Step By Step Instructions For Installing An Undermount Sink

By Scott Rodgers

Undermount sink is becoming very popular choice among people who are upgrading their kitchens. These sinks look modern and give an elegant look to your kitchen. Undermount sinks are typically installed under solid surface counter tops. Installing an undermount sink might seem like a complicated home improvement project.

For installing the sinks you have to make a hole and space in your countertop for setting the sink. Some counterparts already have the cutting and you can simply install your sink in that case.

For making the space, size of sink is required. So decide that which kind (single bowl, double bowl, triple bowl) of sink you are going to install before creating the space. Once you have decided, you can start cutting your countertop according to the size of sink.

Read the template carefully that you get along with your sink. By this you can identify correctly that where the sink should be placed on the countertop. Mark the points with the help of sink from where you need to make the cut for setting the sink. You need to be very careful while marking the points as a mistake can ruin the things.

Cutting hole is little difficult. Drill a 3/8" starting hole in one corner and then use a saber saw to cut the outline. You can also use a keyhole saw or a handsaw for the same purpose. After cutting the hole, flip the counter over and mark to drill holes for the mounting screws on the underside.

While drilling, the countertop surface and sink space gets dirty. So you need to clean it. Plumber's putty is used to make the sink hold tight and long lasting. Mounting screws should be tightly closed and during this process some putty oozes out. Clean this putty afterwards.

For water supply, a water faucet and a drain is required to be installed in the sink. The drain should be properly installed so that no water spread out here and there.

Leave the plumber's putty for 24 hours to dry and stick properly. After that, connect the water supply in the stem of faucet. Just for checking leakage in faucet, turn on the water supply. If leakage is there, again tighten the pressure coupling gently and cross check the connections. After curing the leakage, you can start working in your new kitchen sink. - 29857

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