Wall-mounted faucets can bring a touch elegance and functionality into any bathroom or home. It may be necessary to replace a wall-mount faucet if it is outdated or leaks. The task of replacing a wall mount faucet can seem daunting, but the right tools will make it easy. We’ll show you how to replace a wall-mounting faucet in this article.
Supplies and Tools Needed
The following materials and tools are required before starting:
- Adjustable wrench
- Basin wrench
- Plumber’s Tape
- New faucet
Step 1: Turn off the water supply
Turn off the water supply at the faucet before you begin any plumbing work. Find the shutoff valves behind the wall or under the sink and turn them off. If there aren’t any shutoff valves at the home, turn off your main water supply.
Step 2: Remove Old Faucet
Use a basin wrench, or a screwdriver to remove the nuts and screws that are holding the faucet in position. Once the screws or nuts have been removed, gently remove the faucet from the wall. If the faucet is stuck on the wall, use a putty tool to pry it free.
Step 3: Prepare your new Faucet
Install plumber’s tape on the threads of the faucet before installation to create a seal that is watertight. Install the mounting hardware on the faucet, and tighten the bolts with an adjustable ratchet.
Install the new Faucet
Position the faucet on the wall, aligning it with mounting hardware. Use a basin ratchet to tighten nuts or screws holding the faucet in position. Don’t overtighten the mounting hardware.
Step 5: Connect your water supply
Connect the water to the new faucet by using the fittings. Be careful not overtightening the fittings. Use a basin ratchet to tighten them. After the fittings are tightened, turn on water supply to check for leaks.
Step 6 – Test the Faucet
Check for the correct temperature and water flow by turning on your faucet. If there is a lack of water flow, or the temperature does not match the desired level, adjust valves and fittings to achieve the desired temperature.
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With the right tools, replacing a wall mount faucet can be an easy task. You can easily replace a leaking or outdated faucet by following these simple steps. This will improve the functionality and look of your bathroom and kitchen. Be sure to shut off the water before you start, to use plumbers’ tape to create an airtight seal and to test the faucet to ensure it is working properly. It’s possible to replace your wall-mount faucet successfully with some effort and attention.