Connecting Faucets with Supply Tubes
Some new faucets come with copper supply tubes pre-attached to the body of the faucet. They are designed so that you connect the tubes directly to the shutoff valves underneath your sink. With these kinds of faucets, the pre-attached tubes and a centre-mounted, threaded tailpiece are all intended to fit down through the central hole of your sink. Supplemental mounting bolts are provided at the ends of the faucet body to hold the edges of the faucet tight to the sink. If the pre-attached tubing is the correct length, you're in luck. If not, you'll have to buy extensions to make the connections.
Attach the Faucet to the Sink
Attach the faucet to the sink by placing a rubber gasket, retainer ring, and locknut onto the threaded tailpiece. Tighten the locknut with a basin wrench or a pair of water-pump pliers.
Secure the Cover Plate
Some centre-mounted faucets have a decorative cover plate. Secure the cover plate from below with washers and locknuts screwed onto the cover plate bolts.
Connect the Pre-Attached Supply Tubing
Connect the pre-attached supply tubing to the shutoff valves with compression fittings. The red-coded tube should be attached to the hot-water supply pipe, and the blue-coded one to the cold-water pipe.
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