The Proper Installation of Bathroom Sink Drains
Assuming you have the gathered the right tools and worn the correct safety gear, you can start by clearing the area underneath the sink so you have enough working room. Once you have positioned yourself under the sink, you can then see the underside of the drain, which is attached to the trap via a compression cap. Get the cap loose with the right tool so the drain slides up and out.
Once you have removed the drain, loosen the nut underneath the sink which is securing the drain. Take the drain out afterwards.
Before setting up your new drain, take some plumber’s putty, which you should then roll between your palms until it takes on a snake-like form, one long enough to be wrapped around the drain. Press the putty to the new drain flange, particularly its underside, and then place the drain down the sink. Some plumber’s putty may ooze out from the flange. Scrape it with a putty knife right away in order for a tidy work to be achieved. Otherwise, the putty will dry, and dried putty does not look good in the sink.
Next, install the nut and large gasket to secure the drain to the sink via the underside. Tighten it by hand as far as you can go, and then use a wrench or a pair of pliers to snug things up. Just take care not to tighten it too much lest the sink crack.
Ensure that you have properly set the tailpiece of the drain in the trap. Once you have done so, proceed with tightening the compression cap.
Next, place the lever of the popup drain through the rear portion of the tap. The pop-up should then be inserted into the drain afterwards.
From underneath the sink, place the control rod for the pop-up drain into the rear portion of the drain tailpiece. Then tighten the securing nut afterwards. Lastly, set the popup lever to the control rod and test the bathroom sink drain.
You should wear the correct safety gear when working on this project lest you get yourself injured or stained. Inline with this, you should also use your tools correctly and keep your eyes on the task at hand. Lastly, if you find another plumbing problem while you do this task, especially one that you cannot handle yourself,
contact a plumber for assistance right away lest it worsens and does more damage to parts of the home nearest it.