Kitchen sink has been the central place in all cooking tasks as well as in cleaning projects that needs to be done. With such a case, broken sink can cause inconvenience for homeowners.
Once the sink is broken there should not be any delays in replacing the sink. And if you plan to do the plumbing project on your own, you have to read on in order to gather some information with the basic outline on how to replace your sink in the kitchen.
How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Easily
The first thing that you need to do in replacing your sink in the kitchen is to choose a new sink that will fit the measurement of your counter. You have to measure the dimension of the countertop. Knowing the right measurement will help you choose the right sink. Choosing the sink with the same measurement is a smart move as it will help you save the task of cutting through the countertop to create a larger hole. With this, stainless steel sink is the best option as it is durable and easier to install.
The first part of the plumbing project is to get rid of the old sink. And to avoid water from splashing, you have to close all the water inlet valves of the sink before going ahead. You have to disconnect the other connections like the supply tube, disposal and trap. Be careful and you have to place a tub underneath while removing the pipes as they may still contain residual water inside. And when it comes to the details on how to replace sink pipes and sink drain, you have to learn from a plumbing manual or you can also refer to the kitchen faucet installation.
Normally the sink faucets are not attached with the sink but are attached above the sink in the wall. If the faucet comes in the way of removing the sink, then it will have to be temporarily removed, using the pipe wrench, after you have disconnected all the water supply line. If the faucet is attached to the sink, then it will have to be removed and reattached to the new sink. In this case you have to attach the faucet before you put the sink in place. With this you have to attach the faucet before you put the sink in place.
The kitchen sink is attached to the countertop with the help of clips on the downside. To remove the sink you have to remove these clips with the help of a socket wrench or a screwdriver. You have to remove the pipe attached underneath and after making sure that all that connections are removed, and then you have to lift the sink from the countertop. Once you are done removing the old sink, you have to thoroughly clean the countertop surface underneath. The old seal should be removed.
Next thing to do is to apply sealer on underside of the kitchen sinks and then install the x sink in place with the help of the clip. You have to align it properly and match them with their mates. And after this you can install the water lines back again. Then you are done with your job.
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