BEFORE YOU START
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Readers who envisage to carry out similar works inspired by the below method shall do this at their own risks and liability.
Sink faucet replacement detailed pictorial
1- Replacing this tap is easier than you think.
4- Now look at the tap hole and find its fixing rod and nut.
7- Now remove the old tap. Have the flexible hose nuts pass one by one through the hole.
10- Now the outlets are ready to receive the elbow valves.
13- Roll the tape clockwise until the thread is no more visible.
16- Valves are now ready to receive the flexible hoses.
19- Find the threaded hole inside the bottom of the tap.
22- Engage the rubber pad and the flange into the rod and turn the nut in. Tighten with the spanner.
25- Use a nipple as shown for a short hose and tighten it on the tap with an Allen key.
2- Locate the flexible hoses below the top and make sure to close both cold and hot water valves.
5- Unscrew the rod (screwdriver) or the brass nut (use an adjustable or a size 11 spanner).
8- If you already have elbow valves fitted to the outlets, proceed to step 17.
11- The elbow valves will let you cut-off the water easily next time.
14- Start turning the valves with your hand. It should not turn easily (i.e. tape thickness is OK).
17- Unpack your new tap which is pre-fitted with new flexible hoses.
20- Turn the rod with a screwdriver and tighten well. Fit the ring tap gasket in its groove.
23- The nut now presses the flange onto the counter top with the rubber pad in between.
26- Now connect the flexible hoses. Do not tighten hard. 1/8 of a turn after contact is enough.
3- Unscrew them with a spanner.
6- Collect the dismantled nut, flange and rubber pad (fixing kit). Eventually the rod.
9- If not, remove existing fittings using monkey pliers or a spanner.
12- All you need is a roll of Teflon tape.
15- Now use your spanner and rotate until it gets so hard. Stop when the valve outlet points up.
18- Find the new set of fixing rod, nut, flange and rubber pad.
21- Now fit the tap in the counter top hole. The flexible hose nuts pass the hole one at a time.
24- Now try the flexible hoses (Hot to the left) and check if long enough.
27- Let the water flow and check for leaks.