Removing and Installing a Faucet


You can install a faucet in less than two hours with a pair of large plumber’s pliers and an adjustable wrench.


  • Turn valves off under sink so water supply is completely locked off. Turn on tap to check water is no longer running.

  • Disconnect flexible supply hoses from valves attached to hot and cold water supply pipes. Remove faucet-mounting nuts that secure faucet to the sink.

  • Remove mounting nut holding Stopper Pull Rod and Stopper Drain bracket assembly to the drain tail pipe. Remove J-Trap drain from sink tail pipe. Lift faucet from sink and clean around sink with rag, putty knife or scraping blade.

  • Replacement faucet must have same spacing between hot and cold threaded tailpieces. Connect the new flexible supply hoses to threaded tailpieces of new faucet. Install faucet into mounting holes on sink.

  • Secure faucet to sink with mounting plates and nuts. Connect the other end of the flexible supply hose to valves on the hot and cold water supply pipes.

  • Connect tail pipe to the sink drain. Install new Drain/Stopper assembly into the sink. A part of this assembly will require connecting a mechanical linkage to the back of the drain tail pipe. This connects Drain Pull Rod to the Stopper in the drain.

  • Reconnect J-Trap Drain to Drain Tail Pipe. Then turn the water supply valves back on and check that leaks have stopped.