Bathroom Faucet Installation

Replacement of chrome bathroom faucet.

What tools and materials do you need?

Before you start installing your new bathroom faucet, make sure you have the following tools and materials:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Plumber's tape
  • Screwdriver
  • Bucket
  • New faucet
  • Plumber's putty

Step 1: Turn off the water supply

Locate the shut-off valves under the sink and turn them clockwise to shut off the water supply. If there are no shut-off valves, you may need to turn off the main water supply to your house.

Step 2: Remove the old faucet

Use a screwdriver or wrench to remove the nuts and bolts that hold the old faucet in place. Once the nuts and bolts are removed, lift the old faucet out of the sink.

Step 3: Clean the sink

Remove any old plumber's putty or caulk from the sink surface. Clean the area thoroughly to ensure a proper seal with the new faucet.

Step 4: Apply plumber's putty

Roll a small amount of plumber's putty into a thin rope and place it around the base of the new faucet. This will help create a watertight seal.

Step 5: Install the new faucet

Insert the new faucet into the mounting holes on the sink. From underneath the sink, secure the faucet in place using the nuts and bolts provided with the faucet. Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the nuts.

Step 6: Connect the water supply lines

Attach the hot and cold water supply lines to the corresponding valves on the new faucet. Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the connections.

Step 7: Turn on the water supply

Turn the shut-off valves counterclockwise to turn on the water supply. Check for any leaks around the new faucet and tighten the connections if necessary.

Step 8: Test the faucet

Turn on the faucet and check for proper water flow and temperature. Make sure there are no leaks and that the faucet is functioning correctly.

Step 9: Clean up

Dispose of any old materials and clean up your work area. Enjoy your newly installed bathroom faucet!

Remember, if you encounter any difficulties during the installation process, it's always best to consult a professional plumber.

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