Replace Kitchen Sink in Regina
Kitchen Plumbing Services
Looking for a plumber in Regina to replace a kitchen sink in Regina? Give one of our journeyman plumbers a call today (306) 591-1001. http://www.brukeplumbing.ca
Replacing a kitchen sink and faucet is a quick way to give your kitchen a new look, but there are potential plumbing and installation problems to watch out for. This article explains the steps to replace a kitchen sink for the DIY plumbers out there. However should you need assistance in installing your sink, please give our journeyman plumbers in Regina a call (306) 591-1001.
First Step is to Measure Tailpiece of Your Sink
You can choose a sink with a deeper basin than the existing sink has, but if it hangs too low, it won't drain properly and you'll have to lower the tee connection in the drain line inside the wall. Avoid this task if at all possible. Measure the sink tailpiece between the basket strainer and the tee. That measurement is the extra depth that can be added to the sink bowl without lowering the drainpipe going into the wall.
Measure The Cutout Size
A sink that's too small for the countertop opening will leave ugly gaps along the sides (or even fall right through the hole!). Before removing the existing sink, measure the opening from underneath. Measure all four sides because the cutout may not be square.
Remove the Old Sink
1. Turn off both hot and cold water supply lines.
2. Turn of the faucet to relieve water pressure in the lines.
3. Use adjustable wrenches to disconnect the water supply lines to the faucet.
4. If you have a garborator, turn off the electricity at the circuit, then unplug it.
5. Remove the dishwasher line.
6. Remove garborator as per manufacturers instructions.
7. Locate the metal clips under the counter around the sink. Loosen them with a screwdriver and swing them toward the sink bowl.
8. Cut the caulk around the sink with a utility knife.
9. Push the unit from underneath and lift the old sink away.
10. Use a putty knife to remove grime, caulk and old plumber's putty from the countertop. Likewise, clean any components you will re-install.
Install the New Sink
1. Set the new sink in the countertop hole to verify it fits. If necessary modify the countertop. If your new sink has larger dimensions than the current countertop opening, turn the sink upside down, trace the outline and create a new cutout with a jigsaw.
2. Remove the sink from the countertop hole to attach the clips, turned inward toward sink bowl.
3. Install the faucet and additional components.
4. Apply a small bead of plumbers putty around the drain and strainer and install the strainer, pressing firmly against the putty.
5. Tilt the sink to its side to place and secure rubber gaskets and threaded flange to the underside of the sink drain.
6. Remove excess putty with a soft towel.
7. If you have a garburator, use a screwdriver and install the mounting bracket to the bottom of the sink following the manufacturers instructions.
8. Apply a bead of silicone sealant to the edge of the sink to seal it.
9. Lower the sink into the countertop opening, aligning squarely.
10. From below the sink, rotate the metal attachments clips outward and tighten the nuts or screws.
11. Attach the supply lines to the water connections of the faucet and supply lines.
12. If you have a garburator, install the unit following the manufacturers instructions. Insert discharge pipe and tighten clamp.
13. Reinstall the dishwasher drain.
14. Connect the discharge pipe to to the sink drain pipe and reattach the p-trap.
15. Apply a small bead of sealant to the perimeter of the sink to seal it.
16. Reconnect the power to the garburator.
17. Turn the water on and check for leaks.
If you would rather have a professional plumber install your new sink, contact us, Bruke Plumbing and Heating. You can reach our expert technicians at (306) 591-1001.