How to fix the sink?
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Not only the appearance, but also the functionality of your kitchen will depend on how well the installation of kitchen plumbing will be carried out. In some cases, it is impossible to do without the help of a specialist, but if you need to install a single element, for example, a sink, then almost anyone with minimal sanitary skills can cope with this. In this article we will figure out how to install the sink yourself, thereby avoiding unnecessary costs. Consider two types of sinks: invoice and mortise.
Laid on sink
Such a sink is easy to install yourself. Before installing the sink, you should first install a mixer, otherwise this procedure will be inconvenient.
How to fix the sink? It's very simple: a silicone sealant is applied to the top layer of the stand, which prevents the ingress of moisture, protects the wood and securely holds the sink. The screws are carefully attached to the sink (no longer than 16 mm) and connected to the pedestal. Next, connect the mixer and drain pipes.To learn how to properly connect the mixer, you can read in our article How to install a mixer.
But back to our car wash. It is advisable to mount the sink on a cabinet without a back wall so that you can easily bring communications. The main disadvantage of the overhead washing is the gaps between the sink and the pedestal, which can seriously complicate the cleaning of this zone.
The installation method of mortise sinks is such that they are built-in, as they are placed directly on the countertop. Let's look at how to fix this type of sink. Apply silicone sealant to the saw and to the inside of the sink side. We mount the sink in the hole of the bollard and press it well. Do not forget to use the clamps that come with the sink, in order to press it from the bottom. Next, connect the mixer and drain pipes.
The main advantages of mortise sinks are hygienic and easy to use. The disadvantages include a rather complicated installation, if the kitchen is made of natural or artificial stone. In this case, it is worth contacting a specialist, since it is rather difficult to cut an even hole in the stone worktop.
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