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02/23/05

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Connecting Faucets with Supply Tubes


Some new faucets come with copper supply tubes pre-attached to the body of the faucet. They are designed so that you connect the tubes directly to the shutoff valves underneath your sink. With these kinds of faucets, the pre-attached tubes and a center-mounted, threaded tailpiece are all intended to fit down through the central hole of your sink. Supplemental mounting bolts are provided at the ends of the faucet body to hold the edges of the faucet tight to the sink. If the pre-attached tubing is the correct length, you're in luck. If not, you'll have to buy extensions to make the connections.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

SKILL SCALE
Easy

TIME REQUIRED
This job takes about one hour. If you have to put extensions on the supply tubes, add half an hour.

TOOLS
Basin wrench
Water-pump pliers
Adjustable wrenches

Faucets with Supply TubesAttach the faucet to the sink by placing a rubber gasket, retainer ring, and locknut onto the threaded tailpiece. Tighten the locknut with a basin wrench or a pair of water-pump pliers.

 

 

 

 

Faucets with Supply TubesSome center-mounted faucets have a decorative cover plate. Secure the cover plate from below with washers and locknuts screwed onto the cover plate bolts.

 

 

 

 

Faucets with Supply TubesConnect the pre-attached supply tubing to the shutoff valves with compression fittings. The red-coded tube should be attached to the hot-water supply pipe, and the blue-coded one to the cold-water pipe.

 

 

 

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