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How to Replace a Kitchen Sink

May 22, 2017 Contributor

Replace a Kitchen SinkReplacing a kitchen sink isn’t a job for just anyone. You need to not only have the right tools, you also need to have the skill required to get the job done right the first time. If you make even a seemingly minor mistake, that could ruin the whole project. If you’re not 100 percent certain you can take on this type of project correctly, call a professional. But if you choose to go ahead with the replacement, here are some things you’ll need to keep in mind.

Measure Your New Kitchen Sink

You might assume that your new kitchen sink will fit in the same space as the old one, but you need to measure and then double-check those measurements to make sure. If the new sink has a deeper basin, that will be fine unless it hangs down too low. If that’s the case, then you’ll also need to lower the tee connection in the drain line or the new unit won’t drain correctly.

You’ll also need to make sure to measure the cutout and compare that to the new sink. If the new one is too small, you’ll have unsightly gaps between it and your countertop.

Look for Water Stains

If you see any signs of a water leak, that could have a major impact on the ability of the new kitchen sink to fit. A severe link, for example, could result in swelling in the countertop that could make it impossible for the new sink to sit flat. The particleboard could be either weakened or in the process of collapsing. This could mean your new sink will collapse as well.

The best course of action when replacing a kitchen sink will be to get in touch with Reichelt Plumbing and leave the job to a pro. We will make sure the job is done right the first time. Call (219) 227-6868 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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