(Closed) How hard to replace a kitchen sink?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did all my own faucets and it was a lot harder than I thought but I did it. My sink had a sprayer originally so I can’t speak to how hard it is to add one. As for the counter tops, I did a concrete one in my bathroom that was pretty inexpensive but I found a company that hadn’t done them before and had just learned the procedure so they were dying to try it out.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Replacing faucets is fairly easy as long as you are content to replace what you have. If there is no hole in the sink for a sprayer, you won’t be having a sprayer.

Sinks usually have one hole for the type of faucet where the hamdles and the faucet are attached, 3 holes where the faucet and handles are separate, or may have an extra hole for the sprayer.

Unless you want to replace the sink, you need to buy something that is the same setup as what you currently have. Instructions come with the new faucet- follow them and you will be able to do it no problem.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We replaced almost all the faucets in our house and the main thing to look at are the tools required to do the job. Try to find a faucet set that says “easy installation” and doesn’t require special tools (like a basin wrench).

And we put in a kitchen faucet with the spray head and LOVE it!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can also get a faucet that has a pull out sprayer like this one

If you are going to do the countertop, that has to be replaced first and the sink has to be removed in order for that to be done.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

OK, so I’ve done this twice in 2 different apartments. The first time I decided to do it myself. I got in way over my head and didn’t have the proper tools for the job, and it would have cost more to buy the tools than to hire a plumber. In the end I confessed what I’d been up to to my landlord, who was NOT pleased, but he fixed my giant mess and charged me $$$ for damages. Not good.

The second time, I wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice!!! I got a recommendation for a local plumber and paid him $200 to do it, plus the cost of the faucet that we bought (about $60). It took him about half an hour and it came out great. It was SUCH a huge improvement and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Go for the professional!!!

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