DIY: How to Install the Moen Boardwalk Faucet

By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
December 2, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moen, Incorporated for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In our home, we have a pretty busy household and the main bathroom sink is constantly in use.  From washing hands to brushing teeth to washing hair,  we need a faucet that will be sturdy and reliable.  How about one that’s spot resistant?  Yes, I really used those two words together!  Well, we found just what we were looking for at our local Lowe’s Hardware Store.

The Moen Boardwalk 1-Handle Spot Resistant bathroom faucet makes keeping a cleaner bathroom easier for anyone with a busy household.  I mean, who really has the time to clean all those pesky water and fingerprint spots off the bathroom sink faucet everyday?  No one!  That’s where the Moen Boardwalk comes in to save the day.

The Moen Boardwalk’s brushed nickel with a Spot Resist finish fends off fingerprints (even those tiny and messy ones from the pint-sized members of your family) and everyday water spots so you can go on with your day.  The Moen Boardwalk meets WaterSense criteria, using up to 32% less water without sacrificing performance.

Installing the faucet is easy, but there are a few things you need to have on hand before starting.

Plumber’s Tape

Plumber’s Putty

– If you had a 2-handle faucet, you’ll need to get the hole covers

– Check the type of connections you have under the sink prior to starting.  If you have the wrong ones, you’ll need adaptors for the connections

Pipe Wrench

– Crescent Wrench


Installing it is easy.  Check out these step-by-step instructions:

1 – Start by turning off the water.

2 – Disconnect the old faucet system.

3 – Mount the faucet either by itself or with the top base, depending on your sink configuration.

4 – Screw in and tighten faucet using included hardware.

5 – Install the drain and use Plumber’s Putty Sealant to ensure water seal.

6 – Screw in and tighten drain, making sure that the bottom drain pipe faces the front of the sink.

7 – Install the stopper.

8 – Install the stopper lifter.

9 – Tighten all stopper lifter parts once you’ve reached the desired stopper location.

10 – Connect hot and cold water to the water valves.

11 – Turn hot and cold water on.

12 – Check for any leaks.

13 – Enjoy your new faucet!

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What features do you like about the Moen Boardwalk 1-Handle bathroom faucet in Spot Resist?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “DIY: How to Install the Moen Boardwalk Faucet”

  1. Elisabeth says:

    I love the “chunkier” style of this! It makes me feel like I wouldn’t have to be delicate with it.

  2. Michele P says:

    you make it look super easy, and it looks like a sturdy faucet, which is good.

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