How to Install a Widespread Faucet

Project Overview

This project guide walks you through installing a widespread faucet and a new drain plug. You'll also find instructions for removing an old faucet if you need to do that first.

Skill Level
Active Time
2 to 3 hours
Total Time
2 to 3 hours                

Your Character Kit

Here are the supplies you'll find inside of your Faucet Kit.

basin wrench
Basin wrench
Plumber's putty
Plumber's thread seal tape
Mircrofiber rags
Heavy duty wet wipes

Additional Supplies

Have a few more tools on hand for this project. Note that some items are optional depending on what you'll be repairing.

Your new faucet
Adjustable wrench
Bucket or bowl
Towel or drop cloth
General purpose cleaner
Tongue & groove pliers
Allen or hex wrenches
Flashlight or headlamp
multi-bit screwdriver
No-touch circuit tester
Tips Before Getting Started

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