Are you looking for a detailed guide on how to install a bathroom faucet in simple and easy steps?
If you are facing any difficulty it might be due to the faucet type. During the installation, you might feel awkward working inside the cabinet and under the sink but it is a DIY project.
The project can be done with the right tools and materials. If you are installing the faucet on the sink that is already there then it will seem tricky.
Let’s go through the entire process in the 8 easy to follow steps so that you do not need to call a professional for this work. I will also mention some required tools to make the installation easy. Here we go.
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Materials and Tools Required for Faucet Installation
8 Steps to Install Bathroom Faucet
Now you have all the required items that are used for this purpose, let’s put light on the steps. Remember that you can also follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
1. Shut Off Supply Valve
The first thing you have to do to install a new faucet in your washroom is to shut off the hot or cold water supply valve of your washroom sink.
However, I would suggest you turn off the main supply valve. Once you are done with this main point, proceed to the next step.
2. Remove Supply Line with Adjustable Wrench
The next step is to turn on the faucet and let the entire water flow once. Once you are sure that nothing is left, now is the time to remove the supply line with the help of the Adjustable Wrench tool that you must have.
Ensure that both cold and hot water supply lines are removed. Along with this tool, it is better to keep any bucket along with you during this process so that you can pour the remaining water coming from the line into that bucket.
Moreover, keep a towel with you as well. Once you have removed the supply line, move to the next point.
3. Get Rid of Old Faucet
In order to install a new faucet, you first have to remove the old one which should be done carefully. Not every faucet is attached in the same manner so ensure that you are doing it in the right way.
You might feel it awkward to remove the faucet underneath the sink but it takes a few minutes to get this work done.
Lose the nut that holds the faucet, once you are sure that it has been moveable now detach the faucet from the sink by pulling it upwards.
It is how you can get rid of the old faucet and is all set to install a new one. Removing the bathroom faucet is not at all a complicated task.
4. Remove Dirt Before Installation
Do not rush to install a new one as you have to clean the entire surface gently before installing a new faucet. Remove any mineral deposits or dirt that might be on the sink.
Make sure that every tiny dust particle has been removed. Moreover, you have to fix the water supply lines that you detached in order to remove the faucet previously.
5. Install a Deck Plate
Now you are done with every type of cleaning, move to another step which is installing a deck plate. Deck plates are basically used to clean out the tanks.
Moreover, with Deck plates, you can get access to turn-off valves as well. Not every faucet has a deck plate so it is better to buy one before starting the installation so that you do not get interrupted in the middle of the process.
Before installing, ensure to apply a thin bead at the deck plate’s bottom. Once you have installed the plate, you are all set to install a new faucet.
6. Install a New Faucet
Now you have to place the supply line and faucet’s shank through the sink or deck plate hole.
At this point, you must have a rubber washer, brass washer, and threaded locknut that you have to assemble in the same sequence under the sink. Fix everything tightly so that it doesn’t lose.
In order to make the set screws tight on the locknut, you must have a screwdriver that is specially used for this purpose.
Ensure to make every object tight to avoid future issues. Once you are done with all these things, move to the next step.
7. Install Water Supply Lines
In order to remove the old faucet, you removed the water supply line but it is time to install them again with the help of an adjustable wrench so that you can fix them or tighten them correctly.
However, make sure to not overtight them so that you couldn’t detach them the next time.
If the length of your supply line is too long then it is better to decrease the length by cutting the supply line.
8. Turn on the Valve
Now you have installed the new faucet, turn on the valve and ensure that no leakage issue is there.
Now you are all done enjoying a new faucet in your washroom.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
If you are still doubtful regarding a few questions on how you can install a bathroom faucet on your own, this question-answer section will ease your confusion. Here we go.
Is Installing a Bathroom Faucet Easy?
If you haven’t done it already then you might think that it is a complicated task but once you do it, it will seem easy and straightforward.
This guide has all the step by step information in order to solve your confusion. You must have all the required tools in order to make the process successful.
Do You Need Plumber Putty for the Faucet Installation?
You might need it but it might not be necessary as well. If your faucet has a plastic or rubber gasket or it contains a trim rink near the deck plate that you can easily place on the faucet hole then you do not need plumber putty.
How Much Does It Cost to Have a Bathroom Faucet?
If we talk about the faucet material, tools, etc. then it might cost you around about $230 and $680. However, this cost also includes installation.
If you are doing it as a DIY project then the cost will be less. The labor cost is approximately $130 to $350. Hence, you can save a lot by doing the installation on your own.
Can I Install a Faucet on My Own?
Yes, it is a DIY project and you can do it at home by following the steps mentioned above. I have ensured to keep it as simple as I could.
By following these steps, you can easily get rid of the old faucet and install a new one without the need for a professional.
How Do You Put a Bathroom Faucet In?
In order to put a bathroom faucet, you first have to remove the old one for which turn off the valve and water supply line.
Faucets can be installed in different ways so the way it is installed in your washroom, follow that procedure to remove them. You must have tools to make the installation easy.
I hope that now you know how to install a bathroom faucet in 8 simple steps. If your current washroom sink faucet is disturbing you then it is time to install a new one.
I have mentioned the most easy-to-follow steps so that you can do it at home. You can also ask for a professional for this purpose. The choice is yours.
I hope this article will accommodate you to perform this task at home easily. Take notes and follow each step as mentioned, you won’t be disappointed.