Wall-mount bathroom faucet might be considered old-fashioned designs that are reappearing in modern elegant and sleek designs. Although the new wall-mount bathroom faucets could feel sleek and appealing, installing it could be more complicated than a deck-mount sink. Take the precise measurement of the faucet's plan on a proper installment of the water supply lines behind the wall to achieve leak-free connections. You should consider the design of your wall-mounted facet so that you achieve a better elevation, which does not allow for slashing of water or awkward working space.
Tools That Could Help You Install a Faucet
• 2 ½ wood screws
• Duct tape
• Soldering supplies
• Brass pipe nipples
• Copper/ PEX water pipe
Steps To Install the Bathroom Faucet
Read the manualWhen you buy a set of bathroom faucets, you will realize that it comes with installation instructions, and it is prudent to follow the manual for better installation. Some of the critical factors for mounting a facet include blocking requirements and how to handle a removal faucet. You should comprehend how to go about installing an in-wall valve, and this helps prevent water spillage.
Modify the frame and add the block
You should be able to identify the appropriate placement of the bathroom faucet, and this could require moving studs on your way. Ensure that faucet's valves are not hidden in the wall, as this could make it difficult to prevent leaks, especially if there are studs on the way. You could require a lumber set and screws to for fixing the faucet on the wall and between the pair of studs.
Run the water supplyYou could use ½ inch of water supply with copper pipes or PEX, which will make fixing the bathroom faucet on the wall easier. When fixing the pipes, you should be keen on installing the valves both for hot and cold water. You may wish to hide the shutoff valves in other rooms of the house such as the basement instead of having it right there in the cabinet.
Termination of the pipes/ installation of the valveTermination could depend on the type of faucet and the pipes you are using; for instance, you could install a double- handle bridge on copper pipes with a ½ inch of the threaded inlet. With PEX pipes, then PEX fitting could be appropriate when mounting a bathroom faucet. You can hide the valves according to the manufacturers.
Install the pipe nipples and wallEnsure the pipe nipples are long so that they could reach beyond the wall, and it could be better to follow the manual. You could then cover the nipple openings with duct tape, which keeps the debris off when replacing the wall covering. You can later finish off by allowing the wall to dry and painting in so that the colors match that of other parts of your bathroom.
The Bottom Line
Although bathroom wall faucets could be considered old-fashioned, modern designs could be appealing. Find a sleek faucet that matches other bathroom designs, and you could follow the installation manual for a DYI or contact a local plumber who will install it for you.