Bathroom Faucet Conversions: Yes! It Can Be Done!

30 August 2017
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Look at your bathroom faucet. It leaks, or it is out-of-date, or you just think it hideous. Whatever the reason, it has caused you to start looking at bathroom faucets and feeling the need to buy bathroom faucets. However, you can see that bathroom faucets come with one, two, or no faucet handles. Can your current faucet be converted? Yes, and here is how.

Converting from Two Faucet Handles to One

If you currently have two faucet handles and find a bathroom faucet you love with only one handle, you will need to look under your sink to see how things are hooked up. Usually, with a two-handle faucet, you will have two separate water lines coming from the plumbing hookups. You will need a little "Y" conversion part that allows you to connect the water hoses from the hot and cold plumbing lines into one line. Then the connector hooks up to the one-handle faucet.

The washer and valve system inside the one-handle faucet does the rest. It opens one or both sides of the valve system to allow the flow of water up and through the faucet head. This is slightly more complicated than a single-handle faucet to a two-handle faucet.

Converting a Single-Handle Faucet to a Two-Handle Faucet

When you start with a single-handle faucet, and you want to convert to a two-handle faucet, this is really easy. You already have the two separate water lines and hoses ready. You just have to detach them from the single-handle faucet and pull the faucet out. The two-handle faucet can be installed in a couple of minutes because you only have to screw the water hoses onto the corresponding faucet handles from underneath.

Most Complicated of All: The No-Handle Conversion

No-handle faucets rely on motion sensor technology. It requires extra parts and connections to electricity. Whether you are converting away from or to this type of faucet, you should probably leave this conversion to a plumber. It will help you avoid electrical accidents that could lead to fatalities.

If you insist on doing this conversion yourself, switch off all power to the bathroom. Remove the electronic components under the sink. Remove the water hoses from underneath the faucet. Then remove the old sensor faucet. If you are converting to a sensor faucet, you are going to need more professional help to connect and install the electrical portions of this type of faucet system.

For more information, contact a business such as Build.ca.


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