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Is your bathroom or kitchen sink faucet leaking or clogged? Learn how to replace a sink faucet yourself in under an hour with common hand tools. This repair is quick and easy, and a new faucet can be installed with only two tools. The average cost for a plumber to replace a faucet is $400 so by doing this yourself you save $350 and every time you use the sink you can be proud you replaced your faucet yourself!
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0:00 How to replace a bathroom sink faucet
1:20 How to shut off water
1:58 Remove old faucet
3:20 Install new faucet
5:40 How to replace drain
8:26 Install new drain
9:23 Check for leaks
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Hey guys chris fix here and today, i'm going to teach you how to replace a bathroom sink faucet and bathroom sink drain using common hand tools. That way, you guys can get this job done at home yourself and save a ton of money. Now the national average for a plumber to come out and do this is 400, and this kit right here, which comes with everything you need cost me around 50 i'll, be sure to link this kit and the tools i'm using in the description. So you can easily find them and get the job done yourself, so we're saving around 350 by doing it ourselves, and in this case the reason why i need to do this is because you could see this faucet has seen better days.

It is all corroded and i actually did try polishing it out. You can see the top right here, but the plating is so thin. It just goes down to the metal underneath same thing with our drain. Not only that underneath here is so corroded from this being so old that it is leaking.

So let's go underneath and let me show you all right, so, let's clean this out real quick, so we can get under the sink good. So now that we have access under the sink, let's turn the water on. So you can see how bad this is and that's leaking pretty bad. I mean look at that leak, even though we only ran the water for a few seconds it's pouring out, so it's leaking from this rod right here, which is the pivot rod, which opens and closes the drain in the sink.

So, in addition to replacing the faucet, we're also going to be replacing this pipe here which comes with the kit, so let's get right to it. The first thing we need to do is close: the hot water and cold water supply valves. That way, there's no water going to the faucet, and these you want to turn clockwise so tighten them down and as you tighten it shuts the water off and when you're shutting these off, don't over, tighten them just turn them until they're snug. Just like that.

Next, we want to turn on both the hot and cold water at the faucet to make sure that the water is off and with the water off we're going to go back underneath and disconnect this old faucet from the sink. So, first we need to remove both supply lines. That's the hot water supply and that's the cold water supply and before you loosen these up, get some type of container or towel anything to catch the residual water. That's left in these lines so with the catch can in place we're using an adjustable wrench for this entire job, which is convenient so break loose, the nut on the line, and then you could unscrew it the rest of the way by hand, and you can see This is why you have to have a catch, can look at all that water? Okay, so now that this is disconnected, let's break loose the other side good and we'll remove this side, the rest of the way by hand and set that off to the side as well.

Next, at the bottom of the sink, where the faucet and the sink meet, we need to remove the two hoses from the faucet, so use your adjustable wrench and break that nut loose and remove it. The rest of the way by hand and now the cold water hose is removed. Next, there's a screw-on washer that needs to be removed, and this holds the faucet in place. So, let's get that removed completely, then let's remove the clevis strap that way we could pull the lift rod out of the faucet like that, and then we could break loose the hot water line and remove it the rest of the way.

And finally, we just need to remove this last screw-on washer all the way, and now our faucet is loose and could be removed so out with the old and in with the new. But before we install our new faucet, we need to clean the old gasket off the sink, so let's grab some soapy water and spray down the hard to remove gasket material and then grab a plastic scraper and remove the rest of the gasket. That's really stuck on there and please don't use a metal scraper here, because you're just going to scratch up your sink. The plastic works great because it doesn't scratch the sink.

Here's a before and after okay, so with a clean surface, get your new gasket and lay it down over the holes then grab your new faucet and carefully line it up. So it matches the gasket, be sure you match the gasket even around the entire faucet. That way, we don't get any water intrusion underneath the faucet and it looks good and check it out that looks so good, especially compared to the old one. Not only is it nice because it's not corroded, but it's a lot more modern than the old one.

The old one's pretty old school, so that is looking absolutely beautiful. We are done up here. Let's go underneath, tighten that down and get the hoses connected, so we can run the water. So first, let's secure the faucet with these washer nuts, so tighten down each one by hand and once they're, both snug.

You want to work back and forth snugging each one up that way the faucet gets tightened down evenly all right so with the nuts tightened down. This is secured, so this won't budge. Also, this gasket is seated against the surface of our sink, so we won't get any leaks, so that's in place. Now.

What we need to do is install our water lines. You can either use the new ones that came with it or reuse, your old ones, whatever you want, i'm going to use the new one, so everything's brand new. So let's go underneath and let's tighten this down. Actually real quick.

If you look inside the end of the hose you can see there is a rubber gasket. I want to point this out, because that means we don't need to use anything on the threads. We don't need to use tape. We don't need to use any type of compound to prevent any leaks.

