Bathroom Faucet Installation

Bathroom Faucet Installation

Tools & Materials Tools Basin Wrench Adjustable Wrenches Bucket Putty Knife Rags Materials Bathroom Faucet Kitchen Faucet Supply Lines Silicone Caulk Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online Buying a Faucet When buying a faucet you need to make sure it will fit your sink. Your sink will have one, two, or three holes for the faucet. Plus, the holes will be either centerset or widespread. Make sure you have this information when you’re shopping. When in doubt, take the old one to the store with you. Remove the Old Faucet Instructions Step 1 Turn off the water supply. The valves are typically under the sink. If not, turn off the water at the main valve. Then turn on the faucet to relieve any water pressure left in the lines. Step 2 Disconnect the supply lines from the faucet. Use a basin wrench if you can’t reach the connections with your hands. Step 3 Disconnect the lift rod, and then remove the nuts from under the faucet. Remove the Drain Step 1 Unscrew the slip nut on the P-trap. Put a bucket underneath to catch water in the trap. Step 2 Disconnect the drain flange from the tailpiece. It should unscrew. Step 3 Clean around the old drain and faucet holes. Mineral spirits can help remove old silicone sealant. Install the New Faucet Step 1 Follow the manufacturer’s directions for specific installation instructions. Most installations begin with installing the gasket on the bottom of the faucet. Some require sealant or plumber’s putty. Then put the faucet through the mounting holes in the sink and tighten the mounting nuts. Step 2 Not all faucets come preassembled so you might have to attach the handles. It’s easy. Slip the guide ring onto the bottom of the handle, position it on the faucet base, and secure with the setscrew. A setscrew is the tiny screw on the underside of the handle. Your faucet probably came with a hex wrench to tighten it. Step 3 Next move on to the drain. Screw the nut all the way down on the drain body and push the gasket over it. Some gaskets are threaded and simply screw into place. Step 4 Apply just a little bit of silicone (some manufacturers recommend plumber’s putty) under the flange. Position the drain body on the bottom of the sink — making sure the pivot hole is facing the back — and screw the flange on from the top side. Step 5 Underneath, tighten the nut and gasket. On the top, use mineral spirits to clean up any excess silicone. Step 6 Install the drain rod next. Unscrew the pivot nut on the drain body, insert the horizontal rod through the hole in the stopper, and replace the nut. Push the horizontal rod down and secure the lift rod to the strap with the screw. Test the lift rod. Step 7 Reconnect the supply lines to the faucet. If your sink is already in place, use a basin wrench to reach the faucet shanks. Step 8 Flush the faucet by removing the aerator. This gets rid of debris or sediment in the faucet. Some faucets include a handy little tool to unscrew the aerator. When you’re done, keep it inside your vanity or with the rest of your tools. Turn on the hot and cold water for about a minute. Check all the connections for leaks and retighten if necessary. Screw the aerator back on and you’re done.
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Bathroom Faucet Installation

1 Turn off the water Safety: Use towels to cushion your back and wear eye protection when working under the sink.• Remove all items from under the sink. Place a bucket, pan or rags under the work area to catch excess water. • Turn off the hot and cold water supply lines at the shut-off valves beneath the sink. If there are no shut-off valves, turn off the main water supply. • Turn the faucet on to release the pressure in the water lines and let drip until empty. 2 Remove the old faucet • Remove the old supply lines and the mounting nuts. • Apply a penetrating lubricant if the lines or nuts are corroded or in a hard-to-reach position. • Lift the faucet fixture from the top of the sink. A putty knife can remove all of the old sealant from the top. • Use a cleaner suitable for your sink type to clean the area. 3 Seal around the faucet openings Apply a bead of plumber’s putty or silicone caulk around the bottom of the faucet. 4 Place faucet gasket • Assemble the faucet following the manufacturer’s instructions. • Place the faucet gasket over the tailpieces so that it is between the sink and the base of the faucet. 5 Set the faucet • The valves should fit into the hole spacing in the sink. • Insert the faucet so that the base is parallel to the back of the sink and press the faucet down firmly. 6 Place the basin nuts Thread each basin nut, alternating from one to the other to draw the faucet body evenly over the gasket. Do not tighten all the way. 7 Center the faucet body Measure from both sides to center the faucet body on the sink. 8 Hand-tighten the basin nuts From beneath the sink, screw the friction washers and mounting nuts onto the faucet tailpieces and tighten them with the basin wrench or faucet and sink installer tool. 9 Connect the water supply lines and check for leaks • Attach the supply lines to the faucet and angle valves. • Wipe away any excess putty from around the faucet base. • Turn the water back on at the angle valves. Turn on the faucet and allow both hot and cold water to run for one minute. • Check for leaks. • If supplied, install the matching pop-up drain.
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Bathroom Faucet Installation

