Installing a New Bathroom Sink

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by Paul
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As a plumbing technician, we know there are lots of reasons for installing a new bathroom sink. In some cases property owners desire a modification of color design, or their existing restroom components are outdated. Frequently a sink will need changing due to damage to the porcelain surface, which may have been chipped or cracked.

There are a large number of bathroom fixture suppliers around Plano Tx, such as Morrisons on East Plano Parkway, Kitchens and baths on Plano Road, as well as both the Home Depot and Lowes on 5001 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023. The regularity with which you use your washroom will help dictate which type of sink will be the best. Rarely used guest washrooms probably will not need as much storage or counter area, so a trendy pedestal sink could be a best fit. Alternatively if you’re dealing with a big master washroom, you might want to think about setting up two sinks to make it simpler for 2 people to get ready for work together in the morning.

install-sinkPresuming the brand-new sink will be in the same place, the first thing to do is to make an exact sketch of the existing sink width and diameter. Sinks can be found in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and understanding the dimensions make it much easier to choose a replacement. Of course a brand-new sink could be a totally unique style and shape or to be relocated to a different area, but this is the least pricey method.

Once the replacement sink has been purchased, it is time for the installation. Under the sink or in a cupboard below are two shut-off valves. These shut off the cold and hot water supplies to the sink. Commonly they are tight and need a plumbing technician’s wrench to break the deterioration seal. Once the water is switched off, at the end of a connecting pipeline there are plastic nuts connecting the pipelines to the sink faucet. Again these might require a wrench to break a corrosion seal.

It is a good plumbing procedure to change the water supply pipes in between the valves and sink tap, since a small investment at this time can avoid the expense of an emergency plumbing professional callout at a later time.

When the water system pipelines are separated, the waste trap can be detached from the sink drain. The U-shape or J-shape trap can be cleared out at this time since access is simple. Lastly the sink mounting bolts are undone and removed from below the sink, and the sink can be gotten rid of from the vanity or counter top.

The vanity can then be thoroughly cleansed, as there will be some old plumber’s putty around the hole. For sink installation a brand-new bead of putty is run around the hole which will develop a seal between the sink and the counter top. The hole can be enlarged making use of a power saw at this time if the new sink is bigger than the old one. The sink is tried for best position and mounting screws hand tightened to permit small modifications in position. When the final position is checked, the mounting screws can be tightened, however carefully tightened to avoid fracturing the porcelain. The following step is to re-attach the waste trap and tighten the connecting fitting to make sure of a water-tight fit. Finally the water connections are made with the new flexible pipelines, the mounting screws tightened, and the water system valves turned on. Numerous property owners pick brand-new faucets as part of the washroom remodeling, and they can be quickly set up at this phase.

When the tap is installed, check for leakages, especially around the cold water fittings as they go to full water system stress, and ensure that the faucet works for both hot and cold water, which the sink can be filled up with water and drained, without leaks below the sink from the waste trap. Your plumbing contractor has now installed the new bathroom sink.

 

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