Ever wonder how to hook up a kitchen sink drain? In this article we will provide you with the steps necessary to complete this DIY project.
If you plan on also replacing the sink strainer body then you will need to take out the old one and clean the top, bottom and sides of the sink deck around the opening with mineral spirits. Once completed you can attache the drain tailpiece to the strainer body by hand tighting the tread. You can also apply some teflon tape prior to the thread to ensure a tight seal.
Next you want to take some plumbers putty and apply that to around the opening of the drain and then place the assembled strainer into the opening.
You then want to get under the sink and attach the trap arm to the drain stub out which is found on the wall. To do this you would you use a slip nut and beveled compression washer. Keep in mind that once on the wall the outlet for the trap arm should point down.
The next step would be to attache a waste-t fitting to the tailpiece. When attaching you want to make sure that the opening in the side of the Waste-T fitting is positioned to accept the out led drain lie from the other sink bowl. If you attached the Waste-T fitting and it ends up to be higher than the top of the trap arm you will need to remove the fitting, trim the drain tailpiece and reattach.
Now you want to joint the outlet drain pipe to the tailpiece for the other sink bowl. After it is attached you want to go ahead and attache other end to the opening in the Waste-T.
Lastly you want to attach the P-Trap. To do so you connect the long leg of the trap to the bottom of the Waste-T and then attach the shorter leg to the opening in the trap arm.
Once all of these steps are completed you want to go ahead and test all of the joint from the install and make sure they are tight. You can then turn on the water and test the entire system. Of course if you have any questions or concerns feel free to get in touch with us. Alternitavly if you would like us to assist with a similar project you can schedule an appointment today.