Bathroom Faucet Installation Before doing something as hasty as replacing the entire sink, see if you can replace the bathroom faucet instead. You’ll need to know which type of faucet you already own when shopping for a new one. The most common faucet types are the single hole, the 4” triple hole and the 8” triple hole. Unless you want to install a new kind of faucet, keep track of the old type for replacement. If not, check to see if your bathroom vanity is compatible with the faucet type you have in mind. First, turn off the water supply to the faucet. The valve should be under the sink. If not, shut off the main water valve to the house. Turn on the faucet afterwards to drain water and relieve pressure. Next, disconnect the lift rod from the pop-up assembly and the supply lines from the faucet. Then back off the faucet mounting nuts using your hands or a basin wrench. If you need to remove the P-trap to have more room to work, disconnect the P-trap, placing a bucket underneath to catch water. Unscrew the slip nuts and washer from the tailpiece and clean the faucet holes. Now you can begin to install the bathroom faucet. As usual, the manufacturer will have specific installation instructions. This will probably involve installing the gasket below the faucet, using putty or sealant. Insert the faucet through the holes for mounting, tightening the mounting nuts on the bottom. After the lift rod is installed, reconnect the water supply lines, using a basin wrench if necessary. Then, remove the aerator. This flushes the faucet of anything that could be blocking it, such as debris from the manufacturing process or sediment. If not already assembled, attach the handles to the faucet. This is as simple as setting the handle on the base and tightening the setscrew/handle screw that holds it in place. Reattach the p-trap and trap arm making sure slip nut washers are installed, then re tighten the slip nuts. Make sure to keep all of the tools the manufacturer provided, as they may be necessary for repairs or maintenance in the future. Test both the hot and cold water, and check the drainpipes and faucets for leaks, tightening as needed. If you find any leaks, check to see if you followed the manufacturer’s instructions with complete accuracy. If not, you may have to work backwards to see what you missed. Why Choose Roto-Rooter? Emergency Service Available 24/7 Trusted & Recommended Since 1935 Licensed & Insured Full Service Plumbing & Drain Cleaning FREE Estimates
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Bathroom Faucet Installation

Bathroom Faucet Installation Before doing something as hasty as replacing the entire sink, see if you can replace the bathroom faucet instead. You’ll need to know which type of faucet you already own when shopping for a new one. The most common faucet types are the single hole, the 4” triple hole and the 8” triple hole. Unless you want to install a new kind of faucet, keep track of the old type for replacement. If not, check to see if your bathroom vanity is compatible with the faucet type you have in mind. First, turn off the water supply to the faucet. The valve should be under the sink. If not, shut off the main water valve to the house. Turn on the faucet afterwards to drain water and relieve pressure. Next, disconnect the lift rod from the pop-up assembly and the supply lines from the faucet. Then back off the faucet mounting nuts using your hands or a basin wrench. If you need to remove the P-trap to have more room to work, disconnect the P-trap, placing a bucket underneath to catch water. Unscrew the slip nuts and washer from the tailpiece and clean the faucet holes. Now you can begin to install the bathroom faucet. As usual, the manufacturer will have specific installation instructions. This will probably involve installing the gasket below the faucet, using putty or sealant. Insert the faucet through the holes for mounting, tightening the mounting nuts on the bottom. After the lift rod is installed, reconnect the water supply lines, using a basin wrench if necessary. Then, remove the aerator. This flushes the faucet of anything that could be blocking it, such as debris from the manufacturing process or sediment. If not already assembled, attach the handles to the faucet. This is as simple as setting the handle on the base and tightening the setscrew/handle screw that holds it in place. Reattach the p-trap and trap arm making sure slip nut washers are installed, then re tighten the slip nuts. Make sure to keep all of the tools the manufacturer provided, as they may be necessary for repairs or maintenance in the future. Test both the hot and cold water, and check the drainpipes and faucets for leaks, tightening as needed. If you find any leaks, check to see if you followed the manufacturer’s instructions with complete accuracy. If not, you may have to work backwards to see what you missed.

Bathroom Faucet Installation

Bathroom Faucet Installation