Installing a Pop-Up Drain

  1. Step 1 Apply Plumber’s Putty to Bottom of Flange

    Apply Plumber’s Putty to Bottom of Flange

    If the sink is not supported with a cabinet, use a 2×4 to support it while you're working. Cover the bottom of the drain flange with a rope of putty and set aside within easy reach.

  2. Step 2 Thread the Locknut Onto the Drain Body

    Thread the Locknut Onto the Drain Body

    Add the friction washer and beveled gasket.

  3. Step 3 Install the Drain Body

    Install the Drain Body

    Push the drain body up through the lavatory hole from underneath. Insert the drain flange into the hole from above, and screw it onto the drain body.

  4. Step 4 Tighten the Locknut

    Tighten the Locknut

    Hold the drain body still while you tighten the locknut, first by hand and then with water-pump pliers.

  5. Step 5 Turn the Drain Body to the Rear

    Turn the Drain Body to the Rear

    This will line it up with the pop-up linkage. Apply silicone caulk at the drain and Teflon tape at the extension piece to seal the drain tube. Inside the sink, remove any excess putty with a plastic putty knife.

  6. Step 6 Install the Drain Plunger

    Install the Drain Plunger

    Slide the plunger into the drain opening.

  7. Step 7 Insert the Ball Into the Opening

    Insert the Ball Into the Opening

    The ball should fit snugly into the opening in the drain tailpiece.

  8. Step 8 Thread the Ball Nut Hand-Tight

    Thread the Ball Nut Hand-Tight

    Slide the ball nut over the arm and screw it onto the threads of the drain tailpiece.

  9. Step 9 Set the Pop-Up Arm

    Set the Pop-Up Arm

    Slide the arm through the nearest hole in the lever strap and fasten it with a clip. Connect the P-trap. Test the pop-up drain. Adjust the arm if necessary.

     

     

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