Here’s the deal: faucet and drain can be tricky.
And in today’s video we’re going to show you how to replace or how to install a bathroom
faucet, specifically a single-handled faucet by Hansgrohe which is called the Talis Select.
Now, we really like this faucet for a few different 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 like two or three because we have a master bathroom
and then a second bathroom. And what I saw over time is that the cartridges in these
faucets would go bad. Now, that can happen for a variety of different reasons: you might
have hard water, like we do; or, they’re being used all the time, and they tend to go bad.
So why I switched to single-handled faucets in our personal home is: you got one cartridge;
you got one faucet handle to deal with; it’s so much easier to clean; it’s so much easier
to clean; it’s going to be less expensive over time to maintain that faucet.
So the Hansgrohe Talis Select, we like it because it comes in a variety of different
finishes-but we like chrome; that’s easy to clean. And then number two: you have just
one cartridge to kind of deal with. And then three: it comes with a hair catch which is
down in the drain, which catches hair and prevent 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, and that’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 centering ring, and what it does is it goes into the
faucet, then you feed the supply lines down through your sink like so. So you just want
to make sure that the mounting ring of the faucet is put in place. And then you tighten
it down using a screwdriver in the provided accessories.
The pull rod goes down through like so. It’s nice 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 keep that in. I’ll just use 100% silicone.
So we’re going to be using 100% silicone on the sink and on the bottom of the drain. Directions
call for plumber’s putty, but we find that silicone works better.
It’s always better to have too much silicone than not enough. You can always wipe that
off later. So you can see how that’s oozing out around the edges there.
Assemble the rubber washer onto the bottom of the sink drain body. You want to slide
that up along the drain body like so. And then 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 from the 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-before you thread it into the bottom here.
So this is not part of the instructions, but I always silicone these pieces together here.
You have a rubber gasket in there, but there’s just been so many times I’ve had issues. I
just like to put a little bit of silicone within that joint.
This guy actually has this little plastic piece on it, so you just take your adaptor
on there. And then you’ll have to put this through 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 used a wrench to tighten that down like so. Put
your pop-up down into the drain. And then you 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 and just 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 stick each side of the trip lever on this.
You’ll slide the little piece on for the pivot rod, and the drain pull rod slides down into
that. And you just tighten those screws with a screwdriver. This is a nice, little mechanism.
It’s way better than traditional setups, and it’s way easier to connect, as a matter of
fact, than the clip version in traditional faucets.
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 sure you put your washer in here first. And since
we don’t have the length here, I bought these 12″ 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 into the 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. And then we’ll just mark this pipe here. You don’t
want to have all this length going into your pipe because if hair gets in here, like the
back of your pipe, hair can get caught in between that elbow. So you want to make this
just go into probably at least 2 ½” or so into 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 better than the hard plastic. They just have a little
bit more flexibility to them, and it just seems like they grip harder onto the pipe.
Okay, got everything sturdy. We’re going to turn 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 particulates in 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 plate on. 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 what sets the temperature. So you’ll be able to
see on here the line is up the same direction in here, and they have these little tick marks.
It’s really tough to see inside of here, but there’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 whenever it’s down in the faucet body.
Spring back in after you adjust it. And then this is important: this little indicator back
here. You want to have this directly straight back 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 this little piece is going to go to the front.
The temperature’s controlled by turning the faucet either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
And what we really like about this faucet is the fact that it’s so easy to use. It’s
just one handle; it’s push-button; it’s pretty cool.
As you saw, the Talis Select is pretty straightforward to install. Now, here’s our question for you:
Would you prefer to have a single-handled faucet in your bathroom or a double-handled
faucet like this one here? Let us know down in the comments. I’m just curious to get your
thoughts on it. As you saw at the beginning of 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. Take care.