Diy Kitchen Sink Plumbing
DIY kitchen sink plumbing is restricted to - you guessed it - kitchen sinks! A DIY kitchen sink plumbing project is likely to be part of either a maintenance, repair or home improvement project. But it may also relate to additional fittings or appliances, for example a waste disposal unit or a water filtration system, both of which may be installed under the sink. What will your first DIY kitchen sink plumbing project involve? If you don't like the sink that was originally installed in your kitchen, you first project may be to remove the old sink and fit a new one. So first let's talk about kitchen sinks in general.
There are many different types of sinks, some with two adjacent bowls and some with only one. Some sinks are round and others are rectangular in shape. Some have a flat surface moulded as part of the sink, to form a draining board, while others don't. Some rely instead on an adjacent surface that might be the top of a cupboard or even simply a freestanding table.
Probably the most popular material used to make kitchen sinks today is stainless steel, but other materials are also available, including both ceramic and acrylic kitchen sinks. It really depends on your needs and likes. For example, some people like big, white ceramic sinks that look like those used in Victorian days. But today handmade pottery sinks have become increasingly popular.
Most of our kitchen sinks are installed with either a cold and a hot water tap, or with a mixer unit where the water is quite literally mixed in the unit, allowing you to pour warm water from a single spout. Some smaller preparation sinks are installed with only cold water, for washing and preparing vegetables and other foodstuffs.
When it comes to installing a kitchen sink, you will need to connect the water supply and install a trap - usually a P-trap - and a waste pipe that ends over a gully.
Here are some useful hints to ensure that your DIY Kitchen Sink Plumbing Installation project is successful:
• Always use the correct sealing material to fit you sink mixer and the waste outlet to the sink.
• Make sure that you know exactly where the sink and its pipework are going to be fitted and mark this position before you start work.
• Chase channels for the pipework, or fit the pipework in dry walling, before you finish the wall surface, otherwise you'll be able to see where the pipes have been fitted.
If this is a new hobby for you, good luck with your first project involving DIY kitchen sink plumbing.