Have a leaky faucet and looking to change it? look no further!
How easy is the task of installing a new bathroom faucet is generally down to the type of faucet used, alongside your access to the under sink and plumbing setup running through your bathroom. As you can imagine if your pipes are running tight corners and in bizarre locations changing the faucet could quite quickly become a challenging task.
However, with that being said the majority of faucets are actually quite simple to install, especially with their new construction. But, if you’re installing one on an existing sink once again access could be an issue, so always check it’s a viable option before purchasing the parts!
Before you start going to war with your sink or on the hunt for pipes you’re going to need some tools.
Recommended tools for the job:
- Adjustable wrench
- Cleaning product
Finding the right faucet for your sink
Step one is to find the right type of faucet for your sink. You’ll want to make sure the holes in the sink or countertop fit the ones on the faucet whether there’s are one hole or two-hole configurations. This is important as purchasing a faucet with the wrong configuration will not fit your sink.
Start with some cleaning
Before we can fit the faucet, we first need to clean the countertop where the faucet will be located. Place the rubber gaskets onto the faucet components then lightly push the faucet through the mounting hole (remember the confirmation) into the sink or the counter. Next, you want to tightly thread the washer and mounting nut onto the tailpiece. Simply tighten up the holes on the valve assembly and you’re good to go.
Connecting the spout
If using a split-set faucet design, you’ll want to wrap the ends of the valves with a couple of turns and then screw the parts back together – this will provide a snug fit while connecting the spout correctly.
Don’t forget the flexible water-supply tubes!
You want to connect the flexible water-supply tubes to the tailpieces of the faucet, this can be done by screwing them on clockwise – you’ll want to use your handy wrench to tighten these in place.
Connecting the hot and cold tubes to the shutoff valves
If you want hot and cold water to run through the faucet, which presumably you do… you’re going to want to place the assembled faucet right-side-up on the cabinet then you want to attach the faucet to these valves usually located under the sink. Turn the nuts with your wrench to secure these in place.
Congratulations, you’ve just installed your first bathroom faucet. If at any point you need any new parts be sure to visit our store bathroom faucets Canada and we’ll sort you out.
Likewise, before beginning the job be sure to turn off the water supply to prevent a leak and a titanic theme disaster, as well as turning the water back on at the end to clear any potential debris in the pipes from the installation.