How to Install a Bathroom Faucet
Follow these step-by-step instructions for replacing a bathroom faucet
Installing a new faucet is an affordable way to update the bathroom. Many models have simple connections that make this an easy DIY project.
NOTE: These are general installation instructions. Always refer to the manufacturer instructions as they could vary depending on the complexity and functionality of the product.
- Bathroom faucet
- Adjustable wrench
- Plumber's putty
- Teflon Tape
Remove the old faucet.
- Turn off the water supply.
- Turn the faucet handles to release any pressure and water that may be trapped in the lines.
- Disconnect the water supply lines.
Remove the old flange.
Put the new flange into place.
- Apply a ring of plumber’s putty on the spout base (or around the escutcheon if one is included) for a watertight seal.
- Press gently into place.
Attach the faucet spout.
- Beneath the counter, tighten the brass nut provided.
- Scrape away any excess plumber’s putty at the spout base.
Install faucet handles.
- Attach the water supply lines - remember that left is the hot water, and right is cold.
- Position the handles in place.
- Tighten the handles under the counter using the brass nuts provided.
Complete water supply connections.
- Attach the brass T to the threaded spout pipe.
- Connect the hot and cold hoses to the brass T.
- Connect your water supply lines, using a strip of Teflon tape for a leak-free connection.
Install the drain flange.
- Place a rope of plumber’s putty around the neck of the flange.
- Install the new drain flange to the pop-up assembly.
Connect the P-trap to the pop-up and drain pipe.
Connect the pivot rod to the pop-up and adjust to the desired height.