Your faucets may not match your
decor, and having new bathroom fixtures installed can be
expensive. You can save a great deal of money by
installing a new fixture yourself.
Turn off the water supply at the valves under the
sink or at the main water supply valve.
Loosen the supply tubes at the hot and cold
Use the basin wrench to loosen and remove the
compression nut at the faucet stem.
Remove the nut holding the faucet to the sink, and
remove the faucet.
* If your new faucets include a new pop-up for the
drain, you may want to replace this as well. If you
replace the pop-up assembly, be sure to place a bucket
under the drain to prevent spills. Also, it's a good
idea to replace any older chrome-plated brass hardware
because of its tendency to deteriorate over time.
Remove the nut above the P-trap and loosen the nut
attached to the P-trap.
Remove the pop-up lever from the drain.
Loosen the lock nut holding the drain to the sink.
Unscrew the drain and the drain flange.
Place Teflon paste or tape on the faucet stems.
If your bathroom faucet includes a rubber gasket, install
it on the base of the faucet before inserting the
faucet stems in the appropriate holes in the sink. If
your faucet doesn't include a gasket, run a line of
caulk under the faucet before installing it.
Secure the nuts holding the faucet to the sink.
Tighten the nuts by hand and then give them another
quarter-turn with the basin wrench.
Connect the supply tubes to the faucet stems.
Apply Teflon paste to the shutoff valve threads,
and tighten the coupling nuts to the faucet supply
stems. Be sure not to overtighten.
Apply caulk to the underside of the drain flange,
and press it into the drain hole.
Place the lock nut on the drain housing, then
place the metal washer and the gasket onto the
Screw the drain housing tightly to the flange. If
the flange begins to rotate, hold it steady by
inserting the plastic handle of your pliers.
Drop the pop-up drain into place, keeping the hole
for the control pin toward the rear of the sink.
Place the bail lever in the side hole of the drain
assembly so that the control pin fits through the
appropriate hole in the pop-up drain.
Set the drain rod into the hole in the faucet, and
attach the connecting link to the faucet rod by
tightening the attached screw. Make sure the pop-up is
up and the drain rod is down; then attach the bail
lever to the connection link using the V-clip. The
pop-up should go down when the lever is pulled up.
Attach the new drain extension to the P-trap.
Clean the supply tubes by removing the aerator
from the faucet and turning on the water. While the
water is running, check for leaks. Shut the water off
after you are certain there are no leaks, and replace