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Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Installation

Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Installation: Your Very Own Guide

Even the slightest of changes can vamp up the appearance of the decor. It is no different for the kitchen. A change as simple as installing a stainless steel sink can give your kitchen a completely new look. You can use this information as a DIY sink installation guide.
Saurabha Palekar
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Kitchen sinks come in various materials, colors, designs, shapes, and sizes. Based on your needs, budget, and style requirements, you may choose one made out of steel, ceramic, porcelain, cast iron, or copper. If you opt for steel, you may choose from a variety of stainless steel, enamel coated steel, or polished steel sinks. 
New Kitchen Sink
Stainless steel is the most popular choice, because of its durability and low-maintenance. Not to mention its installation is also fairly and comparatively easy. With these instructions, you can even do it yourself.
Primary Instructions
● Check, whether there are any restrictions or rules that restrict plumbing work in your building or your area.
● Always install the faucet or tap before installing the sink (only in case of a new installation).
Worker installing kitchen sink
● Unpack the installation kits and other accessories and check for damages. Return it to the manufacturer if you find any defects.
● If you are replacing an old sink, brought an appropriate replacement, with the same shape, size, and same hole outputs as the previous one.
How to Install It
● Use the template, that comes with the sink, for drawing outlines and cutting the holes. You can use fretsaw for cutting the outlines.
● Take 2x4 wood stud and cut them into parts of size 4 to 6 inches approximately. Screw them below the countertop, so that it does not fall after removing the supports.
● Cut the sink from all the sides, and take off the support. Take aside the cutout section of the countertop.
● Use bead of silicone for sealing the sink lip. Apply it to the edges, which will make them waterproof.
● Adjust the sink and the countertop carefully.
● Position the sink at the opening of the countertop, in such a way that the countertop will touch the solution used for sealing.
● Use the mounting clips that come with the installation kit to pull down the sink. They should be installed beneath the countertop, with the help of a screwdriver.
● Remove the dust and excessive sealer from the sink and it is ready to use.
Man checking sink
After installation, check if it is working properly and ensure that there are no chances of a water leakage. You also need to install a plumbing kit.
If your kitchen looks dull, you do not have to go for kitchen remodeling to change its look. Installing a stainless steel kitchen sink accomplishes the purpose. Make sure you clean the sink on a regular basis, which is very important.