Bathroom Sink Installation
The process of replacing a sink is quite simple, the most challenging part of the tub to handle is the faucet. It is always recommended to replace the valve, because of the process involved is equivalent to a complete bathroom sink installation.
There are some types of sinks like console and pedestal sinks that are easily fastened to the floor or the wall and eventually hooked-up to the plumbing. Other models require you to have woodworking or cabinetry knowledge since you have to cut and mark into the countertop.
During the process of bathroom sink installation, the first step is to loosen all the screws that are mounted on metal sinks. After that, unhook the tub to make it easier to be lifted out. The other part to be disconnected is the drain. Some sinks have traps that can be detached, if you have such a tap, take the whole trap off. It will make it easier for the new sink to be installed.
After successfully removing your sink, you can now clean the crud from around the edge. For instance, if you are replacing your sink with porcelain, there are no clips at the bottom of the sink. Gravity and caulking will do the work and hold in place your sink. You can use caulking from a tube because it is a significant challenge to find a good bead from a tube apart from a caulking gun.
Always ensure that you apply enough caulking to make a perfect seal around the pipe. If you fail to do this, water may leak around your sink and wet the particleboard countertop. With the head of caulking on your new sink, lower it carefully over the hole ensuring that it is centered right. It’s now time to install the drain and screw the top part.
When that is achieved, take the pipe wrench and tighten the nut starting from the bottom of the sink to insert some pressure on the rubber gasket. Finish by installing the faucets and there you go; your sink is done and ready for use.