How to Replace a Faucet
So, you have a leaky faucet. Do you replace the faucet or try to repair it? Actually, the choice is not too difficult. Most of the time you should opt for replacing the faucet. When a faucet gets old enough that gaskets need replacing it is probably also old enough and ugly enough that your spouse will insist on a new fixture to enhance the "aesthetics" of the bathroom vanity or kitchen sink. Besides, replacing is probably no more work than repair. Looking at the bottom line, the expense of replacement, even with a very nice fixture, is quite reasonable.
At this site we will tell you step-by-step how to replace a faucet on your sink or a bathroom vanity. To read the directions straight through, you can just click on the "next page" links at the bottom of each page. Nevertheless, if you want to go to a particular page of this site, you can click on the page of your choice in the table of contents below or use the navbar at the top of each page.
The right tools are very helpful in replacing a faucet. When working with water under pressure, hand-tight just isn't tight enough.
Besides a new faucet, you might need to get a few plumbing parts such as valves, hoses and pipes.
Be sure to turn off the water before you remove the old faucet.
You may want to install valves if you do not already have them.
Instalation may actually be the easiest part of the whole process.
Before you install a new faucet, you might consider installing a vessel sink.