How To Install Or Replace A Bathroom Sink Faucet

The replacement of the faucet in the bathroom vanity is an excellent way to raise the level of your bathroom. It is even better installing your own bathroom faucet is affordable and is something that you can tackle faucets by yourself in Bathroom Remodeling. Faucets for vanity sinks are simple designs that require no tools to install and remove as well as upgrading your faucets can make a significant difference both in design and functionality.
Bathroom vanity faucets, just like every faucet at home, tend to become filthy and may be leaking after many years of continuous use. Therefore, knowing how to replace the faucets on your sink can ensure that your bathroom sink is completely leak-free and clean!
If you want to go one more step, let us show you how to change the faucet in your bathroom with three holes. You can also swap out the drain pipes beneath -there will be no more blocked drainage or leaks. There are no more corrosion, mildew, mold, or stains you're always fighting. You can have beautiful, clean faucets that fit the style of one of the rooms that you use the most!

Eliminate J-Trap

Install a bowl beneath the drainage pipes underneath your bathroom vanity. This will catch any water that remains after the process of removing them.
It's also good to keep some cleaning products available, since pipes may contain unpleasant surprises in them. We suggest using rubber gloves to ensure the most distance from your body and hair and dirt lurking within the pipes.
Take off the curved portion from the drainpipe (known as the J-trap) by taking off the two lock nuts made of plastic that hold it in place on either side. Make an effort to take them off using your hands, however, if they are stuck using a wrench, you can take them out, paying special care not to break the plastic. Shower Remodel Los Angeles projects do not have to be daunting if you have the correct information available! We'll guide you through this process step-by-step, to make sure you're prepared from the beginning to get the job accomplished! Shut Off The Water: The first step for changing a bathroom faucet is to turn out the flow of water. It makes sense.
There are under the sink two shut-off valves, one to shut off hot water and the other for cold. With your hands turn the valves until the cold and hot water shuts completely shut off.
Examine to see if the water is not running by turning off the tap before proceeding. While it's an excellent feature to have, however, we do not wish to have an indoor pool that could infect you, inside your toilet. Make sure that the water isn't flowing by the tap!

Disconnect Water Hoses

Utilize pliers or a wrench to disconnect the water pipes. The hoses are connected with the anchor bolts of your faucet by the mounting nuts. Remove the mounting nuts using the wrench or pliers until they can be disengaged by hand, and then removed.
Repeat this process until the cold and hot water hoses are connected.

Detach The Drain Pull Rod

Most bathroom sink faucets feature drain plugs which use a drain pull rod that pops up. The rod is a small piece of steel with holes and is connected to a lever that is held in place by a spring clip which lets the drain be shut and opened.
The spring clip is the curving piece of steel, which keeps the rod for draining connected to the lever that is made of metal in the right position.
To get rid of the lever you need to pinch the spring clip until it releases the tension and then pulls the drain rod from the lever till they're separated.
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Remove Lever Socket Ball

Once your drain rod, as well as lever, are both disconnected It's time to disconnect this lever out of the drainpipe.

Take Tailpiece

This is the principal drain pipe that connects to the lower part of the basin vanity.
There's a rubber gasket on the top of the pipe in front of the sink, and a large nut of metal that holds the tailpiece in the right position. Make use of pliers or a screwdriver to loosen the nut of the metal.
Disconnect the drain pipe made of plastic (tailpiece) off the drain by removing it using your hands.
Remove the gasket and locknut until only the drain plug made of metal is left.

Unplug The Drain Plug

The drain plug made of metal should be pulled upwards from under the vanity in the bathroom and then taken out of the basin of the sink.
There is an amount of accumulation around the place where the drain was placed. Clean the area around the sink using a dry tissue or paper towel, to make sure you have that the seal is leak-proof when you install the brand-new fitting.

Remove Faucet Head

Go back to the bathroom sink as it's time to take off the faucet with three holes. The faucet is connected to the sink by two locknuts made from plastic.
Unscrew the two locknuts made of plastic. You can try to remove them with your hands. If they don't move then make use of pliers or a screwdriver.
After these are removed the three-hole faucet is now removed from its sink. Simply lift the faucet upwards and then out of the sink.
It is possible to find dirt, mold, or other unpleasant things on the sink under the faucet, where the head was. Clean this area thoroughly to remove the dirt and make sure the new sink is sealed properly and prevent further grossness.

