How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain

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You can hire someone to install a kitchen sink drain for you, or you can save a few bucks by doing it yourself. The process is easier than you think. Additionally, there’s something very empowering about taking matters into your own hands. It also doesn’t hurt to get acquainted with an additional skill. Here is a guide on how to install a kitchen sink drain.

Prepare for the installation

How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain
How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain

Turn off all the water supply. Make sure that your work area is clean. You can scrub the sink down with some soap or abrasive. Pay attention to cleaning the underside of the sink bowl. You wouldn’t want any dirt to get on your face during the installation.

Once the hole is cleared, apply a thin layer of plumber’s putty around the circumference. Then, disassemble the drain insert and break it down to its primary parts. Take the top half and insert it into the sinkhole. Press down firmly until you have compressed the plumber’s putty. You will know that it’s done correctly if it seems leak-proof and airtight.

Go back to the underside of the sink bowl. Place the rubber gasket, ring, and metal fastener. Twist and tighten it until it fits right.

Install the kitchen sink drain pipe

How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain
How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain

The installation will vary per sink. Factors like the size of the sink and the distance of the sinkhole from the ground will affect the drainage pipe system. Plan accordingly then have the exact pipes ready.

Connect the pipes by using ABS cement. Let the cement dry fully before you install the pipeage.

Finish up the installation

How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain
How to Install a Kitchen Sink Drain

Before you stuff the pipe into the hole, you need to add something first to connect the two. Take a brass drain attachment and its accompanying fastener. Make sure that it fits snugly into the hole. Then attach the pipes to the other end. Observe for some spots that need more glue or cement and apply them accordingly.

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