How To Install A Wall-Mount Bathroom Faucet
A wall-mount bathroom faucet is perfect for bathrooms with small counters. This style of faucet is available in a variety of models, designs and finishes. Installing a wall-mount faucet is not a very difficult job with the right tools. One important thing that you need to keep in mind while installing a wall-mount bathroom faucet is that the faucet must extend to the center of the sink, just above the drain.
Materials required for Installing a Wall-mount Bathroom Faucet:
- A faucet
- Faucet handles
- Hot tap and Cold tap
- Allen wrench
- Drill machine
- Pencil and ruler
Step 1-Connections And Water Supply
Hiring a plumber to handle the connections and water supply is very important especially if you're replacing a conventional sink mounted faucet. The internal water supply lines have to be relocated in such cases.
Step 2-Determine the Faucet Height
Once the plumbing is complete, you need to decide at what height you want to install the faucet. When the right height is decided, be sure to mark it with a pencil.
Always take proper measurements. There must always be a 1 inch gap between the bottom of the faucet and the top of the sink. If the gap between the top of the sink and bottom of the faucet is more than 1 inch, the water will splash out of the sink.
Step 3: Drill Holes In The Wall
Once you have marked the level, you need to drill holes in the wall for fastening the bolts. Before you start to drill, verify that there are no pipes or any other wires behind the location.
Step 4: Attaching The Spout
To attach the spout to the wall plate, you need to position the washers and other hardware as instructed by the manufacturer. Once you attach the spout to the wall plate and position the washers, you need to tighten the bolts using an Allen wrench.
Step 4: Fasten The Spout And Wall Plate To The Wall
Once you have attached the spout to the wall plate, you need to position them on the wall. Position it in the right place from the holes you drilled previously and fasten the bolts into the wall.
Step 5: Attach The Necessary Hardware
After positioning and fastening the spout and wall plate to the wall, you need to attach the faucet handles and hot and cold taps. Tighten the handles using your hand in a clockwise motion. Make sure they are secure before you begin to use them.