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How to Cut Holes for a Faucet in a Counter Top

Kitchen sink repair

To install a faucet in a counter top, you have to cut or drill holes into the counter top for the faucet bases and for access to the water supply tubes. This is a scary proposition for most homeowners who have new counters and don’t want to ruin it by drilling holes in the wrong […]

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Counter Top Heights and Dimensions


Counter tops have a standard size but the measurements relate only to the width and height, not the length. All counter tops have similar width and height measurements for appliance installation, namely your stove and dishwasher. Having a standard makes building a seamless kitchen much easier for installers. Counter Top Heights The standard height of […]

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Vessel Sink and Bathroom Counter Heights

Washing hands, Moen faucet

Vessel sinks and counter tops are separate parts that install individually. The vessel sink is mounted on the counter top. So, when you install a vessel sink on a counter top, together they create an entire sink unit. If you want to determine what the final height of your sink is going to be so […]

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Fix a Leaking Moen Tub Faucet by Replacing the Cartridge

Bath tub faucet

Fixing any leaking Moen tub faucet requires replacing the cartridge since this is the faucet’s main valve. Moen tub faucets also have a sleeve–a piece of trim that is part of the stop tube kit, designed to protect and hide the cartridge from view. To take out the cartridge first remove the sleeve. ┬áThis requires […]

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How to Fix a Leak in a Price Pfister Bathtub Faucet

Pfister Treviso Faucet

A leaking Price Pfister bathtub faucet can cause several problems like additional mold growth in your tub near the drain, not to mention the consistent dripping sound in the bathroom. However, it is a fairly simple problem to fix, if you know how to take apart the Price Pfister bath faucets and get to the […]

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How to Install a Vigo Vessel Sink

Vigo vessel sink

Vigo vessel sinks come in a range of styles including glass, bronze and ceramic models. However, each installs in basically the same way. The sink mounts on top of the countertop instead of inside it, for a different look. Mounting the sink requires just a few basic tools and supplies you are probably familiar with […]

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Kitchen Faucet Tap Hole Sizes For Centerset and Widespread

Kitchen sink double bowl

Your kitchen faucet requires tap holes to be drilled into the counter top or sink for the water connections that come from under the sink. These faucet tap holes are standard sized, and drilled into your counter top or kitchen sink with a drill bit and then enlarged to fit the standard faucet shaft. If […]

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Toilet Pipe Sizes and Diameters

Toilet pipes, public toilet urinals

If you plan on rough plumbing a toilet, you need to know what size pipe to use. Today, all toilet pipe sizes are standardized, so you don’t need to look very far to find the right sized pipe to rough in a toilet.

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How to Remove a Faucet

Kitchen sink repair

In order to replace a faucet, you obviously have to remove the existing faucet. Fortunately removing a faucet requires just a little bit of skill, and in some cases a lot of tight space negotiating. If you have a basin wrench, removing any faucet is much, much easier.

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