This guide will help you walk through the steps of installing a drop sink in your home so that you can do it yourself with as little hassle as possible. You don’t want to hire someone because of the expense, and you don’t want to make the same mistakes as other do-it-yourselfers have made before you. Check out this step-by-step guide on how to install a drop sink to ensure the best results!
Gather Your Materials
Gather your materials before starting your sink installation. This involves a few things, including a drop sink, silicone caulk, tape measure, and pencil. You’ll also want to have a drywall saw handy for cutting holes in your wall if needed. Of course, you’ll also need a drill for drilling holes for plumbing connections.
Decide Where The Sink Will Be Located And Measure The Location
Before installing a drop sink, you need to know where exactly it will be placed. First, you should measure and mark where it will go on your countertop or work area.
Trace The Sink Onto The Countertop
After deciding where to place your drop sink, use a compass or some other method to trace a circle onto your countertop. This will serve as a stencil for cutting out an opening for your new sink.
Measure Then Drill A Pilot Hole
Once you’ve determined where your drop sink will go, mark a spot for drilling. Measure twice, then drill once. Don’t go too deep with your pilot hole—you don’t want to crack your tile or flooring.
Install The Sink Hardware
The vast majority of drop sinks come with all of their hardware pre-installed. They’re ready to go out of the box, but you’ll still need to install them, which means mounting all of that hardware to your sink and countertop. Be sure that all of your screws are tight and there are no gaps between any parts. If you have any leaks or other problems with your drop sink installation after it’s completed, it’s often because something isn’t screwed down properly.
Check The Sink Fits
It is important to check whether your sink fits in place. Your sink must not be too high or too low for your countertops, otherwise it might end up looking ugly after installing it. Moreover, if your sink does not fit perfectly then there are chances that small leaks may develop over time. So, you must make sure that you choose a drop sink whose size matches with your countertop.
Seal The Joints With The Sealant
Apply a thick layer of sealant over the portion of your counter where you’re installing your drop sink. Make sure that it’s completely covered because there is no way to fix uneven areas when you set it into place later. Let it dry for at least eight hours before proceeding.
Lower Sink Into The Opening
Lower it into position and make sure that it’s level and plumb. Even if it looks perfect, use screws to hold it in place.
Attach Plumbing To Sink
Now attach plumbing pipes to each faucet and make sure that these pipes are long enough to connect your sinks. You may need to play around with it a little bit to get it just right. Tie off any loose ends by using a plumber’s tape or something similar. Next, turn on all of your water supply valves to ensure no leaks.