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AKQ Contemporary Bridge Kitchen Faucet Installation AKQ


• Hole diameters are 1 1/8” minimum to 1 ¼” maximum when drilling a counter top.
• This faucet requires 3 holes at 4” on center
• If the side spray is going to be used it requires a 4th hole, see separate side spray instruction sheet for
hole diameter drilling dimensions.
• Maximum deck thickness is 1 ½”
• If optional accessories are going to be added such as a soap dispenser, hot water dispenser, air gap etc.
then check with manufacture for the hole diameter requirement.
• This kitchen faucet has been water tested and comes completely assembled (except for the side spray
assembly if being used)
• A few simple tools will make the installation easier:
• Small crescent wrench, basin wrench, Phillips screwdriver (if
removing the handles) and Teflon tape
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• Read entire instruction sheet before installing CROSS HANDLE
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Step 1- Locate the “front” of the faucet before installing, both the hot
and the cold handles should “open” inwards, towards the spout AKQ-02

and away from the spout for the “off” position (if this faucet AKQ-03

should be installed backwards, both the handles will “open” AKQ-24 AKQ-04
towards the wall, away from the spout). AKQ-05
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1A- If the faucet has already been installed in reverse (rather than
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having to remove it), shut off both the hot and cold shut off AKQ-21
LEVER HANDLE
valves under the sink. Remove both the handle assemblies
AKQ-21 (lever) AKQ-23 (cross), by unscrewing the handle base AKQ-22
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AQK-22 (do not use pliers as this may damage the finish) and AKQ-07
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pull straight up on the complete handle assembly. Unscrew
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both the ceramic cartridges, AKQ-CARTH is the hot side and AKQ-20

AKQ-CARTC is the cold side. Then reverse their position. AKQ-09


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Replace both the handle assemblies and set to the desired
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angle according to 1B and 1C below. AKQ-19
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1B- The angle of the handles when in the “off” position can be
changed unscrewing the handle base AKQ-22 and then pull up AKQ-17
on the handle assembly AKQ-21 or AKQ-23 to remove.
1C- Moving the handle one “notch at a time” on the broach of the
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ceramic cartridge AKQ-CARTH and AKQ-CARTC will change AKQ-15
the angle of the handle. When the desired angle is obtained,
screw the handle base AKQ-22 tight by hand. AKQ-14

1D- Cross handle AKQ-23 installs the same as the lever handle
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Step 2- Place the three seal washers AKQ-17 inside the groove in the
bottom of each of the three base rings AKQ-19 (hot and cold
sides and AKQ-10 center ring onto the faucet body, then insert
the faucet through the holes in the sink or counter top.
•Note: There is no need to use plumbers putty or a sealant between the faucet body and the sink or counter top as
the three seal washers AKQ-17 make a water tight seal.
Step 3- Push washer AKQ-11 on one side of the faucet threaded supply tube AKQ-16 then washer AKQ-15, then the
lock nut AKQ-14 and hand tighten against the bottom of the sink or counter top. Repeat the same procedure
on the other threaded supply tube.
IMPORTANT CLEANING NOTICE
To maintain your faucet use
only mild soap and water
Never use acids, harsh abrasives or detergents
for more information call
AKQ 888.560.5222 FAX 888.560.8727 Monday - Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm EST
AKQ (3/30/06) ©GIAGNI COLLECTION 2006
Please leave this sheet and warranty for the customer for future reference

AKQ Contemporary Bridge Kitchen Faucet Installation AKQ


Step 4- Make sure that the faucet body AKQ-20 is aligned parallel to the sink back splash or back of sink edge and
then tighten both the lock nuts AKQ-14 with a wrench.
Step 5- Side spray installation:
NOTE: If not using the side spray, install washer AKQ-13 and
brass cap AKQ-12 (packed separately in plastic bag)
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onto the side spray outlet tube AKQ-18 and tighten. CROSS HANDLE
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NOTE: The hole diameter for the side spray base is 1 ¼” to 1
3/8” maximum if drilling through a counter top. AKQ-02
Step 6- Place the side spray seal base washer CSS-06 over AKQ-03
the threaded tube on the side spray base CSS-05 and AKQ-24 AKQ-04
place in the hole in the sink or countertop (there is no
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need to use plumbers putty or a sealant as the seal AKQ-25
washer CSS-06 makes a watertight seal).
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Step 7- From underneath, push up the washer CSS-07 and LEVER HANDLE
CSS-08 against the bottom of the sink or counter top
and thread up the nut CSS-09, and then tighten. AKQ-06
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Step 8- Place the female end of the spray hose nut CSS-10 AKQ-CARTH AKQ-07
through the top hole in the spray hose base CSS-11
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and push the hose all the way in until the side spray
body base CSS-12 fits snugly into the base, with the AKQ-09
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spray outlet CSS-02 facing forward.
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Step 9- From underneath, attach the female end of the spray AKQ-19
hose CSS-10 to the male threads on the center spray AKQ-10
hose outlet under the spout and tighten (if a leak
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should occur at this joint after completion use a small
amount of Teflon tape to the male threads of the
spray hose outlet.
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CSS-01 sure that the


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CSS-03 spray hose AKQ-14
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not wrapped AKQ-12
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around any of AKQ-13

CSS-11 the hot and


CSS-05 cold water
CSS-06 supply lines
connected to the faucet, as this will restrict the amount of travel when
CSS-07 pulling out the side spray CSS-03.
CSS-08 Step 10- If the side spray outlet CSS-02 should ever become clogged
CSS-09 with debris or mineral deposits, unscrew the outlet by hand to clean.
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IMPORTANT CLEANING NOTICE


To maintain your faucet use
only mild soap and water
Never use acids, harsh abrasives or detergents
for more information call
AKQ 888.560.5222 FAX 888.560.8727 Monday - Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm EST
AKQ (3/30/06) ©GIAGNI COLLECTION 2006