HOW TO INSTALL A SINK
Now, let’s get on with it! Here’s how to get your new sink up and running:
1. MEASURE YOUR SINK
Firstly, measure your new sink to make sure it will fit into the space you’ve set aside. You’ve likely already measured this space before ordering, but it’s best to be safe than sorry.
2. ASSEMBLE THE TAPS AND FIX THEM TO THE BASIN
Assemble your bathroom taps according to the instructions, then attach them to your basin. Use your small spanner to ensure all pipes and parts are firmly fitted.
3. INSTALL THE WASTE
Place the waste into position (the basin hole), and remember to place the rubber and nylon washers into the bottom of the waste to avoid leaks and wear and tear between the waste and the basin. Use your adjustable wrench to make sure the waste is in tight.
4. PLACE YOUR AGAINST THE BASIN
Place your basin and pedestal up against the wall, using your spirit level to ensure it’s even. Make a mark of the pedestal position with your pencil and through the holes used to fix it to the wall, so you know where to drill your holes. Now, move the basin and pedestal away from the wall..
5. DRILL PILOT HOLES INTO THE WALL
As illustrated above, use your electric drill to make pilot holes in the wall for the rawl plugs and fixing screws you’ll need to secure your basin against the wall. Once your holes are complete, fit the plugs, then insert the screws as they will go using your screwdriver.
6. CONNECT THE WASTE AND TAPS
Next, attach the hot and cold water lines to the pipes of your tap (or taps), and link up the basin waste to the waste pipe. This method can change according to the type of taps and sink you’ve purchased, so check the instructions to be sure of the method.
7. ATTACH THE BASIN AND PEDESTAL
Place the pedestal in position underneath where your basin will be installed, then place the basin back on top of it. Make sure it’s level (using your spirit level) and aligned with the securing bolts, then attach to the wall using the nuts (by hand). Use your spirit level once again, then tighten the nuts with your adjustable wrench.
8. SEAL IT UP
After the basin and pedestal are secure, apply the silicon sealant around the top of the basin (all the way around) and at the foot of your pedestal. Wipe any excess away with a damp cloth before it dries to ensure a clean, tidy finish.
9. TURN THE MAINS BACKS ON
You’re almost there. Turn the water back on at the mains, then try your taps. Ensure there are no leaks and the hot and cold water are working as they should. If any leaking occurs, turn the water off again, then tighten the bolts and pipes with your adjustable wrench until the leaking stops.
Well done, your sink is installed!