Install a bathroom faucet

I told you that I wanted to show you all that I learned when I recently re-did our bathroom countertops.  I had NEVER done plumbing before…so if I can do it you can do it! Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it :)
I wanted to share with you how to install a new bathroom faucet. A few simple steps.

 I had my sink off because I was changing out the countertop…if you sink is attached that is fine…you can just leave it where it is…and still follow these steps.
 I cleaned all the faucet parts…nice and new again.
 You will need plumbers puddy…not a regular puddy. Plumbers puddy keeps out all the water…important!
 Take some puddy in your hand and roll it into a strip…
 Place a strip of puddy all around your faucet bottom….place it on your sink.
 Press down and be sure it’s center….
 Secure the large nuts under the sink that hold the faucet. Tighten…while making sure the faucet is still centered.
 Wipe away the excess puddy on the top of the sink where the faucet was placed.
 Next, take the drain cover and place some plumbers puddy around the entire drain plate.
 This ensures no leaks…important!
 Set it in the sink and press…puddy will ooze out…that is good
 This is the bottom of the drain….Place the drain pipe up to the drain plate that just oozed puddy…tighten the pipe to set the drain plate. This diagram shows the order of the drain pipe…large black washer should be next to the sink, then the steel washer, they the large nut. Tighten…and tighten some more…this is where I had leaks the first time I installed the sink…but when I tightened it—worked like a charm.
Hook your drain lever back up. Your all set to put your sink into place!


Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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3 thoughts on “Install a bathroom faucet

  1. Diane Hodrick

    You are making me a household genius! Thanks for the great instructions. Now, I can go to Home Depot without fear!

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