Add New Faucet Head

Now is the time to install our new three-hole bathroom faucet replacement. Take a look at that brand-new faucet you purchased! It's the one that is seamlessly matched to the decor of your bathroom or, at the very least, one that's clear and doesn't leak like the previous faucet! Good riddance to the old-fashioned item!
Install the new faucet head in the sink, and line them up to the three holes on the vanity.
A majority of sink faucets have a rubber or plastic gasket which is placed on the lower part of the bracket. It's placed between the faucet's head and the vanity and serves as a water-proofing device.
It usually just slides into the bracket at the bottom of the faucet however, you must follow the manufacturer's directions to ensure that it's been installed correctly. Certain faucets have this component already installed however if they don't be sure to remember this step!
After the new three-hole faucet is in place Go under the sink. With your hands, attach the two lock nuts made of plastic onto the two pipes of the faucet replacement. These pipes will join those water pipes.

Join Water Hoses

Before you connect to the water pipes, it is necessary to prepare the water pipes of the faucet replacement to keep them free of leaks. Apply sealing tape and then tie it to the threads on the 2 pipes that are on the faucet you are replacing.
Connect the water hoses, and make use of tools like pliers and wrenches to secure them. Be sure that the hot water hose is connected to the cold water faucet's hot side, and reverse the connection to the cold water side. Take note that taking the time prior to labeling the hoses is worth it!

Setup Drain Pipe

Before fitting the drainpipe, cover the sealing tape around the threads. Then, insert the drain pipe in the drain hole of the vanity from above the sink.
For drain plugs with springs activated there is no need to consider how you place the drainage pipe. If you are using drain plugs with an open drain pull rod, make sure that the opening on the bottom of the drain rod is facing the rear of the sink, where the lever is connected to the rod.
Attach the gasket made of rubber or plastic by putting the smaller section up, so it's into the drain hole for a secure seal.
Then screw on the metal lock nut to secure the drain pipe to your sink's vanity. Utilize pliers or a wrench to tighten the locking nut to ensure that the pipe stays securely fixed.
For sink faucets with pop-up drain rods when the drain pipe has been installed, place the ball socket lever inside the pipe and screw it onto the cap of the plastic by hand and tighten it. Then, join the rod to the lever by putting it into the appropriate hole. Attach the pull rod and lever together using an elastic spring clip.
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Take The Master Drain Piece (P-Trap)

The latter is an additional option to replace the faucet in a bathroom with three holes, but since we're already under our sinks, we thought that we'd upgrade the master drain part (P-Trap) and the P-Trap, too.
It is a good idea to change the pipe if you find some obstructions inside the pipe that you are unable to get rid of or if the pipe is dirty. In addition, a brand-new P-trap kit is only approximately $3.
To get rid of this master drain part, remove the lock nut on the plastic that secures this piece to your wall and then pull the PVC pipe away. Clean the pipe's opening on the wall using either paper towels or a cloth.

Setup New P-Trap

Attach the new P trap to the wall using the locknut made of plastic. Make sure the gasket/washer made of plastic is connected in the space between the pipe as well as the wall opening and the lock nut.

Download Drain Adapters

In the event that your new pipe for draining is larger than the drain pipe that it is attached to, make use of an adapter for drains. It is sometimes referred to as a reduction washer. The diameter of our new drain plug was less, at 11/4 inches while it is made of plastic. PVC drain pipe measures 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
If that's the case, then purchase the reducing washer from the local hardware store since it allows the pipe with a smaller diameter to be able to fit inside the larger one
Connect a reducer washer to your drainpipe, by sliding it across the pipe's end, keeping the shorter part of the reducing washer facing upwards.

Connect J-Trap

The J-trap is a plastic pipe section that connects the drainage pipe with the P-trap, the masterpiece of the tailpiece (P-trap).
After the reducing washer has been put set, you can attach your J-trap with the drain pipe, and the master tailpiece to join the two. Make sure you tighten the lock nuts until they are securely in their place. Make sure to tighten the lock nut not tight against the opening in the wall!

Switch On The Water

After everything is secured, switch on the water that is located beneath the sink by pressing off the water faucets.

Turn On Sink Faucet

The faucet should be turned on to check that the faucet is operating properly. Allow the water to flow for a while to get rid of any debris which might be present inside the vanity faucet that you just installed.
Alternate between cold and hot water. Check to see whether the cold and hot pipes are correctly set up. If they are not it could be that the water pipes have been switched or switched off, in which case switch off the water under the sink and switch the direction of the pipes.
If that's not feasible some bathroom faucets permit you to switch the indicator of the hot and cold valves to make them match.
As the water runs take a look beneath the sink to check for leaks.

Test Drain Plug

Then, check your drain plug. Shut off the drain and make sure to fill the sink with water. Check carefully to see if there is any water draining, even though it shouldn't. If you notice that water is leaking through the drain plug, you need to make sure the plug is sealed and tightened correctly. Make adjustments until there is no water getting past your drain pipe.
So you're now aware of how to replace a 3-hole faucet for your bathroom! We hope you love the new faucet for your vanity. With the new confidence you have gained you're now ready to tackle other plumbing tasks around your home! We'll guide you through the process!

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