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Old 11-08-2014, 08:49 AM   #1
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Bathroom Faucet Replacement

My wife would like me to replace the bathroom faucet this winter while the coach is in storage. Unfortunately, I can't see the connections because the sink is in the way. It "feels" like there are two circular plates with nuts holding the faucet on the counter top. It also "feels" like the faucet has 1/2" copper tubing coming down that connects to the plastic supply lines.

Has anyone had a similar setup and replaced the faucet with a residential version? My concerns is the water connection since the residential version has a 1" threaded pipe that protrudes through the counter and how to get the length correct as well as the connections/adapters that might be required for re-connection to the coach fitting.

Since I can't actually see anything at this point I am looking for some guidance as to how big a mess I might get into taking this on.
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Replacing bathroom faucets can be a real booger! I replaced one at home and it took forever to get that thing out!

I'm told that there is a special wrench for that purpose. I plan to replace two faucets in the MH bathrooms and will check that out before attempting it!
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:13 AM   #3
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Replaced mine - actually a very easy job about an hour
Mine was the typical 4" dual handle faucet
Really Nice to get rid of that junk plastic thing that came with the rig
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:44 AM   #4
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The tool you need is called a faucet wrench.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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Bathroom Faucet Replacement

Replace the sink while your at it, mount the faucet first, you can see what your doing, then glue the sink in the hole and your done
About 1/2. Hour job.....
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:55 AM   #6
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The tool you need is called a faucet wrench.
I've always called that a basin wrench...but yeah, that's what is needed and there are youtubes on how to use them.

TEKTON 2672 12-Inch Basin Wrench - Adjustable Wrenches - Amazon.com
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More concerned with attaching the coach pipes to the new faucet since it appears the connection is different.
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My wife would like me to replace the bathroom faucet this winter while the coach is in storage. Unfortunately, I can't see the connections because the sink is in the way. It "feels" like there are two circular plates with nuts holding the faucet on the counter top. It also "feels" like the faucet has 1/2" copper tubing coming down that connects to the plastic supply lines.

Has anyone had a similar setup and replaced the faucet with a residential version? My concerns is the water connection since the residential version has a 1" threaded pipe that protrudes through the counter and how to get the length correct as well as the connections/adapters that might be required for re-connection to the coach fitting.

Since I can't actually see anything at this point I am looking for some guidance as to how big a mess I might get into taking this on.
There should be a plastic fitting on the end of the flexible PEX supply lines that screws onto a fitting at the end of the copper tubing. If yours has something different, then adapters are available at HD, Lowes, etc.

Yes, normally there is a large nut (usually plastic) at the top to clamp the faucet in place. I've replaced my bathroom faucet twice, the first time with an inferior cheap replacement that I had to change out again a year later. I have a basin wrench but didn't need it as the attachment nuts had "ears" and were only hand tight. A basin wrench can be difficult to grip onto a flat, thin nut so channel lock pliers sometimes work better. It took maybe 15 minutes max each time to do the job.

I would suggest removing the old faucet and taking it to a store to compare fittings, attachment, etc to make sure you get the right replacement.
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Most faucets are made the same way underneath the counter top. Go to your favorite big box hardware store and look at how that part works and it will give you a clue what you are feeling.

The gotcha I recall from a kitchen sink was the tubing attachment. Then it depends on how the water gets into the faucet. The major issue is if you can pull the stem nuts without disconnecting the water hoses. If you can then pull the stem nuts lift up the faucet to get to the tubing connections if possible. IF not possible I cut the pex and used two sharkbite splices when I did our kitchen on the last MH. It also helps a lot if the sink is separate so you can pull it for access. If it is molded into the counter top you have my sympathy. ;-)
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It's molded.
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When I changed mine, the shelves in the cabinet under the sink were only held in by staples and were easily removed. Good access to the plumbing....Replaced staples with screws when replacing shelves. (no plumbing adapters needed)

Hope you are as fortunate.....
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Might want to look into the "Basin Buddy". You use a socket wrench and extension with it for those tough nuts.

http://www.amazon.com/Superior-Tool-...0Y0NVRT3N5N5EC
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When I changed mine, the shelves in the cabinet under the sink were only held in by staples and were easily removed. Good access to the plumbing....Replaced staples with screws when replacing shelves. (no plumbing adapters needed)

Hope you are as fortunate.....
I was thinking I need to likely pull the shelf and the door since the door when open can bang against the shower stall. I may stick my camera in there on my next visit to take a couple of photos and get a better idea of what is there and what holes are in the counter top.
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Might want to look into the "Basin Buddy". You use a socket wrench and extension with it for those tough nuts.

Superior Tool 03825 Basin Buddy - Adjustable Wrenches - Amazon.com
Thanks, there are some other interesting tools on that page as well.
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