How to Change Your Sink Faucet

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Changing your sink faucet may be required if you own that sink for many years. Learn how to change your sink faucet with help from a home remodeling expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Chris Palmer, welcome to Chris' workshop. Today, I'm going to show you how to change a faucet. I have here a typical bathroom sink. It comes off a pedestal. I brought it into the shop so I can turn it around and you can really see what you are dealing with when you have to change a faucet. When you are doing this in your bathroom you are going to be laying on your back reaching up into all kinds of tight spaces. So knowing what is going on in there before you get into that position is going to be really helpful. This faucet is screwed from underneath your sink with a couple of nuts and some, and some bolts. Sometimes there's a bead of caulk around the rim. If it doesn't come off right away make sure you score that caulking with a utility knife. So you've turned off the water to your sink. If your sink shutoff are functioning that's all you have to do right there at the bathroom. Turn each one off, turn on the faucet and make sure no water is coming out. You still might get a little bit of dripping from what's in the pipe so have some old towels, maybe even a little cup handy to catch the drips. Once the water is turned off you disconnect each supply feed, leave the end on the shutoff valve. Just disconnect the end that connects to the sink. There's a flexible supply hose that you are going to leave in place and there's a copper supply hose coming from the sink. That stays attached to the faucet all the time. Don't try to take that out, that just stays put. Remove both the hot and cold supply lines. And now you want to have a small adjustable wrench and some nimble fingers. Reach up in there and just loosen up the two nuts with a wrench. Once they are loose enough to be finger tight it will probably be easier to unscrew it with your fingers. Take those nuts all the way off. Remove whatever piece of metal that is across the sink itself holding it on there. And your faucet will lift right out of place. I'm Chris Palmer, thanks for joining me. Now you know how to change a faucet.


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