How to replace old bathroom faucet


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Old 01-04-19, 08:10 PM
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How to replace old bathroom faucet

I am replacing old faucet that has copper pipes. The way copper pipes are connected looks little different than what I saw it on YouTube video .
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Old 01-04-19, 10:23 PM
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Do you have supply valves? In what way different? Post a picture,
 
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Old 01-05-19, 04:39 AM
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Look at a different video...

Do you have shutoff valves underneath the sink?

I would replace the rigid supply lines with flexible ones. They are much easier to work with.
 
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Old 01-05-19, 10:16 AM
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Sorry.... I didn't see you had started a thread until today.

I labeled the bottom enlarged picture. You will need to loosen all three fittings shown. Once the two outside nuts are loosened..... those big washers will slide off. The center bolt holds the drain mechanism together. You have one nut off the shutoff valve. You'll need to remove the other one.

The faucet assembly will pull out from the top. You will have to bend the copper pipes in order to get them thru the top holes. If the faucet is being replaced..... don't be afraid of damaging the pipes.
 
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I took two washers off in my 3rd pic. In my 2nd pic I took one nut off near the valve . But that copper pipe is very tight at the joint...I am thinking did they solder it at the joint?
 
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Old 01-05-19, 03:33 PM
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The copper pipes are permanently attached to the faucet. Break them loose at the valve and pull the whole faucet up. It may be stuck to the top of the countertop with silicone or plumbers putty.

Wiggle the copper pipes at the valves and they should come out.
 
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Old 01-06-19, 04:57 AM
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At the valves they are compression fittings not solder. Once the nuts are removed they will come apart.

Internal to the faucet the copper pipes are soldered so when you remove they will be hanging down.

Everything is just tight from initial install, give it some wiggle! May even have caulk under faucet making it seem hard mounted!
 
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Wiggle the copper pipes at the valves and they should come out.
When I know I'm discarding the old faucet, I grab the old copper pipe with a pair of pliers and twist, It pulls the pipe straight out of the shutoff. They do tend to get stuck, but with some wiggling and pulling, they pop right out.
 
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with some wiggling and pulling, they popped out.
Thank you all for your great help!!
 
 

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