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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink – Home 101

How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink - Home 101

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Replacing Your Kitchen Sink

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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Kitchen Sink Installation Tips

The idea of installing a kitchen sink would not be something that most people would want to do, because it seems like a complex job. But the fact is, that if you know how it should be done, then maybe it is possible. Doing the job yourself will also save you some money. It is always good to have a basic knowledge of DIY, as this can stand you in good stead if something needs to be fixed quickly.

Here are some basic steps in kitchen sink installation that most plumbers follow. Before the actual installation, there are some things that you need to prepare. These are:
– All the sink parts, including faucet, strainer, P-trap and tubing.
– Electric drill, jig saw, measuring tape and any other specific tools you’ll need.
– Supplies like adhesive tape and plumber’s putty

Installation Steps
1) The very first thing to do is to measure the space for the sink under your countertop. You need this in order to buy the right size of sink that will fit your countertop.
2) So, assuming you have now bought the correct sink, on to the next step. Use the template that came with the sink and place it where you want the sink to be fitted. Don’t forget to leave a minimum of 1.5 inches between the sink and the edge of the countertop. Secure the template with the adhesive tape then mark its outline. Then, remove the template.
3) Get the electric drill and bore 3/8 inch holes at the four corners of the sink as drawn in the outline. Connect the holes with the marker. Get your saber saw and start cutting into the countertop going from one hole to the next until you have finished the last hole. Remove this cut-out. The open space is where you will install the sink.
4) Now, install the faucet by following the instructions that came with the box when you bought it. Then attach the sink strainer to the kitchen sink strainer hole.
5) Put the sink upside down and apply plumber’s putty over all its edges. Flip the sink over to the sink opening at the countertop. Secure it in place by using clips and see to it that there are no open spaces in between the sink and the countertop. Screw the sink into the countertop to fix it in place.
6) Connect the sink to the plumbing underneath the countertop. Connect the P-trap as well and the flexible tubing for the hot and cold water supply. Finally, connect the strainer to the drain pipe. Your kitchen sink installation is now complete.

Installing kitchen sinks is often best left to the professionals, so you should definitely consider this option.

Also read the closely related article on kichen sink plumbing, as this will add to your knowledge.

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