It is important for Greenville SC homeowners to know a few bathroom repair tips.

In this post we are going to show you Greenville SC homeowners how to install and mount a faucet and drain assembly.  This bathroom repair tip may save you money.

Step 1: Remove Old Faucet and Drain Assembly

It’s a good idea to replace the drain when you replace a faucet. If you do replace the drain, also consider replacing the P-trap and drain tailpiece at this time.

In our project, we removed a bathroom faucet and replaced it with a new pop-up drain and faucet.

Step 2: Install the Faucet

Depending on the type of faucet you install, a 4″ faucet with an escutcheon plate or an 8″ faucet without an escutcheon, follow these specific instructions.

Small faucet: Place plumber’s tape or joint compound on the threads of the faucet stems. If the faucet includes a rubber gasket, install it on the base of the faucet before inserting the faucet stems in the appropriate holes in the sink. If your faucet doesn’t include a gasket, run a line of caulk under the faucet before installing it so it squeezes out a bit as you put the faucet in place. Use a wet rag to wipe up excess caulk.

Secure the nuts under the faucet that hold it to the sink, making sure the plate and faucet stem is properly aligned. Tighten the nuts by hand first before giving them another quarter-turn with a wrench.

Connect the water supply lines to the faucet stems. Apply plumber’s tape to the shutoff valve threads. Tighten the coupling nuts to the faucet supply stems, taking care not to overtighten.

Large faucet: Wrap plumber’s tape around the threads of the hoses leading from the valves to the spout. Attach the hose to the end of the valve assembly.

Thread the valve through the appropriate hole and firmly tighten the nut underneath the sink. Caulk around the base of the spout and thread the connections through the center hole. Attach the hoses to the spout from underneath and tighten the connection with an adjustable wrench.

Attach the water supply lines. You may need to reduce the length of the lines after you attach the sink to the wall.

Dry-fit the sink and mark the mounting holes underneath the sink. Remove the sink and drill the mounting holes.

Connect the water supply lines to the shutoff valves.

Connect the drain assembly to the drain in the wall. You may want to use a flexible adapter. Tighten the connections with a wrench.


installing a faucet and drain assemblyCourtesy of James Calloway

Step 3: Complete the Faucet and Fixture Installation

Slowly turn on the water to bleed off any air and check for leaks.

In our project, we installed a pedestal underneath the sink. In the case of a pedestal sink, make the mounting holes in the floor and remove the pedestal.  Read the rest of the article here,

We hope this post helped you with your bathroom repair as well as saved you money by doing it yourself.  If you like the post be sure to comment below and if you live in Greenville SC or any of the many surrounding areas and have a home repair need, be sure to give us a call or simple fill in the form below.  Thanks for reading and God Bless!