How to Replace Bathroom Faucets

How to Replace Bathroom Faucets

A brand new faucet adds convenience and appeal to your bathroom. Sometimes, the toughest aspect of replacing a bathroom faucet is removing a old faucet because the fittings beneath the sink are corroded. Professionals take this into consideration and spray everything with lubricant beforehand. Unless the sink is replaced, then choose a tap based on the kind of existing faucet, like a pair with grips and a spout or an independent faucet. Prevent potential problems by adding a set of new flexible supply lines which don’t corrode or require attachment washers.

Removing a Faucet

Remove the screws at the cabinet door hinges using a screwdriver and and take off the door. Switch off the cold and hot supply valves at the back wall under the sink. Open the sinks faucets and allow any water in the lines to drain out.

Put a 1-gallon bucket under among the supply valves to capture residual water. Loosen the decrease supply-line matching which attaches to the valve with and flexible wrench and pull the lower end of this line the valve off. Move the bucket beneath the contrary valve and remove the lower end of the supply line at that valve.

Slide the spring clip the lower end of the stopper pole onto a tap place and then push the pole upwards. Pull out the stopper rod from above. Skip this step if the sink has two faucets instead of a pair with a drain stopper rod.

Loosen the fittings where the top ends of the warm and cold supply lines link to the threaded tubes which stretch down from a tap. Detach the fittings and eliminate the supply lines.

Loosen and remove the nuts at the top portion of each threaded tube with an open-end wrench. Slide the washers off the tubes. Push upward on the lower end of a tube to raise the base of the tap over the top of the sink. Pull the single faucet or tap set.

Remove any debris in the sink’s top where the faucets have been installed with a plastic putty knife and a rag.

Installing the Faucets

Slide a brand new nylon washer and fresh rubber washer onto the threaded tube at the lower side of one faucet. Slide a cotton plate and rubber gasket on both tubes for a single-lever tap or dual-faucet set and spout assembly.

Insert the threaded tube, or double tubes, into the vents around the tip of the sink where the old tap or set was eliminated and place the tap on the top of the sink’s back rim.

Work from below and slide the supplied rigid washer onto the lower end of each tube, and screw a provided nut onto a tube. Tighten the nut using the open-end wrench.

Expand the fitting at one end of a new flexible source line onto the end of a threaded tube. Thread the matching at the lower end of this line onto the valve where the old line has been eliminated. Tighten the fittings with pliers. Repeat this at the contrary tube on a tap set.

Insert the new stopper pole for a tap set via the hole at the tap housing from above. Connect the lower end of this pole to the existing stopper rod at the back of this tailpiece using the newest spring clip.

Turn on the new tap, or a tap set. Turn on the hot and cold supply valves under the sink. Permit the water to run at the sink’s bowl and check all links for drips. Tighten a matching at a source line, if needed.

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