Did you just install a new sink for your outdoor or indoor kitchen? Or you thinking about replacing your kitchen sink plumbing? Surely, you won’t be able to use the sink without a drainpipe and faucet, right? If you want to know how this should be done, read on and check out our simple and easy-to-follow DIY guide!
1. If you are just replacing the plumbing, turn the water supply valve first. This will ensure that water won’t spray out of the existing supply pipe.
2. If you’re doing a new installation, proceed by connecting a shut-off valve to the copper tubing. You must tighten the compressing fitting with the use of an adjustable pipe wrench. Create a second shut-off assembly.
3. When you’ve already attached the valves to the tubing, connect these valves to the hot and cold water supply pipes which will then be connected to your faucet handles later.
4. Once done, proceed with the installation of the faucet and its handles on the countertop. Access the hot and cold water supply pipes from inside the kitchen cabinet. Connect them to the shut-off valves that you’ve installed earlier. Tighten each connection using a wrench and make sure that they’ll not leak.
5. Now get the basket strainer and apply some plumber’s putty to its underside. When you’ve applied enough along its edge, set the strainer into the kitchen sink’s drain hole. Do this from under the sink. Tighten the strainer with a wrench and if putty will ooze out, remove it immediately.
6. Now get a brass tailpiece and connect it to the underside of the basket strainer.
7. When you’re done, assemble the drainpipe and the drain trap. Make sure that you’ll cut the pipe to its recommended length with the use of a plastic pipe cutter.
8. After cutting, glue the drainpipe to the trap with the use of ABS cement.
9. Once done, you have to install a mini-vent valve to ensure that the drain will function efficiently.
10. Now after the installation of the mini-vent valve, proceed by attaching the trap to the pipe’s tailpiece that protrudes under the sink.
11. Cut a brass drainpipe and make sure that it will extend horizontally from the other sink trap (if you have a double kitchen sink) to the T-fitting.
12. Attach the brass drainpipe to both of the traps. If you have a dishwasher, connect its discharge hose to the drainpipe as well. Make sure that the hose clamp is tight. Use a screwdriver to tighten it.
13. Turn the water supply valve on. Run the faucet and check the drain pipe for leaks.