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The following guide will demonstrate to you how to replace your kitchen sink in 6 simple steps. The guide includes images and visual representations to aid in understanding each step. If you have water leakage in the sink or you just want to replace it, this guide will help. Make sure you consult your landlord before attempting the replacement to avoid legal issues. Before using this guide, make sure you have a similar sink setup, some sinks are engineered differently and would require a different process. Sinks can rust over time and end up leaking which is why it is important to replace your sink. Another reason to replace your sink would be dirt or bacteria, some houses/apartments date back decades. Imagine all the dirt and bacteria that is piled up. Installing a new sink will give you the ease of mind and let you rest knowing your sink is clean and ready to go! Be cautious when attempting the replacement, breaking/damaging the countertop, pipes can lead to bigger more complex issues. Consult with someone if you have any uncertainties regarding the replacement process.

  1. How to Replace a Kitchen Sink, Kitchen Sink: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 1
    • Clear out the area for easy access. Place a disposable mat under the sink to make cleaning easier.

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    • Turn off the water supply prior to starting the repair process.

    • After turning off the water supply, turn on the water faucet for 30 seconds to relieve water pressure from the pipes.

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    • Use an adjustable wrench to take apart the sink pipes.

    • There could be 3-5 pipes depending on the sink and other devices connected. As a rule of thumb, take apart every pipe that is connected but, make sure you know which pipe belongs where.

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    • Remove the screw or clamp holding the sink to the countertop.

    • Screw shape varies depending on the sink so use the appropriate screwdriver.

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    • Silicone caulk is used to hold the sink to the countertop and prevent water leakage or to prevent the sink from shifting. Remove the caulk by gently scrubbing the caulk off the edges using a utility knife.

    • After removing the caulk adhesive, you should be able to gently lift up the sink and remove it from its place.

    • Action is not demonstrated in the image.

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    • After making sure the new sink fits, apply the silicone caulk between the sink and the countertop then gently place the sink back in place while applying a bit of pressure to activate the adhesive.

    • Let the caulk adhesive dry for 12 hours before using the sink again.

    • Time varies depending on silicone caulk.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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