Tips on How You Would Install Drain Plumbing in Your Kitchen Sink
Sometime, consulting a plumber can be the best advice you can receive when you encounter drain plumbing problems. In deed, repairing or making fixes in your house can be hard more so if you do not know what you are doing. Some steps that can be helpful when installing your kitchen sink are outlined. These are simple basic steps any person can follow.
The tools required for this job are very common and probably you have used them or have them in your tool kit. For this installation, all you will require is a spud wrench and a pair of pliers. So, as you can see, these are tools you have used or have.
Apart from the above tools, you would need a kitchen drain kit. Of course you can do away with it but having it will greatly simplify the amount of work you are going to do. You can find this kits at online stores or at nearby stores and hardware. With the kitchen drain kit, you do not have to make measurements, seal leaks or cut pipes. The kit greatly saves you time and reduces the amount of work you could have done.
Removing the older sink basket is the first step in making this installation. If this is a first time sink that is you are not replacing any old sink, then obviously this step becomes redundant. To do this, you would require your spud wrench and pliers. The spud wrench is for unscrewing the old sink from its fix. As you do this, you would need to hold the basket in place with your pliers.
Removing the old basket shouldn't be hard and you should be done in no time. Once the old basket is removed, you will need to clean off the old putty and gunk. This is important so that your new sink does not leak.
The next step after cleaning is quit simple and straight forward. You will need to washer the new basket. Typically, you will find that most washers come with a white strep which covers the adhesive. You will need to remove the backing to expose the adhesive. This adhesive will contribute in preventing leakages in your new sink. Make sure that the washer is well placed before you start your screwing.
Once you have placed the washers in the new basket, you will now install the new sink basket. As you install the new basket, make sure that it is well placed and centered. Also, make sure that you have put in both the rubber washer and the cardboard washer in that order. This will prevent the sink from leaks once you are through with your installation. You also need to adjust the extension on your drain so they fit.
Once you are through with installing the new basket you are almost done. The last step is testing. You could use water to test for leaks in your sink. If you find that the sink leaks, the only thing to do would be to make adjustments to correct this.