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Steps for Kitchen Sink Drain Installation

All parts of a sink drain come with manuals for installation guidance but look for a professional stallion plumbing Salt lake city to avoid messing up things if you're not confident in yourself. Here are the steps for installing a sink drain.

You should know the basics that you need for the work for you to have a budget. You need a hacksaw or a PVC tubing cutter or tape measure, a kitchen drain trap kit, a marker, and channel-type pliers.

Determine the height of the drain outlet before you purchase a kitchen sink. Sinks that have deep basins utilize more space underneath the countertop. Match the height of the sink drain by lowering the drain fitting in the wall to fit the sink of the deep-sink drain beneath the countertop. Check the trap arm's height on the sink that you want to replace by measuring from the base of the cabinet. Sloping the trap arm downwards, the branch drain pipe in the wall and the horizontal piece that is between the U-shaped trap bend is not possible if the trap arm height of the old sink is 16 inches. Join the trap arm to the sanitary tee fitting in the branch drain in a downward sloping manner toward the tee about 1/4 per foot for proper drainage.

If the depth of the new sink cannot fit in the drain opening, open the wall and lower the sanitary tee’s position that is joined to the drainpipe in the wall. You have to cut the back of the cabinet and the surface of the wall to lower the drain. Leave the fittings loose for adjustments and test-fit the other parts of the drain before you glue and secure the fittings permanently. The trap will need to be removed and cleaned hence leave enough room instead of allowing the drain height to occupy all the space.
Fit the garbage disposal because it takes up a large space first because it utilizes more space than the strainer then install the strainer. If you do not want to use a garbage disposal, install a basket strainer for it will work as a strainer and garbage disposal. When installing the strainer and the garbage disposal, fix other under-sink components too.
Install the continuous waste pipe and the drain tailpiece. The straight pipe that joins the sink strainer to the tee fitting below the basin of the without the disposer is the drain tailpiece while the continuous waste pipe joins the disposal's drain to the tee fitting. Check out plumbing reviews to have the best choice of plumbing services.

Lastly, install the drain trap which includes the J-shaped trap arm and U-shaped trap bend. The trap arm is connected to the sanitary tee at the wall while the trap bend is fixed at the bottom of the tailpiece tee fitting. Find out if you have fixed all the part properly, use channel-type pliers to tighten the slip nuts severally and run the water to check if there are leaks.

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