Fit Replacement Sink

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Bits and Pieces:
Cross-Headed Screwdriver. Hacksaw.
Adjustable Spanner. Water Pump-Pliers.
Sink and Taps. Waste Fittings. Sanitary Silicone Sealant.
15mm push fit flexi tap connectors.

*If you are not confident enough to carry out this particular task you should call a professional plumbing service like Greenwich Plumbers who guarantee their work and can fit all types of new sink units.

The guide below assumes the old kitchen sink has been removed.

You may need to extend the hot and cold water supply pipework to allow you to connect them to both inlets of the new taps. There is also a chance that you may need to increase the length of the current waste outlet pipework to mate with the trap of the new sink unit. Make up the tap following the manufacturer’s instructions, connecting the pipework to the correct inlets. Fit the tap in the hole of the sink unit with it’s washers or back-plates as shown in the manufacturers diagram. Fix the retaining clips to the lip underneath the sink unit, making sure they are evenly spaced. Put a continuous bead of the sanitary silicon sealant all round the outer edge of the new unit. A Greenwich Plumber is qualified to fit all appliances. Be careful and flip the new unit over, resting it in the cut out in the worktop. Now, work your way around from the underneath, and begin tightening the screws on every retaining clip. Do not over-tighten. Fix the waste pipework and trap together. Fit the rubber rings on the waste-pipe couplings. Connect the waste-pipe coupling onto the outlet of each sink bowl (assuming it is a double). Connect the hot and cold water supply pipes to the tap’s pipework with flexi-push fit connectors.

Fit the overflow pipework between the overflow on the sink and the inlet under the bowl and turn on the water supply. Visually check for leaks.

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