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How to Install a Centerset Faucet with Pop-Up Drain

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Installing the New Centerset Faucet
faucet pop-up drain details

Pop-up drain details under the sink

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Install Bathroom Faucet
  • Test fit the new faucet by placing the faucet supply lines through the sink basin holes.
  • If your faucet uses a gasket, place it on the sink over the holes and insert the faucet supply lines into the faucet mounting holes and the faucet onto the gasket.
  • If your faucet does not have a gasket, you will need to create a waterproof seal between the sink and the faucet. Place a bead of plumber’s putty (unless you have a marble sink or countertop as in an undermount sink or drop in sink) along the entire lip of the base of the faucet. Insert the faucet supply lines through the sink basin holes and press the faucet firmly onto the sink. If your faucet is being mounted to a marble sink or countertop, use a silicone latex caulk instead of plumber’s putty to avoid staining. Remove any excess plumber’s putty or caulk.
  • Fasten the faucet to the sink by installing the faucet mounting washers and nuts to the underside of the sink. Fasten the nuts snug but not overly tight.
Connect Faucet
  • Connect flexible water supply lines from the connection on the water shut off valves to the end of the faucet supply lines by applying Teflon tape to the threaded ends of the faucet supply line and attaching the water supply lines and nuts to the faucet supply lines. Fasten the nuts snug but do not over-tighten.
Connect Pop Up Drain
  • Insert the pop up drain into the sink’s drain hole and attach the lift rod bracket to the lift rod with the clevis screw.
  • Attach the pivot rod to the back of the drain line and snug the nut.
  • Attach the pivot rod to the lift rod bracket to achieve the proper amount of pop up drain lift per manufacturer’s directions. Make necessary adjustments by altering the clevis screw location in the lift rod bracket holes.
  • Turn on the water supply and test for leaks.

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