Kitchen sink installation can be relatively easy if you keep some aspects of the installation in mind. You need to decide if the sink is the only thing needing replacement, or if your counters need a facelift as well.
New or Replacement?
For those looking to replace just the sink, measuring carefully allows you to have a kitchen sink that won’t require any extra cutting into your counters. Take a peek at the setup of your current ensemble, and look for a sink that matches. You will want to take note of how long your supply lines are to make sure you get something that will reach your lines when you are putting the install together.
You are going to want to have a few tools at the ready, such as putty, plumber’s tape, pliers for the joints, sockets to remove and replace, and a caulk gun.
The basics of installation go as follows. You need to make sure your supply lines for hot and cold water are off and your lines are empty. You want to disconnect everything, and pry your sink out, then clean the opening for your new sink. You want to connect all of the pipe pieces to your new sink before you set the sink in place, leaving only the water supply lines to be connected afterwards, whenever possible.
After the sink is put in place, caulk around the edge, and run the water to make sure there are no leaks. Just because you want to put your kitchen sink in yourself, doesn’t mean it is a bad idea to have a plumber come and check to make sure that you didn’t miss anything. If you want to upgrade your kitchen sink, give PlumbTile.com a call and let us work with you to ensure the job is done right the first time!