Install a New Bathroom Sink: How To?

Install a New Bathroom Sink

Install a New Bathroom Sink

Tools Required:

  • Bathroom Sink
  • PVC drain pipe
  • PVC glue
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Hole Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Power Saw
  • Wrench

Before you Start: It could be a good weekend project and equally simple. But, there are a few precautions you should keep in mind. Always cut-off the valves to the off position to check the water supply or you can stop the water supply of your home from storage tank if you don’t have valves under the vanity.

Ensure you have all the required tools, take a reference from the list above.

Step by Step guide to Install a New Bathroom Sink

Install a New Bathroom Sink

Measure the Old Sink: You have to measure the old sink no matter whether its rectangle or round in shape. Right measurement will give you an idea for the replacement.

Remove the Faucets: Open them and let them release any water pressure. Now, you have to unscrew the nuts with half inch wrench end. Check if the riser tubes are released from the lower pipes. Now remove it carefully. If you have a new set off faucets then no need to take of the old one from the sink but if you want to use the old faucets with your new sink then remove it carefully.

Fix the Faucet to the New Sink: It is the time to set your old or new set of faucets to the sink. Place the new sink on any soft surface by turning the upside down. If the faucet is perfect to the size then fine or you can use any type of plumber’s putty under the faucet. The new set may come with a gasket of rubber at bottom of the faucet to fix it to the sink. Don’t ever underestimate the instruction manual.

Clean the counter top: Old sink is removed and the new one is ready to be fixed so it is the time to clean the crud from around the edge. Check for all the nuts if they are tightened well and everything is in position. Clean the top and fit the riser tubes back onto the water supply lines and tighten the nuts.

Drain installation: It has four different parts- threaded flange-pipe, sink’s threaded bowl-flange, stopper assembly and the drain tailpiece.

  • Push the sink’s threaded bowl-flange into the bathroom sink after applying recommended putty.
  • Now, screw the threaded flange-pipe into just installed bowl-flange and lock them with nuts.
  • Now, screw the drain tailpiece onto the flange.
  • And at the last, Fit the stopper assembly according to the instruction manual.

Fit the Sink: When you are attaching the sink to the vanity then all the factors rely on the type and shape of sink. It’s better to follow the instruction manual, yet there are a few things to consider.

  • Apply some PVC on the top of the vanity and place the sink over it gently. You can also take help to do this.
  • Tight the nuts and fix the valves and wipe the extra caulk with any wet cloth

Connect the water lines and let the supply go on. Your new sink is ready to use.

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