How to Change Faucets

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If one faucet is old and rusted, or damaged, you may need to change the faucet to replace it. Put in a new faucet in place of the old with help from a professionally licensed contractor in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Chris Wade, and I'm a contractor in the city of Los Angeles. Today, I'm going to show you how to change a faucet. Alright, the first thing you want to do when you want to change a faucet is you want to crawl under here and you want to turn off your water supply and that's basically going to be two valves under here, your hot and your cold. You just want to turn them off, turn them off. You want to loosen these up off of the angle stops and then you want to get up in here, you're going to want to take your supply valves or supply hoses off the bottom of the faucet up here and then there's going to be a nut that keeps the faucet tight to the sink and then you're going to remove those. Once you get these two nuts loosened from the bottom of the faucet, then you've just removed your faucet and you can see that these went onto here and that's what keeps this cinched down. Once you unpack your new faucet, the best thing you can do is make sure you have all the proper pieces. There's nothing worse then putting in a new sink, I mean a new faucet and finding that you're missing a few pieces. Once you have done that, go ahead and just drop it back in. You're going to want to put these nuts back on first and once those get up there and get nice and tight like so, you're going to want to put your Teflon tape on the threaded area, clockwise only and then you're going to want to put your supply lines back on and that's just a matter of threading those on. You can finger tight it all the way until it stops and then just give it that last little oomph with your wrench, like so and then you tape the left one to the hot, the right one to the cold and then get those cinched down after you're putting your Teflon tape on, turn your water supply back on. Go ahead and turn your faucet on and check for leaks. Make sure everything is nice and cinched in tight, and that's how you replace a faucet.

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