In this video, Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how to replace a kitchen sink and faucet from start to finish.
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Host Kevin O’Connor joins Heating and Plumbing Expert Richard Trethewey in the workshop to learn how to replace a kitchen sink and faucet from start to finish. A relatively inexpensive way to upgrade the look and function of a kitchen is to simply replace the kitchen sink.
Richard goes through the step-by-step process of installing a new sink. Starting with disconnecting the plumbing and drain connections, he then removes the old basin. Afterward, Richard installs the new sink and faucet, demonstrating how it can be a homeowner-friendly job.
Time: 1 to 3 hours
Cost: $200 to $600, not including garbage disposal
Skill Level: Moderate
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As long as you find a sink with the same dimensions as your original basin, with the right tools, you can complete this project on your own.
Steps for Replacing a Kitchen Sink:
1. Disconnect the plumbing and drain connections
2. Disconnect the sink from the countertop
3. Prep new sink
4. Install new faucet
5. Install new sink
6. Reconnect plumbing and drain connections by repeating the process backward from before.
Where to find it?
Richard replaced the kitchen sink with a T1823 Topmount Stainless Steel 3/4" Radius Sink [https://amzn.to/2R5A767], which is manufactured by MR Direct [https://www.mrdirectint.com/]. The replacement faucet was a Kleo Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Kitchen Faucet [https://amzn.to/3nyJx6u], which is manufactured by Moen [https://www.moen.com/] and found at most home centers.
The other tools and materials Richard used to replace the kitchen sink and faucet, including the wrenches and plumber’s putty, can be found at home centers.
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