Kitchen Sink Plumbing – How to Unclog Your Clogged Kitchen Sink

Kitchen sink plumbing isn’t an exception to the rule. This is especially true when it comes to installing the kitchen sink plumbing. In this brief article, we’re going to talk about the fundamentals of sink plumbing, including: install your new sink and connect the plumbing to your existing pipes, a.k.a. “kitchen sink overflow”.

Kitchen Sink Plumbing

– Install your Kitchen Sink All that’s left is to connect the actual outlet height of the pipes to the actual outlet. If you’re doing an elaborate installation, you may want to consult an expert or a handyman (although you can probably handle the installation) in order to avoid messing up your work. Make sure your outlet height is correct; measure from the floor to the top of the sink. Then, mark the spot on the floor where you want your new plumbing outlet to be. (You can usually get an accurate estimate just by eyeballing it.) Now, cut along your new marking line exactly; be sure to leave some space.

– Select the Sinks You’ll Be Installing Now you need to select the sinks you’ll be installing. Make sure the size matches up with the marked area on the floor. Now, it’s time to install your new kitchen sink plumbing! As you unroll the pipes, fill the holes with the water. If some parts of the pipes leak, you may have to repair those.

– Install the Garbage Disposal Heater Now it’s time to install the garbage disposal. Hold the trash disposal at the bottom of your toilet seat; use enough water to overflow the hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl. Now, attach the garbage disposal plumbing to the bottom of your old toilet plumbing with a washer hook. There should be a screw and a nut at the bottom of the pipe that goes into the garbage disposal. Use the washer to attach the drain and attach the disposal itself to the pipe at the top of your old garbage disposal.

– Install the Trap and Insulation After the plumbing and the garbage disposal are attached, it’s time to put the insulation in. Lay the trap over the drain/sink and tighten the insulation tightly. Then you can insert the trap and start squeezing the insulating material into the pipe and the bottom of the trap. The idea is to make the trap “squish” the food particles. Seal the trap with a little caulking so that air doesn’t circulate freely in the trap.

Now that your sink trap is properly installed, clean it thoroughly and you have a fresh clean trap you can begin fixing your clogged sink. If you have to use the plunger to unclog the sink, don’t do it too fast or you will risk breaking the seal around the trap. Take your time, as you will need to make several trips back and forth to get the water flowing again. Hopefully you now have a sink that is clear and that doesn’t require constant maintenance.

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