So, you need a few tools to get this done, okay? Full of helpful tips to homeowners who wanted to maintain and keep their plumbing system working for a long run. As you follow these step-by-step instructions, keep that in mind. As you can see, it won't fall out. This time just leave the Dawn and hot water in the disposal. With a few basic tools and a long afternoon you can easily replace your kitchen drain pipes. I'll demonstrate that in a moment. Loosen the coupling nut that connects the strainer to the drain pipe.
You've probably seen this in your own sink. There's not enough of a seal. This should help to loosen them. You won't have to worry about an extra trap, extra pipes or a tee if you only have one sink. If you can't turn it by hand, use adjustable pliers.
Replacing your sink is a step-by-step process. Inspect the configurations of the pipes, taking measurements with a tape measure if necessary, so you can buy the right components and cut the pipes to the right sizes. Step 1: Remove Existing Piping and Drain Before you start cutting and removing pipe you will want to place a bucket under your sink drain. So, when water goes down from the sink, it goes out into the drain and out into the sewer. Attach a shut-off valve to a length of copper tubing. The reason I have two pair is so that in case I need to hold back, I can turn like so and gain torque that way.
This nut is going to compress it down to the threads on the inlet of the trap and again, create a watertight seal. After I wash the dishes, I turn on the faucet and I run the garbage disposal unit before draining the sink of the water. Now reinstall the garbage disposer to the sink. Turn off the water to the sink cabinet and remove the cabinet doors for easier access. But now, you've got a watertight seal here. A basic kit will include two screw pieces that attach to the underside of the sink, an S shaped section made up of one to three pieces, and the gasket and screw tightener that attaches to the drain pipe.
This bell housing is pressed against the underside of the sink by a nut located at the bottom of the strainer just above the nut that connects to the drain pipe below. Slide the slip nut and washer from the p-trap onto the drain tailpipe. Run cold water for 20 seconds or so after you turn off the disposal. Turn it counterclockwise until it comes off the threads and slides down off the strainer. Again, what stops this from sliding straight out is the flange.
It fits on like so. You can save yourself a lot of money by doing this yourself. Turn the locknut counterclockwise with the wrench until it spins freely, then turn it by hand until it unthreads and falls off the sink strainer. This is what's going to attach underneath the sink to the threads remaining on that basket strainer. For example, the new sink may have a different depth than the old one, so some alteration of the branch drain pipe fitting entering the wall may be necessary.
Tighten the nut on the underside until the gasket begins to spread and the drain assembly is snug in the sink. Be sure to wrap each screw connection with plumbers tape before attaching the drain pieces to the bottom of the sink. But that little U-shaped piece of pipe, the trap, keeps a little bit of water there to keep everything on this side of it, the street side we call it, out there. If the height is more than 16 inches, you may find that a new sink will not allow for the necessary downward slope for the trap arm, the horizontal piece between the U-shaped trap bend and the branch drain pipe in the wall. This method is extremely effective for hard to remove odors. How To Keep Your Garbage Disposal From Smelling Using any of the above methods every couple of weeks will keep your drain from developing a nasty residue that can lead to small clogs.
Remove them from the drain. To keep odors away, make cleaning stinky drains part of your. These do not need to be overly tight; the plastic threads can be damaged if you use too much force. Or maybe in the past you hired a plumber. It does give a pleasant smell to the sink and, thanks to the citric acid it helps remove greasy buildup. And that's how you fix a kitchen sink drain.
This item here is called a basket strainer. It is designed solely for this brass nut. You can see real cheap ones at the supply houses and stuff. Place the cardboard friction ring on the rubber washer. So, the only caveat there, you might have to hire a plumber, because we need to get in there with a saw and cut it out and it can be a nightmare. The rubber gasket is what makes a watertight seal.