The bathroom sink can crack, get dirty or scratched. After that, you might want to install a new sink to enhance the bathroom ambience and create a new and clean look. Replacing a washbasin in a bathroom can take some time, but it is not difficult at all, and as a result, you will get a refreshed bathroom interior.
Step 1. Use a measuring tape to measure the dimensions of the old sink
When installing a new sink, it is advisable to buy one that would ideally match the size of the old one. Write down the length, depth, and width of the sink, as well as the length and width of the tile.
Step 2. Buy a new washbasin
Take your old sink and tile dimensions with you to buy new bathroom fixtures of the right size.
Step 3. Shut off the water supply to the sink
The water supply valve is usually located under the sink. When replacing the washbasin in the bathroom, turn on the tap to check if you have cut off the water.
Step 4. Place a bucket under the siphon
Before installing a new sink, you first need to remove the drain pipe.
- Use an adjustable wrench or wrench to loosen the bolts that secure the siphon to the bottom of the sink.
- Turn the siphon towards the bucket while slowly detaching it from the sink.
Step 5. Use an adjustable wrench to disconnect the cold and hot water supply hoses from the sink
Replacing a sink requires you to spend some time under the sink to detach the various parts.
Step 6. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws that secure the sink to the wall
Step 7. With a spatula, remove the putty or other adhesive that is between the sink and the tile
Step 8. Lift up the old sink
When installing a new sink, it is advisable to do this on a flat surface, so clean the tile, removing any sealant residues from it.
Step 9. Remove the faucet and drain from the old sink if you are going to use them in the new sink
Step 10. Install a new faucet and drain into the new sink
To install a new sink, you first need to attach all the parts. Do not forget to cover the joints of the faucet and drain with sealant. If you bought a new crane, follow the manufacturer's instructions to install it.
Step 11. When installing the sink, apply silicone sealant to the rim of the bottom of the sink
Lower the sink into the hole in the tile. Put the sink back in place and use paper towels to wipe off any excess sealant.
Step 12. Climb under the sink and screw it to the wall
Make sure it is securely fastened.
Step 13. Use an adjustable wrench to connect the water supply hoses, and secure the siphon under the sink with an adjustable wrench
Be careful not to overtighten the valves.
- Turn on the water supply. Leave the bucket under the sink while you check for leaks. Occasionally, water may leak after assembling the sink.
- Unscrew the hot water and then the cold water. If there is a leak, turn off the water and reconnect everything by wrapping the thread of the hose with fluoroplastic tape.