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Before you start sink installation in your kitchen, make sure to:
- Follow all local building codes
- Read the manufacturer’s instructions
- Measure your existing sink
- Select the appropriate type of kitchen sink
- Note down current plumbing configuration as a handy reference
- Remove the old sink
Kitchen Sink Installation in 7 Steps
Mark the Kitchen Sink’s Layout
First, set the new sink in the cabinet hole to make sure it fits. Mark the sink’s layout to center it within its cabinet. If your sink has a template, you can align it with the mark on the counter. Otherwise, you can use 2-inch tape to outline your sink location. If your new sink has larger dimensions than the existing countertop opening, turn the sink upside down on the desired location. You can then trace the outline and create a new cutout by using a jigsaw or tile cutter.
Attach the Clips
After removing the sink from the countertop hole, attach the clips. Do so by turning it inwards toward your sink bowl.
Install Kitchen Faucet
The next step is to install a kitchen faucet. Set the sink upside down on your counter. Set the faucet’s supply and screw the mounting nuts to the underside of the sink’s deck. Make sure your faucet can swing freely before tightening nuts.
Install the Drain Strainer and Secure the Gasket
After that, apply a small amount of plumbers putty around the strainer or sieve. Then, install the filter by gently pressing against the putty into the sink’s drain hole. Next, tilt the sink to its side and place rubber gaskets on the underside of the sink drain. Secure the gasket by tightening the nut by hand while holding the strainer.
Install the Sink and Connect Water Supply
With the sink still being upside down, apply a bead of silicone sealant to the edge of the sink. Now lower the sink into the countertop hole. Check if your sink is placed in the desired position. You can adjust it if necessary.
Next, attach water supply connections to the supply pipes and the faucet. Tighten the connections with care. Make sure not to over tighten them.
Connect the Drain Pipes and Adjust them accordingly
Assemble the sink drain tailpiece and the trap adapter. If your old drain pipes don’t fit your new sink installation, make sure you make appropriate adjustments. Moreover, you should carefully adjust the pipes to avoid leakages. After that, seal around the sink by applying a small bead of sealant to the perimeter of your sink.
Attach Dishwasher Drain and Clean up
Attach the dishwasher drain line and tighten the hose clamp by using a screwdriver. Next, remove excess sealant that may be present around the strainer. After sink installation, reconnect the power and turn the water on. This will allow you to look for leaks at all connections. In case of leaks, you need to carefully tighten the nuts until the leak stops. That said, now it’s time to apply these simple steps for sink installation and enjoy your new sink!