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Miss Henderson called my PennySaver advertisement about water underneath her bathroom sink. The job was to replace the water line from the faucet to the stop valve underneath the bathroom vanity. This is a plumbing job, but for the beginner this is a good place to start. When you purchase the new fill line bring in the old one to the warehouse store. If your not sure what part to get ask a plumbing assistant in the store and they will help you get the right plumbing part.
This post shows the eight steps to replace a faucet and stop valve fill line.
Step 1: Turn off the water at the stop valve. Test that the water is turned off by turning on the sink faucet. If the water if off at the stop valve and the water is still on the faucet turn off the other stop valve. For this job the cold side fill line was being replaced.
Step 2: If the water is still leaking past the stop valve, turn off the water at the house main valve. Usually a gate valve or a ball valve. Next, test if the water if off at the faucet and if so continue to the next step. If not the only choice is to turn off the water at the street main valve. This is difficult without a street valve tool.
Step 3: Fig.1 shows a Stainless Steel Braided Faucet Supply Line, and the size, 3/8" x 1/2" X 20-inches long. This line will cost more but because the line is made of braided stainless steel and the line will last a lifetime. These lines are much more expensive than the simple plastic line and both lines are offered at the warehouse stores. The line below was purchased at The Home Depot® for 6-dollars.
|Fig.1 Fill line|
|Fig.2 Drain bowl|
|Fig.3 New hose|
|Fig.4 Job done|
Step 8: Now test for leaks. If you find a leak, turn off the water at the stop valve and use either the crescent wrench if the leak is at the stop valve or use the basin wrench at the faucet. If not leaks turn on the stop valve all the way on. Above fig.4 shows the new braided hose in place. The water is on and Miss Henderson will not have to worry about any leaks. This job can take a hour depending on the water turn off.
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