Since Thanksgiving isn’t really known for its food, I decided not to cook anything
new this week. Luckily for me, another opportunity presented itself. Our bathroom faucet developed a slight drip. It got noticeably worse day-by-day. I looked up how to fix said drip, and ultimately I figured I might as well just replace the whole thing. So that’s what I did.
I am no plumber, so I leaned on my crutch YouTube to get an idea of what I needed to do. Just as I suspected, I could easily get this done. It’s a relatively simple job. From my experience, you’ll just want to set aside about 1-10 hours to account for any venting sessions you may require. On to the handiwork!!!
The first phase of this project requires you to remove the old faucet. Makes sense. Here’s a detailed rundown of what that looks like.
- turn off the water
- remove water lines from faucet
- remove faucet from sink
- if space underneath the sink doesn’t allow for easy removal, find your nearest hammer and smash the hell out of the faucet until it falls apart and removal is possible
- remove the drain or whatever
Pretty standard stuff. Once you have old hardware removed, it’s time for phase two.
- replace the old hardware with new hardware
- make sure all connections are tight to avoid any leaks/water spraying all over underneath the sink
And there you have it. If you follow these basic steps, you too can have a brand new bathroom faucet.
Absolutely majestic. Pretty sure that’s what rich people’s faucets look like. The wall probably not, but this isn’t about a wall. It’s about me and a faucet.