Master the assembly of your sink like a pro
Difficulty: Easy | Costs: from 15 euros | Workload: 10 minutes per stone
Assembling a sink can be a challenge, but with the right guidance and practice, it can become a doable task.
In this article, we provide detailed information and tips on how to successfully install a sink.
Tools and materials needed
First of all, it is important to collect all the tools and materials you will need.
- A faucet
- A sink
- Two flexible hoses for cold and hot water
- A waste set
- An adjustable wrench
- A spirit level
- A tile drill and a tile drill bit
1. Assembling the faucet
Before you mount the sink to the wall, you should mount the faucet to the sink.
To do this, first insert the seal into the tap and then screw it into the hole provided in the sink. You can use the adjustable wrench to tighten the faucet.
Our tip: In some cases, the drill hole for the fitting is not yet available. Here you will find a guide to drilling a faucet hole .
2. Installation of the drain fitting
The drain fitting consists of several parts that must be assembled in a specific order.
First, the upper part of the drain fitting (the so-called "strainer valve insert") is inserted into the hole in the sink and secured from below with a large nut.
3. Attaching the sink to the wall
Use the spirit level to make sure the sink is level.
Mark the position of the mounting holes with a pen.
Then you drill the holes and attach the sink to the wall with suitable dowels and screws.
Our tip: For hard tiles, the use of a diamond drill bit for the drill or the angle grinder is mandatory!
4. Connection of the water pipes
Now connect the two hoses from the tap to the water pipes in the wall.
Make sure that the cold water hose is connected to the cold water pipe and the hot water hose is connected to the hot water pipe.
Use the adjustable wrench to tighten the connections.
5. Review and Completion
Finally, you should double check all connections and make sure there are no leaks.
Open the taps and let the water run to see if everything is working properly.
Assembling a sink is a rewarding task that can be mastered with a little patience and the right tools.
With this step-by-step guide, you'll have everything you need to successfully assemble your sink and create a functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom.
7. Important notes on sink assembly
It is important to keep a few points in mind when installing a sink.
Above all, the safe and stable attachment to the wall is crucial, since the washbasin has to carry a lot of weight when it is used.
Therefore, always make sure that the dowels and screws used are designed for the weight of the washbasin.
8. Conclusion on sink assembly
Assembling a sink can be a challenge, but with the right guidance and practice, anyone can do the job.
It is a rewarding task that not only requires manual skills but also brings a sense of satisfaction and pride when the finished sink is put to use.
With these detailed instructions you are well prepared to assemble your own sink and another step towards your dream bathroom is done.
Good luck with your project!