How to Replace an Old Console Sink How to Replace an Old Console Sink
A console sink is a type of a sink that does not have a counter underneath it. This basically will mean that all of the plumbing that is hooked up to the sink goes straight into the wall behind it. Sinks that have countertops will have plumbing that is hidden with underneath the cabinet. A sink that does not have anywhere to hide the plumbing will have all of the pipes go straight behind it into the wall. You will find that having to replace an old console sink is typically much easier than having to replace a sink that has a countertop as you will have fewer parts to have to deal with.
Step 1 – Turn off Water
Usually, the best thing to do is turn the main water source off so that you can ensure that you will not have any pipes full of water whenever you begin work. Make sure that as soon as you turn the water off that you open up the faucet of all of the sinks and the showers. This will completely empty out all of the pipes so that you will not have to worry about any being caught up in them while you are working. Do not begin work until the faucets no longer run water.
Step 2 – Remove Sink
You will begin to remove your old console sink by loosening up the plumbing that is behind the sink. Use your wrench to loosen up every piece that is connected to your sink. Make sure that you work slowly and that you pay attention to any washers or bolts that need to be replaced. Those that do not need to be replaced need to be set in an area where you will not lose them. Once you have loosened all of the plumbing from the sink, it should be able to be removed from the area.
Step 3 – Replacement
Make sure that you go through and replace all of the necessary parts that are not in very good working condition any longer. Take them to the home improvement store with you to make sure that you are able to get the accurate replacement pieces.
Step 4 – Re-Installation
Once you have everything replaced that needs to be, you are ready to install your brand new console sink. In order to do this, you will simply begin to hook up the sink to the pipes that are coming out of the wall. It is a good idea to read up on the instruction manual so that you know what goes where. Once you have everything tightened, move the sink around to make sure that it is secure where it is. After you are sure of this, you can turn the water back on. Do this slowly and make sure water is coming out of every faucet in your home before you move on.