Moving or rerouting a sink isn't always complicated. As long as you follow the correct steps, this process shouldn't be a problem. We've rounded up the main steps you need to follow when moving a sink.
So read on and put your tools together!
How to move a sink
Follow these steps to move your sink properly! You will save time and these steps are easy if you use the right tools.
Step 01: disconnect the sink from the plumbing system
The first thing you need to do is disconnect your sink from its current location. Make sure to turn off the water before proceeding with this step. If you don't turn off the water, there is a risk of flooding and accidents that will ruin your bathroom floor. Also close the faucets when you have finished disconnecting the sink. Draining your sink from the sewer system and countertop is one of the most delicate parts of this process. If you do this correctly, trying to relocate the sink will make your job easier.
A good tip for this step is to follow the map. That way, you know exactly where the pipes are and you don't have to guess. This could help you disconnect the sink in less time and with fewer problems.
Step 02: remove the sink
Remove your sink from each faucet and save the parts. Your sink should come off easily when it is not attached to the wall and sewer system. In this step, be sure to remember that when you move the sink. If your sink has been taped to a surface, try carefully to remove it. You don't want to damage the sink if you want to reuse it.
Step 03: prepare the new location for the sink
Now that you've completely removed your sink from the wall, it's time to prepare for the new location. Check the drainage and plumbing fixtures. They should match your sink model so that everything fits together. If the plumbing system doesn't welcome the sink model, you may need to adjust it. In some cases it may be necessary to connect additional pipes. Most sinks have a ventilation system. If your sink's new location doesn't have this vent, you'll need to create it by breaking the wall.
Step 04: install the sink in the new location
Once your new sink location is ready, all you have to do is start the installation process. The sink you most likely came up with instructions. You can start by using the same instructions to install it on the wall. Connect all parts together and check for leaks. The last thing you want is loose faucets that create puddles of water in your bathroom.
To check for leaks, let the sink fill with water. Once it's full, let it drain naturally like you would wood. Place a cloth in the spot where leakage may occur and check it at the end of the draining process. When the cloth is dry, your sink is working properly. If the cloth is not dry, then you need to use pliers and tighten the connections. Repeat this process until you stop noticing leaks when using your sink.
5 tips for installing an undermount sink
If you want to install an undercounter washbasin yourself, there are special tips that will make your work a lot easier. You don't have to be an expert to go through this process. However, you need easy-to-use tools and instructions to be successful. Here are five key tips for applying if you want to install the sink!
Clean the entire countertop
Cleaning your countertop is essential. It is even more important to clean the underside before installing the sink. You can use a cloth soaked in alcohol or other cleaning solution to clean your countertop. Turning the countertop upside down can help. You can also put it on two sawhorses so that you have better access.
Use glue or glue
You will also need a suitable adhesive to install your sink. The adhesive ensures that the sink is stable on the countertop. The use of glue also fills in possible gaps so your sink won't move later. You can use a cartridge gun and apply glue to the outer part of the sink rim. The way you apply the glue depends on the type of sink you have. It is also important to use an adhesive that is compatible with the material of the sink in order for it to adhere to it.
Add the sink
Placing the sink in place is probably one of the most important steps. You need to make sure it is in the correct position and clamp it appropriately. You may need a friend's help holding the sink. While they hold the sink, you can take care of the clamp part. Once you've completed the clumping process, you can lower the sink to reach the countertop.
Attach the sink edge
The edge of your sink needs to be snug. This is where you use silicone sealant and great caution as you only have one chance. A good quality silicone will properly seal the edge of your sink. This way you avoid water leaks as well as different gaps. Allow the sealant time to cure according to the instructions.
Install the drainage system
The last but important step is the installation of the drainage. First, you need to put the countertop back in place. Connect the drain tailpiece to the strainer and fasten them together. Make sure you use a P-Trap assembly to check that everything is stable. In the future, you will need to put the taps on. Connect the faucet hoses to the additional valves in your system. You will need a wrench to complete this task. Once everything is connected, it is wise to check for possible leaks. If you have installation problems, you can still resolve them at this point. If there are no leaks, tighten everything up with your pliers, and you're done!
For a beginner in terms of plumbing and sinks installation, these steps seem complicated. But the truth is that anyone can move and install a sink as long as they follow the instructions. The right tools like pliers, wrenches and others will help you a lot. If you are unsure how to successfully complete this process, contact a specialist. But with the right help from a friend, you could get it done faster than you think!