Step 2: Disconnect the supply lines

Disconnecting the supply lines.
Photo: Kolin Smith
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After loosening the hex-nut that connects the water-supply line to the shut-off valve, gently pull up on the supply line to separate it from the valve. In some cases, you may need to bend the line slightly to free it from the valve. Be careful not to exert too much downward pressure on the valve or you might crimp the copper pipe coming from the wall.
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    Tools List

    • bucket
      Bucket
    • basin wrench
      Basin wrench
    • adjustable wrench
      2 adjustable wrenches
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-head screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. FAUCET

    Usually comes with everything necessary for installation, except braided supply lines.



    2. BRAIDED SUPPLY LINES

    Needed to connect faucets that have rigid tubing.



    3. ESCUTCHEON PLATE

    if necessary, to cover holes in the sink rim or the countertop when replacing a three-hole faucet.