Replacing a Kitchen Sink | Ask This Old House

Replacing a Kitchen Sink | Ask This Old House



so there are a couple of things that hold your sink and faucet into place one is the water connections we're going to start by turning the water off and that's the cold let's see if they hold all right so those shutouts don't hold so what I'm gonna do is actually turn off the main water supply to the house and I'll repair those shutoffs later and with the water off I can now disconnect the supply hoses that go up to the faucet it's too good water's done now the draining for the drain connections there are nuts that attach the drain to the bottom of each bowl I have to loosen those okay there's one all right so the drains and I disconnected now the sink is held to the countertop with a series of clips and those have to be loosened with a screwdriver all right so all the clips have been removed now I want to lift the sink up but I don't want to wreck the laminate I don't know how the original installer sealed that okay so I'm just going to take a putty knife grab what he could and just try to pry it up and just try to release it you know I wrecked countertops before so this is important yeah please don't cry yeah especially with you watching this seems to be coming out nice good good there we go yeah that's released ready to go say goodbye to you sink Kelly bye alright here's your new sink this is a standard size 33 by 22 so just drop that right in no it's not dropping that doesn't drop down well maybe it's not so easy you know these stainless steel sinks the outside dimension is consistent this is 22 but look at how little tolerance we have right here here's where the clip is here's where the countertops it's it looks like the original installer didn't cut this opening exactly true but you see we got here so 22 and 1/2 here it goes to 22 and 1/4 so it's bows in the middle here also looks like it bows out yep so I don't need my oscillating saw just to take this back a little bit in this little back let's see how we did good that's better that's the way it's supposed to all right now before I set the sink though I want to rewash her those two shut offs now be easier with a sink Oh all right lefty loosey so look at that washer that needs a little bit of love all right let's do the cold and that was no better you got a totally one washer and look the screw is completely broken off when that's new it should look like this a washer and a screw so by the time I drilled and tapped that out put a new screw in new washer is cheaper smarter better for me to just replace there shut up else all right so here's the faucet you picked up when you change in the sink it's a good time to update the faucet so now it has four holes in the sink and it comes with a base plate like that to cover up three of the holes and now we'll come right through here it's a lot easier to get this faucet installed right here on versus underneath the sink we come down to right there every faucet manufactured slightly different but the way this connects it starts with a metal washer up and over and now it has this brass bracket has a couple of screws I'll get that on thread tight now okay that's good in this last hole will be filled with a soap dispenser right here and that'll look great all right Kelly why don't you apply a thin bead of silicone right around the edge just an outer quarter inch okay and just pull it a nice smooth edge if you can do it all right how'd you do I think I did okay looks good all right let's set this into place let's try to not get it all over ourselves just now I'm gonna go underneath and put these clips in our new bill has one drain versus two and all this drain is already glued so there's no adjustment so I'm gonna cut it away okay well look at this Kelly oh that's just tell your neighbors nothing all right so that's all cleaned out now this is 2-inch ABS a plastic that we rarely use around here anymore I can't really glue PVC directly to it it's also larger than I need so I'm going to adapt on with this mechanical coupling and I'll go from two inch to inch and a half and I'll just tighten that up and that'll be perfect you can actually just scoop up that putty up there all right so working from the back we got to make our water connections they're labeled hot and cold on the faucet we've got flexible supplies they'll make these up tighten them up I will use a wrench that doesn't scratch them up our last connection is the drain connection and now from our single basket strainer right here we'll adapt this branch tailpiece and that has a branch on it for the dishwasher discharged right here so now we'll put that right into here and we have our single trap right here PVC that has to be glued together and a mechanical connection we're on the homestretch all right Kelly water is back on what do you think of you a new sink and faucet

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