How to Install a Sink

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How to Install a Sink - Our home is always going to demand a little more than we're used to giving you. Perhaps, this phrase may be very broad and encompass a lot of things, but this time I will dedicate myself exclusively to an area of our home, which in most cases needs a lot of our dedication: our bathroom. Such dedication can be understood from good decoration, good lighting, good furniture, taps; and when one of these elements begins to fail, to be damaged, or to deteriorate because immediately we must act: either change it or replace it with another.

Maybe it hasn't touched you yet, but as it happens, it's better to be clear to do, if you need to put a new sink in your bathroom, maybe there's more than one bathroom in your home or one that's just a small toilet. But in the meantime, I'm just ahead of you that the most complicated task will be to get a sink that fits the size of the space where it's going to go. If you, therefore, consider that you won't need too much space to store or simply need the space to be visually lightened, you can try installing a suspended sink on your own. I'll show you it's simpler than you think.


How to Install a Sink
How to Install a Sink

  1. 1 Bubble level
  2. Metro
  3. Rubber or rubber mace
  4. Drill
  5. Bits suitable for the type of coating
  6. Keys
  7. Screwdriver
  8. 1 roll of Teflon
  9. Bodybuilder tape
  10. Silicone and gun
  11. PVC adhesive
  12. The suspended sink you have selected that you will install.
  13. Sink faucet
  14. Siphon
  15. Drain valve

By owning all these tools and materials, you'll be more than ready to start this installation process. Although many may seem, they are necessary for everything to be properly achieved. Let's say that if any of them are missing, the installation could be affected and not have as much duration in time. Therefore it is advisable to make the greatest effort to acquire them, little by little, only in this way you will be guaranteed a work of quality and durability.


1. Initially, you must draw a line or signal that allows you to know at what level you will place the sink. This mark can be 80 to 96 cm from the floor, which is a measure commonly used to place the sinks.  The initial procedure for placing the sink is to glue a strip of body tape and draw a horizontal line. The bubble level will definitely give you signals and help you that the end result will be totally straight.

2. You must make the holes for the bindings. It measures from the back of the sink the distance between the two bindings and marks this same distance over the previously placed bodybuilder appointment. Then, make two holes with the drill over the two marks you've already made. Do not forget that you need to use the correct drill bit for the coating you have in your bathroom and also choose the same diameter as the plugs so that you can then place them.

3. Then place the siphon and valve.  It's time to take advantage of the washbasin not yet being installed so that you install the valve on top and siphon from the bottom. You must make sure that the lower joint is well aligned and positioned so that in the future there are no problems.

4. Install the fixing of the sink on the wall. You should place the fixing screws on the plugs you've already placed.  You can now place the sink by tightening the lock nuts with the help of a wrench.

5. One of the most important points, to evaluate its functionality: Place the water connections. Therefore you must start by placing the cold water and hot water flexors, in the sockets that must be placed. Don't forget to use Teflon on the threads of the cutting keys so you can be sure that there won't be some kind of spillage or leakage afterward.  Then do the same with the siphon, the one that is connected from the valve you have placed in the sink to the drainpipe that you own in the wall. To comply with this, you must have a PVC adhesive, as it will have to be applied to the drain pipe.

6. Finally, you must seal the union between the wall and the sink. Therefore you must apply a fungicide silicone or a sealant used for kitchens and bathrooms between in sink and wall. So you'll be preventing water leaks and the sink will be better held.

In conclusion, we were able to confirm that it is a thorough process, with a few details, but that we can easily carry out if we have all the materials and tools for it.  With this, we make the discovery, that we can risk learning new things, which we may never have done, so it is never too late.

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