How to Install a Kitchen Sink
Let’s look at what it takes to installing a kitchen sink.
I think the first thing to remember is to always pay attention to how everything comes out and it will not be as hard to get it back in. I think this is true with a lot of around the house repairs if you think about it. It’s already been done once just follow what’s there.
It’s true here as well. Take a good look at things before starting. Once you have done that then you can begin.
Here are a few instructions to install kitchen sink:
1. Check the dimensions of your current sink. On the off chance that your new sink has distinct measurements and drain location than the unit it will supplant, you may need to alter the plumbing or countertop opening.
2. Turn on the faucet to ease water pressure or weight in the lines.
3. Turn off the cold and hot water shut-off valves. These are normally situated in the cabinet specifically under the sink.
4. Disengage the water supply line and evacuate the handles, faucet, and the soap dispenser (if present). Of course in this situation we had to cut the water off at the street due to there not being any cut offs under the sink.
5. In the event that you own a garbage disposer, switch off the circuit and also unplug it. Evacuate the disposer following the producers’ guidelines.
6. Remove the gasket and slip nut joining the drain assembly to the floor funnel. And below the sink, unbind the clamp handling the sink in place and turn to the side.
7. Cut the caulk around the sink with an utility knife. Attentively remove the old sink.
8. Utilize a putty blade to extract old plumber’s putty, caulk and grime from the countertop.
9. Place the new sink in the countertop gaps to make sure that it fits.
10. Expel the sink from the countertop hole to append the clips, turned internal toward the sink bowl.
11. Introduce the faucet and other additional components.
12. Attentively put the new sink into the gaps.
13. Apply a little amount of plumber’s putty around the drain strainer and set all the strainer, pressing immovably against the putty.
14. Set up the strainer and drain in their individual gaps and fix with the nut and washer and nut.
15. Join the supply lines to the water connections of the supply pipes and the faucet.
16. Rejoin the garbage disposal.
17. Switch on the power to the disposer. Turn the water supply on and check for leaks.
There are things that you need to check and leaks are one of them. So make sure to run the water for 10 to 15 minutes just to make sure that there is no leak. Also, check your disposal for function
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