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Changing the Bathroom Faucet

Posted by on September 19, 2012

Problem: 

the handle has broken off of the hot water side of this bathroom faucet.  The faucet is still functional, but very difficult to use.  Also, the spout is so low that water has been spraying the wall causing paint to peel.

Solution:

1)  Replace the faucet with one that has 2 functional handles

2)  scrape off remaining paint that is peeling and paint to match in tarnished area.

Hints and tips:

1) Whenever working with plumbing, make sure the water source is turned of to that location.  Most sink faucets have individual shut offs to the hot and cold locations.  However in older homes, the only shut off could be the Main shut off.  if this is the case, make sure you know what you are doing, or you could be without water for a long time and it will cost a lot more to call the plumber after hours.

2) Every new faucet will come with a drain that matches the finish.  However, if you are not replacing the sink and the finish is different, you may want to keep the existing drain in or you could have an interesting esthetic.

3)  A basin wrench will make any faucet change a lot easier.  Most the time the water connections are in hard to reach places and this tool will help get you there.

4)  If your old supply lines are copper, it is best to change to a flexible line when changing to a new faucet.  The copper lines are notorious for leaking after being changed and for leaking when getting bumped too often after items are shoved under the counters.

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Thanks for your time, I hope this helps………………………………..

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