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Video:Assemble a New Sink

with JJ Burkart

A new sink can revive the decor of an older bathroom or kitchen. Watch this step-by-step guide to assembling a new sink.See Transcript

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Transcript:Assemble a New Sink

Hi, I'm JJ Burkart for about.com. I'm going to show you how to assemble a kitchen sink to prepare it for installation.

You can buy faucet sets that should include all of the necessary hardware.

Mount the Escutcheon Plate

Begin by mounting the Escutcheon plate. This is the plate that houses the faucet and spout stems.

Make sure that the spout stem goes into the center hole on your sink. The fourth hole on this sink will be for a sprayer.

Attach the Sprayer Plate

Place the deck washers on top of the mounting nuts, and screw the nuts onto the faucet stems.

Slide the gasket over the sprayer plate and place it in the hole. Attach the plate with the locking nut provided in your kit.

Place the spout in the stem and screw on the plate.

Insert the Faucets

If your faucets have handles, you will need to insert them now. The handles in this kit are attached by screwing then into the threads in the handle hubs.

Apply some thread sealant to the threads of the spray hose attachment. Attach the hose.

Mold a Putty Ring Around the Sink Drain

Take some plumbers putty and form a ring shape. Mold this ring around the drain. Place the drain in the hole.

Place the gasket and washer on the bottom of the drain and screw on the large nut. Use a tool to hold the drain in place while you snug the nut with a pliers.

Remove the Excess Putty

Carefully remove the excess putty from the top side of the drain using a very small regular screwdriver. Be careful not to scratch the surface of your sink. Your sink is now assembled and ready for installation.

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