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How to Install a Complete Kitchen Sink (page 1 of 3)

These step-by-step instructions show how to complete an entire kitchen sink installation from prepping the old sink for removal to reattaching the garbage disposal and checking for leaks.

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  • Time


  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Prep the Sink

Turn the power to the sink area off at the breaker.

Clean out the area under the sink.

Remove the disposal system, then disconnect the line to the dishwasher.

remove the disposal system

Disconnect the Old Sink

Removing the old sink is the next step in installing a new one.

Shut off the water at the valve stop. Remove the water lines using an adjustable wrench (Image 1).

Use a long screwdriver to loosen the clips under the sink (Image 2). Move them over to free the sink from the countertop.

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