How to Remove Our Kitchen Sink

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Over time, sinks become damaged and need to be replaced. The surface of the sink could become worn, causing stains that are difficult to remove. Remodeling a kitchen could involve replacing the kitchen sink. Removing the sink might seem intimidating, but the job can be done quickly and the results will be rewarding when the new sink is set into place. Visit a home improvement store for choices of styles, materials, and colors to complement any kitchen decor.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Adjustable pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Putty knife

Remove a Kitchen Sink

  • Shut off the water valves under the sink. Turn on each faucet to ensure the water is off before proceeding.

  • Place a bucket beneath the pipes to catch water that is left in the water lines.

  • Use an adjustable wrench to loosen the nuts on the water lines. Hold each line with your hand and drain the water into the bucket.

  • Loosen the nut on the drainpipe. Use your fingers if possible or use adjustable pliers that will accommodate the size of the nut.

  • Loosen the nut on the other side of the P-trap. Remove the P-trap and dump the water into the bucket.

  • Pull the plug from the receptacle that powers the garbage disposal.

  • Loosen the large plastic nut that connects the garbage disposal pipe to the drain pipe. This allows the disposal to be removed as a separate fixture.

  • Insert a screwdriver into the retaining ring and turn a quarter turn. This will release the disposal.

  • Use a putty knife to break the seal of putty along the sink edge.

  • Remove the metal clips that attach the sink to the countertop. These clips are located under the countertop.

  • Push the sink basin up from under the sink. Use the help of a second person to lift the sink out.

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