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Replace a Faucet - PEP BB plumbing.sand.replacefaucet

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will replace a faucet.  (Note that this BB is part of a 1-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Big List. You must complete one Badge Bit in the Big List.)



Some related articles
  - How to Replace Bathroom Faucets
  - How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet
  - How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet
  - How to Install a Kitchen Faucet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0axvv51w6c







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - replacing a faucet

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the old faucet
   - a halfway picture through the installation of the new faucet
   - an action shot of the new faucet working
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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I knocked this BB out today!  The basement bathroom needed the sink removed and reinstalled (yes, there's a BB for that too).  Since it's a pedestal sink, changing the faucet out is much easier while the sink is out.  So I upgraded the faucet today.
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Old faucet ala 1975
Old faucet ala 1975
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Removed
Removed
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New one installed
New one installed
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Yay, it works!
Yay, it works!
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Here is my submission for the Replace a Faucet - Sand (Big List) - Plumbing BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
1   - a before picture of the old faucet
2&3   - a halfway picture through the installation of the new faucet
4   - an action shot of the new faucet working
 
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Old Faucet - the water line after the mixing unit failed and water would spray under the cupboard when on
Old Faucet - the water line after the mixing unit failed and water would spray under the cupboard when on
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Faucet Removed - cleaning up the old silicone and scrubbing sink
Faucet Removed - cleaning up the old silicone and scrubbing sink
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Connecting Water Lines
Connecting Water Lines
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Hot and Cold running water - again :)
Hot and Cold running water - again :)
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Had to do an emergency replacement. Thankfully the landlord paid for the parts.
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Barely functional. The water mostly came out of the base instead of the faucet!
Barely functional. The water mostly came out of the base instead of the faucet!
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Halfway there.
Halfway there.
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All better.
All better.
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I installed a kitchen faucet and sink in my tiny home. It was pretty fun to hook it all up and turn water on. Presto! real life magic.

The youtube link shows the water being turned on.

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The tap in one of the bathrooms needed replacement, so I swapped it out for a new one.
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The old tap.
The old tap.
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The old tap removed.
The old tap removed.
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The new tap installed.
The new tap installed.
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The new tap looking from the bottom.
The new tap looking from the bottom.
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The new tap doing its job.
The new tap doing its job.
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Old kitchen sink started to leak around the top, so time to replace.
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I replaced a faucet to make this sink more functional.
Before Replacement:
before faucet replacement
Halfway:
during install
It works!
finished install of faucet

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Replaced an old faucet which was loose and difficult to clean around!
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Old dated faucet
Old dated faucet
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New faucet in box
New faucet in box
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Undercarriage of sink with drain being replaced
Undercarriage of sink with drain being replaced
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Leaked at first, before hardware shop guy reminded me about plumber's putty!
Leaked at first, before hardware shop guy reminded me about plumber's putty!
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Badda Bing! New faucet running.
Badda Bing! New faucet running.
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I replaced my kitchen faucet. It was leaking from various places for a long time. This was my first real foray into plumbing work. It was incredibly intimidating, and therefore I feel an immense sense of accomplishment. I got some help from lovely forum members: https://permies.com/t/191377/newbie-valve-stuck.

To recap the experience:
I almost called a plumber to do it because I was scared of even messing with it in the first place.
I almost called a plumber when I couldn't turn the hot water valve off.
I almost called a plumber when I couldn't get the old faucet off... twice.
I did call a plumber when I thought the new faucet hoses were too short to connect to the supply pipes, but the lady that answered said they weren't in business anymore, so I sat back down and looked at the parts again. I managed to measure the bend in the flexihose a little more carefully and found that it was actually alright.
I kept at it and completed the installation and now have a new functioning kitchen faucet that doesn't leak!

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- replacing a faucet

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
  - a before picture of the old faucet (pictures 1-2)
  - a halfway picture through the installation of the new faucet (pictures 3-8)
  - an action shot of the new faucet working (picture 9)

Before Pics
1. Very old faucet - probably from when the house was built.

2. See the leaking water pooling there?


Halfway through installation - Progress Pics
3. Disconnected supply pipes (after turning off water valves)

4. Removed under-sink clamp ring

5. Pulled out old faucet

6. New faucet is much easier to install than old one was to remove

7. New and old - not quite done. The top piece is together though.

8. New supply hoses connected, bent within acceptable range!


After installation - action shot of the new faucet working
9. Sense of accomplishment

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I replaced a kitchen faucet today because the mounting nut would not tighten properly to keep it from rotating. This was one of those “what were they thinking when they designed this” type of days because there was really no effective way to tighten or loosen this faucet, so I had to cut the bottom off with a dremel cutoff wheel.  I also had to remove the garbage disposal and drain plumbing to have room to work under the sink.  So that’s what the extra pictures are showing. Anyhow, here is my submission:

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let's see if this gets the video to embed
[youtube]https://youtu.be/QBmtx0zIUJk/[youtube]

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The faucet that came with this sink was so low profile that it was difficult to fit a glass under the faucet, not to mention a tea pot, so I changed the faucet to a taller one.  Also, this sink only has cold water supply, so no need for hot and cold handles.
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Old faucet.
Old faucet.
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Half way done, old faucet removed.
Half way done, old faucet removed.
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Done, new faucet works.
New faucet works.
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Done.
Done.
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Our old tub faucet was rusty, leaky, and squeaky. It rally needed replaced. so We replaced it. The pipes were tightened super tight, but I was eventually able to detach them. from then on it was simple, and now we have a new shiny, non-squeaky, non-leaky faucet.
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I replaced my utility sink, faucet, supply lines, and both shut off valves today. Here are the pictures of the faucet.
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We had a dysfunctional faucet in our bathroom, so it was high time to fix it. We had leaks from the head of the faucet, base, and underneath. Now we have none.
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This faucet kicked my butt. To say it was stuck and (in my opinion) poorly designed is putting it mildly. This project started on Monday. I had a rough week at the day job so it waited until Friday to get finished.

I ended up using a hack saw, hammer and chisel and cut the facet in pieces to get it off.
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leaky 24 yr old facet
leaky 24 yr old facet
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early attempt at changing cartridge
early attempt at changing cartridge
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plan B - new faucet
plan B - new faucet
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some disassembly
some disassembly
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FINALLY got it off
FINALLY got it off
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cleaned up
cleaned up
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woohoo!
woohoo!
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