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We received a new faucet from Oliver due to pitting and corrosion but not sure how to change it

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Could you provide a little more information? What year is your Oliver? I’m pretty sure they changed out bathroom faucets at some point. Which faucet do you have?

 

You are going to need to remove the panel on the front of the sink pedestal to get to the connections. There should be four screws on the front (behind covers) and then cut through the caulking with a utility knife and pull the panel off. It will be tethered by an electrical connection for the water pump. Once you’re in there, you should be able to access the connections. When you replace the front panel you’ll want to re-caulk. It’s easy to do, you can find white caulk at Home Depot or Lowes. I did mine a few years ago and it still looks fine (not for a faucet replacement, we still have the original). Mike


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I can’t add to that, but I do suggest, if you have the Natures Head toilet, to find the unused water line that goes to the small ball valve on the floor behind the toilet. Cut and plug the supply line under the sink close to where it tees off the faucet cold water line. That way you will no longer have to winterize that pesky section of unused plumbing. It really should have been done at the factory when the NH was installed.

 

If you have a regular toilet, then never mind. Good luck.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


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I’ve been under my sink to realign the faucet after replacing the cartridge. Use plastic razor blades to remove old caulk from the shelf and vanity. ASI 0240 works real well to remove old caulk. ASI 335 is what I just used to reseal my shower pan. I think you’ll need one of these wrenches to keep from having to use a pair of Channellock plies which will mar your new faucet

 

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Wrench in use

 

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What it looks like under there

 

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Be sure to “clock” the faucet centerline so that it is perpendicular to the wall otherwise the wand will either hit the wall or swivel out from above the sink and the hot vs. cold adjustment will be awkward.

 

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Make sure hose is not twisted. It will pull out and go back in much easier.

 

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Mark these wires before you unplug them

 

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Bill, thanks very much for the great info and pretty pics. I have not been under there yet to cap off my toilet line, but this encourages me to do it. I like your annotations, looks like you use Photos in IOS. The notes really make the pictures more helpful.

 

Where would one get a thin long socket tool? Home Depot? Is it a standard size?

 

Thanks again.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

 

 

 

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Where would one get a thin long socket tool? Home Depot? Is it a standard size?

 

Thanks John. The wrench comes in a set like this

 

https://www.harborfreight.com/shower-valve-socket-wrench-set-96322.html?cid=paid_google

 

I used the 29/32 x 31/32 wrench. You can get the wrench set at “most good hardware stores”.

 

As for the pictures, I take and edit them on my iPhone. It’s often frustrating but I can do it sitting in a chair in the shop.


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...find the unused water line that goes to the small ball valve on the floor behind the toilet. Cut and plug the supply line under the sink close to where it tees off the faucet cold water line.

 

John, here’s the water line you mention

 

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2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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Townesw, thanks for the great photos and instructions. I'm sure other users will find this very helpful through the years.

Sherry

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Just a suggestion ... whenever any owner opens up a hidden compartment like this, be sure to use nylon wire ties to secure dangling wires and hoses. The factory still has not learned this, it appears. This “rats nest” is very disappointing to me....

 

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Loose wires and lines flop around, chafe, loosen or break electrical connections, start water leaks and just look untidy. Five minutes with ties makes things secure and you won’t worry so much about failures down the road. Adding split loom would be even better, but more time consuming and not absolutely needed.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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