Wall-mount bathroom faucets are widespread for those looking to upgrade their bathroom's style and functionality. With a sleek and modern design, wall-mount faucets free up counter space and provide easier access to the sink. If you're considering installing one yourself, this guide will walk you through the process step-by-step. With just a few tools and materials, you can install a new faucet in no time. The installation process is estimated to take 1-2 hours and is challenging.
Tools and Materials Required
Before you begin, collect the following tools and materials:
- Wall-mount bathroom faucet
- Adjustable wrench
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Basin wrench
- Plumber's putty
- Teflon tape
- Towels or rags
Removing the Old Faucet
The 1st step is to turn off the water supply to the sink. Look under the sink for the shut-off valves and turn them clockwise until they're fully closed. Then, use a basin wrench to loosen the nuts holding the old faucet in place. The nuts are removed, and gently lift the faucet from the sink. Before installing the new faucet, clean the area thoroughly.
Installing the Mounting Bracket
You'll need to measure and mark the placement on the wall to install the mounting bracket. Utilize a level to ensure the bracket is straight and keep the location of the mounting holes. Then, drill holes into the wall where you marked, and insert wall anchors. Finally, attach the mounting bracket to the wall using screws and a screwdriver.
Connecting the Water Supply
Before connecting the water supply lines:
- Wrap the threaded ends of the faucet with Teflon tape to prevent leaks.
- Attach the cold and hot water supply lines to the corresponding valves under the sink using an adjustable wrench and pliers to tighten them.
- Once the connections are secure, turn the water supply back on and check for leaks.
With the water supply connected, installing the faucet handles is time. Attach the handles to the faucet using the included screws and a Phillips head screwdriver. Then, turn the water supply back on and test the faucet to ensure it's working properly. Finally, check all connections to ensure they're correctly tightened, and clean up the work area.
Installing a wall-mount bathroom faucet with this guide is a DIY task you can easily accomplish. Following these step-by-step instructions and safety tips, you can install a new faucet in just a few hours. Remember to test your new faucet and regularly maintain it to ensure it continues to function correctly. Enjoy your updated bathroom with a sleek and modern wall-mount faucet.