Trust me, you don’t need a plumber to replace a bathroom sink drain! You can save yourself the extra money by following through this guide on the project.
Things you will need
- Plumbing pliers
- Sink drain assembly
- Plumbers Teflon tape
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Plumber’s putty
- Reach at the back of the sink’s drain and unscrew the cap. This lies adjacent the ball and rod. Remove it from the drain.
- Remove the stopper from the drain.
- Under the sink, you will find the P-trap. Loosen the nuts of this p-trap that are near the wall on the drain.
- Now you have to pull down the p-trap and release it from the drain. Remove the gunk into the basin.
- With the help of the pliers, loosen the nut of the drain and remove it.
- Pull off the rubber gasket from the lower part of the drain.
- Now you will have to reach at the top of the sink and lift the drain’s flange.
- Get your new drain ready by applying Teflon tape to the threaded section of the drain assembly. Apply the tape around the tailpiece, the pop-up ball and rod seat, and the p-trap.
- Remove the stopper and the flange collar of the new drain.
- Slide over the slip nut and the washer on to the drain tailpipe.
- Then, insert the flange collar to the sinks top.
- Tighten the nut that is under the sink. The gasket will begin to spread and you will feel the drain assembly snugly fitting into the sink.
- Now slide the p-trap on the tailpiece of the drain.
- Fit the p-traps back into the waste pipe that is going into the wall. Tighten the slip nuts with your hand.
- Run the water to check for any leaks. Fill the sink full to see if the water doesn’t not leak from underneath.