Like much of the merchandise from Ikea, the Dalskar bathroom faucet is designed for easy installation. Unfortunately, the instructions that come with the faucet are in picture form only. This tutorial will fill in some of the blanks; use it alongside the manufacturer's illustrated instructions.
There are very few parts to the Dalskar bathroom faucet kit. It comes with the tool to tighten the faucet, so no tools are required besides what they give you. Even the supply tubes are already built into the faucet, so connecting them is very easy.
Equipment / Tools
- Channel-type pliers
- Dalskar bathroom faucet
- Pipe-joint compound
Set the Faucet in the Sink
Place the O-ring on the base of the faucet into the grove. The O-ring is what will keep water from getting in under the faucet body. No plumber's putty is required under the faucet. When you set the faucet onto the sink, make sure the body is centered within the sink's hole.
Secure the Faucet to the Sink
From underneath the sink, place the U-shaped rubber gasket over the bottom of the faucet and up against the sink surface, followed by the U-shaped metal bracket.
Now attach the brass nuts that hold the U-shaped bracket. Tighten the nuts with the provided tool, making sure that the faucet is centered correctly before fully tightening the faucet into place.
The installation kit usually contains an Allen key used to remove or tighten the handle. Once the button is popped out of the back of the handle, the Allen key can be used.
Attach the Drain Assembly
The Dalskar faucet also comes with a drain assembly, featuring a simple push-pull pop-up assembly.
Peel the adhesive paper from the foam gasket and stick the gasket under the top flange of the drain assembly. (Instead of the sticky foam gasket, you can also use plumber's putty.)
Apply Sealant on the Pop-Up Gasket
Apply a thin coat of pipe joint compound on the rubber gasket to help it seal the rubber. This step is optional but will help ensure a tight seal.
Fasten the Pop-up Drain
The bolt will go down from the top flange and tighten into the assembly from the top of the sink. Use the Allen key provided to tighten the top flange all the way down. Make sure that the flange is centered in the drain opening before tightening it down snugly. Drop the stopper into place.
Install the Tailpiece
The last piece to install is the tailpiece attached to the bottom of the drain assembly. Make sure the rubber gasket is inside the tailpiece before screwing it onto the drain assembly. Hand-tighten the tailpiece; it will now resemble any other 1 1/4-inch tailpiece from a standard bathroom faucet.
After installing the faucet, you will notice a few extra parts. These are extras provided for future maintenance and service, so do not throw them away.
Finish the Hookups
Now you can connect the drain to the P-trap using the same methods as for any bathroom sink. Also, be sure to connect the faucet supply tubes to the shutoff valves under the sink. Turn the valves on and check for leaks, tightening any connections necessary.