If you’re looking to install a new bathroom sink or replace an old one, you’ll need to know how to properly plumb it. While it may seem like a daunting task, with the right tools and guidance, you can tackle this project with confidence and ease. In this article, we’ll provide expert tips from Ace Plumbing to help you successfully plumb your bathroom sink.
Gather the necessary tools and materials.
Before you begin plumbing your bathroom sink, it’s important to gather all the necessary tools and materials. This includes a basin wrench, adjustable wrench, plumber’s putty, Teflon tape, PVC pipe, and fittings.
Make sure to also have a bucket and towels on hand to catch any water that may spill during the process. Having all the necessary tools and materials ready before you start will save you time and frustration in the long run.
Shut off the water supply and remove the old sink.
The first step in plumbing to bathroom sink is to shut off the water supply. This can usually be done by turning off the valve under the sink or by shutting off the main water supply to the house. Once the water is off, you can remove the old sink by loosening the nuts that hold it in place.
Use a basin wrench to loosen the nuts and then lift the sink out of the vanity. Be sure to have a bucket and towels on hand to catch any water that may spill during this process.
Install the new sink and connect the water supply lines.
Once you have removed the old sink, it’s time to install the new one. Start by placing the sink into the vanity and securing it with the mounting hardware provided. Next, connect the water supply lines to the faucet.
To ensure a tight seal, apply Teflon tape to the threads. Restart the water flow and look for any leaks. If everything looks good, you’re all set! Your new bathroom sink is now ready to use.
Install the drain assembly and test for leaks.
After securing the sink and connecting the water supply lines, it’s time to install the drain assembly. Apply Emergency plumber’s putty around the drain hole and insert the drain flange. Tighten the mounting nut underneath the sink to secure the drain in place.
Next, attach the tailpiece to the drain expert and connect it to the P-trap. Make sure that every connection is stable and snug. Turn on the water one last time, then look for any leaks. If there are no leaks, congratulations! Your new bathroom sink was fitted satisfactorily.
Finish with caulking and cleaning up any excess materials.
Once you have installed the drain assembly and checked for leaks, it’s time to finish up the job. Apply a bead of silicone caulk around the base of the sink where it meets the countertop. Using your finger or a caulk smoothing tool, spread the caulk out. This will help prevent water from seeping under the sink and causing damage. Finally, clean up any excess materials and enjoy your newly installed bathroom sink!