How To Install A Three Compartment Sink Quickly And Easily

Beginner Info, Kitchen, Sink

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Let’s face it, installing a three-compartment sink can be a tedious and time-consuming affair in case, you’re NOT well-versed with the prerequisites of it.

Needless to say, installing a three-compartment stainless steel sink comes with a series of benefits including providing the necessary requirements for handwashing, serving dishes, and cleaning utensils.

Each compartment can be utilized efficiently for different jobs.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned professional, installation of a 3 compartment stainless steel sink will not consume much of your time if you’ll follow the steps that we would be discussing in a while.

However, if you’ve got a busy schedule and scarcity of time, then my advice would be to contact your local plumber to do the needful for you.

So, without any further ado, let’s begin…

Measure the Installation Area

It goes without saying that the area wherein you want to install a three-compartment sink must have enough space to accommodate it.

Measure the length, breadth, and height of the space and jot it down on a piece of paper so that you can recall the dimensions easily when needed.

However, in the case of a newly constructed kitchen, the probability is very high that the sink area would’ve already been designated on the plan of the kitchen floor.

On the other hand, if the renovation is going on then you can allocate ample space for the installation of your 3 compartment kitchen sink just by knowing its dimensions.

Get Rid of the Previous Installation

Yes, you heard it, RIGHT…

You need to completely get rid of the previous installation in order to prevent any last-hour misadventure.

I hope you understand what I mean.

First and foremost, you need to drain all the water from your age-old sink.

Then, you need to turn off the water supply valves.

You can take the help of a small bucket to get rid of the water present in the drain pipes if any.

Once done with the aforementioned steps, the next thing that you need to do is to take out all the old pipes associated with your sink.

Similarly, the old sink needs to be removed along with all other components associated with it.

Make sure that you’ve cleaned the area thoroughly before putting the new basin into the designated place.

Fitting Pipes Properly

To be honest, there isn’t anything new about the number of pipes that are attached to a sink irrespective of its type.

Usually, you’ll find three pipes attached to a 3 compartment stainless steel sink that forms a T-section and goes through the wall outlet.

So, what you’ve to do is to measure the pieces and then cut them with the help of a hacksaw to the required dimensions.

In the next step, you need to fit both hot and cold pipes to the sink but before that make sure all the drain pipes are connected properly.

Tighten Connectors

Once the tubes are properly installed, the next thing you need to do is to tighten the connectors.

At the same time, you also need to ensure that the connectors aren’t over tightened else it may land you in a trouble.

It’s always good to be safe than sorry, isn’t it?

Check for Leakage

Carefully examine all the connectors as well as grease traps for leakages.

In case, you found any leakage around the connector then tighten it properly.

For checking leakage in all the pipes, you’ll have to let the water run through these pipes.

In case, you found leakage in any of the pipes, then isolate the area and do the needful.

Clean and Add Attachment

Last but not least, clean the sink thoroughly using warm soapy water.

I wouldn’t advise you to use bleach.

Once you’re done with rinsing the basin, the next thing that you need to do is to proceed with extra attachments including stainless steel shelving, additional drainboards, or a pre-rinse spray hose.

That’s all, you’re good to go.

I’m attaching a self-explanatory video for your perusal.

Wrapping Up

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