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How to Replace and Install a Kitchen Sink - Do It Yourself

The household sink is a busy place. Everything from food prep to clean up happens here, and eventually it will need to be replaced. The two most common sinks are under-mount and drop in. For this project we will be installing a drop in stainless steel sink. Before starting measure the size of the sink to be installed. Most sinks are 33" x 22" x 8". For this project you will need a sink, tape measure, plumbers putty, plumbers knife, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, socket wrench, silicone sealant, utility knife and shop towels. To begin remove the old sink. Turn off the water and disconnect the water supply lines from the faucet. Unplug and detach the garbage disposal. Remove the metal clips that connect the sink to the countertop. If your sink has sealant around the top, use a utility knife to carefully remove the sealant to easily remove the sink. From underneath, gently push up to remove the sink. Next install your sink. Apply plumbers putty to the drain to install the drain and lightly push down. Next apply a thin coat of sealant on the edges of the underside of the sink, and insert the sink into the countertop. Wipe away any excess sealant. Attach the waterlines and the garbage disposal along with the new drain pipes. If the drain pipes do not fit, simply saw down new pipe and attach. Finally apply a thin line of sealant around the top of the sink to prevent any leaking. With a brand new sink, you will get years of use. Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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