Select and install a sink, faucet, and drain in the kitchen or bath with these helpful tips and step-by-step instructions. Also, check out the instructional video for draining your water heater. This simple maintenance routine makes a water heater last longer and allows it to heat water more efficiently.
How to Unclog a
How to Unclog a Drain How to Unclog ..... the top of the drain . Pull out the ..... Depending on the drain setup, there ..... plugs, use a pipe wrench to loosen the ..... trap and adjacent pipe areas using a ..... to ensure the drain is clear. If ..... smart for a new faucet that will work
Repair and Installation Faucet
with a pop-up drain stopper assembly ..... single-handle faucet usually has copper ..... tubes to the new faucet using two wrenches ..... underside of the faucet body. Lower the ..... use a basin wrench to tighten the ..... disconnect the drain body from the ..... making sure the drain body faces the ..... strap. Apply pipe -thread tape
How to Fix a
hardware store or the faucet manufacturer can help ..... sink. Turn on the faucet and drain the line. Cover the drain with a cloth to catch ..... replace, use an Allen wrench to loosen the handle ..... don't scratch the faucet 's finish. This faucet
-Is the dripping
faucet driving you crazy? Before you call a plumber or replace it, you may be able to fix it by replacing a small part. Different faucets require different fixes depending on style and brand. Often, the cause of the dripping is a worn out part that is easily replaced. An older faucet may need a new rubber washer while newer models may require new seats and springs, a new cartridge, or a new stem. If you're unsure, your local hardware store or the faucet manufacturer can help. Start by shutting off the water supply under the sink. Turn on the faucet and drain the line. Cover the drain with a cloth to catch any small parts you may drop while you work. To see the parts you will need to replace, use an Allen wrench to loosen the handle screw and remove the handle. Unscrew the cap with an adjustable wrench . Tape the jaws of your wrench with painter's tape, so you don't scratch the faucet's finish. This faucet requires removing the metal stem and ball to remove the faulty seats and springs. Use the Allen wrench to remove these parts from inside the faucet . Take the originals with you to the hardware store to ensure you buy the correct replacement part. It's also smart to compare how much the replacement part will cost in relation to a brand new faucet . Some parts can cost almost as much as new faucet . Using the Allen wrench , insert the new seat and spring into the faucet . Reassemble, turn the water back on, and with any luck, the drip is gone.
How to Replace a
adjustable wrenches, and a basin wrench , which is made to fit in tight ..... mounting nets that secure the faucet to the sink, a lift rod, and ..... shut off the water supply to the faucet . Turn on the faucet to drain the line. To remove the existing
to give your sink a quick and easy facelift? Install a new
faucet . Follow these simple steps, and you'll be finished in no time. Before you buy a new faucet , see how many holes are currently in your sink or countertop to determine what style you need. We're showing a common setup of three holes with a 4-inch spread, which is designed for a center-set faucet . You may also see three holes with an 8-inch spread for a widespread faucet , or an individual hole for a single-stem faucet . Once you've brought your new faucet home, gather your tools. You'll need two adjustable wrenches, and a basin wrench , which is made to fit in tight spaces. Before you remove the old faucet , get to know the parts of your new faucet . Most models have mounting nets that secure the faucet to the sink, a lift rod, and possibly, a rubber gasket. Next, shut off the water supply to the faucet . Turn on the faucet to drain the line. To remove the existing faucet , unscrew the mounting nets and disconnect the supply lines from the shut-off valves. Once the old faucet is out, wipe away any residue. Some faucets have rubber or plastic gaskets for the seal. Others require a putty or silicone caulk around the base plate. For this step, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Insert the lift rod and ensure the knobs are in the 'off' position. Now, you're ready to connect everything under the counter. Under the sink, screw the mounting nets to the faucet and tighten them with a basin wrench . Connect the supply lines first to the faucet , and then to the shut-off valves, moving the lines to the back so they're not in the way. Before you turn the water back on, use one adjustable wrench to hold the shut-off valve in place, using the other to tighten the water line. Then, turn the water back on and allow it to run a few seconds to remove air from the supply lines and ensure there are no leaks. When the water is running smoothly, your new faucet is now ready to use.
Repair and Installation Faucet
Screwdriver, adjustable wrench , groove-joint pliers, basin wrench , putty knife Skills ..... water and remove the drain trap Materials New faucet , plumber's putty, pipe -thread tape, masking ..... underneath use a wrench or pliers to hold
How to Install a Sink and
a sink, a faucet , a strainer ..... a crescent wrench , a screwdriver ..... off, turn the faucet on to let water and pressure drain from the lines ..... Existing Sink and Faucet from Plumbing Use a crescent wrench (or a basin
10 Steps to a Sink and
off, turn the faucet on to let water and pressure drain from the lines ..... existing sink and faucet from plumbing. Use a crescent wrench (or a basin wrench if the nuts are ..... bottom of the sink drain ; you'll need
Repair a Kitchen
and determine if the faucet is washerless and ..... and tools vary by faucet type, but there are ..... rag in the sink's drain so tiny parts won't ..... you disassemble the faucet , take notes or digital ..... include a small Allen wrench set, screwdrivers
cover plate. If a drain assembly is attached ..... pull it out. (A drain assembly with ..... directly to a drain trap or, in older ..... disconnect the drain you may need to ..... Use a strainer wrench to remove the ..... unit from the drain line. Depending ..... cut through a pipe . Remove the WO ..... there are tub faucet handles, leave
tightly around the drain opening. Seal any ..... If more than one drain is stopped or runs ..... to auger the main drain . Call a professional ..... it through a main drain Tools Hand-crank ..... auger, adjustable wrench , pipe wrench , perhaps a