How To Install A Bathroom Sink
Learning how to install a bathroom sink is not as hard as people think. The bathroom sink is probably the most used sink in anyone’s home and subject to wear and tear from cleaning and use. Once the decision has been made to remodel your bathroom it’s important to select a bathroom sink that compliments your idea.
To install a bathroom sink, you will need:
- Pipe Wrench
- Basin Wrench
- Bathroom Sink
- Tape Measure
- Plumbers Tape
- Water Pump Pliers
- Measuring the area. Prior to purchasing your new bathroom sink you will want to measure the vanity to ensure you purchase the correct size bathroom sink. You can also measure the sink itself if you want to select the same design.
- Shut off water. Prior to removing the old sink you will need to shut off the water supply to the sink you are working on. There should be two valves under your bathroom vanity that will need to be shut off. If this is not the case you will need to shut off water to the entire home through the main valve.
- Disconnecting the old sink. Disconnect all the plumbing to the old sink and remove the drain trap and faucets. You can easily remove the drain trap using the water pump pliers and the basin wrench for the faucets. Lastly loosen the two clamps that are used to mount the sink to the wall.
- Placing your new sink. Place the new sink in place making sure you line the sink clamps up with the existing wall mounts from the previous sink. Tighten the clamps.
- Connecting the faucets and drain trap. You will use the same method in removing the faucets and drain trap to install them.
- When connecting the water supply to the sink you can use plumbers tape as an option. Some people prefer to use plumber’s tape as an added protection against leaks. It also helps in aiding from stripping the threads.
- Checking for leaks. Once you have installed your sink you will want to check for any leaks to ensure that you have installed your bathroom sink correctly.