Sunday, January 10, 2016

How to Install Commercial Bathroom Faucet - Part 2 of 2 - Installing New Faucet

Fig.1 Chinese Purchase
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Basin wrench
Cone Washer Kit (brass nut, friction ring cone washer)
Galvanized pipe cap (not replaced)
Pipe joint compound (known as pipe dope)
New faucet kit (Faucet, black plastic nuts, instructions)
Open end wrench
Portable metal saw

George Baker has a small hair salon located in Corona, California. George wanted a new faucet he purchase in China to be installed on a sink located in the supply back room. 

This post shows the four seven required to remove an aging faucet. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the new commercial faucet purchased from China.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the pipe joint compound also called pipe dope. Fig.3 shows the pipe dope inside the galvanized cap and ready to be installed on the faucet.
Fig.2 The glue 
for pipes leaks
Fig.3 Using old
galvanized cap
Step 3: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows replacing of the white nuts to new black plastic nuts.
Fig.4 Basin wrench
doing left side
Fig.5 Rusted cap

Step 4: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows cone washer package and the installation instructions.
Fig.6 Cone package
Fig.7 Installation 

Below is fig.7 installation instruction: 

1. Turn off water supply. 
2. Loosen nut (A) holding supply tube (B) to shank (C) on faucet or ballcock.
3. Remove old washer (D) and friction ring (E).
4. Select proper washer and friction ring.
5. Install new washer and friction ring a shown in illustration Fig.7.
6. Hand tighten nut (A) onto shank (B).
7. Turn on water supply.
8. Check for leaks.

Step 5: Fig.8 and fig.9 shows the brass nut, the brass friction ring and the new cone washer.
Fig.8 Brass nut
Fig.9 Cone washer
Step 6: Fig.10 through fig.12 shows the installation of the copper fill line. Fig.10 shows the hand tightened brass nut. Fig.11 shows a basin wrench tightening the brass nut to stop any leaks. Fig.12 shows the job is done.
Fig.10 Brass head
Fig.11 Basin wrench
Fig.12 Cold water 
line finished

Step 7: Fig.13 shows turn on the water cold stop valve. Fig.14 shows that the faucet is running  and there is no leaks. This job is finished.
Fig.13 Stop valve
 turn on
Fig.14 New faucet 
running again

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