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Install a Sink and Faucet

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Install a Sink and Faucet

There are so many stunning faucets available today that they can make a design statement in and of themselves. Coupled with a shiny new sink, the wet area of your kitchen can be updated with minimal effort and time. Choose your style combination to complement the rest of your décor – modern, country, traditional. It's easy to find just the right look. A few tools and a little care will give you a whole new look with major impact.

11 Steps

  1. Positioning Sink
  2. Layout Template
  3. Drill Pilot Holes
  4. Tape the Countertop
  5. Cut the Sink Hole
  1. Dry Fit Sink
  2. Drill Faucet Holes
  3. Apply Putty
  4. Fasten Sink
  5. Mount Faucet
  6. Attach Braided Lines
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Positioning Sink

Step 1

Positioning Sink

Measure and mark the centre of your cabinet on the countertop surface.

Layout Template

Step 2

Layout Template

Layout the sink template using the centre mark and the manufacturer's offsets.

Drill Pilot Holes

Step 3

Drill Pilot Holes

To accommodate the jigsaw blade, drill pilot holes in the countertop in the four corners of your sink template, just inside the cutout line.

Step 4

Tape the Countertop

To ensure that the jigsaw doesn't damage the countertop, apply masking tape along the outside of the cut line.

Cut the Sink Hole

Step 5

Cut the Sink Hole

Run the jigsaw along the cut line. Support the cutout so it doesn't bind or damage the cabinet.

Dry Fit Sink

Step 6

Dry Fit Sink

Place the sink into position and check for fit. Then mark the holes required for your faucet on the counter, using the existing faucet hole(s) in the sink as a guide.

Drill Faucet Holes

Step 7

Drill Faucet Holes

Remove sink and drill the faucet hole(s). Consult the manufacturer's instructions to determine the proper hole size.

Step 8

Apply Putty

Apply plumbers putty to the sink, as per the manufacturer's specifications.

Fasten Sink

Step 9

Fasten Sink

Using the supplied "hold-downs", fasten the sink from underneath, making sure to follow the manufacturer's specifications.

Mount Faucet

Step 10

Mount Faucet

Place faucet in proper hole(s) and mount underneath using supplied hardware.

Attach Braided Lines

Step 11

Attach Braided Lines

Screw the braided lines to the faucet using an adjustable wrench, then attach them to the shut offs coming out of the wall.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 3 hours

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