How To Replace Bathroom Sink
When remodeling a bathroom, you will need to learn how to replace a bathroom sink. Most bathroom sinks are molded into the counter or vanity top. The bathroom sinks allow for a clean line and a more streamlined look. Replacing a bathroom sink is one of the easiest bathroom remodeling projects.
To replace a bathroom sink, you will need:
- Adjustable wrench
- Plumber's tape
- Silicone caulk
- Utility knife
- Putty knife
- Screw driver
- Preparation. When you replace a bathroom sink, you may want to have extra plumbing parts on hand. If the sink has never been replaced before or is not well maintained, older parts may break and need to be replaced. Turn off the water to the sink at the shut off valve and drain the lines.
- Remove the faucet and drain. Before you can actually remove the sink, you have to remove the faucet and old drain lines that are attached to the sink. Use the adjustable wrench to loosen the nuts that hold the faucet in place. You may need to use WD-40. Place a bucket under the sink before removing the drain.
- Remove the old sink. Take a putty knife and run it around the edge of the sink to loosen the old caulk. Remove the clips from underneath the sink. At this point, the sink should lift out of its spot. Clean the area to prepare for the new sink.
- Install new sink. Read the instructions for the new sink. Check the template to ensure you don’t need to cut a bigger hole for the new sink. Run a bead of silicone caulk around the edge of the new sink. Place the sink in the existing hole and attach clips under the counter.
- Faucet, water lines and drain. Place the faucet into place and tighten nuts underneath. Attach the water supply lines, putting plumber's tape on the threads to prevent leaking. Reattach the drain. Now turn open the water supply and check for leaks.