How to change a Kitchen Sink

Kitchen sinks come in all shapes and sizes
How to change a Kitchen Sink

Kitchen sinks come in all shapes and sizes and swapping out your old sink for a lovely new one might not be a such a tricky procedure

Of course this depends on a number of variables such as whether the dimensions of your new sink match the old sink. If your new sink is larger you’ll need to make sure that your kitchen worktop is recut to size so that the new sink will fit nicely.

The construction material of your new sink can also impact on the amount of work involved. A ceramic sink and much heavier than a stainless steel sink so you’ll probably need a pair of additional helping hands when it comes to installing a new ceramic sink in your kitchen.

Kitchen Sink

The position of your hot and cold feed will also affect the difficulty of the installation. You’ll likely need some specialist tools such as a tube spanner to reach the nuts and remove them. Under most kitchen sinks you’ll find a web of pipes and valves to navigate and the majority of the time the nuts that you need to get to are obscured by the sink basin making them tricky to reach.

On older sink installations it’s very likely that your feeds are copper pipes that connect directly to your kitchen tap. We recommend that if you are installing a new sink to replace these rigid pipes with flexible taps fittings to make any tap replacements in the future much easier to do. This might involve cutting the existing rigid copper piping so that the new flexible pipes can be fitted.

As you can see already, fitting a new kitchen sink can quickly turn from being a relatively simple procedure procedure, that most DIY enthusiasts can tackle without much issue, into a plumbing job that requires specialist skills and tools. This is where it could be a better option to call one of our experienced plumbers to carry out the task.