How to Install a Faucet

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Proper faucet installation is essential if you don't want to see any leaks or damage to the sink or faucet itself. Install a faucet the right way with guidance from a professionally licensed contractor in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Chris Wade, and I'm a contractor for the City of Los Angeles. Today, I'm going to show you how to install a faucet. Once you've unpackaged your new faucet, what you want to do is these little nuts right here are what go on after you set the sink in your three holes. Sometimes, it's a lot easier if you go ahead and put your Teflon tape on first. This part can get a little tricky. Some faucets and some sinks will allow you to reach underneath and get up in there and be able to thread it on and this one I am able to do that. It's a tight reach but it's a lot easier or if you have a second person with you holding the sink but this one I can reach pretty good and the reason for that is because you want to be able to make sure the sink or the faucet is straight as you tighten it down. Once you get your sink nuts in and it's tightened down, go ahead and put your water supply lines on up to the sink first and get those on, get them on finger tight and then take your wrench and just finish it off. You know don't over tighten it, just get it cinched down. Get that one tightened and then you want to go ahead and hook up your supply lines to your hot and cold. Remember the left is the hot and the right is the cold and that's just basically you're just dropping it on top of there, making sure you get your Teflon tape on there too and just screw it on, finish it with a wrench, get it nice and secure and tight. Then you just want to turn your water back on and check your faucets to see what the water comes on. There you go.

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