The appearance and functionality of your kitchen will be improved by a new sink. Luckily, it is quite simple to install one. Just follow these easy steps.
Measuring Kitchen Sinks
If the dimensions and drain locations of your new sink differs from the existing one, it's likely that you'll need to make adjustments or additions to your countertop. We suggest you get an expert to make changes to your countertop, particularly if you have delicate material like natural stone, stainless or solid surface.
Stick to the following steps to remove your old sink:
Shut off the water.
Shut the water supply to the old sink. Cold and hot water supply lines are mostly under the sink. If you have trouble identifying these valves, shut off your home's main water line. You may also want to take a photo of your valve and pipe configuration prior to disconnecting the lines. This will guide your reconnection after your new sink has been installed.
Turn on the faucet.
Turn on the sink faucet to drain the main line and ease any water pressure left in the lines.
Disconnect your disposal and supply lines.
Remove the connections of the supply line using an adjustable wrench. Then, switch off and unplug the circuit of your disposal. Detach the P-trap and allow it drain. Take out your disposal motor in line with the manufacturer's guide.
Remove the sink.
Remove the sink from the countertop by pushing it from below. If the sink remains unmoved, go with a razor to the caulking and confirm that all clips face towards the bowl of the sink.
Installing Kitchen Sinks
Here's how to easily add your new sink:
Confirm the fit.
Position your sink on top of the hole and make sure it fits properly. Get an expert if your sink is oversized or under. Kitchen pros can make the countertop adjustments needed by your new sink.
Fix the strainer.
Have plumber's putty rolled into a thin strip and smear it round the drain and strainer edges. Press the strainer first into the drain putty.
Fix the gaskets.
With the sink placed sideways, thread your flange after applying the rubber drain gaskets. Repeat these same steps for any other drains without a disposal. Take out any putty pushed into the sink bowl through the drain.
Install your sink.
Attach your disposal mounting bracket with screws and smear a bead of silicone caulk round the sink's base. Place your sink on the countertop, ensuring it is positioned squarely.
Seal your kitchen sinks exterior.
Smear a bead of silicone caulk round the external part of your sink. Clean off any surplus using a wet rag.
Connect your components.
Reconnect the garbage disposal and water supply lines. Also connect any extra fixtures, such as hot water faucets or soap dispensers. If you're not sure how to go about this, get an expert.
Reattach your P-trap.
Have your P-trap screwed back in place and turn the water supply to your sink and electrical lines back on.