Install Kitchen Sink

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Install Kitchen Sink

Kitchen sinks today are installed a number of different ways, from over the counter, under the counter, and even as a seamless segment of the counter itself. It all depends on what style you desire. But, here’s how to install kitchen sink.


Let’s assume you have chosen an over the counter type. First either measure the existing sink if you are replacing it, or if there currently is no sink, then measure the depth from the counter down to the lower cabinet and measure the width that you will have to make the hole that will receive the sink. When deciding on what size sink you desire, do not forget to account for the backsplash area, before you install kitchen sink.


In order to help the do it yourself the majority of sinks come with a handy template for you to use to install kitchen sink, if you do not have an existing hole already there to receive the sink. Generally you do not wish to go closer than 1 to the front of the counter, and nor any further in than 4 inches. Trace the template with a marker, remove the template, and use your drill to make a hole through the counter at all four corners. Then using a saber saw, cut out your area on the inside of the mark. You may wish to screw a long piece of wood under the area to hold the counter in place as you cut, thereby avoiding cracks and damage when the cut out portion falls inside the cabinet.


Unless your faucet is going to come through the sink itself, this is a good time to install said faucet. The sink will be out of your way and that job will go much easier for you.


It is now time to install kitchen sink by lowering in your sink after you’ve run a bead of plumber’s caulk or silicone putty to the underside of the sink’s edge, so that you will have a well-sealed edge that will be watertight. Special mounting clips will have been included with your sink, and you then get under the sink to clip those to the sink lip and the counter. You’ll be using an ordinary screwdriver to do this task. Now on to finish to install kitchen sink.


Follow the directions included as to where to position such clips. Some of the caulk or silicone may squeeze out, after you’ve finished making it tight, thus you may just want to wipe it away with a cloth.


It is then a simple matter of connecting the P trap to the sinkas well as to the drain line and then connect the two lines for hot and cold water to the lines in the wall. Once you’ve done this, your directions will undoubtedly say to disconnect the aerator from the faucet prior to running water. Do so, and run the water for a few minutes, then replace the aerator. And now congratulations are in order for both you and your new kitchen sink! You’ve actually been able to install kitchen sink!

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