Tired of paying those high water bills?
This simple project will teach you how to install a high efficiency faucet that will reduce the amount of water used in the sink by up to 30%. Standard faucets use 2.2 gallons of water per minute (GPM), whereas high efficiency faucets can use as little as 1.5 GPM without affecting performance.
|There are 6 steps to completing this project:|
|Step 1 Before you start|
|Step 2 Turn Off Water|
|Step 3 Connect Supply Lines to Faucet|
|Step 4 Apply Sealant & Position Faucet|
|Step 5 Screw on Mounting Nuts|
|Step 6 Connect Supply Lines to Shut off Valves|
|Silicone Caulk or Plumbers Putty|
|High Efficiency Faucet|
|Slip Joint Pliers|
1 Before you start
2 Turn Off Water
Turn off the water at the shut off valves under the sink or at the main water supply.
3 Connect Supply Lines to Faucet
Connect the supply lines to the faucet tailpieces. Tighten the coupling nuts with slip-joint pliers or a basin wrench.
4 Apply Sealant & Position Faucet
Apply a quarter-inch bead of plumber's putty around the base of the faucet. If your sink is made of cultured marble, use silicone caulk.
Insert the faucet tailpieces with supply lines into the holes in the sink.
Position the faucet base parallel to the back of the sink and press the faucet down.
5 Screw on Mounting Nuts
From beneath the sink, screw the friction washers and mounting nuts onto the faucet tailpieces and tighten them with slip-joint pliers or a basin wrench. Wipe away any excess putty around the faucet base.
6 Connect Supply Lines to Shut off Valves
Attach the faucet's supply lines to the shut off valves and tighten the nuts. Give the nuts an extra quarter- turn with an adjustable wrench while holding the valve with another wrench.