Tuesday, December 2, 2014

How to Install Single Faucet in a Countertop Bar

Fig.1 Singular faucet
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools: 
Faucet single new 
Crescent wrench
Sink basin wrench  

Willie is a postal employee that travels 360 days a year, and has little time to work on his new home located in the middle of Eastvale, California. The problem Willie had was he had purchased a Fusion Whole House Backwashing system and Filter to removes Chloramine among other chemical in his water system, His hopes was to hook it up to a single water tap into Willie's new system.

This post shows the seven steps to install a single cold water facet. 
Step 1: Fig.1 shows The Home Depot chrome faucet that appeal to his wife family room decor.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the old faucet that was removed to install the new faucet.
Fig.2 Old faucet
Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows that the stop valve for the cold side was turned off. Next turn off the hot side too. Both water stop valves needs to be turned off and not dripping. These are new 1/4 turn stop valves that came with the new home.
Fig.3 Stop valve
Fig.4 Both stop valves
Step 4. Fig.5 shows the counter top which had only one hole for the faucet. 
Fig.5 Counter top
Step 5. Fig.6 shows a crescent wrench being used to couple the cold water line into the faucet.
Step 6. Fig.7 shows the water faucet that will be installed. Fig.8 shows the faucet attached to the water line. This is a dry test before the installation is placed on the counter top.
Fig.6 Crescent wrench

Fig.7 The faucet
Fig.8 Dry test
Step 7. Fig.9 shows a bottom view of the faucet. The black plastic nut must be hand tight against the bottom of the counter top. Fig.10 shows that the installation is complete and the faucet work.
Fig.9 Attached water line
Fig.10 No drips

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