Replace a mixer with a mixer
Mixing valve (with seals, counter plate, threaded rod, fixing nut). A basin. A sink key. An adjustable wrench or pliers. Two hoses.
This type of operation is often linked to personal preferences of aesthetics or use. The use of a mixer makes it possible to reach the flow level and the desired temperature more quickly and with a reduced number of manipulations. They are found most often on kitchen sinks.
Step 1: Remove the mixer in place.
Above all else, turn off the water either directly at your home's main shut-off valve immediately after your water meter, or by turning on the shut-off valves on the lines of the installation you are working on. If the latter is not equipped with stopcocks, do not hesitate to take the opportunity to install them. Then run the water to completely empty the pipes.
Place a basin to collect water residues that may flow during disassembly.
Use a wrench to loosen the faucet connections at the wall-mounted supply lines and remove them. Unscrew immediately after the clamping ring that holds the faucet in place under the faucet and slide it along the disconnected tubes or supply hoses to remove it. Proceed in the same way with the seal that surrounds the thread of the foot of the tap.
Then remove the mixer from its top, pulling behind the connections that you have disassembled and that allowed to feed. Proceed slowly to avoid damaging the hole in the slot, especially if it is ceramic.
Step 2: Prepare the installation of the mixer.
This is to assemble a part of the mixer tap elements to carry out the installation on the surface, on the top of a sink or a washbasin, and to facilitate installation underneath. Take the seal that will serve as a buffer under the foot of the mixer and will seal the surface of the cavity where it will come to lodge, then slide it around the two male heads of the hoses. Then move the mixing valve closer and connect the hoses by screwing them in.
Once both hoses are in place, install the threaded rod just beside them in the thread provided. For this, make the turn with your fingers and then tighten it with a screwdriver to maximize its grip because it is her that will depend on the plumbed mixer.
Step 3: Install the mixer.
Slide the hoses, then the threaded rod into the cavity and install the mixer on its joint. Adjust its position well because once you set it, you can only change it by using your tools again.
Then spin the joint followed by the backplate around the two hoses and reassemble them up to join the other side of the cavity. Place the gasket tightly around the hole and secure the backplate, which will hold it in place, aiming at the nut attaching the mixer to the threaded rod. To do this, preferably use a washbasin key or failing that your adjustable wrench.
Step 4: Connect the mixer to the water supply.
Now that your mixer is installed, all you have to do is connect the hoses to the water supply. It's easy, you just have to screw them. Strengthen, if necessary, the quality of tightening with an adjustable wrench and remember that the left-hand drive manages the supply of hot water and the right in cold water, so as not to make the small mistake of the beginner. You can now turn the water on again.