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How to Install a Kitchen Sink


Installing and replacing a kitchen sink is fairly simple, but it's recommended to install the sink with two people.
NOTE: This is a drop-in style sink. Other types of kitchen sinks may require different steps.
Tools/Materials Needed: Putty knife, silicone caulking, and plumber's putty
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Loosen the silicone and older sink with the putty knife.
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Remove the older sink.
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Remove all of the old silicone using the putty knife.
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Add a rim of new silicone caulking.
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Add the new sink. Since this one is cast iron, no clamping is needed because the sink weighs enough.
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Add plumber's putty to the new drain and insert the drain into the sink.
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Once the drain is set in the sink hole, you will want to put the drain together in the following order: rubber gasket, washer, nut. Then, secure the drain to the sink.
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Connect the plumbing to the drain. First, connect the tail piece to the drain basket, and then connect the drain line to the tail piece.

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