This gasket will seal it up. So, let's just tighten down the nut by hand and then grab your adjustable wrench and snug it up good all right, so our new line is a lot longer than the old one and to make it fit without any kinks. What we're gon na do is we're gon na loop it around like this and tighten it down so hand, tighten the nut all the way and snug it up with your adjustable wrench and no need to over. Tighten these just tighten it.

So it's snug. Now we can get the hot water hose on and you can see. The hoses are actually color coded blue for the cold and red for the hot, and then we could snug the nut down good. Do that little loop with the hose, so it fits and there's no kinks and then tighten down the other end of the hose to the valve and snug it up like so all right.

So our hoses are tightened down. They are nice and neat and they are in so we have completely finished installing our faucet. Now all you would do is turn those on and check for leaks, but we're gon na have a giant leak because our drain is leaking. So we need to replace this drain first, it's super easy to do.

Let me show you how all we need to do to remove this is disconnect the nut up here, holding it into the sink and then there's a slip nut right here. That needs to be loosened and then another slip nut right here and the p-trap will come out and we'll be able to remove this. So, let's start by removing this nut up here using a large tongue and groove pliers and a tongue and groove pliers is designed. So the jaw opens up pretty wide and it accommodates large fasteners like this.

Okay, so with that jam nut loose, this whole drain is loose, but in order to remove this, what we need to do next is remove the p-trap so grab a catch can because there's gon na be water in the p-trap, then we can remove this nut up. Here by hand and the nut down here by hand - and let's give this a pull good and the p-trap is removed. So this is actually a pretty important part to your draining system. Your sewer system.

This is called a p-trap, because what it does is it traps water in here? This right here is your sewer line. So if we didn't have a p-trap - and this just went straight out into your drain, you would get gasses from your sewer line from the sewer. In the street into your house, it would smell horrible, but what this does is it creates a trap for water to sit down here and basically block any gases from your sewer getting into your house also. This is the first thing to clog all the dirt hair.

Anything that collects in here is going to collect right here and not deep into your sewer line, which is a lot harder to unclog. So if your drain drains slowly just take the p-trap off and clean it out in this case, rp-trap is already clean. There's nothing in here our drain drains at the proper speed, but if your drain doesn't drain quickly, this is probably clogged up. Take it apart, clean it out, put it back together and you're good to go.

So, let's slide this nut off the drain pipe and now to remove this, we need to unscrew it like this, but the problem is as we're unscrewing this the drain in the sink is spinning as well, so we aren't actually unscrewing anything so to stop this from Spinning i'm going to press my pliers into the drain and create some resistance, and now, when we spin the pipe we're actually unscrewing it, oh and look at that. That is disgusting and the same thing at the sink. Look at all this crud in here. I'm glad i'm wearing gloves.

Okay, so clean this gunk out, and i can tell you you guys are lucky. You can't smell this through the screen, so the emergency drain drains straight down right into a hole that i could feel with my finger right here, but you're not gon na be able to see. I do have a mirror and here's a better look. You can see the hole in the mirror, which is right, where my finger is right there and to better visualize this.

When we do the install i'm gon na just put that piece of tape right there and the reason why that hole is important is because our new drain has a hole right there. You see that hole in that. So when this goes in, we have to align that hole with this hole so that our emergency drain could drain the water, even when that's completely closed. So here we go, you can see our drain hole is right up there, where my thumb is keeping it straight towards the hole and that's all there is to it now that hole's aligned with our emergency drain hole.

So with the new drain in place. Let's get the new rubber gasket on being sure, the wider end of the gasket is going up against the sink like this. Now we can install this nut so thread it on and get it nice and tight up against that gasket. This only needs to be hand tightened, but make sure it's snug like that.

Now all that's left is installing the p-trap so grab the top nut and washer and we'll put the nut on first and when installing the washer there's a flat side of the washer and then there's a rounded or curved side of the washer. The flat side should go up and press against the nut like that, then just get the p-trap in place and we'll tighten down the back nut. So it's snug just like that, and then let's tighten down that top nut. So it's snug and the gasket's gon na seat against that nut.

That way, there's no leaks so with the p-trap installed. Finally, we could open up the valves for the cold water and for the hot water all right, so everything has been reconnected. Our water is on and we have a paper towel here, so we could easily spot any leaks so now moment of truth. Let's try it out and look at how good this looks.

Let's see what we got here: hot water, cold, water, it's looking good! We could stop it from uh draining there, that's working it's draining out and let's see if we have any leaks and not one drip at all beautiful. So that is exactly how you replace a leaking faucet and drain super easy to do. This is a great project because it requires minimum tools. It's really hard to mess up.

It's inexpensive to do you save yourself a ton of money and it looks awesome when you're done so it's very rewarding. So hopefully the video was helpful if it was remember to give it a thumbs up if you're not a subscriber, consider hitting that subscribe button and all the tools and products i used in this video will be linked in the description, so you could easily find them.

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