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How to Replace or Install Bathroom Faucet? A Quick Guide

Last Updated: How to replace bath faucet Removing an old-fashioned or leaking faucet is a headache for many and as a cure, they call a plumber, but instead of getting relief, they are caught up with heavy charges. This may suit if you have to replace a bathroom sink faucet but to renovate all, it will cost more than your new faucet.

Would it suit to spend much when you can do this task in just an hour? Definitely no! So, take some time from your busy schedule and replace the bathroom faucet by following us. We will tell you what you need to buy a new faucet and how to replace the bathroom faucet without leakage. Lets’ start this DIY project.

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How to replace bathroom faucet?

For replacing an old faucet, you have to do two things. First, remove your fixed faucet, and second, buying a new one. Both of these tasks need some tools and materials so make sure you are not missing with any of the things mentioned below.

Things you need

tools to replace a bathroom faucet

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Extra towel
  • Plumber’s putty
  • Bucket
  • Sponge
  • New bathroom sink faucet

Remove an old bathroom faucet

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See how easy is to remove an old faucet:

  • First of all, clear the wash area where you have to remove the faucet, and if there is a cabinet under the sink, make sure it is empty because any water spill may cause trouble for you.
  • Next, disconnect water connections either by shutting off the valves under the sink or by closing from the main connection. If you have separate hot and cold-water connections, don’t forget to shut off both of the valves by rotating them the clockwise.
  • After disconnecting the water supply, drain the excess water in pipelines by opening all the faucets until no drops drip down. It will prevent extra water from annoyingly discharge when replacing and make you wet.
  • Take the adjustable wrench in your hand and disconnect the pipeline that is attached to the faucet and hose with nuts. Loosen the tightly mounted nuts with a wrench and immediately place towel there to suck all the draining water.
  • Now try to pull the faucet out. If it is still fixed, it means there are nuts under the sink that are locking the faucet and you have to remove them.
  • Loosen that nuts too and now pull it out. The faucet would be in your hand.
  • Different faucets have different structures, their holes, and alignment so before buying make sure you have identified your previously fixed faucet or take it with you to the store when going to buy a new one and buy according to the sinkholes.

Remove old bathroom sink faucet 2

How to install bathroom faucet?

When you have removed your old faucet successfully and also purchased a new faucet to replace it, go for its installation that also takes no more than half an hour.

install a new bathroom faucet

  • Before installing a new faucet, clean the holes with the sponge to make a better fitting of the new faucet.
  • Open up the new faucet packing and see either its accessories that must be the nuts, screws, and gasket. Most of the faucets are ready to be fixed but some are not and need to attach handles. So, make sure you attach the handle on the base of the faucet with setscrews.
  • Now start its installation by placing a gasket over the bottom of the faucet and lubricate it with plumber’s putty to have proper sealing.
  • You have to do the same with the tailpipe, that attaches the faucet to the hose, and wrap its ends with plumber’s putty so that it is tightened and fixed without leaving any chance of leakage.
  • Pick the new faucet and place it over the holes of the sink where you placed the gasket.
  • Adjust the tailpipe according to the holes and connections.
  • When the faucet is accurately positioned at its place and pipe connections are at their respective holes, insert the washer and tighten the nuts with hands first and then with the wrench. Don’t overtighten the nuts as they may cause seal breakage and damage the sink.
  • You are almost done here. Just open the shut-off valves by rotating them counterclockwise and see the flow of water. Check the gasket and all the seals to ensure that everything is fine without any minor leakage because slightly dripping water may cause severe problems later on.
  • If all the seals are perfectly fine, keep water running for a few minutes to flush the faucet and your task of replacing the faucet is completed here.

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