How To Install A Bathroom Faucet Video

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Summary

Most people think of getting a new style of bath faucet when they buy a new vanity.  Since the vanity doesn’t come with a faucet, this is the perfect time.  But did you know the fastest way to give your old bathroom a face lift is to change out the faucet?

You of course know there are many styles to choose from — the big box stores dedicate a whole aisle to them.  When you decide on a style, make sure you head over to the tool department and pick up a basin wrench.

A basin wrench will allow you to reach the bolts waay behind in the back of the vanity.  The space is super-tight, so this tool will make the job much easier.

Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Skill: DIY

Cost:

  • DIY — Cost of materials.
  • Hire a Pro$75 to $175 for labor.

Step-by-Step

  1. Shut off the water and open the faucet.
  2. Disconnect the drain plug linkage.
  3. Disconnect the hot and cold water supply lines.
  4. Remove the plastic nuts holding the faucet into place.
  5. Apply silicone caulk to the gasket supplied with the faucet.
  6. Slip the faucet and gasket onto the sink holes.
  7. Thread on the basin nuts under the sink.
  8. Connect water supply lines to the faucet.
  9. Install the drain plug linkage system.
  10. Cut water back on and check for leaks.

Tools You’ll Need:

Materials:

 

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