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Faucet this!

I had purchased this faucet sometime in November 2011, hoping that I could get my bro-D to help me install it when he was here for Christmas. Unfortunately, our time together went by so fast that I didn’t get a chance to ask him for his assistance. The box sat in the cabinent until mid-March when I decided that enough time had passed and I should get on with it myself.

Home Depot was offering a class on installing bathroom faucets which I attended and was the only student. It was great! I got to ask all the questions I had without feeling stupid. Even though I went to the class and learned all that I could, I still was a bit hesitant and put it off for a few weeks.

I even gave you a sneek peek in an instafriday the week that I went to Home Depot for the lesson.Ā  But as I said, I decided I should just get on with it.

Here’s what I started out with. Builders grade bathroom faucet. Yuck!
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Drain.
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Faucet connector and bolts.
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I un-bolted the connector and bolts to remove the faucet. It was a little gross underneath the faucet so I cleaned it up and this is what I was left with.
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And a close-up because that’s how I do it.
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Then I started on removing the drain. OH, BOY! This was hard!
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And GROSS! Double, even TRIPLE GROSS!!
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It took a little while for me to get the drain off but when I did, I felt like a champ! And then I felt like puking because of all the grody stuff that came out with it.
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And…another close-up fo ya!
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I cleaned the drain hole up and then got started on putting everything back together.

(Sometime between removing the old drain body and installing the flange, I installed the new faucet and faucet connectors. And I forgot to take pictures of it so you’ll have to just wait to see the finished photos.)

Here is the new flange prepped with some DAP.
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I got the flange in place and then started installing the drain body.
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After the drain body came the stopper and the ball rod.

Here is a picture of the whole portion underneath the sink completely installed.
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And another point of view, which also shows the connector and bolts to the faucet.
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The new faucet in all its glory!!
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And, of course, another close-up. =)
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That’s it! We checked for leaks and found none.

Now all I have to do is install the two in our bathroom and the one in the downstairs bathroom.

And when I do, I’ll be sharing that experience with you.

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