Bathroom Ideas

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The Plumber’s Business: How to Install Plumbing for a Bathroom Sink


Knowing how to install plumbing for a bathroom sink is quite useful since you have to change your sink pipe regularly in a couple of years. This is because your pipe drain sometimes will suffer from rust or organics that make the water not running smoothly. Pay attention that you do not need too high of a water for a pipe sink. Here are steps to do if you want to install pipe sink by yourself.

What is the first thing to know about installing pipes?

You should pay attention to the location of supply and stub-outs. The drain should in line with the sink and you should put it in the center between supply and stub outs. The wall should be uncovered to let the water run pass it and you have to make sure that the water is not running when you put the pipes together with a hot solder. You should make a put a distance (a ¼ inch slope is preferable) towards the sewer so that nasty stuff will not mix with the water. Make sure that you let the a few cut pipes extend for somewhere between 2 to 3 inches and that the cut pipes are capped.

Then you have to set the stubs-out and the things that may come with it

Before you can install the sink, you also need to install some shutoff valves in order for it to work right. Cut those caps with a pipe cutter or something that you often use for cutting metals and whatnots. After that, you can solder the valves to the pipes. If you use plastic pipes instead of the metal ones, the plastic pipe will allow you to glue on the valves, hence lowering the electricity cost for the lack of soldering. A P-trap adapter can be glued to cover the pipe that should hold one and a half inch of P-trap pipe. This is an alternative method if you do not like or do not want your waste pipe to be glued with the P-trap.

You also need to know how to connect the sink

Installing the sink AFTER you have installed the faucet and the drain will make your life easier because you do not need to do those tiring procedures that are hanging on your shoulders. What we call the tailpiece is that little bit of pipe that pops out from the drain, and it is very important that you keep it level with the train so that you will not face difficulties in the future. The valves and inlets should be connected with the faucet supply hoses. You can tighten up those elements with pliers or anything you like. Make sure that you use the right size of connectors so they will fit perfectly. It is worth to check the settings before you waste your money on a hose that is not perfect. The last thing to do is to connect the stopper, and only after that that you can use your sink as you like.

Steps of installing pipe sink to your faucet is a bit tricky to do because you have to do a perfect sizing and measuring so all of the components can fit perfectly. Make sure that you always check the plumbing by doing a water run test in every step that you have done. This is all of the steps to how to install plumbing for a bathroom sink.

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