How to Remove a Peerless Faucet

When it comes to faucets, it seems that new designs are hitting the market more frequently than they used to.  As the design changes and you start to notice that there are better faucets out there, you may start to consider updating your current fixture.  You may also notice that your current faucet seems to be outdated and plain old ugly.  When looking for a new faucet that is up to date and won’t break the bank, you may want to consider a Peerless bathroom faucet.  This post will focus on how to remove a bathroom faucet.

Removing a faucet can be frustrating if you don’t have the right tools.  You will need an adjustable wrench or maybe a crescent type wrench.  You may also need a flat head screwdriver to get the old faucet off.  The first step is to make sure that the water to the faucet is turned off.  To do this, locate the supply valves that are underneath your sink (there should be two of them-one for hot and one for cold).  Turn the valves to the left to shut them off and stop the flow of water.  Get out from under the sink and turn the handles to the faucet on to make sure that the water has stopped.  If water continues to flow steadily (if the valve was installed improperly), turn the valves in the opposite direction.

Supply 1

Once you know that the water is turned off, the next step is to remove the supply tubes from the bottom of the faucet.  The supply can be made out of plastic, metal, or can be a flexible braided tube.  The supply tube may have water in it so it is a good idea to have some towels in the area you are working in or having a bucket handy to catch the water in the tubes.  Find the supply nut that is connected to the faucet and try to unscrew it using your fingers.  You should be able to unscrew the supply nut just using your fingers, but if it doesn’t work, use the adjustable wrench to loosen it.  As you start to feel the nut coming off, try to direct the tube towards the bucket.

Supply

After the supply tubes are completely removed, you will need to remove the nuts that are securing the faucet to the sink.  They are usually found off to the side of where the water supply was hooked on.  Use the adjustable wrench (or the crescent wrench if you can’t get the adjustable wrench on) to loosen these nuts.  After you have loosened the anchoring nut to a certain point, you should be able to use your fingers to take it off completely.  When both have been removed, get out from under the sink.

Grab the faucet with both hands, preferably on opposite sides of the fixture, and pull upward.  If the faucet doesn’t move when you do this, you can use a flathead screwdriver to loosen the base of the faucet.  Be careful not to scratch or chip your sink.  Once the faucet is out, clean the area and install your new faucet!

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