How to install a sink

You must first choose the sink you want. If you are replacing an old one it must be of the same size, so that it does not have to be rectified on the counter top. If the counter is new you will have easier, because you can adapt the hole to the sink that is more to your liking. The right thing to do is to mount the drain valve, fastening clips, sealant and the faucet with its hoses in the sink before installing it on the hob. Work will be safer and easier.  If you don’t want to DIY then you can always call your local plumbers or whatever company operates out of your city.

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1. Turn on the valve and faucet
Step 1. Prepare the sink valve, depending on the type of drain you have, usually related to the diameter of the sink. Dismantle each part with a screwdriver.

Step 2. Place the valve itself under the sink and, through the breast part, the gasket and the valve mouth. With a hand screwdriver, tighten the valve so that it is firmly fixed and centered inside the drain hole.

Step 3. Now place the overflow, according to the model chosen and adapted to the type of sink. One part goes into the drain valve and the other, with a sealing gasket, into the grate where the water will overflow if the drain is filled.

Step 4. Do not forget to screw the overflow tightly around the inside of the breast with a screwdriver.

Step 5. Now place the corresponding staples into the metal profile prepared for it at the bottom of the sink. Places recommended by the manufacturer, depending on the size of the sink. Usually the staples come under pressure.

Step 6. Next you must put the tape or putty that can be included with the sink or buy it independently. Alternatively a silicone cord can be applied.

Step 7. Now prepare the faucet. Insert the two hoses into their corresponding holes, one for the hot water outlet and one for the cold water outlet.

Step 8. You must also insert one or two rods or threaded tightening rods, depending on the model of the tap.

Step 9. Now insert the rubber gasket and its associated tightening plate into the stem or stem of the faucet.

Step 10. Hand-tighten the screw or tightening screws that will end up holding the faucet tightly to the sink surface.

There you have it!  If you followed these correctly then you’re a pro at plumbing!

Garbage Disposal Problems

garbage disposalWell, before you start solving any problem, I want you to promise me that you will obey the cardinal rule of “Repairing a Garbage Disposer”. That is, you will never put your hand in the hopper (down the drain at disposal)

That said, let’s take a look at the repair of this vital piece of kitchen equipment.

The crusher does not turn on (no noise)
If the crusher does not turn on and is not humming, then there is an electrical problem.

This may seem obvious, but make sure the garbage disposal is plugged in.
If connected, press the Reset button on the bottom of the unit. If it has been reset, the button will jump.

If that does not work, check if the circuit breaker has been tripped and turned off at the electrical service panel.

If the switch has not tripped and the reset button is not popped out, then it is a faulty switch or a defective trash crusher. First, locate the switch that powers the disposal unit. It should be located on the wall but maybe under the sink.

Turn off the switch on the service panel that feeds the shredder.
Replace switch.

Turn it back on at the service panel and check if the crusher is working.
If the crusher does not work and makes no noise, the trash crusher is beyond repair and needs to be replaced.

If you simply buy the best garbage disposal for the money then a lot of these problems can be avoided!