In this video, Richard Trethewey demonstrates how to replace a bathroom faucet.
Steps for Replacing a Bathroom Faucet:
- Shut off water by hand or with a specialty wrench. Be careful not to over torque.
- Use a pan or rag to catch any dripping water under the sink. Turn on the faucet to relieve any water pressure left in the lines.
- Disconnect the supply lines from the faucet. Use a multi-purpose plumbing tool if you cannot reach it by hand.
- Remove the old faucet.
- Place Plumber’s Putty around the bottom of the faucet to make a watertight connection. It should fill in any imperfection of the sink.
- Place the faucet through the mounting holes in the sink and tighten the nuts.
- Remove the excess putty.
- Install the lift rod.
Richard installed a Glacier Bay 4 in Centerset 2-Handle Low-Arc Bathroom Faucet, which can be found at The Home Depot. The plumber’s putty and wrench sets Richard used can be found at any home center.