Replacing a Manufactured Home Faucet Assembly
Whether your current faucet is drab and outdated or it leaks and drips, it's time for a replacement. Sink faucets for manufactured homes can be replaced with just a few simple tips.
First, you'll need to decide what type of plumbing you're working with, in order to gauge whether your pipes offer any flexibility or you need to make any actual adjustments to your water lines. You may decide the project at hand is best tackled by a professional. If you are a professional repair service or contractor, check out our wholesale requirements to determine whether you qualify for discounted pricing. We've worked with professionals in Albuquerque for more than 40 years and can provide a range of goods and recommendations.
Before you begin replacing your new faucet, remember to shut off the water supply. Your mobile home's water shutoff is generally located near your water heater or underneath your home. Once your water's been shut off, turn on an outside spigot or any working faucet to clear any remaining water out of your pipes to avoid getting sprayed later.
Now, remove your old faucet by unscrewing the attached water lines and mounting nuts with a wrench or a pair of slip-joint pliers. Expect the area underneath to be in need of a cleaning, and make sure you have your plumber's putty at hand to begin installing the new faucet. To do so, simply reverse the steps you took to remove the old assembly: push the new faucet into position, tighten the nuts, and finally connect the water lines.
When screwing threaded connections together, take care that the parts aren't misaligned. Never force tighten any of your parts, and hand tighten your connections as much as possible before resorting to the wrench.
If you notice poor flow or sediment present in your water after your new faucet is installed, it's likely that existing debris have loosened themselves in the installation process. This is common and can normally be fixed by flushing out the faucet. To do this, start by unscrewing the aerator, located at the tip of the faucet. This piece controls water flow and helps you to conserve water, and can normally be loosened without the help of tools. The aerator consists of several smaller pieces; keep track of the order in which you removed them by lining them up side by side on a towel away from the drain. Next, rinse them off one at a time to remove any sediment that could have gotten trapped inside.
If this doesn't correct your problem, try flushing the water lines that connect to your faucet. To do this, you'll need to turn your water off once again, then open the faucet to let any remaining water flow out. Place a large bucket on the floor and unscrew the water lines from the faucet. Place the water lines in the bucket, then open your shut-off valves to let the water flow into the bucket for about 30 seconds. Next, close the shut-off valves again and reconnect the lines, using a wrench to ensure they are tight but not over-tightened. Finally, reopen the shut-off valves, turn on the tap and check the pressure.
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