Easily replace the angle stop and supply line in a bathroom.
Materials and Tools:
- crescent wrenches
- supply lines
- faucet grease
- white vinegar
Step 1: Remove the angle stop
- Disconnect the water line where it connects to the valve using a crescent wrench.
- Next, remove the angle stop — use two wrenches, one to hold the compression nut and one to hold the angle stop.
- To loosen, remember to turn the compression nut, not the angle stop.
Step 2: Replace the Water Supply Line
Remove and replace the crimped water supply line. Use a stronger, reinforced supply line and add a new brass quarter turn angle valve.
Step 3: Reattach the new Line and Valve
- First remove the compression nut and slide it over the copper nipple.
- Replace the compression sleeve and tighten using two crescent wrenches — one wrench holds the angle stop in place, the second wrench tightens the nut.
Step 4: Remove the Stem (valve that is controlled by the faucet handle)
- To clean it, first remove the stem, again using two crescent wrenches, one to hold the nut underneath the sink and one to turn the top.
- Once removed, disconnect the part of the stem for thorough cleaning.
Step 5: Clean the Stem and Reattach
- Scrub the stem clean with a brush, removing any caked-on debris before soaking in white vinegar.
- After soaking, lubricate the working parts of the stem assembly with faucet grease and reattach.
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