Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Replace Rusted Faucet on a Bathroom Vanity - Part 3 of 5 - Faucet and Drain Removal

Fig.1 Hot and cold lines
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Basin Wrench
Channellock® Pliers
Hacksaw and blade 

Willie owns a century old studio cottage in downtown Chino, California. Willie wanted to solve a simple faucet replacement in his bathroom. The aging bathroom faucet needed to be replaced because it had been leaking for a long time.  

This post shows seven steps to removing the drain system and vanity cabinet.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the hot and cold fill lines from the stop valve supplying water to the faucet. The plunger rod and the adjustment are placed together and ready to be taken apart.
Step 2: Now that the vanity sink top has been removed from the custom cabinet. Fig.2 shows the upside faucet fill lines have been removed and white plastic faucet nuts and plunger rod are left to be removed.
Fig.2 Removing the faucet
Step 3: Fig.3 shows Channellock® Pliers removing the faucet nut from the bottom of the faucet stem.

Fig.3 Channellock® Pliers
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the faucet has been completely removed. Notice the three holes are empty.
Fig.4 Sink upside down

Step 5: Fig.5 shows a hacksaw blade cutting the bottom of the sink basket to remove the brass nut.
Fig.5 Hacksaw blade
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the hacksaw blade is halfway through the metal pipe.
Fig.6 Cutting off
Step 7: Fig.7 shows the pipe has been removed from the top of the vanity area.

Fig.7 Job finished

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