Today's plumbing market offers a huge variety of sinks and washbasins, which are divided into two main groups: single and twin.
To make the installation of the sink with your own hands, you will need: silicone sealant and a stationery knife.
In single washbasins, installation is quite complicated, so intervention in the wall structure is required. Such washbasins are attached to brackets or supports made of metal, as well as of ceramics.
Quality materials to do the job
Size scheme of the washbasin.
You will need:
- improvised tool;
- dowels or choppers;
Before you buy a washbasin, do not forget to consult with a consultant and at least visually try on how your chosen toilet article will stand and look.
Do-it-yourself installation of the sink will require some tool. Often, a new washbasin is installed in the place where the old one stood. But before installing a new toilet article, first of all, it is necessary to carefully measure the installation location.
In this situation, it is best to seek help from an assistant. Since improper measurements and fixing the washbasin will not lead to anything good, it will just hang out and may even fall over time.
Installation of washbasins, including the popular "seashells," do it yourself with the instructions.
Attach the washbasin to the selected location and use a marker to mark the installation location of the brackets. Leaning the brackets against the wall, mark the drill hole.
The scheme of the device sink with a pedestal.
Then, using a drill, you need to drill holes in the wall for the brackets. In this case, the drill should be with a special winning coating, and instead of a drill there should be a hammer drill.
Drilled holes should have a diameter slightly smaller than dowels or choppers. Next, dowels or wooden choppers are inserted into the hole.
If the hole from the drill matches the size of the dowel, in this case it is lubricated with special glue. After the dowels are already inserted into their places with their own hands, the brackets must be leaned against the wall, wrapping with screws or bolts.
If the brackets are screwed to the wall, you should make sure that they are securely in place and able to withstand a significant load.
DIY washbasin installation
Installation scheme for a hanging sink.
When all these works are completed, you can proceed to the next process - installing the wash basin with your own hands.
First of all, it is necessary to connect a water drainage system to the washbasin. It should be noted that when assembling the water drainage system, leakage problems often arise. You can fix this problem with your own hands with the help of twine and special sealants.
In this situation, it is best to seek the help of a plumber, but if you prefer to install the washstand yourself, then you should carefully study the two main stages of the work.
Before the sink bowl is installed, a mixer is mounted on it. As soon as the installation of the bowl on the brackets is completed, you can summarize the communication. Lastly, a siphon is installed.
Faucets can be with a mixing chamber located below, under the shelf. When installing this type of faucets, you have to punch additional holes in the sink. This can be done using a thin and sharp chisel. For those people who are faced with such work for the first time, it is worth practicing on old and unnecessary items from the same material.
Thanks to special filtered nets that fit into the outlets of the sink, it is possible to prevent or at least minimize blockages. They are sold at any plumbing store.
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The scheme of the mixer with tee for washing and washbasin.
So, then the do-it-yourself installation of the crane should be carried out correctly. It is more reasonable to place it so that the water flowing from it can get directly into the outlet of the sink. With such a little trick, water spray on the wash basin is reduced.
Do-it-yourself installation of a siphon on metal hinged sinks is very problematic. The main reason lies in the fact that such sinks do not have a large hole for installing a siphon. The designs of such sinks are equipped with only a metal outlet, where you will have to put the siphon with your own hands. To do this, wrap any sealant impregnated with oil paint or resin on a metal protrusion. Then you need to tightly fit the siphon water seal on the outlet of the washbasin. The two connected structures at the junction are lubricated with liquid cement mortar, and then wrapped with a bandage, which should also be impregnated with liquid cement. If all the work is done correctly, the design can last too long.
The installation of the siphon on standard washbasins is carried out using a special adapter connecting the outlet of the washbasin and the siphon water trap.
How to install a siphon?
The main problem when installing the siphon on the wash basin is the flow of water. But if adhesive compounds, special plumbing twine and rubber gaskets are used on the joints, this can be avoided. When working with plumbing, it should be remembered that the gasket is one of the most important elements in the fight against leakage.
If you have a clogged sink, bathtub or washbasin, then fixing this problem yourself will be easy. After all, installing a washbasin is a process that does not require special knowledge from the master.