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Faucet installation with hot and cold water pipe input

Summary

Installed the faucet with hot and cold water input pipe, the facet brand is 汉派, deck mounted, one of the tap can be pulled out and move to different position with a spray. It costs around 500 RMB.

The old faucet was as below, it was leaking, needed to be replaced.

Old

The new faucet:

new facet

The test on the faucet:

Problem and solution

Deck hole 2.8 cm – smaller than the required 3.0 cm

After uninstalled the old faucet, about to install the new faucet, I found the hole on my sink deck was too small to install the new faucet. The issue was that my old faucet was cold water pipe input only, the deck hole was 2.8 cm. However the new faucet requires 3.0 cm hole.

2.8 cm

It requires 3.0 cm diameter.

3.0 cm

3.0 cm

3.0

3.0

Need to change the deck hole from 2.8 cm to 3.0 cm. Bought below hole saw 3.0 cm diameter, cost 6.5 SGD.

hole saw

This cone saw was too expensive, will cost 35.5 SGD, gave up.

cone saw

cone saw

Used electric drill to cut the deck hole from 2.8 cm to 3.0 cm, need to use water to cool down the drilling.

drill

cut

old faucet cold input only – new faucet both cold and hot input

Old faucet was cold input only, while the new faucet is with both cold and hot input pipe, so I bought a two way brass diverter. It cost SGD 5.5.

two way brass diverter

two way brass diverter

two way brass diverter

Old cold only input,

old cold only input

After installed the two way brass diverter.

installed

Installation

After changed the deck hole and installed two way brass diverter, remaining work was easy.

Before installation:

Before install

before install

Connect the hot and cold water pipe to the faucet and insert through the 3.0 cm deck hole.
connect

insert

Insert

Finally connect the hot pipe and cold pipe to the two way brass diverter.

Below is a small tool to uninstall the arm of the faucet.

tool

Reference

汉派弹簧美式全铜冷热抽拉式厨房水龙头拉丝水槽洗菜盆洗碗池旋转
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