Kitchen Sink Installation

Drain Installation:

TOOLS AND MATERIALS:

  • Basin Wrench
  • Damp Cloth
  • Silicone Sealant*

  STEP 1  

  Disassemble the sink drain assembly and lay the parts aside, in the same order in which they were removed.   

  STEP 2  

  Apply a bead of 100% neutral cure silicone sealant to the underside of the strainer body.    

  STEP 3  

  Insert the strainer body into the kitchen sink. Firmly press the flange into the drain hole to create a proper seal. Wipe away any excess sealant around the drain using a damp cloth.     

  STEP 4  

  From underneath your sink, slide on the rubber washer, followed by the friction washer, followed by the strainer cup. Hold in place, pressed against the sink.    

  STEP 5  

  Thread the lock nut onto the strainer body. Hand-tighten until secure, then finish tightening with a basin wrench.

Important: If installing your drain into a fireclay sink, or a sink with porcelain enamel, do not overtighten, as it can crack or break your sink.    

  STEP 6  

  Secure the strainer body to your P-trap using the plastic washer and compression nut.

 

Drop In Sink Installation:

TOOLS AND MATERIALS:

  • Damp Cloth
  • Level
  • Silicone Sealant*

  STEP 1  

  Lower the sink into the sink cutout on the counter to confirm that the sink will fit properly. Lower the sink into the sink cutout on the counter to confirm that the sink will fit properly. The perimeter of the sink rim should connect with the counter while the sink bowl should fit completely inside the counter.

Tip: For easier installation, install the drain and faucet before attaching the sink to the counter.     

  STEP 2  

  Remove the sink and run a bead of silicone sealant around the sink cutout to seal the rim against moisture and leaks.    

  STEP 3  

  Carefully lower the sink back into the cutout and press the sink firmly into the sealant. Make sure that the sink is level and properly aligned.    

  STEP 4  

  With the sink in place, tighten the mounting clips (if included) on the underside of the sink.   

  STEP 5  

  Wipe away any excess sealant around the rim of the sink with a damp cloth. Allow the silicone to dry for 24 hours.

 

Farmhouse Sink Installation:

Before you begin your installation, read the entire installation instructions. Be sure to observe all local plumbing and building codes.

Use assistance when lifting the sink to avoid personal injury. We recommend consulting a professional if you are unfamiliar with installing kitchen fixtures and plumbing.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Framing Square
  • Tape Measure
  • Wood Braces
  • Hacksaw
  • Drill 
  • Support Frames
  • Pencil 
  • Level 
  • Silicone Sealant*

 

INSTALLATION OPTIONS

We recommend undermount sink installation. Flush-mount and built-up installation are not ideal for farmhouse sink installation.

Before installing your farmhouse sink, make sure there is adequate room for the faucet and backsplash installations.

 PREPARE THE CABINET  

Farmhouse sinks may require custom cabinetry. We recommend consulting an experienced cabinet maker for assistance. Providing the cabinet maker with the actual sink that will be installed will ensure a custom fit.

Allow clearance for the water supply lines, drains, and garbage disposal underneath the sink.

Build a support frame or install support bars from front to back, along the inner sides of the cabinet. The frame must support the weight of the sink and all attachments.

 

The support frame should be positioned so that when installed, the sink is in line and level with the top of the cabinet.   

  PREPARE COUNTERTOP  

  Because each sink will vary dimensionally, no template is provided. Center the sink on the countertop and trace the outline with a pencil to use as a guide for the cutout. Remember to allow clearance for any faucets and/or backsplashes. Cut the countertop accordingly.   

FINAL PLACEMENT

  STEP 1  

Test fit the sink in the opening that was created in the previous steps. The entire weight of the sink should be supported by the support frame. Verify that the sink is in line and level with the top of the cabinet. Use wood shims, if needed, to level the sink.  

  STEP 2  

 Set the sink in place and fill in any gaps below the sink front and between the sink and countertop with silicone sealant. Hold the sink in place to secure. Place the countertop onto the sink and remove any excess sealant from all surfaces.   

  STEP 3  

Allow the silicone to dry for 24 hours. Install your drain, faucet, and other accessories according to the installation instructions.  

*General Purpose Silicone Sealant for stone, marble or granite sinks or Neutral Cure Silicone Sealant for copper sinks.

 

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