New Sink With Cabinet

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When you have a new sink fitted it can really transform the work area in your kitchen, and it’s a great project to do in conjunction with replacing the taps aswell. Here, we’ll show you how to install a basic, self-rimming, surface mount stainless steel sink. This project requires some moderate do-it-yourself skills, but it can be completed in an afternoon. If you are not confident call a professional like a West Heath Plumber.
So, for this scenario you are going to replace an existing kitchen sink in flat pack form which has a cabinet, stainless steel bowl with a drainer on each side, two hole mixer tap and all the parts for the U bend trap. Initially, isolate the mains water supply. Use a hacksaw and cut away the old sink from its supply and waste pipes. These are copper for hot and cold and plastic for waste which runs through the wall and away into the drain. Assemble the cabinet in line with the instructions and clamp the bowl and drainers in place. West Heath Plumbers only use skilled tradespeople. Position the new mixer tap in the holes provided and ensure that it is centered and then fit the back nuts, top-hat washers on the two threaded tails and tighten firmly. Fit the flexible integral valve connector to each of the two tap tails-one for hot and other for cold. These are good options for two reasons, they make the process of joining the sink to the water supply pipes easier and allow for servicing of the taps without isolating the whole system. Fit the U bend to the waste outlet with the flexible pipe banjo overflow running upwards to the overflow hole. When complete, move the whole cabinet and the sink unit to its final position and then decide whether or not to extend or replace the existing hot and cold supplies and waste pipework. Fit the waste pipe, and extend the hot and cold supplies if required. Move the cabinet into place against the wall and connect up all the pipework. Clean all around the joints and dry with tissue. Turn the water back on and check for leaks.

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