How to Fit Wall Mounted Bath Taps

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How to Fit Wall Mounted Bath Taps
Fit wall-mounted bath taps perfectly to avoid leaks. (Bath Tap image by Lucid_Exposure from Fotolia.com)

Wall-mounted bath taps look perfect when fitted properly. Any homeowner can fit these taps, and as long as you are familiar with plumbing you can install new ones. You may need to make slight adjustments to accommodate your new wall-mounted tap fixture. When replacing your old taps, bring them with you to the store so that you'll know what size you need.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Basin wrench
  • Wall mounted bath tap fixture
  • Power drill
  • Masonry bit
  • Silicone sealant
  • Couplers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off the water supply and let the water run out of the tap.

  2. 2

    Detach the water supply from the old fixture with a basin wrench and remove the fixture from the wall.

  3. 3

    Measure the input holes in the new fixture against the existing holes in the wall to see if they fit. If fixture has bigger input holes you need to drill the holes larger.

  4. 4

    Use a power drill fitted with a masonry bit if drilling into ceramic and a metal bit for regular walls and drill the holes until they accommodate the new fixture.

  5. 5

    Apply a silicone sealant around the fixture's installation hole.

  6. 6

    Insert the fixture into the holes and press it into the sealant.

  7. 7

    Tighten the fixture's nuts by hand, checking that the fixture is straight as you work.

  8. 8

    Connect the new fixture to the existing piping. If the new fixture demands a different size pipe, use couplers to create a seamless transition of pipes.

  9. 9

    Attach the pipes to the taps via the tap connector of the fixture.

  10. 10

    Turn the water back on and let the water return to the system.

Tips and warnings

  • Look for fixtures that are at least the same size as your current one if not bigger.
  • Make sure you connect the hot and cold water supplies to the corresponding taps.

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