Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Replace Rusted Faucet on a Bathroom Vanity - Part 2 of 5 - Drain and Vanity Removed

Fig.1 Basin Wrench and 
Channellock Pliers®
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Basin Wrench
Channellock® Pliers 
Phillips-Tip offset screwdrivers, KLEIN®

Willie has little time to work on his century old studio cottage in downtown Chino, California since he lives on the road. Willie wanted to solve a simple plumbing solution in his bathroom. The aging bathroom faucet needed to be replaced. The problem was there is very little room to get the job done. The faucet and plumbing parts were purchased at The Home Depot.

This post shows nine steps to removing the drain pipes and vanity cabinet.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the tools required for this job, a sink basin wrench and channel lock pliers®.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the sink drain lines being taken apart and are still leaking through the stop valve and water is dripping off the stop valve.

Fig.2 ABS 
piping removed
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the old grey plastic sink plunger cover removed and the plunger rod is exposed after years of service.
Fig.3 Sink plunger 
cover removed
Step 4: Fig.4
shows the old rusted plunger rod being pulled out of the sink drain.
Fig.4 Plunger rod
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the sink basket was badly corroded and the plastic plunger is still in the sink. This will be the next item to be removed.
Fig.5 Corroded 
sink basket nut
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the sink plunger has been removed and the brass nut is fused to the bottom of the sink basket metal washer.
Fig.6 Corroded 
sink nut
Step 7: It was decided that since the faucet and its drain parts could not be removed it might be easier to remove the vanity top. Fig.7 shows a Phillips-tip offset screwdrivers removing the vanity top screws.
Fig.7 Top 
screws removed
Step 8: Fig.8 shows the bottom vanity screws being removed.
Fig.8 Bottom screws removed
Step 9: Fig.9 the vanity top has been removed from the wall. Now all that needed to be done is turned upside down so the plumbing parts can be easily removed. Please read my next post on how the sink parts and faucet were removed for the new faucet for this vanity unit.

Fig.9 Vanity top removed

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