Good Questions: Can a Handy Girl Do This Alone?

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Hello AT,

Has anyone ever installed a bathroom lav faucet (specifically, a Delta-brand faucet)? I want to replace mine with something more up-to-date, and although my landlady has graciously offered to pay for the faucet and take care of the installation, she is a bit preoccupied with some serious family issues at the moment, and I don’t want to bother her–or wait, for that matter! I’m considering tackling this project myself….

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The current faucet is a Delta, so I’m thinking about replacing it with one of the same brand to simplify things and keep my expenses low while I’m waiting for her to reiumburse me. I went to the company’s web site and found this installation video, which makes the process seem pretty straightforward.

I’m a pretty handy girl, but I want to make sure that I’m not getting myself in too deep with this project. Does anyone have any advice? Should I just try to be patient and wait for the pros to take care of it? And how about replacing a tub/shower faucet (which seems to be a much more daunting task)?

FYI, the faucet is on a cultured marble vanity top with integrated sink (which I’m stuck with, but it’s not too bad). I seem to have plenty of room to manuever in the cabinet below. The supply lines are the flexible type, which I think also would help. The carriage house I live in is only 6 years old, so I shouldn’t encounter anything too strange.

What does everyone think?