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Installing a Centre-Set Faucet

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Installing a Centre-Set Faucet

Manufacturers are supplying centre-set faucets in styles and colours to meet even the most discriminating decorating tastes and needs. Before you choose a centre-set faucet, measure the distance between the tailpieces of the one you are replacing. Faucets are 4 inches on centre up to 12 inches on centre. Purchase one that will fit the opening in your sink.

6 Steps

  1. SEAL AROUND THE LAVATORY OPENINGS
  2. PLACE FAUCET GASKET
  3. SET THE FAUCET
  4. HAND-TIGHTEN THE BASIN NUTS
  5. CENTRE THE FAUCET BODY
  1. HAND-TIGHTEN THE BASIN NUTS UNTIL THEY'RE SNUG
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SEAL AROUND THE LAVATORY OPENINGS

Step 1

SEAL AROUND THE LAVATORY OPENINGS

Apply a bead of plumber's putty or silicone caulk around the faucet openings. Don't use plumber's putty on cultured marble or other composite sinks. Putty will discolor the sink. Use silicone caulk instead.

PLACE FAUCET GASKET

Step 2

PLACE FAUCET GASKET

Slide the gasket over the tailpieces so that it is between the sink and the base of the faucet.

SET THE FAUCET

Step 3

SET THE FAUCET

The valves should fit into the hole spacing in the sink. If they don't, you purchased the wrong set, and you'll need to return it.

HAND-TIGHTEN THE BASIN NUTS

Step 4

HAND-TIGHTEN THE BASIN NUTS

Thread each, alternating from one nut to the other to draw the faucet body evenly over the gasket. Don't tighten all the way.

CENTRE THE FAUCET BODY

Step 5

CENTRE THE FAUCET BODY

Measure or visually centre the faucet body on the lavatory.

HAND-TIGHTEN THE BASIN NUTS UNTIL THEY'RE SNUG

Step 6

HAND-TIGHTEN THE BASIN NUTS UNTIL THEY'RE SNUG

Install the pop-up drain. Click here for instructions on Installing a Pop-Up Drain. Connect the water supply lines, turn on the water, and test for leaks.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

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