How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet

Replacing or updating a bathroom faucet can add style and performance to your faucet. Bathroom faucets come in an array of colors, styles and can save water at the same time. For this project you will need: A faucet, adjustable wrenches, pliers, basin wrench, bucket, plumbers putty and a sponge. To begin remove the old faucet by turning off the water supply. Disconnect the water supply using a wrench. Use a basin wrench to remove the nuts holding the old faucet in place. On the new faucet apply putty to the putty groove on the underside of the putty plate. Fit the putty plate and deck plate on the pre-cut sink holes. Insert the faucet into the hole. From underneath, secure the faucet with the hardware and screw into place. Install the stopper, life rod and lever. Wipe away any excess putty with a wet sponge. Attach the water line, turn on the water and check for leaks. Tighten if any are present. A new faucet that not only looks good, but one that performs better in just a few easy steps. For more helpful tips like these, visit Subscribe to Lowe’s YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:

22 thoughts on “How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet

  1. This video should be titled “What a faucet looks like after installation.”

    I don’t mean to sound rude, but I wish he had shown more of the actual installation, as that is why I watched this “how to” video in the first place.

  2. Agreed. How about slowing down a bit and showing the actual steps. And notes like, ‘hey maybe you’ll need plumber’s tape’ aren’t really helpful.

  3. I switched the faucets in my bathroom (although I had no idea or never have done so)and had to watch a few videos on here to get a good idea of what to expect but the only way to do it is just to do it yourself and lean off your mistakes. After I switched the first one, the defintely felt more confident with the second. These videos are a very brief tetorial.

  4. How did you resolve the problem with the welded nuts at the bottom of your faucet? (It was headache enough for me loosening nuts not welded.)

  5. Keep in mind that this video is an overview! This is not a process video. My old connectors were corroded. I, as tiny as I am, couldn’t even navigate myself behind the sink to get to the washers. Also, you do not only need a wrench, silicone and Phillips. You need instruments to get the old pieces out. Depending on what year the original faucet was installed, will determine the tools needed.

  6. LMAO install the stopper, lift rod, and lever accordording to the manufacturers instructions?! REALLY!! That’s why I’m on here. I need INSTRUCTIONS! Or at least a video of you putting it on.

  7. There are a variety of sprays that will penetrate the rust to make it easier to loosen rusted nuts. A link to a product that may help has been posted within the description of this video.
    Thank you for watching the Lowe’s YouTube Channel. –Lowe’s

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