Wall Mount Pot Filler Faucet Installation Part 2 Wall Mount Pot Filler Faucet Installation Part 2
In Part 1 of this series on how to install a wall mount pot filler faucet, you learned how to select a location for the faucet and how to cut and prepare the studs inside your walls so that the new water pipe can be installed. In Part 2 of this tutorial, you will learn how to connect a new water supply line to the T-fitting on the sink water line and also how to attach the faucet union and inlet. Follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Measure and Cut Copper Pipe
You'll need to measure the distance between the T-fitting underneath the sink and the location where the new faucet will be installed. In most cases, this will not be a straight run. So, you need to consider any bends or corners in the wall that you will have to negotiate in order to run the water pipe to the new faucet. Once you have your measurements, use your hacksaw or copper tubing pipe cutter to cut the pipe to the appropriate lengths.
Step 2 - Connect New Supply Line to T-Connector Fitting Under Sink
Use solder flux and the gas torch to sweat the end of the new water line to the T-fitting underneath the sink. As we mentioned in the first part of this series, if you don't know how to sweat copper water pipe, you can find more information on the subject here on our site. To find a detailed tutorial on how to sweat and connect copper water pipe, click here.
Step 3 - Run New Water Line to Faucet Installation Location
Continue running the new water line to the faucet installation location. Sweat elbow fitting couplers or other couplers as needed in order to run the pipe to the new location. Make sure to set the water pipe in the notches you created in the studs inside the wall. As you run the pipe through the studs, you can secure the protector plates by nailing in the nails on the top and bottom of the plate.
Step 4 - Install Male Threaded Adapter on Water Pipe
Once you have reached the location within the new faucet will be installed with the new water line, you'll need to install a male threaded adapter on the end of the copper pipe. To do this, clean the edges of the pipe and inside the coupler and sweat the two pieces together with a torch and solder flux.
Step 5 - Connect Transition Union Fitting to Water Pipe
Apply pipe joint compound to the threaded male adapter on the end of the copper pipe. Then, twist on the transition union fitting that will be used to connect the water supply pipe to the inlet hose for the new pot filler faucet.
Step 6 - Connect Inlet Water Hose or Pipe for Faucet
Apply pipe joint compound to the other end of the transition union fitting, and then screw on the compression nut from the water inlet hose or pipe that will be connected to the new water faucet. Once the connection is hand tight, use an adjustable wrench to tighten it another half turn.