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How to replace a bathroom faucet

Our bathroom faucet started leaking, this is how I replaced it.

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This is how much it leaked when it was turned "off"

Copper pipes under, turn off the valves and loosen the pipes

Copper pipes under, turn off the valves and loosen the pipes

Loosen the hardware that attaches it

Loosen the hardware that attaches it

Old and rusty

Old and rusty

Loosen the supply lines.  Water will drain so have a bucket handy

Loosen the supply lines. Water will drain so have a bucket handy

Had to take the old one apart to get it off

Had to take the old one apart to get it off

This is the new one

This is the new one

I didn't know that I needed lines to run to it, so I had to run out to the store. If you're doing this, make sure it comes with them.  I had to ask for a 1/2" to 3/8"

I didn't know that I needed lines to run to it, so I had to run out to the store. If you're doing this, make sure it comes with them. I had to ask for a 1/2" to 3/8"

Cleaned up and ready for the new gasket

Cleaned up and ready for the new gasket

Secure using provided hardware, I didn't use a wrench, just as tight as I could with my hand

Secure using provided hardware, I didn't use a wrench, just as tight as I could with my hand

Run the new supply lines. I actually bought 2 sizes, because I wasn't sure how long I needed them. Good thing too, the one on the left used a 12" and the one on the right used a 16"

Run the new supply lines. I actually bought 2 sizes, because I wasn't sure how long I needed them. Good thing too, the one on the left used a 12" and the one on the right used a 16"

  • New faucet
  • Wrenches
  • Supply lines