Monday, March 3, 2014

Remove A Faucet From A Sink Basin With A Wrench

Taking a sink faucet out of the sink basin takes some skill.

When planning a new home renovation one of the first things most people consider is replacing the faucets and appliances. Replacing faucets is not a difficult task, although it does require some skill and patience. It also requires a wrench. This project does have an immediate affect on your kitchen or bath, as it adds to the look of your sinks. If you have some skills handling heavy tools, this project only takes about an hour.


1. Disconnect the water supply to the faucet you plan on removing by closing the valves under the sink. There are two valves, one for hot and one for cold. Turn both to the off position.

2. Look up under the sink basin where the faucet is connected to the sink. Find the lock nuts and mounting hardware connecting the faucet spout and two handles to the sink. Note, if this is a single handle faucet, there will be only one piece of mounting hardware.

3. Loosen the locking nuts on the mounting hardware by turning them counterclockwise with a wrench. If you have a basin wrench, use it. This is a long handled wrench that easily reaches up into the sink to turn the locking nuts. Loosen all the lock nuts on the mounting hardware.

4. Unscrew the supply hose connectors from the hot water pipes under the sink by turning them counterclockwise. Use a hexagonal wrench for this part. Or, if the connectors are plastic, unscrew them by hand. Disconnect the connectors from the pipes.

5. Pull the faucet handles and spout up and out of the faucet. Slide the supply hoses up through the mounting holes. If there is a sprayer head with your faucet, disconnect it from the bottom of the faucet spout underneath the sink, prior to lifting the faucet out of the sink.

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