Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Replace Rusted Faucet on a Bathroom Vanity - Part 1 of 5 - Troubleshoot and Turn Off Stop Valve

Fig.1 Constantly dripping faucet
By Gary Boutin

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Willie is a postal employee that travels 360 days a year, and has little time to work on his century old studio cottage in downtown Chino, California. Willie called me to solve a simple plumbing solution in his bathroom. The aging bathroom faucet in his custom bathroom cabinet needed to be replaced. His goal was to stop the leakage through the faucet which he believed added to his huge water bill. The problem was there is very little room to get the job done.

This post show the three steps to troubleshot and turn off the water to the vanity faucet. 

Step 1: Above fig.1 shows the leaky bathroom faucet and this faucet is leaking all the time and is causing Willie's water bill to increase. Fig.2 shows what was under the vanity. This all had to be removed to get to the sink parts removed. 
Fig.2 Soap and cleaning supplies
Step 2: Fig.3 shows the faucet water stop valves are turned on. Notice the bar with the holes that is to assemble the sink faucet plunger. The grey, white and black pipes are to drain the sink.
Fig.3 Sink drain pipes

Step 3: Fig.4 shows the stop valve is turned on and fig.5 shows the stop valves are turned off. Use Pliers if the stop valve will not turn off easily.
Fig.4 Stop valve open
Fig.5 Stop valve closed
Now that the water is turned off the next step is to remove the faucet and replaced the vanity with new parts. To read more about this series click below: 

How To Replace a Rusted Faucet on a Bathroom Vanity:
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