How to Seal a Stainless Steel Sink Drain

1 style that people decide to use to improve their home’s worth when remodeling an existing kitchen or building a kitchen that is new is the use of stainless steel. Including refrigerators, ovens and sinks. An important step in installing a stainless steel sink is currently installing the faucet drain correctly. Done incorrectly, the drain can leak, allowing mold to grow and causing water damage. Sealing the drain is a simple part of the general sink setup procedure.

Roll plumber’s putty in your hands until it forms a tubular form. Make the putty. The strainer is the drain that rests in the bottom of the sink’s component.

Wrap the plumber’s putty around the bottom of the lip to the sink strainer.

Turn the sink and the sink strainer upside down. Insert the sink strainer. Slide washer the gasket and casing onto the end of the sink strainer onto the bottom of the sink.

Apply pipe-joint compound onto the threads of this sink strainer to present a better seal. Twist the locknut. Tighten the locknut with a wrench. While you do so, push on the strainer against the bottom of the sink with your other hand.

Place the gasket onto the tailpiece of this sink strainer. Screw the nut onto the gasket into the tailpiece.

Flip the sink into the upright position. Install the sink. The method can vary based on the countertop material and if the sink is mounted above or below the countertop.

Twist the trap adapter onto the tailpiece of this sink strainer. Cut pieces of PVC pipe to fit between the adapter and the drain trap, and the drain trap and the waste line. The drain trap is the U-shaped region of the drain line. It holds inside that blocks sewer gases water. The waste line is the line that carries waste water into the sewer line of your home.

Dry fit the pieces together to inspect the fit. If necessary, cut PVC pipe to get the correct fit.

Apply PVC primer into the segments of drain trap and then PVC pipe that will develop into contact once the drain is constructed. Permit the primer to dry.

Apply PVC cement into the spots where the primer was applied by you, and then fit the pieces together. Hold the pieces together firmly for 30 seconds as you assemble the drain.

Attach the drain line to the trap adapter along with the waste line. Tighten connections to stop leaks.

Pull out plumber’s putty that seeped up between the bottom of the sink and the sink strainer.

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