Getting new kitchen sink is the amazing prize for your kitchen. Remember how much time you spend in the kitchen. The more time to spend, it means that the more you use your sink. And if you have used it for a long time, you’ll see that the sink is not in its good condition anymore. That is why you should get the new sink for your kitchen. To cope with the new sink, you should also consider the installation too. Related to this, the installation process doesn’t have to be done by professionals. If you do it by yourself, there are tips that you need to know on how to install kitchen sink.
Before starting the installation process, there are tools and materials that you need to prepare. However, some of them actually depend on your kitchen countertops condition. Tools that you need to prepare are tubing cutter, mechanic’s pliers, penknife adjustable wrench, tape measure, hacksaw, laminate-cutting blade jigsaw, drill-driver with spade bit, screwdriver, and straightedge for marking. Meanwhile, materials that you need to have are drain assembly, transition coupling, caulk remover, silicone caulk, pipe joint compound, and shutoffs.
Some professionals suggest you to make a map about your kitchen sink first. If you want, you can do it for making the installation process easier. As the result, you’ll know every part of your kitchen sink, especially parts that should have your attention. Moreover, with the map of your kitchen sink in your hands, you don’t need to purchase unnecessary things that would make your budget expands. And when the marking process ends, make sure you leave 1 ½ inches as a distant for your kitchen sink.
On how to install kitchen sink, there are things that you need to notice. One of the complicated parts in your kitchen sink is the area between the tailpiece and the waste line. Tailpiece is located between the locknut and the slip nut. It’s consisted from dishwasher waste nib, slip nut, and washer. Meanwhile, waste line is located a little bit far from the tailpiece. You need to be careful on connecting the tailpiece and the waste line, it’s because it’s for the drain of your sink. When you start on this area, make sure you start from the tailpiece first; then you move to the other lower areas.
The steps of installing kitchen sink are consisted from marking your countertops, cutting the necessary part for your kitchen sink’s placement, installing the faucet, attaching components for your kitchen sink, connecting with water supply and drain, and finally attaching dishwasher drain. If you have disposal garbage, it’s also necessary to connect it with your kitchen sink.