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Has your kitchen sink drain pipe seen better days? We wouldn’t be surprised because it’s one of the hardest working parts of your home. On the other hand, perhaps that old style or design just needs a modern update, or you’re finding that you need a bigger or smaller one – or it’s just worn, damaged, stained and rusted. No matter why you’re interested in plumbing in a kitchen sink, you need to get it done correctly – so let’s get started!

How to install a kitchen sink

But first things first: are you a QBCC-licensed plumber? If not, you are quite limited in the plumbing work you’re allowed to do for yourself at home, even if you have the skills, tools and confidence. Installing a sink normally falls under the regulated ‘notifiable work’ category, so if you’re not sure if plumbing a sink for yourself will get you in hot water, check with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission to be sure.

If you’re proceeding, here’s how it’s done:

1. Remove the old sink

You can’t do your new kitchen plumbing without ripping out the old one. Start the job by turning off the mains water and then opening the taps to drain every last drop out. You’ll then need to disconnect all the tubes and pipes, unscrew the sink clips, and use your muscles to loosen and pull the sink from the counter.

2. Clean & choose

Before installing a kitchen sink, ensure the location of the old one has been completely cleared and cleaned. We assume you’ve also selected your new sink, ensuring it will fit in the space or has enough room. If you need to do some cutting, make sure your measurements are taken precisely – especially the distance from the sink wall to the drain lines centre.

3. Centre & seal

Centre your new sink in the space, and then you’ll need to seal it in place for the long haul. Once you’ve implemented the seal, give it the required time to dry and cure so you don’t just create long-term leaky problems with your new sink for years to come.

4. Connect

If you are worried about your lack of a plumbing license, it’s the pipe connections that a real plumber should be doing – not just because they have the right credentials. This is the step that requires all that training, skill and experience, including various parts, tools, pipes and connectors for the supply & drainage plumbing. Your plumber will also design the plumbing layout with minimal bends to avoid blocked sink drains, and proper testing will also need to be done to check the drainage efficiency and for potential leaks.

  • PRO TIP: Pipes should be fitted simultaneously from both ends for the most precise fit and seal.

5. Finish up

With your kitchen sink installation almost done, finish off the job so that your new sink works with the surrounding countertops, cabinets, drawers and other features. And for that to look as good as it could, a little more professional help may also be wise.

We’ll get your kitchen sink plumbing done

Gold Coast Plumbing Experts know all about plumbing in a kitchen sink – because it’s something we do all over the region just about every single day! Our Gold Coast plumbers have the licensing, insurance and highly specialised tools and equipment to get the job done quickly and with our famous lifetime workmanship guarantee. Learning how to install a kitchen sink for a great price and full confidence is as easy as giving our friendly team of professional sink installation specialists a call, so reach out to Gold Coast Plumbing Experts today.