How to Replace a Drop-In Bathroom Sink How to Replace a Drop-In Bathroom Sink
Replacing a drop in bathroom sink is not a very time consuming process. A drop-in bathroom sink will enhance the look of the room. There are drop-in bathroom sinks made of different material. You can make a trip the local hardware store and choose the one that you like best. However, remember to buy one that is the same dimension as your old drop-in sink. If you have all the materials and the appropriate tools the job can be completed in a matter of hours. Here’s how you go about doing the job.
Step 1 – Prep Work
The first step in replacing a drop in bathroom sink is to turn the hot as well as the cold water supply off. If you have extra fittings like to a garbage disposal then make sure to cut the power supply to it.
Step 2 – Draining
Make sure to place a bucket under the supply lines, so that the water released while removing the sink can be caught. Drain out any excess water from the faucet by turning it on.
Step 3– Supply Lines
Before replacing the drop in bathroom sink it is also important to drain the water in the supply lines. Use a wrench to disconnect the lines at the spigot. The water will automatically flow out.
Step 4 - Disassembling
Remove all the drain pipes from the sink area. Remove the clips that hold them to the counter. Use a rubber mallet and a putty knife to release the seal between the counter and the sink.
Step 5 - Removing the Sink
After the grip is released, lift the sink out of the slot. Now attach the faucet to the new drop-in bathroom sink.
Step 6 - Silicone Sealant
Mark the position of the drop in bathroom sink and apply a thin layer of silicone sealant. Now carefully place the new sink in its position.
Step 7 – Excess Silicone
If you observe excess silicone sealant, remove it with the help of a damp cloth or rag. The sealant will take around 60 minutes to harden and set.
Step 8 – Plumber's Putty
The drain flange has to be roped with a plumber's putty. Make sure that the putty has a half inch thickness.
Step 9 – Replacing the Old Tile
Insert the flange into the drop in bathroom sink drains.
Step 10 – Reconnect
Now reconnect all the drains that were dismantled earlier. The drains have to be connected back to the drain pipes.
Step 11 – Pipe Joint
Apply a pipe joint compound on the thread of the supply lines. And follow it up by connecting the supply lines to the faucet.
Step 12 – Finishing
If there is excess putty around the drain then make sure to take it out. Turn the spigots on and restore power and the water supply.