Basic Faucet Replacement
Faucet replacement can either be easy or challenging depending on the type of faucet to be installed. (Photo Credits)
Bathroom faucets do not last forever. No matter how pricey it is, and how great the installation job is, because materials corrode, and fixtures malfunction.
Once it gets irreparable, faucets then need to be replaced. For those who would like to try their hand on replacing their own faucet, then one can try some of the guides that are available online.
For those who may not have the equipment, or the willpower to do it by themselves then calling a licensed plumbing contractor is definitely the best thing to do. It get things done right the first time.
The DIY Network came up with a step-by-step instructional complete with photos. It said that more or less the project can be finished within half a day. Plumbing Association of San Diego
“There are three main faucet types available today: single hole, 4” triple hole, and 8" triple hole. In the single-hole faucet, the center control typically not only serves as the spout but the mixing valve as well. In the triple-holes faucets, the center device is usually just the spout with the mixing valves 4" or 8" from the center on each side respectively. Depending on your existing situation, the faucet may be installed to the countertop or the sink, so if you are replacing one or the other, you have the option to change faucet type. If not, purchase a new faucet to match the type you already have.
Read the continuation here.
This Old House also came up with a tutorial on the subject saying that sometimes all a leaky faucet needs could be a replacement. A/C and HVAC
“After you remove the old faucet, measure from center to center on the two outer holes. If that distance is 6 inches or more, you will be able to install a wide-spread faucet (like the one in this project), which requires manually connecting the two valves to the mixing tee. But if there are only 4 inches between the holes, you need to get a center-spread or a mini-wide-spread faucet, a single unit encompassing the valves, the spout, and the connection between. A center-spread faucet has an escutcheon plate linking the pieces on top of the sink, while a mini-wide-spread looks like three independent pieces when viewed from above.”
Read the whole procedure here.
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Hometips also has an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide for homeowners who want to replace their bathroom faucet.
“If you’re replacing an old faucet, you’ll need to begin by removing it. Turn off the shut-off valves that serve the faucet’s supply tubes. Use a wrench to remove the supply tubes’ nuts from the faucet tailpieces. Place a bucket below the supply tubes; they’ll be filled with water, which you’ll need to drain into the bucket. Use a basin wrench to remove the locknuts and the washers on both tailpieces.”
The whole guide can be read here.
When unsure as to how to replace a faucet, a call to a trusted electrician contractor is the best move to make.
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