Here's the deal: faucet and drain can be tricky.
And in today's video we're going to show youhow to replace or how to install a bathroom faucet, specifically a single-handled faucetby Hansgrohe which is called the Talis Select.
Now, we really like this faucet for a fewdifferent reasons, but let me tell you a quick story.
In my home, we used to have a lot of double-handled faucets.
So when I say a lot, I mean liketwo or three because we have a master bathroom and then a second bathroom.
And what I sawover time is that the cartridges in these faucets would go bad.
Now, that can happenfor a variety of different reasons: you might have hard water, like we do; or, they're beingused all the time, and they tend to go bad.
So why I switched to single-handled faucetsin our personal home is: you got one cartridge; you got one faucet handle to deal with; it'sso much easier to clean; it's so much easier to clean; it's going to be less expensiveover time to maintain that faucet.
So the Hansgrohe Talis Select, we like itbecause it comes in a variety of different finishes-but we like chrome; that's easy toclean.
And then number two: you have just one cartridge to kind of deal with.
And thenthree: it comes with a hair catch which is down in the drain, which catches hair andprevent clogs from happening over time.
So this is the Hansgrohe Talis Select faucet.
It's a single-handled faucet with one push-button function.
It's a really great faucet, andthat's what we're going to show you how to install today.
There's a centering ring that goes on the bottom of the faucet.
This is a rubber centeringring, and what it does is it goes into the faucet, then you feed the supply lines downthrough your sink like so.
So you just want to make sure that the mounting ring of thefaucet is put in place.
And then you tighten it down using a screwdriver in the providedaccessories.
The pull rod goes down through like so.
It'snice and hidden there.
And then you'll assemble the drain.
Make sure that you don't lose this little plastic insert in here, so make sure you keepthat in.
I'll just use 100% silicone.
So we're going to be using 100% silicone onthe sink and on the bottom of the drain.
Directions call for plumber's putty, but we find thatsilicone works better.
It's always better to have too much siliconethan not enough.
You can always wipe that off later.
So you can see how that's oozingout around the edges there.
Assemble the rubber washer onto the bottomof the sink drain body.
You want to slide that up along the drain body like so.
Andthen there is a metal ring that you're going to twist onto that.
And as you twist it on,you want to hold the drain down, and you'll see the silicone ooze up from the drain fromthe bottom.
You'll want to clean that off from the sink with a rag or some paper towels.
You don't want that to be lingering on your sink.
Put some silicone on this little tail piece too-this is always a problematic area-beforeyou thread it into the bottom here.
So this is not part of the instructions, butI always silicone these pieces together here.
You have a rubber gasket in there, but there'sjust been so many times I've had issues.
I just like to put a little bit of siliconewithin that joint.
This guy actually has this little plasticpiece on it, so you just take your adaptor on there.
And then you'll have to put thisthrough the eyehole of the lever on there.
You can thread the remaining drain parts together.
You can also use Teflon tape on all the threads for a water-tight seal if you want.
We useda wrench to tighten that down like so.
Put your pop-up down into the drain.
And thenyou feed the rod through the drain body and into the little hole in the pop-up.
Depending on how thick your sink is, you might have to adjust this down a little bit andjust tighten that nut up against that hair catcher.
So this is kind of nice.
This is just basically a two-way tightener/spacer.
So you just stickeach side of the trip lever on this.
You'll slide the little piece on for the pivotrod, and the drain pull rod slides down into that.
And you just tighten those screws witha screwdriver.
This is a nice, little mechanism.
It's way better than traditional setups, andit's way easier to connect, as a matter of fact, than the clip version in traditionalfaucets.
So they come with these little adaptors.
Basically,it transitions as from a half inch to be able to thread onto your 3/8" valve.
So make sureyou put your washer in here first.
And since we don't have the length here, I bought these12" extensions.
So we'll just thread that into it, and thread this one in here.
Let's put our nut on here first.
And screw the goose neck from the P-trap and the nut on the drain coming from the wall.
Slide your nut on and your washer.
Make sure that the tapered end of the washer goes intothe drain like so.
Then what we did is we fed this little 6" extension onto the drain.
Pretty far down on this one.
Of course there's a 12", but I got two 6" adaptors here.
Andthen we'll just mark this pipe here.
You don't want to have all this length going into yourpipe because if hair gets in here, like the back of your pipe, hair can get caught inbetween that elbow.
So you want to make this just go into probably at least 2 ½" or sointo your fitting.
We'll go ahead and just cut this.
And I find that the ones that have this little rubbery gasket for it definitely work betterthan the hard plastic.
They just have a little bit more flexibility to them, and it justseems like they grip harder onto the pipe.
Okay, got everything sturdy.
We're going toturn our valves on.
Okay, so pull this little tab out of here.
When you flush the faucet for the first time, remove the aerator so you don't get any particulatesin it.
And you'll want to check that you don't have any leaks in your drains and your pipes.
If you do, you want to fix that right away.
Okay, so this is a push-button, obviously,to turn it on.
We can keep this from scalding you as well by adjusting the temperature plateon.
So you just need a regular screwdriver.
So this guy comes out of there.
Put your pop-up stopper in the down position so you don't lose any parts at this point.
This little spring comes out of here as well.
And then this little green spacer is whatsets the temperature.
So you'll be able to see on here the line is up the same directionin here, and they have these little tick marks.
It's really tough to see inside of here, butthere's these little tick marks that indicate the temperatures here.
It's a little bit hard to see, but the green limit stop, this is what it looks like wheneverit's down in the faucet body.
Spring back in after you adjust it.
And thenthis is important: this little indicator back here.
You want to have this directly straightback of the valve.
So this little arrow goes straight to the back.
Thread this back in.
Okay, and then that arrow in the back, you want this the opposite direction.
So thislittle piece is going to go to the front.
The temperature's controlled by turning thefaucet either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
And what we really like about this faucetis the fact that it's so easy to use.
It's just one handle; it's push-button; it's prettycool.
As you saw, the Talis Select is pretty straightforwardto install.
Now, here's our question for you: Would you prefer to have a single-handledfaucet in your bathroom or a double-handled faucet like this one here? Let us know downin the comments.
I'm just curious to get your thoughts on it.
As you saw at the beginningof the video, you know that I have my own opinion on this topic.
So that's it for today.
Thanks so much for watching, and we'll see you in the next video.