I was looking for a slightly more informal equivalent for "install" (which seems to carry a certain connotation of the procedure being somewhat complex or elaborate), and I've found the phrasal verb "put in" in dictionaries, where it's defined as "to install or set up; to fix a piece of equipment somewhere and connect it so that it is ready to be used;
Longman notes that "Put in is more common in everyday English than install and is used especially about things that are not very complicated to install"
It's not something I've used or heard a lot- maybe I just haven't been paying attention- so is the definition accurate? Is "put in" used in this way? And does it mean anything to Americans (I'm particularly interested in American English but all answers and observations are most welcome; I'm asking since Merriam Webster doesn't list it as having the meaning of "install").
A few examples (would you use put in in the following cases? If not what would you?):
- We decided to have a new bathroom put in.
- The workmen are coming to put the new windows in today
- They removed the bath and put in a shower instead
- They’re putting Paul’s new stove in next week
- I've just had central heating/a new kitchen put in
- We’re having a burglar alarm put in
- They're putting in a new meterless parking system across the city that uses your smartphone to pay instead
- We had to put in a second internet router so we could get Wi-Fi throughout the house
- I heard that the neighbors are going to put in a pool in their back yard
- We put in a new washing machine