Tips – Fitting a Sink or Basin

It is typically far simpler to saw off the old supply and waste pipes as well as the screws holding the fitting in place rather than attempt to remove them if you are replacing an old sink or basin with a new one. Old, corroded fittings are difficult, if not impossible, to remove. Both now and when the new basin is placed later, cut the pipes where they are simple to access. The taps can typically be removed rather easily if you want to use them again once the old fitting has been taken from the wall.

Make sure the new ceramic wash basin manufacturer fits properly before beginning any plumbing work. Prepare the mountings, such as installing wall brackets, situating pedestals and drilling mounting holes, and positioning sink units and making any necessary pipe-related holes in them.

Most of the time, plumbing pipes can be moved to place them exactly where needed. However, waste pipes are less flexible since their position and slope are usually rather fixed. So be sure the new sink or basin can be installed in the right location that you have proposed. For sinks, basins, and bathtubs, you can purchase “kits” of waste fittings. Lengths of flexible waste pipe and hand-bendable copper pipe are also frequently helpful.

Fix the waste outlet first, then complete as much plumbing work as you can before installing the new unit. The overflow is typically built into ceramic washbasins, thus a slotted waste outlet is required. Use plumbing mastic to bed it in and seal it to the surface of the basin. Place the waste outlet so that its slot matches the overflow basin’s slot, and secure it in place with the provided washers and blackout. Avoid overtightening to prevent basin cracking. Eliminate any extra mastic.

Sinks made of stainless steel have an overflow hole, however the overflow pipe is included with the waste outlet. Usually enough plastic washers are provided with the sink waste outlets to seal the outlet and the overflow input to the sink surface.

Next, install the taps. It is frequently a good idea to install “tails” initially in order to make the task of connecting the taps to the supply pipes easier. Short sections of bendable copper tubing are used as tails, which are attached to the laps via tap connectors. Even once the sink or basin is in place, it is simple to connect the tails to the supply pipes because they can be bent.

A typical workaround for ceramic wash basin manufacturer is to cross the supply pipes over beneath the pedestal because they remain largely undetectable and don’t have too many sharp bends.

Before affixing the water and waste pipes, fit the device into position and ensure that it is secure. Plumbing mastic can be used to bed a pedestal basin into its pedestal; some pedestal basins have a unique fitting that holds the pedestal and basin together. As per usual, check to see if any pipes or connections are under any strain; if so, refit or rebind the pipes as appropriate.