.

Use your hands to screw the retaining nut.

Secure it tightly with the help of adjustable pliers.

We recommend installing a tap brace in case you feel the unit is too heavy for your sink.

The additional investment that you’ll do in buying a tap brace wouldn’t cost you a fortune but at the same time, will definitely help your sink in terms of enhanced stability.

Reconnect the Main Supply

Once you’re done with the aforementioned steps, it’s high time to reconnect the main supply.

In order to reconnect the main supply, you must start the threads by hand else it might lead to cross-threading.

Many of the first-time users wouldn’t be aware of the fact that most tap units have a thread length standard with the existing connection alignment assured.

So, whenever you’re planning to start the thread make sure to tighten it properly but at the same time, refrain from overdoing it.

Screw in the connector nuts to the mains pipe connections or fitted isolator valves.

For the best result and to prevent any last-minute misadventure you must tighten it once more with an adjustable open-ended spanner.

In order to eliminate excess pressure, the best thing that you can do is to hold on to the connector or valve.

Turn On the Water Supply

Now, that you’re done with installing everything, the last thing that you need to do is to turn on the water supply.

Either you can turn on the water supply from the stopcock or adjust the isolating valve to its original position.

By turning the water supply you can check for leaks and drips.

Well, if everything seems to be normal and working fine for you then what else do want?

How long does it take to replace a kitchen tap?

We’ve been asked quite often how long does it take to replace a kitchen tap by our clientele so we decided to end this age-old debate right away by responding to it on our blog so that a wider range of audience can be benefited.

In simple words, to a large extent, it depends upon your skillsets.

Well, if you’ve got prior experience of replacing a kitchen tap then definitely, you can expedite the process in less than an hour or so.

On the other hand, if you’re new to it then doing it on your own can consume even the entire day.

Wrapping Up | How To Fit Taps To A Belfast Sink

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