DIY Project: How To Remove and Install a Kitchen Sink

DIY Project: How To Remove and Install a Kitchen Sink

Andie Powers
Mar 21, 2014
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Earlier this week, I showed you my newly renovated sink and backsplash area in my kitchen. If you're interested in learning how to remove and install your own sink, follow these steps to complete the process yourself!

What You Need

Materials

  • A new kitchen sink that fits both width, length and depth of the existing space
  • Plumber's putty
  • Your brand new sink!

If you require wooden shim spacers to hold heavy sink:

  • Drill and bits
  • Screws
  • Wooden pieces of the correct size

Tools

  • Crescent wrench
  • Screwdrivers
  • A scraper of some kind for caulk and putty

Instructions

Remove the old sink:

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1. Turn off the water valves under the sink and disconnect lines from the wall valves.

(Image credit: Andie Powers)
(Image credit: Andie Powers)

2. Unplug the garbage disposal and disconnect the drain lines at the U-shaped trap.